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“Happy to be back”
Review of Bouchons Bistro

Bouchons Bistro
Ranked #2 of 622 Restaurants in Kelowna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $29
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central City
Description: French comfort food served in casual elegant European surroundings. Bouchons is opened every Sunday for the brunch.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Happy to be back”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

This gem has become a favourite whenever we visit Kelowna and it did not disappoint. The sablefish on the prix fix menu was perfect.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Monica R
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“overrated”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

We tried 4 of the top recommendations in kelowna and this was by far the worse! The lamb tenderloin on the chefs table was so grisly and fatty, it was hard to cut with the steak knife let alone chew. We had the exact same dish the nite before at Raudz which was exceptional and less expensive. The bouliabaisse here had a very tasty broth but was mostly little morsels of fish alongside 1 small shrimp and a small scallop. By comparison, our seafood dish at the Fixx cafe consisted of giant scallops and shrimps.

  • Visited October 2013
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Parksville, Canada
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200 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“The Number 1 Ranking Is Deserved!”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is a wonderful place to eat....and spend an evening! Service is excellent (Thank you Robert), the atmosphere delightful (being part French myself, married to a Quebecoise, and a traveller to France), this is a wonderful oasis in the Canadian West. Wine selection is plentiful and the menu.....wish I could try just about every offering....but I started with Escargots and was surprised that they came in a very light pastry shell, with AMPLE butter/ garlic seasoned sauce. Delicious (could make a meal of these!). My wife started with her 'main', Salmon Orange, beautifully done, tender, with an appetizing assortment of fresh vegetables, and I do mean an assortment. They vary as to the market choice, and I would say we had about a half dozen pieces of varied veggies. I was tempted to order the Bouillabaisse or the Casoullet? ...but chose the Rabbit, and it came in a bright shiny copper pot, with a SUPERB sauce, 3 generous pieces of tender rabbit. We finished the evening with 2 deserts, the Grand Marnier Berries and the Lavender Souffle........so sorry the night ended. You can't go wrong with spending an evening here, it's an experience. Enjoy.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank thomashardy777
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Kelowna, Canada
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63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Pretentious and overpriced”
Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

The food was paired terribly. Greasy french fries in checkered paper yet well dressed waiters and linen tablecloths. No ambience to speak of. When a person puts out a couple hundred dollars for a meal. One shouldnt have to settle for french fries with the other elegant choices on the menu. If they want to be an elegant restaurant. There are far better options close by
Wont go again.

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2 Thank Laura A
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Fresno, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Exquisite”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed Bouchons Bistro so much, we went back three times in a week. Each time was a memorable experience. Richard (host and owner) welcomed us, the staff was exceptional. Marie-Claude was our waitress and one of the best ever. We highly recommend Bouchons Bistro and look forward to a return trip to beautiful Kelowna and to one of its finest restauants.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank EmilyE62
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