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About 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.

505 Thames St.
Newport, RI 02840
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday - Monday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 846-0123

Website:
http://www.bouchardnewport.com/

Parking Details:
PARKING PASSES AVAILABLE FOR THE NEARBY CHURCH CALL RESTAURANT UPON ARRIVAL.

INAPPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 7

Executive Chef:
Albert J Bouchard III

Additional:
Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Bouchard Restaurant and Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (82)
Romantic (72)
Good for Anniversaries (68)
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Good for a Date (57)
Quiet Conversation (55)
Fit for Foodies (52)
Worth the Drive (47)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Notable Wine List (37)
Cozy (34)
Authentic (32)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Business Meals (7)
Seasonal (5)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Casual (1)
Fun (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing from start to finish. The staff was wonderful. The food was outstanding. Started with a French martini-one of the best I have ever had, first course was beef carpaccio-so tender and flavorful, second course was an endive salad that was delectable, third course was the duck breast - which came our more cooked than I expected was so tender and delicious that I got what it was prepared the way it was, last course was a grand marmite soufflé. Not one thing to complain about. Additionally, the wine Max picked was wonderful and absolutely within our price range. I would recommend Bouchard to anyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Fantastic food, friendly and superb service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Bouchard is a great choice for a really good dinner. The cuisine is authentically french without being staid. The food is really delicious and well prepared. Service is attentive but not intrusive. At a recent birthday dinner, everyone loved their meal and the whole experience.
Worth a trip and getting a little more dressed up to match the ambiance of this lovely place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Amazing food!!!! Excellent experience!!!

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

We enjoyed our meal, it was a little slow at the beginning, we waited quite a while for our appetizers...However the staff is awesome and the food was delicious.Highly recommend

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Best restaurant in Newport. Service and meal are outstanding

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Classic French cuisine with American nouvelle twists. Everything we had (5 different dishes, 2 apps, 2 mains, a dessert) tasted wonderful, was carefully prepared, and was beautifully presented. This is a fine dining restaurant without being stuffy or pretentious. The wine list is extensive and offers good, reasonably priced choices as well as celebratory splurges. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful, yet unobtrusive. We had a cream of cauliflower (perhaps a veloute) soup with lobster, foie gras served with endive and a bit of potato, monkfish with lobster, and sweetbreads with a deglazed sauce with mushrooms. Dessert was a Grand Marnier souffle with creme anglaise. Every single item was memorable. It's not inexpensive but it is certainly worth the price for food and service of this exceptional quality.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Every time we visit Newport we like to try new restaurants. The exception, in more ways than one, is Bouchard Restaurant. We dine there during every visit. It is consistently exceptional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Rhode Island. A consistent winner year after year.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

EASILY THE BEST RESTAURANT IN THE STATE AND AMONG THE BEST IN THE Boston REGION. I PROMOTE THIS RESTAURANT AS SUCH TODAY IN FACT TO A YOUNG FRENCH COUPLE

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We frequent Newport an have never been to Bouchard. We found this to be an awesome find and will certainly go back there to dine.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner here; elegant but not stuffy. The service was top-notch!! The escargot and chef's pate appetizers were delicious. The entrees of peppercorn tenderloin (quite "peppery" but good) and the veal chop were wonderful as was the presentation. We shared a dessert of profiteroles. The waiter recommended a nice French red cabernet sauvignon which was an excellent choice. In addition, the decorations were tasteful and festive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My husband and I dined at Bouchard's on Christmas Eve. The entire evening was fabulous! Staff was so friendly and attentive. The restaurant itself was cozy, charming and festive for the holidays. The ambiance was very warm and exactly what we were hoping for. When you walk in and see the tiny bar, you might think they might not be able to accommodate your drink order, but we were pleasantly surprised by the variety of cocktail options. The food was amazing! We were so full from our appetizers and entrees, that we sadly had to forego dessert, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. We'll just have to try again next time....we'll definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a wonderful night dining at Bouchard on Christmas Eve. The wait staff were professional and helpful, the food was delicious, and the evening was special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Outstanding Christmas Eve dinner. Exceptional service, perfectly prepared dishes.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

As always, Bouchard met our high standards and expectations in every respect. Our table captain, Max, was extremely helpful and attentive to our every need. Bouchard remains #1 on our list of restaurants for a special occasion or when we want to treat ourselves or guests to an enjoyable and memorable dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

