Bouchard Restaurant and Inn
Bouchard Restaurant and Inn

Bouchard Restaurant and Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bouchardnewport.com/
  • Phone: 4018460123
  • Hours of Operation:
    Wednesday - Monday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Albert J Bouchard III
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Catering: Let Restaurant Bouchard cater your next function! We can provide our services on-site in our large suite on the premises, or we can provide our services off-site as well. Our talented staff can take your event to the next level, providing fine French-inspired cuisine to your guests anywhere around the Newport area. Just call the restaurant at 401.846.0123 to talk with us about planning the consummate private event!

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: PARKING PASSES AVAILABLE FOR THE NEARBY CHURCH CALL RESTAURANT UPON ARRIVAL.
A word from Bouchard Restaurant and Inn
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Bouchard Restaurant and Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
177 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (145)romantic (133)fit for foodies (126)notable wine list (73)neighborhood gem (54)good for groups (8)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Special treat
    Billybudd
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We are out of towners who almost plan our trip around having dinner here. The food, service and ambiance are exceptional. You feel the entire reataurant is there just for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WONDERFUL
    ARTALLSEASONS
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We enjoyed a fantastic dinner with a great bottle of wine. Prompt, attentive and knowledgeable service. A night to remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meeting friends in Newport
    topdiner
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Our first impression was somewhat disappointing as, having met up with our friends in the adjoining bar, we had to return there at our appointed dining time as our table was not ready. However, once we returned and were seated, this was a wonderfully memorable meal. The service and food/wine were absolutely superb - equal to the finest dining we have experienced anywhere. At the end of the meal, we asked the restaurant staff to call our hotel to send the promised car to collect us, but they came back apologetically to report that the hotel driver had gone home and the hotel suggested we got a cab. The owners of Bouchard were in reception and the husband of the couple drove us back to our hotel. Great service - we will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Meal in Newport
    LenoxVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Number 1 ratings are all well deserved. Outstanding service (Max et al) and food. Lobster asparagus tart was excellent. Monkfish with lobster special was complex and delicious. Squab was beautifully prepared. Apple tart dessert was perfect. Hard to beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine Cuisine
    batteriedecuisine
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants ever and I have dined all over the world. The food is without question the best....no matter what you choose.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite Special Occassion
    Terri
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I just love Bouchard's in Newport. This is our 8th year celebrating our Anniversary there. The Chef is extra special and goes out of his way to make your meal something you will remember for a long time. I can't say enough about the staff and the lovely restaurant itself. On a scale of 10, I would give it a 15.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old world charm
    DAK55
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The food, atmosphere and service were all superior! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Great suggestions for wine to go with our duck and fish dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best food in RI
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I have never had anything less than a fabulous meal at Bouchard! The duck is absolutely amazing and the service is excellent>
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Donna
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have been to Bouchards numerous times and have always had a very fine meal. Nice atmosphere and I love that they have some rounds tables for when we have a larger group. Waiters have always been personable and knowledgeable. Can usually expect a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Deserves the Accolades!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We spent this past weekend in Newport. It was our first time visiting, and like many others, we used Tripadvisor to find a restaurant. Brouchard is the #1 rated place in Newport and it is well deserved. The food was absolutely amazing. We ordered pastry wrapped pork loin and stuffed lobster, and both were wonderful. The only slight complaint is that the cocktails my wife and I ordered seemed slightly watered down. If you have the time and are willing to spend a little extra, definitely check this place out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food. Great waiter.
    EclecticDJVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Enjoyed a fabulous dinner here this week. Max, our waiter at first seemed a little stiff as the place tries to maintain an upscale air. (They stress their dress code. The waiters in Tuxes.) But he was efficient, smart and had a nice sense of humor. The food was top notch. Impressive chops in the kitchen. I would go back again and again if I was in Newport more often. Excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Meal Ever
    bchlovrVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful meal and service at Bouchard Restaurant. The best duck entree encrusted in coffee I have ever eaten. My husbands lamb chops were also delicious. The service was the best I have experienced in a restaurant, we never felt neglected and also never rushed. This was a great find on a recent trip--would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is a foodie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good but,
    AstuteObserverVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    While the food was overall quite good and the ambience very nice and charming the service was not quite as attentive as I'm accustomed to in a restaurant that is highly regarded. The staff seemed ,stretched a bit too thin. One more captain and one or two servers could have made a huge difference. While clearly capable they seemed a bit too busy to pay adequate attention to each table. The Bisque was very good, the re stuffed Lobster was excellent and the only flat note in the food was the Grand Marnier Soufflé which is supposed to be legendary. Ours was undercooked ie a bit runny vs light and fluffy and far too sweet, the sugar overpowered any other potentially subtle flavor. Having said this it was good enough I would try it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't pass this one up
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food , service and atmosphere are all wrapped up into a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Chose this restaurant based on various reviews to celebrate out Anniversary this past weekend while visiting Newport. Was only able to secure a late reservation for 9pm but was seated quickly and the service was outstanding. Enjoyed signature cocktails, wonderful appetizers, great main course and a celebratory Gran Marnier Souffle for dessert along with complimentary champagne! The decor and ambiance was perfect as well. Our Head Captain and server were wonderful and very knowlegeable. Would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • European flair
    jadednewyorker
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I was advised to make reservations far in advance and good thing I did. The place gets books weeks in advance. The hostess, the waiter, interior and the music list were equally pleasant with a touch of Parisian flair. Our group of 4 has ordered various appetizers and main dishes so we could sample different things. Stuffed lobster was out of this world and so was the coffee crusted duck breast and a veal chop. It's almost impossible to choose the best among the appetizers. Everything was cooked to perfection. After such an impressive start, the dessert course was somewhat less memorable. Next time we would just order coffee and end on the high note.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not impressed
    SWlwVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    In this day and age why impose a dress code that disallows jeans in the dining room? that's the confirmation voice mail they leave you before your dining experience. The room was disappointing...we've been to prettier places (Muse in Newport is one). I ordered a martini and it didn't come until I asked the waiter for it again about ten minutes later. He totally forgot. He served us our first pouring of wine from the bottle we ordered. He never bothered to return to fill our wine glasses again. Not what we expected for fine dining service. Food was just okay...we won't return.
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  • Happy Customer
    TBPM
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Bouchard Restaurant and Inn were even better than anticipated. Our room (Britanny) was immaculate, updated and comfortable. The breakfast that was brought to our room every morning was a great way to start the day. Love that they don't nickle and dime you for milk/OJ/water in the fridge as it is already built into your room fee. The location of the Inn was terrific. We could walk to the Cliff Walks and any of the mansions. Easy walk into the historic section of town as well as all the piers and restaurants. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Loved the mini-tour guide we got on the map when we checked in. I would stay here again and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Newport.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Up Scale Evening
    Van4
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great food and wine list. Great service, friendly and knowledgable .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our Favorite Place in Newport
    FabulousVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We wat at Bouchards each time we visit Newport. The food is consistently superb and the service is impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My favorite
    Punt68
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This is the best in newport and New England I have been back every year for five years!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BigG
    BigG
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    excellent in all ways. compares very favorably with great restaurants anywhere. Service, food and presentation was outstanding. I wish this restaurant was in NYC so we could go there on a regular basus
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Review
    Rudolph
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The guests I dined with loved their dishes. I had the escargot as an appetizer which was excellent, whoever I was disappointed with the main dish, the Dover sole which was bland and a sauce with no taste. My dessert the profiteroles which was supposed to come in a chocolate caramel sauce was being served with a minimal amount of chocolate sauce and and an overpowering fruit cream sauce. I did not finish the puff pastry which was very dry. If though with my disappointing experience I would come back to experience my friends dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We were so pleased with everything from start to finish. The service was impeccable. From first course to the Grand Marnier soufflé the food was delicious and the presentation picture perfect. Our waiter was charming. We highly recommend Open Table to anyone who appreciates and enjoys fine dining.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Special Night Out
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Excellent restaurant. Small and intimate with a true French flair. Waiters dress in Tuxedos. Superior food and very good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT and TERRIFIC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    One of the best restaurants I have ever been. Everything was perfect from the service to the food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Made our top 5!!!
