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Bouchard Restaurant and Inn
Bouchard Restaurant and Inn

Bouchard Restaurant and Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bouchardnewport.com
  • Email: info@restaurantbouchard.com
  • Phone: (401) 846-0123
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "We dined here on Wednesday April 16 to celebrate our 28th anniversary and had a wonderful dining experience. Food was absolutely amazing and the service was as well - Max was very attentive! We always dine here when we visit Newport!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I planned on proposing to my girlfriend near the end of our meal. I knew it would be quiet, romantic, and a perfect setting to do it. I informed them via the special instructions section of my reservation, asking if they could please seat us somewhere a little more private. The food is some of the best we've ever had, and the service is always a cut above the rest. We were given the perfect table, toward the back, but slightly offset so as not to be surround by other people. After I proposed, champagne was brought out to us, along with a hug and many congratulations. It could not have gone better! I could not recommend anywhere more than I do Bouchard's. Amazing!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The really remarkable thing about Bouchard's is how consistently excellent the food is, and Saturday night was no exception. Max, the head waiter, was excellent, as always. But the wait for the entres was long and I waited forever for a refill of my water. The restaurant became uncomfortably warm part way through. I guess I should have asked them to turn on the AC, but I'd already gotten them to turn down the music (which they did instantly), so didn't want to turn into a fuss budget. So my bad for not speaking up about the heat, theirs for the long water wait. I know I've just recited several negatives, but the food is SO great, none of these matter much. It remains the very best restaurant in Newport."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "From arrival through the coffee at the end of the meal, everything was as it should be in a French resturant of this caliber! The service was correct and friendly, assisting in wine selection, attentive but not overbearing and accentuated the excellently prepared fare.We will be back again very soon."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Bouchard is our favorite Newport, RI restaurant. The food is exquisite and the service impeccable! We consider Bouchard our go-to restaurant for special occasions and never miss a chance to dine there during restaurant week. I recommend it to everyone!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Bouchard's is one of our favorites; quite a feat when you consider all the great restaurants in RI. It never disappoints in the quality of the food and the level of service. We can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "A wonderful evening with superb food, service and atmosphere. Bouchard's is the best of the best in RI."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Once again this restaurant was everything we expected and we always make it a must when we visit Newport."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Fabulous food, excellent service in a comfortable neighborhood inn and restaurant in Newport, RI Family owned and operated. Greeted by Mme. Bouchard on arrival. A memorable dining experience in an excellent restaurant."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Took two friends from Bristol to Bouchard's for their very first visit and they (and we) were thrilled! The food was absolutely superb, just as it is every time. Their consistency is incredible. Two of us had the rack of lamb; it was tender, flavorful, and perfectly cooked. The cod was also a hit with one of our party, while the pate left the table quiet while we enjoyed. The service was definitely level 5 stars, but I took off one star because we had a very long wait for our entres. Despite that, the quality of the service close to made up for that, and it's one of the few times I've had that issue in all the years I've gone there."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The restaurant is small and tables are close together, but still feels intimate, noise level is low. The staff is attentive. The food was wonderful, the wild mushroom appetizer was delicate yet intense with flavor and creaminess. We had four in our party, all ordered the lamb chops , we agreed they were delicious , seasoned perfectly. The accompaniment of potatoes were tasty and velvety, however the portion could have been larger. Overall , It was a great dining experience. Lastly parking was available, an important feature in Newport. Will come back and recommend ."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This is the fourth time we have dined at Bouchard's...the food was incredible, the service was great, the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable, the restaurant is very comfortable...just a great spot...so glad we found it...and the menu choices for a restaurant week were varied and many...mush better choices than other restaurants we have dined at during restaurant week."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is one of the best ever! Wonderful food, great service, cozy atmosphere--absolutely nothing could have been better. I highly recommend Bouchard Restaurant. It is an exceptional value during restaurant week"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This is the best restaurant you could hope to dine at while Newport is still offering Spring Restaurant Week pricing. Great selection of appetizers & entrees. The food was delicious and the service was superb. The Bouchard is THE place to take your loved one for any special occasion."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Amazing menu for restaurant week. Definitely looking forward to returning for dinner again in the future. Really enjoyed our selections. Always love the soufflé!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Old world meets new world. We started with lobster bisque & lobster with asparagus in puff pastry. Then our entrees were restuffed lobster with scallops (and magic, I think) and the special of fresh caught cod a la oscar (topped with crab). We ended with a shared soufflé. Every mouthful was absolutely delicious. The wine list is extensive, too. Our waiter was super attentive, but never hovered. He sensed what we needed before we asked. This is definitely one of the top 5 places we've ever eaten, here or abroad. It is a bit expensive, but worth it. We cannot recommend this beautiful restaurant enough. If we ever find ourselves in Newport again we will come back."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Love this restaurant always fantastic. Dan our server is over the top. Just a great place"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "we were in town for 1 night and the Bouchard made it very special. The Service was great and the food was amazing!!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My three girlfriends and I were staying the night in Jamestown but we decided to have dinner in a Newport and I picked Bouchard because it was ranked number one on Trip Advisor. I have never bothered to write a review but I always read them. Because our experience was so remarkable from start to finish, I decided to share with others that the ranking is well deserved. The service was exceptional (our server was Max) and everything brought to the table was delicious. Even the rolls and the side salad were yummy. I ordered the cod special. We split the soufflé and profiteroles - fantastic! I'd recommend this for a special dining experience - it was pricey but we got what we paid for!