Bouchard Restaurant and Inn
Bouchard Restaurant and Inn

Bouchard Restaurant and Inn

  • 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
  • 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
183 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (156)romantic (141)fit for foodies (136)notable wine list (73)neighborhood gem (62)good for groups (8)hot spot (8)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Beat in Newport
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    We dined on a quiet Mon night, , great food, great service, we Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the best "doggie" bag, ever.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    everything was excellent. the next day, when i opened my "doggie" bag, i was pleasantly surprised to see that there were fresh potatoes and veggies added to my leftover chicken. so elegant and first class all the way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Chacha
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Outstanding flavors of all food items. The levels of the flavors was incredible. The chef made simple items taste complex. The desserts were beautiful too. Si glad we finally made it to a plce in our own backyard.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bouchard's truly outstanding
    Marc
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I had the pleasure of experiencing this wonderful establishment this weekend during the Newport restaurant week. The meal was outstanding, the room is intimate and bright, and the service is top notch. Each plate was not only delicious but also visually stunning. The pumpkin soufflé was light airy and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our favorite . . . by far
    Tommy
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    This is the ultimate fine dining experience in every way - - from the warm greeting by the owner in the front foyer to the ambiance of the fine decor, from the professionalism of the waitstaff to the gourmet menu and the exquisite presentation of every course. This is our very favorite restaurant for a special evening out. The moment you walk through the door, you realize you are about to experience a truly continental evening not to be forgotten.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    It was Newport restaurant week, so the place was packed and service was verrrrrry slooooow, but the food was as wonderful as ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    moko
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We have been to this restaurant a few times now...the food and service are always fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • this place NEVER disappoints
    OFNCtRIVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We have been going to Bouchards for many, many years and they have NEVER given us anything but the most impeccably prepared, classic cuisine. The level of excellence in sustaining the quality of their food and its presentation is quite remarkable. If you like the classics, this is the place to find them at their best.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb!
    LandC
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    On a routine weekday in early November, this Newport, RI restaurant provided us one of the best meals we have ever had. We have eaten at great restaurants all over this country and in major cities in Europe; Bouchard was simply outstanding in every respect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peter
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Everthing was great, except $4.00 for a small cup of coffee (no refills) was taking advantage. otherwise, enjoyed very much
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can you top this?
    Betsytowner
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    After several visits to Newport over 40 years, Bouchard has to be our best find. This is first class all the way. The 5 stars I awarded are well earned. I seldom give such a rating as I always leave room for improvement. There is no room for Bouchard to move up a notch. Perfection is their goal and successfully achieved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unforgettable Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We wanted a truly memorable experience for our son as we celebrated a momentous achievement of his. What we received was an unforgettable night filled with the best food we have ever eaten as well as an ambiance that was out of this world. We were made to feel extremely special and welcomed in an elegant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • worth 5 stars
    piffala
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Their is only one word that describes our experience.....perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    Daveyj
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The food was perfect, service excellent. Great place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent and Substantial
    YatB
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Everything was excellent including a coup of expresso (sugar float on the top before it goes down).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Hhaibt
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Lived up to all the hype! It was better than i ever could imagine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Peefection
    JudyK
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Never been disappointed. Great food. The lobster bisque is the best ever. Both our entrees were fantastic. Service is great. Desserts are fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do not miss this place
    Mpoc17
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    If you are looking for a special place with outstanding food, dine at Bouchards. Dinner was outstanding, service was over the top and desert was to die for. This place is a must.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Andrea
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary at Bouchard last Saturday night. The service is amazing. Our waiter had full knowledge of the menu and was very helpful in making suggestions without being overbearing. We started with the tuna tartar and a salad with warm pears. Both were exceptional. My husband had a veal chop in mushroom sauce. He loved it. I had the cod oscar in a mouth watering butter sauce. The Grand Manier souffle put us both over the top. If you ever have the chance, this is a special night not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1st wedding anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food and atmosphere was perfect for celebrating our first wedding anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Outstanding!!!
    mnoormo1VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    From the appetizers to the entrees, all the dishes get an enthusiastic two thumbs up. The sauces accompanying the entrees were very flavorful. The service was fantastic. My wife was dissappointed that steak frites were not on the menu. Max - our waiter - brought steak frites for her from the sister restaurant (Revolving Door) on the house. Portions were perfect. I had room to enjoy the creme brulee. If you choose to dine at this restaurant, ask to be seated where Max is tending to diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    BonVivantintraining
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    An amazing experience. One taste was as amazing as the last from the scallop ravioli appetizer and the pate, the salad, the fillet of beef or the pork tenderloins stuffed with goat cheese, spinach, red peppers and encrusted in bread. Vegetables were terrific and ever part of every dish was prepared correctly. Vegetables were crisp, the meat tender, the pate smooth and all the sauces were flavorful. For dessert we enjoyed a perfect Grand Marnier soufflé. A few glasses of wine and our special dinner was very special. Our wait staff was very personable, attentive and expert in the care to give you a special meal. The portions were also generous. I also felt the pricing was very reasonable for the quality.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant Dining
    abeerman
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Very creative dishes, elegantly prepared. The vegetable side dish was a work of art, and extremely tasty. Delicious main courses. High end -- pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food and service were excellent. The pricing is in line with fine restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
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    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate