Recently my wife, myself and a few of our friends dined at the Thames Street Kitchen. Located in the lower Thames Street area of Newport in the fifth ward, the restaurant is in an unassuming building that has housed many different types of businesses. The owners of tsk, Chad, Tyler, Julia and Anna have done a fantastic job at transforming the property into a comfortable and lively space. Most tables have a view into the kitchen where Chad and Tyler work their magic and dining their almost felt like being at home. If you have a large group I would recommend reserving and asking for the large country table that has a front row view of the kitchen.
The food at tsk is based on the ever growing trend of local farm to table cooking and Chad and Tyler do not dissapoint. The menu changes daily and portions were perfect, much unlike lots of restaurants these days you don’t leave feeling overstuffed. Rather, you leave wanting to come back for more.
We dined at tsk during the Newport Restaurant Week which features three course dinners for $30. On regular nights the pricing for entrees is anywhere from $25-$35 but the best value is the BYOB option which can save lots of money.
Julia and Anna ran the floor like unassuming professionals and the service was friendly and effecient. They truly seemed like they enjoyed being there and even brought us out more homemade cookies right out of the oven after we devoured the first batch.
I can truly say that tsk is one of our favorite restaurants in Newport and hope that our guests can make it down to lower Thames Street to enjoy this new gem.