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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Bouchard Restaurant and Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
169 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (135)romantic (131)fit for foodies (116)notable wine list (71)neighborhood gem (53)good for groups (7)hot spot (4)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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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    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So nice -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We both had Pork Tenderloin with Spinach, Goat Cheese and Red Peppers, wrapped in Puff Pastry, with a Roasted Garlic Demi glace Sauce. I highly recommend it - it was perfection. Server Max was great and surprised us with flutes of champaign for our wedding anniversary! Hope to return soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Painter
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Been there many times. Dan our waiter is the best. Lobster brisk and the veal chop are simply amazing. Free parking is available which adds to a great night out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BarryA
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Promptly seated. Lovely amfiance. Attentive service. Upscale presentation and menu. Elegant,fine dining,priced accordingly. Best combination in Newport, so far.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This restaurant was the one of the best restaurants in Newport, RI. The chef is a master at sauces. Escargot outstanding as well as duck breast and squab which is what we had. Would recommend. Some other restaurants more expensive and not as good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastique -- Complete Perfection
    Fun2Critique
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Chose Bouchard's to celebrate our wedding anniversary. They executed flawlessly on all accounts. Wonderful food, service and ambiance. We could not be happier. Try it and see for yourself!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • memorable experience
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Bouchard was a marvelous French restaurant (the only 1 in Newport) where we had exquisite food, service and ambience. The coffee crusted duck was outstanding, as was the grand marnier souflee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb food & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Excellent appetizer, lobster bisque and stuffed lobster. Superior dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this restaurant
    3dogs
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The service is impeccable, the food is delicious classic french with a twist and together they make Bouchard's our favorite fine dining restaurant in Newport. My husband and I will return here each time we are in area for a fantastic dining experience. We brought our 19 yr old son this time and he enjoyed it as much as we did. The sauces are outstanding but make sure to leave room for the souffle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • really wonderful dining experience
    Will
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went to Bouchard for our five year anniversary, and it was truly wonderful. The food was absolutely delicious, and the staff was very friendly (especially the hostess/manager). The only complaint we had is that food delivery was quite slow, but in all fairness, it was a busy night on a holiday weekend. We will certainly go back the next time we are in Newport, and we will recommend Bouchard to our friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely fabulous
    Foodluv
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything was outstanding- food was exquisite, wine (recommended to us by our waiter) paired well with our meals - and the staff was extremely attentive and friendly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food and service
    Ladyinred
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food at Bouchard Restaurant is absolutely spectacular, and the service and professionalism of the waiters is outstanding. My husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary there, and I must say that it was difficult to select which mouthwatering appetizer and entree we wanted, particularly when the addition of the specials was described to us. I ultimately selected the asparagus and lobster in a puff pastry with a cream sauce as an appetizer, and my husband selected the escargot with a garlic cream sauce. Each of the appetizers was so fantastic that we wiped up every morsel of the sauce that we could with the wonderful rolls. Beef Wellington and Cod Oscar as entree specials were equally fantastic. Dine here if you can!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A French Paradise
    GerryB
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    As the reservation manager elect, I was particularly interested in having all go well for our party of eight. Firstly, any restaurants, such as the one we chose for the previous night's dinner, will not set a table for eight - no problem at Bouchard. Maitre d' Dan had the perfect mix of classy presentation and down to earth humor in response to our folksy group. Secondly, the food was fantastic, from the preambles froides (hot appetizers to the pour finir (desserts), and everything in between. I highly recommend this fine establishment on your next visit to Newport.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    LisiVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    One of the best restaurants have visited in a long time. Impeccable food and service. Beautiful venue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bouchard, Newport, RI
    A1sbest
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    One wonders if the delightful place could ever be the same without Sarah and Albert. But that is not meant to belittle the waitstaff and table help or the wonderful kitchen Chef Albert has assembled. My most recent visit, of 28 August, only confirms very favorable memories of severals years past. I will make a greater effort to return soon!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Top Notch
    Gourmeg
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HerrDoc
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RUDE WAITER
    annieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    OUR WAITER WAS EXTREMELY RUDE AND IMPOLITE. HE HAD A MISERABLE ATTITUDE FROM THE BEGINNING. HE BALKED AT HAVING TO REPEAT A SPECIAL, REFUSED TO ACKNOWLEDGE OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY WICH WE WERE CELEBRATING WITH OUR DEAR FRIENDS WHO WERE ALSO CELEBRATING THEIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY, AND REFUSED TO TAKE A PICTURE OF US!!
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  • shadowVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional food, ambiance&service.
    BretagneTouJours
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    CJK123
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Restaurant in Rhode Island
    Donoharm1
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    Steve
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Dinner
    Mike
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sandy
    sgemm99
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was great the works are great was a good time a must go
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Complete meal. Everything was excellent. Restuffed lobster waks excellent, get the soufflé.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's the fuss?
    NaplesloverVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
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  • Exceptional, the word for Bouchard
    Hardtoplease
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!
    Richard
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Tops in Newport
    pleasurediners
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food
    fattamalle
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Everything is top notch from the tuxedo staff to the dessert. Don't miss the souffle dessert with a nice espresso or cappuccino.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious French Inspired Menu
    KMorgan
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Make room for dinner at Bouchard
    Dannij
    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!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Very good restaurant with very well prepared classic French cooking and excellent service. The quality of the ingredients and the service were excellent.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and Divine
    Foodfan
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    One of the best meals I have ever had from presentation to taste!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.