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Andre’s Bouchée Bistro and Wine Bar

1196 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Please contact the restaurant at for cancellations prior to 24 hours before your reservation time. Any reservation not cancelled prior to 24 hours before your reservation time will be subject to a $34 per person fee.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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French, Californian
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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
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Phone number
(831) 626-7880
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Benoit Petel
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Private party facilities
The restaurant can accommodate large parties up to 60 people. Private wine cellar with a capacity of up to sixteen.
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Private party contact
Elizabeth Lemaire: (831) 626-7880
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Cross street
Ocean Ave. and 7th
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Parking details
Available parking on Mission Street
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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.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1196 People Are Saying
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LHP95405 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Our second visit. We were engaged here back in 2013. We told the wait staff but it did not seem to have an impact. We had no expectations.
Food was delicious! Service was friendly, prompt and caring.
The only difference between this visit and our first was that we noticed on our first visit that just about everyone on the staff took a minute to chat with us and made the experience very personal. On this visit we didn’t experience that which was a bit disappointing.
Otherwise the experience was very nice.

MissBetty (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Had steak frites and it was very tasty and a good size steak, but there was a fair bit of gristle and fat. The French fries were the large king with a bit of the skin on - overcooked. Great wine selection!

4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The experience overall was very pleasant, however, when we received the bill, we were surprised to see a charge for opening an expensive bottle of champagne.
Because of where I work, I am often asked to recommend places to eat, I do say, Andre Bochee often. Next time I recommend you, I will mention the corkage fee.

Also, the black cod that I ordered, had a rather strong taste.

OpenTable Diner (San Joaquin)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great people

vipTboyjerome (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We have been wanting to try Andre's Bouchee Bistro since we moved to Carmel and I'm glad we did. We started with the Chicken Liver mousse and it delivered! Great creaminess and a hint of the chicken liver. The toasted bread was crunchy and buttery, fantastic. Wish we had a touch more mustard. Next we had the Butter Lettuce Salad and the Cream of Wild Mushroom soup. The BLS had this wonderful roquefort vinaigrette and radishes. (it's a breath stinker but worth every bite). The CWMS was so creamy and delicious. You really got a good mushroom flavor from this soup. Last course we had The Local Black Cod Special and the Confit de Canard in a Lentil Bacon stew. I can't comment on the LBCS but the look on my wife's face, and the yum sound, said it was delicious. CdC dish was very rich but that's why you order duck confit!
We're definitely going back to try some of the other dishes!

ElliePinot (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was pretty good and the service was excellent but priced too high for the overall quality of the dinner.
There are several restaurants of better quality in SF and even in the City the prices are lower.
I guess it is the surcharge for "by the sea"

vipFriend (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a lovely time, and the food was delicious.

Ronald (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

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!

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Wonderful as always

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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

Andy (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

Lucy (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 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.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 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!

MikeC (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

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

MarenaK (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

vipldjhm (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

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

vipAnna (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 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.

lcsinkwich46 (Tallahassee)
2.0  Dined on December 28, 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.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 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