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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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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Clarke 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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CRU Cafe

CRU cafe offers a variety of delicious foods, pastry items baked fresh daily and much more. Experience the latest in craft cafe dining at CRU Cafe. Always BYOB! CRU cafe is a purveyor of craft cafe dining utilizing all fresh and local ingredients when possible. Stop in for a tasteful bite to eat and a delicious cup of CRU bru (coffee).

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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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Jo's American Bistro

A fresh take on American cuisine using the finest ingredients, served in an upscale setting with a casual and friendly atmosphere. They prepare delectable seafood, numerous gluten-free options, and natural meats raised without hormones or antibiotics wherever possible. Prix fixe menu Sunday through Wednesday and half-price bar menu Friday and Sunday evenings.

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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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Mission Burger

their MISSION Statement:
Good grub. Good beer. Good vibes.

All of their burgers and dogs are ground in house. Their Micky D burger with a side of hand-cut fries and their mission sauce is a must.

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Pasta Beach

Intimate place for pastas dressed with homemade sauces, gourmet thin-crust pies & focaccia panini.

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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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Salvation Café

Locally-owned, locally-run, and locally-loved, Salvation Café is celebrating 20 years as a Newport favorite. The establishment offers a seasonally changing menu with lots of variety, a beautiful private party room in its newly built barn, as well as a tiki bar in the back during the summer. 10 out of 10 would recommend their pad thai with a side of crispy fried spinach to share.

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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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Surf Club

 Located downstairs at Newport Bay Club, the newly opened Surf Club brings a warm charm to downtown Newport. Specializing in Neopolitan brick oven pizza, the menu leans to comfort foods like burgers, mac & cheese along with salads. Great spot to hang out with friends and family.

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The 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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The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element is a casual-hip dining hangout populated by locals, destination diners and tourists alike. The interior is finished with a winning combination of rustic and industrial decor made so by earth-toned paints, water walls, touches of soft upholstered furniture and a prodigious bar built from reclaimed old growth pine. Like the space in which it is served, the food of The Fifth Element is multi-textured.

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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 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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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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The White Horse Tavern

At The White Horse Tavern the staff strives to create a fresh, contemporary culinary experience in America’s Oldest Restaurant. They serve the freshest fish, clams and lobsters from Narragansett Bay along with just-picked produce from local Rhode Island’s farms all in a Colonial tavern that’s been serving America for over 350 years.

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Zelda's

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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Events

Newport International Polo Series

Team USA/Newport takes on challengers from around the world and major U.S. cities in the Newport International Polo Series. Bring a picnic & blanket to spread on the lawn or reserve centerfield Pavilion seats. Entering its 28th season, audiences of several thousand attend the weekly contests, one of Newport's most popular summer attractions, a Gilded Age tradition, open to the public. 

Recurring weekly every Saturday at 5pm until September 29th

 

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Flight Night at Brix Restaurant

Pick four wine or beers from over two dozen estate-grown wines and several Taproot Brewing Company beers on draft. Pair with a small plate such as short rib toast, smoked jalapeno + honey wings, roasted eggplant, mussels and more. Live music all night! 

Recurring weekly every Wednesday 5-9pm 

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Middletown Aquidneck Growers Market

The market located at Newport Vineyards is in its 22nd season with 20 regular vendors, guest artisans and live music. Pick up some groceries and head inside for a wine tasting! 

Recurring weekly every Saturday, 9am - 1pm

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Traditional Irish Music Session

Enjoy live traditional Irish music every Sunday night at Fastnet Irish Pub, hosted by A.O. Gutierrez, Tim May and Jack Wright. Family friendly! Arrive early to secure a table if you plan on eating. 

Newport Gulls Home Games

Head to historic Cardines Field for a Newport Gulls home game. The Newport Gulls, members of the 13-team New England Collegiate Baseball League are a non-profit organization founded as the Rhode Island Gulls in 1998. In addition to recruiting, fielding, and developing a team of the nation's top collegiate baseball athletes and attracting 50,000 fans annually to Cardines Field, the predominately volunteer organization strives to benefit the community of Newport County via summer camps, reading programs, fundraisers, scholarships, and charitable donations--totaling over $1 million since 2001. The Gulls are six-time champions of the NECBL and were ranked as the overall No. 1 summer collegiate baseball team in the country by Perfect Game USA in 2012. 

Dates of games vary between June 5th and July 31st 

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RI's Most Award-Winning Comedy Show: The Bit Players

See Rhode Island's most award-winning comedy troupe as they hit the stage at The Firehouse Theater with their hilarious improv comedy show full of larger than life characters, hysterical musical numbers, and the quickest wit you'll ever see. Inspired by audience suggestions, no two shows are the same. Plus, every show is BYOB! 

Recurring weekly on Fridays and Saturdays 8 - 10pm 

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