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Bar Bouchee

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8 Scotland Ave, Madison, CT 06443-2531
+1 203-318-8004
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16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A trifecta! Delicious food, attentive personal service and a relaxed eating space. Located in Madison, it was less a Paris Bistro than a surprisingly good relais or auberge you'd discover while touring the French countryside. We had the mushroom risotto and the hanger steak as mains, and a lovely lemon parfait for dessert. Each dish spot on. No frills. Comforting,... More 

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Thank Bill K
Guilford, CT
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is probably the best restaurant on the Connecticut Shoreline. It is also one of the busiest. Limited seating with small tables ensures that you will be best friends with the people eating next to you. The food is always excellent, the service is good (and that is a feat in the cramped quarters) and the wine list offers some... More 

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Thank John K
Killingworth, CT
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626 reviews
456 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bar Bouchee has consistently been one of the very best restaurants in Southern New England for several years. The ambiance is styled on a Lyonnaise bouchon--convivial, warm and friendly, and the professional staff are wonderful. And the food is simply outstanding. Tonight we had escargots and the butter lettuce and green bean salad--two terrific, light and tasty starters. And the... More 

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Thank v0yageur22
New York
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

French type bistro...atmosphere is friendly. The food is good but the choice on the menu is a little bit limited. Nice choice of white and red wines. Before diner, have a cocktail à the bar. Enjoy.

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Thank FMEBGO
Madison, Connecticut
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

All of their food on the menu is locally sourced and as fresh as you can get. Not a large place, but cozy. If you plan to go on the weekend, definitely make a reservation, better yet, always make a reservation to insure you have a seat. French comfort food at it's best, not inexpensive by any means.

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New York, New York, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Within five hours of arriving in Madison, no less than half a dozen people recommended that we make a point to dine at Bar Bouchee during our stay. The experience certainly met expectations! Nestled on a side street off the main thoroughfare, Bar Bouchee's dining room consists of 8 tables in total and a charming corner bar, making for an... More 

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Thank Anthony C
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food here is exceptional. My only complaint (as I'm sure others have pointed out) is that the space itself is so small. I personally do not like to be so close to others. You are literally on top of each other, having to pull out the entire table just to get out. But the food is that spectacular, I... More 

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Thank Haylilag
Essex, Connecticut
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Bar Bouchee consistently offers wonderful meals whether you want a quick bite at the bar or a more leisurely meal at a table. There's always a variety of seafood, meat and chicken on the menu as well as vegan options. Definitely make reservations as it gets busy and can be somewhat loud at the busiest times. The service is very... More 

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Thank booradleysx
Guilford, Connecticut
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

this is our favorite place to spoil ourselves, a small, intimate, bustling bistro with great food, impeccable service and near-Parisian atmosphere. The menu is eclectic, and we have found nothing that disappoints. The bistro atmosphere assures that there is no stuffiness, and little ceremony, just great service and smiles. The mussels are wonderful, as is the hangar steak and the... More 

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Thank Nicholas L
Madison, Connecticut
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a lively, interesting restaurant with great atmosphere. There is a great bar area where you can go without a reservation and meet interesting people. The food is simple, well prepared and delicious. The staff are interested, attentive, discreet and friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:30
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Scotland Ave, Madison, CT 06443-2531
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 203-318-8004

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?