About Anton & Michel Restaurant

Mission St & 7th Ave
Carmel, CA 93921-4917
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Since 1980, Anton & Michel has consistently maintained an award-winning reputation for true excellence in the art of fine dining. A complete interior remodel in 2013 features handset stonework throughout and an expanded lounge. The floor to ceiling windows offer breathtaking views of the Court of the Fountains. Zagat Survey calls it “Carmel’s long-standing paean to graciousness in dining out". Along with updated and contemporary changes to the menus, ultimate table side service and spectacular flambé desserts remain. As quoted in the Wine Spectator, Anton & Michel is “probably the best dining experience in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea”.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
European, Californian, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Mission Street between Ocean & 7th.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(831) 624-2406

Website:
http://www.carmelsbest.com/antonmichel

Executive Chef:
Mark Simpson

Private Party Facilities:
Anton & Michel can accommodate parties of 10 to 100. The semi private Fireplace Rooms seats up to 26 guests and the Fountain Room seats up to 50 guests. The whole restaurant can seat 100 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Bert Simpson: 8316242406x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wine

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Anton & Michel Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.5

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4.4

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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ANNIVERSARY DINNER ON A SUNDAY EVE

Dined on April 25, 2016

Wine was delish, food was ok not spectular. Service was prompt, warm and friendly. Ambiance inside and bar is wonderful, perfect place for after dinner cocktails or romantic dinner.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
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ambience4
service3
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Well below expectations

Dined on April 24, 2016

The fish was dry - almost beef jerky dry. The New York steak was okay. Call me a monkey's uncle if the steak was considered USDA Prime. Cooked to order but very bland. Based on the quality of the food, we were offended by the menu prices. Never again.

Tags: romantic, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

What a delicious dinner we had at Anton ...

Dined on April 20, 2016

What a delicious dinner we had at Anton & Michel. We began with "at your table" Caesar salad! Outstanding! My main course was a delicious and perfectly cooked filet & my husband totally enjoyed his paella! We ended our delicious meal with "made at your table" cherries jubilee! Another outstanding dish & fun to watch being made! We are SOOO coming back on our next visit to Carmel!

food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Our favorite dinner on our trip to Carmel.

Dined on April 15, 2016

We spent 3 days in Carmel and this was by far the best restaurant of the 3 nights. The dining room is lovely overlooking an outdoor pool and flowers. The staff was attentive and very friendly. We had reservations for 7 PM but came early and they accommodated us graciously. The wine list was extensive. The restaurant is expensive but was basically the same as other restaurants in town and way nicer and better. I would definitely eat there again if we were in Carmel.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
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Lunch Saturday Fantastic flavors Pretty ...

vip
Dined on April 9, 2016

Lunch Saturday Fantastic flavors Pretty view of fountain courtyard First impression was very pleasing Cordial pleasant host greeted as soon as one enters Waiter really didn't identify himself as such and service suffered somewhat although as mentioned above all dishes were executed beautifully Wine service was mediocre - had to refill my glass more than twice Beautiful space ,great food , but I trust dinner service is much more accommodating considering this restaurants history

food5
ambience4
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Beautifully prepared fresh food! A must ...

Dined on April 9, 2016

Beautifully prepared fresh food! A must when in Carmel

food2
ambience2
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Was very disappointed in the food depart ...

Dined on April 6, 2016

Was very disappointed in the food department tonight, with most dishes being poorly executed and subpar quality.

food2
ambience4
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Nothing special

Dined on April 2, 2016

Nothing special

food5
ambience5
service5

Always the best food and service!

Dined on April 1, 2016

Always the best food and service!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A Carmel Gem

vip
Dined on March 30, 2016

Anton & Michel is our favorite restaurant in Carmel. The food is always exceptional, the service outstanding and it is a nice quiet place to have a romantic dinner and enjoy the food and wine. It is always our first stop in Carmel!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food4
ambience5
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Absolutely beautiful restaurant with nic ...

