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 - Patisserie Boissiere Restaurant, Carmel By the Sea, CA

Patisserie Boissiere Restaurant

4.7
4.7
335 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Reservations accepted for dinner only.

Fifty eight years ago, Elaine and Pierre Boissiere established their eponymous restaurant at its current location, years before Carmel Plaza shopping center was built around it. They sought to offer the city of Carmel-by-the-Sea a relaxing and comforting venue modeled after a European chateau where tables are thoughtfully spaced and fresh flowers, fireplace, candles and soothing musical notes are integral part of the dining experience. The ambience sets the tone for French country food served with a great deal of care for detail and pastries baked daily on premises. It is a testament to their far sightedness that Patisserie Boissiere Restaurant continues to fulfill their vision to this day.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Bistro, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 624-5008
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Available for private dinner parties.

What 335 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Value

335 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visiting from Michigan. One of the best French meals we have had in a very long time. Great atmosphere, friendly staff … it is always nice to be greeted by the owner. Wine list is smaller, but incredibly well curated. If I lived in Carmel, I would be 20 lbs heavier.

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  2. JasonR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very home style French restaurant. The best French Onion soup anywhere and the Duck two ways is out of this world!

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  3. EricY

    Central Coast

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in Carmel, but last night they outdid themselves. On the menu was an appetizer of truffle pate with baked brie. What wasn't mentioned were the cherries, apple slices and roasted garlic. It might have been one of the best appetizers I have ever eaten.

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  4. AlexandraR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambience, service and menu. Generous servings, only downside was the chocolate eclair for dessert was a bit disappointing.

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  5. shaesq

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service. Especially the French Onion soup and Short Rib.

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  6. AJLJJF

    Central Coast

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Again, we enjoyed dining at Patisserie Boissiere Restaurant for the atmosphere (so Carmel!), delicious food and very reasonable pricing. It was the perfect Valentine's Day dinner. Highly recommend!

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  7. BryanP

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great meal and the service was outstanding.

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  8. AnnaS

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dishes, great service, we'll be back soon. Nice ambiance with fireplace, small, cozy restaurant.

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  9. foodamust

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The french onion soup and short ribs were excellent!

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  10. DavidP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was terrific as always. Patisserie is one of favorite restaurants in Carmel. The staff is wonderful and very attentive. And the food can’t be beat.

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  11. Sheri

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful French cuisine! We love to find a good French restaurant. So happy we booked a reservation for Patisserie Boissiere. We were very pleased with the taste and quality of the food. Service was exceptional. We will be back when we are in the Carmel area again soon!

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  12. MaryS

    Yosemite

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been coming here for over 20 years. Never disappoints. Best Onion Soup I have ever had. The Chocolate Cake Mouse last night was incredible.

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  13. BobH

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice atmosphere with great background music. Excellent service.

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  14. VincentB

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience. Consistently excellent. This is the third time that we have eaten there and it is on of the best in Carmel . A true gem.

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  15. RicardoA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, delightful staff, reasonable prices, and ambience like a French kitchen. Go, and enjoy!

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  16. carmelvillager

    Central Coast

    51 reviews

    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A long-time restaurant under fairly new ownership and new chef. Better than ever. Quiet atmosphere, good service and Chef Tim is doing a great job. Menu still has a French influence and is well-executed. As a long-time local, I am now going back. Still enjoy the pastry offerings in the display counter, too. Also a great place for a quiet lunch, cup of tea, dessert. Lovely, old-fashioned without being stuffy.

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  17. Cynthia

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal last night was a wonderful experience. The ambience, the feeling of hospitality, the service and especially the food were exceptional. Can't recommend it more highly.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here in NYE for our anniversary and it did not disappoint! The food, service, and ambience were all on point. I would definitely recommend saving room for dessert as well. The Chocolate Decadence we had was rich and delicious.

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  19. DennisL

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    we were disappointed that the sea bass entree was served with a very unexpected very creamy sauce the server pleasant but unknowledgeable

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  20. michaelhPG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unbelievable dishes & flavors! Our go to Carmel restaurant from now on

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  21. TominCA

    San Diego

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We continue to have positive dining experiences at Patisserie. Our last visit was on Saturday of New Years weekend. Our group of four enjoyed Caesar salads, shrimp-pasta and coquette St. Jacques. Our waiter was friendly, professional and attentive. The only negative was a very loud patron - it would be great if the staff could ask someone like this to be polite.

