Where To Eat In Newport, Rhode Island: 10 Must-Try Restaurants - Updated 2021

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Nestled on Aquidneck Island, Newport is a city that you should visit for the ultimate vacation in Rhode Island. The natural landscape is incredible and the buildings are stunning. The Marble House, for example, will take your breath away. This opulent mansion that showcases a Beaux-Arts style used to be the summer house for the Vanderbilts. Enjoy a self-guided tour and marvel at the impressive marble walls and floors. Another worth-visiting attraction is the International Tennis Hall of Fame. You can enjoy grass tennis courts, indoor and outdoor tennis facilities and get to know the greatest tennis players in the world that have made a significant contribution to the world of tennis. Moving on from attractions, you may be wondering about the best places to eat. Read on and check out the top 10 must-try restaurants in Newport.

1. Salvation Cafe

Lovely dinner tonight with friends from work at the Salvation Cafe in Newport. Yum!
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Have fun hanging out at this cafe before continuing with your adventure in Newport. Providing a vibrant atmosphere in a funky building with creative decor, Salvation Cafe features a delectable menu that can be enjoyed with craft beers and exotic cocktails. Crispy Pork Belly Flatbread and Local Oysters would be perfect for your stomach. Order also Lemon Herb Brick Chicken and Teriyaki Salmon.

Salvation Cafe

Address: 140 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840, USA

Avg. price for two: 20-50 USD

Website: Salvation Cafe

2. Stoneacre Brasserie

Make your way to Stoneacre Brasserie to indulge in a curated French-inspired menu that is served in a smart and casual setting. Make your stomach happy by ordering the locals’ favorites, including French Onion Soup and The Breakfast Sandwich. Take note that menu changes regularly due to seasonal ingredients. All dishes are made from carefully selected ingredients and produce from local farmers, butchers and fishermen. Don’t forget to order from a selection of wines and cocktails as accompaniment.

Stoneacre Brasserie

Address: 28 Washington Square, Newport, RI 02840, USA

Avg. price for two: 20-50 USD

Website: Stoneacre Brasserie

3. Castle Hill Inn

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Experience the most fantastic dining experience at the one and only Castle Hill Inn. This is a luxury accommodation, which means that you will also indulge in luxury dining at The Dining Room. Perching by the hill, the restaurant promises exquisite dishes that can be enjoyed with the backdrop of the hills and the beach. Choose between the Three Course Menu, the Four Course Menu or the Six Course Tasting Menu. You can also choose from a selection of more than 800 wines.

Castle Hill Inn

Address: 590 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA

Avg. price for two: 100-200 USD

Website: Castle Hill Inn

4. Rosemary & Thyme

Before setting out to explore the city, it is best to start your day and energize yourself with a superb breakfast. So, why don’t you make a stop at Rosemary & Thyme, a European-style cafe and bakery that boasts a selection of tantalizing pastries and sandwiches? The Chocolate Croissant is much loved by visitors. You may also be interested in their Surf and Turf Bagel. You may want to come back again the next day to indulge in other sweet bites, and you should.

Rosemary & Thyme

Address: 382 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840, USA

Avg. price for two: 10-20 USD

Website: Rosemary & Thyme

5. 22 Bowen's

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Steak and fresh seafood are the answer to your hungry stomach. For a delightful dining experience with waterfront views, head to 22 Bowen’s. Featuring a classy, nautical-themed dining room, this restaurant is best visited by couples for a romantic lunch or dinner or families with kids. Popular menu includes Baked Lobster Mac & Cheese and Filet Mignon.

22 Bowen's

Address: 22 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840, USA

Avg. price for two: 50-100 USD

Website: 22 Bowen’s

6. Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant

Brick Alley - Newport RI
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Having been voted “Best Restaurant” and “Best Bar” in Rhode Island, there is no way you are going to miss this one. Providing a warm and cozy atmosphere, the restaurant is a perfect spot for all kinds of travelers. From nachos and sandwichers to burgers and lobster rools, the restaurant has it all. In addition to the extensive menu selections, the restaurant is also known for serving over 250 vintage wines and over 25 beers on tap.

Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant

Address: 140 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840, USA

Avg. price for two: 20-50 USD

Website: Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant

7. Fluke Newport

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Great food, excellent location and spectacular views, all of these are offered by Fluke Newport. You get to marvel at the views of the harbor while savoring your savory snacks and indulging in local seafood. Since the dishes are prepared based on the availability of seasonal ingredients, do not be surprised if the menu changes frequently. Whether you come with friends or family, you can share the happiness through a selection of local oysters, baby spinach, roast monkfish, seared local scallops and many more.

Fluke Newport

Address: 41 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840, USA

Avg. price for two: 50-100 USD

Website: Fluke Newport

8. The Wharf Pub

Swing by The Wharf Pub to take comfort in modern American dishes and craft beers. The best time to visit the eatery is during the weekend when there is live music. All dishes served here taste delicious and it will be a dilemma when it comes to ordering. Will you order the Burrata or Bourbon BBQ Wings for appetizers? What about the Tater Tots selections, do you want the Black Sea Tots or Pizza Tots? And there is dinner. Should you try the Wharf Fish and Chips or Grilled Salmon?

The Wharf Pub

Address: 37 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840, USA

Avg. price for two: 20-50 USD

Website: The Wharf Pub

9. Bouchard Inn & Restaurant

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Visit Bouchard Restaurant for a premier dining experience. Featuring a revolving door, the restaurant serves a delectable selection of dishes. Crab salad with asparagus and diced smoked and raw salmon are perfect to begin your meals. The signature dish Preambles Chaudes is, of course, a must. End your meals with the house-made fruit sorbet and chocolate crepe, and you will be headed home feeling heavenly.

Bouchard Inn & Restaurant

Address: 505 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840, USA

Avg. price for two: 50-100 USD

Website: Bouchard Inn & Restaurant

10. White Horse Tavern

There is nothing wrong in wanting to treat yourself to superb food in one of the best restaurants in the city. Last but not least, White Horse Tavern has the power to please you through its exquisite selection of farm-to-table American cuisine and rum drinks. Its Crispy Heritage Pork Belly is addicting and its Steak Frites will make you drool, not to mention its Lobster Mac and Cheese that will leave you to crave for more. The cheese plates are also available for your indulgence along with a selection of wines. What is more, you can enjoy all these food and drinks in a historic setting that takes you back to 1673.

White Horse Tavern

Address: 26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840, USA

Avg. price for two: 50-100 USD

Website: White Horse Tavern

A happy adventure in Newport

Gourmet meal and white wine (Unsplash)
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With spectacular coastal and harbor sceneries surrounding the city and topped with architectural gems spread throughout, you will surely have a happy adventure in heart of Rhode Island. And you will be happier when trying all the restaurants discussed above.

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