Excellent food, great service
I really enjoyed dining here on our visit to Monterey/Carmel area. The food was excellent and service was great. We ordered seafood and short ribs. Both were amazing, including the appetizer (mussels). Service was prompt and pretty good, however, the servers keep checking every 5-10 minutes which found it pretty excessive or not needed. I highly recommend this place if you are in Carmel area.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Carmel.
This is by far the Best dining experience to be enjoyed in Carmel.
Terrific French style food with very friendly service.
The Wine store associated is pretty darn good too!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
don't miss the opportunity
Wife and I have been going to Carmel for about 46 years and this is the first time we tried this restaurant. It is clearly a place to go. If you don't care for powdered sugar let them know before they bring the desert. Enjoyed the experience.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lived up to its reputation
Friends raved about this restaurant and reviews were also good, so four of us went to lunch with high expectations. We were not disappointed. The mushroom soup is outstanding,the seafood dishes cooked perfectly and the profiteroles and apple cake delicious. Our Alsatian wine complemented the meal nicely and we will return.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been there many times.
We have been there many times. Every time the food and service has been excellent.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
mmm mmm good
we loved your restaurant. even though we did not have any wine, we listened to your somolier at the next table. he was personable and very very knowledgable.
our waitress was adorable, and explained the menu and specials to the tee.
the onion soup lived up to our expectations as did our entrees (duck and lamb shank)
we would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Lunch - go for lobster
The lobster bisque was excellent. My dining partner also liked the Lobster ravioli. We did not have any desserts, but we saw several pass by ar the the next table.. I would like to return when I have a biggie appetite! The only downside is the space is rather tight.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We live in the Napa Valley surrounded by great wineries and incredible restaurants. We were very pleasantly surprised by the wonderful and beautifully prepared meal. One of the best we've had- which says a lot since we frequent restaurants like AdHoc, Bottega, Bouchon, Rutherford Grill, Terra, Cindy Pawlcen's & more. Delicious!!!!!!!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful French Bistro - one of the best places we have eaten in Carmel and actually reasonably priced.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overpriced for what you get.
Prices were very high for amount of food.
Lobster bisque not outstanding for the $11.00 price
only had 1 small piece of of lobster and smelled sort of fishy.
This was a nice restaurant but for this price point I'd rather
eat at Anton and Michel because their food is so much better
and the service is impeccable.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A French find!
Loved this place! Came back from Paris and this was just what I needed in order to believe in good cooking in America again!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice evening!
Great experience. Excellent food and a incredible wine list.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a fantastic experience
Had a fantastic experience at Andre's in Carmel.
My wife and I spent our Anniversary here for dinner and were quite impressed. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, everyone was professional yet personable that we came in contact with.
Great food recommendations as well as excellent wine parings ( and not the most expensive) were provided by the owner as well as the sommelier. They listened to what we liked and made suggestions from there.
The Dover Sole and Rib eye were exceptional, also the mushroom soup and lobster bisque were perfect starters.
Highly recommend! A little pricey but I would rather pay for quality and be pleased.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Restaurant in Carmel
Fully enjoyable. Food was very good. We brought our own wine from Napa, but the wine list was very good. Definitely a must if you are going to Carmel.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reasonable prices, ample quantities, inspired combinations. A bit heavy on the cream.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
consistently the best French food
Great French food. The tableside prep of halibut is a classic. The cheese plate great. Wine list fantastic. Service even better and always friendly. Love the place!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food, Service and Ambiance
wonderful ambiance, outstanding service, delicious food, perfect lunch-sized portions, excellent wine-by-the-glass selection
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal on a five day trip
Best meal on a five day trip through wine country and Carmel!
