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!
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
Last minute booking on wet Monday evenin ...
Last minute booking on wet Monday evening for self and colleagues. Place was quieter than perhaps weekend traffic but still enough to feel lively.
Wait staff attentive. Informative. Helpful without being overbearing.
Food was interesting concoction of tastes, aromas and textures. Our group started with shared cheese platter then enjoyed individual plates (tho' we shared a taste of those too!): juicy burger; crisply cooked salmon (tasty); duck and brisket. Desserts were pickled apple pie and a pumpkin spice mousse like dish. Different for sure and worth trying.
Also liked the ability to order small (2oz) wine glasses that allowed one to create their own flight of wines!
We enjoyed our time at Bouquet. Service ...
We enjoyed our time at Bouquet. Service was excellent, food was unique and tasty, and ambiance was nice. It is dimly lit and a romantic place excellent for celebrating things like anniversaries (which was our reason). The only downside is that many of the tables are just too close to each other. Other than that, it was a nice experience.
Nice selection of farm-to-table dishes t ...
Nice selection of farm-to-table dishes that were well prepared and presented. Good selection of cocktails and bourbons. The wine list was average with normal variety. Our server explained menu well. Dishes were simple and did not have too many ingredients or flavors.
The old house made for excellent separated dining areas that kept the noise level reasonable. We really appreciated that.
Everything about the food at Bouquet is ...
Everything about the food at Bouquet is creative and delicious. Their attention to detail is incredible. Several menu items are made in house and they are divine - pickled vegetables, housemate buttermilk dressing. Give them both a try. Creative cocktails too. I also love the intimate atmosphere as well.
As a starter, tried the Charcuterie, whi ...
As a starter, tried the Charcuterie, which was presented so well. So fun to try. Not typically into pickles, but these tasted so fresh! Have to say, Waiter was very attentive. Was brought extra toasted bread without even asking. After that, more Kudos! Timing for bringing main course was at the exact right time. Prepared a little on the well done side, but not too much, and exactly as preferred. Great sauces, wanting more. A great first experience at Bouquet! Will definitely try again!
Had heard so much hype about this restau ...
Had heard so much hype about this restaurant. We were all excited to go. The food was terrible. Very salty. Undercooked burger. No meat in bowl. Salmon not tasty. And all food very salty. Flatbread awful. They comped some of the meal but they should have comped the whole thing. I doubt I will be able to give them a second chance. Wondered who was preparing this food. 🙁
Food was wonderful, I had duck but I cou ...
Food was wonderful, I had duck but I couldn't chew the fatty skin. I eventually took it off. Brussels sprouts were the best I've ever had! Husband had lamb filet, which was recommended med/rare, but he went medium and should have taken recommendation as it was a little more done than he thought it would be, but he still said it was good. Service was a little slow, and it wasn't a busy night. There were many tables, we were seated by bathroom which is a personal issue for me, and I'm sure if I had asked they would have given us another table. I wasn't sure if open table reservations were seated in a less desirable place and was uncomfortable asking for another table. We have been here 2 other times, it is a quaint and always delicious restaurant, this just wasn't our best visit.
We had a group of 6 visiting from Chicag ...
We had a group of 6 visiting from Chicago for a casual after hours business dinner with everyone experienced in good food and unique dining experiences. All of the food was great and our server was excellent and engaging from start to finish. We ate outside on the sidewalk which was perfect for that evening and everyone truly loved the pork chops, brisket along with the meat and cheese appetizers. By the way, don't miss the Deserts, they were amazing.
Found Bouquet on Open Table. I am from ...
Found Bouquet on Open Table. I am from the Dayton area. I had never visited Main Strasse in Covington and went with guests from NY who were passing through Cincinnati.
It was great. We had a leisurely paced, three-hour meal with drinks, appetizer (ah, the eggplant tapas), entrees, and dessert. The service was excellent--present but not intrusive.
The nearby parking lots were confusing--what are public and private lots and exactly when can we park in each? Maybe the city can add clarity.
This was our first time to Bouquet, it w ...
This was our first time to Bouquet, it was exactly what we'd hoped for. We arrived and found reasonable priced parking, the area was lively and upon entering Bouquet, we were greeted by a very happy staff. We came in a festive mood on our way to see Amy Schumer at NKU; it was a perfect start to our evening.
The waitstaff was attentive and knowledgable. The menu offered a variety of options as did the specials of the day. Plus there were numerous vegetarian options.
Drinks came swiftly as did the appetizers. The flatbread with eggplant was excellent and had we not had a lot of other choices for dinner and were afraid to fill ourselves before the big meal, we probably would have ordered more than 1 for a table of 4. The Pho was excellent, the salmon cooked to perfection. Loved the fries and Brussels sprouts, which we ended up ordering two for the whole table. As am afterthought we added the toast, which came in time to put the finishing touches on the meal. Each dish was flavorful, hot and presented with great attention. We ate everything, leaving no room for dessert!
Loved the atmosphere, the decor, the quiet and the overall feeling in Bouquet. I highly recommend Bouquet.
Bouquet is one of our favorite dining sp ...
Bouquet is one of our favorite dining spots. The food is always above expectations, the service is always super and the wine list is great.
If we eat at the bar or outside on the sidewalk or at a nice table, it is all fun, delicious and special.
Have been to Bouquet a number of times a ...
Have been to Bouquet a number of times and the food and service is always excellent. However, this dinner the service was not what we expected. Our food came late, after other table were seved who arrived after us. It's still wonderful but wish we had the server we had previously.
Took out town guests for dinner to Bouqu ...
Took out town guests for dinner to Bouquet. The overall experience was good with the food on the exceptional side. The service was not what is expected for a restaurant in this price category. We waited quite some time to order drinks and then too long for the drinks to arrive. The servers were not as attentive as they should have been and there was quite some time between the salad and the entrees with no acknowledgement of the delay. We had to flag the server down, so to speak, to order a second round of drinks. The restaurant was not overly busy but had a steady crowd for a Monday night.
We would return but will certainly be sensitive the service issues to make it a regular dining experience.
Delicious food and perfect ambience! We ...
Delicious food and perfect ambience! We ate outdoors and the menu was unique and versatile. The watermelon basil sorbet was a treat, and the wait staff was very attentive. Her recommendations were spot on! Would definitely go back!
Waitress was very detached and aloof. ...
Waitress was very detached and aloof. Three out of the four of us ordered the burger, waitress never asked how we wanted it served. We told her that two had to be medium and one medium rare. All three burgers came medium rare, we figured that since she didn't ask us how we wanted them served , the kitchen was going to give them to us how they wanted it done. The menu was all over the place, from an expensive salmon dish to a burger. The picked plate left a lot to be desired. We will not be returning. M
Had a wonderful lunch with my cousin. B ...
Had a wonderful lunch with my cousin. Bouquet recently opened for lunch and boy am I glad! The food was delicious and they have a great house made smoothie selection. Our server was perfect and very knowledgable about the food, drinks and their source. Going back next week!
We found Bouquet at the last minute for ...
We found Bouquet at the last minute for dinner. We were planning on a restaurant on the Cincinnati side of the river but then drove over to Covington for Bouquet. The food was excellent - local source, nice presentation and the marriage of flavors unique but not "odd". Would highly recommend this "cross the river" gem.
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