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.