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Restaurant Bouchard

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French, International
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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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Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, 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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  • 505
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Excellent cuisine!

We had dinner at Bouchard and we were very pleased with the both the creative cuisine and the superb attention we received. The lobster stuffed with scallops, lobster and truffle was wonderful, as was the codfish and the seabass. For dessert: apple tart with vanilla ice cream and chocolate crepes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
mjs03
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Valencia, Spain
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Valencia, Spain
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113 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had dinner at Bouchard and we were very pleased with the both the creative cuisine and the superb attention we received. The lobster stuffed with scallops, lobster and truffle was wonderful, as was the codfish and the seabass. For dessert: apple tart with vanilla ice cream and chocolate crepes. A memorable meal and highly recommended!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were greeted warmly, so we're off to a great start for our anniversary dinner. We were seated right away in the very back corner if the restaurant in a comfortable corner. We waited al lst 10 minutes for a server to acknowledge us and bring water and menus. ( no wine list ). My husband ordered a Manhatten and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Enticed by the reviews and menu, we visited for a three course meal one evening. To give you an idea, we have travelled extensively throughout Europe, and France in particular. The U.S. also has many fine dining French establishments. This is not one of them. We were reminded of their dress code over the phone, which as mature travellers, and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We cancelled our reservations because the receptionist was not flexible or accommodating. The attitude is not worth the experience no matter how exceptional the food may be

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Weston, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

it was a special celebration so that adds to the fun. Bouchard needs no more rave reviews but it has one coming. From the greeting by the maitre'd to the exquisite deserts it was terrific. For a big evening top notch service is wanted. We had it. Two of us had halibut, one a veal chop - big enough for... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If there were only one Restaurant in which I could dine, it would be Restaurant Bouchard. My wife and I have dined in many of America's and Europe's best Restaurants, and none surpasses the culinary journey available to you in Newport. The gracious and charming Hosts, Sarah and Albert Bouchard, the romantic setting, the food that delights the senses, all... More 

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Como, Italy
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149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I was very pleased by the food. Rare are the restaurants in the US that I visited and that are that good. Pleasant atmosphere and good service.

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Pleasant Valley, New York
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We go to Newport once a year and we go to Bouchard's once a year. This is simply the best restaurant I have ever been to in my life. Even though the food is why you go, the service is not to be under appreciated. The gentleman Max in the dinning room keeps everything running smoothly in an effortlessly manner.... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Food? Preparation? Presentation? Perfect! One small glitch. We are repeat dinners at Bouchard and our friends dine there often. When our soufflés arrived and I opted out of puncturing and pouring in Anglaise sauce, our waitress rolled her eyes and walked off without asking my husband if he wanted the sauce (which he did). Not happy she was asked to... More 

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Glen Head, New York
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I wish you could give a half star rating so this could be a 3 1/2. We were greeted by the owner who seemed to be a bit disappointed that we weren't regulars but just "one timers". Once seated however the staff was very friendly and helpful. The appetizer was good and so was the main dish but it was... 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, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?