Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel
Incredible Michelin Star quality food! Honestly can’t wait to return.
Amazing! The food was delicious and memorable. We came here to celebrate my boyfriend’s 30th birthday and it was perfect. Every
One of the best restaurant experiences I've had in a long time. Food was absolutely special with wine pairings that were equally special. Service was perfect. I'll be back soon.
Fabulous set menu, impeccably served, accompanied by outstanding wines. What more could one ask for?
Aubergine is the equal of any 2 star Michelin restaurant and many 3 star ones at a lower price. Incredibily innovative food that is also delicious. If you are in the Carmel area and want an amazing dining experiece, don't miss this one. The service is equally first rate. And you can hear each other - an added bonus for those of us who want to talk to each other vs look at our cellphones.
Best meal I have ever experienced. Me and my girlfriend were treated like royalty and even got a tour of the kitchen and the wine cellar. Thank you for making my 37th birthday one to remember.
A wonderful experience- knowledgeable and friendly service. The wine pairings and food was outstanding.
Incredible experience. We decided to come here while on vacation in Carmel because we wanted to venture outside the box of our normal restaurant choices. And wow this did not disappoint! Food was AMAZING, beautifully presented and every course was delicious. We chose to do the wine pairing with each course,
Which gave us a chance to try some of the best wine in the world. Service was exceptional, above and beyond. Worth every penny. Would definitely come back!
Lovely dinner, I am pescatarian with food allergies and they were very accommodating! Everything was delicious and the wine was perfect! Highly recommend!
Fantastic wine pairing and service!! The food was an experience on the highest level.
Better than some other Micheline 2 Star restaurants, pleasantly surprised and highly recommended.
Joined in for Valentine's day dinner--which is when you don't know exactly what to expect since it is such an odd day for restaurateurs. Surprisingly, the "premium" for valentine's day menu was reasonable compared to the normal menu. The setup is small, quiet, and romantic aplenty for that special night. They served a six-course meal, like with any starred restaurant, you expect some of the dishes to be bland but not a single one failed us. Every dish was strong and savory, yet subtle in the mixes of flavors, and kept us guessing. The quantities were perfect and left us satisfied at the end of the meal. We did not do the paired wines but instead picked a delicious rose champagne from the lengthy wine list. The only comment I would make is for the service to be slightly more friendly and for the pace to be slightly slower. They were efficient and nice but a few more smiles would have been appreciated. I would say that in comparison with 3-star places like the French Laundry and Quince, the food is a notch above but the service a notch under.
Excellent right the beginning to the end. The sommelier plays host and that makes for a charming evening.
It was great. Everything I was expecting
Overpriced for the overall experience . Ambience is not sofisticared, food is just good for the price charged. Do not recommend . Disappointed .
Chef Justin Cogley put together the most amazing menu for the 8 course prefix menu. It was a true dining experience
Lovely 8 course meal with delicious, inventive dishes. Loved it!
This was a New Year’s event that was super pricey ($750 per person) and supposed to be spectacular. Instead it was cheap and cheesy. Small mediocre bites with random inserts of good wine and champagne. There was no seating; mostly standup, some of it outside in the winter. We left early and will go home and have a real dinner before midnight. Never again.
This restaurant is definitely a splurge, but the attentive service, amazing food, and peaceful ambiance makes it a perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.
Incredible food, the head chef served the main course. we were the only people there though.
We had dinner for six people – long time good friends. Due to the size of our party we were forced to book a table in the wine cellar and use the eight course tasting menu. The food was decent but the portions were minuscule. We also took the wine pairings and again wines were fair but servings very small. Overall it was a very disappointing dining experience and we have had much more enjoyable dinners with smaller groups in the past.
This was one of the best meals we have ever eaten. Each course was like edible art and we could see the love and care that went into it. The wait staff and sommelier were excellent. We got the wine pairing and it was so much fun to learn about the wine. We highly recommend Aubergine.
Aubergine was an amazing experience. We celebrated my boyfriend's birthday there and it could not have been more perfect. The staff were all very kind and knowledgeable. The dinner itself was an experience with each course coming out looking like a work of art. Its definitely worth the cost for special events.
Excellent food , great service. Best for upscale dining
Way too expensive for what you're receiving. Waiting staff is too cool for me. I prefer a friendly smile,
and good manners to their stiff, glib approach to their jobs. I would not go again.
Best food in California- cheers Tony &Melis
This was the best tasting menu I’ve ever had. It was not only very creative but heavenly tastes as well. The service was impeccable. We did the wine pairing and that made everything even closer to perfect.
One of the best meals of my life.
Lots of courses -- only a few were memorable. If not for the optional cheese plate there were no standout dishes. However -- service was great. Not Michelin one star worthy. Looks like Carmel bought that star.
Loved our experience at Aubergine. Was disappointed to see wine marked up 5X retail or more.
For a special occasion dinner, I would highly recommend Aubergine. Chef Justin Cogley is the most creative chef and the meal, the presentation, the service was off the charts. Check their instagram page to see the beautiful food and plating you can expect. It is extraordinary.
Incredible ingredients. Service impeccable. Extremely intimate venue. The staff make the environment seem like you are being welcomed home. Cannot wait to eat here again.
Aubergine restaurant in Carmel may be the best dining experience on the West Coast. The night we visited, the 24 seat dining room was full. Yet the room warm, cozy, and refreshingly quiet.The wait staff was attentive without being bothersome as well as being nicely attired in dark suits. The restaurant definitely had New York City feel to it,
accommodating and professional. The star, however, has to be Chef Justin Cogley. His 10 course tasting menu flows like a Beetle album...individual songs uniquely creating a single impression. One member of our group was a vegetarian, and yet her courses looked exactly like ours! Justin wants to make every dish perfect. I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.
We were delighted to celebrate my husband’s birthday at Aubergine. We had been looking forward to it for several weeks and the experience exceeded all of our expectations. The eight course tasting menu with superb wine pairing was like great theater for the palate. Each course was presented in a creative way to visually enhance. However, as beautiful as the presentation was - the exquisite preparation of the course was even better. Bravo Aubergine!
Fabulous experience. Very knowledgeable, friendly staff. Very expensive, but worth it for a special occasion.
Birthday celebration for my wife
First class service and food priced accordingly
Great experience, service, and food.
Nice little gem to be there with beloved ones for dating or any personal event.
The food was incredible and the service outstanding. Wine was spectacular! Thank you!