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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
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    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
fine pastries

Didn't eat a meal there -- only take-out pastries. All of the cakes we sampled were excellent. Le mousse au chocolat was good. Nothing that we bought (and we bought a variety of the pastry offerings) was less than very good. Did we feel like we were in Paris or Bruxelles? No, not quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2013
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Providence, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Providence, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Didn't eat a meal there -- only take-out pastries. All of the cakes we sampled were excellent. Le mousse au chocolat was good. Nothing that we bought (and we bought a variety of the pastry offerings) was less than very good. Did we feel like we were in Paris or Bruxelles? No, not quite. Nevertheless, a worthwhile detour for the... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I suppose we could have paid two-thirds less and gone to Subway, but I just couldn't face the lackluster bread, slap-dash fillings, white lettuce and overbrined chicken. So imagine my delight when I saw that Patisserie Boissiere offered a picnic menu. We had the chicken Caesar salad and a seafood sandwich, both of which were very good. Had they had... More 

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I can only comment on the pastries - the coconut cream pie was divine while the choux pastry items were good - not Parisian or Lyon standards. Service is cramped and harried, though. Selection changes daily.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We stopped here having been recommended by someone we met in the street as she said the bakery was the best in town! It took us a while to find it but it was definitely worth it. I had the shepherds pie - this is not named correctly as it is made with beef and NOT lamb - that said... More 

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Kalama, Washington
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144 reviews 144 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We tried this restaurant after not being able to get into the Flying Fish Grill. It wasn't crowded at all. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was very comfortable and the food was delicious. I would definitely dine here again.

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Morgan Hill, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Carmel can be oh-so-over-the-top with faux-posh, etc. Patisserie Boissiere is none of that. It's a bit off the main "ta-ta" area, but is friendly, cozy, and truly lovely! I've never been disappointed!! And it's not over-priced, which is something one can't say about every restaurant in Carmel.

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San Francisco, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The people were the best: the maitre d'hôtel was so warm and welcoming and the service quick and correct. Setting romantic. Portions generous, but the food could have been a bit spicier. We had the salad and onion soup, quiche and coquilles st. Jacques. The accompanying rice and vegetables were a bit bland. The chef has room to improve.

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Cary, North Carolina
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154 reviews 154 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

My wife and I were looking for a restaurant in Carmel to have lunch. We happened upon Patisserie Boissiere and asked some diners leaving the restaurant for their recommendation. They said it was very good so we decided to dine there. We found the food to be excellent, perfectly prepared and served hot. The staff was very friendly and attentive... More 

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Denman Island, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Nicely situated at the Mission Street side of Carmel Plaza, this charming little restaurant was a great find for our first evening in Carmel. The gorgeous array of baked goods in the glass case as you walk in was a portent of good things to come. This is delicious French country fare, with an emphasis on great ingredients simply presented... More 

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Syracuse, NY
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Gosh, you could be in Paris... Highly recommend the Onion soup and Boeuf Bourgogne... Excellent wines, especially the reds... And being a patisseries, desserts to die for Somewhat on the expensive side, but heck this is Carmel, so what do you expect. Right in downtown convenience for dining as well as parking. Suggest making a reservation, walking around downtown in... 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: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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