Where to Eat in Newport: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Jasper Kershner

Once the summer playground of America's wealthiest families, Newport remains a popular vacation destination at any time of year. The famous mansions, each more opulent than the last, offer detailed tours and give a fascinating glimpse into Gilded Age extravagance. While the town rightly emphasizes its history with a variety of museums and tours, Newport also has a vibrant, contemporary side, made manifest in quirky shops and great restaurants.
Things to do in Newport

1. Corner Cafe

110 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2750 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 24 +1 401-846-0606
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 844 reviews

Corner Cafe

Reviewed By gubelmom - Palm Beach, Florida

Medium food and service. Washed all tables with same rag, cold and not washed kind of the only breakfast in NPT accept Handy lunch and Franklyn Spa.

2. Restaurant Bouchard

505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6723 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 26 - SGD 52 +1 401-846-0123
Excellent
81%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 962 reviews

Restaurant Bouchard

At Bouchard Restaurant, a warm relaxed ambiance and gracious welcome signals your arrival. The restaurant serves fine French cuisine in a 1785 Georgian-style house.

Reviewed By LaFontaine - San Antonio, Texas

I always look for the good places to dine when I travel, so I researched this one in advance of my trip, and made sure to make a reservation several weeks in advance (a must!). So glad we were able to dine here. It was a superior experience all the way around -- ambiance, food, service. A must-try, if you're a foodie.

3. The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn

590 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6518 Valet Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks SGD 33 - SGD 131 +1 888-466-1355
Excellent
70%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 840 reviews

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn has been the backdrop of memorable occasions for over a century, residing inside a historic mansion built in 1875. The Forbes Four Star restaurant presents a prix fixe menu showcasing the talents of Chef Lou Rossi and his culinary team. We are blessed with a location that is second to none in New England - not only for the view, but for the bounty provided by our surrounding lands being brought to your table. * Sunday through Thursday 5:45pm – 8pm * Friday & Saturday 5:45pm – 9pm * Mansion Bar 11:30am – 10:00pm daily

Reviewed By Singlethreaded - Watch Hill, Rhode Island

Service was excellent. Food was a great value during restaurant week. Food was all prepared perfectly. Tried something a bit different with fritters and gumbo. Might not be my choice next time but enjoyable. Three in our party had the salmon and nothing left on the plates. Desserts were delicious.

4. Rosemary and Thyme's Rustica Kitchen

382 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840-6874 Takeout, Seating American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 4 - SGD 10 +1 401-619-7551
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 481 reviews

Rosemary and Thyme's Rustica Kitchen

Chef / Owners Matt & Anna Tscheulin welcome you to visit Rosemary & Thyme , a small artisan style bakery and cafe located in historic downtown Newport, R.I. All our baked goods , pasteries, soups , salads, and atisan sandwiches are scratch made daily in our kitchen . All daily leftovers are donated to our local food pantry. We invite you to spend some time with us

Reviewed By JDBonthemove - West Hollywood, California

This little shop has great sandwiches, soups, and salads. We had the ham/egg/cheese stuffed croissant. But, our favorite was the black forest ham/gruyere/dijon stuffed croissant. Their fresh baked pastries are also excellent..until they run out. Don't miss the pumpkin chocolate chip croissant with salted caramel (I'm guessing this one is seasonal).

Because this place has so few seats, I would recommend coming early or waiting until slightly after the breakfast/lunch hours. It's VERY COZY. Then again, you could order to go and enjoy a beautiful stroll around the neighborhood.

5. Mission

29 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840-2544 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 401-619-5560
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 309 reviews

Mission

Reviewed By hikingchickie - New York City, New York

This place literally makes the BEST burger, and I have eaten MANY burgers. The hormone and no antibiotics used meat is ground in house, and cooked to perfection. I had the Mickey D's burger, simple with mustard, pickles, tomato, lettuce and sharp cheddar. The chili dog was ok, and the falafel was good, just ask for extra tzatziki.

6. Jo's American Bistro

24 Memorial Blvd W, Newport, RI 02840-3302 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 21 - SGD 42 +1 401-847-5506
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 446 reviews

Jo's American Bistro

With a fresh take on American cuisine using the finest ingredients, Jo's serves classy food in a casual setting. We prepare delectable seafood, numerous gluten-free options, and natural meats raised without hormones or antibiotics wherever possible. Prix fixe menu Sunday through Wednesday and half-price bar menu Friday and Sunday evenings.

