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“Very special”
Review of Bar Bouchee

Bar Bouchee
Ranked #1 of 50 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Description: Inspired by the neighborhood bistros of Lyon, France—known as bouchons—our menu features authentic French bistro classics with prices that are as comforting as the food. The fare covers bistro basics from Croque Monsieur to Sole Meuniere, Cassoulet to Steak Tartare, and be sure to check the board for Daily Seasonal additions. But it’s not just about great comfort food, we are known for our “barman’s” innovative cocktails and for our carefully selected and reasonably priced wine list, with a wide range of selections by the glass. Whether you “just want a little something” or you want to satisfy a hungry appetite, Bar Bouchée is a Francophile’s delight.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the small size of this restaurant, the special high tables and seating, the authentic French atmosphere, and the friendly service. The best, however, was the food. The hanger steak was thick, tender and cooked to perfection. There was a delectable side of potatoes called gratin Dauphinois served in a small cast iron dish. The snapper special was prepared in a creative way, sort of split open, with a sauce of leeks and pureed carrots. Dessert was a delicious, rich chocolate mousse. Definitely want to return!

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We were in Madison for three nights and would have eaten here all three if we didn’t have a wedding to attend. The vibe. The food. The service. All top notch. May come back to Connecticut for just a meal.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Just love the atmosphere and food. Started with escargots and bread which are so tasty. Lots of garlic butter! Very nice salads next. I finished with the chicken dish and my friend had the salmon. All delicious and served with a smile Francaise...

Thank sbelgrade
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

My wife and I came here for a birthday celebration and and we found it to be very welcoming and comfortable on what was a very wet and cold night outside. We found the dishes to be well prepared and presented; they are primarily French so it tends to be on the rich side with quite a bit of butter and oil (although that's not necessarily a bad thing on a night out, it is a treat after all...!). The only thing we would have liked to see on the menu would have been a better vegetarian option.
The staff are really lovely and helpful and I like that you can look in and see the kitchen at work; it inspires confidence in the standards here.

Thank ol r
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The food at Bar Bouchee is always great and consistent. It is one of our "go to" restaurants in the area. Everything is cooked to perfection and the staff is attentive and friendly. They could perhaps use a little more variety in their menu and definitely something for vegetarians.
Bench seats line the wall at bar stool height. It's comfortable and cozy. Sometimes this works well and you strike up a conversation with your neighbors. One night recently our neighbor was drunk and overly boisterous. Someone should have shut him down, but they didn't. He's must have been a regular. We left early :-(

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