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 Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Bouchard Restaurant and Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
177 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 (149)romantic (136)fit for foodies (131)notable wine list (74)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
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and Divine
    Foodfan
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    One of the best meals I have ever had from presentation to taste!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful dining experience
    2dine4
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Amazing food, great menu and everything prepared perfectly. Almost perfect service with the exception of forgetting to give us a wine list (otherwise 5 star service). When we requested a glass of white wine when dinner arrived, they made up for it with a perfect recommendation and quickly righted their mistake. The waitstaff were highly professional yet not too stuffy. Dessert, a soufflé with a Grand Marnier sauce, was perfect with Bon Anniversarie (which we mentioned in passing) in a beautiful flourish of chocolate lettering and complementary champagne! Truly a meal we'll remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best meal in a long time
    Gratitude2
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    From start to finish our whole dinning experience was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Took my fiance here for his birthday. It was truly a great experience. We had Max as our waiter and he was excellent. The food was fantastic and the prices were not that bad for a place in Newport.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful wonderful!
    Alex3217VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary and brought some discerning foodies from Manhattan who were absolutely blown away. The service and food were excellent. Looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    First time at Restuarant and food was fantastic. Dover sole was amazing, lamb and duck was superb and nights special of striped bass was cooked to perfection. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unbelievable
    swirlynj
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Fabulous from start to finish. Waiter Max amazing. Could have had the air up higher. Went for our anniversary and felt like royalty! ! Absolutely delicious and perfect! ! Worth going back to Newport rhode island just to go there again!! Adult quiet luxury dining!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite
    Celhob
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was truly delicious. It's presentation on the plate and the service were both exquisite. How can service be exquisite? From the beautifully executed aerated wine pour to the impeccable timing and elegance of all aspects of the service. An unexpected treat. Good to know: business casual attire.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OH MY - in Newport!!!!!!
    Need4excellence
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We have been reading reviews fir a few years now, but have not managed to get a reservation - our lucky day this year! From the minute we entered, to the minute we left, we were in heaven! Not just "another" French restaurant - a divine experience. From apps, salad, main course and dessert (you know what French masterpiece THAT was - ordered with dinner) it was course after course of mouth watering and unique creations. There even is a "specials" section for wine!!! My husband had a special - veal chop, fabulous - I had the signature lobster main course - I have no words, other than they let me meet and kiss the chef as we were leaving!!!!!! GO. NOW.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding dining, as usual...
    Buckster
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    One of highlights of our trips to Newport is dining at Bouchards, and once again, they did not disappoint. From the scallop ravioli appetizer, Salade aux Poires au Roquefort, Filet de Boeuf “en tranche” Sauce Porto, to the white chocolate crepes, all were fantastically delicious. Our server, Dan (also known as "Don Juan"), was attentive and thoroughly professional as usual. It is expensive, but in this case, it is truly worth the expense.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Une experience unique!
    Mimi
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Un pur delice pour les yeux et le palais. Le chef sait faire les meilleures sauces de fruit de mer.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stuffy and stodgy. Skip it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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!!!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Newport's 2-Star Michelin Gem
    AlphaDiner
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just fabulous!
    ambart
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bouchard review
    Navymom
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant in Newport!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gill
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    LindaVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • July 3, 2014
    Meateater
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 73 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1030 reviews are from the Bouchard Restaurant and Inn reviews archive.
  • food A+
    un4gettable
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    People say that we are too particular about food. But we don't mind paying for quality, and the quality here outdistanced the dollars.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Flavors
    Lisa
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Surpassed expectations. Bouchard deserves the #1 spot on any list for restaurants in Newport.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I even brought my three young boys
    EricEfoodieVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Place for Fine Dining
    FoodandFun
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rude and anti-children
    OTOLARYNGOLOGY
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THIS RESTAURANT WITH CHILDREN, THEY ARE NOT WELCOMED AND WIL BE RUDE.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant
    whammo
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sometimes you get what you pay for.
    JimandSue
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    skialta23
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    WineLoverVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Simply outstanding french restaurant in every respect. Everything superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing experience! A must visit
    Gregory
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Truly fantastic experience!!!
    Lilfoodie
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Incredible Dinner
    Traveled
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Highly Recommend
    MikeFama
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally Happy
    EricW
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate