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

Jan 3 – 28, 2019

Ice Skating at Gurney's

As the temperatures drop, Gurney's Newport Resort and Marina transforms their North Lawn into a wintry wonderland complete with an ice skating rink. Glide across the ice with unobstructed views of the Newport Bridge, Goat Island Lighthouse and New Harbor as your backdrop. The rink is open daily from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM through February. GENERAL ADMISSION Adults: $7 Children under 12: $4 Skate rentals: $5

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Feb 15 – 24, 2019

Newport Burger Bender

We're cooking up something delicious for burger lovers abound. Newport Burger Bender returns Friday, February 15 - Sunday, February 24 with 30 of the biggest, savoriest burgers competing for the title of "Best Burger" around town. Unfolding in tandem with Newport Winter Festival, Newport Burger Bender is a best burger competition that allows area restaurants to toss their best burger into the gauntlet in hopes of being crowned the winner. Contenders range from beefy burgers featuring local Aquidneck Farms beef (Brix at Newport Vineyards) to prime dry aged beef with Gruyere and house steak sauce (The Grill at Forty 1 North). There’s also a bevy of creative entries including a Wagyu beef burger with butter sauteed lobster, truffle aoili and Gruyere (22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille). You can vote for your favorite on the Newport Burger Bender website.

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Jan 19 – 25, 2019

Newport Wellness Week

January is universally a time to refresh and renew. With health and wellness resolutions looming, we're harnessing more and more ways to improve our bodies, minds and spirits. Newport Wellness Week returns January 19 - 25 with a lengthy lineup of events, experiences and special deals throughout our Classic Coast, all specifically tailored to help you become the best version of yourself. From yoga and Pilates classes to meditation, nutritional cooking classes, health and wellness lectures and more, you'll feel brand new come the end of the month. 2019, we're ready for ya.

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Feb 15 – 24, 2019

Newport Winter Festival

The 31st Annual Newport Winter Festival returns with 10 days of live music, foodie contests, kid-centric activities and more on The Classic Coast on February 15 - 24, 2019. Touted as New England's largest winter extravaganza, Newport Winter Festival offers more than 150 events. Spice things up with the renowned chili cook-off, make your own perfume, horseback ride on the beach or bundle up and head over to Polar Pineapples at Gurney's for an ice bar with a front row seat to picturesque views of Narragansett Bay in the winter.

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