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Restaurant Bouchard

505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723
+1 401-846-0123
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“souffle” (115 reviews)
“dover sole” (57 reviews)
“escargot” (64 reviews)
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French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

This restaurant is one we very much look forward to visiting when in Newport, as it has not disappointed, and this time was no different; in fact, it was maybe our best visit. First, Dan, was outstanding in guiding and serving us throughout the evening,...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 26 November 2017

There's a reason this is rated the best restaurant in Newport by Trip Advisor ... it's excellent! A smallish space in an historic house in Thames Street, this brings you back to a time when dining was an experience, not just an activity. Service is...More

Thank MassCouple2
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We had heard this was the best restaurant in Newport, if not Rhode Island and we agree!! Celebrating our anniversary, so it was a special evening for us and the staff saw that it was an amazing evening! We started with the asparagus and lobster...More

Thank Anita C
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We didn’t realize it was restaurant week when we visited Newport & were fortunate to get a reservation when someone cancelled. The service was impeccable & the food was excellent. I hesitate to order duck in new places but I took a chance & wasn’t...More

Thank Anne P
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Relaxed dining in the French style. Sit back and relax no rush. The service was excellent and the food delicious. Be sure to try the Grans Mariner Marnier Soufflé.

1  Thank 1900Johnny
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We've been to Bouchard's once before and we now make it our business to go there each time we are in Newport. Right on Thames Street, its easy to get to. We have always had great meals knowing we are paying for value. Make sure...More

1  Thank Len L
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Found myself in town and decided to treat myself to something different. Used TA to guide the way and was not disappointed. The service rivaled the meal: delicate and friendly, attention to detail, while not being stuffy or pretentious. Dan, my garçon, was the prefect...More

2  Thank Alwxa
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

A short stroll away from our lodging, we decided to finally try this restaurant. It was definitely well worth it! The food was exquisite and the staff, divine. We Will return. Escargot is always my go to, when offered. It did not disappoint. The special...More

1  Thank SuenBud
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We have been coming to Bouchard's for about 15 years. In that time we have never been disappointed by the quality of the cuisine, the decor, the ambiance and the impeccable service rendered by a team of professional servers, led by our favorite Captain, Max....More

Thank swtuxcat
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Good French style restaurant, good wine card. The dresscode says "no tshirts, no jeans, no sneakers" and I have never in my life seen such an awful mix of chinos and checked shirts!

Thank Gilda1501
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7 March 2017|
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Response from Janet E | Reviewed this property |
One person in your party needs to go into the restaurant and obtain the parking voucher. They will then direct you to the free parking lot.
12 January 2017|
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Response from hwk455 | Reviewed this property |
t sure - you'll have to contact them directly. We've always gone for dinners.
30 June 2016|
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Response from Charles E | Reviewed this property |
When calling to make a reservation, they told me the dress code was business casual meaning a collared shirt with no jeans for men.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-0123
  • E-mail
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.
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