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Restaurant Bouchard
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Ranked #1 of 232 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$40
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: 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.
Southbury, Connecticut
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wow!”
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

We picked restaurant Bouchard to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed! The service was outstanding - even down to the salted butter for the beautifully warm rolls! The food was exquisitely presented and the flavors were amazing! It was definitely one of the best meals we have ever had. But the best part of the dining experience was the treatment from the staff! They were fun, sincere and made us feel very special for our anniversary celebration! We would highly recommend Bouchard restaurant to anyone visiting Newport.

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  • Dutch first
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English first
Groton, Connecticut
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very good...if you aren't in a hurry.”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

The food and service at Restaurant Bouchard was excellend. Waitstaff was very attentive and friendly. Cocktails and appetizer (tuna tartare) were excellent. Had the Dover sole and coffee crusted duck breast, both were delish. Overall experience was very good. No view to speak of however, if you get the opportunity to sit next to a window. And the lights at one point during our meal went from very bright to very dark for several minutes, causing one of the waiters to trip and bathe someone's chair (empty at the time) with champagne. Also, if you are in a hurry, meaning you would like to eat three courses in under two hours, maybe this restaurant isn't for you. We had reservations at 6:30, arrived at 6:15 and were seated promptly. However, we didn't leave until 9:35. Again, the food and service was excellent, just everything went in slow motion. We weren't in a hurry so it didn't bother us too much.
Also, the parking situation is a little sticky. You have to pull up in front of the restaurant and someone has to hop out and go in to get a parking pass. Then you have to drive up the road a tad to the church parking lot to park. But parking in Newport is a nightmare anyway, certainly no reflection on the restaurant itself. Would definitely go back to Restaurant Bouchard again!

  • Visited August 2014
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, United States
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“"The Food Ain't Bad Neither"”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

The French term "savoir faire" equates closely with several terms we use in English, including suavity, finesse, sophistication, poise, aplomb, adroitness, polish, style, and smoothness. The wait staff at the Bouchard epitomizes savoir faire. Our waiter and, especially, the beautiful and charismatic Carmen, who is the ultimate in poise and aplomb, made our meal memorable and charming by their solicitous presence.

Incidentally, the food ain't bad neither.

  • Visited August 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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146 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Delicious food with great presentation”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

My husband picked the restaurant because of it's ratings on Trip Advisor and I'm happy to write that our fellow Trip Advisor travelers were dead on! The restaurant is set in a historic building in the heart of Newport's entertainment district which gave us the chance to walk to the place. The restaurant is charming and the service was very nice. The staff understand the ambiance and expectation of their proprietor. The food was amazing. The combination of tastes and presentation made every bite brilliant. You'll spend more money but the meal was absolutely worth every penny. They offer a very nice wine list as well. Come hungry!

  • Visited July 2014
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good food, great service!”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We ate 'outside' at the funky little bar, off the sidewalk, simply because we didn't want to wait for a table. The food was excellent. Very tasty salmon, and veggies with just the right amount of crunch. This is a very popular place, so make reservations...or eat at the bar, the service was great. Will definitely go back.

  • Visited July 2014
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