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Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel

Monte Verde & 7th Ave., Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-8578
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“tasting menu” (37 reviews)
“kobe beef” (9 reviews)
“abalone” (13 reviews)
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Monte Verde & 7th Ave., Carmel, CA 93921
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I decided to splurge and took my wife here for an anniversary dinner. Yes, it is very spendy but it is so worth the money for a special occasion. You'll be here for 2.5 to 3 hours as they bring out your dishes in perfectly...More

Thank mikegrattan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An amazing experience in Carmel. The menu and the service are executed to the highest standards. Anyone used to the best restaurant in France will feel at home here.

Thank Julien B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Husband's words. I will preface this review in the fact that I might not be giving Aubergine a fair shake. My wife and I had traveled to Northern California from Texas to celebrate our 19th anniversary and the day before our experience at Aubergine we...More

Thank jnmtravelTexas
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The food and presentation are superb. And there is a great wine list with something for everyone. The service is excellent. If you go there multiple times, Aubergine remembers your preferences. Aubergine has a prix fixe eight course tasting menu which changes daily. The staff...More

Thank 611rickz
Reviewed 6 July 2017

visited Aubergine with my wife and 10-year old daughter. Surprise with the simplicity of ingredients and concentration of flavor - specially -but not limited to- sea flavors! Asked for a very tasting wine pairing focused on californian wines: I really enjoyed learning a bit more...More

Thank Fabio P
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Aubergine offers a pre-fixe, eight course menu with no choices for any of the courses other than substituting wagyu steak for the lamb at a rather pricey (I believe) $32/oz, 4 oz. minimum. We were strongly encouraged to do the wine pairings but preferred a...More

Thank AbingdonHoo
Reviewed 27 April 2017

My wife and I dined on Monday in Justin Cogley's quaint gem. The food, service and attention to detail is exactly what you would expect at a top restaurant. We splurged and substituted the Wagyu beef and it was a great decision. We also shared...More

Thank Drseigle
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Breakfast full of fun comfort food and fresh fruits and flavors. Dinner is an 11 course extravaganza.. Waiter and Chef and staff very friendly. Daughter was sick was chef prepared soup and rice for room service. Went in for wagyu beef upgrade ..worth it,, not...More

Thank Soiam50
Reviewed 14 April 2017

A small, classy restaurant in an inn with tasting menu only ($150 without drinks. Some expensive “supplements” such was wagu beef. Two kinds of wine pairing offered). Each of about 8-10 courses came in very small portions, but some were outstanding, such as the caviar...More

Thank Hlbonvivant
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Grand Chef, Justin Cogley and Pastry Chef Yulanda Santos call this place home. The tasting menu they offered up to us was perhaps one of the finest dinners we've ever had anywhere and we've eaten dinner on multiple continents. A restaurant for "special occasions or...More

Thank Robert E
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Gil M
27 July 2016|
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Response from SweetHatttrick | Reviewed this property |
Gil, call the restaurant directly or email the hotel concierge. Enjoy this beautiful hotel & restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Monte Verde & 7th Ave., Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-8578
Executive Chef Justin Cogley's and Executive Pastry Chef Ron Mendoza's cooking philosophy is built first and foremost on spontaneity. With access to an array of outstanding local products as well as ingredients and artisan purveyors from around the world, Cogley and Mendoza focus on incorporating these elements into their ever-changing menus.
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