When it comes to seaside getaways, Newport is truly unique. Our beautiful city is a treasure trove of landmarks, landscapes, entertainment and experiences that offer something for everyone – every month of the year. Our vibrant summer culture and beautiful, sprawling beaches are just one facet of the gem that is Newport. Read about Newport area restaurants and activities and attractions.
22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille
This world-class steakhouse offers an award-winning wine list, an upscale dining experience, and a summertime bar—right on the docks of downtown Newport. Private dining rooms and covered outdoor spaces available for social events.
Benjamin’s Raw Bar
Located on Thames Street, this classic neighborhood gem serves fresh local seafood, lobster and raw bar shellfish, as well as prime rib and other traditional and non-traditional fare. The establishment offers three floors of dining, including a gorgeous wooden outdoor deck with removable walls that open up to the harbor. The third floor “Crow’s Nest” is an open air bar and dining room with picturesque views of the harbor.
This Newport gem is one of area’s best-known and best-loved restaurants. From the warm ambience and classic cuisine of the Commodore room and Tavern, to the al-fresco charm of its waterside patio and raw bar, The Black Pearl offers something for diner.
Bouchard Inn & Restaurant
One of Newport’s premier dining and lodging establishments, the Bouchard has been providing artfully-inspired dishes for over 20 years.
Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant
With over 25 beers on tap, a Bon Appetit-voted best lobster roll in America and hearty burgers, Brick Alley is the perfect spot for a family dinner, a date night, or a get together with friends.
This neighborhood French American bistro offers casual fine dining, featuring fresh-line caught fish, hand-picked meats, local produce and homemade desserts. With a cozy bar full of locals and discriminating tourists, Zelda’s is the place to be.
Clark Cooke House
Renowned for its innovative cuisine, Clarke’s is as legendary as the heartbeat of Newport. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, the restaurant offers an unparalleled, quintessential Newport experience.
Fluke Wine Bar & Kitchen
Located in the heart of downtown, Fluke offers views of both Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Its fresh, seasonal and local menu changes frequently to take advantage of the bounty of the season. Enjoy a an array of signature cocktails and artisanal wines and a lively ambience in its third floor bar area
Midtown Oyster Bar
Aficionados of oysters will be dazzled by the area’s largest working raw bar as well as the freshest seafood around. The restaurant also caters to non-seafood eaters with delicious steaks and other selections. Midtown holds many options of seating for drinking and dining. Live entertainment is offered 6 nights a week Wednesday thru Monday.
This restaurant’s name (in English, “the Salty Dog”) speaks to the spirit of this vibrant seaside restaurant that serves authentic Mexican cuisine. Fresh, friendly, affordable and exciting, Perro Salado vibrates with a refreshing energy every on every level and is as unique and satisfying as a restaurant can be.
Located on Howard Wharf, The Pier Restaurant is considered one of Newport’s premier al fresco dining spots. It is renowned for its beautiful waterfront vistas of Newport and its new outdoor harbor view bar open in the summertime.
Locally-owned, locally-run, and locally-loved, Salvation Café is celebrating 20 years as a Newport favorite. The establishment offers a beautiful private party room in its newly built barn.
Sardella’s Italian Restaurant
Founded by former Newport Mayor Richard Sardella in 1980, Sardella’s is known for its Northern and Southern Italian specialties. Recognized by Rhode Island Monthly and Newport Life magazine, the restaurant uses cherished recipes handed down by the Sardella and Imbriglio families. Al fresco dining is available during the summer months, while fireside seating is offered in the winter.
The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar
The Mooring combines all the makings of a great Newport dining experience—the freshest seafood, al fresco seating, expansive harbor views, and warm hospitality. If offers an award-winning wine list and provides the ideal spot for elegant soirees, brunches and other social events year-round.
The Red Parrot Restaurant
Located in the heart of downtown, the Red Parrot offers an eclectic menu, including Caribbean fare, fresh seafood, and innovative dishes. Packed inside their 22-page menu binder, diners will found a bounty of comfort food, including Lobster nachos, Rasta Pasta, and Shark Bites.
May 19 – 21, 2017
Bowen’s Wharf Oyster Festival
Oyster aficionados are in their glory at this festive celebration of Rhode Island’s renowned shellfish. Couples, families and friends come from all over to slurp home-grown oysters, meet the growers and shuckers, and participate in an event that ultimately helps Rhode Island aquaculture and the local environment.
Jun 10, 2017
36th Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off
This is not your average chowder festival, As the original and longest-running chowder-tasting event of its kind in the nation, it is truly second to none. “Chowdah” lovers lovers from around the world come to enjoy endless samples of traditional and exotic recipes, expertly prepared by over 20 local, national and international competitors.
Jun 23 – 25, 2017
Annual Newport Flower Show
Newport’s glorious summer season is in full bloom at this exhilarating and colorful annual event. Step inside the beautiful Rosecliffe Mansion and embark on a quintessentially French adventure, brought to life through grand gardens and urban Paris chic.
Jul 9 – 16, 2017
International Tennis Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
Experience something truly unique—the only tennis tournament played on grass courts outside of Europe. It’s also a great opportunity to see professional men’s tennis in the Northeast prior to the U.S. Open.
Jul 22, 2017
Annual Craft Brew Races Newport
Work up a thirst while walking or running a 5k in scenic Newport. After you cross the finish line, head to the Craft Beer Festival and reward yourself with a sampling of ales, stouts and lagers from over 30 local breweries.
Jul 28 – 30, 2017
58th Annual Newport Folk Festival
A world-renowned annual tradition since 1959, the Newport Folk Festival features 4 stages of music, food and crafts, two beer and wine gardens, and a wealth of displays. As you listen to both legendary acts and up-and-coming artists, enjoy the serene, summertime beauty of Fort Adams State Park, offering panoramic views of Newport Bridge and the East Passage.
Aug 4 – 6, 2017
63rd Newport Jazz Festival
As the First Annual Jazz Festival in America, the Newport Jazz Festival has drawn legendary acts such as Miles Davis, Billie Holliday and Dizzy Gillespie for over 6 decades. Like the Newport Folk Festival, this beloved summer tradition is held at scenic Fort Adams State Park and offers three full days of music, food and celebration.
Sep 14 – 17, 2017
47th Annual Newport International Boat Show
If you’re in the market for a boat or just love the nautical lifestyle, this annual event will make you feel like a kid in a candy store. As one of the largest and most prestigious boat shows in the country, spanning thirteen acres of Newport, it offers something for everyone—powerboats, sailboats, as well as an extensive array of marine products and services.
Sep 21 – 24, 2017
12th Annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival
The historic beauty of Newport’s mansions meets the lush, varied flavors of wines from around the world at this elegant, distinguished Fall event. Festival highlights include a two-day grand tasting under large tents on the lawn of the Marble House, educational seminars with leading food and wine experts, as well as a Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Marble House Terrace.
Oct 5 – 8, 2017
3rd Annual Rogue Island Comedy Festival
Enjoy a long weekend of big laughs and good times at this 4-day event. The festival draws some of the country’s top comedians to the City-by-the-Sea.