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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: Dessert, 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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  • 64
    Very good
  • 12
    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
great place for espresso and desserts

It was a cool day in Carmel, and we wanted hot drinks. We decided to go to Patisserie Boissiere. We selected our desserts but waited to be seated because some women thought we were invisible and barged ahead of us. When we finally got our table, the server promptly took our drink orders. Our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Knyght1
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Carmichael, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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English first
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We saw this place on a busy lunch time and decided to book a table for dinner - big mistake. I had the Brie to start and the onion marmalade which was overwhelmed with balsamic vinegar. My partner had French onion soup, which he said was pretty tasteless. As a vegetarian I was sad to hear that neither the onion... More 

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Carmichael, California
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180 reviews 180 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It was a cool day in Carmel, and we wanted hot drinks. We decided to go to Patisserie Boissiere. We selected our desserts but waited to be seated because some women thought we were invisible and barged ahead of us. When we finally got our table, the server promptly took our drink orders. Our espresso drinks were quite tasty. I'm... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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149 reviews 149 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

At first entry, the charm of this restaurant knocked us out: fire blazing in a tiled fireplace, Country French antiques and chotchkes, fleur-de-lys everywhere. We chose bœuf Bourguignon, presented in a ramekin and extremely savory; and coquilles St-Jacques. The latter was artfully arranged and the seafood cooked perfectly, but its sauce totally tasteless. To make matters worse, the accompanying rice... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We ate here on our first night in Carmel. Excellent food. I had the chicken pot pie. It was creamy and thick with generous portions of chicken. It had mashed potatoes on top instead of the traditional pastry. I would have preferred the pastry, but the potatoes were good. We also had some very smooth house wine and a lovely... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We were there for lunch. Be aware of sizable dishes, so don't order too much. Artichoces were excellent and compared to other dishes right sized for a starter.

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Napa, California, United States
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349 reviews 349 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I have been to Carmel several times but never knew about Patisserie Boissiere since it is on a side street. A friend had recommended going here and I'm glad we did. The bakery is the first thing we experienced when we walked in the door. The quaint wooden tables and classic setting made us feel that we were in France.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stumbled across this terrific little place on a family weekend to Carmel, and stopped in for brunch. It was worth the wait! Lovely decor with simple cobalt vases of fresh cut flowers grace each table. Classic French bistro fare. The French onion soup and croissants are classic. But the whole menu was enticing. Everything we ate was delicious and... More 

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Lafayette, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went to celebrate my wife's birthday on a Saturday in March. It is a neat little place, beautifully decorated -- like being in a private French dining room. We shared a French onion soup and a delicious chicken on croissant, and a glass of their house Chardonnay. Service (by Leslie) was superb (not at all the "French waiter" stereotype.... More 

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Eating at Patisserie Boissiere is a beautiful treat encapsulating the spirit of Carmel and Paris bistro. It's the only place where I can go to eat classic bistro items, plus I love their California salads! Their homemade croutons, house dressing, and french onion soup are still the best in town. I've eaten at the finest restaurants in California and Paris... More 

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Irvine, California
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21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The only way to describe this little cottage. It's quite feminine and cozy interior surprisingly did not bother my husband or brother-in-law, nor did the lengthy wait. The food made up for it all. My French Onion soup, my husband's Croque Monsieur, and my brother-in-law's shrimp and avocado salad received rave reviews from us all. This place, like many other... More 

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Additional Information about Patisserie Boissiere

Address: Mission Between Ocean & 7th, P. O. Box 5925, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: +1 831-624-5008
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 26
Cuisine: French, European

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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: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, 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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