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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

4.4

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (86)
Good for Anniversaries (78)
Romantic (75)
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Good for a Date (70)
Fit for Foodies (61)
Quiet Conversation (60)
Creative Cuisine (51)
Worth the Drive (51)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Notable Wine List (41)
Authentic (41)
Cozy (37)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Local Ingredients (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Business Meals (12)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Seasonal (3)
Fun (3)
Casual (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Waterfront (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

I'm a big fan of this restaurant. It's a little pricy, but they do such a great job overall that it's worth it. The lighting and decor could use an update, but still the ambience is just about right. The staff are all very friendly and knowledgeable, the plates are portioned just right, look great, and are exquisitely served. Highly recommended!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Phenomenal food, outstanding service by fully knowledgeable staff

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent service and superb food. The chefs have a mastery of sauces that place very good food to the limits of unforgettable.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our 4th time there and it didn’t disappoint food prepared to perfection no rushing Captain described the meals expertly only thing wrong I wish it wasn’t so far away I would be able to visit more often.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were celebrating my sister's 60th b-day we wanted a special gourmet meal something she would not prepare herself. We were staying in Newport for the week and went online Bouchard's restaurant was rated the best restaurant in the area. The minute we walked in the door the ambiance was perfect the two women that greeted us were very pleasant. The wait staff Dan and Brittani, sous chef Jess were outstanding, the waiter knew the menu and how every entrée was prepared etc. We all enjoyed the time together and the wonderful food that we shared. Thank you for making my sister's special day something to remember. We will be back.

Colleen

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 6, 2017

My wife and I have been going to Bouchard for decades. I do not know how they continue to improve. However, our experience last week was better than ever! The food was, as always, fantastic, complemented by extraordinary service. For my vote, the best restaurant in the state, and could hold its own in Paris.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Bouchard never fails to provide a wonderful dining experience. The food is superb, the setting is beautiful, and the service extraordinary while being friendly, too. This is a special place we visit once or twice a year when we visit Newport. Enjoy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Since we moved to South County four years ago, we have been going to Bouchard for our birthdays and anniversary!
The food and service is always excellent! We highly recommend Bouchard’s..one of the best restaurants in RI!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our waiter was a true professional catering to our needs. The food was well prepared, inspired, well plated and served at the correct temperature. The atmosphere was romantic. We had a memorable night!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I had been hearing about Bouchard for a while and couldn’t wait to try it. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The food and service were excellent. A little confusing on the parking but quickly remedied.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Lovely! Look forward to joining you again.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great French food. Wonderful staff.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing food and service!! Loved it and all in our party of 8 celebrating a special birthday did too.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We absolutely loved Bouchard. The food was absolutely amazing and so was the service. You need to try Bouchard.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This is our all time favorite restaurant in Newport. French accent on the food. Staff are exceptional. Dan and Max and support staff, plus talented chef Jessica. Smallish place, more the smart casual/business attire/ “dress” clothes. But people often come with friends and have fun too.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Made a birthday a very special experience. Good wine list, and knowledgeable staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

A very special dining experience with good choices on the menu, delicious food and outstanding service in a warm and inviting atmosphere. So happy to have this restaurant in Newport!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

After hearing only amazing things about this restaurant I was surprised at our experience. Service was slow and when our entrees finally came out my husbands steak he requested at medium rare, was well done! My salmon dish was amazing, but everyone else's were ok. Maybe since we were there at the end of restaurant week they were tired but was disappointing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellently presented and prepared cuisine. Beautiful to look at and savor! First rate, attentive service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We dine at Bouchard once or twice a year - our favorite date night restaurant in RI. Everything about it makes for a special evening: the exquisite food, the impeccable service, and the intimate ambiance.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Absolutely love this place. The food is always great. The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable. Perfect for a romantic getaway we always look forward to celebrating with family. This time around it was my wife’s birthday. They were very accommodating and made sure everything was perfect for us. Service is always professional and always make us feel welcomed. Because the food is so good I always leave there wishing I could have eaten more. While the portions aren’t always huge they are always satisfying. I’ve never left hungry, but always left wishing I could have had enough to eat it again the next day. They know haw to prepare the dish that is appealing and satisfying to the eye. It make you want to try new things and eat everything. Please make a point to try this restaurant you won’t be disappointed. I give the place a five out of five because it’s so worth it. Enjoy!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful food. Great service. Everything perfect.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

It was restaurant week so it was a great value. It can be expensive on other visits but well worth it for a special occasion. Most locals feel it is the best restaurant in Newport.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

My boyfriend and I have been coming once a year for the past four years and absolutely love it! It is a wonderful treat to ourselves and Captain Max, Carmen and the hostesses are very lovely! I had the duck this year during Restaurant Week (which was a suggestion from Captain Max) and it was heavenly and my boyfriend had the soup with shrimp which was just as good. We'll surely be back!

Thank you as always!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed my meal during Newport restaurant week. The service was impeccable. Had one of the best souffles ever for dessert. Most definitely will return again!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food was delicious . The presentation was just beautiful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

It was a very nice experience dining at Bouchards with our friends.
The service was excellent and the food was delicious.
The presentation was done nicely and very inviting.
We definitely will dine there again.

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food4
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Outstanding as always, service by Max and Carmen first class

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Truly a wonderful experience: great food, great for conversation, great wine list. Price is worth it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Bouchard’s never fails to get it right. Service is always perfect...thank you Max as well as other servers who are discreet as well as pleasant and helpful. The pork roast wrapped in phyllo dough was out of this world. Stuffed with goat cheese and spinach as well. Both the pate and escargot were wonderful as well. This is a special occasion place for us. If you love fine French food with perfect sauces, this is your spot. Everyone is treated with the same respect too. Pricy but worth it once in a while for a special treat. We will be back

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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food5
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Beautiful lobster great froi gras the veal special was only ok

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Excellent food, excellent wine and excellent service. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I love this place! I highly recommend the Grand Marnier soufflé

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My husband and I stayed at the Inn and had dinner there for our Anniversary. We will definitely be going back. The restaurant was Beautiful and the service was extremely professional, but personable. The food was out of this world fantastic!!! Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We always enjoy the restaurant so wonderful, the people, the atmosphere is so elegant. Dan our waiter was fantastic we had him also before. My brother in law just turned 70 this week and we could not think of a better place more suited to take him. He and his wife just loved it! We took pictures all and all we just love it there! Not to mention the food is just exquisite! The filet was just great! and they had the veal chop which they raved about!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

In a word, SUPERB! The stuffed lobster and fresh catch were OUTSTANDING!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I travel the world on business, This rest is outstanding in every way, Max is the best waiter but all the staff are great

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Bouchard Inn is one of our favorite places to eat anywhere. The food is excellent, the service is amazing...Dan and the rest of the staff spoil us every time we’re there.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a wonderful meal. Our server was very knowledgeable and and attentive, but overly so that we were able to enjoy our meal. I would highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants any where in the world. Great food, service, setting, and more. A wonderful dining experience!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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