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Bar Bouchee

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8 Scotland Ave, Madison, CT 06443-2531
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Killingworth, CT
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510 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Modeled after a Lyonnaise bouchon, Bar Bouchee is practically perfect: amazing food served by friendly professionals in a convivial room. Drinks are excellent (especially the French 75) and the wine list is good. A meal here is always excellent and usually memorable--Bar Bouchee is one of the best there is.

Thank v0yageur22
Meriden, CT
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food and service are excellent. Tables are close together so conversation can be difficult, but food is well worth it. We've been several times and always been completely satisfied.

Thank BobSMeriden_CT
Madison, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been diners at Bar Bouchee many times and have never been disappointed. Entrees are expertly prepared and veggies are sourced locally this time of year. The owner of this establishment is a true Frenchman and delights in serving his customers.

Thank k_kenneth
Madison, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Meal, atmosphere and service excellent; however, restaurant is VERY small and tables are on top of each other. No privacy at all.

Thank Lisa E
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Super friendly bar. Everyone very social and just lovely people. Food and wine delicious! Would not hesitate to go again.

Thank Patagonia123
Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Great place for a special occasion dinner (we had a dinner for 6 friends/ business colleagues), or just a delicious meal. Classic French bistro, with country bistro options- all of which are fresh and flavorful. Inventive wine list with varied price options and good beer on tap. Service was efficient, tables are small and close - again in a classic... More 

Thank 2012Boston
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed another delicious dinner with friends here. The crabmeat starter (Crab Louis) was excellent, the steak tartare tasty and fresh (no issues whatsoever with this raw meat), and our chicken was crispy and tender. We had more than we could eat but I guess that's the way in the USA. Our friend took a hamburger with foie gras which... More 

Thank JoanJ4
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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176 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

It is always a pleasure to dine here. The atmosphere is intimate indoors, and quite pleasant on the patio. The chef is a magician when it comes to blending sauces. We loved the skate wings ...delicate flavor, perfectly prepared...served over a cauliflower mash...DIVINE. My companions say the wine list is impressive, and I must say the tonic with lime was... More 

Thank Michael A
East Lyme, Connecticut
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79 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

It's always a treat. Great service, French waitress to boot. Classic French fair, best fish around. The escargot is always great. Narrow tables at first uncomfortably close but you become accustomed to it quickly and often start a conversation with your neighbors.

Thank TeamSmallState
St Ives, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Super French Bistro in Madison. Lots of atmosphere, excellent service, great food and a good wine list, almost all French. You can either reserve a table or sit at the bar. Everything we had was just right, cucumber and watermelon soup with chillies, steak tartare, skate, salmon, steak all cooked to perfection. And the desserts were just delicious. A real... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Scotland Ave, Madison, CT 06443-2531
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 203-318-8004

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?