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About Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar

Bouquet Restaurant is an upscale farm-to-table bistro opened in 2007 by Stephen Williams. As one of the first restaurants in the area to embrace local and sustainable farming as a cornerstone of its mission, Bouquet’s menu is constantly evolving to utilize the best products from over fifty farmers and purveyors. In addition to an eclectic and ever-changing offering of small plates, entrees, and desserts, Bouquet has become known for their monthly four-course tastings and extensive bourbon collection.

519 Main Street
Covington, KY 41011
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Closed Sundays

Cross Street:
5th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(859) 491-7777

Website:
http://www.bouquetrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Stephen Williams

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Romantic (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
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Creative Cuisine (23)
Special Occasion (23)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Tasting Menu (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Notable Wine List (14)
Cozy (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Seasonal (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Healthy (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Business Meals (5)
Vegan (5)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Organic (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tapas (3)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

This was our first visit to Bouquet with a group of friends (6). The restaurant was cozy and welcoming when we entered the main floor and the bartender greeted us right away. We were seated on the 2nd floor, which also had a cozy vibe and a bar. The wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable and provided great service. The menu was a bit limited, as it only had one steak option (flank steak), and one chicken option (chicken risotto), which seemed odd for a restaurant of this type, at this price point. The appetizer and dessert options were a bit limited, as well (bread was considered an appetizer). The sweet potato soup was fantastic on a snowy, cold night. The drinks were delicious, as were our entrees. Our only major complaint was the noise level. We were seated near a large, loud, group and could barely hold a conversation. It would have been nice if a group that large had been seated in the more private room, adjacent to where we were seated, as the more drinks that were enjoyed, the louder it became. All in all, a nice evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Cozy, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food, service, and drinks! Always great.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Outstanding flank steak grass fed beef. Great pork dish too.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My wife and I ordered Duck which we both order from time to time so we like the entree and know what to expect. Both of our entrees were under cooked. Our server didn't check back with us after our entrees arrived for a few minutes but it was New Years Eve. When I finally got their attention she remarked "that's how we prepare duck". I asked her to take both back and she remarked "so you want it well done". No just not under cooked I'm not into eating raw poultry is what I thought but I said no just cooked a little more. She brought it back 10 minutes later and never followed up asking if we were satisfied. Our friends did like their meal so don't order the duck and expect in different service and you won't be disappointed.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Huge bourbon selection and the bartender knows his bourbons. The food was excellent and service was great. Staff is very attentive and friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food and wine was great. The portions were small, especially given the price. Bouquet is much more expensive than it needs to be. I do not recommend Bouquet until their prices become competitive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great service ! Food excellent!

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Interesting menu, tasty food, friendly service, kinda pricy entrees.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Pretty tasty food. OK value. Accommodating of vegetarians. Weirdly the restaurant smelled strongly of varnish when we went but I guess I got used to it after a little while.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Delicious food served beautifully. As it was a birthday for one of us, they started us off with glasses of champagne. Nice touch.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This was the second time I've eaten at Bouquet. The first time was great. This time was just good. Appetizers (Brussels Sprouts and charcuterie board) were great. But entree was just average. Meal with one round of drinks and bottle of wine ran around $225 for 3.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Again, great food and delightful service. This time we were running a bit late so I contacted the restaurant and they very graciously told us not to worry; they would seat us when we arrived. Bouquet strives to work around our dietary restrictions too.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our experience at Bouquet was exceptional from start to finish. All of the food was well seasoned and very balanced. Our server, Matt, made excellent suggestions and McAfee sure that we wanted for nothing during the duration of our meal.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The cassoulet and duck were phenomenal. Great service from Kelly/Kellie/Kelli(?). 😊

