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“One of the best meals in CaliFornia” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Andre's Bouchee Restaurant & Wine Bar

Andre's Bouchee Restaurant & Wine Bar
Mission Street, (SW Between Ocean & 7th), Carmel, CA 93921
831-626-7880
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Ranked #7 of 152 Restaurants in Carmel
Cuisines: European, French, International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ocean Ave. and 7th
Description: Proprietors Andre Lemaire and Elizabeth Ketler want to share a Carmel favorite that lures locals and visitors with its chic style and neighborhood charm. Chef Andre Lemaire prepares authentic French Bistro Cuisine.The wine bar opens at 4:00 pm daily. Dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. nightly. Reservations are recommended at the restaurant, telephone 831-626-7880. We are open for lunch from 11:30 until 2:30 Wednesday through Sunday.
Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“One of the best meals in CaliFornia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We just returned from two weeks in California and rank Andrea's as one of our best meals. The wine selection is plentiful with selections in all price ranges. The open kitchen and quaint atmosphere only enhance the ambience of AB. Service is crisp and the wait staff very accommodating. The food was fresh and beautifully presented. I must point out the incredible desert, a warm apple tart with cinnamon ice cream having a Carmel drizzle.....forget the calories, it's the best desert we've ever had.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Consistently great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

We eat at Bouchée frequently. Last night (Sunday) we went for the Bastiile Day special. $40 for a 3-course prefixe--great deal! There were 3 choices each for appetizer and main; 2 choices for dessert. All 3 of us were enormously pleased with our selections. I've had branzino here twice and both times it was light, tender, and flavorful. One of us had duck; it got raves. The service at Bouchée is always friendly and attentive. The sommelier is extremely helpful; he steered us to some great Pinots the last few times we were there.

Visited July 2013
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San Francisco, California
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194 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“A true gem for Carmel - Fresh, delightful, delicious...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Andre's Bouche is a wonderful spot, high quality for Carmel. There are no can openers here, nor the ding of a microwave.... everything here is freshly prepared, with heart... and served with enthusiasm. The owner is the son of the original owner, who has ushered in a wonderfully unpretentious spot for Carmel - fit for foodies without the pretension or fuss. Expert preparation will settle you into one of the finer French meals you will have in a long time. We started with Oysters and the delicious Pate Trio. The Onion Soup was complex, delightful, with rich ingredients. We both got the Filet, accompanied with a sauce that was divine. We corked 2 of our own bottles, and he waived one. Dessert was gluttonous. We will be back! =)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, California, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Always wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We like to try different restaurants, but we always make sure to have at least one meal here. Great service, wonderful food, nice to have a restaurant you can rely upon.

Visited July 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful family-owned restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Considering Stephen and staff, food, wine, atmosphere --you can't ask for a more delightful evening! Whether you love fish ( Sole was fabulous) or lamb/ beef, you will not be disappointed. Can't wait to visit Carmel again!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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