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Wedding thoughts on Paddy's, Misquamicut or Mystic Aquarium...or others?

Hi! I really would not say Paddys would make an elegant setting. The Rotunda in Newport is BEAUTIFUL...the view is amazing, I have been to several weddings there and between the florist and caterers they can really make it special. Blackstone Caterers does a wonderful job and they are 1 mile from the venue, if you go for a tasting and to view the location. The Atlantic Beach club also does a great Job- beautiful room , great view very professonal staff, great food (upstairs). Also the Towers in Narragansett (very elegant /chic )offers a beautiful location, Historic towers. beautiful inside, great location for pictures...right across from the beach. hotel right across the street ,and the Coast guard house(restaurant & bar) next to continue the party after or rehersal dinner. Blackstone also caters there too.

Newport, RI, with a toddler

Yesterdays is very toddler friendly ( my 2yr &5yr old love it) but they also cater to the grown ups with great menu choices excellent specials and a great wine and beer list...all very reasonable. Red Parrot and Sardellas are great choices too! If it is nice out O'briens on lower Thames is kid friendly outside and the food is decent. The Brick Alley is always super busy and the is usually always a long wait.

Newport and vicinity recommendations for NYC foodies

She is correct Castle Hill is part of the Relais & Chateaux properties...if you visit the web site it explains everything . The sign at the entrance of Castle Hill also has Relais & Chateaux on it.

North Conway

We love Bellinis (great Italian ), The Red Fox. Horse Feathers & the 1785 inn I love The Met for coffee and breakfast treats...also There is a great bagel shop it may be called Bagels plus- I cant remember the name but they have great homemade bagels and Hummus. We also frequent Delaneys-always very busy

Portland, Me, Newport, RI, Marthas Vineyard

If it a nice night you can get appetizers right on the water at either 22 bowens or The Black Pearl and watch the boats and sunset. Both have a patio outside.

Elliot's Fish and Steak House - Anyone have an opinion?

Hi Sean,
My husband and I love Elliots...We usually sit at the bar to watch a game the kitchen staff is generally from Turtle Soup so If you like it there you will enjoy Elliots, and it is usually not as crowded, and each time we have eaten there the bartenders were great. I am not sure if it is on this summers menu but the Jerk Chicken was terrific.

Newport, R.I. recs, please...

Hi! The White Horse is still operating I have heard very positive and wonderful reviews from several people that have enjoyed their experience there.

Bakeries/Bagel Shop in Newport?

There is Katerinas bakery off of Bellevue near the Tennis hall of fame. There are the Chain places Panera bread and Starbucks right in the center of downtown and there is a great coffee shop right past the Blackpearl at the end of the wharf...I just cant remember the name of it-but the view is awesome it might be called the Coffee Grinder

Salvation Cafe or Perro Salado in Newport?

Salvation Cafe

Newport, R.I. recs, please...

I always recommend 22 bowens, The Mooring and Castle Hill the food is always terrific and you can not beat the view. I have heard alot of great things about the Whitehorse Tavern...They have a great new chef there, West Deck,and Pronto are always good as is Sardellas...they are all with in walking distance to any night life after as well. Tuckers is wonderful, off of Broadway & Yesterdays is great with a terrific selection of on tap beers and a great wine list -the food on both sides of yesterdays is great.

South County Rhode Island Beach Fare

Try Marias Seaside cafe the food is always wonderful for dinner.

A week in narragansett....where to eat?

You will be able to source out all your fresh seafood needs right in Galilee...from digging your own clams to buying lobsters off the boat or fresh fish from Champlins. Local healthfood store - Food for Thought off of Point Judith road in the building Behind Arturo Joes Restaurant. Restaurants...Coast Guard House has been getting alot of great feedback lately ( there is a new chef there) Turtle soup and Almafi always great views and very consistant food. I love Cheeky Monkey right next to Belmont and right near Trio which just opened 2 weeks ago,you can sit outside there too. You can venture to Wakefield (about 5 minutes away )for Crave seafood and steak ..about 6 doors down from there is another heath food store Alternative food co-op both on Main street. Have Fun!

Newport Rest. Week - Pronto

Pronto is a great choice. They always have a fun menu and I have yet to hear any negative reviews in fact my husband LOVES eating there.& they have a terrific wine list.

Girls weekend in Newport...recs?

Sat night if you would like everything with in walking distance you could make a reservation at either 22 bowens or The Mooring the food is wonderful. They are also within walking distance of any night life for after dinner. There is also the Red Parrot more on the Pub food side but offers a fun drink list and a very large menu (something for everyone.) West Deck usually offers Brunch as with Castle Hill & I think Cafe Zelda.

