Dining


Asterisk

An upscale Manhattan style dining room and martini bar, located in the lower Thames Street area. The cuisine is modern French Bistro.


Atlantic Beach Club

Casual outdoor and fine indoor dining. Fine seafood and steaks and nice Sunday buffet brunch. Located right on Easton's Beach overlooking the beach and Cliff walk.


The Black Pearl

Located in the heart of the city's bustling waterfront, is one of Newport's best-known and best-loved restaurants. From the warm ambience and classic cuisine of their Commodore's Room and Tavern to the al-fresco charm of their Waterside Patio and raw bar, the Black Pearl has something to offer everyone.


Bouchard Restaurant

A warm, relaxed ambiance, and winner of the distinguished restaurants of North America award 1999-2007.


Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant

One of Newport's most popular casual restaurants with locals and tourists alike. Specializes in a blend of sizzling steaks, fresh local seafood, pastas, and seasonal specials.


Clarke Cooke House

Those looking to enjoy a formal meal of upscale Mediterranean fare head upstairs or onto the open-air seating area. Located on Bannister's Wharf.


Fluke Wine Bar & Kitchen

Relaxed modern American cuisine. Sample a variety of snacks or select from their menu of cheeses, charcuterie, and small and large plates, all inspired by local, seasonal ingredients in a contemporary, breathtaking harbor-side setting.


The Mooring Restaurant & Smokehouse Cafe

The Mooring Restaurant is located on Sayer's Wharf, directly off America's Cup Avenue in historic downtown Newport. Fine wines and seafood specialties. Smokehouse Cafe located on America's Cup Avenue sidewalk, specializes in ribs.


Newport Blues Cafe

A New York City-style restaurant café and live music nightclub located on historic Thames Street.


Puerini's

A favorite for locals and tourists alike, Puerini's is a small family-run casual restaurant. Signature dishes include some of the best veal in town, as well as hearty pasta dishes and antipasti.


Sardella's

Rhode Island's oldest full service fine Italian restaurant. Features Northern Italian and Southern Italian cuisine, specializing in both intimate dining and group events. Their menu selections reflect the warm and relaxed atmosphere which has made them a year-round favorite with the local residents.


Scales & Shells

A seafood restaurant in every sense of the word. The kitchen here is an open kitchen, and draws customers into visually participating in the preparation of their dinner.


Tucker's Bistro

Intimate 1930's Paris bistro setting. Gourmet appetizers and entrees. Sunday brunch.


22 Bowen's

Wine Bar and Grille, located on the waterfront in the heart of historic downtown. Serving prime beef, fine seafood, 35 wines by the glass and over 600 labels on their wine list.


White Horse Tavern

A Newport landmark, this colonial tavern serves lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Oldest continually operating tavern in the United States.


Yesterday's Ale House and The Place Wine Bar and Grille

36 microbrews and an award-winning wine list, plus full menus: large selection of burgers, sandwiches, and grilled pizzas at Yesterday's, gourmet appetizers and entrees at The Place.


Vineyards & Breweries


Newport Vineyards

Offers tours and wine tastings. Award-winning wines and restaurant. Art gallery.


Greenvale Vineyards

Vineyard tours, wine shop.


Coddington Brewing Company

Brewpub and restaurant, serving lunch and dinner daily.


Coastal Extreme Brewing Company

Brewers of Newport Storm beer. Tours everyday 12-5pm.


Events

There's always something happening in Newport! Newport's dynamic Calendar of Events offers something for everyone, ranging from laugh-out loud comedy shows to mouth-watering food fairs. The sun-filled, fun-filled days of summer are a great time to enjoy the city-by-the-sea with professional sports tournaments, boat shows on Newport Harbor, outdoor music festivals, and fragrant floral parties.

The action doesn't stop in the fall and winter, when the city-by-the-sea celebrates Haunted Newport in October, Winter Festival in February, and Irish Heritage Month in March. Visitors will be enchanted by festive holiday season featuring holiday parties and Victorian Christmas Feasts in the ballroom of the mansions!

If you are planning your Newport visit around a special event, please keep in mind that schedules are subject to change. The Newport County Convention & Visitors Bureau (NCCVB) highly recommends that you call to verify event schedules and information before finalizing your travel arrangements. The NCCVB assumes no liability or responsibility for schedule changes or errors on our events calendar.

What To Do

Perhaps the most attractive characteristic of Newport is the ability that the destination has to appeal to a variety of traveling styles. Newport is home to miles of scenic coastline ideal for exhilarating sailing excursions, relaxing beach time, and rejuvenating walks.

For those whose heart lies in architecture, design, and history Newport offers tours of opulent mansions, interesting museums, and a number of walking tours that reveal the history and charm of the city. For a mouth-watering getaway, visitors can enjoy a tour and tasting at the three local vineyards followed by a memorable dining experience at a waterfront restaurant.

For visitors looking to take a bit of Newport style home with them, the city's quaint wharves and cobblestone streets are a mix of unique shops and galleries. Complementing it all is a year-round calendar of special events ranging from nautical events to music festivals to professional sports tournaments, ensuring that there is always something happening in Newport!

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