There were bugs flying around he entire time and the table next to us were so rude. Would not go back again.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Awesome food and service as usual. We will be back -- I promise!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent ambiance, superb service and amazing food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Just had a most memorable meal. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and enjoyed the experience immensely! From the food which was absolutely perfect, to the service, it is without doubt the most pleasant experience we have had in a very long time! The quality of the food is outstanding, the drinks are perfectly served and the desserts are truly works of art,
Very strongly recommend it!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Bouchard made a special occasion truly special. What a pleasure to enjoy an evening of superior service and delectable cuisine. My guest was beyond thrilled with such a perfect evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Service and food were wonderful! I took my friend here for her birthday and they gave us glass of champagne. We both enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Lovely setting for a special occasion meal or any nice meal for that matter. Food was phenomenal. There were 3 of us and we shared the cold pate - small portion for 3, but divine none the less. We each had an appetizer - 1 had escargot and 2 of us had the asparagus and lobster in puff pastry; all were excellent. Two of us had the Dover Sole for an entree; an entree you don't often see on a menu and Bouchard sure knows how to prepare it correctly. The 3rd person had a salad and the warm tomato tart which she thoroughly enjoyed.

We had two bottles of a french bordeaux and the first bottle should have been decanted as there was quite a bit of sediment in our glasses at the end. We requested the 2nd bottle be decanted, which they did. Service is different than in other restaurants as they have table captains who first speak with you, tell you of menu, get your first drink selection and assist with bottled wine selections, bring you the wine, and then a waiter assists you afterwards. I believe it is the European way of service, but I feel there can be glitches when it isn't the standard, as in the USA. We served ourselves the wine whereas in most high-end restaurants your wait person is usually attentive and cognizant when a guest's wine glass needs more wine. Maybe a small thing, but it is something all of us would have expected in a restaurant like Bouchard.

This was our second time there and we all agreed we would return and we'd all highly recommend it to food lovers. The service is the only small glitch and others we know you have gone to Bouchard also commented about it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Awesome dinner with friends! Wonderful service and delicious drinks apps salads entrees and desserts! Highly recommend this restaurant for a fabulous dining experience!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had dinner there the other night. Everything was amazing, had a fantastic bottle of wine at a fairly reasonable price, server (Max) who we had had before was outstanding. It was a joyous experience from start to finish.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

What a perfect place to spend a special or quiet relaxing night out where the staff takes care of everything for you. Food was whole and healthy and all from scratch. Only the best ingredients to produce such high quality cuisine. Some of the BEST food I’ve had ever. From the escargot to the soufflé, everything was AMAZING. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This is a special place, we were here two nights in a row this time. We have been coming for years and it just gets better. Dan and Max and the whole wait staff are professional and friendly. All the menu items are well prepared and delicious. Chef Jessica is very talented in the kitchen. Go, you will love it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

I'm a big fan of this restaurant. It's a little pricy, but they do such a great job overall that it's worth it. The lighting and decor could use an update, but still the ambience is just about right. The staff are all very friendly and knowledgeable, the plates are portioned just right, look great, and are exquisitely served. Highly recommended!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Phenomenal food, outstanding service by fully knowledgeable staff

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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent service and superb food. The chefs have a mastery of sauces that place very good food to the limits of unforgettable.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our 4th time there and it didn’t disappoint food prepared to perfection no rushing Captain described the meals expertly only thing wrong I wish it wasn’t so far away I would be able to visit more often.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were celebrating my sister's 60th b-day we wanted a special gourmet meal something she would not prepare herself. We were staying in Newport for the week and went online Bouchard's restaurant was rated the best restaurant in the area. The minute we walked in the door the ambiance was perfect the two women that greeted us were very pleasant. The wait staff Dan and Brittani, sous chef Jess were outstanding, the waiter knew the menu and how every entrée was prepared etc. We all enjoyed the time together and the wonderful food that we shared. Thank you for making my sister's special day something to remember. We will be back.

Colleen

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 6, 2017

My wife and I have been going to Bouchard for decades. I do not know how they continue to improve. However, our experience last week was better than ever! The food was, as always, fantastic, complemented by extraordinary service. For my vote, the best restaurant in the state, and could hold its own in Paris.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Bouchard never fails to provide a wonderful dining experience. The food is superb, the setting is beautiful, and the service extraordinary while being friendly, too. This is a special place we visit once or twice a year when we visit Newport. Enjoy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Since we moved to South County four years ago, we have been going to Bouchard for our birthdays and anniversary!
The food and service is always excellent! We highly recommend Bouchard’s..one of the best restaurants in RI!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our waiter was a true professional catering to our needs. The food was well prepared, inspired, well plated and served at the correct temperature. The atmosphere was romantic. We had a memorable night!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I had been hearing about Bouchard for a while and couldn’t wait to try it. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The food and service were excellent. A little confusing on the parking but quickly remedied.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Lovely! Look forward to joining you again.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great French food. Wonderful staff.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing food and service!! Loved it and all in our party of 8 celebrating a special birthday did too.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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