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Andre’s Bouchée Bistro and Wine Bar
Andre’s Bouchée Bistro and Wine Bar

Andre’s Bouchée Bistro and Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.andresbouchee.com
  • Phone: (831) 626-7880
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch is served Wednesday thru Sunday from 11:30 til 2pm. The wine bar opens at 4:30 pm daily til 9:30pm.
    Dinner is served seven nights weekly from 5:30pm-9:30pm . Andre's Bouchee Wine Merchant opens Wed - Sun from 11:30am til 5:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Andre Lemaire
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant can accommodate large parties up to 60 people, with a set menu. Semi-private wine cellar with a capacity of sixteen.
  • Private Party Contact: Elizabeth Lemaire (831) 626-7880
  • Special Events & Promotions: Andre’s Bouchée Bistro and Wine Bar also has special winemaker dinners featuring some of the top producers in the world. Please contact the restaurant for dates and details of upcoming events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ocean Ave. and 7th
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Available parking on Mission Street
A word from Andre’s Bouchée Bistro and Wine Bar
Proprietors Andre and Elizabeth Lemaire want to share a Carmel favorite that lures locals and visitors with its chic style and neighborhood charm. Chef Andre Lemaire prepares authentic French Bistro cuisine with a Californian Coastal flair. Our friendly atmosphere buzzes with excitement and energy that makes you feel you're dining in one of the small neighborhoods inside Paris. Andre’s Bouchée and Wine Bar also features wine by the glass and a full wine list. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent, as always. The steaks and salmon were cooked to perfection, as were the vegetables."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Saturday night dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Everything was wonderful. The restaurant is comfortable, beautifully designed and decorated. Every staff member was attentive. The wine list is extensive offering many selections from small wineries around the world. Our food was excellent from appetizers to desserts."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "we were only in Carmel for a one night stay and we made the most of it by dining at Andre's... we had a very nice meal - very nice... the staff were very accommodating with our 8 year old girl and very attentive all evening...i had an excellent veal special and my wife had the best duck breast of her life... the lobster bisque , pate appetizer and desserts were also amazing we brought our own wine but read thru their extensive wine list...it looked excellent for the 3 of us (2 1/2 really) we spent $200...it was well worth it and we will go back"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This was the second French restaurant that we visited in as many days. The food was good and our waiter seemed to be overworked; though he tried to be attentive. What was unacceptable, was the treatment or lack thereof by their sommelier. For whatever reason, we were totally ignored by this individual. We weren't certain if it was because we hadn't ordered an expensive bottle of wine that needed to breathe for 30 minutes like the young couple in the corner only to be fussed over when their appetizers arrived before the wine was ready in which the sommelier brought them another wine to drink or because we lacked a foreign accent. We were treated as if we were wearing scarlet letters. In the end, we took it upon ourselves to order our wine."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We had an excellent dinner, enjoying a monkfish special stuffed with lobster and lobster sauce. The dessert was an outstanding molten lava cake made with French chocolate."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We booked 9 person table one month before, for a special occasion involving a family reunion and a grandma's 83rd birthday. To our disappointment, the cake reserved in advance and which was confirmed by email, was forgotten! Luckily, speedy action was taken by the chef and we had a replacement lemon meringue pie complete with candles. Had complimentary drinks too. Well done in the end, thank you."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This is a wonderful restaurant. Great food and wine. The pate' platter was excellent, along with my entrée, which was duck. The owners/hosts were very friendly and hospitable. I plan to return to this French gem!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My wife ate here when visiting Carmel and were very pleased. Our salad was very tasty with warm goat cheese on top. My wife had the scallops and I had the beef filet both cooked perfectly and had great flavor. Jose our server did a great job. Wine prices are a little steep."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food was great, pretty restaurant with an amazing wine list, but the sommelier was awful. My husband doesn't drink. I ordered a glass of Chardonnay, and the sommelier immediately tried to get me to upgrade (his words) to a bottle of very expensive Chard. I mentioned that my husband doesn't drink ( twice). He suggested a half bottle. The bottle was $60. The half was, like, $30+. I finally got him to agree to bring me the original glass I'd ordered, and he seemed quite disappointed in me! I then heard him trying the same thing at the two tables closest to us. Not cool."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Terrific meal and service. Scallops and fruits de mer were excellent."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Pleasant surroundings service outstanding great meal veal rack memorable went with a great wine pick from the server "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Andre's is both the best French restaurant--and the best restaurant, period--on the Monterey Peninsula. Everything was exactly as it should have been. It was like eating in a restaurant in France and, in fact, I would eat there if it were in France."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We've been going to this restaurant for the last 3 years and the food is outstanding and deserves Michelin star. The staff are friendly and the chef is terrific , even the owner is friendly. I recommend this restaurant to anybody who likes to French cuisine ,the wine list is great and affordable. The place is suitable for family and groups and a good place for a first date to make an impression. The staff is very accommodating even to the last moment, I can only say you will always come back to Andre's Bouchee when you're in Carmel."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We have eaten here many times and this time was our favorite - the somelier is great and we had a great evening - thanks Bouchee"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This was my Birthday choice, and what a great choice it was, Chef Zagouri is a master and the flavors were absolutely incredible! I highly recommend this lovely place!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I definitely would come back for lunch or dinner. Everything was really delicious. The mussels, Duck and desserts were over the top. Wine list and by the glass program is right on the mark. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "It's hard to say which we enjoy more, the superb food or the gracious and generous service. Fortunately, at this restaurant, we don't have to make that choice. The chef, Jacques and the owner, Stefan are exemplary."