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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
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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, 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
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 444
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Exquisite Food and Service.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
OrlRiv
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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538 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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

Been going to Bouchards for nearly 15 years now, have never had a bad meal or service. The food is amazing and will delight all the senses.

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Meal and especially the service was great. The restaurant is laid out so that you have privacy and is quite with pleasant Music throughout the meal. I had the lobster stuffed with scallops. I though it lacked enough lobster meat it was more like a lobster body stuffed with scallops. My wife had a shrimp dish which she enjoyed immensely.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We have eaten at Bouchards many times over the years. The whole experience is very enjoyable. The menu choices are varied and each dish is presented so well. We have enjoyed immensely the tastes of all the meals we have ordered there, and I do not hesitate to recommend this establishment to friends looking for a special meal and great... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We chose this restaurant in part because of all the great reviews...and were not disappointed by the ambiance and presentation in any way. Our Captain - Max - was excellent in every way and is clearly very experienced. He was helpful, accommodating...and just the right balance of "there when we needed him but unobtrusive the rest of the time". Perfect... More 

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Adams, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a golden beet salad and a salad of mixed greens with pears as appetizers, cod oscar and a filet cooked in wine and shallots for dinner and Grand Marnier soufflé for dessert, set in a beautiful atmosphere. Everything was prepared to perfection and the service was flawless. This restaurant deserves the accolades it has received from reviewers. We... More 

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

What a wonderful way to end the day - a romantic dinner. Bouchard has a quiant yet opulent feel about it. The restaurant has a series of different rooms, which imparts a very intimate feel. The decor, while simple, makes you feel like you are in a wealthy person's French countryside manor. The service was professional yet personal and extremely... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

What a great dining experience! My husband and I took our oldest daughter and her boyfriend to dinner and it was superb! Every meal was outstanding and the service was excellent. It's an intimate restaurant and quite romantic, but not at all stuffy. By far the best escargot I have ever had (including in Paris). This is a new favorite.... 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, 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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