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Bouchard Restaurant and Inn, Newport, RI

Bouchard Restaurant and Inn

4.8
4.8
3876 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.


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Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (401) 846-0123

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Albert J Bouchard III

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Parking details

    PARKING PASSES AVAILABLE FOR THE NEARBY CHURCH CALL RESTAURANT UPON ARRIVAL.INAPPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 7BUSINESS CASUAL ATTIRE IS REQUIRED : NO SNEAKERS, JEANS, FLIP-FLOPS, T-SHIRTS OR TANK-TOPS.

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 3,876 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Notable Wine List

  • Rhode Island

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  1. T

    Teacher22

    Atlantic City

    40 reviews

    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    The staff is absolutely wonderful and the service impeccable but since the last time we visited the menu has changed and was a true disappointing meal. The filet mignon was sliced into 4 small pieces. The dover sole was good but the serving was so thin that it did not seem to be an entree. The deserts were both very good. Wouldn’t go back unless a menu change. Upcharges to many of the options in the five course meal.

  2. JS

    JonathanS

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent cuisine and service. Definitely worthy of its reputation as one of the best if not best restaurant in Newport.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience1

    I requested a nice table for our 30th anniversary. I was very disappointed that my request was ignored. Our table seemed like it was in a hallway no view of anything and closed off from the rest of the restaurant. Disappointed and insulted. One and done for us.

  4. RA

    RAlan

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding dinner and service. Can't wait to return again.

  5. J

    Jr52

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful and more of a slow paced classic European feel. Food was excellent as well as the service and atmosphere.

  6. BR

    BethR

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I ordered the lobster & scallop entree which was a $17 supplement to the 4 course prix fixed menu. While the dish was very good, there were more scallops than lobster & was disappointing, since it was described as being taken out of the lobster shell & then put back into the sell to be served. It was not worth the $17 additional.

  7. R

    Rose

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and great wine pairings by our fabulous waiter Dan.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’ve been to Bouchard before before but not in several years. Have been wanting to come back but… we have little kids. Don’t get to do a lot of fine dining. So, we booked a table for our anniversary. We knew it would be good but it exceeded our expectations. The food was outstanding, and the service was impeccable. After our entrees our “captain” (Dan) brought us 2 glasses of champagne. I thought “oh this is going to be awkward” (my husband doesn’t drink). But before I could react, he said “and his is nonalcoholic”. My husband assumed I had told them in advance- but I hadn’t. Dan said he had just noticed that I had a glass of wine but my husband didn’t. My husband was so touched by the level of thoughtfulness. We can’t say enough about our experience. We’ll definitely be back!

  9. s

    sweettooth97

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Their 5 course prix fixe was absolutely delicious. All of the dishes were creative and the service was excellent.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was wonderful as always!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    Absolutely awful meal and horrible service. Do NOT recommend wasting your time or money on this outdate venue.

  12. s

    sborsher

    New England

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    I literally waited for years to eat here. I was intimidated by the menu. But I guess things changed with the pandemic, and I revisited it to celebrate my wife's and my birthdays. They had changed to a fixed price menu that I found much more accessible. The food was impeccably prepared. Here's a first: each of us completely cleared every plate of every course. Absolute delicious. I highly recommend it. It is the best French cooking I have ever had, outside of France. So, why the 3 star rating? The service was severely lacking. My wife wanted another glass of wine, and we could not flag down anyone to assist us...not even our own waiter. I am well past yelling to get a waiters attention; and I should not have to. So, we decided to share a glass of champagne to celebrate instead. Still no service. Our dessert was served, and I asked the waiter for some decaf and the champagne. He mumbled something about sending someone over to take the champagne order. The coffee came, but still no champagne. So, that was that. We had a devine souffle...sans champagne. I will not be returning, as good as the food is, because frustration should not be part of the meal. The waiter should have automatically returned with the serving of dessert to check if there were any further orders.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    That was an experience! The food and service was 5 star! Will definitely make a return trip!!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food! Max was great! Young woman server was great! Drinks were great!

  15. C

    Cliff

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great food and Daniel is the best along with the front of the house and wait staff

  16. BF

    BrigitteF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3

    We had high expectations based on reviews. The food was only fair and the service began well but went downhill. the salad dressing had no flavor and we asked for additional dressing which had no flavor either. The tuna appetizer had no flavor. The Dover sole sauce had no flavor. Lobster which had an upcharge was very weak on flavor. When we ordered wine my husband was deciding on a white and our friend asked for the wine list and was told to wait until the server was done with my husband. It was rude and unpleasant. The duck was tough and we had difficulty getting attention to get a steak knife so we could cut it. Coffee was served lukewarm. The only highlight of the meal was the soufflé. It was delicious. The mocha creme brulee' tasted like chocolate pudding. The meal did not live up to expectations and for over $320 a couple it was very disappointing. We shared the evening with friends and they were as unhappy as we when we left. We do not recommend Bouchard.

