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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

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (96)
Special Occasion (96)
Romantic (91)
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Good for a Date (87)
Fit for Foodies (79)
Quiet Conversation (70)
Creative Cuisine (60)
Worth the Drive (56)
Good for Birthdays (54)
Authentic (52)
Notable Wine List (49)
Neighborhood Gem (42)
Cozy (41)
Local Ingredients (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Business Meals (17)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Fun (7)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Casual (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2017

I love this restaurant. We have been several times and never disappointed. The food is perfectly prepared and the wine list is wonderful. 5star service. Friendly and. Very
Knowledgeable staff. I had swordfish and my husband had a filet mignon . Both meals were superb. We look forward to our next visit. Bonnie & Karl

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Food was good prepared well. Both the lobster and beef dish tasted great. Experience was ruined by head waiter who had a look down his nose attitude when asked of two choices which was better. Snide answer from him. Having lived in France myself I have not come across the stereotypical condescending rude waiter there. There is no reason it has to be practiced here.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 29, 2017

I wouldn't consider it French dining at all and the plating was more old school with its techniques....

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Max was an extra special server.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The food is wonderful, unique and everything tastes great. The service is outstanding with Dan. We are always treated like royalty and it is always fun. This restaurant has become so popular that you have to make reservation 3 or more weeks in advance, it's that good!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We enjoyed dining at Bouchard and had a very nice meal. We were contacted by phone by the restaurant to have their dress policy explained and had to take extra clothes to comply. We were told no sneakers or shorts -- business casual. We then had the table next to us occupied by two couples -- both men in shorts and the women also very casual. They should either enforce this or not make this call.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Everything from start to finish was top notch!! Can't say enough about this place!!

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Great food in the Classic French manner, prepared carefully and thoughtfully with impeccable ingredients. Service was friendly and efficient. The decor is tired and fraying at the edges, but the overall experience makes up for it. Worth the visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very impressed! We loved our meal from start to finish. We enjoyed the Lobster bisque and Lobster tail entree from the menu and some nightly specials as well. Finishing with a few desserts and the best cup of coffee we have ever tasted was the perfect way to end a magical dinner. Service was exceptional.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

This was one of the most amazing restaurant experiences I have ever had. Highly, highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Everything was perfect starting with the bread, soup through to the dessert. Dan was an excellent server.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Excellent all around! Our captain Max and waitress Carmen were wonderful! Food was amazing! It was over the top delicious!! Best duck I've ever had!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Everything was just perfect. The food is always creative and delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Bouchards , was absolutely delightful the ambience was the perfect setting for a wonderful evening out with friends. Quiet conversation was perfect just wonderful experience and the waiters and bus boy's what absolutely impeccable, extremely polite ,knowledgeable and engaged in Pleasant conversations with us. The food on the other hand was beyond anything I ever expected so creative so beautiful on the plate and tasty just perfect. The escargot were the best I ever had and I have tried many before and freshness was unbelievable. I also had the striped bass special which could not have been any fresher if I caught it myself. My friend had the pork tenderloins which were absolutely amazing and cooked to perfection overall it was just an absolutely tremendous experience one that I cannot wait to enjoy again I highly recommend Bouchards.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

This place is a classic, authentic French Restaurant in all the right ways! Very memorable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

This is an excellent restaurant that never disappoints! Impeccable service, consistently outstanding food. My go-to for a special meal!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Outstanding! Let me first say I am not a huge fan of French cuisine (even in France) but the reviews for this place were great and a friend recommended it. So I thought why not try something different. Well, it was amazing! Both my husband and I thought it was one of the best. I had the pork wrapped in a puff pastry...I wasn't sure what to expect but it was done perfectly. The vegetables and potatos were perfect as well. My husband had the sea bass and loved it! Bread and salad were so good too. Wine selection great. I wasn't blown away by the chocolate dessert but it was still good. Atmosphere was fine, the place it small and there is not outside seating but the food is so worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Filled with old people. Food was pedestrian at best. Very similar to what you would get at a wedding. Service was ok but a little old-school pushy with lots of uncomfortable upselling. Waste of $150. Better places to go.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

By far the best French restaurant in Newport, if not all of Rhode Island. Warm, friendly staff and atmosphere, perfectly prepared and nuanced food dishes and reasonably priced. Nice wine collection.

Highly recommend. A delight for the senses.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

My husband and I just celebrated our 15 year anniversary at Bouchard. The food was absolutely fantastic. I had the shrimp tower, the stuffed lobster, and the soufflé. All we're just so so tasty. I would have licked my plate clean! The service was a bit slow, but the staff was nice, and not overwhelming. I am gluten free, and just told them, and all was taken care of. What a wonderful experience. Thank you!

