Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar
Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar

Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bouquetrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (859) 491-7777
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday & Monday: closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Stephen Williams
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar
Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar, located in the heart of Mainstrasse Village in Covington, opened its doors in the fall of 2007 under the ownership of Chef Stephen Williams. Bouquet offers the unique experience of fine dining in a cozy and intimate atmosphere, serving a seasonal menu of contemporary American cuisine, which features fresh and locally grown ingredients. Recently presented with an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine, we have an extensive list of over 200 wines from around the globe. Come and enjoy a glass of wine and dine with us, and see what you have been missing!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
122 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (97)neighborhood gem (79)special occasion (70)romantic (69)notable wine list (64)great for outdoor dining (20)hot spot (13)good for groups (6)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Best fried chicken!
    BostonVisitor
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    The best fried chicken dinner I have had in a very long time, I had to stop myself from licking my plate! The brussels sprouts are genius!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Our experience was amazing!! Food was delicious and service was outstanfdibg. Drinks from a mixologist. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accommodates special dietary needs
    Foodlover2
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Was great with doing gluten free, dairy free and egg free.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good Gets Better.
    TK014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    All elements are delivered at Bouquet. Timely and knowledgeable service. Excellent salads and appetizers. Limited dinner selection, but enough to please all six of us. Greatly expanded wine list. Desserts are perfect. Keep it up Bouquet!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food in Covington KY
    NorthshoreFoodie
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Everything about Bouquet was perfect. It started with a warm greeting on arrival. We then enjoyed a handcrafted cocktail while we studied the brief but very exciting menu. We decided to go with small plates and stared with the cheese board. This was a wonderful assortment of cheeses and supporting garnishes. This was followed by a very nicely made onion soup and the warm olives appetizer. We then had the sweet potato flatbread, sounds odd but tasted wonderful. All of this with a nice dry French rose' made for a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we decided to try bouquet
    Melanie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had a 9 PM reservation. Beautiful atmosphere and nice wine list. Our server didn't explain much about the menu which is a shame. Also and we are picky about this we ordered our steak medium well and it came at super well done. Of course we have the option to send it back but as it was already 9:30 PM and another diner had fish so out meal would've run until 11 PM. Here's a novel idea cook a steak right the first time. Lastly we had a nice young man as a server but he kept on trying to clear dishes while we were still chewing and food still on the plate. We couldn't understand this but we felt we were getting the bums rush. One had amberjack, said it was delicious; avoid the bistro steak or at least share it with someone as it is huge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dining experience in years
    Feedme2
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We mostly go to places with a larger item selections but always came away less than impressed. A friend of ours reco'd Bouquet so we gave it a try for our anniversary. Glad we did. We had the kale salad & the quinoa pesto salad to start. Amazing flavor and texture on both. Perfect start. We ordered the pork chop and the steak but the server brought us the chicken by accident. Just gave it to us instead of throwing it out. We took some bites trying to save room for our entrees. Well seasoned and perfectly cooked. The pork was two big boneless loins, very juicy and nicely seared. Great flavor. My wife liked the steak, but I thought it was on the chewy side and under seasoned. Smaller venue so good seating is tricky. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bouquet
    Chardonnay
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Always a special place. Menu is interesting. Surroundings unique.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Look the attention to special food dietary needs. Gluten free, vegan can still be flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVED it!!
    HeartPB
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    From the food to the service to the ambiance.. A great pick! Such a hidden little treasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Went to Bouquet with my wife for our anniversary. Everything was perfect. The food was delicious. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the wine selections and the menu. The pork chop was our favorite. I'd also recommend the crab cake appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had a wonderful meal with great service. We will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Time and Time Again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Time and time again we venture across the Ohio River to Covington to visit Bouquet. So far we have only had wonderful experiences, exceptional food, appropriate and knowledgeable services and a desire to return. I can honestly say that the Chef prepares the best pork chop I have had the pleasure of eating. It is so nice to have a gem like Bouquet near us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly neighborhood eatery
    madamesinclair
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Staff members were super friendly as soon as we walked through the door -- and it felt genuine. Lighting was great, quiet background music. Unique fall drink offerings. Great wine list. The French Onion Soup was delicious. Bistro Steak & Chicken Provence were tasty, but the sides left a little to be desired. The creme brulee made up for it in the end!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    EataroundVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Truly a wonderful meal and the service was even better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointed
    Scornedforsuggesting
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    After reading other reviews I expected much more. A group of six of us went on a Saturday night. We were seated promptly but surprisingly, no one came to the table for several minutes to take drink orders.This was to be the theme of the night. SLOW! We had to wait a ridiculous amount of time for everything and I can't say that the food was worth the wait. No one in my party was impressed. Portions were reasonable, but not generous, especially the overpriced appetizers. The wine selection was extensive, but again pricey. To add insult to injury, I asked for coffee after the meal and it was COLD! I don't mind paying for a good dining experience, but this place was definitely overpriced. This May be the most overrated restaurant in the area.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Jason
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Overall food and wine were amazing. The restaurant itself is extremely small and was not very busy on a Wednesday night, therefore it was a little too quiet in the dining room. I look forward to trying it on a weekend when there's more energy. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fresh Flavor Farm to Table Elegance
    FoodfunVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Wonderful Friday evening dinner with friends. The potato soup made with vegetable stock had a great flavor. The kale salad had that healthy hearty texture with seeds. Our wild salmon entree was finished with a light sauce over vegetables and very enjoyable. However we made up for all our healthy choices by having dessert and the bread pudding with the bourbon glase melted in your mouth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food is amazing and the service is top notch I will definitely be back soon
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited Menu
    DLDRRT
