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Restaurant Bouchard

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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, 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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  • 495
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Quite simply, superb.

My daughter and I had the good fortune to have read about Bouchard several months ago, and made a reservation for dinner for one of the evenings during our long weekend in Newport. It was a thoroughly delightful and satisfying experience. First, we were given a parking voucher so that we could park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
worldexplorer0820
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I had the good fortune to have read about Bouchard several months ago, and made a reservation for dinner for one of the evenings during our long weekend in Newport. It was a thoroughly delightful and satisfying experience. First, we were given a parking voucher so that we could park at no cost less than 1/2 block... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

7/30/2015 Actually, this a 4 1/2 star review. After many years of walking by Bouchard while vacationing in Newport, we decided to celebrate our 25th anniversary there. And celebrate we did. Firstly, they ask people to dress appropriately, business casual, no tees, sneaks or shorts. Most people oblige but a few don't. That aside, we were welcomed warmly. They have... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

There is a reason why this restaurant is #1 in Newport! The chef is extraordinary. He is a master with flavors and his sauces are incredible. Whether you order lobster bisque, the salmon & goat cheese salad, escargots, or a seafood/beef entree you are in for a savory adventure of the best kind. Don't forget to order your Grand Marnier... More 

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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Visited many restaurants in Newport and was disappointed with my visit to Restaurant Bouchard. Food was good but small portions and expensive. We went early-restaurant was not crowded-but we were rushed to order while we were trying to enjoy our cocktails.. Very small place,rather pompous! Have been to many french restaurants and this was not a favorite. Overall food and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went to Bouchard's thanks to the Trip Advisor recommendations. The owner's wife greeted us at the door and spoke with us for a few minutes about Newport. Our server was excellent, and his recommended wine was fabulous. We shared the foie gras, which was perfect. I had the veal roast, which was very good. My wife... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was a spontaneous trip so we were not able to secure a reservation but ate outside at the bar instead. What a lovely experience! The service was superb and the food sublime. I had the Dover Sole and it was divine. My husband had the also delicious steak with port horseradish sauce (I need to figure out the recipe... More 

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West Hyannisport, Massachusetts
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I went to Restaurant Bouchard for my birthday dinner, expecting a fine French cuisine and excellent service. Considering the restaurant requests professional attire (no jeans, etc), no children and offers parking availability (up a block on Dearborn St. in the church parking lot), what I experienced was a different matter. I have travelled extensively in France and know an authentic... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

this restaurant was highly rated but later found other restaurants to have a better and well made faire.

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Durham, North Carolina
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Dined solo and I was still placed at a nice table. Appropriately cozy. Very good wine list. Wait staff were attentive. The prices were very reasonable for the quality. I hope to go back in the fall.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We dined with a large group at Bouchard and every single one of us raved about each and every aspect of this restaurant. First, Daniel and his wait staff was second to none. He listened and answered our questions with recommendations that were on point like he knew us for years. From appetizers through dinner and then the most delicious... More 

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Additional Information about Restaurant Bouchard

Address: 505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401 846-0123
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: French, International

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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, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: 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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