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

The food was outstanding! I got the soup and entree' specials and the striped bass was one of the best fish dishes I have ever had. On the downside, the room was hot and the staff was understaffed. Attention to refilling wine glasses and clearing plates was the result. Overall, I would definitely recommend this restaurant as the food outweighed any shortcomings.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Visiting Newport this was the highlight of the trip. It was as advertised a first rate experience and dinner. Our waiter Max was amazing as was his assistant. The pork dish was as good as any I have had and the soufflé was out of this world. Great place and great job by the whole staff.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

We went here for an anniversary dinner. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Excellent food, somewhat lazy plating, very slow pace of dinner but all around a nice meal.

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food was incredibly delicious. The menu was small, and offered a wonderful assortment of choices. The ladies room decor was very unique and clean

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I had been wanting to dine here for ages, but it is very hard to get a reservation. I made this reservation over a month in advance for our anniversary. The wait staff was great and made us feel very special on our special occasion. The food was very good, but not outstanding. The sauce on my husbands steak was a bit sweet and my beet salad was a bit tasteless. I will say that the crème brulee was EXCELLENT, as was the decaf cappuccino.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

It's easy to see why this restaurant is rated in the top few in Newport. My wife and I and another couple dined here for the first time based on reviews we saw on several websites. Believe me we were not disappointed on any front! The seating is limited and the noise level is low so you can actually talk to your friends without shouting. From the first greeting at the hostess podium to the final exchange of thank-yous exchanged as we left about 90 minutes later everything was outstanding...our waiter, Max, was friendly, courteous, available without hovering over the table, and able and willing to answer questions about menu choices. Service was outstanding!

The food was beautifully presented, absolutely delicious, and all four meals were just to die for. But, as they say, the proof is in the pudding, order the Grand Mariner souffle with your dinner order so it will be ready when you are ready for desert. I have had this many places across our country and believe me, this was the best I've ever had in any restaurant anywhere. Outstanding!

Some details...they have a dress code and when they call to confirm your reservation the make sure you and your guests know what it is (Business casual). No one we saw was inappropriately dressed. Not appropriate for children under 7 years old. You will not have to endure someone's screaming or unruly child interrupting your dinner. I for one approve of these rules!

Last comment, this restaurant is top shelf all the way and is not inexpensive, but in my opinion, it was worth every penny and we will go back.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The service was superb, as was the food. I had informed the restaurant before hand that it was our anniversary, so when our dessert came "Bon Anniversary" was written in chocolate on the plate. This was a nice personal touch.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

A decent French restaurant in a touristy city where the majority of the food reflects this aesthetic. Everything we ordered was well prepared just not memorable. Service was initially warm and attentive, but dropped off considerably as the restaurant became busier. The soufflé that everyone raves about was mostly airy and hollow inside...tasty for certain but again not memorable. Ambiance is wonderful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

a must while visiting newport. great food, great wine list.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

I highly recommend Bouchard for anyone staying in the Newport area. The entire staff is very dedicated and hard-working, and even during the very busy summer season, it was close to flawless. The soufflé, which you order at the beginning of your meal due to preparation time, is not to be missed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had dinner at Bouchard, and it was excellent in every way. The food is classic French, and although some might consider it "retro" cuisine, it was extraordinarily well prepared. The service by our captain and server couldn't have been better. All told, a wonderful experience that we are looking forward to repeating. Kudos to the chef!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

My husband and I love French food and the Bouchard did not disappoint all. The food, service, and presentations were sublime and very reasonably priced for a restaurant of this caliber. We had the seared foie gras, escargot, re-stuffed roasted lobster and a stuffed pork tenderloin back in puff pastry. For dessert we shared a grand mariner soufflé. Everything was perfect! The setting is charming and our captain for the evening was exactly the right amount of conversationist and respecting our space. In fact he overheard us speaking about our anniversary and surprised us with 2 glasses of champagne and happy anniversary written on our dessert plate in chocolate. We will be back in Newport next summer and definitely return to the Bouchard.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Very nice experience. Staff was friendly and food was very good. One person in the party said the carpaccio and the creme brulee were the best they ever had. I think the dining experience can vary depending on what room you're seated in. That front is nicer in terms of decor, but louder. The back isn't as nice, but much more quiet. Both are good in their own right, but one may be better than the other depending on the occasion.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Attentiveness of staff can not be beaten. We arranged for our niece to eat with her friend (both 14) at Bouchard's sister restaurant (The Revolving Door) next to the main dining area and the hostess there watched over them the entire time, even coming to our table to let us know the kids had finished their meals. Superb.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Fabulous! Best restaurant in Newport!

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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Romantic excellent service lamb is delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Fabulous french food. I recommend the tartar as a starter (we had the tuna, but they also offer Salmon and beef). And the Duck as a main was perfect. tender flavorful and delicious. The staff is very friendly and attentive. A very special meal.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 1, 2017

I've been coming to Bouchard for many years, it never loses its appeal or its attention to detail. Daniel has been our waiter for at least the last 10 years. He remembers us every single time we visit. The wine suggestions are always spot on. The food is phenomenal, the ambience typically French. You absolutely cannot go wrong here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

An excellent dining experience. From cocktails to dessert the whole experience was "top shelf".
Bouchard Restaurant will be a definite "must go to" on our next trip to Newport.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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