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“Decent American French food” 4 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 127 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, International, European, Wine Bar
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Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Decent American French food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

Was visiting Carmel and had made reservations thru open table for this restaurant. Service was efficient and we were shown our table. Though there was only 3 service staff working that night we were promptly served. The cold tomato soup which my wife had was yummy but the mushroom soup I had was just so-so compared to Joel Palmer house in Oregon for those who have been there would testify to this. The main course I had was duck breast and my wife had the risotto ( nothing compared to Joel Palmer risotto). Would I return to this restaurant again, only if budget was a concern.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Perfect for a quiet dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We visited on a Sunday evening and were surprised so few tables were taken. Had read comments about the sommelier's manner and can see how that could upset, but his knowledge is extensive and we were delighted with the (similar priced) wine he recommended as an alternative to our original thought - Emeritus Pinot noir. Veal and scallops were sensational and can also recommend the duck with fig sauce.

Visited October 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“A truly good French meal!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We were surprisingly only 3 tables with customers for lunch. The vegetarian pasta and the rib-eye were both absolutely delicious and they have really good bread. Waiting staff was friendly. It felt like a real French bistro. Very reasonable for what you get.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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West Vancouver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Elegant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Elegant restaurant with attentive and knowledgeable service. Reservation handled well, reception warm and efficient. Wine list is extensive but expensive. The food was delicious, well prepared and tastefully presented. We have been to Andres' on an earlier visit and will return. Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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“Wine waiter appalling attitude”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel that we were staying in. All started well, good atmosphere and menu lovely. The wine list is a book and to be honest intimidating. We both enjoy our wine but do not profess to be experts on the subject, so we chose a £40 bottle of red. The wine waiter came over and told us that particular wine was not available... Instead of using his common sense and inviting us to choose an alternative at roughly the same price and and advising us (after all he is the expert) he said in a big booming voice 'well how much would you like to spend, as its different for everyone' it was so embarrassing and people looked at us sympathetically as if we could not afford to be there. It was very demeaning to say the least and ruined the evening. He totally lacked decorum. I cannot rate the food highly enough, but was very unhappy by the way we were made to feel. As a travel writer, I will not be writing a favourable review.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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