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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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Hours:
Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • 542
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful Night

We have been to this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. First course meal of fau grau, lobster in pastry, tuna tartar and roquefort pear salad is a huge pleaser. For main courses most of us had dover sole, rack of lamb, cod and duck. All was delicious and the souffle for 3 of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jonathan W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. First course meal of fau grau, lobster in pastry, tuna tartar and roquefort pear salad is a huge pleaser. For main courses most of us had dover sole, rack of lamb, cod and duck. All was delicious and the souffle for 3 of us was over the... More 

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Thank Jonathan W
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A Big thank you to the Bouchards and their entire staff for making our anniversary special! What a fantastic restaurant. Great ambiance, amazing entries, impeccable service........Wow. If you have never been,,,,go, you will not be disappointed.

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Thank Steve C
Bristol, Rhode Island
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exquisite food and service. The sauces are second to none. This was our first -- but not our last -- visit.

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Thank RIBev2
Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Had the opportunity to dine at Bouchard's and found it to be a very enjoyable dining experience. From the ladies at the front desk, waiters and staff all were certainly on their game. Four of us had dinner and each of us where saying our meal was delicious. Highly recommend if you are in the area.

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Thank jk13bk
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

How can this be one of the top rated restaurants in Newport? The food is drenched in heavy cream based sauces, the vegetables are soggy and tasteless and one member of our party of five had a chocolate mouse that was inedible. Even the souffles were far too eggy and nothing like light enough. A waitress poured a sauce down... More 

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Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Everything was excellent, as usual. I had their signature dish which is lobster and scallops in a sauce. My wife had the veal chop as a special. We had the foie gras (sp?) and a tomato tarte for an appetizer. Service from Max and his partner was superb even though they had the whole room. The gran mariner souffle was... More 

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Thank Van H
Southborough, Massachusetts
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

One of our Top 5 most memorable meals ever!! You must make plans well ahead of time and call for a reservation. My husband called 2 months in advance for a Saturday night in December. Not sure if you need that much time to plan. The first thing that I noticed as I walked in the door is their tray... More 

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Thank Cindy R
Raynham, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

My husband and I went to this restaurant for our 34th wedding anniversary dinner. First time for the both of us to have french cuisine. I had the pork tenderloin and my husband had the rack of lamb. Both were superb! Definitively will return for other dishes.

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Thank table500
Boston
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

What can I say? We've been going back to this fine establishment for over two decades - most of the time seeing the same staff. Will continue to return at every opportunity.

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Thank rugbytraveler16
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

One of the best restaurants we've ever dined in, and that's saying something. Read the bad reviews by psychotic people for entertainment, then forget them. This restaurant is superb. We have dined across the US and Europe and know whereof we speak. Do not hesitate; make a reservation, go, and experience for yourself. You will be glad you did.

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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: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic

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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