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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” (115 reviews)
“dover sole” (57 reviews)
“escargot” (64 reviews)
French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I had dinner at the Bouchard Inn & Restaurant last week. It was one of the best meals we have had in a long time. From start to finish, all of our courses were prepared, plated and presented in first-class fashion. It...More

Thank ScubaBobStl
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am happy to report that Bouchard Restaurant continues to present a superior dining experience. Although my previous review is dated 2011, my husband and I have dined at Bouchard since then and just recently. Chef Albert Bouchard is consistent in offering a variety of...More

Thank HummingbirdHillPlace
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there for our anniversary and do so every year. The atmosphere is great and while this year it was not quite as good as in previous years, it was still an excellent way to celebrate.

Thank mwalker732017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I got away for a weekend in Newport and Restaurant Bouchard was on our list as we are foodies. Reservations are a must and proper attire is equally appreciated and requested. We opened with a house cocktail and Riesling, then fresh from...More

1  Thank Fred A
Reviewed 9 February 2018

After reading reviews we decided to try Bouchard tonight. Our overall experience was not as exceptional as other reviewers. The room feels old and was in my opinion, too dark. Although menu items sounded good, my pear salad was limp. My husband had the lobster...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Best restaurant in Newport! Cuisine is top notch as well as service! Great location in heart of Newport. French cuisine.

Thank apcsmb
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have been to Newport a dozen times together and somehow never came across this restaurant. After reading the reviews I made reservations for his birthday because we don't eat a lot of French food and based off of what I read,...More

Thank ruddydoc
Reviewed 10 January 2018

I always look for the good places to dine when I travel, so I researched this one in advance of my trip, and made sure to make a reservation several weeks in advance (a must!). So glad we were able to dine here. It was...More

Thank LaFontaine
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Just dined here for the first time with my wife and loved it. Top notch service and excellent food. The lobster bisque was probably the best I’ve ever had; veal chop special was great, as was the Dover Sole; souffle was melting in our mouths...More

Thank Edward C
Reviewed 28 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...More

Thank amherst_reader
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
  • 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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