Bouchard Restaurant and Inn

4.8
2483 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French

Please notes restaurant week will be 3/5-3/11


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).


Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Wednesday - Monday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(401) 846-0123
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Albert J Bouchard III
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Please notes restaurant week will be 3/5-3/11


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.

Additional
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 2483 People Are Saying
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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantasique! Amazing in every level: food , service, decor!

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MC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favorite restaurants. Great food and lovely atmosphere.

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AP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bouchard is my favorite place to celebrate anything. I married my husband and we dined there on our wedding night. He4 passed away this year and I was there to dine with a good friend. Maxime was superb as well as everyone including an amazing chef and support staff. I absolutely would urge everyone to try Bouchard's. Succulent - delicious - wonderful.

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CA
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous French cuisine with impeccable service. We didn't feel rushed at all and were able to enjoy several courses. Highly recommend.

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, excellent service. You will not be disappointed. Our favorite restaurant in Newport.

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DS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in Newport hands down. Romantic, quiet, fabulous food, unbelievable service. All the folks that work there are extremely nice. The owners Albert and Sarah Bouchard are the best.

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MH
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The BEST, NEVER a bad meal. Trust them with all specials, they always are. Class, professional, exceptional food, NEVER leave anything on your plate...it’s all good. Desserts are unbelievable.
If you want to impress and enjoy at a reasonable price, this is the place.

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KL
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class in all respects? Max the Maitre D’ provided great service and advice on menu choices and wine. Old time French with superb sauces. Staff strives to provide a memorable dining experience.

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D
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again an outstanding dining experience. All three courses were excellent. Our server Robert was exceptional with his timing and overall performance. Best Dover Sole and Lobater. One of our favorites, worth the drive from Stonington CT for dinner.

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B
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Max, our captain, was awesome! Impeccable service and dining experience!

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SN
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you appreciate real French cooking, this is the place. Phenomenal and not terribly expensive. Service, food, everything was perfect. Had Cod and a chocolate mousse cake desert that was exceptional. Will definitely be back.

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JC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Personal touch from the minute we walked in the door, to the personal goodbye's from our waiter (Max) and the hostess. The service was not only great, it was friendly and personal. The food was fine dining at it's peak. The Lobster bisque was incredible! My wife and I were celebrating our 25th anniversary, and the complementary glasses of campaign at the end was a great surprise. Highly recommended!

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SB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The soufflé was highly over-rated. While novel, it's way too sweet and nondescript. Our husbands chose the chocolate dessert and it was amazing. Oh well.

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D
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BOUCHARD IS AN EXCELLENT DINING EXPERIENCE.

THE WAIT STAFF ARE SUPERIOR

PERFECT AMBIENCE.... LIGHTING, TABLE SETTINGS, DECOR ARE PART OF WHAT MAKE
THE DINING EXPERIENCE TOTALLY MEMORABLE.

OUD DINNER WAS EXTODINARY. MY MONK FISH WAS SERVED BEAUTIFULLY AND COOKED PERFECTLY. MY HUSBAND, UPON FINISHING IS SEAFOOD, ASKED FOR A SPOON, SO THAT HE COULD FINISH THE SAUCE!

A HIGHLIGHT ARE THE DESSERTS. IF ON THE MENU, DINERS SHOULD (SAVE ROOM) AND ORDER THE SOUFFLÉ. NOT TO BE FORGOTTON, MY VANILLA MOUSSE WITH BERRIES AND AMAZING SAUCE WAS LIGHT AND LOVELY.

DO NOT MISS EATING AT BOUCHARD!

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s
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bouchard never disappoints. Spectacular food and service, beginning to end.

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L
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our 40th anniversary at this restaurant. The food and the service were both fantastic!

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DG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the food was fantastic. The standouts were my lobster bisque (among the best I've ever had) and my wife's lamb shanks, which had a sauce that was incredible.

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B
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service coupled with a wonderfully elegant setting graced with very high quality food make Bouchard a treat. This is our second visit and both have been the same exceptional quality on all levels. Challenge the chef and you will not be disappointed. Max was at the top of his game in providing gracious and very knowledgeable service. His assistant was equally as capable. When in Newport not to miss.

