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Mission St AT 4th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-620-1942
17:00 - 00:00
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Modesto, California
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286 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We re-visited this French restaurant after many years of absence. It is a small quiet restaurant with enough distance between tables. The service is unhurried as I think most tables have only one seating. The food is very good; the prices reasonable. Will gladly visit this restaurant again.

Thank MGN777
Oakland, California
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Though this place is a little off the beaten path and looks more like a bistro they provide first rate french food, a real gem. We loved every bite. Service was excellent.

Thank lbb_traveller
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The restaurant has two rooms. It is important to be seated in the main room, which has a warmer feel, better decorations, and is the hub of the restaurant. The second room, where we were seated, is a bit sparsely decorated and lacks a little ambiance. We were pleasantly greeted by the owner and quickly shown to our table. The... More 

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San Rafael, California, United States
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91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

A restaurant we keep coming back to on each trip to Carmel. Want a romantic evening with great food, beverage, and service, Le Escargot fills the bill. We love it. We have had the privilege of having Jeremy be our server and wine expert on each occasion. We will be back on the next trip

Thank Bill M
Carmel, California
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

L'Escargot is is a lovely French restaurant, situated away from the bustle of downtown a few blocks away. As opposed to Casanova, which touts itself as the "most romantic restaurant in Carmel", L'Escargot actually is. Quiet, tables set a decent distance from each other, and excellent discrete service. The food is very good and there's an excellent selection of wines.... More 

Thank JonSCalifornia
Minneapolis Mn
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349 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We started our evening in France with a Kir, a Kir Royale, a French 75, and a gimlet (To see if they could do an American classic. They can.) One of our friends told us that if she was ever going to be executed, she wanted her last meal to be the French Fries they serve here. Yes, they are... More 

Thank JandJ67
Alpharetta, Georgia
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We went to L'escargot with friends and had a delicious meal and great wine. The pate and fish entree were over the top! The staff was very professional and extremely knowledgeable. Our waiter was particularly patient with our group.

Thank ott2014
Dublin, ca
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Recommended by our lodging host - Carmel Garden Inn - who made a reservation for us. The wine list was well rounded - we selected an excellent cabernet from the Napa Valley. We focused on the specials of the day, of which there were several. The foie gras appetizer on toast was excellent, with fig confit. We both had the... More 

Thank Donna V
Carmel, California, United States
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Suprised we had not found this place before. It is sort of tucked away on the west side of Mission just south of 4th. The food was all delicious. Two of us had the fixed priced dinner and two ordered a la cart. The fixed price was a great deal. I had the soup of the day (butternut squash) which... More 

Thank 611rickz
Cornelius, North Carolina
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129 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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French, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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
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?