Reviewed By LouisC - South Kingstown, Rhode Island

We dine in Newport on a regular basis and tend to go to the same places over and over. It was restaurant week in Newport so we decided to try something different and go to Jo's. And are we glad we did! This is now going to be one of our regular go to places in town. The ambiance was lovely, the service was great (either the owner or manager stopped by to check on us!), and the food was outstanding. Definitely check it out!

7. The Mooring

1 Sayer, Newport, RI 02840 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 105 +1 401-846-2260
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

The Mooring

The ideal embodiment of Newport dining: the freshest seafood, al fresco seating, expansive harbor views, and warm hospitality. Our award-winning wine list is one of the most acclaimed in New England.

Reviewed By linny4 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Food was overcooked. Salade to much oil. Salade was swimming.Waiter agree when he saw the food but did not do anything. Dirty toilet. But a lovely place to sit and enjoy the viewSorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit. That's not the typical experience and our apologies. We hope you can join us again and get a better taste of the the quality we are known for. Gratefully, Dan Fischer General Manager

8. Cru Cafe

1 Casino Ter, Newport, RI 02840-3987 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 401-314-0500
Excellent
61%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 103 reviews

Cru Cafe

Located in Newport, Rhode Island, CRU Cafe is the purveyor of craft cafe dining. Integrating a weekly changing menu and fresh, local ingredients, this small boutique eatery always has something new to offer. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch you can take a tour of our local flavors offered up for every meal!

Reviewed By Cynthia V

We love it here! The food is great! The desserts are yummy, my daughter just loves the chocolate brownie paired with a lemonade. The only reason why I don’t give it a 5 is because I feel like I am a generous tipper and I would like not to clean after my own table when tipping so well.

9. Brick Alley Pub

140 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6653 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 10 - SGD 35 +1 401-849-6334
Excellent
55%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Brick Alley Pub

At Brick Alley Pub we have it all: "pub style" comfort food to modern multicultural cuisine all served with genuine down-home hospitality. Like America itself, Brick Alley is one big melting pot of ethnicities, flavors, and fun. If you are looking for stiff, over the top formal service with small portions of over-priced food, we are not that place.<br><br>After more than 30 years as one of Rhode Island&apos;s most popular restaurants with locals and tourists alike, the Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant has earned landmark status. Located at 140 Thames Street across from the Brick Market Place in Downtown Newport the Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant offers a warm and cozy fireplace in the winter and comfortably air-conditioned dining rooms in the summer.<br><br>The Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant specializes in a blend of flavorful steaks, fresh local seafood, pastas, and seasonal specials. Begin your dinner with a selection from our cocktail menu or choose a wine from our extensive wine list. This wine list features over 250 different vintages and has received the Wine Spectator Award for Excellence.<br><br>Open for lunch and dinner, Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant accepts reservations and offers an upstairs function room that can accommodate up to 170 people.<br><br>The Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant has received favorable reviews from countless local and national publications including: The Providence Journal, Travel-Holiday, Ford Times, Rhode Island Monthly, and Newport Life Magazine. In addition, Jameson Irish Whiskey bestowed the restaurant with their "Best Irish Coffee Award" for three consecutive years and inducted the Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant into their Hall of Fame. Brick Alley has also been featured on The Food Network and is a favorite of Boston&apos;s Phantom Gourmet.

Reviewed By terrsall - Waterloo, Indiana

Thames street is a shopping area with several restaurants,and yes,it is a brick street,hence;Brick Alley Pub! Great service and food. We were lucky enough to be there on Tuesday when they serve Albondigas soup. It sounds weird but if you like a little Mexican flavor,you will love this. I'm not a big meatball fan but the Mexican meatballs in this soup are the best ever! They have a huge menu and is vegan friendly. If your planning to go to this beautiful city add this restaurant to your list of things to do!

10. Mamma Luisa Restaurant

673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 33 +1 401-848-5257
Excellent
65%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 536 reviews

Mamma Luisa Restaurant

Reviewed By Callisto S - S. Natick, MA

Inside this characterful Victorian house, we experienced another delicious, true Italian meal in a quiet and quaint atmosphere. We began with the tenderloin carpaccio, and followed with two irresistible pasta dishes as our entrees -the bombetta (gnocchi) and cheese and spinach cannelloni (a special that day). Wine list is filled with a great variety of Italian choices, and we were happy to select a Nerello from Sicily. Our waitress was wonderfully attentive and paced the meal beautifully. As this was a birthday celebration for my husband, she added a candle to the rich chocolate “bomb” cake that we shared.

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