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Restaurant Bouchard

505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840
401 846-0123
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Ranked #1 of 200 restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: French, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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.
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92% Recommend
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Before we headed to MV, we chose to spend a night in Newport, RI… We chose to have dinner at Bouchards and it turned out to be a great choice. The waiter was on point, polite, courteous and very professional. He went over the specials along with wine recommendations. He even allowed us to taste two different wines to pair... More

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Berkshire, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is a dining experience. It's old world meets new world. Tuxedoed waiters, huge wine list, beautfully decorated restored house, and every mouthful was absolutely delicious. It's formal (men are asked to wear jackets) but not stuffy. Our waiter was excellent. He never hovered, but anticipated our every need. He convinced us to pre-order the souffle, even tho we're not... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Everything from service to the food is phenomenal at bouchards. The pate was amazing, the foie gras taurine was the best I've ever had, and the duck breast was cooked to perfection. I'll definitely be back.

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Holliston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is one of the best ever! Wonderful food, great service, cozy atmosphere--absolutely nothing could have been better. I highly recommend Bouchard Restaurant. It is an exceptional value during restaurant week

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Two couples out to dinner. Attentive staff. We enjoyed our cold shrimp, tomato, escargot ravioli and carpaccio appetizers. Great Bloody Mary. Deconstructed chocolate mousse and apple desserts were great. Waiter went out of his way to give us a sample of pear Eua de Vie, which will be a new regular in our dinner experience. It was a really rainy... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Every single bite of our delicious dinner was more heavenly than the last. From the puff pastry appetizers, to the thoughtfully created entrées, and lightest, puffiest soufflé, we savored every bite. Our waiter was knowledgable and professional, yet playful. The ambiance is warm and elegant, yet not fussy. We can't wait for our next visit.

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Rhode Island
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67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Very nice evening out for my anniversary. The food was excellent and service impeccable. We started with Espresso Martinis that were excellent. I had the warm pear salad with blue cheese and walnuts that melted in my mouth. The rolls were very European and yummy. The filet was perfect and the plating very creative. They gave us each a flute... More

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Montauk, New York, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

A must stop when going to Newport. Plan ahead and make a reservation. The dining room is cozy with a fireplace and simple settings. The staff could have been nicer. We just celebrated our anniversary here last weekend. The food is amazing .

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Meriden CT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Small house type place with a nice comfortable feel as soon as you walk in. I had a steak (bone in) with a foie gras, truffle, raspberry sauce and it was amazing! Cooked perfectly and popping with flavor. For dessert i choose the Souffles which was so light and sweet but not too sweet, excellent! Our waiter was very good... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The food and service were defiantly top notch! I enjoyed my Dover Sole and a sweet surprise was offered at the end to celebrate our 2 year anniversary. It’s unfortunate that our evening was slightly soiled by the placement of our table. We were place behind a large party who happened to have one Autistic gentleman. Unfortunately his constant rocking... More

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