Perfectly seated on New England’s Aquidneck Island, Newport is a city famous for a number of amazing historic architecture and sites that attract visitors both locally and internationally. Spare some of your time and visit The Cliff Walk Beach, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, a historic sports club, The opulent Breakers mansion, and The Marble House, an outstanding Beaux-Arts style mansion. Other than sight seeing and touring, there are a number of amazing restaurants serving both local and exotic cuisines that are a-must-try. Come and check out these top 10 most recommended waterfront dining spots in Newport, Rhode Island.
1. Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille
Reserve a table in this unique harborside tavern and enjoy an amazing waterfront dining experience. With a sense of sophisticated vibe and casual elegance, 22 Bowe’s Wine Bar and Grille welcomes you to come and sample some of the amazing drinks at the open-air bar, for a pre-dinner drink before digging into your sumptuous meal while soaking up the sun.
22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille
Address: 22 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Website: 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille
Opening hours: Mon - Thurs: 11:30am - 4pm; 5pm - 9pm; Fri - Sun: 11:30am - 4pm; 5pm - 10pm
2. Belle's Cafe
Embark on a culinary adventure as you head to Belle’s Cafe to enjoy some dockside dining. They serve anything from kids’ favorite menu to the daily served breakfast and lunch. With options of either dining outdoors as you soak up the sun and enjoying the warm breeze or indoors, Belle’s Cafe offers the perfect spot for the ultimate waterfront dining experience.
Address: 1 Washington St, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Website: Belle’s Cafe
Opening hours: 7am - 3pm (daily)
3. Fluke Newport
With a local menu filled with fresh and seasonal dishes prepared using seafood freshly harvested from Rhode Island, the Fluke Newport restaurant offers elegance combined with authentic dining. Enjoy a handcrafted cocktail and exquisite wine collection at the lively third-floor bar featuring spectacular sunset views, the perfect place to sit and relax after a sumptuous meal.
Address: 41 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Website: Fluke Newport
Opening hours: Wed & Thurs: 5pm - 12am; Fri & Sat: 4pm - 12am; Sun: 5pm - 12am (closed on Mon and Tues)
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4. The Black Pearl
Come and experience an authentic waterfront dining experience at The Black Pearl. This restaurant boasts three spectacular venues to dine, a classic Tavern Room, a spacious outdoor patio perfect for outdoor dining and if you feel for a more elegant, upscale dining, the modish Commodore’s room would be the spot for you.
The Black Pearl
Address: 1 Bannister’s Wharf, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Website: The Black Pearl
Opening hours: 10:30am - 1am (daily)
5. The Lobster Bar
Perched in the heart of downtown Newport, The Lobster Bar takes pride in being among the best waterfront dining restaurants in the city. It offers breathtaking views of the harbor and a clear, picturesque view of the sunset. With lobster as the main dish on the menu, the restaurant has made sure there is always something special for each guest.
The Lobster Bar
Address: 31 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Website: The Lobster Bar
Opening hours: 11am - 1am (daily)
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6. The Grill
The Grille is a lavish dockside restaurant dedicated to providing the ultimate waterfront dining experience. With a mouthwatering menu filled with exquisite seafood, grilled meat, and a raw bar, any dish you choose will always be a delight. Soak up the sun as you enjoy your meal or a cold drink while sitting at the outdoor dining area at the dockside lounge or enjoy some peace at the oval bar indoors while sipping the perfectly handcrafted cocktails.
Address: 351 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Website: The Grill
Opening hours: Sun - Thurs: 7am - 10pm; Fri & Sat: 7am - 11pm
7. The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar
Come and experience a whole new meaning to New England seafood cuisine at The Mooring Seafood Kitchen and Bar. With an indoor or outdoor dining option, the restaurant offers scenic views of the sunset and the beautiful harbor. Dining on a floating mahogany-planked patio brings out the uniqueness and elegance that comes with an amazing maritime dining experience.
The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar
Address: 1 Sayers Wharf, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Website: The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar
Opening hours: Sun - Thur: 11:30am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 10pm
8. The Landing
Not only does The Landing offer a variety of seafood, appetizers, raw bar and fine dining, the restaurant also features unmatched views of Newport Harbor. A perfectly tailored beer menu, handcrafted cocktail, and amazing wine collection sit perfectly at the bar, waiting to be served. Enjoy various entertainment options and amazing live music as you indulge in a memorable waterfront experience.
Address: 30 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Website: The Landing
Opening hours: 11am - 1am (daily)
9. Clarke Cooke House
Renowned for its exquisite cuisines, Clarke Cooke House is the perfect waterfront restaurant to be in. With its unique charm, lavish dining room and porches, professional service and upscale dishes, the restaurant strives to excel in being the best littoral restaurant in Newport. Enjoy fine dining at its peak while enjoying unparalleled views of the harbor.
Clarke Cooke House
Address: 24 Bannister’s Wharf, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Website: Clarke Cooke House
Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 5pm - 12am; Thurs: 5pm - 1am; Fri - Sun: 11:30am - 1am
10. Cara At The Chanler
Come and enjoy a perfectly curated fine dining experience at Cara At The Chanler. Located in a Gracious Oceanfront Mansion, this restaurant serves an exquisite menu of perfectly crafted Italian, French and Spanish inspired cuisines accompanied by a well-crafted drink menu filled with top-shelf wines, handcrafted specialty drinks, and a fantastic beer collection.
Cara At The Chanler
Address: 117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Website: Cara At The Chanler
Opening hours: 6am - 9pm (daily)
Dining on the shores
Dining at the shores is always an exciting experience, but fine dining at the shores is a whole new feeling altogether. With a collection of these amazing restaurant, you are sure to get the perfect spot for you. Consider our recommendations above as you plan your trip to Newport.
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