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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. Private wine cellar with a capacity of up to sixteen.
Private Party Contact:
Elizabeth Lemaire: (831) 626-7880
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, 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
We have visited Carmel for years, however this restaurant has only been in town for 2 1/2 years. We liked the Open Table information, so selected it. GREAT CHOICE! Although it was Tuesday in January (That's a local phrase) we dined in style. There was only two other couples in the restaurant, so we had plenty of time with our waitress, LOUREN (?). She was superb! Friendly, smart, attentive and cared about us. Throughout the dinner, we engaged her in conversation. She recommended a local wine to us which we thoroughly enjoyed. She has been at the restaurant for 2 + years and is married to the Executive Chef. A great couple. My wife and I discussed our evening as we drove back to our motel and both agreed is was the highlight of our visit to Carmel. We will tell others about Andre Bouchee's Bistro and will return again, ourselves. Sure hope Louren will be there to greet us!
We enjoyed everything about our New Year's Eve dinner with family at Andre's Bouchee -- the food was absolutely delicious, service was attentive and very friendly, and the atmosphere was great! We had a wonderful time! We're looking forward to visiting again next time we're in Carmel.
This has become one of our favorites in Carmel. Great menu, great service, very comfortable - just love it! We shared the house made pate, which was great, both had the cream of mushroom soup, which is the best ever; I had the rack of lamb and hubby had the steak au poivre. The lamb was perfectly prepared, and served over a bed of roasted baby root veggies, which were exquisite! Would have loved to have to dessert, but dinner was too good to leave any behind.
This restaurant was a disappointment. The food was good the wine list was mediocre but the service was the main problem. Our server completely ignored us from the minute we sat down .. we spent much of the meal waiting for him to return with more water or another glass of wine. We weren’t asking for much but he was terribly unattentive.
Much appreciated that the mayonnaise was made from scratch. How many restaurants would do this these days for their customers?
Amuse-gueule of bone ham and accompanying bread was perfect in its simplicity.
Only regret were the pommes frites from unpeeled potatoes. Don't like the bitter taste due to the skin (and it puzzles me that 90% of the USA restaurants haven't figured this one out).
Overall a very pleasant dining experience.
Perhaps my expectations were too high. I wasn't as impressed as I had hoped.
Charming restaurant with a quaint ambience.
Service was very attentive & friendly.
Food, however, wasn't as expected. First, eclectic menu didn't make it easy to even find something we really wanted.
Do not get the onion soup...
May give it another chance, but with so many great options in Carmel, it won't be soon.
First impression, the dining room had a disgusting smell of broken sewage.
Then, other 2 tables came later than us were served with food . I raised my hands and the waiter realized that they forgot our dinner order. Although he apologized but lied about why other later customers were served (they order Oysters and easy to make ). On my way to the rest room, I saw this table of customers order steak, no oyster. So, I knew the waiter lied and no further apology and compensation for us waiting more than 1/2 hour.
We will not recommend this restaurant to others based on our 1st impression of sewage smell and lying waiter😔
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.
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