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La Bicyclette

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7th Ave at Dolores St, Carmel, CA 93923
(831) 622-9899
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 263
    Excellent
  • 186
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful Breakfast

We tried to stop in for dinner without a reservation, one hour wait. We came back for breakfast and will def. be back for dinner. Breakfast was wonderful. Brioche french toast was fabulous and my wife had the parfait, she said it was one of the best.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Slwhite900
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Palm Springs, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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536 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Palm Springs, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We tried to stop in for dinner without a reservation, one hour wait. We came back for breakfast and will def. be back for dinner. Breakfast was wonderful. Brioche french toast was fabulous and my wife had the parfait, she said it was one of the best.

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Sacramento, California
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A woman in a nearby store recommended La Bicyclette as a comfortable choice for a single diner. The restaurant is attractive, styled after a French bistro. I ordered the special omelette - that day it was ham, gruyere and caramelized onions, served with simple dressed greens. It was a good omelette. I was off my tired feet, reading my Kindle,... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The pizza crust is super crisp and delicious. If you don't want to eat in you can grab some of there amazing fresh baked breads to go to take on a picnic on the beach in Carmel.

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portland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We had an incredible lunch here on our last day which included the beet salad, fettuccine with a pork ragu, and perfect bottle of chianti. I wish we could have sat outside but lunch was so glorious that it was worth being inside for.

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Carmel, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

La Bicyclette epitomizes the charm for which Carmel-by-the-Sea is known. A delightful restaurant that serves “rustic European family style cuisine,” La Bicyclette is a favorite with locals as well as tourists. Its main menus and its creative daily specials appeal to the most discerning palates. Breakfast is popular with visitors, business people, and the broad assortment of Carmelites who eschew... More 

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Belmont, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had a late lunch there and I ate the scallops with vegetables with a nice glass of rose. My husband had the mushroom pizza. Delicious. Great little french style bistro.

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California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Probably the best moderately priced place for lunch in Carmel. The food is excellent. They have wonderful pizzas and other light fare, along with a nice selection of wines. This is our go-to place when we want to go out for lunch in Carmel.

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los angeles
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Husband and I had lunch here at the recommendation of some of the merchants in town. It was very good. We ordered the assorted bread basket, butternut squash soup which was the soup of the day and a pizza. It was delicious, and we would return.

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Loved the service, ambiance, fresh wood oven bread and unique selection. Definitely a sophisticated small town feeling and food that is an explosion for the palette. Even the baby carrots stems were cooked and edible. We will definitely eat there again next time we visit Carmel by the sea.

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Berkeley, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I love the wood fired oven, the atmosphere, but most of all the tomato jam, whichI had never tasted before.....went home and made my own since they were kind enough to tell me how it is made.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7th Ave at Dolores St, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: (831) 622-9899

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?