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fresh ingredients with creative and photo worthy plating. Great bourbon selection and knowledgeable staff. Very accommodating for a vegetarian. I love having this option in Covington.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner at Bouquet even though we had just over an hour before we had to leave. Service was excellent. Food was wonderfully unique and delicious. We'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was excellent. The service was sub par as the waitress was not very engaging and or ethical. Asked if could sub a potato she said yes then charged 9.00 for potato. Unimpressed with the service but the food is worth the trip. It is my hope it was just a bad night.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We have been to Bouquet many, many times. It never disappoints. I particularly like that I can bring wine from home and pay a corkage fee. If I am inclined, I can also order off their excellent and fairly priced wine list. The service is friendly, competent, attentive, and efficient. In this occasion, the food was even better than usual (and that is saying something). Everyone in our party loved their meal. We willne back soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Delicious and unique! Phenomenal service, food and wine!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fun, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a party of five, all raved about their dinner. Te service was perfect, beautiful room.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Fun, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This is our favorite go-to restaurant. The food is fantastic, the atmosphere great and the staff is personable and helpful. Definitely a neighborhood gem that everyone should try.

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Absolutely and always the best

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wonderfully Accommodating

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was good, but the portions were small for the cost. Meal did not include bread, salad or any other fixings.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent service and food!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 19, 2017

All around good experience.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We went for my birthday. The service was excellent and the food was to die for. I will be bacj.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Overpriced and very minimal food selection; ie... 5 entrees only.
Cheese tray appetizer had 4 cheese cubes only...
very disappointing
will not go back

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

As usual, Chef Stephen Williams is over the top on food quality, creativity and overall outstanding dinning experience. Chef and staff never let us down with exquisite food choices and service.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was wonderful. We did the tasting menu. One of the guests in our party is vegan and they even prepared a fantastic vegan tasting for them. Our server, Tara, was very kind and attentive. We were impressed with the bourbon selection, which Austin was great at walking us through and helping us make a selection. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Vegan, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This place never disappoints. Good Service, Unique and good food and the bourbon selection is pretty good to.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food, atmosphere, and service. Outstanding bourbon selection.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Bouquet was a favorite of ours for quite some time after it opened. Because of the new choices to explore in Cincinnati, we hadn't been to Bouquet in a couple of years. Unfortunately, it seems that they're coasting on past successes.

The server, who did a decent job, informed us that the menu had been "totally revamped" several times since we were there last. Bouquet, previously, was known for both elegant preparations and interesting flavors. Both seem to have changed. I ordered the "Off the Hook" fish, which was mahi. My filet was extremely dry, as if it had sat under a heat lamp for a long time. My wife's "seafood saute" was a glorified version of shrimp fried rice. Both dishes were *very* salty -- in addition to lacking any of the nuanced flavors we were used to.

Truth be told, we should have sent both entrees back -- and I take responsibility for not doing so. Just the same, the fact that *both* dishes were so oversalted made me think not much would have been different. We chose to go elsewhere for dessert and a nightcap.

Sadly, we probably will not return -- as they seem to be chasing a different sort of palate than ours.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Gluten-free knowledgeable, and they are able to prepare very many of their me.u item gluten-free.

Good wine list too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Exceptional food quality and wine selection. A real gem for "foodies". Highly recommend the Tasting Menu and Wine Oairing !!! Service is outstanding!! Knowledgeable and friendly. A true dining experience!!! This was our first of many visits!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Tapas
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent food, drink and service - Our experience was amazing!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 24, 2017

A truly lovely experience. From the fantastic service, the ambiance and the food! I had the duck and it was heavenly.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Birthday but we are regulars and wouldn’t be if the the food and service weren’t spectacular.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our service was unbelievable! We booked this for a bachelorette dinner and started with 12 ppl and it quickly every day changed because people could not make it for whatever reason. By the time we got to the restaurant we only had a group of 5. Having worked in the industry I know how much that stinks when you’re expecting a large group and it doesn’t end up that way, but they were so accommodating and just minimized our table and our waiter was great! We had a good time.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food is always amazing , interesting and fresh.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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