We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Bar Bouchee

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
8 Scotland Ave, Madison, CT 06443-2531
+1 203-318-8004
Website
Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 171: English reviews
Westbrook, Connecticut
Level Contributor
37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank debrapal
Level Contributor
31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
1 Thank 90Pound
Deep River
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank ilike2boat
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
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!

Helpful?
1 Thank fredandginger2016
Killingworth, CT
Level Contributor
549 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank v0yageur22
Meriden, CT
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank BobSMeriden_CT
Madison, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank k_kenneth
Madison, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
3 Thank Lisa E
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Patagonia123
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank 2012Boston

Travelers who viewed Bar Bouchee also viewed

 

Been to Bar Bouchee? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bar Bouchee staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?