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Patisserie Boissiere

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Mission Between Ocean & 7th, P. O. Box 5925, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-5008
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11:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: A relaxing and comforting venue modeled after a European chateau where...
A relaxing and comforting venue modeled after a European chateau where tables are thoughtfully spaced and fresh flowers, fireplace, candles and soothing musical notes are integral part of the dining experience. The ambience sets the tone for French country food served with a great deal of care for detail, and pastries baked daily on premises. Dining room is available for private dinner parties.
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  • 112
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice plaza

Carmel Plaza has shops, restaurants, sitting areas, and shade. Live band Friday nights in summer months.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
travelingGibson
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Kingsburg, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Kingsburg, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Carmel Plaza has shops, restaurants, sitting areas, and shade. Live band Friday nights in summer months.

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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is my favorite spot for lunch - we go here every visit to Carmel. Love the Cobb salad and French onion soup combo and the eggs Parisian. Desserts are great - we often purchase them to go as do a lot of walk in visitors.

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Cedar Park, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

After a day of shopping in Carmel, it was lovely to be able to stop and eat in the quaint French cafe. We all had the French onion soup, and loved it. My mom and I had beef bourgignon and it was heavenly. We all shared a piece of chocolate cake which was super creamy and delicious. The service was... More 

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Ione, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We stopped in here for lunch after viewing the menu outside. The inside is very aged and could use some TLC. The food was average. I had a sandwich with a salad that had one crouton on it (whoop) and my husband had the shepherds pie, which was mostly mashed potatoes. Next time we will find another place to eat.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We happened upon this place looking for a light dinner and dessert. What a find. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was very European. Then the ending with superb cream brûlée and other pastries was wonderful. We even went back for a second evening. Love this quaint place!

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stumbled upon this delightful place which reminded me of a tea room although it was filled with men and women alike. Great French ambiance. The service was very good and the lunch was wonderful. My husband had the Vegetables in Phyllo and I had the crab/shrimp salad sandwich. Both were outstanding and we only wished we had left room... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great Desserts! We have stopped here in the afternoon a couple of times for coffee and desserts. The desserts are amazing but we felt somewhat uncomfortable here both times. We felt as if we were imposing on them to order dessert as if we were taking up one of their tables. Both times we were one of two or three... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We read some good reviews about this restaurant so decided to give it a try for lunch. When we walked in we were delighted at how the place was decorated. It was a very elegant decor. It reminded me of a place you might have high tea. It also made me feel I could have been at a French bistro... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We barely made their 4:30 p.m. closing time (before they reopen for dinner at 5:30), so imagine my disappointment when I bit into my almond croissant to only taste like a slightly tired Danish. A croissant is hugely different from a Danish, but they sell this abomination anyway. I so wanted to go back and demand my money back. I... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

OK, we know it is a patisserie by name, but they do serve dinners -- and it is in Carmel-by-the-Sea, so one would expect fish and for the restaurant not to run out of their main dishes by 7 pm on a Sunday night! So, when we were told that there was no fish or even duck left in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mission Between Ocean & 7th, P. O. Box 5925, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-5008

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 26
  • Cuisine: French, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

A relaxing and comforting venue modeled after a European chateau where tables are thoughtfully spaced and fresh flowers, fireplace, candles and soothing musical notes are integral part of the dining experience. The ambience sets the tone for French country food served with a great deal of care for detail, and pastries baked daily on premises. Dining room is available for private dinner parties.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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