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Bar Bouchee

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8 Scotland Ave, Madison, CT 06443-2531
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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St Ives, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

1 Thank Tony S
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 3 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank blankennyc
New jersey
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154 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a gem of a French bistro. Outstanding service by our pro server Amy. The charcuterie platter was outstanding and reasonable. The Gratin Dauphonais were the best I've had (similar to scalloped potatoes). All our selections were very good. This is a great little restaurant, that I hope my travels brings me back here

1 Thank Jerseyguy314
New York, New York, United States
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117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't understand quite what the buzz is or why reservations are required. BB is a nice casual spot and would be great if you could stop in for a burger or hanger steak. The food is good but not stellar. The menu is limited. It is a nice spot for a casual meal. But that sums it up.

Thank TGMerrill
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has never disappointed me or any friends I bring. Always delicious food tailored for the seasons. Outside is great on a warm night. Inside is all hightop tables so beware if you don't like that or can't handle getting up there. But they are comfortable!

1 Thank TravelLoverSchlag
Millbrae, California
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We landed here due to people's review here at TripAdvisor making it as the #1 spot to dine in Madison. To start with, there's not a lot of fine dining in Madison esp a French restaurant. I love French food so we had to try this venue. To my surprise, the place is cute, intimate and relatively small. The menu... More 

1 Thank Rowena L
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to Bar Bouchee six times now, and it is consistently excellent.The owners are thrilled to welcome you to their beautiful room or more casual patio. The French Bistro fare is exceptional, with great care taken with presentation, seasoning, and capturing fresh seasonal ingredients. The menu allows you to experience fine dining, or more casual choices kicked up a... More 

1 Thank Teachct
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Date night with wife and this is a great spot although battled the bees in the outside seating - food more than made up for the flying stingers! Got mussels and cucumber soup as appetizers, pasta and salmon for dinner and one cocktail called solidarity - total bill $85. All the food was delicious and will return.

Thank war1today
Madison, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Some unusual and very tasty dishes. Great bar to eat at and very personable bartender. Crowded but fun.

1 Thank jschieren
Madison, Connecticut
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is an adjunct to the Union League Cafe in New Haven, for many years one of the top restaurants in the state. It is small, but the service and attention to detail are extremely high, and the food is excellent. I was on the fence about the fifth star as the restaurant is arguably that good. Trust me,... More 

Thank Lars G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
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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?