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About Andre’s Bouchée Bistro and Wine Bar
Andre's Bouchee Bistro and Wine Bar proudly shares a Carmel favorite that lures locals and visitors with its chic style and neighborhood charm. Executive Chef Benoit Petel 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.
Carmel, CA 93921
Hours of Operation:
Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
Daily 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
Ocean Ave. and 7th
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Available parking on Mission Street
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 fourteen.
Private Party Contact:
Elizabeth Lemaire: (831) 626-7880
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
Andre’s Bouchée Bistro and Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
Wish I had the option of giving this place 4 1/2 stars. My wild mushroom soup and my husbands partridge pate were excellent. Unfortunately, the seared Foie Gras and the abolone, while good, we’re not as good as the first 2 dishes. The sauce on the seared Foie Gras was too sweet for my taste, but someone with a sweet tooth would probably love it.
This is our second dinner at Andre Bouchée and it was even better than we remembered. Our friends from Napa have wonderful restaurants to choose from, so their high praise was especially gratifying. From appetizers through entree and dessert, everything was top notch. Their sommelier Jacque is very knowledgeable and our group was thrilled with his assistance. We were celebrating my husband’s birthday, and he was so happy with our table, the food and service that he made a pact with our friends to celebrate his 60th birthday there next year. We will be back in between.
Best Dinner in Carmel! Returned to Andre's Bouchee for a nice dinner out, and were not disappointed. Mushroom soup and the Pate du Jour were delicious! Entrees were the Black Cod and Dover Sole - rarely found on seafood menus in California - both excellent as well. Service attentive and timely from waiter, server, hostess and manager. We shall return!
We enjoyed a lovely evening here on Thanksgiving. I was worried the special menu would be limiting but in fact I had a great selection. Would have liked to have had the option for full menu but as it was Thanksgiving I guess it made sense. Sommelier was very friendly after a lukewarm welcome at the bar and was very knowledgable about wine and gave us some great advice about local wineries to try. Ambience was lovely and staff very friendly but didn’t over fuss the table which was nice.
This is a very good restaurant. The food is excellent with truly superb sauces and preparation. The service was attentive without being overwhelming. However, I do wonder why restaurants of this caliber in a relatively touristy location have a wine list of what must be 1,000 bottles with only at best 20 bottles under $100. The food is reasonably priced for its quality so why the wine list like this? Do they think the less expensive choices will diminish their food? Are they trying to intimidate their audience? Or is this just where all their profit is and they are trying to capture those few Rolls Royce customers willing to pop for the big bucks? Don't know but in Carmel they are not alone. You'll love the food and the wine we had was great, so not really a complaint, just a question for management.
My husband and I just moved to the area and have been eating out to find the local gems. With Andres Bouchée we were delighted. My husband loves mussels and I just love food. The menu is excellent; the food is prepared well; the staff is helpful and attentive. The sommelier was very helpful and made a perfect match to our meal. We will return.
The bistro was excellent. Service was lovely and friendly and very knowledgeable waitresses. The guy who recommends the wine made a great choice for us after considering what we ordered. Very impressed. The food was delicious and presented beautifully. My only criticism is the lack of reasonably priced bottles of wine. Very few bottles in the $50-$100 range.
Other than that we loved it.
My best friend and I dropped in at Andre's Bouchee before an afternoon of shopping . Andre's is a quaint French restaurant in the heart of Carmel-By-The-Sea (within walking distance to lots of great shops). When I think of French restaurants, I think stuffy and overpriced, but Andre's is casual and the staff is so warm. The owner, Elizabeth is wonderful. She always makes us feel like family.
We ordered the Escargot, Steak Frittes, and Mussels for lunch and finished off our meal with coffee and the most wonderful beignets filled with creamy lemon curd. We were happy campers. We didn't order anything from their wine list because we had a long drive home, but the wine selection was very good.
The escargot was delicious. I'm always afraid escargot will be rubbery, but the dish at Andre's had a wonderful texture. The escargot was served on top of a puff pastry with a delicious sauce and pistachios and radishes that were very tasty (not bitter). All in all, it was a great Saturday afternoon meal. I can't wait to go back.
Loved it. Authentic food and dining experience all around. Only one couple on their phones. All other guest were engaged in table conversation. We had just the right amount of time between courses to enjoy each. The wine recommendations were fabulous. I'm looking forward to the next special occasion and returning here to celebrate..
Excellent French cuisine! The sommelier was AMAZING! He provided excellent drink pairings with each of our courses. We got the foie gras and bone marrow appetizers. I got the duck confit entree, while my husband had the mussels. For dessert I had the molten chocolate cake and my husband had cheese. We had a fantastic experience and will return in the future. Parking is terrible, but that's expected when going to downtown Carmel.
Our second meal under Chef Patel this year, and we're excited to see his progression as he settles in. The foie was perfect with the intense sauce restrained to a gentle touch instead of a sledgehammer. Salads are always perfect here; flawless dressing in just the right amount. Soups were excellent. I find the Croque overbrowned but our companion enjoyed it. The duck with lentils was mixed; duck was overcooked and dry but the Puy lentils were superb, done better by Petel than any I've had before. Service is ALWAYS 5-star here. Lunch menu is short compared to dinner, but you can dine superbly here day or night. This is our favorite restaurant in Carmel, and has been since we discovered it back in 2010.
I found Andre's Bouchee on my restaurant dining site. We were visiting Pacific Grove for a golf tournament. I love French food and fancy myself a gourmand, so the menu looked and sounded very creative and different. I loved the escargots in the choux pastry shell, had not seen that done before, (I will try that at home now) my husband had the abalone (both appetizers), we then had the mussels and the duck confit. Everything was superb, delicious, beautifully plated and presented with each dish having its own original, distinctive taste and flavours. It is unfortunate we live in Sacramento, otherwise we would be dining at Andre's Bouchee more often. We have sent your restaurant link to our friends in the event they are in Carmel in the near future. Bon Appetit.
They have monthly supper club events on Mondays. I've been to four of them, 2 were great 2 were awful. Wine pairings are good, interesting, but very small. With not publishing the menu, serving organ meat as the entree is just bad.
I'm done with supper club, will do the regular menu, but less frequently.
Andre's Bouchee offers a relaxing atmosphere, fresh creative food, and unpretentious attentive service. My brancino filets were perfectly grilled and placed on a bed of fresh sweet corn with fresh figs. Each bite was amazingly delicious. My husbands rib eye steak was flavorful and tender and was served with a lovely wine butter sauce. The escargot appetizer, salad with port soaked pears, and the peach tartan with ice cream and caramel sauce were excellent. Unlike some trendy restaurants, Andre's portions and sauces (not just a drip or two) were generous.
Our dinner was outstanding! I had dover sole and it was the best I have ever had. I would go back to Carmel just for that meal!! My husband had the ribeye which was excellent. The service was also outstanding and the noise level is very low, which is nice for a special occasion. Has become our favorite dining in Carmel.
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