Popular for both its intimate yet boisterous atmosphere and affordable yet authentic bistro fare, Bar Bouchée has become a gathering place where “neighbors act neighborly, friends encounter old friends and make new ones.”

The zinc bar—imported from France—not only makes a statement, but is packed with regulars enjoying the unique cocktails, great wines, and lively conversation. Recognized for its authentic bistro décor, Bar Bouchee “feels like it’s been around for ages”. The result? Truly a place you can call your own.

“I wanted to open a restaurant that was deeply rooted in my past. A place to talk, laugh, and relax with old friends; a place to meet new friends. A place that reminded me of home: Great food, drink and conversation. For me, a bouchon represents the heart of French cooking—homemade comfort food—and of French spirit—a lively game of 421 or petanque. It’s where I want to be after work and hope I have created a place where you will feel the same” Jean Pierre Vuillermet


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.


“Extraordinary”—Connecticut Magazine, 2010
“A Must”—New York Times, 2010
“Best Burger”—Connecticut Magazine, 2011
“2012 Hot Top 10 CT Restaurants”—Gayot, 2012 (4 Stars)
(Will be supplying more to the above list.)

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