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H
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my wife's birthday. We most always go here for our wedding anniversary each year. There are few places left which are elegant and serve great food coupled with great service that compare to Bouchard's. Brittany Bouchard was very welcoming and we had a nice conversation with her when we left.

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JC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In a word, spectacular! From app to dessert. Bouchard is consistently one of the best restaurants in NEast.

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J
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but excellent for special occasions. The food was delicious, well-prepared and beautifully presented. Very flavorful entree preparation; the vegetables were cooked to perfection. The service was also wonderful- appropriately available but not intrusive. The atmosphere was quiet, allowing for pleasant conversation. A very nice experience.

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PA
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always another great experience. Not to be missed. Friendly but professional service and wonderful food. We always make it a point to have dinner here when we are in Newport, about once a month, all year.

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r
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and wine were excellent. We were there for a special occasion and it was perfect. The restaurant was a great help with the parking.

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u
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we drive from boston at least once a year just to eat at Bouchards. When friends have special occasions
we quiite often drive down for night or two
Its just a great restaurant and the service and food is unbeatable

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OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Made reservations months ago . Upon arrival in Newport we walked by the restaurant and I was concerned with the dress code, “no jeans please” since I only brought jeans. However we went. My wife and I were well dressed, including my jeans, and had a magnificent experience. From arrival through leaving we had nothing but positive experiences and the food was “foodie” worthy. It is worth every penny, though not overly expensive, and we’ll be back and recommend to all. Our waiter, whose name I have very embarrassingly forgotten (but he looked like George Clooney) was soooo helpful to the point of recommending a sauvignon blanc over the the pino Grigio I ordered with my fish and he was absolutely correct. You will not be disappointed!

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G
Buckinghamshire
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, ambience and service. No formal cheese board - rather unusual for such a good French restaurant. However, the waiter and kitchen managed to rescue the situation admirably!

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LM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Favorite go to restaurant especially for Special Occasions

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we have eaten in many fine food restaurants but this is by far the best we have experienced. French food is often too rich with flavors masked by heavy cream, etc. Had the dover sole and the sauce was perfect. I usually laugh at people who take photos of their food so I had to fight hard not to photograph the amazing presentation. Vegetables cleverly arranged above the fish fillet to make the presentation resemble a pineapple! Absolutely beautiful. Perfect service also. Highly recommend.

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RS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way. Exceptional food and great ambiance.

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L
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent 4 nights in Newport and this was our nicest dinner. The food was excellent and the setting was beautiful. Service was very good and I especially enjoyed the soufflé. If you enjoy fine dining, Bouchard's should be on your list of dining spots in Newport.

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PV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here many times and am never disappointed. A Newport favorite!

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K
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must if you are visiting Newport. Always outstanding across the board - food, service, ambience. Asked to seated at one Daniel's (the captain) tables, he sets the standard for gracious, attentive, knowledgeable service.

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MB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply perfect for a night out for a special occasion with your better half. The food and service couldn’t have been done better for what you are paying for. The service was perfect, not over barring, and not rushing you through your meal. Great experience, great dining, great food, great drinks, great service.

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t
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious fine French cuisine and great service
Very rich food
Not for waist watchers
Wear spandex

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RH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, wonderful service, friendly staff, accommodating, helpful food suggestions, knowledgeable. Wish it were closer. We would go more often. Will certainly return when we are in the area.

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KC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I can see why this is a top-rated restaurant on Trip Advisor. All of the food we had was very good, some dishes were standout - the sautéed foie gras appetizer, the stuffed lobster and scallops, and the daily catch. The reason I didn't give this 5 stars is that, although service was impeccable, one of our diners had his order mixed-up and although the ambiance is small and cozy, it seemed a little dated and in need of a refresh.

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RC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was absolutely outstanding. I would rate it the best in Newport excluding a waterfront restaurant with great food and a great view. We would definitely go back.

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a
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and delicious food. Highly recommend.

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C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Surprisingly good French cuisine in a city known for its seafood and informal dining

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KD
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time to Bouchard and I loved every minute. From our greeting at the front door to our leaving with full and happy tummies it was a perfect experience. The menu was outstanding, making it difficult to decide. My escargot was unlike any prior presentation, our wonderful waiter prepared me for the change. Oh how wonderful it was!! The escargot alone makes taking a drive to Newport worth it. I cannot wait to return.

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