Bouchee

★★★★☆

About Bouchee

Categories
  • French Restaurants
Reservations
Make A Reservation
3.7917 24
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Bouchee was?
Write a Review
.

I live around the corner from Bouchee and from the day it opened, I wished it was going to be good. I saw the outdoor seating, the open windows, the antiqued glass and decor. After 6 trips, I give up. The service has been terrible every time. Be prepared to wait. Once we were there for lunch for over 2 hours. That was not because we wanted to be there that long but we were abandoned upstairs. The only thing that I really liked were the flatbread pizzas. The foie gras burger is bland and greasy. The worst experience that I had was the time I was served mussels that were foul. At first I thought it was just a lone bad mussel but I kept finding more. Finally, I called my server. The manager came over and there was a general, lackluster apology. I was asked if I would like something else and I chose a salad. They still charged me at the end. Do yourself a favor, go for French food elsewhere (like La Voile down the street). It will taste better, arrive sooner and you will feel better in the long run.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I live around the corner from Bouchee and from the day it opened, I wished it was going to be good. I saw the outdoor seating, the open windows, the antiqued glass and decor. After 6 trips, I give up. The service has been terrible every time. Be prepared to wait. Once we were there for lunch for over 2 hours. That was not because we wanted to be there that long but we were abandoned upstairs. The only thing that I really liked were the flatbread pizzas. The foie gras burger is bland and greasy. The worst experience that I had was the time I was served mussels that were foul. At first I thought it was just a lone bad mussel but I kept finding more. Finally, I called my server. The manager came over and there was a general, lackluster apology. I was asked if I would like something else and I chose a salad. They still charged me at the end. Do yourself a favor, go for French food elsewhere (like La Voile down the street). It will taste better, arrive sooner and you will feel better in the long run.

Pros: Nice outdoor seating, decor

Cons: Poor service, mediocre food

.

When you think that you are going to a trendy place such as this place, because they advertise that way, you expect the food to at least be served warm. First, the waitress had forgotten to put in our order so now we had to wait for some time for our food. While we are waiting for our food, the table next to us sends back their food because it was cold. Then arrives my medium/rare fois gras burger. Since I was so hungry by now, I quickly ate my fois gras (which was good, but cold), then put some barnaise sauce on my burger with the caramelized onions, took two bites and was not happy because it was so cold!! I pointed it out and sent it back. A couple of minutes later, the manager arrives and apologized. While she was there, they served me my new burger, oh wait, they scraped off the sauce and everything else, warmed it up and now served me a cooked burger, not a hot juicy medium rare burger that I had originally ordered. So I sent it back again. The manager then brings back the menu and tells me that I can order whatever that I want from the menu. I thought for myself that if they cannot serve me a simple burger right twice, then I am not going to eat here, so I said no thank you. What would you do? They were kind enough to take it off the bill and offered us drinks and desert though!!

1
★★☆☆☆

When you think that you are going to a trendy place such as this place, because they advertise that way, you expect the food to at least be served warm. First, the waitress had forgotten to put in our order so now we had to wait for some time for our food. While we are waiting for our food, the table next to us sends back their food because it was cold. Then arrives my medium/rare fois gras burger. Since I was so hungry by now, I quickly ate my fois gras (which was good, but cold), then put some barnaise sauce on my burger with the caramelized onions, took two bites and was not happy because it was so cold!! I pointed it out and sent it back. A couple of minutes later, the manager arrives and apologized. While she was there, they served me my new burger, oh wait, they scraped off the sauce and everything else, warmed it up and now served me a cooked burger, not a hot juicy medium rare burger that I had originally ordered. So I sent it back again. The manager then brings back the menu and tells me that I can order whatever that I want from the menu. I thought for myself that if they cannot serve me a simple burger right twice, then I am not going to eat here, so I said no thank you. What would you do? They were kind enough to take it off the bill and offered us drinks and desert though!!

Pros: Nice people

Cons: Cannot cook

.

Attention to details is key!!

1
★★☆☆☆

Attention to details is key!!

.

I think of this place as the Disney World of restaurants - it seems very commercial and overdone, with Bouchee logos on all the tableware and uninspired food.

