About Andre’s Bouchée Bistro and Wine Bar
Carmel, CA 93921
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.
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
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, with a set menu.
Semi- private wine cellar with a capacity of fourteen.
Private Party Contact:
Elizabeth Lemaire: (831) 626-7880
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
The restaurant's Chef Benoit Petel is highly touted in the Monterey-Carmel CA food magazines but he was no where to be found on the night we dined. Instead, two young kids served up our meals with food that was tasteless, under-cooked or over-cooked, cold and greasy. A few hours later, I became very ill and had to expel the meal from my system. An absolutely dreadful dining experience.
Always a pleasure to dine here. My boyfriend and I celebrated Valentine's Day and our anniversary all in one night and chose to return to a tried a true favorite Andre Bouchee Bistro. I was happy to see the friendly faces of the wonderful staff who always remember you. The wine list is extensive with a sommelier who knows his stuff. The food is portioned perfectly and the flavor is on point.
Looking forward to returning soon!
Valentine's Day, 4-course set menu with just 2 options - should be easy to get the food out right? Wrong. Took almost two hours. We went through 4 servings of bread during our extended wait, which was ok since the portions were minuscule. Service was very uneven, and price was insultingly pretentious for what was received. Lighting was insanely loud for Valentine's Day - patisserie across the street is much better value, food, and ambience.
Lovely, Lovely. We made reservations when we knew we'd be in Carmel, and a few days before the date, the restaurant called to be sure we knew that since it was Valentine's Day, there was a Prix Fixe menu and cost (we didn't know, and appreciated the heads up).
Checking the menu I noticed some foods I can't eat and emailed. Not a problem, they had it handled.
From the moment we walked in, everything was terrific. The staff was knowledgeable. They worked so well together as a team that service was seamless. Very good wine list. It was a 5-course menu, which normally would be too much for me. However, the flavors and portions were so clearly thought-through (and so well paced) that it was a pleasure. My date particularly loved the abalone/gnocchi, but everything was delicious (including particularly good coffee).
The menu included amuse bouche (oyster for him/cheese for me), appetizer (abalone for him/risotto for me), salad (dressed elegantly), duck for him/salmon for me, dessert (chocolate tart for him, homemade ice cream for me)
I'd recommend the restaurant without hesitation.
All the good stuff like veal chop, bone in ribeye steak snail with puff pastry was no longer available.
I order duck dishes, it cooks with grease Mexican bean . It not so traditional French cuisine you are still paying over price food filled with cheaper Mexican ingredion, which are not worth it!
Went there on the evening of Martin Luther King holiday. The restaurant was not packed but they did not expect the "crowd" they had because there were only two wait staff serving about 5 tables and only 1 cook. Yet, they all performed superbly. Service was prompt, efficient and friendly. The cook that flew solo that night deserved some high praise. The steak and seared foie gras I ordered were done perfectly. My friend's abalone was excellent as well. We live in the Bay Area where there are plenty of great restaurants so I don't give high praises liberally. We spend two weeks in Monterey/Carmel every three months or so. Looking forward to coming back to Andre the next time we are in town.
We were really disappointed in Andre's Bouchée Bistro and Wine Bar. When they came to take our order, we tried to just order appetizers while we further perused the menu and settled in with a glass of wine and the waitress told us that we had to put our entire order in at once. So we rushed to make our decision and order. Then the appetizers, soups and salads all arrived at once. You would have thought they were trying to rush us out so that they could turn the table but the restaurant only had a handful of people in it. One of my dining companions told the waitress that she needed to slow things down as we were afraid our entrees were going to show up minutes later. I guess the waitress took that to heart as after we finished the appetizers/salad/soup our dirty plates sat on the table for 10-15 minutes before I just started stacking them to get them out of the way and the waitress finally came back to clear them. The food was ok overall. We had the sweetbreads and they hadn't been cleaned very well. It was the rushed approach to the food and the poor service that really killed the experience for all of us.
Service from server and the busser was anazing. Our cheve salad was fantastic, as was the bread was wonderful. My medium rare filet was crossing to near well done ( only a sliver of pink, which made the steak dry and gummy, but the sauces helped cover the dryness. Tartlette was ok, and coffee perfect.
Our first dining experience at Andre's Bouchee, but we will definitely return! It was our 46th anniversary, and this was a wonderful choice! Loved everything about the place, and our food selections were great! We shared the foie gras terrine, which was wonderful rich and needed to be shared! and shared a salad also - super fresh with a great vinaigrette! I loved the duck confit with lentils, and hubby had the abalone, which he thoroughly enjoyed.
Table was not ready at reservation the me, had to wait about 30 minutes. Food was not hot when served. Had to be sent back to be re-heated. Noise level was vey loud. Crowded, tables very close to each other. Food was just okay, nothing special. All in all not a good value, will not go back.
We arrived and waited for our table but that was not the issue. Our waitress was lacking any knowledge of the menu or guidance until she told someone at the table that the Waygu steak was wonderful. It was inedible. The carpaccio was salty and you could not taste anything else. My veal and scallops were small in portion but most importantly lacking any taste. I selected this restaurant because I wanted foie gras. It was good but not outstanding which I expected. This was a very special evening for my family and everyone was disappointed at a high price.
Best meal and service we've enjoyed in Carmel! From the abalone/mushroom appetizer and mushroom soup w truffle oil, to our entrees of branzino and Dover sole, and the finishing touch of a freshly baked tart tatin, all the dishes were perfectly prepared and delicious. Our server was friendly, helpful and gracious. We've been visiting Carmel for years, but Andre's Bouchee is one place we'll visit again.
Always a great meal with friendly and attentive service.Lauren was our server and Jacques was our sommelier.Our 6th experience and never disappointed.The mussels are a must.Country bread from Lafayette bakery is always appreciated.Looking forward to our next visit. Favorite Carmel restaurant.
We had an exceptional meal here with very authentic French offerings on the menu. Fantastic filet mignon with a delicately flavored sauce. The veal chop was supersized and perfectly cooked. The filet mignon, much smaller but apprpriate. You will not get mammoth portions here, but cuisine and flavors are superb.
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