Dined on March 29, 2016

Absolutely beautiful restaurant with nice view of a beautiful courtyard. Rissiott appetizer was excellent and Salmon was fresh and cooked perfect. Bit pricey restaurant but good for a special occasion.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Easter Brunch

Dined on March 27, 2016

Always assured of quality from your warm welcome to delicious dessert.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great brunch for Easter

Dined on March 27, 2016

Great brunch for Easter at a reasonable price. Included a Mimosa or champagne and great dessert. Lots of entree choices including sandabs added at the last minute. Service was spot on but not intrusive. Will definitely go back.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4

Wonderful food and service. A real Carm ...

vip
Dined on March 27, 2016

Wonderful food and service. A real Carmel institution. Very pretty patio area for those with dogs. Excellent service.

food5
ambience4
service5

Nice location near center of Carmel. Ver ...

Dined on March 22, 2016

Nice location near center of Carmel. Very good food and excellent service!

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Renee was wonderful! He took great care of us

Dined on March 19, 2016

Food and service was perfect! We had a party of 8 and everything ran smoothly

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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ambience5
service5
value4

Great Carmel restaurant with great boomer bar

Dined on March 15, 2016

Great restaurant and bar. The bar area has romantic 2 seat small rounds/squares with appropriate lighting, fireplace, couches and nice ~10 seat bar w/ great menu. Main space serves great food and service as you expect from higher-end Carmel restaurant. Better than average wine list. I highly recommend dinner the with good friends, married couples and business associates. Not a hip place or a place to be "seen".

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

A special place in Carmel!

vip
Dined on March 2, 2016

We go to Anton & Michel every year during the AT&T golf tournament. This year we missed the tournament and came down a couple of weeks later. It was wonderful, the city was less crowded, no parking problems and Anton & Michel wasn't crowded either. We had a lovely table right along the window overlooking the fountain. We started with cocktails and relaxed and enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant. We split a Caesar salad which was good and I had the special which was filet of sole. The fish was good and it came with vegetables and mashed potatoes. My husband had the rack of lamb which he usually loves but this time it was a little over-cooked but still good. The service was good and all of the staff was very friendly. The host was very attentive and came by to check on us more than once. This is a lovely restaurant that is meant to be enjoyed and we look forward to going every year.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Delicious Gem in Carmel

Dined on February 27, 2016

I can't say enough about this restaurant. Very romantic and charming ambiance. Everything that we ordered was outstanding. The staff was helpful in recommending local wines and entrees. Our view while dining overlooking the courtyard gardens made the evening.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Beautiful restaurant and amazing service

Dined on February 14, 2016

My fiancé and I came here to eat for lunch on Valentine's Day and I could not have picked a better place to come eat! Beautiful restaurant clean and neat, great service , and delicious food! We were one happy couple when we left and definitely coming back Thank you Anton & Michel

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Well treated!

Dined on February 14, 2016

My wife and I had a nice Valentines dinner there. I had the braised short ribs and they were tasty and tender, excellent. My wife had the pork chop and although flavorful, the meat was over marinated and caused the meat to be too salty.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
food2
ambience2
service4
value2

Somewhat disappointing

Dined on February 14, 2016

Went for dinner for 25th Anniversary: 1. Requested in my opentable reservation to make my wife feel special for our 25th - Nothing 2. Table was on top of the table next to us - Terrible 3. Filet was was way over cooked and tough - Disappointing 4. Coffee was served cold - Amazing 5. Service was good - At last, something right Find another restaurant, there are many fine ones in Carmel.

food5
ambience5
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Every dish was sublime including both en ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

Every dish was sublime including both entrees (rack of lamb and swordfish special ) and dessert. Overall the best meal we have had in Carmel bar none.

food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Lovely special occasion restaurant

Dined on February 14, 2016

My husband and I had very lovely evening at this fine dining restaurant. It was very stylish, the service is amazing and the food was great. They did over cook my husband's steak other than that very lovely restaurant for a romantic, special occasion dinner or lunch.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

Flaming Desserts were the best. Everybod ...

