People are now coming to Newport just to experience its fine dining in recent years. Newport has really come into its own as a culinary destination for those seeking a special dining experience, and many visitors plan their trips to Newport around their favorite restaurants in town. The fact that Newport sits on prime oceanfront with access to the freshest seafood in the northeast makes the Newport experience that much more special. These days, fine dining abounds throughout the city, from the classic waterfront seafood and steak houses to lively bistros and ethnic restaurants sprinkled throughout the city.
Waterfront dining 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. Most notable of these locations is Broadway, Newport's main thoroughfare into the downtown wharf 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 waterfront. 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, Boston 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 Newport 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. Located just 5 minutes outside of Newport, this farm-to-table restaurant creates 100% of their menu from-scratch. Overlooking the winery tank room, barrel room and vineyard the views are fun and interesting for two 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... proper dress 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!
NEW!The Reef is a new waterfront bar and restaurant offering a fine dining experience as you look out amongst the yachts and sailboats. A beautiful wall of windows offers a panoramic view of the harbor year-round while you enjoy inventive continental cuisine in a classic fine dining setting. It promises to be an instant must-visit destination while you're in town!