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Apr 3, 2013 12:50 AM

Carmel Restaurant Update

Heading to Carmel for the weekend, last time I was there was back in 2005.

What are best bets for restaurants these days - Aubergine, Marinus, others?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. I had another excellent meal at Aubergine last week. Haven't been to Marinus. Are you looking for casual dining too? If so, my current favorites are La Balena, Mundaka and Basil.

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    1. re: PattyC

      I dined with Patty and her husband at Aubergine (my first time) the other week and it was indeed delicious.

    2. We ended up at Aubergine, we had the tasting menu and thought it was very good! One of my better meals of late. Don't have many (if any) restaurants of this style in LA.

      Also dined at Bouchee, not recommended. Went there by accident. The scallop and veal entree was one of the worst I've had in a long time.

      Thanks again for the input.

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      1. re: Sgee

        Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the warning about Bouchee.

      2. Couple of other notable mentions for pastries during my trip:

        - Pastisserie Bechler - service was not great though
        - Parker-Lusseau - better of the two.