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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
Website
Tuesday
Closed
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 447
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 21
    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
Our favorite restaurant in Newport

We visit Newport once or twice a year and we always have dinner at Restaurant Bouchard because it is consistently excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
drscohen
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West Hartford, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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545 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
West Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We visit Newport once or twice a year and we always have dinner at Restaurant Bouchard because it is consistently excellent.

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Long Island NY
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Our waiter Max was so curtious and attentive, but the food, oh the food, my husband had the Cod special and I had the restuffed Lobster with scallops, I really wanted the souffle for dessert but couldn't find room! Awesome experience!

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

French food is always recommended after a busy day visiting French and Italian architecture inspired museums. The food was good but defiantly great. Its relaxing atmosphere is what made this place perfect for a Sunday night.

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Madison, Connecticut
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The food is excellent but the attitude toward dress jeans when accompanied by a dinner jacket as inappropriate, I feel lacks modern sensibility. I have travelled considerably and find that well dressed jean clad gentlemen with dinner jackets are very appropriate in most upscale establishments open to the public. In the event someone appears in jeans especially when recommended by... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They were rude and unpleasant when I worked out reservations for the restaurant week of 2014. I do not know why I even decided to go, as most of my friends chose not to do so. The staff to whom I talked said to me: "I bet you only come during restaurant week." Implying that I was cheap. Anyway I... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Food was simply wonderful. As good as we have had in Boston and NYC. Same prices too!! Only complaint is that when they brought the wonderful homemade rolls to the table, they never offered us anymore. I would have liked to have had more than one. Portions are not generous , by American standards and I was hungry again an... More 

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Newport, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We ate there during restaurant week in November. The food is fabulous and presented superbly! Service is outstanding! Restaurant week is the time to check them out as they do unique meals, 4-5 options (more than many other local restaurants) for each of the 3 courses and you can't beat the price! They are otherwise pricey so grabbing a reservation... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

It was our first time in Newport and the first restaurant we ate at. We walked in and were greeted by Max who was very welcoming. The lobster bisque soup was very good. It was very smooth and non-fishy. For dinner we had the re-stuffed lobster which was excellent. The soufflé for desert which was recommended was very good but... More 

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Shelter Island, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Not to be missed. The hands on owners are amazing and on the job, unlike many places these days! So many things on the menu I had a hard time deciding. We did 4 courses and all were extraordinary ! Wish the place was closer to home. The menu changes so no need to go into detail about specifics but... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful food and presentation. I have never heard a negative comment about Bouchard. The interior is about dowdy but one would hardly notice given the quality of food and service.

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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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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?