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Restaurant Bouchard

505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723
+1 401-846-0123
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  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“souffle” (110 reviews)
“dover sole” (54 reviews)
“escargot” (62 reviews)
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French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723
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Reviewed April 4, 2015

One comes into the Inn portion of Bouchard. We were 1/2 hour early for our 6pm reservation. As they took our coats, hostess and host remarked that everyone was early that day and maybe the evening would end early for them. They were lovely and...More

Thank Travelwaves
Reviewed March 31, 2015

We dined here during this past Restaurant Week. I was initially very nervous as the first thing they did was take our coats, then send us off outside without them to the bar next door for a drink as our table was not available at...More

Thank WithMyDog
Reviewed March 31, 2015

We love Restaurant Bouchard. I wish we had the time to come here more often. From the appetizer to the dessert (and don't miss the dessert) this place is fantastic. I have to say, I rarely stray from the Dover Sole. It is just so...More

1  Thank Cliffsideinn
Reviewed March 30, 2015

We visit Newport once or twice a year and we always have dinner at Restaurant Bouchard because it is consistently excellent.

1  Thank Grandma_PhD
Reviewed March 30, 2015

Our waiter Max was so curtious and attentive, but the food, oh the food, my husband had the Cod special and I had the restuffed Lobster with scallops, I really wanted the souffle for dessert but couldn't find room! Awesome experience!

Thank dkta
Reviewed March 24, 2015

French food is always recommended after a busy day visiting French and Italian architecture inspired museums. The food was good but defiantly great. Its relaxing atmosphere is what made this place perfect for a Sunday night.

Thank Stefan S
Reviewed March 23, 2015

The food is excellent but the attitude toward dress jeans when accompanied by a dinner jacket as inappropriate, I feel lacks modern sensibility. I have travelled considerably and find that well dressed jean clad gentlemen with dinner jackets are very appropriate in most upscale establishments...More

1  Thank Lyn S
Reviewed March 17, 2015

They were rude and unpleasant when I worked out reservations for the restaurant week of 2014. I do not know why I even decided to go, as most of my friends chose not to do so. The staff to whom I talked said to me:...More

Thank Bernice J J
Reviewed March 15, 2015

Food was simply wonderful. As good as we have had in Boston and NYC. Same prices too!! Only complaint is that when they brought the wonderful homemade rolls to the table, they never offered us anymore. I would have liked to have had more than...More

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed March 3, 2015

We ate there during restaurant week in November. The food is fabulous and presented superbly! Service is outstanding! Restaurant week is the time to check them out as they do unique meals, 4-5 options (more than many other local restaurants) for each of the 3...More

1  Thank Donna D
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March 7, 2017|
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Response from Janet E | Reviewed this property |
One person in your party needs to go into the restaurant and obtain the parking voucher. They will then direct you to the free parking lot.
January 12, 2017|
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Response from hwk455 | Reviewed this property |
t sure - you'll have to contact them directly. We've always gone for dinners.
June 30, 2016|
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Response from Charles E | Reviewed this property |
When calling to make a reservation, they told me the dress code was business casual meaning a collared shirt with no jeans for men.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-0123
  • E-mail
At Bouchard Restaurant, a warm relaxed ambiance and gracious welcome signals your arrival. The restaurant serves fine French cuisine in a 1785 Georgian-style house.
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