Bouchard Restaurant and Inn

4.9
3720 Reviews
$31 to $50
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).

December 23rd-30th
We will exclusively offer a Prix Fixe Chef Curated Menu

First Seating will be 4 courses and may be booked between 5pm and 6pm based on availability.
Second Seating will be 6 courses and may be booked between 7:30pm and 8:30pm based on availability.

Menu will be posted on www.BouchardNewport.com

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.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3720 people are saying
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EileenM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bouchard is an excellent French restaurant. Every dish from the starter to the dessert was exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner ever. Dan. Is always the best.

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Chev46
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequent restaurants quite often, and I would have to say this restaurant, by far,
was the best!!
We were there on the night before New Years so they had a prix fixe menu. Our waiter Dan, explained all of the ingredients we were not familiar with, and made great suggestions on wine choices, as well as their own homemade Manhattan mix.

We will be back soon!!

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Phantom6463
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place in Newport Rhode Island. The Best restaurant ever. The service is friendly, the atmosphere superb, the food - over the top. This has got to be the best meal we're ever had dining out.
Highly recommend this establishment to one and all. Fabulous!

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BethC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good but not great, staff was professional, lovely surroundings, I especially enjoyed the warmth from the fireplace.

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LouisS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Looking forward to returning, when menus is more varied than on Christmas Eve. LS

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wdartt
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite place in Newport! The food, the service (Dan was an absolute delight to meet and chat with), setting...everything was absolutely divine. We will certainly be back, hopefully sooner rather than later :)

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friendsfoodandfun
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the seven course meal with wine pairings. Each course was perfectly prepared and wine pairing was thoughtfully chosen.

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RobertN
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff...Food...Ambience...perfect...Our favorite Newport restaurant

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vipLisa
New England
31 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at Bouchards for our 50th wedding anniversary and it was a lovely evening! The food was incredible, the service informative and efficient, while not being rushed, and the atmosphere and staff made the experience feel like the special occasion it was. We cannot not wait to return!

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NancyR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bouchard is an outstanding restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is great. Also, the atmosphere is quiet and elegant. This might sound stuffy but everyone is friendly too! We enjoy going to Bouchard for special occasions or just for a special treat.

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JanetT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner excellence service

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vincentp
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dining experience at Bouchards. The food was perfect and delicious. The service was gracious, warm, friendly and professional. We could not have been more pleased.

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vipJr52
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as well as the service and their knowledge of everything on the menus.

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PeterS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Bouchard’s does not disappoint! Absolutely fabulous evening!

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MARYT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here several times over the past many years.
Always a fine dining experience. Food was delicious.
Highly recommend the Grand Manier Soufflé.
Our waiter did a wonderful job with suggestions on which wine to order for our dish.
Not pretentious or stuffy!

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RobertJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is excellent French cuisine, simply presented and graciously served in a lovely atmosphere. Wonderful for special occasions.

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bobM
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner experience. Service captain Dan was the best part making sure everything we ordered was perfect.

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Comfy
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm welcome, very comfortable seating. Our captain was very personable and polite. We always, always love the food here. Last night was no exception. Had the specials, plus our stand-by of escargot. Splurged on the soufflé. All was outstanding, as usual!

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vipMarkP
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect in every way. Marco and all of the staff are top notch. Food was delicious. Well presented and cooked to perfection. I always feel as if I am in someone’s home, having a cozy dinner. The restaurant was warm and nicely decorated for Christmas.

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vipPackard40
New England
54 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem in Newport. Food was outstanding, presentation beautiful, wait staff attentive. Very nice inside.

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viplionslurking
New England
48 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bouchard’s food and surroundings are sublime! Best restaurant in RI!

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viptriciaF
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cousins trip

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VirginiaL
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasure. everything we expected & wanted

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vipDionysus58
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to be our favorite restaurant in Newport. They manage to provide an excellent experience with food, service and ambience.

