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Bar Bouchee

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8 Scotland Ave, Madison, CT 06443-2531
+1 203-318-8004
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Madison, Connecticut
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lively, interesting restaurant with great atmosphere. There is a great bar area where you can go without a reservation and meet interesting people. The food is simple, well prepared and delicious. The staff are interested, attentive, discreet and friendly.

Thank Andrew W
Essex, Connecticut
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161 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is very good. Tables are way too close together and there are far too many stools crowded up to the tiny bar. You have zero opportunity to have a private conversation, even at a whisper, and you will, by the end of your meal, know the business of everyone around you whether you want to or not.... More 

1 Thank JohnSF8
Middle Haddam, Connecticut
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Feels like you are in Paris. Friendly, casual atmosphere. Staff is knowledgable and attentive. Food is amazing. You can eat at the car or in the cozy restaurant. There is outside dining in the warmer weather.

Thank Picasso420
Killingworth, CT
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551 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

I love it when I bite into something, and without even thinking, i exclaim "Wow!" And that's what happens at Bar Bouchee. We ate here on a Sunday night (came without a reservation at 8:30 in the midst of a minor snowstorm--and still the every seat in the house--including the bar--was taken.) We had to wait about fifteen minutes but... More 

Thank v0yageur22
Westbrook, Connecticut
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Food was outstanding! Environmental is very tight. No privacy. Too bad server was inattentive. At their cost level, interest to return is low.

3 Thank debrapal
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Jacques Pepin eats here and now I know why. We celebrated our 11th anniversary here. It was one of the best decisions of our 11-year marriage. What a feast. What a bistro. This restaurant is an experience not to be missed. Loved it, loved it, loved it. Great wine list, too. Be sure to try the $29 bottle of Cote... More 

1 Thank 90Pound
Deep River
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

I had dinner here this week with my family for my wifes birthday. The food was good but the service was poor at best. We have eaten here in the past so not sure what happened tonight. The service was slow and server never came back after we received our meals and we had to ask for the check so... More 

Thank ilike2boat
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Love this place! Great food, warm authentic service, cool vibe. It is hard to believe this place exists in a town like Madison because it's so "Frenchy". Very small but a must visit place!

1 Thank fredandginger2016
Killingworth, CT
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551 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

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.

1 Thank v0yageur22
Meriden, CT
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

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.

1 Thank BobSMeriden_CT

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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
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
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: +1 203-318-8004

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