9/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
It wasn't a very busy night. The service was excellent. Seated right away. Waiter was as attentive as we desired. The sommelier was very helpful and not pushy in helping us make a selection . And the soup. Both the mushroom and the onion were excellent. The food was perfect . I had the duck legs special, my wife had the duck breast. we loved it. Dessert, excellent. Dessert wine we had to finish it all, excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to dining there again.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not your usual boring stuffy French
Which Carmel is known for. We are San Francisco foodies, and were prepared to be disappointed - nothing could be further from the truth. Looking forward to next year's visit so we can go back!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The chef personally welcomed
The chef personally welcomed us. The food was was tasty. I would return.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best in Carmel
Andre's is definitely one of the finest places to eat in Carmel. The special was an exquisite fig sauce over a beautifully cooked duck breast elegantly plated. The other entree at the table was scallops with fettuccine. The scallops tasted great and were perfectly prepared. The fettuccine were cooked perfectly so that they were still just a little al dente and then they were presented in a long roll on the plate (sort of looked like a sushi roll). We waited the 15 or so minutes to have the molten chocolate cake and it was worth the wait.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, and ambiance
Went here for my 8yr anniversary, and everything was excallent. I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a good place to eat in the area.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to carmel for our
We went to carmel for our 20th anniversary, and the staff went out of there way to make it a special night - even though it was a Tuesday. The food was outstanding, and the wine list is extensive, but it was the personal service extending from the owner and all the staff that make dining there so memorable.
The previous night we had eaten at another highly rated restaurant in carmel and found the exact opposite experience. Anyone wishing to spend a romantic evening where every course is amazing, this is the place.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
French bistro in Carmel
Just absolutely lovely! My husband is still talking about,his monkfish with saffron sauce. My halibut was delicious, and the french fries spot on. We will be back!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
great spot for a specisl occasion
Great food and friendly service. A little pricey but well worth it for a special occasion.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my fiancee here to celebrate our engagement from just hour before. The staff, the food and the atmosphere was magical. Very romantic and plush. It was well worth the time, effort and money for our special occasion!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just the Best
My wife and I never miss this place when we are in the Monterey-Carmel area. This time it was the salmon tartare appetizer, with the seafood risotto and the duck breast mains. An extensive wine list with multiple choices in all categories for by-the-glass drinkers. For my money it just doesn't get any better than this.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Andre's Bouche Bistro
This was our first visit to Carmel and the restaurant was highly rated by Fodor's. We were not disappointed.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bouchee a home run!
From the warm greeting, we were treated to a wonderful dining experience. Far and away one of Carmel's best dining experiences. Excellent staff, menu choices, and wine selection - both by the bottle and the glass. We have made this our must go destination for special events, and are looking forward to trying their lunch menu.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
The sweetbreads were lightly breaded. The soup and duck breast was exceptional. I very nice dinner overall.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service and the
Great food, service and the sommelier made the experience spectacular. Suggesting to really great splits to pair with the food was a spectacular way to enjoy delicious food.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my wife and daughter for dinner prior to the Theater. It was a great experience. The food was delicious, excellent service, all in a quiet and relaxed ambience. We are definitely coming back.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere superb wine list
Very good restaurant, great taste and food. Superb wine list, the onky thing missing is the bay view but the rest excelent
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bouchee is a fixture in Carmel . It is cozy but tables are not too close together. They offer an option where you can dine and talk to the Chef from a bar stool that peer into the kitchen. The wine list many local wines as well as distant ones.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Best Meal Ever Continues
We have wonderful Dover Sole each time we dine at Andre's Bouchee - - - we can see that every table is enjoying what they've ordered - a great place to dine in Carmel!!
We'll be BACK!!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Gem in the middle of Carmel
Have eaten in this place many times. The food and wine are fantastic.
The wine list is very extensive, with choices from all over the world, and excellent selection of local California wines too. The food menu is broad, with daily specials to augment a great menu. Each dish ordered was highly rated by each diner.
The staff/ownership really cares about their clients. The level of service is superb, but not intrusive. Really a classic choice for dining in Carmel.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, hard to find at night.
