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Restaurant Bouchard

505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723
+1 401-846-0123
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“souffle” (105 reviews)
“dover sole” (50 reviews)
“duck” (81 reviews)
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French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723
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311 - 320 of 887 reviews

Reviewed 9 June 2015

The best meal you'll ever have! Definitely a special occasion place - dress up, and take your favorite person there! Reservations a must and make sure you order the soufflé!

2  Thank Joanne R
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Back in 2013, my wife and I dined at the Bouchard and loved the food. We wanted to come back this year, however, this time we have a 16 month old baby girl with us. I noticed that our prior visit that there were children...More

6  Thank nycglobaltraveler
Reviewed 4 June 2015

It was a great experience. My husband and I got there a little early. We were greeted by the owner and she suggested we sit at their little bar on their outdoor patio until the restaurant opened. We chatted with a local couple who frequents...More

1  Thank Carrie C
Reviewed 3 June 2015

This was an awesome experience. The waiters dressed in tuxedos, the unique old house setting tv. But the food was the star of the show. Our waiter Max provided impeccable service. That and the amazing food added up to a wonderful experience.

2  Thank Dave R
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Not that we doubted the exceptionally good reviews this restaurant has received on Tripadvisor, but if anything, they proved to be an understatement. I can honestly say that the meal at the Bouchard was among the absolutely best, if not "the" best, that I have...More

1  Thank profpop
Reviewed 31 May 2015

We had a late dinner at Restaurant Bouchard. The experience was one that we will remember for a very long time. The service was excellent and the food was even better

1  Thank winniejames
Reviewed 29 May 2015

We had our best meal at Bouchard of our 10 day trip to Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and Newport. The food was outstanding, the service very good and the ambiance very good. If you call them and stop in to the restaurant, they give...More

Thank Ben There S
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Best restaurant in Newport - menu is outstanding, preparation and presentation are incredible. Can be a little stuffy at times, but food is the mission here.

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Seafood and nautical decor abound in Newport, as they should, but it is a wonderful treat to escape to the Bouchard and be in France, via Sarah's beautiful, casual French decor and Albert's authentic French cuisine. On this visit we enjoyed the asparagus and lobster...More

Thank LeisureTimeTravelers
Reviewed 19 May 2015

We arrived on Sunday, May 24th for our 6pm reservation. We were greeted and the evening started off well. Our wine, soup and salad were served timely and were excellent. We then waited over an hour for our entree. We checked with our server and...More

2  Thank Maryellen F
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How far is parking.
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.
breakfast on Sunday morning?
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.
Is there a dress code?
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • 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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