The food here represents an innovative bistro-style take on local ingredients. A Monterey Bay sea scallop reduction adorns pan-seared veal tenderloin; grilled rib-eye steaks are topped with a shallot–Cabernet Sauvignon sauce. With its copper wine bar, the dining room feels more urban than most of Carmel. The owners operate the adjacent wineshop, which explains the dizzyingly comprehensive, 52-page wine list.
Mission St., between Ocean and 7th Aves., Carmel, California, 93921, USA
Jan 30, 2008
We enjoyed our food and didn't find the portions too small as others have mentioned. Service was fine, too. Prices were much higher than what I've experienced at equivalent restaurants and the wine list had huge mark-ups. One wine on the list at $190 was only $80 at Passionfish (same vintage, too). We won't be going back to Bouchee.