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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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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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  • 461
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 23
    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
A Taste of France in Newport

Seafood and nautical decor abound in Newport, as they should, but it is a wonderful treat to escape to the Bouchard and be in France, via Sarah's beautiful, casual French decor and Albert's authentic French cuisine. On this visit we enjoyed the asparagus and lobster pastry appetizer; the lobster... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
LeisureTimeTravelers
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Sayreville
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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564 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sayreville
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Seafood and nautical decor abound in Newport, as they should, but it is a wonderful treat to escape to the Bouchard and be in France, via Sarah's beautiful, casual French decor and Albert's authentic French cuisine. On this visit we enjoyed the asparagus and lobster pastry appetizer; the lobster was presented in the pastry, while the perfectly crisp asparagus rose... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We arrived on Sunday, May 24th for our 6pm reservation. We were greeted and the evening started off well. Our wine, soup and salad were served timely and were excellent. We then waited over an hour for our entree. We checked with our server and he said you dinner is next which took another 15 minutes. Our food was warm... More 

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Tonight I was greeted by the Hostess of the Restaurant and introduced to my Maitre' d for the evening. Salutations were made, drinks were suggested and ordered and ultimately, specials were introduced. I ordered what became the prettiest Campari on ice w/a seltzer side ever presented. Next was a perfect sizzle of escargot in a creamy garlic bath. My appetizer... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

It is indeed a long time since we had such a great meal. As former Cincinnatians, this was on par with the former Le Maisonette. The beef Wellington would make any chef proud. Our captain was outstanding. Polished and knowledgeable. From Appetizers to desserts, perfect in every way.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We booked our reservation solely on the high rating that this restaurant had received from Trip Advisor, but after finishing our dinner i couldn't wait to write my own review and I'm sorry to say it is not a good one. It was disappointing right from the start when we arrived on time for our 8 pm reservation and were... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Very nice and exquisite restaurant The Bouchard. Our food was beautifully presented and the taste even better. The only negative is that it took our waiter half an hour to come to take our order after getting the menu, this was a little frustrating. I would recommend this restaurant for the beautiful and very flavoursom food :)

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oxford, ma.
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Knowing how much I enjoy french food, my husband made a reservation at The Restaurant Bouchard, for dinner, on Mother's Day. From the time we arrived it was wonderful. The restaurant is warm and intimate.The service was excellent. Max our waiter was very attentive to our needs, and very knowledgable regarding the menu. For an appetizer I ordered the foie... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Having had previous wonderful experience at Bouchard's, my husband booked an early dinner reservation for Mother's Day with our two oldest sons. Little skeptical of "holiday" fixed menus, we were not disappointed as the menu was vast with choices of options. Max was our attentive server and paid close attention to the cadence of the evening. We all had different... More 

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Hyde Park,
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

This is the best you can get. Can't add more than has been said. Must eat here when you are in Newport.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is what fine dining should be. Excellent food, wonderful wine list, charming Newport decor and outstanding service from start to finish. We had the lobster flan (wow), fois gras terrine (perfect) and asparagus and lobster in puff pastry (heaven). I had a veal chop that melted in my mouth. For dessert we had the gran marnier soufflé, a deconstructed... More 

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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?