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Le Bar Andre

French, Seafood, Brasserie, Gastropub
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5 Rue Saint-Jean-du-Perot, 17000 La Rochelle, France
05 4641 2824
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Today
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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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  • 134
    Excellent
  • 240
    Very good
  • 104
    Average
  • 68
    Poor
  • 39
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Much improved in the last year

The seafood here is always fresh, you can watch the shellfish being prepared as you stroll by on the street. This hasn't changed at all. I had the Dover Sole this time and it was a classic version and I highly recommend it. The big change is in the service. We were greeted in English (it's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Peter W
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Coupeville, Washington
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Coupeville, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The seafood here is always fresh, you can watch the shellfish being prepared as you stroll by on the street. This hasn't changed at all. I had the Dover Sole this time and it was a classic version and I highly recommend it. The big change is in the service. We were greeted in English (it's easy to spot American's... More 

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Elmwood Park, Illinios
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

One of the people travelling with us had been here before and had made reservations for us. Ten of us were travelling together. We all had the fish soup which was excellent. Mussels were very good. I can not remember what everyone had but everyone seemed to enjoy it. It is located in the harbor area.

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

We had a really pleasant meal at this restaurant - the moules were wonderful as were the frites could not complain. To top it off they had Pain Perdu my favourite dessert ! Service was efficient and pleasant could not fault our waiter - possibly going off season helps but then again maybe not. Would go again

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Coupeville, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

The seafood here is always fresh, you can watch the shellfish being prepared as you stroll by on the street. Service, especially for non-French speakers tends to be slow and indifferent if not outright rude. Prices tend to be high and there are better places that give more value for your Euro

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

Dear Peter, Thanks for sharing your comment with us. Thank you for your compliment about our sea food, they're selected for their freshness and quality as well as all the products we use, which justify our prices. Our staff doesn't have such order or advice about how to behave with foreigners. They have to provide the same exact quality service... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Really good seafood and staff very friendly and service was good had oysters and fish soup, really great.

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

Dear Tony, Many thanks for sharing your review with us. We're glad that you enjoyed both our cook and our service at André. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Antoine B. Customer Relationship Manager avis@blanc.net More 

Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The food was second to none, the service from our waiter was perfect. We were staying at the St Jean d'Acre next door and they recommended we go there for dinner. Very good recommendation.

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

Dear Customer, We're glad you enjoyed your meal at the Bar André, the waiter thank you for your compliments and will be honored to welcome you again next time you come by La Rochelle. Kind regards, Antoine B. Customer Relationship Manager avis@blanc.net More 

London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We have visited this restaurant many times over the past 4 years and have always had a great meal however, this time having reserved a table for 8:30pm , as we always do , we were told very rudely that there was no reservation for us . When we started to complain & they amazingly found us our table !... More 

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

Dear Guest, We're truly sorry to read your disastrous experience at Le Bar André while you had great memories of the place. The lack of service you experienced is far from our house standards. Moreover, we're very concerned with you being sick. Our Director would like to discuss this recent meal with you and better understand what happened. Would you... More 

London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Just got back from a lovely dinner at "Le bar Andre". Big restaurant that is divided into 3 smaller restaurants yet with shared kitchen, we went for the small back street restaurant which has much more charm then the modern typical "modern pavement restaurant feel" as the back side is onto a small street full of restaurants, we were even... More 

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for sharing your kind and warm review about André. We're truly glad you had a great dining experience among us. We hope to welcome you again someday. Kind regards, Chloé P Customer Relations Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

They must churn out hundreds of meals a day. One would expect mediocre quality and that is exactly what you get. The prices are very high for the quality you get. Service is fine. Would not recommend. Mind you you might find there are a whole bunch of tourist type expensive mediocre food in what is now a run down... More 

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

Dear John, We're truly appaled by your comment and the description of our food you qualify as mediocre. Please be sure that this isn't the house standards. Indeed, Le Bar André posesses the Maitre Restaurateur title which testifies of our commitment towards a homemade cuisine cooked with fresh produce. Our Director would like to discuss this recent meal with you... More 

Westbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Pleasant staff, delicious seafood platter in a lovely evening atmosphere. Booked by the hotel in advance as it was very popular.

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

Dear Tim, We're glad you enjoyed your meal at André and look forward welcoming you again someday. Kind regards, Chloe P Customer Relations Manager 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: 05 4641 2824

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Brasserie, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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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