As one of America’s colonial rum capitals, Newport has a rich, exciting and colourful history that makes it a stand-out city of Rhode Island. Here’s our guide to dining out in Newport to best experience the town’s rich culture.
This stylish restaurant, located in the vicinity of the Touro Synagogue, America’s oldest synagogue, is housed within one of the luxury boutique Grace hotels. Each hotel in the group is distinctive, and Muse by Jonathan Cartwright restaurant at the Rhode Island Vanderbilt Grace is a beautiful example of serenity and elegance. Muse is a quintessential fine dining restaurant that has won numerous awards and has been recognised as one of Newport’s top restaurants since it opened in 2011. The cuisine is contemporary American and French in style, courtesy of Chef Jonathan Cartwright, and the extensive wine list offers a number of exquisite bottles.
Housed within the beautiful The Chanler at Cliff Walk hotel, this restaurant’s visitors can enjoy an open-air kitchen, an impressive fireplace and Atlantic Ocean views, plus a vista over the romantic Easton’s Beach. The cuisine at Spiced Pear focuses on the local New England style, with continental options also appearing on the menu. The dishes on offer are regularly refreshed, but diners can expect to see such delights as roasted ‘Archer Angus’ bone marrow, Nova Scotia halibut, and Berkshire pork chop, all prepared using seasonal and local ingredients. At this notably romantic venue jazz is played on Friday nights to accompany and elevate the intimate dining experience.
This inn and restaurant offers some of the best French cuisine to be found in Rhode Island. Bouchard has been delivering artistic cuisine for over 20 years, where elegant presentation and sophistication during the preparation process go hand in hand. The haute cuisine delights here offer a slice of France, in addition to representing Rhode Island’s fishing culture. The duck breast sautéed with a coffee crust and sprinkled with a Brandy balsamic sauce, or the restuffed roasted lobster with a pinch of truffle and Gruyere cheese make for fantastic mains and guarantee the highest quality of ingredients. Award-winning Bouchard is perfectly situated in the centre of Newport, making it a great ease-of-access culinary venue.
Bouchard, 505 Thames Street, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, +1 401 846 0123