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Bar Bouchee

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8 Scotland Ave, Madison, CT 06443
203-318-8004
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always Terrific

Bar Bouchee is a truly wonderful place: the food is nearly perfect at all times, the service is professional, warm, welcoming and helpful. If there is any drawback it is that the seats are very close together, and since the restaurant is always full, there is not much opportunity for private... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
v0yageur22
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Killingworth, CT
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Killingworth, CT
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337 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Bar Bouchee is a truly wonderful place: the food is nearly perfect at all times, the service is professional, warm, welcoming and helpful. If there is any drawback it is that the seats are very close together, and since the restaurant is always full, there is not much opportunity for private conversations. But the incredibly well-prepared food so far outweighs... More 

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Thank v0yageur22
Madison, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Dinner was excellent and so was the service. Desert was outstanding. We ate on the outside patio and they turned the heaters on for us. Very friendly wait staff.

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Thank Jocon41544
Madison
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Small space, squished tables but if you can handle the tight quarters, Bar Bouchee is a really nice place with dependably great food and service.

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Thank Annie M
Madison, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Amazing food and staff. If you can get one of the few seats at the bar when Fernando is working, grab one! Great menu and amazing cocktails. Can be a bit tight with seating inside, but if you go in the spring or summer, there are seats outside.

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Thank Jeff R
Durham, Connecticut
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

The food is tremendous and the staff very helpful. But I tend to stay away if it looks crowded because the tables are so close together. We do enjoy eating at the bar and look forward to trying one of the outdoor tables when it is warmer.

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Thank betsygggg
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Bar Bouchee is an offshoot of the famed Union League Cafe in New Haven. The space is cozy and well-decorated. Be sure to make a reservation for there are very few tables. Good service and wonderful menu selections. Bread is incredible. Mussels and its broth to die for. Food is VERY rich. If you are not accustomed to rich, heavy,... More 

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Thank Patricia867
Miami, Florida
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This place is so amazing we went twice on our two night stay to Connecticut! The best steak tartare we have ever had! Put some on the potato chips they serve it with and feel like you're being raptured into culinary heaven! The crispy duck leg confit is so good you want to throw some confetti and dance! It's better... More 

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Thank LandOfJuncoville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Bouchee is truly a top tier restaurant. The food is tremendous. The service is attentive but not hovering. BUT - there too damn many tables for such a small establishment. Not comfortable being forced to listen to your neighbors' dinner conversation. Sorry, it gets one deduction for that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Better than most French bistros in NYC. Hamburger with foi gras is amazing! The gratin dauphinois was also super, and the escargot were big and buttery.

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Thank Keith L
Carlsbad, California
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176 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Excellent bistro food in tight quarters. The five star rating is for the excellent food and the attentive service. We ordered the steak and the rabbit leg and both were excellent. However, this place is tight. We were there at 7:30pm on a weeknight and the restaurant was about half full. At that capacity, the noise level was already noticeable.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Scotland Ave, Madison, CT 06443
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 203-318-8004

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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