The restaurant is in Carmel. It's near Tiffany's. Their address is "Between Mission and Ocean". Doesn't show up on GPS so if you're from out of town give yourself a little extra time to find it and locate parking. The quail was excellent with two deboned quail with pine nuts and a light flavorful sauce. Service was good and food arrived quickly and piping hot!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here was great! I would go all the way back to California for the mussels alone.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Restaurant in Carmel
Carmel is not short of Restaurants, or recommendations from other diners, many of which end up disappointing. Trust me on this one, Bouchee will not disappoint. Great food, attentive service, and relaxing atmosphere.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic food, wine, and service
This was our first visit to the Andre's, but it won't be our last. The food was completely French in style and execution, but done with a light and delicate touch. The wine list was fantastic--a wonderul mix of local, domestic, and European wines at a range of price points. The service was incredible: attentive, but not intrusive, gracious, and beautifully done. Our waiter was very knowledgeable, understood the menu and the wine list, and knew the food and the manner it was prepared. It lent itself to a memorable evening. We'll be back.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A small restaurant in Carmel. Our reservation was honored promptly, the hostess getting us to our table in about five minutes. There was a bit of confusion over who we belonged too but the situation was settled quickly. Our waiter answered our questions competently and made suggestions we appreciated. Our first selected course were soups, mine a lobster bisque, my wife's french onion - both delicious. Entrees were both specials, local sea bass for her, short ribs for me. Again both perfect. Dessert was an iced nougat neither of us had ever tried before and was a perfect finish to the meal. Highly recommended!
Parking is on the street and we were fortunate to get one near the restaurant - it could have been a problem.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
DINING AT ANDRE'S IS ALWAYS SPECIAL
The lobster bisque is divine by itself for lunch, or shared as a first course at dinner. Guests with us enjoyed their mushroom appetizer equally. Our guests selected Veal Tenderloin with Sea Scallops, Risotto with Lobster Sauce & Fruits de Mer, Sea Bass, Veal Chop, Pan Seared Sea Scallops, & Beef Tenderloin. Each person raved about the flavors, the preparation, the sauces, and the look of the plates. I heard more than once that was the best restaurant they had ever been to. The sommelier is always able to suggest a wonderful wine from the vast list to compliment the variety of main course selections of the table. Andre spoke with all the guests in his restaurant giving them a warm welcoming feeling. This is THE place to dine in Carmel.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A top choice in Carmel
They do it just right at Andree's Bouchee, whether it is something simple like an omelette or croque monsieur or something fancier like the salmon cannelloni appetizer (tartar of wild salmon with shallots, EVOO, and lemon wrapped in smoked salmon), scallops or a fish dish, a delicious cheese plate or the luscious chocolate dessert. And the service is just right from the hostess to the bartender to the wait staff. Andree's is just a great place to dine.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food, nice ambiance, good service and a killer wine list. It's a neighborhood gem for sure!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Two Saturday Nights in a Row !
We selected to go to Andre's Bouchee two weeks in a row because we knew both groups would leave raving. On a cool night the onion soup and lobster bisque were delicious and served hot. Entree choices varied from lamb shank, to salmon to a combination veal and scallop dish. Tastings proved that everyone enjoyed the other meals enough to say they would order them for themselves. As always theknowledgeable sommelier had suggestions for a single wine that would accompany all the meals, but two wanted red and two wanted white, so he pointed out specific wines to each of us. The owner greeted all his guests, made sure everything was to their liking and watched over his excellent staff. It is always a pleasure to eat at this gem of a restaurant.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went there for our anniversary
We went there for our anniversary and felt very pampered, and the food was fabulous!
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food/wonderful service/great
Great food/wonderful service/great sommelier.. One of the most memorable meals in a long time!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delightful French Dining in Carmel
The food and the staff make you feel as if you are in a bistro in Paris. The wine choices are excellent. Be adventurous and take their recommendations. The soups are all so good it is hard to decide. The appetizers are all creative and scrumptious. The housemade pates are amazing. The duck is a delight. We've taken many friends here who have fallen for our favorite Carmel restauarant.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Although we live in San Francisco - we have had many meals here when we stay in Carmel - always delicious - always such a wonderful warm welcome - if you have not enjoyed the hospitality and food here you are missing out!!
We'll be back!!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM