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Restaurant Bouchard

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French, Eclectic
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505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840
401 846-0123
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: At Bouchard Restaurant, a warm relaxed ambiance and gracious welcome...
At Bouchard Restaurant, a warm relaxed ambiance and gracious welcome signals your arrival. The restaurant serves fine French cuisine in a 1785 Georgian-style house.
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Visitor rating
  • 453
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding in all Regards

This restaurant was rated #1 in Newport and it was obvious to see why it is so. From start to finish, everything was truly outstanding: the setting, the food, and the service. We dined on a Monday night and would have returned on Tuesday had the restaurant not been closed that day! Even the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Hersch478
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Poughkeepsie, New York
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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552 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Poughkeepsie, New York
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was rated #1 in Newport and it was obvious to see why it is so. From start to finish, everything was truly outstanding: the setting, the food, and the service. We dined on a Monday night and would have returned on Tuesday had the restaurant not been closed that day! Even the prices were reasonable for the quality... More 

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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72 reviews 72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I'm updating my previous review from very good to excellent. Although I'm not the biggest fan of French food, the last meal I had was one of the best I've ever had. It was cod served "Oscar" style and it was delicious. Perfectly cooked and very flavorful without overwhelming the delicate taste of the fish. My wife had the Dover... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We decided to go to Bouchard as it was recommended as one of the best restaurants in Newport. We had meslun salad and the pork tenderloin in pastry dough with mashed potatoes and vegetables. It was delicious and satisfying. Clean food, well prepared that doesn't weigh you down but makes you feel happy. For dessert I had the Grand Manier... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The crowd and decor is a bit dated but the service was exceptional. I did enjoy my food but wasn't overly impressed.

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Where do I start? This restaurant totally lives up to the hype. From the succulent lobster bisque, to the tender steak, everything was perfection. The wait staff was very attentive and allowed us to take our time with each course as opposed to rushing us out the door. To top it off, the menu is very reasonably priced for what... More 

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Milford, CT
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104 reviews 104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

One comes into the Inn portion of Bouchard. We were 1/2 hour early for our 6pm reservation. As they took our coats, hostess and host remarked that everyone was early that day and maybe the evening would end early for them. They were lovely and friendly. We had a wait before anyone asked us about drinks or taking our order.... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We dined here during this past Restaurant Week. I was initially very nervous as the first thing they did was take our coats, then send us off outside without them to the bar next door for a drink as our table was not available at our reserved time. Strange first experience, especially as I would have liked my coat in... More 

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We love Restaurant Bouchard. I wish we had the time to come here more often. From the appetizer to the dessert (and don't miss the dessert) this place is fantastic. I have to say, I rarely stray from the Dover Sole. It is just so good I can't resist it. But my husband is more adventurous and I try his... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We visit Newport once or twice a year and we always have dinner at Restaurant Bouchard because it is consistently excellent.

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Long Island NY
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Our waiter Max was so curtious and attentive, but the food, oh the food, my husband had the Cod special and I had the restuffed Lobster with scallops, I really wanted the souffle for dessert but couldn't find room! Awesome experience!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 401 846-0123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic

Description

At Bouchard Restaurant, a warm relaxed ambiance and gracious welcome signals your arrival. The restaurant serves fine French cuisine in a 1785 Georgian-style house.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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