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“Nice, but...” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro Beaujolais

Bistro Beaujolais
Carmel Plaza, Juniper & Ocean Avenues, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-5600
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Ranked #79 of 153 restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Bistro Beaujolais offers alfresco dining in a lush garden atmosphere, plus a restaurant setting that surrounds guests with visual delights like hand- painted murals and outdoor seating around a fire pit on a heated patio.
Las Vegas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nice, but...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Cute cafe, very nice outside seating area. However, the food was lacking. We ordered steamers in Marselle sauce. What we got instead were steamers in saffron sauce which ended up being the only thing we liked about our food. Clams and mussels were tiny, there were very few of them and the fries served with them were simply terrible. The server stated that since we liked the saffron sauce, it was actually a "happy mistake" and left. We did love the sauce so we didn't mind too much but still thought it was strange not to be asked if we wanted to try the original sauce or if she could do anything else for us to make up for the kitchen's mistake. I don't think we will be back.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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QuickSilver12, Owner at Bistro Beaujolais, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, though we are wishing that you had a better experience at our restaurant. We are taking steps to make sure that no other customer leaves with anything less than great feelings about Bistro Beaujolais.
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food, terrible service!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Sitting outside is cute but a little packed (tables are very close to one another) and we saw a bird nearly poop on the girl at the next table (because they sat under the trees).The food was unique and quite tasty, but the service was absolutely terrible both from the hostess and waitresses and ruined our experience. Asked for water with lemon, received warm water in a dirty glass with no lemon. Waited the entire meal for waitress to bring new water. Only saw her once during the meal because she was waiting on more tables than she could handle. Tried to flag down another waitress but wasn't concerned because we weren't her table. The table next to us was complaining to the hostess that what they ordered was not what was listed on the menu properly and all she said to them was "Oh I know! They should change that!" When we explained to our waitress that there were things we needed during the meal and no one would help us she said, " Yeah, well, we're really busy." I'm a snotty tone. Unbelievable!!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mequon, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Pleasant experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Great service with a diverse menu. Really enjoyed the live music with outdoor courtyard tables to enjoy the weather.

Visited June 2013
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Rockland, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Service was good. I has spaghetti and meat balls with bread and it was very good and plenty of food. I would go back again next time I'm in Carmel. Nice atmosphere and prompt service.

Visited May 2013
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QuickSilver12, Owner at Bistro Beaujolais, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Thanks so much for your kind words, Myra. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your meal at Bistro Beaujolais!
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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nicely located”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We loved the murals on the walls. Food was good, service was attentive. Sandwiches and fries were o.k.

Visited June 2013
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