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Restaurant Bouchard
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Ranked #3 of 243 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: 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.
Reviewed July 8, 2011

We had a wonderful evening, service started out slow but got much better, wonderful food! Would be in our top restaurants that we have experienced.

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Reviewed July 8, 2011

Around mid-June, we discovered that Newport might be a nice place to celebrate our anniversary. But where to stay and celebrate with a special anniversary dinner? Our research turned up Bouchard Inn and Restaurant, and we liked what we read, so we booked it. We were more than glad we did. The folks at Restaurant Bouchard made sure that this anniversary dinner was beyond special with their great food and very attentive service in a very comfortable, quiet dining room.
We started our dinner with drinks- my wife ordered a Kir Royale and I ordered a glass of champagne. Both were reasonably priced, considering this restaurant's status as a premium French restaurant.

We split a Salade aux Poires et Roquefort, with a wide variety of mixed greens, warm pears, roasted walnuts, balsamic vinaigrette, and bleu cheese garnish. A great start. Piping hot, fresh rolls were brought out.
We listened attentively to the specials, making it more difficult to choose among the many enticing entrees. My wife chose the Cod special, and I chose a swordfish special, with artichoke hearts, truffle oil, mushrooms, and other vegetables which served to garnish this fantastic dish- I cannot describe in words how infectious and delicious this dish was. And my wife enjoyed here cod, which was just as exciting. The swordfish was the best preparation of swordfish I ever had.

For dessert, we each had the Grand Marnier souffle. I knew we had to order this in advance, so we did. The soufflé dish was decorated with "Bon Anniversaire!"- what a nice, thoughtful touch! And we were both served a complimentary glass of champagne to accompany our dessert. The soufflé was among the best we've ever eaten.

We'd like to thank chef Albert Bouchard and his staff for such a wonderful evening. We'd go back!

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Reviewed July 5, 2011

We celebrated my husband's 40th birthday over the 4th of July weekend. It is everything the reviews say and more. The food was outstanding. The service was excellent. Our waiter gave us time to savor each course but was right there whenever we needed anything. The food is presented beautifully and is world class. We would recommend this to anyone who appreciates fine french cuisine. Dishes are classical french and rich in flavor so it is not for children. It is a special occasion place and we will be back.

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Reviewed July 4, 2011

We had the good fortune to be able to reserve a table at Bouchard this past weekend. Oops, we turned up a day late, on Saturday instead of Friday (100% my fault). The restaurant was totally booked, but through the good graces of Madame and extra work by her staff, a table was found for us. That was just the beginning of a lovely evening. Wonderful appetizers, and a truly astounding lobster dish, were the highlights. The waiter was kind and helpful, doing his best to make us comfortable after our initial discomfort at putting them to so much extra work. The dining area is broken up into small rooms which increases the feeling of intimacy and mitigates any crowding. A fine, fine evening.

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Thank Librarianjoe
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

Wonderful meal, good experience all round, staff couldn't be more helpful. They fitted us in at short notice but would advise booking or opting for a 5.30 dinner to save disappointment.
Fairly pricey but well worth the money.

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Thank seal398
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