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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
  • "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
  • "We had a fabulous dinner at Bouchard, the wait between courses was a bit long and the restaurant was not full until we left but the food was outstanding. We had Lobster Bisque and Scallop Ravioli to start both were very good. My husband enjoyed the re-stuffed lobster and the pork tenderloin was the the best pork dish I'd ever had it is beyond amazing. At the end of the meal the owners kindly sent over a glass of champagne to us for our anniversary which was very kind and totally unexpected. If you appreciate layers of flavor, this is a must do when in Newport."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Surpassed expectations. Bouchard deserves the #1 spot on any list for restaurants in Newport."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Ever since Le Petit Auberge closed in Newport I've been looking for a replacement, this is it. I should also mention that I brought my three young boys who are all under age 10 and was very concerned about how I would be received. Those concerns were quickly resolved as the wait staff could not have been nicer nor more understanding. Anything that you may have read about snobbery I did not encounter whatsoever and the food is classic French fare done to perfection."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Wonderful French food, excellent staff, beautiful dining area. What more needs to be said? If I could afford to eat here every night, I would. Bouchard's is a sublime dining experience and is also perfect for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Our first visit. Perhaps the finest restaurant in Newport, and we have been to many quality restaurants in that city. Excellent food and service. The food was a little pricey but well worth it. The delicious appetizers, our wonderfully prepared and very tasty entrees as well as the mouth watering house special dessert made our evening a very memorable experience. Also, Max and the young woman with a slight accent were both terrific in making our anniversary dinner very special. They never felt rushed and engaged very nicely with us in conversation. We'll definitely go back, and we certainly will not wait until our next anniversary!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I read the online reviews and came expecting Bouchard to be overpriced and overhyped. Instead I was pleasantly surprised to find that the restaurant delivered on the promises in the reviews. It is French but without the pretention that we sometimes find in French restaurants in the U.S. The food was outstanding. Our selections were monkfish with a Pernod touched sauce and a veal chop Oscar. Both dishes were well balanced, seasoned perfectly, and prepared with superb ingredients. Maxime, our waiter, helped get the wine right after listening to our tastes and learning from out drink orders. In general the whole wait staff exhibited Maxime's attention to detail and focus on our needs. Bouchard is moderately expensive, but worth it."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Re-stuffed lobster to die for. A culinary menu and Max, our waiter, was so pleasant. Perfect for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Everyone told us this was the best restaurant in Newport. What a disappointment! Food was mediocre. Service was okay, but spotty. Wine selection left much to be desired. Living on its reputation - would never go back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Simply outstanding french restaurant in every respect. Everything superb."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We went to Bouchard the other night for a special occasion and were so happy we did. The staff was incredible, and made sure we had a special evening. They made wonderful food recommendations, as well as wine selections. The food was outstanding, every course. I would highly recommend a visit to anyone looking for an magnificent dining experience."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We decided to dine at Bouchard after rave reviews from our kids. It more than lived up to all of them. The restaurant is lovely and wait staff are formally dressed. Rolls, hot from the oven, served with butter with sprinkles of crystallized finishing salt set the stage. The seared foie gras was melt in your mouth superb. The menu choices are extensive and there were several great-sounding specials. We both had the Dover Sole as there are few places where one can get real Dover sole--delicious, beautiful presentation. The white Burgundy wine, suggested by our excellent waiter, Dan was the perfect pairing for the fish. We ordered the Grand Marnier soufflé for dessert--so light and delicious. What a great meal. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Went to Bouchard's this past Saturday with my husband, our son and his fiancé. Were able to luckily change our reservation for 2 to 4 at last minute. The food is beyond incredible. Starting with the appetizers, which are perfect sized portions. Not enough to fill you, but leaving you with an urge for more. We had a variety at the table, escargot, lobster puff, tuna and pate. Everyone cleaned their plate. Dinner was equally as incredible. Again, perfect size portions - and everything on the plates was eaten. Wine list was up there with some of the best restaurants we've been to. The soufflé should not be missed."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great food and service -- the Cod Dinner and Lobster Bisque as well as the Salad and Dover Sole were amazing with Fantastic Service and Atmosphere"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This place has it all and the sauces are to savor and savor and savor. You can't go wrong here and Max our server was perfect."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our experience at the Bouchard Inn could not have been any better. Food was spectacular, service was amazing and everything was just perfect. We had a group of 6 and were there celebrating my husband's graduation from grad school. I ordered the fillet with shallot sauce, my husband ordered the stuffed lobster and others in my table ordered the salmon, pork and duck. Portions were generous and we all finished every bite. For dessert we had the soufflé which was light, delicious and a perfect way to finish our night. For appetizers we had the tuna tartar, pate and lobster puff pastry. I have nothing to complain about and will definitely be back for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food is outstanding. Always top quality along with the service. Our go to place when we crave fine French cooking."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We have dined at this magnificent restaurant many times over the years, and it just keeps getting better. Everything on the menu is wonderful In preparation and presentation, and the service is thoroughly professional, in a warm, friendly, attentive and caring manner. This IS our favorite restaurant, anywhere!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Bouchard has consistently delicious food and exquisite service. It stands out among the many good restaurants in Newport."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Excellent food and service without being pretentious. Pricey, but well worth it."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We enjoyed our evening at Bouchards. The french influenced Food was excellent, paired with a very friendly service. We'll be back....."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great service!!!!! Great at meeting dietary requirements! Food very beautifully presented and very tasty!!!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Excellent meal..very special place..from the salads to the entrées to dessert..fantastic"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Was visiting Newport and found great reviews for this restaurant and was not disappointed. The meal was excellent and the service was impeccable but not at all stuffy. Would go out of my way to dine here again ."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "This is a restaurant dedicated to fine dining and it proves it. The service and the food were outstanding. The presentation of the food is beautiful in some cases art."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We had a beautiful meal there Sunday! The puff pastry appetizer and lobster entree were perfect!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "If you enjoy food you have to try this restaurant! This has to be the best food in Newport. To make this a wonderful dining experience management does not allow young children which does make this more of a romantic experience. They have my vote!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The wife and I had an 8:00 pm dinner with friends who are moving to Florida. Third time we have eaten at Restaurant Bouchard in recent months. Never dissapoints. Quickly becoming our favorite restaurant."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This restaurant is a Gourmet Delight, and not to be missed, when visiting in the Newport area. Had a perfect Saturday evening here with my husband on June 7th. I had the escargot, and stuffed lobster, which were both prepared perfectly. My husband enjoyed the shrimp served with a variety of sauces, and the Cod. Desert was the house special soufle, and cake. House speciality mojito and vodka drink as well as a half bottle of champagne, complimented our meal. The entire meal from warm delicious dinner rolls thru desert were expertly prepared and served. This restaurant is a true gem, not to be missed. Prices are extremely moderate for such a Fine Establishment."
    Dined on 6/7/2014