We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Reserve a table
Sat, 1/23
8:00 PM
Get food delivered

Ratings and reviews

Travelers' Choice


French, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
View all details
meals, features, about
Reviews (436)
Filter reviews
403 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews lunch french onion soup beef bourguignon quiche salad coconut cream pie shepherds pie pastry cakes turkey sandwich salmon potatoes coquille st carmel plaza charming restaurant attentive service visiting carmel
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed December 17, 2020 via mobile

The virus has brought things to a near halt in Carmel with take out being the only dining option. This then raises the issue of maintaining quality. Well, have no fears here. Patisserie Boissiere does a superb job under these difficult conditions. For dinner, we...had the Fresh filet of Salmon baked in parchment paper - outstanding, a large portion cooked to perfection. The other dish selected was their beef bourguinon - equally superb. We have eaten here several times for lunch, but this was our first dinner. We topped off the meal with coconut cream pie - a delight! During stressful times these folks continue to do it so well!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 8, 2020

I’ve been here several times; brunch, lunch, Salmon, crepes and eggs all excellent. This day we had eggs on toasted Croussant, smothered in two types melted cheese topped with second half toasted Croussant. Located nea4 garage parking

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 1, 2020

I reviewed this a year ago. We ate there last week. The food was sensational. The beef bourguingnon was off the charts savory. Julie had the shepherd's pie -- awesome. The French onion soup (with sherry) was the bomb. We did not get to dessert....If you go to Carmel you need to eat here. The best.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 24, 2020

After not being able to find a nearby restaurant where we could sit down and eat dinner (we had not made reservations anywhere!), we stopped by here and asked if we could do take out. They were very accommodating and gave us fast service! We...ended up with a great meal (vegetarian quiche) and a lemon curd tart that was the best we had ever tasted! They have limited outdoor dining that is set up for social distancing.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 3, 2020

Honestly, this place sucked. I asked for recommendations when I ordered and they said salmon, and hey you can't really mess up a salmon but boy was I wrong. The salmon was extremely dry and only seasoned the top left side of the fish. It...was so bad I asked for a new dish for the first time in my 23 years of living. I asked for the lamb shank and I would give it a solid 6/10. My boyfriend ordered the duck and the sauce it came with had the consistency of juice from a Safeway. I would like to point out that we got our entrees after we drank a bottle of wine so I feel like if I was sober the food would have been worse. When we finished we both agreed that the highlight was the dressing from our side salad. I would lastly like to point out that the staff was awesome and attentive. They gave me a complementary bread pudding because the salmon looked so sad but it has the consistency of cardboard. A for effort but a D in execution.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 16, 2020

There are vegetarian options for my husband and a fabulous chicken pot pie for me (piped mashed potato top!)...also fabulous wine and beautiful, fresh desserts! Courteous service and fabulous weather! Merci de tout coeur!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed September 9, 2020

My partner and I had dinner here last Sunday night (luckily we had a reservation!). We arrived 15 minutes early but they already had our table waiting for us - a great start to a wonderful experience. I had the beef bourguignon, which came with...perfectly cooked vegetables and scalloped potatoes (yum!), and my partner had a HUGE piece of quiche (literally 1/4 of a pie) that could have been much smaller at the same price. The food was not only perfectly prepared, we felt it was a very good value - how many restaurants have glasses of wine for < $10 and include soup or salad with their entrees? After dinner we went into the bakery to pick out a dessert and decided upon a lemon tart which was simply amazing and perhaps the highlight of our meal. One other great thing about this restaurant is its location - not being on Ocean made it feel much less noisy and hectic. We experienced exceptional service from start to finish, and would not hesitate to come here again.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed July 13, 2020

We had been looking forward to a fabulous french dinner on our first venture out during COVID. The set up outside was rustic but we were happy to be able to dine out and appreciated the effort. The service was very attentive but unfortunately the...quality of food was very subpar on a restaurant that received such amazing reviews. Having lived in Paris for a long time I really expected something special. We ordered the Croissant Campagnard which was essentially a ham and cheese croissant, the duck was dry, skin not crispy and the sauce was incredibly sweet. The salad was served with a side of ranch dressing ..... :( Creme Brulee was cold/thick and the sugar topping wasn't crispy. I had high expectations and they were just not met - i don't imagine we'll be going back.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed May 10, 2020 via mobile

Wow.....I can't wait for this restaurant to open its doors. The food was amazing....especially loved the desserts and we tried several! Dinner was a feast with Chicken pot pie, Shepard pie and fabulous French onion soup! Can't wait to return!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020

Whenever I am in Carmel I go to this bakery to buy their French pastries. They make the best chocolate eclairs ever, hands down! Their coconut cream pie, too, is divine! They also serve decent lunches and dinners. The duck and the fish en papillote...are both quite good. We have gone here numerous times for our Anniversary.More

Date of visit: October 2019
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Wayside Inn
530 reviews
.06 miles away
The Getaway
200 reviews
.08 miles away
Comfort Inn Carmel By The Sea
745 reviews
.10 miles away
The Hideaway
729 reviews
.11 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Flying Fish Grill
1,037 reviews
.00 miles away
Anton & Michel
604 reviews
.04 miles away
Treehouse Cafe
573 reviews
.10 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Ocean Avenue
231 reviews
.04 miles away
Carmel Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center
40 reviews
.02 miles away
Carmel Plaza
107 reviews
.03 miles away
Wrath Tasting Room- Carmel
40 reviews
.03 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
November 23, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from MagdyI_12 | Property representative |
Patisserie Boissiere.
Lindsay E
April 27, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Barbara C | Reviewed this property |
Here is their phone number (831) 624-5008. They only take reservations for dinner, apparently. Google it, look at website, refer to dinner menu.
Alex M
December 22, 2014|
Response from spacetourist | Reviewed this property |
I dont know, the resturant scene for Carmel, see their websites? Or Carmel Chamber.
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing