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Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar
Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar

Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar Details

  • 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!Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Wonderful dinner of local fresh food! We had chicken and pork chops. The sauces on each made them amazing. A nice bottle of wine and it was a perfect date night."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We dined at Bouquet with our son & his fiancé celebrating their engagement. The atmosphere was great, the food was wonderful and our server very attentive. Would highly recommend it."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have been here before. The food is great and the service is special. I highly recommend for someone seeking a great time in Northern Kentucky. Chef Stephen Williams is one of top chefs in this area."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The food here is amazing. We are big foodies and I absolutely love this restaurant. What a great find!! One of the small plates I had used squash blossoms with amaranth flower; creative and delicious! A true dining experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I had dined at Bouquet previously and was impressed but the last visit wasn't so stellar. Service was a bit slow and unfortunately our entrees were not very good. I had the pork chop and my husband had the duck - mine was overcooked and his was under-cooked. The salads were definitely the standouts - a squash blossom special and the heirloom tomato, both were great. The cheese plate with two meats was pretty expensive with generic offerings for the price. The bread pudding as also average and the apricot sauce tasted like baby food! The ambiance is nice but we did feel a bit neglected on the service front and there was no one else upstairs. For the price you pay, I expect a little more from a dining experience so not sure if we'll be back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My wife and I have been wanting to visit Bouquet since they opened and this past weekend we finally had our date night plans come together. When we arrived, Sybilka showed us to our table and for the rest of the evening she made our evening perfect! Having heard so much about the food, we decided to not open our menus and instead leave the course selections to Sybilka. It was amazing! just the few minutes we had spoken it seemed she knew our style and palate perfectly. The food was amazing and perfectly prepared, but the service was above and beyond. A perfect balance of checking on our needs and giving us time to talk (it was date night after all). We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The restaurant was very nice and we had a very good time. Our service was very good. The food was good but it is very expensive for what you get. The cheese plate that I ordered included 6 bite size pieces of cheese, 6 crackers, 1/4 c of pistachio relish and a smear of seasonal jam. Again, everything tasted great but it was not worth the $15 price. IF I recommend the restaurant to anyone I will make sure to tell them that it is good but very over priced."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This restaurant is a hidden little gem with excellent food a service. I have been there 3 times now and intend on going back again when I next visit this city."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Bouquet. I love the atmosphere on Main Street; the outdoor dining setting is really nice. The food was good, but in my opinion the entrees could have used more seasoning and maybe a sauce - our two entrees were both missing something. Our soups and salads were quite good. We did not have dessert, although the dessert menu was appealing. We will likely dine here again, but I will opt for an appetizer instead of an entree."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Our dinner was exceptionally good and the service was outstanding. The halibut and duck were delicious along with the kale salad which was split for us. The menu was varied and interesting. We will definitely dine here again."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Out entrees were perfect. I had the pork, but prepared like their chicken. My wife had the duck. The drinks were reasonably priced and delicious as well."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Superb restaurant. Josh is an exceptional waiter and treated us extremely well."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This place is outstanding, if food and service excellence top your dining priorities. I selected the heralded halibut, and it equaled every laudatory comment. The stunner was the chicken, sampled from my friend's entree selection. I previously avoided this fowl, because of a (well-founded) knowledge that chicken is, in most instances, ordinary. Not so at Bouquet; I'd be hard-pressed to say which entree was superior. The service was engaging and friendly---they went the second mile to assure an enjoyable dining experience. It's the perfect special occasion location---or if you're simply in the mood to be wowed by splendid flavors and creativity."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We arrived sitting at a nice table for two located near the bar. That turned out to be our first mistake as as the bar filled in it got a bit crowed and noisy. The second issue was the web site wine list and the list presented were so very different. When I inquired of the difference our waiter/bartender/manager informed my wife and I that the list changed all the time and they never had more than 2 to 4 bottles of any wine listed at any time. This seemed strange to me as this was supposed to be a Wine Spectator award winner. For me this failed as the waiter nearly filled my wine to the top of the glass in an effort to empty the bottle and turn the table. When it came to the meal it was over priced in relation to what was received."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We absolutely love this restaurant- the food is amazing & service is top notch! They always remember us:)"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food and service was great, definitely will return, only negative was the loud party seated next to us."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This is one of the best restaurants in the Tri State area. Very nice looking interior and the food is inventive and very tasty. Our server Sybilka was excellent and of great assistance in describing dishes etc. We had met her once before and she remembered us. Worth a trip to Covington from Cincinnati to taste this excellent restaurant."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Had a great meal, had very good service, price was reasonable for the quality food and service provided. Would recommend reservations at all times....we were dining on a Tuesday night and it was very busy."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The cheese & charcuterie was amazing and would highly recommend dessert! Overall it was great but our burger was dry and didn't have much flavor besides the homemade mustard & pickle."