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    On our most recent visit I was disappointed with the limited menu selections. The menu should at least include the selections listed on the Open Table reported menu. The food we had was excellent and the prices were very reasonable. Very good and reasonably priced wine list Despite menu limitations, we would wholeheartedly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a good night
    HealthyFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I hope this was just an off night, because my previous experiences at Bouquet have been good. They've added a second floor dining area -- a lovely, roomy space. Things started well when they seated us there. The main problem though was in very slow service. My dining companions' beers all arrived pronto, but it took another 20 minutes to get my cocktail. We had an appetizer course and then ordered entrees. Apparently, it was a mistake to wait to order entrees, although no staffer said anything to us at all as we sat with nothing on the table for 30-45 minutes. The wine list also wasn't up to the "wine bar" moniker -- on past visits, they offered wine flights and quite eclectic by-the-glass choices. Overall, a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good creative place
    elmo
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food is always well prepared and creative. We would recommend for groups of 4 or less. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surpassed my expectations
    SeasonedSomm
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We had a really dinner for 4. 2 vegetarians loved the tofu and veg options. Steak entree was a great value and a huge hunk of meat. We will def be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bouquet is a hidden gem
    Time2DineVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was interesting and exceptional. Service by Josh, even with a hurt shoulder, was outstanding. We had a great evening. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food and Service
    FoodiAtHeart
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Perfect spot for a romantic dinner for two foodies who appreciate locally-sourced ingredients and top-notch service. Meals cooked to perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    eatingout1
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Food is excellent and ambiance is just right. Had a knowledgeable and helpful waiter. Everyone was very happy with the menu and what they ordered
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another amazing dinner at Bouquet
    LauraG6
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We visited Bouquet 3 years ago and finally got a chance to go back this past Friday and were blown away again! The service was outstanding and we felt well cared for. The food was well cooked and well seasoned and every dish we tried was executed to perfection. A must try in the city! Let it become your favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Loved the intimate setting and the small but well-thought out menu with some inventful choices - the quinoa small plate was a great surprise. Our server was efficient and well-informed, never hovering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ScubaGolfer
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Unusual menu selections, and decent wine selection.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food!!
    AmyZ
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food is wonderful! Wine list us one of the best in the area. Also, a terrific place is you need gluten-free or vegetarian options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • an outstanding experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Stephen Williams and his entire crew both FOH and BOH gave us an exquisite dining experience that I will not soon forget. From the time we walked in the front door, we were warmly welcomed, promptly given our choice of tables and then given a breathtaking meal. The pairing of marksbury farm and those chefs produced the sexiest pork chop I've ever had. Thank you ladies and gentlemen Bouquet
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific!
    Musix40VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We went on a Saturday night and really enjoyed it. Despite the table for four near the kitchen door which was a little distracting and surprising since I made my reservation on Open Table way in advance - the service was great and the dinner was one of the best I've had out in a long time. Everyone raved about their dinners - I had the best chicken dish I have ever had and the appetizers were great. The cost was reasonable as well. I would recommend it - just don't get the table by the kitchen door - have them seat you near the front of the room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Anniversary
    HappyTwosome
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The service here is exceptional, from the moment we entered until we left. Our waitress was friendly, very knowledgable about the menu items, and the food was supurbe. Our only disappointment was the choice of soups. A curried carrot bisque and a cold gaspaccio. Both too exotic for my husband who loves a good hot soup appitizer. Maybe add a third, more traditional choice? The steak entree was generous, cooked perfectly, and the accompanying potato and vegetable offering delicious. This was our first visit and we will return often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely delicious
    LynnVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The menu is always interesting - local, fresh and always with a creative flair. We have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great First Experience
    WinerVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had never even heard of Bouquet before, but after reading about it in the Open Table newsletter, decided to go there for a family celebration. We are glad that we went. Bouquet is small, but that makes it fairly quiet so you can have a conversation easily. The service was excellent. Bouquet's wine list is not voluminous, but has some very high quality offerings. The menu, likewise, doesn't have dozens of items, but there is still good variety. I had an excellent heirloom tomato gazpacho with cornmeal croutons as a starter and a perfectly cooked pork chop as my entreé. My wife enjoyed some delicious salmon and our daughter had a really nice piece of steak. The spice berry-brownie trifle was unusual and tasty as well. We'll be back!
    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.
  • Great experience
    SlowFood
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Beef and pork meat quality was great! The cooking of the meats valued their excellent raw quality. Excellent gazpacho!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice night. Great food
    drrun
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Made reservations. I was called by Bouquet informing me that Octoberfest would close some streets and where to park because of crowd. Thoughtful. Seated promptly. Great service. Friendly, knowledgeable, and patient. Food excellent. Salmon fresh and flavorful. Tried squash blossom small plate. Delicious combination. Made for enjoyable night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Explosion of subtle flavors
    RobertB
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    From the first spoonful of chilled tomato basil soup, our tastebuds stood at attention. Pesto stuffed squash blossoms followed with equal admiration. Each dish (we like to share) had us giving each other that "wow!" look, as nuance after nuance was discovered, with every bite taken. What a wonderful treat Bouquet has been and continues to be. The menu changes as the kitchen discovers new and more memorable ways to entice and please their clientele. If you're ready for unexpected smiles to come upon your face, try their offerings, you'll be happy you did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So glad we crossed the river!
    UKinCincy
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We were looking for a restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday while visiting family from the UK. Wanted somewhere with character and great food which is what we found at Bouquet. Great service, lovely atmosphere. Menu was small..I like that as it usually means everything is fresh and well prepared. ..and it was. Very good wine list, something for all tastes and budgets. You'll need to book..this little gem is worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find in Northern KY!
    4fordinner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We've been checking out good places to eat in Cincy, but had not found anyplace across the river. Bouquet turned out to be on par with the best trendy restaurants in Cincy! Happy we found it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.