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“Top Quality” 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 #8 of 125 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, International, European, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Top Quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

We debated whether to have out anniversary dinner here after reading the recent reviews of this restaurant. However, we decided to make reservations after enjoying the delicious aromas that came from the kitchen while we read the menu in the street. We were not disappointed. Our meal was delicious. I ordered one of the nightly specials, a rack of veal, for $33. My husband had the braised short-ribs from the regular menu. Be sure to save room for dessert, as they are exceptional.

As for the unfavorable reviews... First it is unfair to judge this restaurant against one

Visited November 2013
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Oakland, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful birthday dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We celebrated my wife's birthday here this week. We both thoroughly enjoyed the dinner. Although it is a bit on the expensive side, the service and the ambiance make it quite special. We had the special mushroom starter with artichoke heart and mushroom soup for starters - both to die for. Main courses included a sea bass and scallops in saffron dinners. Both were yummy. Service wonderful, wine was wonderful.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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136 reviews 136 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
97 helpful votes 97 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
55 helpful votes 55 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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