In the past 20 years, Newport has really come into its own as a culinary destination for fine dining in New England. The mansions and visitors that once drove visitors to Newport are now being supplemented by an ever-growing assortment of fine dining establishments throughout the city. Waterfront establishments still dominate the fine dining landscape in Newport, but there are just as many smaller, more intimate restaurants that have popped up in Newport in recent years, particularly along Broadway, its main thoroughfare into the downtown area. Even Newport's area hotels have gotten into the restaurant game, upping the ante with excellent chef-inspired menus that rival those on Newport's downtown wharves. Overall, you're never more than a stone's throw away from some spectacular food, and area chefs continue to keep pace with the offerings of much larger cities like Providence and New York.
Johnson & Wales University in Providence is producing talented chefs out of its culinary program each year. These young creative chefs are eager to make a mark on the dining scene, offering up the finest local Newport ingredients in new and inventive ways. They are redefining what fine dining is, and the upscale yet funky atmospheres you find in many restaurants these days complete the ultimate dining experience.You could easily spend a week or more just sampling all of the local fare that Newport has to offer. So make dining a deliberate part of your experience in Newport, and not just an essential part of travel. You won't be disappointed!
Newport's only certified Angus beef steakhouse. Expect to find a good selection of seafood including raw bar offerings and some of the best steak in town! Dining/bar outside on the patio in the summer. Some of the best waterfront views in Newport. Reservations recommended.
For those wanting a unique dining experience, Brix is the place. A completely new restaurant located just 5 minutes outside Newport, Brix offers a delectable menu overlooking the vineyards and the entire wine-making operation. Fun and interesting atmosphere great for 2 or the whole family!
Our pick for best sunset drink with adirondack chairs on a big sloping lawn overlooking Castle Hill Lighthouse and Newport Harbor. Fine dining inside with a great selection of local seafood and steaks. A top spot to impress a date or have an anniversary dinner. The view is simply the best in Newport... Jackets required.
One of only a couple of restaurants located directly on the water. Great views of the marina complement the seasonal seafood and steak specialties on the dockside patio. Relax outside harborside in the summer or cozy up to the fire on a warm winter's night. Either way, a great place to spend the evening. A Newport tradition for many years!
Scarpetta is an iconic Italian restaurant featuring signature classics as well as seasonal dishes and fresh seafood sourced locally. Arguably one of the best locations in Newport, with breathtaking views of Newport Harbor and the historic Point Section of the city.