Dined on February 7, 2016

Flaming Desserts were the best. Everybody was having them. For the main dish, my duck was cooked to perfection. Some may say it was a little fatty. But I liked it. My girlfriend had the lamb. It was very tasty. No view of the ocean, but there is a nice fountain in the back that you can see from the large windows at the back of the restaurant. Overall a very satisfying experience.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wonderful

vip
Dined on January 28, 2016

The food is wonderful, and the service is outstanding. We recommend the Caesar salad-lamb-flambee combination dinner. Where else in the world can you find someone to actually make a Caesar salad from scratch? The lamb and dessert are cooked to order, and very, very good. The restaurant is quiet and elegant. Put this one on your list the next time you visit Carmel

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

The staff was exceptional

vip
Dined on January 27, 2016

The staff was exceptional

food2
ambience2
service5
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Not as it used to be

vip
Dined on January 22, 2016

Salad dressing was undestinguished. Filet arrived too well done because it rested on a bed of hot spinach, I.e. soggy. The offer to "replate" the meat would not have addressed the problem. Our second in a row mediocre meal at what used to be a fine restaurant

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Lovely Carmel Restaurant

vip
Dined on January 20, 2016

We keep coming back to this lovely restaurant for both the food and incredible service. It has wonderful view of the quaint courtyard and great menu as well.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Perfect Carmel dinner

vip
Dined on January 19, 2016

We came early for our reservation and were seated immediately in their beautiful dining room overlooking their lighted courtyard. My barramundi was superb; so was my husband's lamb. Bread, desserts and salad were great. Interesting how modern the restaurant looked, but how old-world the atmosphere and service were. Best dining experience we have had recently.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic
food5
ambience5
service4

Great food and atmosphere. French onion ...

vip
Dined on January 17, 2016

Great food and atmosphere. French onion soup is the best I have ever had.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always Great!

vip
Dined on January 17, 2016

Another visit to Anton & Michel, and another great evening. The table side service is always a treat, and everything else about this restaurant is on the mark! Excellent menu choices, friendly knowledgeable staff and a great wine list.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

wonderful experience

Dined on January 15, 2016

We arrived early and while they did not have to seat us early they did. They ensured that our dining needs were met. It was a wonderful night.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
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Wonderful old line French restaurant

vip
Dined on January 13, 2016

Have always meant to try this place on our many trips to Carmel, but somehow missed it. Glad to try it this time. Just a gorgeous, romantic setting, excellent service and great food. I hope they never change! The abalone appetizer was perfect and the Cherries Jubilee prepared at table side was a great capper to the evening. Nice to see a restaurant doing such a great job - reminds me of a 2 star in Paris …

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Dissappointed. Indignant answers to requests

Dined on January 10, 2016

I was disappointed this year. No gluten free options. They even seemed offended when I asked. Seemed very stuffy and rude. When asked for wifi password, the response was "he doesn't give us the password". Sounds like some bad blood with owner and staff. But sure I'll go back. Filet was good but...

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch
food1
ambience3
service1
value1

Anton & Michel

vip
Dined on January 3, 2016

My experience at Anton & Michel was so bad that I felt inclined to share it with the restaurant manager on my way out the door which is something I never do. The manager took notes with regard to my issues but didn’t offer to rectify the situation. I ordered duck and my date ordered pork. Both were over cooked which I guess is to be expected as our wait person didn’t ask how we’d like our meals prepared. We also ordered Tuna Tartare as and starter to be followed by Caesar Salads. Both the starter and the salads were brought to the table at the same time. Before our entrées were served our wait person brought over dessert menus and asked if we’d like to order dessert not realizing that we hadn’t even eaten our entrées yet! The entire night was simply off which was a bit of a surprise because I’ve previously had good experiences at Anton & Michel. However, after this experience, I won’t be back. There are so many other great dining options in Carmel.

food5
ambience5
service5
value3

The food was delicious w/ a beautiful presentation

Dined on December 29, 2015

This is a beautiful restaurant. The rack of lamb, artichoke and cherries jubilee are a must try. Great service and perfectly paced courses.

Tags: fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

This place was more than I expected. The ...

vip
Dined on December 26, 2015

This place was more than I expected. The food was amazing and the service top notch! Very romantic courtyard view

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

AMAZING CHRISTMAS DINNER

Dined on December 25, 2015

It was our first Christmas dinner at a restaurant.......and it didn't disappoint. We were treated like family, the service was outstanding. The food was perfect. There really isn't anything negative to say other than I wish it were closer to home so we could go every week.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Everything about the evening was magic.

Dined on December 25, 2015

We have eaten at Anton Michel's a number of times. The experience has always been good to great. This time, however, the service was magic. We were very pleased.

Tags: special occasion

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