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Bar Bouchee

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8 Scotland Ave, Madison, CT 06443-2531
203-318-8004
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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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Meriden, CT
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank BobSMeriden_CT
Madison, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank k_kenneth
Madison, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank Lisa E
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Patagonia123
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank 2012Boston
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank JoanJ4
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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165 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Michael A
East Lyme, Connecticut
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79 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Great little French resto in CT. You should probably have a reservation (we did not, and sat at the bar, which was fine). The meal was fabulous - I had the mussels, they were tender and the broth was so good I wanted to drink it. My husband had the hanger steak frites, done to a turn medium rare, just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic
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: 203-318-8004

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?