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Newport County and East Bay Restaurants

The Black Pearl

  • Bannister's Wharf Map It
  • Newport
  • French

Updated 12/23/2013

Fodor's Review

Choose your ambience at this mainstay on the Newport waterfront: formal or laid-back. The posh dining in the forest-green Commodore Room (jacket required and reservations essential) is where fried Brie, escargots bourguignon, rack of lamb, and roast duck with a raspberry-Burgundy sauce are among the classic offerings. Enjoy a casual lunch or dinner in The Tavern (no reservtions accepted) with its high-gloss black walls adorned with old nautical maps. There's also a relaxed outdoor patio and bar for the raw bar and famous clam chowder. You can buy chowder to go by the quart or half gallon, too.

Restaurant Information

Address:

Bannister's Wharf, Newport, Rhode Island, 02840, United States

Map It

Phone:

401-846–5264

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Jan.–mid-Feb.

Updated 12/23/2013

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Jun 29, 2007

Tavern too pricey

The other room was booked, so we tried the Tavern. It was packed, rather loud. The bill for two, with a bottle of wine, was over $100. However, the food was just average. I had sole and the portion was very small. So, we suggest you try another restaurant if you're planning to shell out 100 bucks.

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