Andre’s Bouchée Bistro and Wine Bar
delicious food and wineLoved the selection on the lunch menu. Food was delicious. Wonderful wine list and service was great!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall a very good experience.Overall a very good experience. Food very good with good service. Great wine selection.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding dinnerWe had soups to start (mushroom soup and onion), and both were great. Then my wife had the duck breast and I had the veal, and scallops. Both were delicious. Dessert was also delicious, though I forget the name of what we had. Wine list is 52 pages long, if I remember correctly. So, your choices are plentiful. Great spot for our anniversary dinner. Service was perfect. Go here and you won't be disappointed.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat little French restaurantWife & I loved this little restaurant. Fois gras, Escargot, filet were awesome, couldn't be better. Lobster bisque was good, but I've had better. Service was superb. Wine list was actually unbelievable, so many old vintages. But really more for show, very expensive. But if you didn't care about price, there certainly were some vintages that would be hard to locate.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFrench touch in CarmelFood taste like in France and the service is much better than what you'll get if you were in Paris.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOn y mange tres bienVery enjoyable lunch
Good value overall but while wine list is spectacular it was somewhat overpriced5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!We chose Andres as a break from the activities of the Monterey Aquaruim's "Cooking for Solutions" weekend and are very glad we did. It's a charming little bistro in Carmel by the Sea. Unfortunately we had been eating so much at the aquarium events that we couldn't really appreciate all Andres had to offer, but we intend to return.
My husband and I each had a salad and appetizer and we shared a dessert. Though we didn't have an entrée, the ones everyone around us enjoyed looked delicious. The restaurant itself is small and can be a tad noisy, but it's definitely one to try!
Note: Google maps has the location wrong. If you come down Ocean, turn left onto Mission St and the restaurant is on the right about half way between Ocean and 7th.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent with greatFood was excellent with great portions and great variety on the menu. I can't wait to eat here again on next trip to Carmel5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeAnother great meal - - - the Dover Sole is comparable to anything we have ever had in the UK!!
Give them your business when in Carmel - a meal here will make you happy for days!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful BistroAndre's Bouchée bills itself as a French bistro. You'll find that, while the food captures the style of your favorite Parisian eatery, the ambiance may be even a notch higher. The veal chop smothered in wild mushrooms that was a special of the night we dined was simply terrific. An extensive wine list reflects the owners' love of all things gastronomic. Reserve early if you plan to eat here on a weekend.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's DayWe took our Mom their to eat on Mother's Day. I made reservations about two weeks in advance. We arrived promptly and waited about 5 minutes to be seated. This was understandable because seating is limited in this quaint restaurant. When we were seated, we were given a booth next to the window, which was very nice because our Mom is a people watcher. The service was outstanding, and the restaurant paid close attention to detail. The food was better than expected, and we really felt like our money was well spent. Most important was the complete experience and ambiance which exceeded our expectations. We will definitely revisit this restaurant in the future.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place for dinner.Comfortable, casual, good food, good service.
Loved the escargot!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA Gem!The food was exquisitely prepared as it was delicious! We had Scallops with Saffron and Special Salmon Stuffed with Puréed Halibut. Both delectably delicious! The host was friendly and knowledgable. Just simple, good food No pretense I hope they stay around for a long time
Contrary to this, we dined at the over-priced, self-absorbed, nice but by no means great food Post Ranch Inn earlier in the week. I would say that Bouchée gives them more than a run for the money!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMCharming findI have been to Carmel several times over the past decades but never ate here. I will surely return many times because the restaurant is so charming. Traditional French food (sweetbreads, sauces, port-wine reductions, etc) with an outstanding wine cellar. They gave us samples of other wines (we ordered a NZ Marlborough sauvignon blanc and they gave us a small taste of a California sauvignon to compare it with, grenache to go with our dessert). The food was excellent. We discussed French restaurants in SF with the owner (son of the original owner) who was very familiar with our favorite Chapeau!. Bouchee was named several times on Chowhound (a site I use a lot to identify places to eat while traveling) and it deserves it.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food!Food was the high point - appetizers and dinner were excellent, and desert was even better! Service was very good, almost outstanding. Only negative was the noise level. With the restaurant 3/4 full, it was quite loud for this kind of dining (fine). My wife and I had problems hearing each other across the table.
That said, I would go back again in a heartbeat! Thanks for a great night.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendly and helpful wineFriendly and helpful wine sommelier. Great food. Had the ahi tuna and veal with scallops. Very well prepared with appropriate portions.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the second time weThis is the second time we are going and each time the service was impeccable and friendly. The food is amazing and they carry wine and champagne difficult to find elsewhere.
We will definitely go back.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ate at this restaurantWe ate at this restaurant the night before our last night in town. We enjoyed it so much that we went back again for our last night in the Carmel area. My wife is normally not a fan of French restaurants but Andree's is now one of her favorites. The food and service are simply excellent. We will definitely return the next time we are in the area.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAndree's sommelier did anAndree's sommelier did an excellent job in recommending wines. For those who are not wine connoisseurs, he had a refreshing ability to provide recommendations without intimidating the customer. The food and service were outstanding. We discovered this restaurant two nights before we were scheduled to leave the area and enjoyed it so much that we booked a second reservation for our last night in town.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA Hundred StarsI ordered the Tri-Tip dinner and believe it was one of the best I have ever eaten. The. Salad with beets, pear, and goat cheese was outstanding.
