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Restaurant Bouchard

505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840
401 846-0123
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Ranked #1 of 207 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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English first
east greenwich
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Do not save this restaurant for a special occasion they make every meal a special occasion! This is a superb dining experience. We have traveled extensively and must recommend Bouchard as one of the finest dinners we have had. What makes a meal fabulous is a combination of feelings: the surroundings, the menu, the food and the waitstaff. We had... More 

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Guilford, CT
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Restaurant Bouchard doesn't need my endorsement, but it deserves its outstanding reputation in Newport. The space is attractive and the overall atmosphere pleasantly refined (though I did notice violations of the dress code by at least two guests). Service was efficient and friendly but unobtrusive. The food consists of very good renditions of rather traditional dishes: If you're looking for... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

this is the quality of food and wine you find in a big city, not a small town with aseasonal trade. the food has a strong French influence, but is not limited to to that. the wine list has many interesting wines from smaller areas and vineyards, worth sending several minutes reading before making your selection. this is a place... More 

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Lincol, RI
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Had the pleasure of dining at Bouchard's during Newport Restaurant Week. The food, ambiance, and service were top notch.

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Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Bouchard is a real find. The atmosphere, food, service, wine list, etc. were all top-flight and it would be a pleasure to dine here again. We had a large party and the staff was most accommodating. Every dish was very well prepared and service was at a really good pace. And, to top things off, the restaurant is fairly quiet... More 

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My husband and I were celebrating our 47th anniversary in Newport. We picked Bouchard's because it was a very nice French restaurant and we had a special occasion. When I called to confirm our reservation, I informed the staff member that we would like a nice table as, it was our 47th anniversary. The answer was well they would see... More 

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Oakland, Rhode Island, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

OK, I chose this restaurant for our 41st wedding anniversary celebration based on the Trip Advisor rating of #1 in Newport. Well needless to say, we received no surprises. It truly deserves its #1 rating. We arrived before the dining room opened, (I hate being late for anything) and James, the greeter and bartender made us feel so very welcome.... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I haven't been wowed by a restaurant in a long time but Restaurant Bouchard did that and more. Lovely ambience, great wine list and just fabulous food. The duck is to die for, escargot were outstanding and the soufflé was magnificent. The staff is very well qualified and the owner, Sarah, is charming. We will certainly be back to Restaurant... More 

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San Jose, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The best French food and excellent service. We were here in 2008 and came back in 2014. Not much changed on the menu which is fine by me. Gave us a chance to try things on the menu we did not get in 2008. It was my girlfriend's birthday and they treated us well.

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North Franklin, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had made reservations for a birthday celebration. The wine was excellent, the service is always ready to get you anything you desire. When the owner found out we were celebrating a birthday we received champagne on the house. The presentation of the food is so beautiful you don't really want to eat it but the aroma from the food... 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, Eclectic

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