Newport Rhode Island is home to some of the finest chefs and restaurants in the world. There are eclectic and quaint bistros, large New England seafood houses, and a wide range of everything in between that are all within walking distance from the Inn.
We highly recommend reservations for most weekends during the summer and would be happy to assist you with these arrangements. The following are some restaurants that our previous guests have enjoyed and recommend. Menus for some of the restaurants can be found in our Dining Room.
The Black Pearl
Tourists and yachters flock to this dignified converted dock shanty, where award-winning clam chowder is sold by the quart. Dining is in the casual tavern or the formal Commodore’s Room. The French and American entrees include duck breast with green peppercorn sauce and swordfish with Dutch pepper butter.
A world-class steakhouse serving prime beef with an extensive raw bar and New England’s freshest seafood. On the waterfront in the heart of Newport, 22B offers harbor views, outdoor dining and an extensive wine list.
Brick Alley Pub
140 Thames Street
A favorite for locals and tourists alike for over 19 years. Famous for sizzling steaks, southwestern cuisine, and local seafood. Awards from many local and national publications. Outdoor dining for summer. Children’s menu. Handicapped accessible. Major credit cards accepted.
528 Thames Street
A local favorite frequented by Dennis Connor during the American’s famous run at the America’s Cup trophy. Great bar scene and casual restaurant featuring fresh seafood and innovative New England cuisine.
5 Memorial Blvd.
This New York-style bar & grille is a favorite spot of locals and tourists alike. Rediscover romance and elegant dining in a Victorian era gambling casino. Traditional American cuisine presented with flair. A dining experience not to be missed. Or dine casually in Patrick’s Pub or the deck. Casual elegance best describes this fabulous restaurant with parking in a great location in Newport.
Castle Hill Inn
590 Ocean Avenue
Enjoy lunch or dinner overlooking the entrance to Narraganset Bay at this pricey but classy resort. Reservations and jackets are recommended for dinner.
Clarke Cooke House
Eclectic continental food. Lunch and dinner marina-style in the legendary Candy Store. Evenings upstairs in the Clarke Cooke dining room, one of Travel and Leisure’s Top-Ten dining spots.
Flo’s Clam Shack
4 Wave Avenue
New Englanders have always sought out the best fried clams. When Flo’s opened in 1936, they knew to look no further than the best. Hottest raw bar in town with over 90 hot sauces.
186 Thames Street
Superb home cooked Italian cuisine that has been a favorite amongst visitors and locals for years. Cozy and unpretentious atmosphere and modest pricing make this restaurant a must try for Italian food lovers. Closed Tuesdays.
Newport’s premiere waterfront restaurant in the heart of the downtown historic district. In the Spring, Summer and Fall, you will enjoy ocean breezes, classic yachts and magnificent sunsets. In the Winter, the warmth and New England charm of fireside dining offers a cozy atmosphere.
30 Memorial Boulevard West
The menu selections reflect the warm and relaxed atmosphere which has made them a year-round favorite with the local residents. Choose from casual fare such as the traditional favorite Lasagna Al Forno or Scaloppine Saltimbocca…or order from the nightly special to enjoy seasonal selections and fresh seafood.
Scales and Shells
527 Thames Street
Busy, sometimes noisy, but always excellent, this restaurant serves as many as 15 types of superbly fresh wood-grilled fish – the cooks occasionally send your waitperson to your table with your future dinner in tow so you’ll know exactly how fresh it is. Similar offering are available in a more formal setting upstairs and Upscales. Reservations not available. Cash only.
464 Thames Street
Tallulah on Thames is committed to sourcing seasonal market-driven ingredients highlighting local farms and artisans to create a genuine and delightful dining experience. Chef Jake’s menu showcases farm fresh + simplicity + flavor.
Thames Street Kitchen
677 Thames Street
Thames Street Kitchen is a field to fork, chef-driven eatery, offering locally sourced cuisine in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. One of the best new restaurants in Newport. Menu changes daily and is limited.
1 Waites Wharf
The West Deck overlooking Newport Harbor is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.. Going into their 14th season, owner Michael Cheney and Executive Chef Robiela continue to delight even the most discerning palates for fine dining in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.
White Horse Tavern
“America’s Oldest Operating Tavern,” open year round. Lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. Step into history and dine in this authentic colonial setting. Reservations, private dining rooms.