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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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505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723
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Reviewed 21 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,...More

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Incredible dining experience from the service to the cuisine. My fiancé and I live in Boston and eat out frequently and both agreed Restaurant Bouchard was one of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had. Get the twice baked lobster, you won’t be sorry!

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Wonderful as usual did not too love to eat there on each visit, service, wine list excellent cannot wait to go back again

Thank Suzie5014
Reviewed 9 December 2017

After many visits to Newport over the years, we recently celebrated our anniversary there and chose Restaurant Bouchard, the highest rated restaurant in Newport, for our anniversary dinner. We had heard many great things over the years about Bouchard, but this was our first visit....More

Thank EssexOnTheGo
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 27 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 20 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 14 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
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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.
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.
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
  • 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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