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About Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar
Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar, located in the heart of Mainstrasse Village in Covington, opened its doors in the fall of 2007 under the ownership of Chef Stephen Williams. Bouquet offers the unique experience of fine dining in a cozy and intimate atmosphere, serving a seasonal menu of contemporary American cuisine, which features fresh and locally grown ingredients. Recently presented with an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine, we have an extensive list of over 200 wines from around the globe. Come and enjoy a glass of wine and dine with us, and see what you have been missing!
Covington, KY 41011
American, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Closed Sundays
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
Great ambiance, during reservation confirmation call mentioned that we were celebrating an anniversary and birthday so we both were given a complimentary glass of Cava upon being seated, very nice! Great parsley salad and Brussel sprouts to start and the duck entrée was delicious and cooked perfectly. The chicken risotto was good although maybe a bit too "acidic" with a citrus sauce involved. The staff was very friendly and got a little overwhelmed at one point but we were not in an hurry so not an issue. We will definitely go back, highly recommended.
Upon arrival, we were not seated at the cozy table that had been promised earlier when making reservations with the gen mgr. Being a special occasion, we were of course disappointed. My wife's seafood arrived not rare, but raw....and had to be sent back to the kitchen. She watched as I continued eating. Awkward and not very romantic. A note I sent to the gen mgr has remained unanswered. Too many restaurant selections available to repeat this experience.
I was truly impressed. We drove up to stay at the airport for an early morning flight and didn't want hotel food. Got lucky as we picked it from looking at menus of several restaurants. Small and very charming. We had a large charcuterie board and it was spectacular. Nice pour on the cocktail and a small but very good wine list. I would recommend to anyone.
Absolutely fabulous meal! The food was so fresh and prepared in such unique ways, but so different that you couldn't describe it to someone. Just elevated. Drinks were very good and service was just right. We sat upstairs. Their bar in that area has a really nice copper, hammered finish. One of the best meals we've had in awhile and will be back soon. Little gem with a big wow in flavor and flair.
This was our second dinner at this restaurant, and it was excellent once again.
We ate upstairs, which we found to be quiet and inviting. The interior furnishings were modern-retro and comfortable.
The service was first rate - our server fully explained the menu and wines, and the food was served promptly.
I enjoyed the 5-course tasting menu ($90 with good paired wines): white asparagus custards, onion, and green asparagus (remarkably light and tasty); Kentucky red claw, shoos, apple, puffed rice, shellfish cream (tasty but tiny); truffle ricotta cappellacci, arugula, lemon (great); woodland pork, sweet potato, mushroom, rhubarb (the best prom ever); carrot, spice bread, honey (tasty but small).
My wife enjoyed: the root veggie salad (fresh and tasty); beef brisket and potato; sponge cake with coconut ice cream. All were great.
Food was ok. The issue was the 2 bartenders on the 2nd floor continuously involved themselves in our conversations without being asked. We would be talking about the menu or the building and we would hear the bartender answering our conversations. At one point one of them essentially told one of our party that she was wrong and we hadn't even involved him in our conversation.
Interesting place! The food we had was really good, but the portions were small and they didn't come with or have side dishes available to complement them. Almost everything on the menu was already gluten free (great!) which we only learned from our server by asking about it.
On a Saturday evening, there is no such thing as a quiet table here; we had what may have been the quietest one, but it was right by the entrance and next to the hostess stand - which meant is was drafty and everyone looked at us & our food while standing inches away and removing their coats. The challenge of maximizing seating in a smallish space.
Everything from being seated at our reservation time to the coffee with dessert was wonderful! The staff is very friendly and informative. My husband and I always split a meal and the staff split it for us and made it look wonderful! We had the brisket which melts in your mouth along with the roasted root salad that was wonderful! We split the pb&J dark chocolate brownie and topped off a great meal! We will definitely be back!
Bouquet is a go to for special occasions and when we want to pamper ourselves. Michael and Jessica have built a tremendous dining experience. The food is local and the dishes are unique yet not so creative you don't know what you are eating. The flavors meld together beautifully in all dishes. I have yet to have a meal there that has not been anything but delectable! They do have a nice wine list and have staff that can help pair.
Overall a very good restaurant. My fiancée and I went on Valentine's Day. We got the best seat in the house, overlooking the street with the cincinatti skyline in the background. The only thing that I can come up with that is keeping me from only coming here for anything but special occasions, is the price. A standard entree is 27 dollars, which is pretty steep. Now granted, it's prepared by a chef and the food is really amazing, that's just the only downfall for me. Overall though, a wonderful restaurant with an awesome staff, the food was delicious and full of flavor. Would highly recommend for a date night dinner location.
I recently took my wife on our Valentine's Day date. The food was spectacular (I had a 48 hour brisket and she had chicken rissoto) and the wait staff are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. It's not the most affordable food option, but well worth the price. If you're concerned about the sourcing of your food, they can tell you which farms each item originates.
A favorite of ours in the past, we made an early reservation for Valentine's Day. Our waitress arrived within a few minutes, brought us each the glass of wine we ordered. After our entrees arrived, we felt particularly ignored; we sat with empty wine glasses, empty water glasses for at least 10 minutes. Our food got cold during our wait for water refills. We would have had another glass of wine, but the waitress did not ask if we would like more until she was clearing our plates. Very poor service put quite the damper on our VD celebration. Service had been very good during visits the past few years; but this was not the case at all this time - we both wondered why this waitress ignored us for so long; we felt she was rather rude. Likely won't return to this former favorite for quite a while. Food was good but spoiled by very poor service.
Mediocre, unfortunately. Visited Bouquet years ago and loved it, so decided to revisit for Valentine's Day. Tables felt too close together, room was chilly, food, while good, was not elegantly presented. I had trout and it was literally laying skin side up with some toppings. No garnish, not the least bit artful. My date had duck and the skin was not crispy as it should be. Overall, just "eh" which is not what you'd expect for the prices. Too bad.
This was our 3rd visit to Bouquet. Each time we travel toward Cincinnati/ northern Kentucky, we discuss dining at Bouquet, and we wonder if it was as good as we remember each meal being. The short answer is, very much yes, and more so. The service was spectacular, the pacing and portion sizes were excellent. The well-curated wine, beer, and spirit lists and the crafted cocktails make it a destination without the food. The servers make educated recommendations for pairings, modifications (if needed), and most importantly, are friendly and know the menu well.
This place deserves its accolades and remains a hidden gem even with them.
Nice ambiance and an interesting menu. The salad was delicious, and the brisket of beef and chicken risotto were very tasty, although the risotto was a bit too rich for me. Service was terrific and the restaurant has an excellent wine list as well as an extensive choice of bourbons. The place feels like it belongs in New York or Chicago.
I was interested to walk along Main Street in Covington to see all of the developments of bars and restaurants in the past few years. Bouquet is one of the restaurants which is getting a good play. It was a nice place, quite small, as most of the other locations in Covington are. I am believe that Bouquet certainly has inventive food. The problem was that I wasn't quite on the same wavelength as the chef. Consequently, I have not graded the food as high as some of the other aspects of the restaurant. It may be just that that they were trying too hard to be "inventive", rather than concentrating on good cooking. I usually like fully flavored dishes, but here the flavors were a little "too, too much". One man's opinion, of course.
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