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pierred
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cuisine at Bouchard is, simply put, par none. This is the traditional way, and outstanding sauces. The BEST experience! Service is excellent- the perfect occasion dinner.

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vipMarlaB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, attentive & friendly service. It is the best French meal I have had in this area. Will definitely recommend it to others.

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jack
New England
48 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a special occasion dining at Bouchard. The food, service and setting is so beautiful but still comfortable. The menu and wine selection is comprehensive. We will continue to be loyal customers.

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BenjaminS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a class act at Bouchard. Looking forward to our next visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From our fabulous Reservation modification to our amazing waiter Captain Dan…Bouchard was EVERYTHING we hoped for and MORE. The food was delicious and they accommodated our friend who had special dietary needs, gluten free and soy free. Dan knew exactly what she couldn’t have and the reality was she could have almost everything. She was so thrilled. We all were! Try the soufflé it is one of a kind amazing. Grand Marnier dessert soufflé was the special on our night.

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DianeS
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

As a native of Newport we have been to this restaurant several times over the years with never a complaint. However, our latest visit was a bit of a disappointment. I had planned this outing as a special surprise birthday celebration weeks in advance knowing the service and food is always exceptional. Unfortunately, we were disheartened this evening, both of our entrees were far from our expectations and previous experiences. The duck breast was over cooked and the accompanying wild rice was severely under cooked, and the sliced filet of beef was tough and chewy. I left half on my plate, painful at the price point. We did mention our concerns to our captain Max who did graciously apologize for the kitchen. On a more positive note, the house Margherita was delicious as was the asparagus and lobster puff pastry, and dessert ,Grand Mariner Soufflé and Cream Puff, were divine.

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GregoryP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in to the time we left we had a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience.
Our captain was tremendous and all 3 meals were cooked to perfection.
Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipArtfromMV
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

First the good...pate app was very good

Then the bad...lobster was terrible. Waiter said was a 1 1/4 lb lobster with claws and tail removed and the meat mixed with scallops, cheese and sauce. Entree came with body shell (no tail or claws) split in half and topped with about 5 scallops and maybe an ounce of lobster. Scallops were fresh but I don't think the little bit of lobster was even fresh. What a huge disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely perfect. From the Host greeting us to our server, Marco giving superb service. Wine pairings and dinner options were amazing… it made me want to come back the next day to spoil ourselves further.

We will be back very soon.

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vipJanK
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was outstanding. Food and drinks were delicious.

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KevinM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bouchard’s Service Team was never far when we needed anything. Our waiter was terrific with suggestions and opinions. The Escargots & Cod Oscar that my birthday celebrant wife enjoyed was every bit as delicious as hoped. The Buffalo Trace Manhattans were special. My Coquille St. Jacques entree was exceptional. You simply cannot match Bouchard’s cuisine

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kimc
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It took some time to get a reservation but it was definitely WORTH THE WAIT! Approaching Bouchard on Thames Street, the exterior is very inviting, and when first stepping inside, the ambiance is unmistakably elegant, yet very comfortable. The service was incredible, low-key but we were made to feel very special and privileged to be there, from the moment we walked in until the moment we left. The cocktails were lovely. Every course was perfection, in both presentation and taste. The dessert we chose was creme brulee, and I think it was one of the best I've ever had. Highly recommend this, whether treating a special friend to an unforgettable birthday dinner [as was my experience] or for a romantic meal, or a group of friends.

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Roggie
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is superb! Service is elegant. Best pate de foie I have ever had

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VeroniqueV
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cuisine exceptionnelle ! tout était délicieux et de grande qualité
carte variée
pain maison excellent
très belle carte de vin
service très agréable et très professionnel
assurément la meilleure gastronomie de Newport

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EleanorH
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding food and service ...handsome waiter super!!! my veal chop and pate excellent....parking could have been valet

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Bouchard Restaurant and Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 3720 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.