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Restaurant Bouchard

505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723
+1 401-846-0123
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“souffle” (110 reviews)
“dover sole” (54 reviews)
“escargot” (62 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 21 August 2015 via mobile

I was very pleased by the food. Rare are the restaurants in the US that I visited and that are that good. Pleasant atmosphere and good service.

1  Thank My-Ooops
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We go to Newport once a year and we go to Bouchard's once a year. This is simply the best restaurant I have ever been to in my life. Even though the food is why you go, the service is not to be under appreciated....More

Thank ironman41700
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Food? Preparation? Presentation? Perfect! One small glitch. We are repeat dinners at Bouchard and our friends dine there often. When our soufflés arrived and I opted out of puncturing and pouring in Anglaise sauce, our waitress rolled her eyes and walked off without asking my...More

2  Thank RFRocky
Reviewed 15 August 2015

I wish you could give a half star rating so this could be a 3 1/2. We were greeted by the owner who seemed to be a bit disappointed that we weren't regulars but just "one timers". Once seated however the staff was very friendly...More

Thank Valerie Y
Reviewed 13 August 2015

From the lobster bisque to the Gran Marnier soufflé, this is an excellent place to visit when in Newport. Seating is elegant, and the wait staff was what you'd expect at a high caliber restaurant. The entrees were served with edible garnishes which only added...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Max our server and the entire staff at Bouchard were amazing. I enjoyed the lobster and asparagus tart & the dover sole both beautifully presented and the taste was magnificent! My husband had the foie gras and stuffed lobster tail he couldn't stop talking about...More

Thank Dahlia860
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

We had a terrific dinner. Service was wonderful. Liked that they confirmed our reservation and advised about the parking. Also like that the have a dress code. Enjoyed everything. Lamb was cooked perfectly. Highly recommend if you are looking to get away from the crowds...More

1  Thank africke1
Reviewed 11 August 2015

From the moment you walk into Restaurant Bouchard and are warmly greeted by the chef's wife, Sarah, you are made to feel welcome. The service was attentive, but not overbearing. It didn't hurt that the captain, Daniel, greatly resembled George Clooney. The food was exquisite....More

1  Thank 987LynnS
Reviewed 9 August 2015

I'm not exaggerating. This is the best meal I've ever had - the one to which all future meals at restaurants will be judged. My wife and I arrived early, around 5:30pm. She had halibut and I had duck, followed by a souffle for dessert....More

1  Thank pfg07
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Located in a congested area, driving in took a little more time than expected. They run a parking pass out to the car for nearby parking, which is the only way to park on a busy summer Saturday evening. Ah, but the food was perfection....More

Thank Virginia C
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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