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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
  • 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
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
  • "Every time we return to Bouchard the food, service and ambience is consistently top notch. In a world where nothing stays the same and top quality is rare Bouchard hits the mark every time. Make a reservation and enjoy."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Excellent as always. Appetizer special (scallop ravioli) was wonderful, as was the lobster pastry. Re-stuffed lobster (lobster & scallop, with cream and cheese) was superb, as was the cod oscar. This restaurant never disappoints."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Everything was excellent--food, service, atmosphere. Went for our anniversary last year and returned again this year for same. Did not disappoint. It lived up to our expectations. Great menu. So many options that sounded good that it was hard to choose. Plan to go back."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Fine eateries are often classed by stars which in essence is irrelevant! Bouchard is of a class equal to the old Lutece, Madrigal, or Perigord in NYC, Da Ivo in Venezia, or La Procope in Paris, out-of-the-way eateries known and appreciated by true gourmands: it is all in the preparation and sauces, not the volume of food to eat! Should you have a most sensitive palate, Bouchard is a MUST in Newport, City-by-the-Sea!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "What a fantastic meal. Food and service were outstanding. This place is a gem in Newport. Pricey but more than worth it. I will pay for a great meal any time. The escargot appetizer was the best I've eve had. The fresh tuna tartar was outstanding as well. I will visit each time I vacation in Newport!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We found Bouchard's listed as the top ten restaurant in Newport, RI. We had a delightful dining experience. Max our waiter and our waitress were excellent. They paid attention to our orders, did not rush our meals and were very personable. Our meals were presented beautifully and were delicious. The quality of the food and service rival any restaurant in Providence, RI, Boston, MA, Las Vegas, NV and New York, NY. This is a perfect restaurant for any special occasion."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Getting the reservation time we wanted was difficult - so we adapted to their schedule. This restaurant was highly recommended by friends - and they were right. We are so overwhelmed with Italian restaurants and food - which we love - that finding French cuisine was a real opportunity. Minor glitch in service - not even bad, just minutely less than excellent."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "My wife and I just had a memorable meal at Bouchard's. The food was excellent and the service was perfect We've eaten at Bouchard's before and it was always a great experience but they seem to have stepped up their game. Bravo."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "The food was great the works are great was a good time a must go"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Complete meal. Everything was excellent. Restuffed lobster waks excellent, get the soufflé."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "It was a good dinner, not amazing like so many people rave about. Not sure it was worth the money. I find their splitting charge just ridiculous. They have the nerve to charge a splitting fee of $3 for appetizers and $5 for entrees. With the prices they charge, I think that is a terrible policy. To be honest, that lone line on the menu left a very bad taste in my mouth."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Our vacation's last dinner was here and topped them all for incredibly delicious food. While our table looked onto an alley, our waiter was totally knowledgeable about the food and wine offerings but not pushy. After a week of seafood, I ordered the coffee encrusted duck. It was without exception the best duck I had ever eaten, with vegetables not only exquisitely presented but delicious as well. My husband had a veal chop that almost melted in your mouth. Our salads were fine accompaniments to the meal and we finished with an incredible gran marnier soufflé. The waiter's wine suggestions were spot on and the cappuccino was a delicious end to a wonderful meal."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The Dover Sole with Sorrel Sauce is consistently exceptional. I savored a magnificent portion of Beef Wellington. The chef's house pate is a regular for us. The service: professional, informative, friendly, prompt; everything it should be. Need I say more?"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "There are many excellent choices of owner-operated restaurants in Newport RI and Bouchard's tops that list. For some of us, the prices might make this a "special occasion" venue, but if you are visiting our little city, don't miss this one. It's worth every penny. And if you're a local (as we are), then treat yourself as often as possible. Located downtown in a beautifully maintained historic building, the whole experience will satisfy."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Everything is top notch from the tuxedo staff to the dessert. Don't miss the souffle dessert with a nice espresso or cappuccino."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at Bouchard. I love French food so this was a great treat for me. My husband was a bit put out about the dress code. Having lived in in London where you can dine at michelin star restaurants in casual clothes it was a little strange that here in tiny Newport we had to adhere to a strict dress code. Anyway it was worth it. The beef with port wine demi-glace and the veal with black truffle were divine. The soufflé for dessert was pretty impressive and the service was very good. It would have been nice if they had more than one dessert wine on the menu that you could order by the glass, but their port selection by the glass was better and my husband was very happy with his glass of 20 year old Tawny."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Outstanding food, impeccable service. If you're in Newport for a special occasion Bouchard should be on your must experience list!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Very good restaurant with very well prepared classic French cooking and excellent service. The quality of the ingredients and the service were excellent."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "One of the best meals I have ever had from presentation to taste!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Amazing food, great menu and everything prepared perfectly. Almost perfect service with the exception of forgetting to give us a wine list (otherwise 5 star service). When we requested a glass of white wine when dinner arrived, they made up for it with a perfect recommendation and quickly righted their mistake. The waitstaff were highly professional yet not too stuffy. Dessert, a soufflé with a Grand Marnier sauce, was perfect with Bon Anniversarie (which we mentioned in passing) in a beautiful flourish of chocolate lettering and complementary champagne! Truly a meal we'll remember."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "From start to finish our whole dinning experience was exceptional."