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Mission St AT 4th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-620-1942
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“escargot” (28 reviews)
“rabbit” (8 reviews)
“mushroom caps” (4 reviews)
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French, European, Gluten Free Options
Mission St AT 4th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Everything was prepared perfectly. We really enjoyed our meal there. Small restaurant and quiet. Waiter was very helpful and knew the menu.

Thank gfarrin294
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This French restaurant is one of my key motivations to visit the 17-mile/Carmel area. I am always proud to take my friends and family here for a cozy dinner. Food and service are top-notch. My favorite dishes: 1) House cured mixed olives, 2) escargots with...More

Thank Rachel Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit to L'Escargot, but certainly not the last. Smallish, intimate and perfect in every detail. Elegant and refined yet not pretentious in the least. You can tell that it is owned and operated by a Chef. The food was absolutely wonderful. Our Server,...More

Thank Leslie A
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This restaurant is very "old school" classic. The food and service are impeccable. Daily specials are unique and outstanding. Wines are great as well... Have not been here in a while, and really glad to return.

Thank rthau
Reviewed 9 September 2017

My wife and I have timeshares at Highlands Inn, and are in Carmel about 4+ weeks each year L'escargot for a special birthday dinner. It equals our favorite French restaurants in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles - as well as our favorite US tourist...More

Thank DLSGolfer
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great French cuisine.A bit pricey but never disappointing. Reservations recommended but we have gotten lucky.

Thank somerh
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Excellent food in a nice atmosphere. Good wine list. In the midst of the busy shopping & dining district in Carmel.

Thank EATON1
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This was a far more than pleasant surprise! We had heard that l'Escargot was good, but it turned out to be memorable. Guided by the exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful Shaun, we found our way from a sensational fois gras to a delicious rabbit in pasta...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 26 July 2017

perhaps an off night. we rarely complain about an entree. but, our chicken was very much overcooked.when we complained about it to our waiter, he simply apologized.we had hoped that he would offer us a different entree or a new chicken entree properly done.

Thank ConchasGirl
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I made a meal of three wonderful appetizers include mushrooms stuffed with escargot and sweet breads, which are a rare treat for me. The setting and interior are very quaint. Its a little bit hard to find, but very convenient to most of Carmel.

Thank travlinman1946
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Response from John Wm S | Reviewed this property |
This question should be addressed to the restaurant, not the reviewer.
24 May 2016|
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Response from MikeandGinny2014 | Reviewed this property |
Haven't seen any dogs in or outside L'Escargot and know of no patio with tables or seating. Call the restaurant, I could be wrong. If you can find a sitter for your pup, the food and ambiance are definitely worth an intimate... More
24 August 2015|
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Response from roscoeSanCarlos | Reviewed this property |
I always feel safe when visiting Carmel. The area where the restaurant is located is about two blocks up from the Main Street (Ocean Ave). People and cars are around...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mission St AT 4th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-620-1942
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L'Escargot is a French restaurant in Carmel, California with a warm, romantic dining room area and with plenty of space between tables.
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