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Good food, would go there again, great service, quick and attentive- Corkage was $25 expensive but would still be considered cheap give the wine prices on the menu- Dessert was excellent. Would go there again for dinner, but remember to book in advance it gets busy on a Saturday."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Manager/owner picked our wine which was excellent, our waiter was great. Placed us on a window. Food was wonderful. In all if I lived in Carmel I would eat there once a week."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Good food, wine list and excellent service, but noise level was overwhelming."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We have eaten once before at Andre's and liked it enough to look forward to our return. Both the lobster bisque and mushroom soup were delicious as was their pastry encrusted squab. Thanks for such an enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Good atmosphere and good food. However, since the sommelier asked what our budget was then he should respect it and not try to significantly upsell."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Six of us ate dinner the other evening and everyone of us gushed how wonderful the food was. I had their famous cream of mushroom soup with truffle oil and it was superb. The subtle, earthy and ethereal flavors are still haunting me. I will most likely always order this from now on. I opted for a lighter meal, selecting the special duck confit salad as my entree. It was delicious and generously portioned, so there was no room for desert, but would have ordered the profiteroles if I had room. Last evening I enjoyed my husband's leftover lamb shank and was once again in food heaven. I can only imagine how amazing it was when first presented at the table. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Great food and great service w/ an even better wine list. What's not to like. Appetizer portion so large my wife passed on dinner and got a salad. Started w/ sardines (my wife) and mushroom soup for me. Both superb. Sardines were enough for a dinner. I had Dover sole for entree deboned table side. Hadnt had that in years. Delicious. What was especially nice was server never rushed us. Dinner was started when we were ready, not when they were. A local friend had given us several Carmel restaurants as recs and Im glad we chose this one"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Another great dinner here: we and our friends love Bouchee. The mushroom bisque, scallop carpaccio, sweetbreads, and rack of veal were amazing. Demi-glace on the veal rack was especially fine. Ended with a tart tartin that wowed us all--if it's on the menu don't miss it! Excellent food, great service, handsome dining room - what more can you ask for? This is our favorite French restaurant in the area, and we wish they were located next door to us! (But it's okay, being here gives us a reason to come down for both Parker-Lusseau Bakery AND Bouchee)"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Overbearing sommelier, I know what I want and don't need him to over rule me. Main courses were over sauced. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Given the high rates of this place, I was a bit disappointed. The food was good, but I was hoping for a bit more. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Andre's Bouchee is our must go restaurant for special occasions, or a guaranteed excellent meal out. It's simply the best restaurant in a city of good restaurants, if you can only pick one - this is the one!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Although the wine list is extensive it is hugely overpriced. It was our wedding anniversary so we just had a glass each rather than pay such an exorbitant fee. The bartender serves the wine and was rather upset that we did not buy the bottle we originally were going too, they were charging $179 (he said we could get $25 discount). The next day we bought it for $58."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The atmosphere was very nice.Fois gras was amazing in a pear sauce. Also sweetbreads were very tasty and tender.Fish dish was also excellent."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We come her about once a month when we're in town. They modify their meals for sensitivites,and prepare food that is nutritious and absolutely yummy."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We enjoyed a lovely lunch on Sunday morning in a quiet restaurant with very tasteful decor. The food was impeccably prepared and we had very attentive service from our server. The wild mushroom risotto with truffles was a special treat as an appetizer. We both enjoyed steam mussels in a delightful broth featuring thyme."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "As locals we always chose Andre's Bouchee and Wine Bistro as our special occasion restaurant, as well as the restaurant that we go anytime we want a meal that we know will be prepared and served perfectly. The Lobster Bisque with chunks of lobster meat in it is a divine way to begin either lunch or dinner. Over time, we have eaten different preparations of fresh fish, seafood, veal, duck and more without ever being disappointed. Stephan, the owner, is extremely accommodating and friendly, always making sure each patron's meal is prepared perfectly. Server's recall your preferences and check on you during your meal. The sommelier is very knowledgeable on wine whether by the glass or bottle. There is no reason to eat anywhere but Andrees!!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "From start to finish our dinner was fantastic. We will return to try other dishes. Thank you for an enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "This French restaurant was every bit as good as the restaurants we have been to in France."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The bread was right out of the oven. What a great start to an incredible meal. The service was flawless. When you come here, you come to dine which means taking your time & enjoying the experience. Don't expect to get served like your local fast food joint. We ordered escargot, mussels for appetizers. Our main courses were: sweet breads, lamb shank, & scallops. We had the creme brûlée and ice cream with turnover. All dishes were excellent. I would definitely return when I'm in the area."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "our group thought the food was pretty good but the service was overbearing. kind of an unusual problem! the wine steward somehow felt he needed to "educate" me in the basics - which i didn't need. Maybe because we were a group of women? He was loud and in a huge hurry."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Another sublime meal - Dover Sole for the two of us - superb attention from team members Jose and Lucia - the food and friendly welcome - great service - should not be missed!!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We were very pleasantly surprised by our experience which exceeded our expectations. After a warm greeting we ate a wonderful meal with flavorful food prepared perfectly. The sommelier's recommendation for a wine pairing was outstanding. We intend to go back to this gem next time we are in the Monterey area."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "This is our "Must Do" for dinner whenever we're in Carmel. It has never disappointed!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014