Located in Carmel Plaza on the corner of Mission and Seventh Street. 400° selections feature signature house-blended beef patties, locally sourced produce, house-made ingredients including milk shakes, assorted variations of French fries, and a wine-by-the-glass and beer menu.
The name, 400° Gourmet Burgers & Fries, comes from the restaurant’s custom-made cast iron griddle produced by the Hayward-based Montague Company, the oldest handcrafted stove company in America since 1857. Cast iron is an excellent heat conductor for locking in flavor and 400Â° is the optimal temperature for searing burgers on cast iron.
Situated on a prime corner just off Carmel’s Ocean Ave. at Mission and Seventh Street, the 2,200 square-foot, 80-seat restaurant’s dramatic and modern elements include red tile accents in the kitchen, a distinctive woven stainless-steel wall, Artemide light fixtures, 15-foot two-story tall windows and ceiling to create an open and contemporary aesthetic. Casual table service is available and customers may choose to dine indoors in the comfortable dining room or outdoors on the dog-friendly, heated patio. With the owners’ commitment to sustainability, 400° will use eco-friendly biodegradable greenware and products when available. The restaurant was designed with low voltage lighting, energy efficient appliances including the heating and cooling units and low impact restrooms. With convenient entry right off Mission Street, 400° offers street parking and short-term parking for to-go pickup.
David Fink, Founder and CEO of Mirabel Hotel and Restaurant Group, is known for bringing stylish luxury to Carmel, evidenced through properties such as L’Auberge Carmel/Relais & Chateaux, Aubergine and Cantinetta Luca restaurants and the recently opened Salumeria Luca. Of 400°, Fink says, “This is a dream come true for me and my partners, Jason Balestrieri Chef Partner of Cantinetta Luca/Salumeria Luca and Lisa Dias, COO of Mirabel Hotel & Restaurant Group. It’s a fun and casual concept with a modern aesthetic, With Jason’s delicious food we think it will be a great addition to our community.”