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Mission St AT 4th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-620-1942
17:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Cornelius, North Carolina
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111 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were all set for a great meal in a small French restaurant, the night before thanksgiving-- what a disappointment! As we walked in, the man who took us to the table- could have been the host or a waiter, who knows-- we say hello , he says"oh, I have been talking since 5:30 and haven't had any water" The... More 

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Vacaville, California
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled into this place and fell in love with the food. Seriously French and excellent. A bit pricey but worth every penny. No draft beer only a small selection of bottled beer. Cocktails are great. Not so great if you have kids but super romantic for a couple. We will be making this place a top priority for dinner... More 

Thank Jack T
Boulder, Colorado
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful, romantic dinner at L'escargot. Excellent wine list, amazing food and wonderful service. I loved the French onion soup and duck two ways. We will be back!

Thank Michele33657
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The cuisine was superb. The restaurant replicated a tiny French rustic restaurant. Pretty good wine list. They don't seem to mind if you bring your own bottle. The service was also attentive and lovely. The price may br higher than one would find in France but having the experience close to home is worth the price. The only downside is... More 

Thank ponderosapine
San Rafael, California, United States
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My wife and I were in Carmel for our anniversary and had the opportunity to dine at L'Escargot. What an experience of a romantic French evening. From the martinis to the escargot to the rack of lamb to the tawny port for dessert. Our waiter treated us as if we were his only client. The food was fabulous in the... More 

Thank Bill M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We were suppose to be in Charleston this week, but Hurricane Matthew had different plans, so we flew to San Francisco to drive the Pacific Coast Highway to LA instead. We spent our first evening in Carmel, and had a fabulous dinner at L'escargot. By chance we were there on a Wednesday night ... their 1/2 price bottle of wine... More 

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San Jose, California
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I have never seen this restaurant advertised but after discovering it 3 years ago we have been back several time. Every meal we, or our friends, have had there has been great. This trip I had the rack of Lamb and my wife had the pork and a friend the duck. All were seasoned perfectly and very tasty. Lots of... More 

Thank SJBilly
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Most disappointing. Delightful waiter!! Escargot were "healthy " no discernible butter or garlic-lots of parsley. Duck portion was great-poor presentation. Almost no poured over duck. Chunks of meat, not sliced. Sister had diver scallops with lemon asparagus risotto which was good. Pretty price for each.

Thank KimWinn
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87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Feel like a local and eat at L'escargot. off the main path and tucked back, you will enjoy the delight of adventure and the decadence of their french inspired cuisine. Great staff, great wines, great food. Back room is a bit more intimate and quiet. Front room is where the action is at. A true fine dining experience.

Thank anelu8
Ivins, Utah
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Charming French restaurant. Excellent service. Prix fixe dinners are a very good deal. We have been two times and both times were delicious. Scallops the best we have had in a long time. Wednesdays -50% off all wines.

Thank Jill S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?