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Took my fiance here for his birthday. It was truly a great experience. We had Max as our waiter and he was excellent. The food was fantastic and the prices were not that bad for a place in Newport."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary and brought some discerning foodies from Manhattan who were absolutely blown away. The service and food were excellent. Looking forward to returning."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "First time at Restuarant and food was fantastic. Dover sole was amazing, lamb and duck was superb and nights special of striped bass was cooked to perfection. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Fabulous from start to finish. Waiter Max amazing. Could have had the air up higher. Went for our anniversary and felt like royalty! ! Absolutely delicious and perfect! ! Worth going back to Newport rhode island just to go there again!! Adult quiet luxury dining!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food was truly delicious. It's presentation on the plate and the service were both exquisite. How can service be exquisite? From the beautifully executed aerated wine pour to the impeccable timing and elegance of all aspects of the service. An unexpected treat. Good to know: business casual attire."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We have been reading reviews fir a few years now, but have not managed to get a reservation - our lucky day this year! From the minute we entered, to the minute we left, we were in heaven! Not just "another" French restaurant - a divine experience. From apps, salad, main course and dessert (you know what French masterpiece THAT was - ordered with dinner) it was course after course of mouth watering and unique creations. There even is a "specials" section for wine!!! My husband had a special - veal chop, fabulous - I had the signature lobster main course - I have no words, other than they let me meet and kiss the chef as we were leaving!!!!!! GO. NOW."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "One of highlights of our trips to Newport is dining at Bouchards, and once again, they did not disappoint. From the scallop ravioli appetizer, Salade aux Poires au Roquefort, Filet de Boeuf “en tranche” Sauce Porto, to the white chocolate crepes, all were fantastically delicious. Our server, Dan (also known as "Don Juan"), was attentive and thoroughly professional as usual. It is expensive, but in this case, it is truly worth the expense."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Un pur delice pour les yeux et le palais. Le chef sait faire les meilleures sauces de fruit de mer."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "For the price, you would think the food and service would be topnotch. It was good country club food, at best. Our waiter was insane and spoke to us like children - we're not deaf. We're under 50! Maybe he's used to the normal clientele of the living dead that surrounded us. I would NOT recommend this place. There are a ton of vibrant, fun restaurants in Newport. SKIP THIS ONE!!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was truly a great dining experience. My party of four felt very welcome in a dignified way. Staff was appropriately dressed and provided precise advice in a discrete manner. Food was superb all around. Tables were nicely spaced. My guests from Europe were extremely impressed with the overall dining experience which was similar to any Michelin two-star restaurant in France. They were amazed to learn that the Michelin Guide does not apply to Rhode Island. It was reassuring to see Madame Bouchard monitor the service level. When we asked to meet her afterwards, she was charming, friendly and even posed for a group photograph. For patrons worried about parking on Thames Street in high season, Bouchard provides a free pass to a nearby lot."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Perfection from start to finish! The service was impeccable, the ambiance delightful, the wine delicious, and the food just perfectly prepared and presented. My sister, my niece, and I were celebrating our last evening on a girls' holiday in Newport and this put our list of memories over the top! Bouchard Restaurant definitely deserves its very high rating."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We went for a special occasion dinner. The food was amazing, perfectly cooked beef and duck. The special soufflé was delicious. I am looking forward to another visit!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had dinner at Bouchard several nights ago. In short, the experience was excellent in all respects. Bouchard is one of the best French restaurants at which we have ever dined, including those in France. The menu is varied and the food quality tops. Service was impeccable. We will certainly come back."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This restaurant is dimly lit and has a very romantic vibe to it. Our server was super polite and attentive. The bf ordered the yellowtail tartare and pork loin. I ordered the restuffed lobster with scallops and truffle sauce and a souffle. The yellowtail tartare was delicious and fresh. I loved that you could eat everything on the plate. The "decorations" were made of sweet potato, mashed potato, zucchini, and broccoli. The lobster sauce was so good and not overly salty. The souflee was the only thing that had to be ordered ahead of time. I believe it was vanilla flavored and the sauce that it came with had a decent amount of alcohol. It was so fluffy and just sunk in so effortlessly. Overall, the best meal I've ever had in a while."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "It is always a pleasure to dine in a restaurant where owners and staff take pride in their restaurant. That feeling is very noticeable fro the moment you walk in. Their enthusiasm is infectious and justified by the food and service. If you appreciate those qualities and have the money, a place worth enjoying."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service was helpful and charming. It's hard to find a great French restaurant that doesn't disappoint, but Bouchard lived up to the hype. Even something as simple as their butter for the rolls was delicious. Their soufflé melted in my mouth. I was a little put off at first because they gave me a hard time about being a little late for my reservation, when there was only 1 other table occupied by the time I got there. I mellowed out quickly. This restaurant is a little pricier and dressier than some of the other restaurants on Thames Street. It's geared towards a more mature crowd, as evidenced by the reading glasses by the front desk. It's a great find though and I would recommend this place."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "They held a table for me on a busy night well beyond when most places would say "sorry" (nit meaning it). My luggage did not make it with me, and my dinner companion got lost. We we greeted with friendly faces and warm demeamors. There was nor rush th "usher us through dinner" as quickly as possible. Menu very complete, great wine lish, and our "waiter" was professional, personal, entertaining, and served with excellence without ever once approaching the table "just checking". And he was that way with all of his patron. If not THE best dining experience ever, definitely top 3."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "People say that we are too particular about food. But we don't mind paying for quality, and the quality here outdistanced the dollars."
    Dined on 7/2/2014