    Kev0919
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great all around! Food phenomenal service excellent! Could not ask for a better experience!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem
    BradVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We come to Newport usually twice a year. Primarily to come to our favorite restaurant. One of the best dessert soufflés you will ever have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and Delightful Meal!
    savourydishVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We eat out often in Newport and have never tried Bouchard. Last night we decided to go for a special night out to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant did not disappoint. The service was excellent. The waiter was attentive, and friendly yet not intrusive. The menu is French with an American flare. Everything was exceptional - from the warm bread to the light and tasty salad to the fish and beef that melted in our mouths. It was a perfectly paced dinner and we savoured every minute. We finished our dinner with the restaurant's highly recommended Soufflé dessert accompanied by a Grand Marnier liqueur. It was a wonderful way to end our meal. This is our new favourite Newport restaurant and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely superb!
    lovesfinediningVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Consistently excellent and never disappoints. Every dish is a work of art.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I loved this place.
    Biscuit
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Charming and romantic place in the little sea side town of Newport R.I.Wonderful service and better than average menu with great desserts.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Excellent
    Loves2dine
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food, presentation, and service was outstanding. We return every summer and leave each time saying Bouchard was the highpoint of the visit. A must do in Newport!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not to be Missed
    Diningout2night
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Went for our anniversary and Bouchard did not disappoint. From appetizer to the Soufflé everything was delicious. The pate which I had for an appetizer was probably the best I have ever had. My husband's scallop ravioli melted in your mouth. The baby lamb chops, again cooked perfectly and the veal chop was tender and fabulous. The soufflé was just the right touch to top off the evening and it was presented to us on a plate with congratulatory wishes for our anniversary written in chocolate. It was accompanied by two glasses of Champaign which was complements of the house. Service was impeccable! With so many wonderful restaurants in Newport, Bouchard will be revisited by us many times to come and is now one of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MY NEW FAVORITE RESTAURANT
    The3Buddies
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Bouchard's is wonderful. From the moment we arrived everything was exquisite. We were greeted by Sarah, seated at a lovely table, and tended to by a wonderful wait staff. Our waiter, Daniel, was outstanding. Our dinners were superb. We will definitely be back. In fact, can't wait for the next time.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fabulous!
    Sheilsy
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The service was quiet and impeccable and the food was superb. A very fine dining experience for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OMG
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was unbelievably delicious. And our waiter, Maxim, was to die for! He suggested wines to go with what we ordered and -they were totally reasonably priced. We don't speak any French at all, but my husband is out to find the most delicious Demi glacé sauce for steak. We literally pointed at the menu to show what we wanted since the titles were written in French although there was an English description. Maxim never made us feel inadequate and we always felt that he wanted to help us have the best and most delicious evening possible. We will definitely return! Kudos to the chef! Most delectable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in Newport
    glh3VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This the best restaurant in Newport and and the best restaurants in which I have dined anywhere. The foie gras and coffee-crusted (yes, that's right) duck breast were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Inn/excellent dinner spot
    Carolinagirl
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I've been to Newport several times and always stay in different spots. I found this looking for something a little different and was not disappointed. The Buchard Inn and Restaurant was a delight! The service and food was excellent. The staff are extremely kind, the room and bed very comfortable. I will definitely be back to stay at the Inn and dine in their lovely restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • oustanding
    pleased
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I was impressed with this restaurant immensely. The lobster on puff pastry was delicious, as was the lobster with brie. My husbands steak was like butter and he said he never had meat so tender. The waitstaff was impeccable and attentive but not overbearing. Overall a memorable dining experience! We are total foodies and both said this was a meal we will never forget. The next time we are in Newport it will be a definite stop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Sauces
    Dininground
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great food. Asparagus & lobster in puff pastry was the star app. The sauces on all four entrees were incredible. Dover sole, filet mignon, pork, and duck were all too good to claim a favorite. The ambiance was okay but affected by service area being too close to dining, and a bit loud. While dinner was relaxed and & not at all rushed, we also spent too much time waiting ie. for water, to order, to pay, etc. Our request to take leftovers home was either overlooked, misunderstood, or forgotten and we did not want to take the time to ask about that upon leaving. I was sorry for that at lunch time the next day!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.