Bouchard Restaurant and Inn

4.9
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3207 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
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).

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, and waitstaff. A must in Newport. Will come back, any time we are in town.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Especially the duck. Great service and ambiance for anniversary dinner.

RS
vipRichardS
New England
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an awesome experience. Food is the best in Newport.

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raymond
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent and food great
Will return

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vipLaurelL
New England
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and stellar service in a charming environment.

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vipNannetteF
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful and delicious meal at Bouchard!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal at Bouchard! Everything felt very safe - no other tables were occupied near us, staff wore masks, we poured our own water, we had individual paper menus. It was a lovely experience.

DR
DavidR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Bouchard. The staff, attentiveness and food quality was exceptional. Can’t wait for our next trip to Newport, to go again!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food & service! The captain Marco gave us an extraordinary experience and the quality of the food & beverages was also top!

RS
vipRachaelS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stuffed lobster was incredible! Also the creme brûlée is definitely worth it. Service was great and it was a very romantic setting. Also very clean and private.

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SherriB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was perfectly attentive. The food is a savory work of art. The adjustments made for proper social distancing made the dining experience even more special.

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PaulZ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bouchard's is the best French restaurant in New England. Period.

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vipTCROpTaRev
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Others have said this is the best French restaurant north of NYC. I believe it. Service was very good, and the food was amazing. If you have issues with cream or butter, you should perhaps be careful about eating here (or French food, for that matter), because it is in abundance. The lobster bisque is beautifully creamy with the perfect amount of sherry. I had a special veal chop in a mushroom sauce, while two of my companions had a re-stuffed lobster tail that was perfectly prepared and an stunning example of French seafood preparation. The wine list is wide-ranging in price and well organized. Cocktails are also well done.

The only negative of our experience was the temperature at our table, which is purely a function of the restrictions of COVID. Because of the location of our table, behind a small wall that is likely a staging area when things are normal, the fans didn't reach us, which means the air conditioning would have had to be really low for the rest of the restaurant.

Highly recommend. The heavy statements of the dress code were not being enforced on the evening we attended, at least not for the late seating we had (8:30). Several of the men we wearing shorts, and most of the men were not wearing jackets. If you are well dressed, even with shorts or jeans with a jacket, you should be fine, but this isn't a "come as you are" kind of place. Had we shown up in sneakers and t-shirts, I'm reasonably confident we would have been turned away.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely amazing, foie gras is exceptional. The service is attending, friendly and fun

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vipBarryI
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service. Everything was impeccable and top-notch. Would not think twice about going back there. Thank you for your great job.

RB
RonaldB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awe some! I asked the chef to marry me. The best veal chop I ever had. Love the desserts

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience at Bouchard - it was the highlight of our trip! From the service to food, everything was amazing! I would highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the meals were incredible, especially their dessert list.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Bouchard is polished, the reception, the service, the atmosphere, but most of all the food. Simply outstanding and exactly what you want (need?) for a special night out. It was clear that thought had gone into how to make the experience not only refined but totally comfortable for those of us who had second thoughts about indoor dining at this time. Our table could not have been more private and the only people we saw during our meal was our captain and one bus person. Hoping maybe this becomes more normal! Can’t wait to go back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant. By far the best in all of New England.

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GaryG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to visit
Both food and service were excellent

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vipMarty
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. We drive over and hour to go there.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very impressed. amazing food and top notch service.

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Tyre
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

A favorite. Food is great. Busy night waiter a little slow in getting the wine list to us, but otherwise attentive. Highly recommend for a special occasion or anytime you want to spoil yourself.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful dinner! Staff was so pleasant and welcoming.

ED
EDWARDO
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Delicious Drinks Would highly recommend this restaurant Ed

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KristynM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat on the small terrace in the back and preferred that to sitting inside. it was more private and was not as formal as the inside dining room. Food is outstanding!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way.

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Boze44
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Marco our Captain was fantastic. We are family of four with two adult children ages 22 and 20. Marco got our vibe and made a great evening even more Fabulous. Food was as good as it gets period, have dined the globe
Over and we were impressed. The staff and especially. Marco’s attention to detail and interpersonal skills are top notch.

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33HAPPY
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was exquisite. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. COVID 19 precautions eliminated all our concerns. Thank you for a memorable evening.

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vipwendyp
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints, always exceptional!

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Gracie
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always outstanding - hasn't lost a step in complying with COVID-19

KR
vipKortneyR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spectacular. The food was excellent. They paid close attention to details and soufflés was an amazing way to end the meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great French dinner. Service was exemplary. Everyone really enjoyed their entree’s. I had probably had the best scallops ever-

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vipBarbaraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I was very pleased with our meal! Dan was

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vipWeLuv2Dine
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great serviced

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vipAbbyT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED our first night in Newport. We definitely picked the right restaurant for dinner. We started with the escargot and it was phenomenal. The sauce was so rich and perfect for dipping in toasty bread! We also had the crab salad. It was light and refreshing and the micro greens were a nice touch! For dinner we both had a roasted lobster stuffed with scallops and truffle and gruyere. THE BEST LOBSTER IVE EVER HAD! My dirty Hendricks was amazing and they even stuffed fresh olives with blue cheese for me. The service was perfect and we got a little surprise dessert! Overall an excellent experience and we hope to actually stay at the inn next time we visit! Thank you to our lovely hostess and our kind waiter! Perfect evening!

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StephenS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in Newport! Highest level in cooking, wine selection and service is great. Expensive but still very good value.

RS
RobinS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food and service. A must try when in the area.

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