Bouchard Restaurant and Inn

4.8
2338 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
Top Tags:
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

Please notes restaurant week will be 3/5-3/11


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.

BUSINESS CASUAL ATTIRE REQUIRED: No sneakers, jeans, flip-flops, T-shirts, or tank tops.
Due to the style of our restaurant, it would be inappropriate for children under the age of seven (7).


Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Wednesday - Monday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(401) 846-0123
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Albert J Bouchard III
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Please notes restaurant week will be 3/5-3/11


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

INAPPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 7

A BUSINESS CASUAL ATTIRE IS REQUIRED : NO SNEAKERS, JEANS, FLIP-FLOPS, T-SHIRTS OR TANK-TOPS.

Additional
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
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Baltimore
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at Bouchard and it was highly recommended by good friends.
We loved your restaurant!!! Great wine list,
cod was outstanding and our waiter Daniel made the night just perfect!!!

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Birmingham
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best meal and overall dining experience I have ever had!! Highly recommend.

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KH
Philadelphia
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant that we dined for the entire stay of our trip to Newport. Exceptional food and service!

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MG
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is great pride in the food and service at this idyllic French restaurant. The waitstaff is friendly and highly knowledgeable about the menu and wine pairings. It was a perfect meal. I look forward to traveling to Newport and dining there, again.

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BC
New England
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent as always from start to finish/ great service, professionalism and excellent food.

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RS
Miami
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another outstanding meal. Food and service never disappointing.

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food and service was exceptional. Owned by the chef and his wife, the dining is always exceptional. A great wait staff, especially Danny, who's knowledge of the food and wine enhances the experience

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing. However, we ordered a bottle of Opus One and the waiter did not decant the bottle before serving.

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GB
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our experience was top-notch, food, service, ambiance. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and they even wrote Bon Anniversary on the dessert plate. It all made for a perfect evening!

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New York Area
4.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. You can never go wrong there.

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SB
New England
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a highlight of our annual Newport Music Festival indulgence. The first of four nights dining at Bouchard’s this year. It’s where we take the musicians to show our appreciation, and they always love it.

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CS
New England
5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best gourmet food in Newport, hands down. Salads with Roquefort and pear appetizers and asparagus with lobster in puff pastry were great starters. Sole was perfect with the best sorrel sauce ever. Fillet with Brie, and restuffed lobster entrees were also outstanding. Grand mariniere souffle was a presentation to remember, and mousse au chocolate en gateau was perfect. Lovely Loire valley wine to accompany meal. Service a little standoffish but professional.

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TA
5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is to die for, the service is great, and in summary the experience was wonderful! I would come here everyday if I could.

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Austin
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service! I requested a table with a view on Open Table and they provided the same. The wait staff was very attentive. We noted that we were celebrating an anniversary and they served us 2 complimentary glasses of champagne and a recognition dessert. I highly recommend this establishment!

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New England
4.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went here to celebrate our 32 wedding anniversary. From what I had read online, we were very nervous about what we were wearing and if we would be allowed in -mostly for my husband as it was very hot outside and he did not want to wear slacks. So I had emailed them before hand - no response. I called and left a message - which they did return a couple of days later and we also stopped in the restaurant and questioned them again. So we felt OK going to dinner, but we were a little disappointed to see a woman wearing jeans and a man with sneakers on! And only because we spent so much time and energy on this!!
Other than that....the service was outstanding! The food was very good. I had the baked stuffed lobster and my husband had the filet of beef. Both meals were presented beautifully! We did opt for the soufflé fo dessert. We both were a little disappointed by this, sad to say! But that just might not have been to our liking. Again, the presentation was beautiful! It just didn’t appeal to our taste.
Service was top-notch, which made the dining experience that much more special! Max was our waiter, and he was very attentive!!
All in all, it was a nice way to celebrate our special occasion! And the complimentary champagne they served us for our anniversary was very much appreciated and tasted fabulous!!

