Newport: Restaurants & Recreation

Sep 1st, 2006, 09:00 AM
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Newport: Restaurants & Recreation

My husband and I are staying in Newport for 2 nights in early Oct and would like some really good restaurant recommendations...we looked on-line at 22bowens, The West Deck and The Mooring? Any opinions or other recommendations?

Also, for activities: what are some things that we should not miss? We would like to see mansions and go out on a sailboat tour. Anything advice?

Thank you!
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Sep 1st, 2006, 09:21 AM
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Here's a list of some of the ones I love and/or like:

Upscale or somewhat Upscale:

Restaurant Bouchard
505 Thames Street
Newport RI (401)846-0123
(the food here is FANTASTIC; a bit pricey.)

Castle Hill Inn & Resort
590 Ocean Drive
Newport RI (888)466-1355
(love their Sunday brunch as well .... very old world and elegant and the view is great.)

Cheeky Monkey Café
14 Perry Mill Wharf
Newport, RI (401)845-9494
(Excellent service and good food).

White Horse Tavern
Marlborough and Farewell Sts.,
Newport, RI, USA Phone: 401/849-3600

Asterisk & Obelisk
599 Thames Street
Newport RI (401)841-8833
(Interesting, good food with a fusion twist)

Clarke Cooke House
Bannister's Wharf
Newport RI (401)849-2900
(fun atmosphere -- sit on the main (Wharf) level).

Black Pearl
Bowen's Wharf
Newport RI (401)846-5264
(Fun atmosphere and good food.)

Casual Places

The Mooring Restaurant
Sayer's Wharf
Newport RI (401)846-2260
(the chilled lobster claws here great!! Right on the water.)

Rhode Island Quahog Company
250 Thames Street

The Landing Restaurant & Bar
30 Bowen's Wharf
Middletown (401)847-4514
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Sep 1st, 2006, 09:27 AM
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Within "Upscale", I left out Spiced Pear at the Chanler. Excellent!
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Sep 1st, 2006, 09:30 AM
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I'll add Scales and Shells for excellent seafood and the Red Parrot for more casual dining.
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Sep 1st, 2006, 09:33 AM
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To add to Michelle's list:

Brick Alley, Red Parrot, Fifth Element

Rhumbline, A&O Fish House, H20...

Early October there will still be some boats offering sailings. Walk the Cliff Walk if the weather is along Ocean Drive.
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Sep 1st, 2006, 11:38 AM
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Had an unbelievably great meal at Clarke Cooke House last week.

The "Candy Store" area downstairs has a more causal feel and menu, but upstairs on "the Porch" is elegant and beautiful. Over looks the harbor and is delicious but expensive, it's a meal to splurge on. The Ravioli of Lobster and Wild Mushroom with leeks, morels, and beurre de champignon was one of the best first courses I have ever eaten!
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