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Andre's Bouchee Restaurant & Wine Bar

Mission Street, (SW Between Ocean & 7th), Carmel, CA 93921
831-626-7880
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Ranked #3 of 152 restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: European, French, International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ocean Ave. and 7th
Description: Proprietors Andre Lemaire and Elizabeth Ketler want to share a Carmel favorite that lures locals and visitors with its chic style and neighborhood charm. Chef Andre Lemaire prepares authentic French Bistro Cuisine.The wine bar opens at 4:00 pm daily. Dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. nightly. Reservations are recommended at the restaurant, telephone 831-626-7880. We are open for lunch from 11:30 until 2:30 Wednesday through Sunday.
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Oslo, Norway
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I stayed in Carmel for two days and was adviced to make a reservation at Andre´s. As a lone traveller I ended up at the bar, the room was crowded. And being a rather reserved North European I do get a bit stressed when I have total strangers at my elbows, but the excellent food, wine and service soon made... More

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San Francisco, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We had dinner at Andre's on Thanksgiving day. Andre's as all restaurants on this "American holiday" paid homage to the turkey. On this special day, Andre's had a prix fixe menu with 3 choices for the first course, 3 for the second and 2 for dessert. My husband had the stuffed mussels, the turkey with chestnut dressing and a cheese... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

We debated whether to have out anniversary dinner here after reading the recent reviews of this restaurant. However, we decided to make reservations after enjoying the delicious aromas that came from the kitchen while we read the menu in the street. We were not disappointed. Our meal was delicious. I ordered one of the nightly specials, a rack of veal,... More

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Oakland, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We celebrated my wife's birthday here this week. We both thoroughly enjoyed the dinner. Although it is a bit on the expensive side, the service and the ambiance make it quite special. We had the special mushroom starter with artichoke heart and mushroom soup for starters - both to die for. Main courses included a sea bass and scallops in... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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82 reviews 82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

Was visiting Carmel and had made reservations thru open table for this restaurant. Service was efficient and we were shown our table. Though there was only 3 service staff working that night we were promptly served. The cold tomato soup which my wife had was yummy but the mushroom soup I had was just so-so compared to Joel Palmer house... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We visited on a Sunday evening and were surprised so few tables were taken. Had read comments about the sommelier's manner and can see how that could upset, but his knowledge is extensive and we were delighted with the (similar priced) wine he recommended as an alternative to our original thought - Emeritus Pinot noir. Veal and scallops were sensational... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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73 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We were surprisingly only 3 tables with customers for lunch. The vegetarian pasta and the rib-eye were both absolutely delicious and they have really good bread. Waiting staff was friendly. It felt like a real French bistro. Very reasonable for what you get.

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West Vancouver
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Elegant restaurant with attentive and knowledgeable service. Reservation handled well, reception warm and efficient. Wine list is extensive but expensive. The food was delicious, well prepared and tastefully presented. We have been to Andres' on an earlier visit and will return. Highly recommended.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel that we were staying in. All started well, good atmosphere and menu lovely. The wine list is a book and to be honest intimidating. We both enjoy our wine but do not profess to be experts on the subject, so we chose a £40 bottle of red. The wine waiter came over... More

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Carmel, California, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Andre's is definitely one of the finest places to eat in Carmel. The special was an exquisite fig sauce over a beautifully cooked duck breast elegantly plated. The other entree at the table was scallops with fettuccine. The scallops tasted great and were perfectly prepared. The fettuccine were cooked perfectly so that they were still just a little al dente... More

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