Rhumbline – 62 Bridge St – Rhumbline Restaurant is situated in a lovely old colonial home near the Visitor Center in the historic Point Area of Newport. The chef, Ian McIntyre, makes specials every night, and when available, will use what is fresh in his garden. He specializes in American continental cuisine and makes use of local seafood and produce. He has a varied menu serving fish, beef and pork. The restaurant will gladly create a custom menu for private parties of up to 100 people, and it is a popular place for rehearsal dinners. On Friday and Saturday evenings there is live jazz piano music for your listening pleasure. Overall, it is a very elegant and comfortable dining experience here. Parking is also available at the Visitor Center.993,
Proprietor Phyllis Bedard has dedicated herself to creating a fun, casual and welcoming environment for her guests to enjoy a great meal and good company. Often selected as a romantic spot, they have hosted a number of engagements, first dates and ongoing romances, in addition to making a fun and friendly atmosphere for friends and family to gather and enjoy good conversation and great food.
Franklin Spa – 229 Spring St – Newport is not a town well-known for its breakfast, but Franklin Spa takes the cake for best breakfast spot in town. Franklin Spa has been serving breakfast and lunch fare on the corner of Spring St. and Franklin St. since 1999. Located centrally just a block from Thames, makes Franklin Spa a great place to stop either for all-day breakfast or a quick bite before heading out to tour Newport. The restaurant’s great food and affordable prices attract both locals and tourists, while the comfortable, friendly atmosphere brings many back.
Atlantic Grille – 91 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown – “The Grille” serves up great pancakes, eggs, specialty wraps, killer eggs benny…variations on the benny too (served only on the weekends and holidays), and a slamming daily specials list. They have also added an extensive and delicious dinner menu, and now have a full bar.
Slice of Heaven – 32 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown – Since 2001, Slice of Heaven has been committed to achieving the highest quality bakery standards. All Slice of Heaven bakery items are scratch-made on the premises using only the finest ingredients available. Proprietors Steven and Maria Liebhauser invite you to enjoy a delicious treat at their place or yours.
Pour Judgement – 32 Broadway – Hands down, the best beer selection in Newport. Their beer menu changes constantly, so you never know what special limited-edition microbrew will strike your fancy. They do have a complete bar with wine and mixed drinks. In addition, Pour Judgement serves the best bar food in town. This is a favorite spot for the locals, so getting a table can be hard.
Fastnet Pub – 1 Broadway – What would Newport be without an Irish bar? The Fastnet is where we get our fill of Kilkenny, Irish lasses, and live music. Great beer, excellent service, and guaranteed entertainment. If you like to see people in running clothing, stop by after 7 pm on Thursday nights, when Fastnet plays host to the
The Clarke Cooke House – Bannister’s Wharf – Yes, we listed the Cooke House as one of the best restaurants. It’s also one of the best bars… actually, 5 of the best bars, in town. The first floor is the Bistro, with live music and views of passersby on the wharf. One set of stairs up is the Midway Bar, more intimate with a fireplace. Up again is the Candy Store, where you can watch over action on the wharf and check out the classy folk on their way up to the Sky Bar, the Cooke House’s highest floor bar. In the basement level is the Boom Boom Room, where the dance floor is monitored by video cameras, playing the action on TV screens at the bar. There is NEVER a dull moment on any floor at the Cooke House!
22 Bowen’s Portside – Bowen’s Wharf – Believe it or not, outdoor restaurants and bars are few and far between in Newport. 22 Bowen’s has a great outside area called Portside, which sits right up against the side of the wharf (with our boats Aquidneck, Sightsailer, and Starlight all residing next door). The four sided bar allows for the absolute best people watching in all of Newport, with the drinks being an added perk!
The Rooftop at the Hotel Viking – 1 Bellevue Ave – Boasting incredible hill-top views and live jazz music, the rooftop bar at the Hotel Viking is a place that you can’t afford to miss. On the corner of Touro Street and Bellevue Ave, the Viking is perfectly located between restaurants, shops, parks, and more. The bar experience is classic and relaxed with a distinct Newport vibe.
Cafe Zelda’s -528 Thames St – Obviously, Newport has a few sailor bars. Just a few. Zelda’s is our favorite. The restaurant does make some amazing food, but the bar has a charm all it’s own. With regatta pictures, trophies, and signs plastering its navy blue walls, Zelda’s is the perfect spot for after-sailing beers that turn into all-night fun.
@ the Deck – 1 Waites Wharf – Formerly known as the West Deck, @ the Deck is a very happening spot in town. Located right on the water on Waites Wharf, the bar has a great view and a fun ambiance. This is not a quiet spot for those looking to relax with a glass of chilled Pinot Gris. Get ready to sing and dance!
The Fifth Element – 111 Broadway – The new spot for the Fifth Element brings a bit of NYC to Newport. With more of an urban lounge scene, the Fifth Element boasts a full bar, dine-in restaurant, and live music on weekend nights.
Narragansett Cafe – 25 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown – Affectionately known as “The Ganny”, the Narragansett Cafe is one of the coolest and most laid-back bars in the area. There is never a dull moment at the Ganny. Pool table, darts, shuffleboard, and live music are just a few of the things that attract all of the locals in the area.