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“Outstanding service, ok food”

Restaurant Bouchard
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Ranked #2 of 258 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$40
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Christmas Eve may not be the best night to base a review on, so keep that in mind as you read. The restaurant gets high marks for ambiance--very pretty, and comfortable, even though as first-time diners we were seated in Siberia, the back-back room. Our reservation had been made many, many weeks in advance. The service was flawless: attentive without being obsequious, and very cheerful. Wish I could rave about the food--a pate starter, Dover sole and duck entrees, mixed salads with spiced pear and Roquefort, and Grand Marnier souffle. Pate was grocery-store quality. The Dover sole was not as delicate as I would have expected and had been semi-boned in the kitchen, and the duck was a disaster. It was well cooked, which I do not object to but others might, and coated in a "coffee crust." The crust was literally coffee grounds! I was expecting something along the lines of espresso powder, but no. My dining companion spent the remainder of the evening picking grinds out of her teeth. The much-anticipated GM souffle had no--zero--taste of orange or liqueur, and the creme anglaise with which it was served had no vanilla taste. On the other hand, the drinks were great, and so was the wine by-the-glass. I'd give this place another try on a "regular" night, but I would not go expecting to be bowled over by classic French cuisine.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

My wife and I went here to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. The food was awesome and delicious. Their specialty the re-stuffed lobster was to die for as well as their house souffle for dessert. The service was prompt, friendly, and courteous. I would highly recommend

Date of visit: February 2017
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Thank bvallone
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

A romantic, intimate dining experience with excellent service. Typical French style, elegant, but not "stuffy". The escargot and chef's pate were excellent as were the entrees of peppercorn tenderloin and veal chop; of course, the sauces were exquisite.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank 66birchpoint
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent spot for a great dinner. We enjoyed the waterfront dining and the quaint neighborhood. Great drink combinations

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank stuartmC8672OG
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

We visited this restaurant for the first time this week! The food and the service was fantastic! I recommend this restaurant that special occasions as the ambiance is romantic. The staff is very attentive and the food was beautifully prepared. This is a more quiet, intimate place for French dining.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank Deborah H
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