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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.
Carmel, CA 93921
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
Andre's Bouchee has quickly become one of our favorite spots in Carmel. The chef is so creative, the food is so tasty, and the presentations are always gorgeous. Everyone on staff is top notch; knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, and also casual.
If you want classic French dishes, you'll find those here, but the real hidden gem about Andre's Bouchee is their Monday Night Supper Club. The supper club really shows off the creativity of the chef; he starts with a theme, which can be anything from pig or calf to abalone or artichoke. With that theme he creates a four-course prix fixe meal, from amuse bouche to dessert, with every dish containing the theme ingredient.
My wife and I have tried the supper club several times over the last year and we have never been disappointed, so I highly recommend it. It doesn't happen every Monday...maybe once or twice a month depending on the time of year so sign up for their email list so you'll get advance notice.
Attentive service. Delicious table side English Channel Dover sole. Highly recommend! Wonderful wine pairing (Chateau Nuef de Paux white 2012). Bread and butter (bread is chewy in the middle with perfect crispness for crust) absolutely divine. It's the "small things."
The mushroom soup and the French onion soup were outstanding, and the bread ( from Lafayette Bakery) was superb, served warm and with warm butter. The filet of sole was so moist and tender that we thought it been a sous vide preparation. The pot de creme was excellent, but the tart tatin was really poorly done with virtually uncooked apples and unbaked dough for a "crust." I allowed them this one poor performance because the rest of the food and the service were so really good. I will return, but no forgiveness next time should I receive such an egregiously bad dessert, and they are not moderately priced. The wine list is excellent and actually not overpriced, but seriously lacking in German rieslings. We very much enjoyed actually being able to talk in normal tones and hear each other well enough to have a real conversation which really contributed to the enjoyment of a great -albeit slightly flawed-meal, something one experiences all too rarely when dining out nowadays. And I must compliment them again on the outstanding, friendly, and helpful service.
had a 7:00 resi on a Friday night, asked for a certain sparkling wine on menu , they did not have, asked for an abalone appy on menu, they did not have, green salad was poor, dressing overly sour , had mussels they were good, had combo scallops and veal entrée both undercooked and veal tough, duck confit was good, cheese platter for dessert not nearly the nice presentation provided on an previous visit, cheeses was presented like an appetizer with a lot of bread not what you'd expect for dessert with some fruit or honey or jellies to ad flavor .
We had a very nice meal here last Friday night. The head chef wasn't there that evening but our meals were still all delicious. My friend especially enjoyed the sweetbreads, the duck with lentils & bacon was delightful, and the crab that came with the steak was also noteworthy. We left satisfied and happy.
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.
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