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The dinner and service was outstanding. Really enjoyed. If i had a negative comment, it would have been the noise level. A bit too noisy--had difficulty conversing. The restaurant was full, however. Could stand some of the ceiling baffles that i've seen in other higher end restaurants."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I've eaten here a few times and always before our only complaint was the noise level. This time we were able to talk easily and the place didn't seem as noisy, even though it was busy. I'm not sure what the difference was. As always, the food was excellent and the service very pleasant."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Highly recommended by friends. Exceeded expectations. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Bouquet on trips to the Cincinnati area. The first was such a delight that we had to return. We were not disappointed. The evening's menu special featured South African King Klipfish in a superb preparation and presentation. Amazing ! Asparagus salad was another selection which truly sparkled. As would be expected in a Wine Bar, there are plenty of interesting and well chosen selections available by the glass and bottle. Service was smooth, low-key and friendly on both of our visits. We dined inside, but sidewalk dining was also popular on the evening we visited. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Living in downtown Cincy, I often forget about the cuisine on the "other side" of the river. Excellent food, excellent service - highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Fantastic place. Awesome burger and apps. Fantastic dinner place as well. Great addition to Northern KY."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This was our first experience at Bouquet and will certainly not be our last. My family surprised me with dinner here based upon the stellar Open Table reviews! Exeperience was great. Menu is small but emphasizes local markets - a good theme.Service was very good and attentive. Wine list is good - a little steap for higher end bottles, but a very good selection is available. We went with a carafe of a French syraz- blend that was exceptional. For dinner the 4 of us ordered diffferent entries: chops, Pacific open-water salmon (nightly special), chicken and a "local meat" burger. All were very well prepared and displayed - most important everything tasted great! "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "For anyone in the NKy area this is a must eat at destination. The server was knowledgeable and friendly, the ambiance was nice and quiet for a wonderful meal. The food was incredible, the chef is a culinary genius. We had a cheese and chataccurie plate for an appetizer, which was perfect. I had the roasted duck and my wife the chicken, and they were literally incredibly well put together entree's, with outstanding flavors. Then dessert, both of which were perfect. This is a smaller restaurant, so be sure to look for it on Main Street. The meal and wine were not cheap but not overly expensive, but it was so worth the price. We will be back...soon I'm sure."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I"ve been to Bouquet twice now and both times felt I had just eaten the best meal I'd ever had!! I dine out quite a lot so that's a real compliment to the chef and staff. Would definitly recommend this little gem to everyone."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Always a fabulous meal you never disappoint us love the new kale salad. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Outstanding. Our server was fantastic, and the food was exceptional. We really enjoyed it. Very loud, but we were OK with that."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Went to Bouqet for dinner with friends and had a terrific evening. Service was great, food was excellent, and an overall great evening. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Delicious fresh food. Several veggies I've never heard of in my salad but they were so delicious."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We had never been to Bouquet and were so amazed with the food, wine and service - can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We took our family to have a quiet celebration dinner. Very pleased with food and service. Waiter was excellent and well versed in both the food and wine choices. Wonderful evening! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We enjoyed another splendid meal at Bouquet. Chef Stephen Williams and team get better every time I'm there. We particularly enjoyed the carefully selected local meats and produce. My lamb was a deep and soulful dish with huge flavor. Even the Frenchman in our company was impressed! The wine list is easily one of the best in the city, with a great mix of high end wine, compelling esoteric wines from around the world, and excellent small vineyard quality; I am a wine educator and not easily impressed, and this list scored points with me. Other than the fact that the large party next to us included a gentleman who thought it appropriate to share his singing talents with the entire restaurant, the noise level was moderate. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Bouquet never fails to impress! Great food, great wine, great service. Love the farm-to-table approach Chef Williams and his staff embrace. Servers who look out for & take care of each other's tables. New second floor dining room is stunning. Go!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We hadn't been to Mainstrasse in years but had heard about Bouquet and wanted to try it. We were wowed! Loved the wine flight where we got to choose the wines, loved the sweet potato flatbread with lamb sausage, were amazed by the unique food ingredients (fiddlehead ferns, ramps, lion's mane mushroom, fresh white asparagus) and our server Josh was terrific. Truly a neighborhood gem fit for foodies!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant--wonderful food, and a good value for the money. Wine pours by the glass were reasonably-priced and sized. I would have preferred not to sit in the back of the restaurant--next time I will specify. I would definitely return."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We love dining at Bouquet - it's casual-chique and cozy atmosphere make it a great date night! The seasonal menu has selections that are delicously unique and prepared to perfection. Saturday night, we had the short ribs and the lamb which were both outstanding! The wine selection is one of the best in the area and the servers are more than happy to suggest parings that compliment anything on the menu. Our server was friendly, very knowledgeable and timed our courses perfectly for a nice relaxing evening. If you're looking for a great place to take someone to dinner, this is it!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Our second time at Bouquet was almost as good as the first - which is saying a lot as it was darn near perfect the first time. The bistro steak is still one of the most flavorful I've ever had. The salmon was a little underdone, but that may have been us just misunderstanding "medium" for fish. Service was again extraordinary, the salmon was redone as unobtrusively and quickly as you could ever expect. Bouquet has one of my favorite wine lists in Cincinnati. Not extensive in each country or grape category, but everything is there, including reasonably priced alternatives. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014