2
★★☆☆☆

I think of this place as the Disney World of restaurants - it seems very commercial and overdone, with Bouchee logos on all the tableware and uninspired food.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

For an affordable good drink or glass of wine in a classy bistro atmosphere, the bar at Bouchee can't be beat! Although the listed cocktail menu doesn't take full advantage of it, there is an impressive selection of European liqueurs and amari behind the bar. The wine list is also varied, affordable, well-chosen. An overall great place for a Sunday afternoon cocktail and snack while shopping on Newbury St. Although not known for high-end mixology, the friendly bar-tenders at Bouchee are still more knowledgeable and capable than many of those found around the city. I think the TV over the bar ruins the overall mood, but I might be the only one.

2
★★★★☆

For an affordable good drink or glass of wine in a classy bistro atmosphere, the bar at Bouchee can't be beat! Although the listed cocktail menu doesn't take full advantage of it, there is an impressive selection of European liqueurs and amari behind the bar. The wine list is also varied, affordable, well-chosen. An overall great place for a Sunday afternoon cocktail and snack while shopping on Newbury St. Although not known for high-end mixology, the friendly bar-tenders at Bouchee are still more knowledgeable and capable than many of those found around the city. I think the TV over the bar ruins the overall mood, but I might be the only one.

Pros: good drinks, good wine list, fairly affordable

Cons: can be inconsistant

.

This place has a very nice atmosphere and decor. The waiter was very attentive to us and the food was also very good

4
★★★★☆

This place has a very nice atmosphere and decor. The waiter was very attentive to us and the food was also very good

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

This is a lovely little place, the upstairs is very european in ambiance, the wait staff excellent the food was fabulous and the recommended wine as good as promised.

4
★★★★☆

This is a lovely little place, the upstairs is very european in ambiance, the wait staff excellent the food was fabulous and the recommended wine as good as promised.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

Bouchee is a fantastic place to have a good time with friends and get amazing food at the same time. The drinks are great and the bar is elegant. But more importantly the food is fantastic. The mashed potatoes here are the best I've ever had. They have great appetizers as well.

4
★★★★☆

Bouchee is a fantastic place to have a good time with friends and get amazing food at the same time. The drinks are great and the bar is elegant. But more importantly the food is fantastic. The mashed potatoes here are the best I've ever had. They have great appetizers as well.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

Bouchee's appetizers and flatbreads are to die for! The baked raclette is delicious. I have never had dinner here because we typically split multiple appetizers because it is so hard to choose just one! The patio is great as well for people watching.

4
★★★★☆

Bouchee's appetizers and flatbreads are to die for! The baked raclette is delicious. I have never had dinner here because we typically split multiple appetizers because it is so hard to choose just one! The patio is great as well for people watching.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

My cousin recommended this place for a celebratory dinner with my doctoral advisor and the prix fixe menu the evening I went was very tasty: I chose the french onion soup, steak with mashed potatoes and asparagus, and chocolate mousse for $35. A half bottle of wine was $25 and complemented the meal nicely; the ambiance was cozy but got progressively noisier as the Friday evening crowds came in from the November cold.

2
★★★★★

My cousin recommended this place for a celebratory dinner with my doctoral advisor and the prix fixe menu the evening I went was very tasty: I chose the french onion soup, steak with mashed potatoes and asparagus, and chocolate mousse for $35. A half bottle of wine was $25 and complemented the meal nicely; the ambiance was cozy but got progressively noisier as the Friday evening crowds came in from the November cold.

Pros: the prix fixe menu

Cons: still a little pricey

.

The bartender scratched his head often and not once did he wash his hands. He also put his hand in his mouth, again not washing. He was indifferent to my waiting for him to take my drink order. I left and ate elsewhere.

1
★★☆☆☆

The bartender scratched his head often and not once did he wash his hands. He also put his hand in his mouth, again not washing. He was indifferent to my waiting for him to take my drink order. I left and ate elsewhere.

Pros: good location

Cons: lousy bartender

.

