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Bar Bouchee

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8 Scotland Ave, Madison, CT 06443
203-318-8004
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  • 55
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
French Gourmet

Recently heard of Bar Bouchee in Madison, CT. Decided to go try something new. Was I impressed? Absolutely. Went on a Saturday night, and although we did not have reservations, found seats at the bar immediately. Hostess was great. Bartender was wonderful, attentive and adorable. Food was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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English first
New Haven, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Recently heard of Bar Bouchee in Madison, CT. Decided to go try something new. Was I impressed? Absolutely. Went on a Saturday night, and although we did not have reservations, found seats at the bar immediately. Hostess was great. Bartender was wonderful, attentive and adorable. Food was fabulous, drinks were fabulous although had way more than the norm because we... More 

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Bethlehem, New Hampshire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The menu is inventive and really splendid. Very French. Ambiance is tops as is the staff. We always arrive early to get our desired seats. It is a small place, very popular so fills up fast.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It's always comforting to hear a heavy accent when making a reservation. It's usually a good sign that the food will be authentic. That is very true for Bar Bouchée. I had high expectations going in and I can say they were meet with the exception of one. Too much food. I dislike leaving a restaurant feeling stuffed and/or having... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The food was excellent. Tables are almost touching each other and the bar area is tiny. Good drink specialities

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New York City, New York
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11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We are world traveled foodies from Manhattan. My husband grew up in Madison. Though we always loved the town, the culinary arts were lacking to put it mildly--- until now. Last night we ate at Bar Bouchee and my husband exclaimed, "Pinch me. Am I in Madison?" The sauce on the escargot was delicious. The duck was cooked perfectly (crispy... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My wife introduced me to le Bar Bouchee on a recent trip to Connecticut and, from the moment we arrived, it was a wonderful experience; crowded, bustling, with excellent service and spectacular food. I let the kitchen know that the braised lamb was the best I've ever had; reminiscent of an osso bucco I enjoyed at Cafe des Artistes in... More 

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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fabulous food, selection and service. The matre d' seated us right away in their main dining-room. We were immediately greeted by our waitperson to ask us for our drink order. Ordered pomme frites as an appetizer. Ordered salmon and escargot for entrees and finished with creme brulee and pomeroles. Loved it all.

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Tucson
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40 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I was visiting from Tucson. I was by my self and looking for some good food and ambiance. The reviews sounded like getting a last minute reservation might not work but I called. I asked for anything available. No problem. I opted to go immediately. I was seated on arrival and within five minutes I was talking with the couples... More 

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Clinton Conn
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14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I had read the reviews so I knew some of the fact ahead of time. Small, tight seating, could be loud. From the moment we walked in the door we loved the place. We sat in the bar area and had a drink and waited for our table. The hostess gave us menus to look at while we had our... More 

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Weston, Connecticut
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13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This restaurant is the reason my wife can get me to drive an hour to the ououtlets. Small always crowded,with tiny raised tables. However the French bistro food is as good as you'll find the side of the Atlantic. Small well priced stone list of gems. Food is great from start to finish. Service is attentive. One cautionary note when... 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

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