  17. JR

    JosephR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bouchard’s is the best restaurant in Rhode Island! We have been here many times and we are always very satisfied. The food, service and ambiance is always very special. We look forward to returning many more times.

  18. DP

    DavidP

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There are two things everyone should do in Newport. One, see the Breakers, the Vanderbilt "cottage," which needed a staff of 40 and is the epitome of 1890s opulence. The second is stay and eat at the Bouchard Hotel and Restaurant. The hotel is convenient and comfortable, even if the WIFI is iffy. The restaurant? The best French food we've ever had in the US. Absolutely spectacular. Service and cave to match. Given the quality, it's a bargain. Like the Breakers, it's worth a trip. We go to Boston & Cape Cod frequently to see friends and family, and we plan on adding an overnight stay to our itinerary.

  19. RS

    RichardS

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best restaurant in Newport. Always consistently excellent!

  20. MC

    MichaelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This experience was a birthday gift from my beautiful wife. We had always wanted to dine at this facility and a milestone birthday seemed to be a very appropriate event. The meal was amazing and the service was equal to the remarkable dining experience. We feel truly blessed to have had this opportunity to dine, not just eat. A true dining experience is so much more than the food…it should be every sense fulfilled. Thank you for helping us “check off” a bucket list entry.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent!

  22. LK

    LKGMD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Food! Perfect portions! Waiter Daniel & assistant Ben were fantastic. A wonderful dining experience!

  23. B

    Brian

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a treat. Great food, great service, great atmosphere, great location. What more can you ask for?

  24. VO

    ValeskaO

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    World class. It felt like we were in a Parisian restaurant. Food, service and atmosphere are outstanding.

  25. A

    Alwayslooking

    Naples

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service couldn’t have been better

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our absolute favorite

  27. A

    Anon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food and service. The course pacing was perfect, and each course delicious. Would definitely go back.

  28. j

    jamesm

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service and menu with just right portion size. Also table spacing allows for conversation.

  29. j

    joel67

    New England

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been to Bouchard Restaurant a number of times and it never disappoints. I really have loved their sweetbreads, but I doubt that it will appear again given that they have switched to a prix fix menu. My wife and I both had great meals and had great service and conversation with our waiter (Marco). If you want a well-prepared, good-tasting meal, you can't go wrong by eating here. It was a good value and a delightful experience. We heartily recommend this restaurant!!!

  30. Z

    Zekusmaximus

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The very best of everything. We did the early sitting with a 4 course fixed price menu. Every course was incredible. Each bite delectable. The service could not have been better - attentive, well paced and friendly. This is the type of food and restaurant that would warrant a sixth star, it made my wife’s birthday incredibly special!

  31. RS

    RajeshS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    Bad experience at the Bouchard restaurant Newport. My wife and I who were staying at the Chanler , Newport, and were recommended this as a fine dining restaurant. Setting is ok and service etc having the trappings of a good restaurant. But the food ranged from ordinary to appalling. Not fresh and some dishes inedible. If u don’t hv very high standards or expectations when you eat out, it’s fine then this is ok. Otherwise I would never suggest this to anyone and will remember the evening as a waste of time and of course money.

  32. AJ

    AJCorning

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, service, and atmosphere could not be better. Very knowledgeable and helpful for food and wine selection. We enjoyed all the courses, but the souffle should not be missed. A great way to celebrate a special occasion.

  33. SS

    SamS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was phenomenal! Delicious food, amazing service, and lovely ambience. We will definitely return

  34. CA

    ChrisA

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food and service! Bouchard is one of my favorite restaurants in Newport.

  35. RC

    RichardC

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Not only is the food superb, and the choices even though a prix fix menu, were sufficient, the wait stuff was wonderful. For any romantic occassion, this is the restaurant to go to in Newport

  36. PA

    PamAla

    Philadelphia

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have been enjoying this restaurant for years and it never fails to be wonderful. Chef Jessica and the wait staff, Dan and Max, are outstanding as well. Do not hesitate to go.

  37. PS

    PeterS

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding as usual!

  38. RW

    RichardW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff was wonderful and the food was amazing! Attention to details made it a fabulous dinner and evening. Highly recommend.

  39. D

    Dave

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Awesome food - authentic French and beautifully prepared and served. Friendly and knowledgeable staff and helpful with our parking!

  40. r

    richardh

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Classy special occasion dinner. Menu items perfectly prepared, impeccable service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Bouchard Restaurant and Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 3876 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Bouchard Restaurant and Inn

505 Thames St. Newport, RI 02840

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    PARKING PASSES AVAILABLE FOR THE NEARBY CHURCH CALL RESTAURANT UPON ARRIVAL.INAPPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 7BUSINESS CASUAL ATTIRE IS REQUIRED : NO SNEAKERS, JEANS, FLIP-FLOPS, T-SHIRTS OR TANK-TOPS.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Albert J Bouchard III

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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