Bouchee is my favorite bistro in or around Boston. I recommend going there for lunch instead of dinner, especially during the spring/summer, because the patio outside is great for lunch. Also the lunch menu has a lot of the same items as the dinner menu but less expensive. We paid just over $100 with tip for three people with appetizers, main courses and dessert for lunch Their foie gras and chicken liver pate is better than any I've had in France, and their bleu cheeseburger is TO DIE FOR!!! The only problem I have had with Bouchee is with my recent visit, where the service was not too great. Our server was nice, but some of the other servers got annoyed quickly when we asked them for drink refills. At a restaurant of that caliber I would expect every server, not just your own, to be very gracious to you, which they were not this time.

2
★★★★★

Bouchee is my favorite bistro in or around Boston. I recommend going there for lunch instead of dinner, especially during the spring/summer, because the patio outside is great for lunch. Also the lunch menu has a lot of the same items as the dinner menu but less expensive. We paid just over $100 with tip for three people with appetizers, main courses and dessert for lunch Their foie gras and chicken liver pate is better than any I've had in France, and their bleu cheeseburger is TO DIE FOR!!! The only problem I have had with Bouchee is with my recent visit, where the service was not too great. Our server was nice, but some of the other servers got annoyed quickly when we asked them for drink refills. At a restaurant of that caliber I would expect every server, not just your own, to be very gracious to you, which they were not this time.

Pros: Great food, good patio dining

Cons: mixed service

.

Have been to Bouchee twice. Absolutely LOVE the atmosphere, decor, and food. However, service has been mixed. My first time there we had the cutest, friendliest, most attentive young guy who made all us 30- and 40-somethings feel like 20-year-olds again. The whole evening was great. But I went for lunch today with a group of 5 and our server was overly dramatic in presenting the menu...and I mean OVERLY. After "performing" for us, he took our orders (with flair) and managed to mess up three things. First, he forgot to bring the frites we ordered to share. Second, I asked for my salad with just balsamic vinegar and he went thru a big animated explanation of how he would bring it out -- and the salad arrived with the standard dressing on it. Third, I ordered the quiche of the day (tomatoes, bacon, and gruyere) and what I got was simply gruyere and very bland. I sent it back and a new one came out with bacon sprinkled on the top, but still no tomatoes, inside or out. He did take both the frites and the quiche off the bill (thank you!), but he never apologized and instead blamed it on the kitchen.
At one point he came up behind my friend and put his hands on her shoulders and scared the bejeezus out of her. I thought it was very strange that he touched her, not to mention sneaking up on her to do it! All in all it was a very strange lunch. The food was great (except for my quiche) but the...weird...service sucked the life out of what was supposed to be a nice Restaurant Week escape from work. I will definitely go again, but I'll make sure I get a different server!

2
★★★★☆

Have been to Bouchee twice. Absolutely LOVE the atmosphere, decor, and food. However, service has been mixed. My first time there we had the cutest, friendliest, most attentive young guy who made all us 30- and 40-somethings feel like 20-year-olds again. The whole evening was great. But I went for lunch today with a group of 5 and our server was overly dramatic in presenting the menu...and I mean OVERLY. After "performing" for us, he took our orders (with flair) and managed to mess up three things. First, he forgot to bring the frites we ordered to share. Second, I asked for my salad with just balsamic vinegar and he went thru a big animated explanation of how he would bring it out -- and the salad arrived with the standard dressing on it. Third, I ordered the quiche of the day (tomatoes, bacon, and gruyere) and what I got was simply gruyere and very bland. I sent it back and a new one came out with bacon sprinkled on the top, but still no tomatoes, inside or out. He did take both the frites and the quiche off the bill (thank you!), but he never apologized and instead blamed it on the kitchen.
At one point he came up behind my friend and put his hands on her shoulders and scared the bejeezus out of her. I thought it was very strange that he touched her, not to mention sneaking up on her to do it! All in all it was a very strange lunch. The food was great (except for my quiche) but the...weird...service sucked the life out of what was supposed to be a nice Restaurant Week escape from work. I will definitely go again, but I'll make sure I get a different server!

Pros: great atmosphere, good food

Cons: mixed service

.

