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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 is served Friday - Sunday 12:00 - 2:30pm
Wine bar opens at 4:30 pm daily til 9:30pm.


Dinner is served seven nights weekly from 5:30pm-9:30pm . Andre's Bouchee Wine Merchant open during hours of operation

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, with a set menu.
Semi- private wine cellar with a capacity of fourteen.

Private Party Contact:
Elizabeth Lemaire: (831) 626-7880

Additional:
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

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91% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (11)
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Local Ingredients (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Business Meals (7)
Casual (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
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Healthy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Fun (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Anniversary

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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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vip
 (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

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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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Just very poor all around..

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Top level French food. Everything simply and well prepared. Not wired modern stuff.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food and service and an outstanding sommelier

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Excellent. Everything was very tasty....we loved the patés, the confit de canard, and the moules....

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

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..

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Delicious food, lovely atmosphere, friendly staff. We always stop here when we're in Carmel. Their seafood and fish is the best!

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

We went this Monday for the bird tasting menu and it was absolutely amazing. Delicious food! My boyfriend did the wine tasting and loved it. We will definitely be back

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Always good here. And the special Monday night dinners are wonderful, especially with the thoughtful wine pairings.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Boise)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Outstanding French cuisine. Nice ambience. Friendly service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent French food. Very good Dover Sole. It used to always be too slow. Better this time. Good for foodies.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

We had a wonderful dining experience at Andre's Bouchee restaurant. Food was very authentic French cuisine and beautifully prepared. Wines were excellent but wine list was a bit pricey. Service and ambiance were exceptional.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Nice find, quit dinner awesome service.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 12, 2017

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 10, 2017

An absolute must if you're in the area and enjoy 'real' French food. So hard to find in California but this is as authentic as possible outside France.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

I went here for the escargot and seared foie gras. It was adequate, but nothing special unfortunately, and expensive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The appetizers were very good, the main courses are good but not spectacular

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Very poor service and manager unconcerned
for customer needs and satisfaction. Would not recommend

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Was happy to find really great French food with excellent service and a relaxed atmosphere. Great ambiance. We will definitely go there the next time we're in the area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Very nice. I love French style dinners. Also the Chef was accommodating to my friends who has particular diet issues.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent all-around! Especially enjoyed the abalone, gnocchi, mushroom and seaweed appetizer--ormeaux--delicious and memorable! The servers were very personable and attentive.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Always a treat to dine here at Andre Bouchee... I LOVE Dover sole and it is hard to find on the west coast. they have finally put it on their menu, but sometimes have it even when it isn't on the menu. Service is great, and the food.... REALLY good!

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·Dined on July 25, 2017

My girlfriend and I came for dinner. We had a fabulous time! Our waiter, Rodrigo, was excellent and was fun to chat with. The food was really great. It was my first time trying escargot and raw oysters. Both were great! However, I think our eyes were bigger than our stomachs because we ordered 3 appetizers, shared a main dish, and shared the French onion soup - which was more than enough. However, I was glad I got the chance to taste a few different items because everything was delicious! The amstophere of the restaurant was very romantic and relaxing - including the bathrooms :)

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 25, 2017

It was our first time dining here. Everything was excellent, from the wine, to the appetizers, to the main course. The abalone appetizer was incredible as was the escargot. Definitely would recommend Andres' to my friends.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Not nearly as good as in the past. The duck tasted like lentils not duck. The service was very competent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Wonderful service. Happy Hour was especially fun and very tasty. Wine selection excellent

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