Newport, RI is a natural draw, with our sunny beaches, storied history, vibrant cultural scene, and a seemingly endless list of dining choices. It is with this last in mind that we offer a short list of Newport’s best restaurants.
Newport, RI has a large selection of truly great dining venues – so many so that making a short list of Newport’s best restaurants was rather daunting. How to choose? What we came up with is a list of local eateries that are popular with visitors for providing a true taste of the city, as well as a consistent record of stellar service – and often a unique or historic setting, as well!
Given our location, one shouldn’t be too surprised to see a lot of seafood in the list but we’re confident you’ll find the selection diverse enough to please virtually anyone’s tastes. Bon appetite!
Newport’s Best Restaurants
22 Bowens Wharf – 401-841-8884 – www.22bowens.com
This Bowen’s Wharf wine bar and grill boasts a raw bar and excellent selection of fresh seafood along with an option for outdoor, seaside dining a wine list that includes over 600 varietals.
505 Thames Street – 401-846-0123 – bouchardnewport.com
A historic, Georgian-style home with French provincial decor serving fine French cuisine coupled with a good selection of wines yet asking only for business casual attire.
Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant
140 Thames Street – 401-849-6334 – brickalley.com
Comforting, casual, and inexpensive yet not lacking pub food with a whole lot of lobster: lobster rolls, lobster-stuffed quesadillas, lobster mac ‘n’ cheese, and so much more.
Midtown Oyster Bar
345 Thames St – 401-619-4100 – midtownoyster.com
Simple but delicious surf ‘n’ turf,with a large raw bar, and cocktails served in a large, airy space with 2 decks.
1 Sayers Wharf – 401-846-2260 – www.mooringrestaurant.com
Serving only the freshest and most creative local, regional, and international fish and seafood selections, paired with an award-winning, 900+ label wine list. Narragansett Bay views with outdoor dining.
Muse by Jonathan Cartwright
41 Mary St – 401-846-6200 – www.opentable.com/muse-at-the-vanderbilt-grace
Located in The Vanderbilt Grace, Muse by Jonathan Cartwright, offers a gourmet selection in an elegant atmosphere that is ideal for a romantic night out or a special occasion.
32 Broadway – 401-619-2115 – www.pourjudgementnewport.com
A great local hangout in the heart of Newport with good, inexpensive pub food and an amazing craft beer selection. More than perfect for that casual Newport night out.
515 Thames St – 401-619-7810 – www.stoneacrepantry.com
A neighborhood restaurant focused on sustainability with a small, seasonal, menu that supports locally-sourced foods from nearby farms, fishermen, and humanely raised meats. Small batch France wines and cocktails with house-made components round out the offerings.
Tallulah on Thames
464 Thames Street – 401-849-2433 – www.tallulahonthames.com
New American spot serving contemporary, farm-driven à la carte & prix fixe menus and have created a following with their take on the Mexican street taco.
The White Horse Tavern
26 Marlborough St – 401-849-3600 – whitehorsenewport.com
The White Horse Tavern distinguishes itself with an inception date of 1673 – America’s oldest tavern. If that’s not enough for you, they also serve food, primarily New England-inspired seafood dishes with fish caught from local waters.
And there you have it – a short list of ten of Newport’s best restaurants. Clearly this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to dining in Newport, RI but it should give you a good idea of where to start.
For breakfasts, we recommend a stay in a Newport Bed & Breakfast Inn! Beyond being locally owned and operated, Newport Bed & Breakfast Inns will pamper you with outstanding amenities, personal service, and, of course, delicious breakfasts! Book your Newport getaway now!