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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.

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).


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

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

Executive Chef:
Albert J Bouchard III

Additional:
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Bouchard Restaurant and Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

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food

4.9

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.5

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Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (77)
Romantic (63)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
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Good for a Date (50)
Fit for Foodies (46)
Quiet Conversation (42)
Worth the Drive (41)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Notable Wine List (34)
Cozy (32)
Authentic (30)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Business Meals (6)
Seasonal (5)
Healthy (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Casual (1)
Waterfront (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Ce restaurant tenu par un chef français est annoncé comme N1 sur Trip Advisor.
Certes, le cadre est cosy, le service est correct, la nourriture est bonne.
Mais....la cuisine est beaucoup trop marquée année 80: beaucoup trop de sauce épaisse et lourde, la purée présentée à la poche à douille.....
Honnêtement, à l’heure des bouillons, des émulsions, le chef pourrait faire évoluer sa cuisine sur quelque chose de plus actuel, plus léger. La purée pourrait être présentée sous forme de quenelle par exemple.
Bien sûr, tout n’est pas dans la présentation. Il y a le goût aussi et les plats sont bons et goûteux. Mais bon, on aimerait ne pas avoir l’impression de dîner dans un restau de province qui ne s’est pas renouvelé depuis 30 ans!

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant is a favorite of mine. We always make sure to go whenever we are in Newport. The food is always fantastic, as is the service. Max and Carmen were great servers. Highly recommend!

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

The food is always delicious and Max and Carmen are the best. We love Bouchard's. It is by far our favorite restaurant. We are never disappointed.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Many options for French food that ate all delicious. Very quaint and special.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent, excellent and Dan does not disappoint. Service is excellent. And thank you for arranging parking. So we will go more often

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, service and atmosphere. This has quickly become our favorite restaurant. We will be back soon!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Third visit for a Valentine's Day dinner. As always, a very special experience. Food and service great!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I was in town for my birthday weekend and struggled to pick a restaurant for my birthday dinner. So glad I picked this restaurant! Food, service, and atmosphere was perfect!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I always have a wonderful evening of fantastic cuisine at Bouchard. If you enjoy classic French cuisine then this is he restaurant for you.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

superb, atmosphere, service and the food was outstanding. I can't recommend enough. wrth the trip to Newport.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary. Everything was wonderful and we can’t wait to return!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2018

A gem of a restaurant. Excellent food. Superb service. A place to celebrate special occasions.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The restaurant was beautiful and quiet. The service was truly excellent, and the food was superb. The perfect spot for a winter night’s date!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Our meal, the service, and the ambience was impeccable. We drove from New York to enjoy a cozy birthday meal here, and could not be more pleased. Everything was outstanding, and we look forward to a return visit.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our new favorite restaurant!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The service and food were excellent. My second time here and both have been absolutely perfect dining experiences.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent all-around--top notch food, service, atmosphere. Each dish was unique, and the sauces were exquisite---in everything from the tuna tartar to the profiteroles. No heavy dishes here--and absolutely not pretentious at all. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy a well-prepared meal with exceptional attention to detail.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

authentic haute cuisine. excellent service, creative & reasonable wine list, the best martini ever, and a friendly, warm ambience on a freezing midwinter evening. it is a credit to bouchard's reputation that the dining room was filled because newport at this time of the year is usually deadsville. this was my birthday dinner, and it had a surprise ending. maxim, the maître d'hôtel, is the son of roger putier, the master french chef who brought modern french cuisine to newport in 1975. bravissimo to the bouchards for keeping newport's culinary tradition alive!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Bouchard's Restaurant never disappoints. It is the best!

