bar bou•chée (boo’ – shāy) n. 1. An authentic bouchon (boo’ – shôn)—a type of bistro that first appeared in 19th century Lyon, France serving simple, traditional, home-style French comfort food often called “cuisine de grand-mere”.
2. Small, casual, no-fuss bistro to relax, eat and be among friends. 3. A neighborhood place known to fill up with regulars and locals. 4. A place to call your own.


Convivial, boisterous, social. Loving attention to detail recreates an authentic French bistro from the imported Parisian zinc bar to the tiled floors and brings it to the Connecticut shoreline. You’re instantly surrounded by an atmosphere of familiarity and good spirit. Enjoy comfortable outdoor patio dining Spring through Fall. And if you have time, we’re one block from the charming downtown village of Madison, CT.

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