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Bar Bouchee

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8 Scotland Ave, Madison, CT 06443
+1 203-318-8004
4:00 pm - 9:30 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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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All of their food on the menu is locally sourced and as fresh as you can get. Not a large place, but cozy. If you plan to go on the weekend, definitely make a reservation, better yet, always make a reservation to insure you have a seat. French comfort food at it's best, not inexpensive by any means.

Thank jrncsa1
New York, New York, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Within five hours of arriving in Madison, no less than half a dozen people recommended that we make a point to dine at Bar Bouchee during our stay. The experience certainly met expectations! Nestled on a side street off the main thoroughfare, Bar Bouchee's dining room consists of 8 tables in total and a charming corner bar, making for an... More 

Thank Anthony C
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is exceptional. My only complaint (as I'm sure others have pointed out) is that the space itself is so small. I personally do not like to be so close to others. You are literally on top of each other, having to pull out the entire table just to get out. But the food is that spectacular, I... More 

Thank Haylilag
Essex, Connecticut
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bar Bouchee consistently offers wonderful meals whether you want a quick bite at the bar or a more leisurely meal at a table. There's always a variety of seafood, meat and chicken on the menu as well as vegan options. Definitely make reservations as it gets busy and can be somewhat loud at the busiest times. The service is very... More 

Thank booradleysx
Guilford, Connecticut
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

this is our favorite place to spoil ourselves, a small, intimate, bustling bistro with great food, impeccable service and near-Parisian atmosphere. The menu is eclectic, and we have found nothing that disappoints. The bistro atmosphere assures that there is no stuffiness, and little ceremony, just great service and smiles. The mussels are wonderful, as is the hangar steak and the... More 

Thank Nicholas L
Madison, Connecticut
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

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 December 30, 2016

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 

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Middle Haddam, Connecticut
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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614 reviews
445 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 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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46 reviews
30 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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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, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, 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
  • 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?