We will be closed on Christmas Day
– Restaurant & Pâtisserie –
Fifty five years ago, Elaine and Pierre Boissiere established their eponymous restaurant at its current location, years before Carmel Plaza shopping center was built around it. They sought to offer the city of Carmel-by-the-Sea a relaxing and comforting venue modeled after a European chateau where tables are thoughtfully spaced and fresh flowers, fireplace, candles and soothing musical notes are integral part of the dining experience. The ambience sets the tone for French country food served with a great deal of care for detail and pastries baked daily on premises. It is a testament to their far sightedness that Patisserie Boissiere Restaurant continues to fulfill their vision to this day.
Stollen (Alsatian Christmas Bread)
Chocolate Decadence Cake
Cranberry Apple Tart
Buche de Noel (serves 10-12 people)
Classic French Christmas Cake in two flavors:
- Chocolate Raspberry – Genoise soaked with Raspberry Liqueur filled with Chocolate Mousse and finished with Chocolate Buttercream
- Vanilla-Almond Roulade filled with Bavarian Cream and covered with Vanilla Butter Cream
Another wonderful evening!!
I hosted a group of eleven to celebrate a special friend’s birthday, and the arrangements could not have been better. I was able to choose set menu options in advance for the evening, which obviously saved time and confusion, and Teo (I hope I’ve spelled his name correctly) was superb in serving everyone the correct salad, soup and entree that had been chosen by the guests. The champagne and wine were tops, and the birthday cake/dessert was scrumptious! Highly, highly, highly recommend this delightful restaurant. My friends are still talking and raving about the evening.
Return for our anniversary
This lovely French cottage has been our dinner favorite over the past twenty years. Recent new owner has kept the atmosphere and the traditional menu, plus a few new choices that add to the feeling of a quaint, romantic and tasteful French country inn.
The Staff knows what is necessary for a dinner to be remembered and they do it with expertise that come only from two words, ” They Care”. Make your evening memorable by having an quaint French country meal at our favorite.
The best French bakery!
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.
Excellent Service and Great Food
We arrived early, but they were able to accommodate us and showed us to a table very quickly. There was a nice array of menu items, all looking very tasty, as well as a nice wine list. The atmosphere in the restaurant was relaxed and felt very homey. The four of us each ordered something different and were treated to tasty delights. We would highly recommend this restaurant.