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Le Bar Andre

French, Seafood, Gastropub
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5 Rue Saint-Jean-du-Perot, 17000, La Rochelle, France
33546412824
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Description: For over 70 years, le Bar Andre has welcomed diners aboard a ship...
For over 70 years, le Bar Andre has welcomed diners aboard a ship "moored" at the foot of the towers in the old port of La Rochelle. The menu mirrors the restaurant, an abundance of the sea's treasures. The seafood and shellfish arrive daily direct from the local fish market. Like the two towers, Le Bar Andre is a La Rochelle landmark, embarking its clientele on a delicious seafarer's journey.--Situe sur le vieux port de La Rochelle, au pied des tours, le Bar Andre vous accueille depuis plus de 70 ans dans un "navire amarre" aux multiples ambiances. La carte est a l'image du restaurant qui defend corps et ames les joyaux de la mer. Les fruits de mer et coquillages arrivent donc quotidiennement en direct de la criee locale rochelaise. A l'instar des deux tours, le Bar Andre est une figure incontournable de la Rochelle qui embarque ses clients pour un voyage aux saveurs marines.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful

Beautifully decorated, good service with a good ambiance. Mostly fish which is beautifully cooked and presented. We took our small dog which they made very welcome. There are two ways to go in......go from the street behind the port it is like going into a boat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Carol R
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Brantome, France
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Freezing cold shuckers outside in a booth preparing shellfish for the warm & toasty patrons inside. Right down to the sea snails still crawling while on your plate. With the crispest local white wine. Turn dinner into an affair! Very friendly & never rushed. The best of Atlantic France!

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Thank JDArsenault
Brantome, France
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully decorated, good service with a good ambiance. Mostly fish which is beautifully cooked and presented. We took our small dog which they made very welcome. There are two ways to go in......go from the street behind the port it is like going into a boat.

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Thank Carol R
Rothwell, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Le bar Andre is in town center of La Rochelle, le bar Andre is a big restaurant and the staff speak very good English we chose Moules Mariniere (Mussles cooked with wine & cream, garlic and butter) served with Frites and I had choose as well a Plateau de fruit de mer ( seafood ), they were perfect. It was... More 

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Thank Pascal C
Newbridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

If you like seafood Bar Andre is the place for you. The atmosphere is warm and friendly and the food is exceptional. The Fruits de Mer looks sensational and is served on a huge platter and oysters are the specialty of the area. We ate from the fixed menu which still offered good choice. Everything we had on our table... More 

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Thank Lynn H
Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Le Bar Andre, responded to this review

Dear Lynn, We would like to warmly thank you for taking the time to write this nice comment. It's a pleasure for us to read that you really enjoyed your meal at bar André. We hope to see you again during your next visit in La Rochelle! Best regards, Marine W. More 

finger lakes NY
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204 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We chose Andre for our lunch while in La Rochelle, based on my partner's prior visits to the city. On the day of our visit, the weather wasn't great, and there were not big crowds; Andre is a big restaurant and could have handled far more people than were there. She chose Moules Mariniere (Mussles cooked with wine & cream,... More 

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Thank chasinUpstateNewYork
Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Le Bar Andre, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for having taken the time to share your feedback on your latest experience at Bar André. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our cuisine as well as the service and the atmosphere ! It would be a great pleasure to welcome you again very soon Kind regards, Sophie L. More 

London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We wondered about this one - people kept saying it was living off its reputation and pandered to the tourists; well maybe, but if it does then the tourists are right and the reputation deserved. The food we had was fresh, well cooked and came with good recommendations for wine and dessert. The staff were all helpful and clearly knew... More 

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Thank GandCtripper
England
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We booked this restaurant for our 20th wedding anniversary on the recommendation of our hotel - before reading any reviews! We wanted something special and liked the look of the plateau de fruits de mer crustaces which included lobster, crab and langoustines, and was very good. We had champagne to start, which came with a small appetiser. We ordered (good)... More 

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Thank happyvoyagerEngland
Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Le Bar Andre, responded to this review

Dear Client, We would like to thank you for the time you took to write your comment. We are happy to see that you enjoyed the food. But we would like to appologize for the time you had to wait for it. Concerning our price, they are justified by the quality and the freshness of each product that we offer.... More 

Ymare
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123 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We had an excellent diner there (fish soup, mouclade, and pollack). there are multiple rooms in this restaurant, service is friendly and efficient, and the food is fresh and delicious.

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Thank FrancoisD76
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Poor fish soup. Dreadful cod & salmon main. No effort by the junior chef and obviously not checked by a senior on the way out. Avoid this tourist trap.

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Thank 619ctf
Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Le Bar Andre, responded to this review

Dear client, We are truly sorry that you couldn't enjoy your meal. The dishes that you ordered are our specialties and we usually get nice feedbacks about it. Let me assure you that everything is cooked by our chef and we offer only fresh products. We wish you would have told us your disappointment so we would have done our... More 

sydney
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous seafood restaurant with very friendly staff! The seafood platter is wonderful ...as is the oyster platter... Huge juicy wonderful oysters tasting like the sea! Main course was Hake... ( which is my least favorite white fish along with cod...but hey! we have such stunning fish in Australia, it's always difficult to match that standard).. So stay away from main... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Rue Saint-Jean-du-Perot, 17000, La Rochelle, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Poitou-Charentes  >  Charente-Maritime  >  La Rochelle
  • Phone Number: 33546412824

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene

Description

For over 70 years, le Bar Andre has welcomed diners aboard a ship "moored" at the foot of the towers in the old port of La Rochelle. The menu mirrors the restaurant, an abundance of the sea's treasures. The seafood and shellfish arrive daily direct from the local fish market. Like the two towers, Le Bar Andre is a La Rochelle landmark, embarking its clientele on a delicious seafarer's journey.--Situe sur le vieux port de La Rochelle, au pied des tours, le Bar Andre vous accueille depuis plus de 70 ans dans un "navire amarre" aux multiples ambiances. La carte est a l'image du restaurant qui defend corps et ames les joyaux de la mer. Les fruits de mer et coquillages arrivent donc quotidiennement en direct de la criee locale rochelaise. A l'instar des deux tours, le Bar Andre est une figure incontournable de la Rochelle qui embarque ses clients pour un voyage aux saveurs marines.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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