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La Bicyclette

7th Ave AT Dolores St, Carmel, CA 93921
(831) 622-9899
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Ranked #24 of 152 restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Of several recommended restaurants in Carmel, La Bicyclette is certainly the best. The food is of very high quality, professionally prepared by Chef James and his crew. The service is superb, and the wine list has a choice for every taste. The atmosphere is extremely friendly. We returned there twice. Upon our request the Chef prepared a phenomenal lobster, salad... More

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Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I still can't believe what a terrible experience we had at this restaurant. We only had 1 night to spend in the Monterey/Carmel area so I spent a long time choosing where we would dine. After much deliberation I settled on this one and what a mistake I made. Without going into too much detail, I will just say that... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I went here on a recommendation. Specifically, for pizza. When I got there, I was seated in a tiny little covered nook. Very cute. I must admit, I did think, how good could a pizza be? I make great pizzas. I had the margherita and it was absolutely delicious. Will be definitely be back the next time I'm in town.

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Monterey, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Came in with a couple of friends and shared several entrees, so everyone can get a bite of each one. Ended up with a couples of desserts with are both definitely really good!

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Galt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Whenever in Carmel this is a great place for pizza, but my favorite was the dessert! We had a fabulous chocolate mousse, and a pastry with caramel and apple that was "oh my I want to have another right now " worthy. It's pretty small and the tables are crowded in close together though.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Great food. Great scene. Great location. What else can I say but "great"? The food is wonderful. Wine selection is very nice. Can't wait to go back.

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Fresno, CA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

$9.50 for French Toast with berries on top, only 2 slices. Better value somewhere else. We arrived at 10:30, placed our order right away, and it was about 45 minutes later that we finally got our food. Same thing happened to someone next to us, he complained, and got his meal compted.

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The Sea Ranch, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is a delightful stop for lunch, breakfast or dinner. Small cafe with european atmosphere, music, wines, and beer. Fabulous pizza oven creations. Very tasty salads and fresh bakery scones, crosssants. Good service and a great location.

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Cowichan Valley, B.C.
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Cute but not "superbe". It must be tough to shine in Carmel - so many monied folk walking the streets, so it must be very tempting to try to entice them with the very attractive waitstaff (even the maitresse d'hôtel was very charming) and the faux Provençal interieur but then what was I expecting? It was OK but I'll try... More

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Los Angeles, California
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69 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This french bistro/farmhouse setting is a small eatery in the iconic village. the surprisingly long wine list is a contrast to the rather limited menu selections of about 6 unique pizzas ( which they are known for) and one selection for beer, chicken, fish and pasta. the food was good, not stellar,but the service was great and setting cute. We... More

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