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We came here for a romantic dinner. We came early so it was not crowded when we arrived but the place is not huge and by the time we left it was certainly noisier but not loud. That is my only complaint. The food was exceptional and we were doted on by the staff. Nice wine list but not huge. Prices are a little steep but you come here expecting that."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Last Friday we were in Newport for one night. A friend suggested Bouchard for a superb French dinner. What a delicious experience we had. Max as our server enhanced our evening with his personality, menu suggestions and timing. The scallops I enjoyed were fabulous as were my husband's escargot ravioli and duck. Portions and presentation were exceptional for a fine dining restaurant. The sauces for our dishes were also special. The Grand Marnier soufflé topped off our wonderful dinner. A dress code of "business casual" is reasonable for an elegant place where Max sports a tuxedo. N'est ce pas? C'est magnifique. Merci, Chef Bouchard."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I enjoyed a delightful dining experience at Bourchard Restaurant. The service was superb - friendly and attentive. The food was devine - especially the souffle for dessert - so light it was like eating a cloud. I look forward to my next dinner there."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We went to Bouchard's for my husband's surprise birthday celebration and the restaurant handled the "surprise" flawlessly. It was a great start to a wonderful evening and a culinary adventure that tantalized our taste buds for two hours! The tuna tartare was exquisite and the pate was a show stopper! It was the best we have had! My son-in-law raved about the escargot raviolis! The duck, pork tenderloin and veal chop were perfectly prepared and accompanied by magnificent sauces! The evening ended with wonderful desserts (the raspberry sorbet was outstanding). And the restaurant even delivered complimentary glasses of champagne for the perfect toast to a fabulous evening. Service was spectacular! Don't miss this restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Bouchard's attentive staff is amazing. We were last at Bouchard's a year ago and they remembered us. Every attention to detail is given no matter if your visit to Bouchard's is the first time or the tenth in a year. It's an experience everyone should have!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was wonderful. I had the Beef Carpaccio which was devine and the Cod Special was delicious. My companion had the tuna tartar and the lamb which he loved. His favorite was the "perfect" Martini that the waiter poured him. It is very romantic and the wait staff was polite and attentive. The perfect ending was the most delioucious Souffle. I can't wait to return."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "It's all about taste, flavors and sauces here. From the first spoon of mushroom soup, on to the main course and finishing with desert. Chef Bouchard takes you on an epicurean journey like none other. Their labors in the kitchen results in a meal that will not soon be forgotten. Definitely a restaurant that will come to mind at some point in time when you"re a thousand miles away and you say. "Remember that dinner we had at Restaurant Bouchard." "That was so good.""
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Perfect night-food was amazing. Service top notch. Ambience terrific. Our waiter Max was not intrusive but made great wine and food suggestions. Service of our meal was perfectly timed-not too long but enough time to make the evening special. We did not feel rushed at all. Best dining out expereince I have had in years."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This is a place you would take your girl for a romantic dinner. So elegant, so courteous service, so professional... I didnt find anything wrong at this place."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Everything is just great! Food is fantastic, service is impeccable. Bouchard has not deviated from excellence in all the times I have dined there."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We went here for my wife's Birthday and as always the food, the service and the ambience was wonderful. This is one of the very best restaurants in RI, a state with a lot of good ones already I would highly recommend Bouchard"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "A special occasion place. Beautiful, elegant setting. Excellent food and service. It feels like you have had a special occasion after you spend a few hours at Bouchard. One of our favorite spots to enjoy a meal!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I made this res. weeks ago. I arrived promptly and got a horrid little table by the kitchen. Food was dull, In particular the vol au vent was poorly executed with tough pastry and stringy lobster. Dover sole was ok over sauced. My husbands lobster bisque was good and his pork tenderloin ok. I was I'll shortly after dining there. So many great choices in Newport this pretentious spot is a pass."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The food and service are both phenomenal here. We come here for special occasions, and it always exceeds our expectations."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food at Bouchard is outstanding. Everything that came out of the kitchen was simply perfect, and on Valentine's Night that isn't easy. Hands down the best Bouef Wellington I've ever had! The service was good but not great. The waiter did not seem all that enthusiastic but was efficient, at least, and certainly did not detract from the evening. The wine list is limited with mostly lower end selections but with a higher mark up (watch that). All in all though a good value for the meal. In the end...a very nice place and I'd go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "very impressed. the food was excellent. my girlfriend ordered the lobster and i ordered the fish. by far some of the best food i have eaten"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Lovely, intimate restaurant! Would definitely go again! The food was amazing and our waiter Dan very knowledgeable. Sarah was very friendly and warm! Go if you are in Newport!!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Very pleasant servers! Very tasty food! They serve mashed potatoes with the entree with no other option, Wish a healthy option was offered like wild rice or additional vegetables in place of the potato. How about offering sweet potato mash! Great romantic and cozy atmosphere!!!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "always an elegant dining experience, the chef is not heavy handed with sauces or spices. delicate, artistic and savory. each course was an eating surprise."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "It is very classic , wonderful French food but very pricey, but where can you go and your waiter be in a full tux. It is very romantic, a wonderful place to go for that a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Bouchard is a romantic, special occasion restaurant. The food is always delicious and the ambiance is romantic. We had the opportunity to end the night at Revolving Door, their new restaurant venture, located next door. The energy there was energetic! We had a great night!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014