We went to Bouchee on a holiday - July 4th - and the patio was jammed but the restaurant was nearly empty. We hadn't heard about this place; we were starving and it was right beside our parking spot. We were seated immediately and our waiter, James, appeared quickly. I loved the menu on sight because it offered escargot. My friend had the Raclette/Pear appetizer. They were both fabulous. The excargot had tons of roasted garlic. While I liked the bread they offered I prefer plain baguette for escargot; they served that with the raclette so I pinched some. Ask for baguette if you prefer it.
The confit of duck with garlic and beans was amazing. I savored every crunchy crumb. After the escargot I found the duck dish a little too rich.
My friend had a chicken salad sandwich. It came with salad. Lots of chicken and light on the mayonnaise.
Too full for dessert.
James, our server, was always there when we needed him. He knew the menu well and was prepared to make suggestions.
It was an excellent meal. I understand it's best to make reservations.

2
★★★★★

We went to Bouchee on a holiday - July 4th - and the patio was jammed but the restaurant was nearly empty. We hadn't heard about this place; we were starving and it was right beside our parking spot. We were seated immediately and our waiter, James, appeared quickly. I loved the menu on sight because it offered escargot. My friend had the Raclette/Pear appetizer. They were both fabulous. The excargot had tons of roasted garlic. While I liked the bread they offered I prefer plain baguette for escargot; they served that with the raclette so I pinched some. Ask for baguette if you prefer it.
The confit of duck with garlic and beans was amazing. I savored every crunchy crumb. After the escargot I found the duck dish a little too rich.
My friend had a chicken salad sandwich. It came with salad. Lots of chicken and light on the mayonnaise.
Too full for dessert.
James, our server, was always there when we needed him. He knew the menu well and was prepared to make suggestions.
It was an excellent meal. I understand it's best to make reservations.

Pros: The food was amazing; it was perfect

Cons: Most of the restaurant is on the second floor

.

Finally! a restaurent worth the time&money on newbury! I never enjoyed dining on newbury before this restaurent. I ordered duck confit and seafood soup(first one on the menu) by the recommendation of our waiter, who, I must say, was more than helpful. my friend had oysters and a pork dish which also was our waiter's favorite dish. both of our food was cooked to perfection!! so worth it. everything melted in my mouth and that has never happend on newbury for me. If you go, must try their seafood soup and the pork!! the sorbet for desert is a must! I'll be going back today!and tomorrow and more...!@@!!!!!!!

2
★★★★★

Finally! a restaurent worth the time&money on newbury! I never enjoyed dining on newbury before this restaurent. I ordered duck confit and seafood soup(first one on the menu) by the recommendation of our waiter, who, I must say, was more than helpful. my friend had oysters and a pork dish which also was our waiter's favorite dish. both of our food was cooked to perfection!! so worth it. everything melted in my mouth and that has never happend on newbury for me. If you go, must try their seafood soup and the pork!! the sorbet for desert is a must! I'll be going back today!and tomorrow and more...!@@!!!!!!!

Pros: great staff, best food on newbury,

Cons: can be hard to park.

.

8 of us went there on a sunny weekend and they were very patient with us...we were insisting on sitting outside and they found us 2 smaller tables...but they were apart. once the table next to our friends opened up, they helped us move closer... very patient, great service, great food.

2
★★★★★

8 of us went there on a sunny weekend and they were very patient with us...we were insisting on sitting outside and they found us 2 smaller tables...but they were apart. once the table next to our friends opened up, they helped us move closer... very patient, great service, great food.

Pros: great location and interior

Cons: none yet

.

As I walked down Newbury St, I was drawn into the delightful and welcoming Bouchee. Being alone that day, I decided to sit at the bar. The bartender was most charming, advised me on the highlights of the menu, and she drew my attention to their outstanding wine list which includes a significant number of Alsatian wines. Having traveled through Alsace several times, and being a lover of all things Alsatian, I was impressed by their selections. I ordered a lovely and crisp pinot blanc, chose a dozen fresh oysters, followed by a vegetable soup special they were offering. Believe me, I was one happy camper. The oysters were perfectly shucked, and tasted like they had just been plucked from the sea. The soup was also a treat, and was accompanied by warm bread that smelled and tasted heavenly.
The restaurant space is fairly large, but warm and inviting. However, when dining solo, I will always opt for a seat at the bar. I cannot wait to return, en famille, for another feast and memories of the Alsatian wine route. Do not miss this charming spot.

