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Bar Bouchee

8 Scotland Ave, Madison, CT 06443
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Ranked #1 of 39 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 5, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Madison, Connecticut
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

If you like to be rushed and told that the next reservation for your table has arrived and you need to leave. Then this is your place! The staff wasn't even pleasant about it. Rude and uppity! The food was simply ok with a hefty price tag. Don't get me wrong I don't mind going out and splurging on an... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The two stars here go entirely to the kitchen, which produces honorable tasty brasserie food. The front of the house however is a major disaster. You would think that a place that requires you to book no earlier than 14 days in advance by telephone after 3 pm (a nasty practice btw) would be able to manage reservations. But when... More

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
1 review
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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43 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
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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
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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