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 (France)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The best food ever.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful Evening. Everything was excellent, food, wine and mostly our server, Max. He enhanced our dining !
A looking forward to our next visit.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Bourchard is consistently the best restaurant in Newport--fabulous food, attentive service and a most amazing souffle. Try it soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Bouchard never disappoints. The chef is an artist and a wizard. Every mouthful was simply scrumptious. The meal was exquisite...one of the best we have ever eaten. Service was superb and atmoshere was charming. Fabulous place for foodies or anyone. We adore it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a fine experience here but nothing special. The food was fairly good (we had the steak, the salmon salad and the grand marnier soufflé) but certainly not great. We were also initially seated in a kind of corridor/hallway despite having booked well in advance and having indicated that it was a special occasion. I would not return and in Newport, if I return, I will stick to more modest fare.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Amazing from start to finish. The staff was wonderful. The food was outstanding. Started with a French martini-one of the best I have ever had, first course was beef carpaccio-so tender and flavorful, second course was an endive salad that was delectable, third course was the duck breast - which came our more cooked than I expected was so tender and delicious that I got what it was prepared the way it was, last course was a grand marmite soufflé. Not one thing to complain about. Additionally, the wine Max picked was wonderful and absolutely within our price range. I would recommend Bouchard to anyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Fantastic food, friendly and superb service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Bouchard is a great choice for a really good dinner. The cuisine is authentically french without being staid. The food is really delicious and well prepared. Service is attentive but not intrusive. At a recent birthday dinner, everyone loved their meal and the whole experience.
Worth a trip and getting a little more dressed up to match the ambiance of this lovely place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing food!!!! Excellent experience!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We enjoyed our meal, it was a little slow at the beginning, we waited quite a while for our appetizers...However the staff is awesome and the food was delicious.Highly recommend

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Best restaurant in Newport. Service and meal are outstanding

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Every time we visit Newport we like to try new restaurants. The exception, in more ways than one, is Bouchard Restaurant. We dine there during every visit. It is consistently exceptional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Classic French cuisine with American nouvelle twists. Everything we had (5 different dishes, 2 apps, 2 mains, a dessert) tasted wonderful, was carefully prepared, and was beautifully presented. This is a fine dining restaurant without being stuffy or pretentious. The wine list is extensive and offers good, reasonably priced choices as well as celebratory splurges. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful, yet unobtrusive. We had a cream of cauliflower (perhaps a veloute) soup with lobster, foie gras served with endive and a bit of potato, monkfish with lobster, and sweetbreads with a deglazed sauce with mushrooms. Dessert was a Grand Marnier souffle with creme anglaise. Every single item was memorable. It's not inexpensive but it is certainly worth the price for food and service of this exceptional quality.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Rhode Island. A consistent winner year after year.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

EASILY THE BEST RESTAURANT IN THE STATE AND AMONG THE BEST IN THE Boston REGION. I PROMOTE THIS RESTAURANT AS SUCH TODAY IN FACT TO A YOUNG FRENCH COUPLE

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We frequent Newport an have never been to Bouchard. We found this to be an awesome find and will certainly go back there to dine.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner here; elegant but not stuffy. The service was top-notch!! The escargot and chef's pate appetizers were delicious. The entrees of peppercorn tenderloin (quite "peppery" but good) and the veal chop were wonderful as was the presentation. We shared a dessert of profiteroles. The waiter recommended a nice French red cabernet sauvignon which was an excellent choice. In addition, the decorations were tasteful and festive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My husband and I dined at Bouchard's on Christmas Eve. The entire evening was fabulous! Staff was so friendly and attentive. The restaurant itself was cozy, charming and festive for the holidays. The ambiance was very warm and exactly what we were hoping for. When you walk in and see the tiny bar, you might think they might not be able to accommodate your drink order, but we were pleasantly surprised by the variety of cocktail options. The food was amazing! We were so full from our appetizers and entrees, that we sadly had to forego dessert, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. We'll just have to try again next time....we'll definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a wonderful night dining at Bouchard on Christmas Eve. The wait staff were professional and helpful, the food was delicious, and the evening was special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Outstanding Christmas Eve dinner. Exceptional service, perfectly prepared dishes.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

As always, Bouchard met our high standards and expectations in every respect. Our table captain, Max, was extremely helpful and attentive to our every need. Bouchard remains #1 on our list of restaurants for a special occasion or when we want to treat ourselves or guests to an enjoyable and memorable dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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