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VA
New York Area
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant! I highly recommend saving room for the Grand Marnier soufflé

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PA
Philadelphia
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sent son and fiancé where they had another fabulous evening, they loved it. Second or third visit. They were treated like royalty and loved every morsel of food. The service as always was exceptional.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual we had an outstanding dinner! Service, food and overall experience was great.

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PA
Philadelphia
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always go here when in Newport, it’s an outstanding restaurant with talented people as chefs and servers. Professional but friendly. And we know many people who feel the same way. Make a reservation early because it’s very popular and not that big. But go!

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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SF
New England
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Always an excellent experience. What dining should be all about. Sophisticated, quite and relaxing. Excellent kitchen, beautiful presentation...never rushed. Dining, not just eating.

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New England
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food can’t wait too return the dessert was great wine was excellent. We had a great time for my husband birthday

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SP
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The very best in every way. Our captain Dan was exceptionally attentive.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine dining at it’s best. Was greeted by a friendly hostess when arriving. Seated at a very comfortable table. Max our waiter was outstanding knew the menu inside and out. Presented each dish with pride. Will definitely tell others about this restaurant if traveling to Newport.
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AD
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bouchard came highly recommended and did not disappoint. The food, service and atmosphere combined to make Bouchard the perfect setting for an out-of-town anniversary celebration. While worthy of a special occasion, the amazing food should make Bouchard a part of every food lover’s regular rotation.

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RM
New York Area
3.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Butter and my beef tasted like the refrigerator. Soup and dessert was very good. I was disappointed after reading and hearing great things about this place...

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible. The atmosphere was quiet and romantic. Definitely would go again if in the area. Have not had many meals in my lifetime this good. We ordered the duck and the lobster followed by creme puffs and the apple tart. Amazing.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

I was disappointed that they did nothing special for our very special occasion. Service was not on par with the quality of the restaurant.

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DL
New England
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 10th Wedding anniversary in Newport and this was a recommendation from a few locals. Every single thing about this place exceeded our expectations! The staff was so amazing! The food was plated artistically and tasted heavenly! I can not possibly say enough good things about our experience here. You MUST experience this if you're in the area!

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New York Area
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellently prepared and presented. Service was also very good and attentive. We were initially seated near a table with a party of six who were very loud. The owner,(chef's wife) accommodated our request to move to another table which was much quieter.

Dessert plate had "bon anniversaire" written in chocolate to acknowledge our anniversary celebration.

Would highly recommend.

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JC
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, grand menu, beautifully plated and Max the gracious and knowledgeable Captain offers flawless service. His young assistant shows much the same talents in the making.
Would not miss dining there on my once yearly trip to Newport. Thank you

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MC
New England
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my top restaurants .
Our server Dan was so knowledgeable in regards to our wine selection and food.
I would strongly recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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AF
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say. It was truly a great experience from the food to the staff to the wonderful decor. If you’re in Newport don’t miss this place. Make your reservation early as you won’t get in at the last minute. It’s worth the wait

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OT
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was wonderful. Portions were larger than expected for a French restaurant.

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c
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place. Well run, excellent food, service. A restaurant for grownups wanting to have conversation. Charming.

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W
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great. Food service and people very very good.

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m
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went with a friend who lives in Newport so wonderful! Great food, service and we were able to talk, and hear each other! My 16 year old who is a serious eater loved all the food. Friendly staff and can not wait till we are back in Newport to go and experience a lovely evening again!

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Orange County
3.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was presented well but did not have distinctive taste. This included the smoked salmon salad that was poorly dressed and the Dover Sole entree was not very noteworthy. For the price the food was pretty ordinary! The apple pastry for dessert was also disappointing.

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OT
New England
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was an anniversary dinner. It took a while to even get a glass of water, but once we had a taste of the food all was forgiven. The food was outstanding! Device a bit slow, but our waiter was a real pro. It just appeared that he was working far too many tables.

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w
New England
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was FABULOUS! I need not say more, but that I so wish Bouchard was in Westport CT. Service was likewise outstanding. We hope to return, sooner than later.

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