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Restaurant Bouchard

505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840
401 846-0123
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Ranked #1 of 208 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
Adams, Massachusetts
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
16 helpful votes 16 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
104 reviews 104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Newport, RI
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The five star reviews are well deserved. I'm so grateful to the staff at Bouchards for making my birthday dinner this year such a wonderful experience. It was some of the best service I’ve seen in a long time, and they were both welcoming and gracious from the moment we walked in. Everything we ordered was excellent. For appetizers we... More 

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east greenwich
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

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
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92 reviews 92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

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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Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I grew up in the northeast - I have summered in Newport every year of my life except 4 (I'm 43). I now live in LA, I have flown from LA to NY , and scheduled meetings just to be on East Coast to drive up to Newport to eat at Bouchard. I travel to Europe, I eat in great... 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
162 reviews 162 reviews
101 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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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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