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Bar Bouchee

8 Scotland Ave, Madison, CT 06443
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Ranked #1 of 38 restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 6, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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84% Recommend
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English first
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My husband and I ate here the other night for the first time. Very impressed. It's a great French bistro. I had the mussels, some of the best I have ever had. Also had a fantastic hazelnut crunch cake. Yummy. I wish we lived in Madison so we could eat here every week.

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Westport, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Excellent food and knowledgeable wait staff. A true gem on the shoreline. Only complaint is the very limited drink list and mainstream spirits.

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This place has a 5-star chef/owner at it's helm...and it shows!! The space is small, but not packed so tight that it is uncomfortable. We sit at the bar, an L-shaped bar that serves the same dinner menu. It has a French flair (which you would expect), is simple, yet every item on the menu is unique and delicious. Noise... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

An impromptu visit to Madison revealed this culinary treasure! This french cafe has an intimate setting with a fantastic menu that features favorites like escargot and foi gras. The wine list was excellent as well. Highly recommend getting lost and finding yourself at Bar Bouchee!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I love this restaurant. We're so fortunate to have this wonderful little place in our town! I've enjoyed everything I've eaten there, but I especially love their fish entrees and their fois gras burger. The tables are close together, but the atmosphere is very relaxing and the entire staff is friendly. The quality of the food is... More

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Princeton, NJ
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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Terrific bar/bistro in a converted house just off route 1. Every dish we had was a first-in-class. Standouts included a boldly flavored zucchini gazpacho, the best mussel broth my wife had ever tasted, Stonington scallops on a mushroom ragout, a galette of duck confit. Even the side of frites to go with the mussels was extraordinary. The space is small... More

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New Canaan, Connecticut, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

After a great day touring the Mystic area, we were driving back down I95 south and hit heavy traffic so we decided to get off and find a place for dinner. Thanks to Trip Advisor reviews, we selected Bar Bouchee..... and we were not disappointed. In fact, this little gem is worth driving back to again. Being used to great... More

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Madison, Connecticut
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We live in town, and have been to Bar Bouchee 4-5 times over the past couple of years. The down side of being close is that the menu doesn't change much at all. That's the only downside. What they do have on the menu is so well prepared that it's irrelevant. The wine list small but well chosen. It really... More

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Hebron, CT, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Excellent evening meal with kind and courteous front-of-house. The food quality was great, presentation appropriate and was good value for money. This is high-end *bistro* dining in the land of hedge-fund summer homes - if you want elegant then their Union League Cafe in New Haven would be a better choice. Very nice wine list with a good selection by... More

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Essex, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Elbow to elbow with your neighbors in a true French bistro style. You can visit with everyone and discuss the menu and the weather. The cuisine continues to improve. Warm asparagus salad with an encrusted fried egg and a delicious dressing. We wanted a Rose and the server, Fernando, really knew the wine, a rarity in America. He could also... More

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