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“Lovely Renovation!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Anton & Michel

Anton & Michel
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Ranked #23 of 153 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Mission Street between Ocean & 7th.
carmel, california
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Lovely Renovation!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Just attended a hospitality Open House at the newly renovated Anton & Michel. They did a wonderful job of updating the appearance and opening up the space. The bar is much more open, with a beautiful Carmel Stone wall and fireplace. As you enter the restaurant, your eyes are drawn straight back to the lovely courtyard and fountain, available for outside dining and pet friendly. Their menu has been updated, however their service is still elegant and refined.

Two extras during the Open House were the wines being offered. First tried the Mira blended white, combination of Savignon Blanc and Chardonnay; crisp, elegent, nice finish. Then, on the recommendation of a friend, I tried the Pinot Noir; absolutely heavenly! I'm not a huge red wine drinker, but I would have that anytime! Tom Kaucic, Director of Operations, was friendly, knowledgeable and fun to talk with. You may have heard of this winery, they're aging their wines in the ocean off Charleston, S.C. a very interesting concept.
The other wine being offered was from New Zealand, Oyster Bay. I tried their Pinot as well, and although not nearly as complex and smooth as the Mira, it would make a wonderful everyday wine. Jason Denney, their No. Cal sales rep, was fun, upbeat and a great mirror for the wines.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Loomis, California
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127 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaurant, very good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Probably one of the most beautiful restaurants. Just had a renovation that was worth every penny. Sit by the courtyard, it's gorgeous. We had the filet and the fricassee. Both were done well, however it was a meal I could get anywhere.

Visited March 2013
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Olympia, WA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Disappointed by old favorite”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

It has been a lovely setting for decades -- a special occasion kind of place-- , but this time we came on their last night before a major remodel. Perhaps the impending closure (indeed, the next morning workers had started to tear the place apart) caused the kitchen and service to be "off", which at their prices should not be the case. We rather liked their traditional classic look -- I suppose we'll try the new edition next time we visit Carmel.

Visited January 2013
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California
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Elegant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We love it here. The waiters are very good. Food is always excellent. It's just really a special restaurant. There is a beautiful courtyard view.

Visited March 2013
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Oakland, California
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104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We had a wonderful lunch here - mushroom soup was to die for, along with the citrus and seafood salad. Very special

Visited March 2013
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