Our waitress, Lauren, was very pleasant and efficient. We shared the cream Puff with ice cream and chocolate sauce and it was to die for.
Without hesitation I would return and recommend this restaurant to others4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMNotable foodWe had an enjoyable experience with great food, service and presentation of the foods. The cauliflower soup is a great meal in itself , but we followed it with the salmon wrapped asparagas appetizer. My husband had the scallops served on top of veal and I had the lamb. All was served with great timing and very tasty. We will definitely be back.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food!We had the lobster bisque (delicious), St Jacques Provencale (sea scallops) and beef tenderloin with a truffle and port wine sauce demi glace. The scallops were incredible! Stephen (our server and part owner (?) is extremely knowledgeable. We had an interesting conversation with him about where the restaurant gets its seafood. (A variety of sources because they want the best.) The scallops are flown in fresh from Maine, and are the best we have ever eaten, filled with the flavor of the Atlantic. The filet mignon was incredible - tender, moist, and topped with a sauce that had me savoring each last bite. Dessert was vanilla/rum and espresso creme brulee - what a combination! Our absolute favorite meal on this trip to Carmel4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant shines in aThe restaurant shines in a town known for fine dining. We had the lobster bisque, scallops, and desserts--all of which were wonderfully prepared. Service was attentive and pleasant. You can't go wrong for a special night out.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner in Carmel...obviouslyGreat dinner in Carmel...obviously this place is loved by locals! Amazing wine collection. We definitely recommend this gem.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA Good French RestaurantThis is a small, intimate French restaurant in the village of Carmel. It is within walking distance from hotels in the village. Portions are large, and food quality ranges from good to excellent. Food prices are quite reasonable for a French restaurant in Carmel.
The wine list contains a number of high quality wines at expected high prices. Fortunately, you can lower the bill by ordering a selection of wines by the glass or even by the half glass.
The owner-manager of the restaurant is friendly and personable. He makes his rounds of the tables chatting with locals and tourists alike. He is a very positive addition to the whole experience. All in all, it's an enjoyable evening in Carmel.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasure to eat here.Always a pleasure to eat here. The food is impeccable and the service is just lovely. Thank you Lauren and Natalya - I hope that's how it's spelled - again for everything. My family and feel like this restaurant is our home in Carmel.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe salmon appetizer and theThe salmon appetizer and the salmon mail dish were both very good, our server was helpful without overstepping, and the dessert was enjoyable too.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDo NOT Miss this GemOnce we had time to make our entree decisions, the very knowledgeable sommelier helped us choose wines by the glass to match my wife and my differing wine preferences. We began our meal with the Lobster Bisque which was rich, creamy and contained chunks of lobster. My "veal tenderloin and sea scallops served with sea scallop sauce" was outstanding. I have never eaten veal as tender" The sauce was light, yet full of flavor. Though the restaurant was busy, the service was very attentive. Not only our server, but the owner stopped at our table to make sure our dinner was as we had ordered it. Andre's Bouchee is without a doubt our choice for the best restaurant in Carmel-By-The-Sea.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall great dinner. OurOverall great dinner. Our table up by the kitchen was a bit noisy but it was fun to see the chefs in action. Owner very attentive. Great night out.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMReserve and RelaxOur family of 4(2 pre-teens) had a great time at Andre's Bouchee. After reading reviews we made an early reservation for dinner (6:30), but ended up arriving even earlier still. We were seated immediately and settled in for a wonderful evening. We ran into an acquaintance who proclaimed it the best food in Carmel. We tend to agree. The food is French for sure, and very fresh. The staff was happy to accommodate our picky eater (he had an excellent steak), and the Sommelier was helpful and made outstanding wine suggestions. Highly recommend making a reservation as the restaurant tends to fill up quickly. They do serve most of their menu at the wine bar. We even got to do a little celebrity spotting!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMa must go in carmelamazing gem in carmel, love the food and service. worth the drive to go back definitely. great place to eat and celebrate life and good food.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a last minute findThis was a last minute find on open table. What a fantastic experience. I had duck and my date had the quail (which was the special). Our food was made to perfection. Wine pairings were great. I loved our waiter. Thanks for a great evening. We will definitely be back!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed our diningReally enjoyed our dining experience. Food was outstanding.
Vary personable wait staff.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great nightOur waiter Jorge (aka John Leguizamo's twin) made our girl's night dinner very especial with his recommendations and special attention. D'mitrie schooled us in the art of choosing a good wine and even told a few jokes. The food was great although limited in selections. The dessert did not impressed me.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a special place forThis is a special place for a gourmet meal at a relaxed pace with very friendly service. And, in an expensive town, it is a bargain.12/21/2012 12:00:00 AM