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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Bouchard Restaurant and Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
176 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (148)romantic (135)fit for foodies (130)notable wine list (73)neighborhood gem (59)good for groups (8)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
  • Not impressed
    SWlwVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    In this day and age why impose a dress code that disallows jeans in the dining room? that's the confirmation voice mail they leave you before your dining experience. The room was disappointing...we've been to prettier places (Muse in Newport is one). I ordered a martini and it didn't come until I asked the waiter for it again about ten minutes later. He totally forgot. He served us our first pouring of wine from the bottle we ordered. He never bothered to return to fill our wine glasses again. Not what we expected for fine dining service. Food was just okay...we won't return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Happy Customer
    TBPM
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Bouchard Restaurant and Inn were even better than anticipated. Our room (Britanny) was immaculate, updated and comfortable. The breakfast that was brought to our room every morning was a great way to start the day. Love that they don't nickle and dime you for milk/OJ/water in the fridge as it is already built into your room fee. The location of the Inn was terrific. We could walk to the Cliff Walks and any of the mansions. Easy walk into the historic section of town as well as all the piers and restaurants. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Loved the mini-tour guide we got on the map when we checked in. I would stay here again and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Newport.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Up Scale Evening
    Van4
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great food and wine list. Great service, friendly and knowledgable .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our Favorite Place in Newport
    FabulousVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We wat at Bouchards each time we visit Newport. The food is consistently superb and the service is impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My favorite
    Punt68
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This is the best in newport and New England I have been back every year for five years!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BigG
    BigG
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    excellent in all ways. compares very favorably with great restaurants anywhere. Service, food and presentation was outstanding. I wish this restaurant was in NYC so we could go there on a regular basus
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Review
    Rudolph
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The guests I dined with loved their dishes. I had the escargot as an appetizer which was excellent, whoever I was disappointed with the main dish, the Dover sole which was bland and a sauce with no taste. My dessert the profiteroles which was supposed to come in a chocolate caramel sauce was being served with a minimal amount of chocolate sauce and and an overpowering fruit cream sauce. I did not finish the puff pastry which was very dry. If though with my disappointing experience I would come back to experience my friends dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We were so pleased with everything from start to finish. The service was impeccable. From first course to the Grand Marnier soufflé the food was delicious and the presentation picture perfect. Our waiter was charming. We highly recommend Open Table to anyone who appreciates and enjoys fine dining.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Special Night Out
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Excellent restaurant. Small and intimate with a true French flair. Waiters dress in Tuxedos. Superior food and very good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT and TERRIFIC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    One of the best restaurants I have ever been. Everything was perfect from the service to the food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Made our top 5!!!
    Kev0919
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great all around! Food phenomenal service excellent! Could not ask for a better experience!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem
    BradVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We come to Newport usually twice a year. Primarily to come to our favorite restaurant. One of the best dessert soufflés you will ever have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and Delightful Meal!
    savourydishVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We eat out often in Newport and have never tried Bouchard. Last night we decided to go for a special night out to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant did not disappoint. The service was excellent. The waiter was attentive, and friendly yet not intrusive. The menu is French with an American flare. Everything was exceptional - from the warm bread to the light and tasty salad to the fish and beef that melted in our mouths. It was a perfectly paced dinner and we savoured every minute. We finished our dinner with the restaurant's highly recommended Soufflé dessert accompanied by a Grand Marnier liqueur. It was a wonderful way to end our meal. This is our new favourite Newport restaurant and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely superb!
    lovesfinediningVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Consistently excellent and never disappoints. Every dish is a work of art.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet