Tony Salameh, a graduate of the Hotel School of Lausanne in Switzerland, was inducted into the restaurateur Hall of Fame (Monterey County chapter of the California Restaurant Association) in 2002. He has earned a stellar reputation with more than 30 years of thriving success with Anton & Michel, one of the Monterey Peninsula’s best known and popular restaurants. Tony Salameh is an active member of Les Toques Blanches USA.Tony Salameh

Awards for excellence and honors have been consistent and continuous. Naming just a few:

Award of Excellence, Dining Category 2013 voted by the members of the Carmel Chamber of Commerce.

Excellence in Hospitality “Peninsula’s Best Restaurant” 1988 voted by the members of the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

“One of 10 Best Restaurants” in Monterey County 1992-1993 and “Best Restaurant in Carmel” 1996-1997 voted by the readers of Adventures in Dining.

“One of the Best Restaurants” in Northern California 1995-1996-1997 Epicurean Rendezvous.

Green Ribbon Award of Excellence “Restaurateur of the Year” 1999.

Voted by the members of the Carmel Business Association Recipient annually, since 1988, of the prestigious Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence” for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world.

Tony Salameh in the main dining area at Anton & Michel in 1980.