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  22. shannydog

    Orange County

    59 reviews

    3.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Most of our meal was very good; however, my filet wasn’t. The French Onion soup was delicious as were the prawns with pasta. Nice wine list. Good service. Just a poor filet Will give the restaurant another chance when we next return to Carmel.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, beautiful restaurant and wonderful ambiance. Highly recommend! Absolutely fantastic

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  24. KennethI

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A cute bistro perfect for a family. A west coast French restaurant with a limited, but excellent menu. No oysters. I live on the the east coast near NYC.

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  25. AJLJJF

    Central Coast

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining at Patisserie Boissiere Restaurant and it won't be our last. The food was exceptional and reasonably priced. This is the epitome of a traditional "Carmel" dining establishment, with great ambiance and charm. We really enjoyed our experience!

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  26. GiseleC

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Plates were tasteful! Just the amount of food in each entree surprised us! We thought it was a french amount, but came an american amount! Lol we took the rest home

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really fantastic experience. Nothing crazy, just classic French dishes done extremely well! We loved our experience and will definitely be coming back.

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  28. justina

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A Magical Xmas eve. Thanks again for welcoming us...

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  29. EricY

    Central Coast

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christmas Eve dinner was fixed price. I decided to try carpaccio that I had never had before. I liked it, my wife didn’t. Prime rib was outstanding and their desserts are always to die for.
    Patisserie Boissiere RestaurantResponded on December 30, 2023
    Thank you very much...we so appreciate our customers!!!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I want to share our experience of celebrating our anniversary at this wonderful, beautiful restaurant! Six months ago, we went here for the first time, and then we were just amazed at how delicious the food there was. Then we really enjoyed the asabuka. A few days ago it was our wedding anniversary and we drove from Beverly Hills to Carmel to have a family night at the restaurant.And it was a hit! I couldn't have imagined a better evening! Exquisite food, amazing wine, lovely staff! The restaurant has soul and it is truly beautiful! Thank you! See you next time❤️

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  31. DaveK

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful romantic spot with nice fireplace and great food. Quiet enough to actually hear the family conversation. My favorite restaurant in Carmel.

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  32. CathyK

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of the food was excellent, from stuffed mushrooms to the Beef B (French word). The chocolate decadence slice of cake was incredible! Don’t miss it.
    Patisserie Boissiere RestaurantResponded on December 30, 2023
    Thank you!! We are so pleased you chose us!! Happy New Year!!!

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  33. Petie

    Los Angeles

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding on every level. Exceptional dishes matched by kindly, excellent service, in a setting that manages to be at once elegant, welcoming and warm. Highly recommended for intimate meals as well as happy gatherings—and even after dessert you’ll want to bring home many of the patisserie’s superb offerings on the way out. We will be back, and we look forward to it.
    Patisserie Boissiere RestaurantResponded on December 30, 2023
    We LOVE You and cant wait to see you again!!!

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  34. ColleenJ

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an incredible meal. French onion soup was fabulous. So was the coquille st. Jaques! Impeccable service. Looking forward to my next visit.
    Patisserie Boissiere RestaurantResponded on December 30, 2023
    Colleen! We are looking forward to seeing you again, also...with more new dishes to delight!!

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  35. GloriaD

    San Francisco

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb as always!! Service and food excellent!!!!
    Patisserie Boissiere RestaurantResponded on December 30, 2023
    aw!! Thank you!!

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  36. STLTraveler

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice and quiet restaurant with good food and service. Brings back memories of the many wonderful small, family owned restaurants you find in France.
    Patisserie Boissiere RestaurantResponded on December 30, 2023
    We definitely try our best!!! and Thank you!!!

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  37. Inbals

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was thanksgiving eve menu. The food was not as good.

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  38. GillesV

    Tasmania

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Surprisingly good Thanksgiving dinner for a French pastry shop. Very generous platter of white and dark turkey meat, Outstanding dressing taste, complemented by great cranberry sauce and turkey gravy. The pumpkin cheesecake at the end was delicious. A very good value prix fixe experience

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Thanksgiving meal. It was the best restaurant Thanksgiving meal I’ve ever had. The food was beautifully plated. Everything was well-seasoned. The portions were generous. The meal was outstanding.

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  40. Tony

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good menu, good service, and good ambiance. Would highly recommend.

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FAQs

Patisserie Boissiere Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 624-5008.

Patisserie Boissiere Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 335 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Patisserie Boissiere Restaurant

Mission Between Ocean and 7th, Carmel By the Sea, CA 93921

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Carmel
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Bistro, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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