2
★★★★★

As I walked down Newbury St, I was drawn into the delightful and welcoming Bouchee. Being alone that day, I decided to sit at the bar. The bartender was most charming, advised me on the highlights of the menu, and she drew my attention to their outstanding wine list which includes a significant number of Alsatian wines. Having traveled through Alsace several times, and being a lover of all things Alsatian, I was impressed by their selections. I ordered a lovely and crisp pinot blanc, chose a dozen fresh oysters, followed by a vegetable soup special they were offering. Believe me, I was one happy camper. The oysters were perfectly shucked, and tasted like they had just been plucked from the sea. The soup was also a treat, and was accompanied by warm bread that smelled and tasted heavenly.
The restaurant space is fairly large, but warm and inviting. However, when dining solo, I will always opt for a seat at the bar. I cannot wait to return, en famille, for another feast and memories of the Alsatian wine route. Do not miss this charming spot.

Pros: Ambience, service, quality.

Cons: None

.

"To say that the only thing that matters is what's on the plate is to miss the major role restaurants have in our lives today," said famed New York Times food critic Ruth Reichl, "So much of our culture's social life takes place in restaurants."

Finally we have Bouchee, a new French style brasserie that couldn't come to soon to Newbury Street.

I went their last night, right after the snow storm and seeking a warm, convivial atmosphere. Bouchee's space is comfortably lit without being to dim, which lends an air of neighborhood charm. The overall experience at Bouchee is one of lively, fun and open enjoyment of food. There are few places in Boston that are quite as relaxed, friendly and approachable.

Simple, competent cooking goes a long way. Start with the Moules a la Provencal ? mussels in the most divine white wine, garlic and butter sauce that practically melt in your mouth. When complemented by the frites, prepared with just the right amount of rosemary, salt and external crunch, you almost achieve culinary-sex. Be sure to get enough bread to soak up the extra sauce. The restaurant's Steak Frites with maitre d'hotel butter is an exercise in Kundalini-like perfection, and although it could not seem more of a cliche, Bouchee does it with the same honest, consistent quality that makes it fantastic comfort food. I also recommend trying the Coq au Vin has that dark smoky flavor of lardons, dressed with red wine, permeate the flavor of the chicken and served atop noodles that aren't overcooked.

Besides the food, Bouchee's other great virtue is its wine list, which could serve as a model for many others around Boston. Included among a stimulating selection of mostly reasonably priced wines is a strong list of half bottles, just the thing for a weeknight, when you are out with friends at this great new neighborhood restaurant. I have taken friends and family here a few times, and each is completely memorable. I totally recommend it.

2
★★★★★

"To say that the only thing that matters is what's on the plate is to miss the major role restaurants have in our lives today," said famed New York Times food critic Ruth Reichl, "So much of our culture's social life takes place in restaurants."

Finally we have Bouchee, a new French style brasserie that couldn't come to soon to Newbury Street.

I went their last night, right after the snow storm and seeking a warm, convivial atmosphere. Bouchee's space is comfortably lit without being to dim, which lends an air of neighborhood charm. The overall experience at Bouchee is one of lively, fun and open enjoyment of food. There are few places in Boston that are quite as relaxed, friendly and approachable.

Simple, competent cooking goes a long way. Start with the Moules a la Provencal ? mussels in the most divine white wine, garlic and butter sauce that practically melt in your mouth. When complemented by the frites, prepared with just the right amount of rosemary, salt and external crunch, you almost achieve culinary-sex. Be sure to get enough bread to soak up the extra sauce. The restaurant's Steak Frites with maitre d'hotel butter is an exercise in Kundalini-like perfection, and although it could not seem more of a cliche, Bouchee does it with the same honest, consistent quality that makes it fantastic comfort food. I also recommend trying the Coq au Vin has that dark smoky flavor of lardons, dressed with red wine, permeate the flavor of the chicken and served atop noodles that aren't overcooked.

