La Bicyclette is a European style restaurant in the beautiful town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. A cozy and family owned restaurant, La Bicyclette is a throwback to what dining out is all about
Reservations are HIGHLY recommended. I spent a week in Carmel and literally called everyday trying to get in. This is because not only is the food amazing, but it is a small restaurant. I was able to get in due the hospitality of a wonderful hostess named Brittany. She allowed me to wait a few minutes in the event some reservations didn’t show up, and we were in luck!
The menu is small but full of classics like Coq au Vin and Steak Frites. However, after seeing the authentic pizza oven, I had to get one. I was blown away! Being a New York transplant, I’ve found it hard to get pizza that doesn’t offend me in California. But the pepperoni I had here was legit! The dough is thin and they get the crust just right.
Maybe more importantly, the service is fantastic. The staff is genuine and truly provide authentic hospitality. They create an atmosphere where people can truly relax and enjoy time with family & friends. Another reason it’s so hard to get a table is that you are not rushed! You can truly relax and enjoy your time. La Bicyclette is a true 5 Star experience and is a must do in Carmel!