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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.

Mission Street
Carmel, CA 93921
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
Bar
Daily 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
Dinner
Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

Cross Street:
Ocean Ave. and 7th

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(831) 626-7880

Website:
http://www.andresbouchee.com/

Parking Details:
Available parking on Mission Street

Executive Chef:
Benoit Petel

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

Additional:
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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Enjoy French romance at its finest featuring delicious French classics, delectable desserts & an expansive wine list including specialty bottles of Champagne!

Andre’s Bouchée Bistro and Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (28)
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Cozy (12)
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Good for Birthdays (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Local Ingredients (8)
Casual (5)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful as always

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

This is the most charming restaurant and the perfect neighborhood gem.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Very nice place with good service, a little over priced for what you get.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We've been before but this visit was way off. It seemed like they were very short staffed. Our meals were not excellent, just ordinary. We were sorely disappointed.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The only thing I can complain about is the time it took for our entrees to arrive. We waited 30 + minutes which caused our lateness to our concert. Not the waitstaff fault, the wine list was also expensive but very good, nice sommelier!

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food is fresh, deliciously made and beautifully presented. Meet the expectation of a French Bistro.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Love it. Perfect if you want choices that are typically French. Delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 27, 2017

A wonderful and enjoyable dining experience. When we visit the Carmel area again, this restaurant will be on the top of our list.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Outstanding French Calif Cuisine. Lovely attentive service
Menu is creative and a special place to share with ? To create a great memorable evening out

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Lovely bistro. Warm and cozy. Excellent service.
Authentic French menu, and vey nice ambience.
Good to sit down at a table, or enjoy time at the wine bar.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were staying in Carmel during Christmas Eve so planned to have a nice dinner with my wife in the Bistro. Overall experience was very pleasant, food was brilliant as well as wine. We enjoyed the evening very much and would recommend the place.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was our third visit, and have been very pleased each time. Love the daily specials, and of course the happy hour pricing and selection. The staff is very friendly and everyone works well with each other, and they each pick up the slack as needed.

Tags: Tapas, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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...
completely tasteless.
May give it another chance, but with so many great options in Carmel, it won't be soon.

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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😔

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Very nice food salmon and steak plus good service and a good wine list

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Lovely romantic dinner, delicious food, warm hospitality. Truly outstandingly no experience!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Charming French bistro. I had the veal tenderloin and scallops, best veal I've ever had. Lovely braised vegetables. Nice French ambiance, good staff.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Good but expensive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fabulous meal. Great service. Food was delicious. Fabulous bottle of wine at an amazing price.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving dinner. Everything was so delicious and perfectly portioned. The service was excellent everybody was so friendly. Eating out was a different change of pace for us, but was made special Thanks to you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

not worth the price - mediocre at best. meal was served lukewarm, and flavor less.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The food was ok.. the rib-eye was wonderful, but the mushroom soup was not good!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Everything was perfect from the beginning to the end. I strongly recommend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We were disappointed in the meal. The food was ordinary and the service was as well. We expected a special dining experience as we had been there before and remembered it positively. It has a very sweet authentic, French atmosphere but can’t say much more.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great appetizers!!! Enjoyed every bit of it!
Whole sole was lacking spice and taste and was super overpriced

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Brilliant and I love the food because it’s fresh and very well executed

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and better service.

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