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.

Restaurants

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.

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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.

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Black Pearl

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.

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Bouchard Inn & Restaurant

One of Newport’s premier dining and lodging establishments, the Bouchard has been providing artfully-inspired dishes for over 20 years.

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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.

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Café Zelda

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Perro Salado

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.

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Pier Restaurant

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.

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Salvation Café

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Events

Feb 16 – 25, 2018

30th Annual Newport Winter Festival

Join us for the 30th Annual Newport Winter Festival, Touted as “New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza,” the annual Winter Festival will take place February 16th-25th, 2018 throughout Newport and Newport County. Featuring over 150 events, the Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities, music, and fun for all ages. Melt away your winter blues with all the Newport Winter Festival has to offer. Highlighted events include the Chili Cook-Off, Princess Party and exciting, fun concerts by the Jimmy Buffett tribute band, Changes in Latitudes and more!

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Mar 2 – 11, 2018

Newport Restaurant Week (Spring)

Newport Restaurant Week, part of a nationwide movement, debuted here in 2006 as an annual event to encourage both residents and visitors to Newport and Bristol counties to experience the vast culinary talent in our destination at an affordable price. Today, Newport Restaurant Week takes place both in the spring and in the fall with more than 50 participating restaurants offering extraordinary three-course prix fixe lunches for $16 and three-course prix fixe dinners for $35.

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May 19 – 20, 2018

Newport Oyster Festival

Taste your way around the Ocean State with oysters from over 13 different Rhode Island growers and enjoy them with the finest champagne and cocktails...all on the waterfront! What could be better than champagne and freshly harvested local oysters?

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Jun 2, 2018

Great Chowder Cook-Off

The legendary Great Chowder Cook-Off is the original and longest running event of its kind in the nation, and officially kicks off Rhode Island’s summer festivities! Enjoy endless samples of traditional and exotic creations from our local, national and international competitors. You vote for your favorites and the winners walk away with overflowing prize pots and bragging rights for the year! More than 100,000 chowder samples were served up on June 10th and over half the competitors were new to the competition, offering new chowder recipes to enjoy!

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Jul 15 – 22, 2018

Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open

Just after Wimbledon each year, top ATP World Tour pros head to Newport to compete in the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open, the first stop of the summer swing for pro tennis in the United States. Contested on the historic grass tennis courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, which have hosted all the legends of the sport since 1880, the tournament is the only event played on grass courts outside of Europe, and it offers the only opportunity to see professional men's tennis in the Northeast prior to the US Open.

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Jul 27 – 29, 2018

Newport Folk Festival

The Newport Folk Festival is an American annual folk-oriented music festival in Newport, Rhode Island, which began in July 1959 as a counterpart to the previously established Newport Jazz Festival. The festival is often considered one of the first modern music festivals in America and remains a focal point in the ever-expanding genre of "folk" music.

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Aug 3 – 5, 2018

Newport Jazz Festival

The Newport Jazz Festival is a music festival held every summer in Newport, Rhode Island. It was established in 1954 by socialite Elaine Lorillard, who, together with husband Louis Lorillard, financed the festival for many years. The couple hired jazz impresario George Wein to organize the event to help them bring jazz to the resort town.

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Sep 13 – 16, 2018

48th Annual Newport International Boat Show

The Newport International Boat Show (NIBS), one of the largest and most prestigious boat shows in the country, spans thirteen acres of Newport, Rhode Island’s famed downtown waterfront. Hundreds of domestic and international companies participate and offer a full range of powerboats and sailboats, plus an extensive array of marine products and services to enhance the nautical lifestyle.

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Sep 20 – 23, 2018

Newport Mansions Food and Wine Festival

  • Two-day Grand Tasting with hundreds of wines under the big tents on the lawn of Marble House
  • Celebrity chef appearances and cooking demonstrations by national, regional and local chefs
  • Educational seminars with leading food and wine experts

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Oct 13 – 14, 2018

28th Annual Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival

Historic Bowen's Wharf in downtown Newport, RI, will host the 28th annual Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival, on October 13th and 14th. Named one of the "10 Fabulous Fall Festivals on the Coast," by Coastal Living Magazine, this event is an open invitation to come back to the waterfront after the rush of the summer season!

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Nov 2 – 11, 2018

Newport Restaurant Week (Fall)

Newport Restaurant Week, part of a nationwide movement, debuted here in 2006 as an annual event to encourage both residents and visitors to Newport and Bristol counties to experience the vast culinary talent in our destination at an affordable price. Today, Newport Restaurant Week takes place both in the spring and in the fall with more than 50 participating restaurants offering extraordinary three-course prix fixe lunches for $16 and three-course prix fixe dinners for $35.

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