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Le Bar Andre

French, German, Seafood, Bistro, Gastropub
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5 Rue Saint-Jean-du-Perot, 17000 La Rochelle, France
05 4641 2824
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: For over 70 years, le Bar Andre has welcomed diners aboard a ship "moored...
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
Tourist trap

This place was recommended by the owner of our holiday let. The food, seafood, was OK but it was pricey. We had a similar meal the next night at another restaurant for half the price including pudding.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Louise C
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London, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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London, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This place was recommended by the owner of our holiday let. The food, seafood, was OK but it was pricey. We had a similar meal the next night at another restaurant for half the price including pudding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

For foodys. We started with oysters & a seasonal cherry cocktail. Both delicious. The oysters were so fresh. They catered for English speakers by having English menus. My main dish was meagre. Hadn't heard of meagre but it was cooked to perfection & absolutely delicious. Top notch eaterie. Would love to return.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If you're in La Rochelle then fresh seafood has to be on he menu. And Andre is exactly that - fresh, beautifully presented and with friendly service. A regular visit for us!

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We sat inside and liked the ambiance...had dined outdoors on the same street at other restaurants previously and wanted a different atmosphere. I had the small seafood platter and enjoyed it very much. My husband enjoyed his ray. Portions were not large but they were perfect for us and the food was tasty. The waiter was fun. Overall, it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very good restaurant right on the marina. Seems like one of the most famous in the area, so as such it is very busy and a little overpriced. However the quality of the food was good and so were the setting and service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We would not have visited here if we had read the reviews but the receptionist at our hotel told us that Andre's is a local 'institution' which should be tried if you like seafood, so we did! We hadn't booked and inadvertently entered by the rear entrance so were sat inside the almost empty rear of the restaurant. We didn't... More 

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

Dear guest, We're happy that you ended up visiting our venue. It's true the Bar André is a well-known restaurant of La Rochelle with a long history. Thus, it is quite crowded (victim of our own success), but we always try to provide the best service possible and cuisine, which you seemed to like. We hope to see you again... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stayed at the very nice Hotel St Nicholas and the receptionist suggested Bar Andre for seafood. My daughter had the fish soup and my wife and I had the Number 2 oysters. Both were excellent but when we asked for gluten free bread ( wife is coeliac) we were told none available. My wife and I ordered the "unmissable"... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your comment about your last visit. We are genuinely sorry that the quality of our dishes did not meet your expectation and we truly would like to be able to regain your trust. Let me assure you that all our dishes are cooked on place by our chef using only fresh and high quality products.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Was there with a group, great atmosphere , food was ok, seafood was good. The staff is friendly. Price is also very good. Average wine list..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Since we arrived to La Rochelle, we were craving for oysters and wine. During our walk around the vieux port, we decided to have a light dinner somewhere nearby. The major thing we were looking for was oysters, so having looked at the menu of Andre, we stayed in. The waitress was very nice, suggesting us to try different types... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

We decided to eat here as it seemed very similar to all the other places in La Rochelle but it had been rated in Lonely Planet and in another guide book. It was obviously very popular as I think we got the last table outside before you had to wait. One party had booked a 12 person table and only... More 

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

Dear James, Thank you for letting us know about your experince at Bar André. We are glad that you and your wife both enjoyed the quality of our cuisine. However we are sorry that the portions were not enough, we wished you have told us. I have passed along your comment about it. We really hope you will give us... More 

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Additional Information about Le Bar Andre

Address: 5 Rue Saint-Jean-du-Perot, 17000 La Rochelle, France
Phone Number: 05 4641 2824
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Poitou-Charentes  >  Charente-Maritime  >  La Rochelle
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: French, German, Seafood, Bistro, Gastropub

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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: 05 4641 2824

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, German, Seafood, Bistro, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business

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 - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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