AAA Inspector Rating Details (scale 1-5)
AAA Inspector Notes
Organic ingredients and vegetables from local Rhode Island farms are used whenever possible. A large portion of the menu focuses on high-quality steaks and chops that are served à la carte. Other options are the Colorado rack of lamb, dayboat scallops, free-range chicken, or oysters from the raw bar. Side items change but may include creamed spinach and wild mushrooms. Sunsets from the second-floor dining room are remarkable. For the best view, request a table by the wall of windows overlooking the harbor, marina and distant Newport Bridge. The high-end chandeliers, woodwork and glass mosaic-tiled floors are impressive, and servers dressed impeccably in yachtsman apparel make those coming off the luxury vessels docked out front feel right at home. After dinner, the lower-level deck and bar is the most happening—and possibly the priciest—spot in Newport for after-dinner cocktails. But the view and comfortable lounge seating is well worth the expense, especially on summer weekends when the dance floor is packed with those enjoying the live band.