Fodor's Expert Review The Black Pearl
Choose your ambience at this mainstay on the Newport waterfront: formal or laid-back. Country pâté, escargots, rack of lamb, and roast duck with Modena sauce are among the classic offerings at the posh, forest-green Commodore Room (jacket required and reservations essential). For a more casual lunch or dinner—though as with the Commodore Room, cell phone use is not permitted—visit the Tavern (no reservations accepted), where old nautical maps hang on the black walls. The Tavern's fare is standard American—with salads, burgers and other sandwiches, and grilled meat and fish. 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.
Newport, Rhode Island 02840, USA