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Aubergine

  • Monte Verde at 7th Ave., Carmel-by-the-Sea, 93921, USA
  • $$$$ · Contemporary, Californian

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Aubergine

  • Monte Verde at 7th Ave., Carmel-by-the-Sea, 93921, USA
  • $$$$ · Contemporary, Californian

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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!

This high-end restaurant boasts the same appealing mix of laidback luxury as its home within L’Auberge Carmel. Helmed by Chef Justin Cogley, the kitchen eschews elaborate technique for a classic approach to fine dining. The meal may open with three small bites—perhaps an oyster topped with mussel ice; a cabbage tartlet; and creamy bluefin tuna in a tiny nori shell. Braised abalone is served with a fava bean purée made with Marcona almonds and finished tableside with a vibrant bright green herb sauce. Dry-aged rack of lamb is as tender as it is visually pleasing, and seared ribeye with kombu jus earns solid marks. For a bit of sweet, a round of chocolate crémeux with pieces of hoshigaki accompanied by oat milk gelato over puffed buckwheat is a success. 

Facilities & Services

  • Air conditioning
  • American Express credit card
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • Mastercard credit card
  • Particularly interesting wine list
  • Terrace
  • Visa credit card
  • Wheelchair access

Information

+1 831-624-8578

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