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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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French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have had the pleasure of dining at this superlative establishment multiple times and they consistent provide the best food and service one could ask for. Dan was our Captain and Brittany was his lovely assistant... They make a great team, along with the superb...More

Thank Kirk E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food, service and ambiance all 5-star. A real gem! We’ve been 3 or 4 times in the last 18 mos and throughly enjoyed each time. Terrific pear and walnut salad. Super tasty/flavorful zucchini curry soup(wow and no dairy). Great beef filet and perfect filet of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a return visit for us to a restaurant where we had an outstanding evening last year (see my review 8/13/17) and wanted to see what, if anything had changed. I can assure you that if anything has changed, it is only for the...More

1  Thank BeachmanBob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Bouchard as part of a 30th wedding anniversary celebration in Newport. What a delight! Our highly recommended and professional captain, Dan, was superb and joined in the celebration. I had two of their specials that evening -- a lobster...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This is the second time that we’ve dined here. All around outstanding. The service is exceptional. I was torn about a couple of items on the menu. The waiter was able to help me sort it out. His knowledge of the menu items was extremely...More

Thank Mynonnie
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I’m so torn about this review. We did not dine there so this review does not comment on the food. My husband and I made a last min same day reservation on Opentable. When we arrived the hostess said she was going to check what...More

1  Thank Daphne W
Reviewed 12 May 2018

We dined here after a week of pub and on the water type dining in Newport. don't get me wrong, the views and fresh seafood was great, but if you are looking for a break from that and a real French Restaurant experience, this is...More

Thank ckibbe
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Bouchard, even though I was a little concerned that there was nothing on the Entree list that didn't have something objectionable to me (there are far too many things I just don't like). When I told the waiter...More

1  Thank marisa13
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Bouchard offers very friendly service, classic French cuisine, and a reasonably priced wine list. We enjoyed the foie gras saute, a very interesting/tasty pork tenderloin en croute, and excellent lamb. Wine choices include bottles and wines by the glass -- we passed on dessert (too...More

Thank LovetheBigIsland
Reviewed 28 April 2018

I chose Bouchard to celebrate my wife's recent retirement based on the rating in Tripadvisor. Thank you all for the wonderful recommendations - our experience was on a par with those who gave them five stars. We were seated at our appointed reservation time and...More

Thank Nomad0921
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17 May 2018|
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Response from Edward C | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so, but we went in the winter so not entirely positive
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.
13 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.
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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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