Besides the food, Bouchee's other great virtue is its wine list, which could serve as a model for many others around Boston. Included among a stimulating selection of mostly reasonably priced wines is a strong list of half bottles, just the thing for a weeknight, when you are out with friends at this great new neighborhood restaurant. I have taken friends and family here a few times, and each is completely memorable. I totally recommend it.

Pros: Great food, unpretentious, very friendly waitstaff.

Cons: Weekend nights can be a bit crowded, and sometimes there is a wait.

.

Where else can you get a great burger or steak frites on Newbury St? Nowhere! Bouchee reminds me a lot of Pastis in NY's meatpacking district - cool people, cool atmosphere, simple but great quality food. This place is also a fantastic sunday brunch spot. On a nice sunny day, the patio is great. Eat here, then take a nice stroll on Newbury St.

2
★★★★★

Where else can you get a great burger or steak frites on Newbury St? Nowhere! Bouchee reminds me a lot of Pastis in NY's meatpacking district - cool people, cool atmosphere, simple but great quality food. This place is also a fantastic sunday brunch spot. On a nice sunny day, the patio is great. Eat here, then take a nice stroll on Newbury St.

Pros: Ambience, Location, Food

Cons: none

.

I'm not quite sure what Bouchee's sweetspot is supposed to be. It's Above Average in every category but not exceptional in any one.

Tuna tartare special with fried green tomato was nice. Tuna was fresh and the tomato was prepared very nicely. They paired well. The portion was generous.

Truffled chicken was good. Came with a side oversalted pommes but nicely crispy frites. Might want to ask them to give you the salt on the side.

Bouillabaisse was too fishy for anyone's taste. I don't think it was the seafood not being fresh, but just not enough acidity and seasoning (some tomato, lemon, garlic, pepper, any one of have been nice) to cut the generous portion of seafood. And the soft calamari in it was not at all appetizing. Not sure if that was from being overcooked or what.

Had the trio of sorbet for dessert and that was solidly done.

Overall, it was a good experience and I recommend it, although at this price point, you can probably do better. Service was good...even on Valentine's Day. Wine list is well done. Tables were a little too close together, but that might only be a 2/14 thing. Make a reservation and ask for a booth.

2
★★★★☆

I'm not quite sure what Bouchee's sweetspot is supposed to be. It's Above Average in every category but not exceptional in any one.

Tuna tartare special with fried green tomato was nice. Tuna was fresh and the tomato was prepared very nicely. They paired well. The portion was generous.

Truffled chicken was good. Came with a side oversalted pommes but nicely crispy frites. Might want to ask them to give you the salt on the side.

Bouillabaisse was too fishy for anyone's taste. I don't think it was the seafood not being fresh, but just not enough acidity and seasoning (some tomato, lemon, garlic, pepper, any one of have been nice) to cut the generous portion of seafood. And the soft calamari in it was not at all appetizing. Not sure if that was from being overcooked or what.

Had the trio of sorbet for dessert and that was solidly done.

Overall, it was a good experience and I recommend it, although at this price point, you can probably do better. Service was good...even on Valentine's Day. Wine list is well done. Tables were a little too close together, but that might only be a 2/14 thing. Make a reservation and ask for a booth.

Pros: Service, Wine List

Cons: Tables a little too close together for romance

.

I went on a Sunday and there were very few people eating ? which I was expecting on a Sunday. Our server was great! She was very attentive, friendly, and conversational. She made recommendations on the menu ? gave her honest opinion on some dishes she did not particularly enjoy and when she was not able to answer a question she would ask and get back to us. The food was just OK - I would recommend the Beet Salad ? by far the best item we tried. They do have some interesting items on the menu ? a very big selection so I think I would try it again and hope for the same great service. They also have a good wine list.

