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Le Bar Andre

French, German, Seafood, Gastropub, Brasserie
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We have visited Andre's on several occasions but have not been for 7 or 8 years and were worried that the standards had dropped following some of the recent negative reviews on here recently. I'm really happy to say that we were really happy with all aspects of our experience and it lived up to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Stuart_nicky
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Dursley
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Dursley
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We have visited Andre's on several occasions but have not been for 7 or 8 years and were worried that the standards had dropped following some of the recent negative reviews on here recently. I'm really happy to say that we were really happy with all aspects of our experience and it lived up to our memories. This has been... More 

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Sancerre, France
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56 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I must admit that I am a long time fan of this restaurant and even make trips to La Rochelle just to dine here! Fresh seafood galore, a fantastic choice of shellfish platters (Meli-Melo is a favorite), helpful service and old port location make it a great choice!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The staff is very nice and helpful. The food is good, good portions and well prepared. The house wine was great. Just thought it was a bit expensive for what it was.

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

Dear Luisa, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are delighted to read that you appreciated the quality of our dishes. Regarding our prices, it is explained by the fact that we are selecting only high quality products and all our dishes are prepared by our chef from raw ingredients. We hope to have the pleasure... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We went with guests to this well known restaurant, having been many times before. We were cold and chose to dine in the rather more elegant part which is at the rear of the outside dining area and which is far more elegant than the rest of the restaurant .. (which is absolutely enormous). The service and attention was excellent,... More 

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

Dear client, We truly apologize for the service. The description that you made about our service does not meet our standards. I already shared your comments with the manager. Regarding the prices, all our products are fresh and high quality and this explains the prices. We truly hope that you will give us another chance to regain your trust. For... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Asked our hotel receptionist for good restaurant in town and she recommended this one. The place looks great and easy to find but the food here was hit and miss. The oysters as starters were okay, but the mains were complete miss. Out of the 3 molten chocolate dessert we had, one was overdone... Unfortunately it did not meet expectations... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review about your experience at le Bar André. We are sorry that we did not answer to your expectations. Could you please come back to us in order to discuss it with our director ? We hope to be able to make it up you very soon. Kind regards,... More 

San Francisco, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My mom wanted sea in La Rochelle and a local recommend this restaurant. It happened to be very good with local seafood that's available on the menu. The service was great with an English menu available. Don't expect anything fancy, but the service was excellent.

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Coupeville, Washington
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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22 helpful votes 22 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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13 helpful votes 13 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 

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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, Gastropub, Brasserie

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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