1
★★★☆☆

I went on a Sunday and there were very few people eating ? which I was expecting on a Sunday. Our server was great! She was very attentive, friendly, and conversational. She made recommendations on the menu ? gave her honest opinion on some dishes she did not particularly enjoy and when she was not able to answer a question she would ask and get back to us. The food was just OK - I would recommend the Beet Salad ? by far the best item we tried. They do have some interesting items on the menu ? a very big selection so I think I would try it again and hope for the same great service. They also have a good wine list.

Pros: Service, Wine List, Beet Salad

Cons: Food is OK

.

Not very attentive at all. I looked around and it did not seem to be very busy. We were sitting at the table for about 15 minutes before someone came to us. Water? Bread? Forget about that stuff we were ready to order. I ordered raw littleneck clams and when they arrived it look like someone had a tough time releasing them. My guest enjoyed the onion soup and I agree that it's pretty tasty. Our entrees were croque monsieur and croque madame with sides of fries. They weren't very good. The ham was very sweet and smoky and dry. The fries were limp like they were sitting under a heat lamp for some time. Overall disappointing for an overpriced "French Bistro."

1
★★☆☆☆

Not very attentive at all. I looked around and it did not seem to be very busy. We were sitting at the table for about 15 minutes before someone came to us. Water? Bread? Forget about that stuff we were ready to order. I ordered raw littleneck clams and when they arrived it look like someone had a tough time releasing them. My guest enjoyed the onion soup and I agree that it's pretty tasty. Our entrees were croque monsieur and croque madame with sides of fries. They weren't very good. The ham was very sweet and smoky and dry. The fries were limp like they were sitting under a heat lamp for some time. Overall disappointing for an overpriced "French Bistro."

Pros: comfortable setting, very charming

Cons: overpriced for mediocrefood

.

Went to Bouchee with friends on a whim on a Wednesday evening and we were not disappointed. The restaurant was almost empty upon arrival at 6 p.m., but was almost full within an hour, so reservations are recommended. Service was very helpful and not too intrusive. Three of us enjoyed steak frites --each steak was cooked exactly as requested and all were tender and flavorful. The thin frites were seasoned with rosemary. Highly recommended. Field greens salad was big enough for two to share, but was over dressed. Cassoulet was rich, as expected, and very good. Good, diverse wine list. The desserts was very appealing-- chocolate lovers will find much to their liking. Restrooms were spacious and spotless.
Well worth a return visit.

2
★★★★★

Went to Bouchee with friends on a whim on a Wednesday evening and we were not disappointed. The restaurant was almost empty upon arrival at 6 p.m., but was almost full within an hour, so reservations are recommended. Service was very helpful and not too intrusive. Three of us enjoyed steak frites --each steak was cooked exactly as requested and all were tender and flavorful. The thin frites were seasoned with rosemary. Highly recommended. Field greens salad was big enough for two to share, but was over dressed. Cassoulet was rich, as expected, and very good. Good, diverse wine list. The desserts was very appealing-- chocolate lovers will find much to their liking. Restrooms were spacious and spotless.
Well worth a return visit.

Pros: spacious, not too noisy, comfortable atmosphere

Cons: stairs might be difficult for some to navigate, no offer to hang coats

.

Bouchee is the new "IT" place in Boston, always busy and hoping with both local patrons and tourists. It's quaint patio and excellent services lures you in and the rustic menu makes you salivate. Steak tartare was a dreamy sensation, best ever! I had the Skate wing that was on their Friday night special. First taste was what it should be, nice and moist but I can't help but feel a little cheated for the flavor didn't really soak all the way in. Since Bouchee is still fairly new (just opened 3 weeks before I had my meal there) I would go again just to see how they would lace up their menu.

2
★★★★☆

Bouchee is the new "IT" place in Boston, always busy and hoping with both local patrons and tourists. It's quaint patio and excellent services lures you in and the rustic menu makes you salivate. Steak tartare was a dreamy sensation, best ever! I had the Skate wing that was on their Friday night special. First taste was what it should be, nice and moist but I can't help but feel a little cheated for the flavor didn't really soak all the way in. Since Bouchee is still fairly new (just opened 3 weeks before I had my meal there) I would go again just to see how they would lace up their menu.

Pros: Patio and service

Cons: long wait so make reservation

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Bouchee, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review