Near St. Georges in Newport

Twenty two Bowens, & The Mooring both located right on the water on Bannisters wharf . Also Castle Hill located along Ocean Drive. Food & Service exceptional at all.

newport restaurant week - apr 6-12

castle hill, the mooring, pronto,west deck, Bouchards,white horse(great new chef!), sardellas all great in Newport- Jamestown bay voyage and trattoria simpatico are terrific if out towards portsmouth/ tiverton try the boathouse & 15 point road all restaurants that are in restaurant are all very good the above are my favorites.

Good Eats Around Portsmouth, R.I.?

there is a new restaurant on east main road called fieldstones (the old Portsmouth oyster bar ) there is also 15 Point road right on the water. about 10 minutes from there off of 24 is the Boathouse beautiful location great food also on the water in Tiverton.

After Newport Mansions - good lunch suggestions?

The Mooring, Castle Hill & 22 Bowens would offer you a great lunch with a great view. -the view food and service are all excellent at all three.

Easter Brunch or Dinner in RI

Sean , I had actually just spoken with Chef Stephen he is planning on doing a homemade salmon pastrami crepe w/ a dill creme fraiche foam, an oven roasted leg of rabbit with truffle begger purse ravioli with early spring veg & a rack of lamb i think i remembered everthing he said. Hope this helps.

Easter Brunch or Dinner in RI

Crave will be open for dinner. Bay Voyage has their brunch which is alway great. Coast Guard house has also reopened for the season. Shelter harbor Inn, The Boathouse and Waterman grill too!

Dinner this weekend in Newport, RI

restaurant bouchard, tuckers or castle hill are all great choices...I would reccommend making reservations where ever you choose for this will be a very busy weekend. The parade starts at 11:00 and runs down broadway-right down to lower thames, you may find that the busiest places will be the bars. the streets during the day will be jammed packed will people until the end of the parade.

Birthday in Newport

The Rhino Bar might work better, the "boom boom room " does not really get going until 10:30-11 ish so you may want a little more party atmosphere earlier, depending on your reservation at the Parrot. Drinks down stairs at the Boom Boom are not crazy expensive, and given that you arrive and there is a good crowd its a blast. another option is the Pellham which is very close to all three places and they usually have live bands and a great crowd. Have Fun!

looking for fresh figs in Maine

figs are not in season right now

Katerina's in South Kingstown-Review?

Hopefully one negative review does not turn you away from Lilianas, I will certainly be returning, We frequent Lilianas on a regular basis and have ALWAYS enjoyed everything. However there is another restaurant slated to open this spring in the Narragansett pier -TRIO owned by the Newport Harbor corp. (sister restaurants 22 bowens, the Mooring, Waterman grille, Castle Hill and Blackstone Catering) I believe they are now taking reservations for parties. They are located right next to The Village Inn. Depending on the size of your rehearsal dinner The Cheeky Monkey also in the Pier is terrific and is very cozy. THey are both with in walking distance to a hotel.

Katerina's in South Kingstown-Review?

It is Lilianas...the food is wonderful & they have a function room. They did a beautiful job redoing everything. I would highly recommend Lilianas you will love it!

newport ri delivery?

You could try Everyday Gourmet located 677 Thames street ( right next to Mamma Luisa) The recently opened...I am almost positive they had an ad in the paper stating they would deliver.

Meyer Lemon source in RI?

Belmont Market in Wakefield has them.

Birthday in Newport

Sardellas is always a good reasonable choice. The Mooring & 22 also excellent choices. They are all with in walking distance to the boom boom room (in the Cooke house), The Pellham, Newport Blues Cafe & Rhino Bar to dance the night away. Salvation Cafe is great but you will have to drive from Thames unless you are up for a brisk which case there are many bars along the way to make it interesting & fun. Happy Birthday!

Tasty & beautiful wedding cake in Newport/Providence?

Cappuccinos in Middletown 5 minutes from Newport . They do an amazing job!!! My wedding cake was delicious & beautiful and they are wonderful & creative to work with. I have used them on many occasions they also do favor cookies that are incredible. I believe they also have a web site.

Apple Picking RI

Try sweetberry farm in middletown...5 minutes from norman bird santuary. It is very clean, apples are plentiful ( as of last weekend ) you can also eat lunch there. They have sandwiches and prepared meals, and pastries-gourmet cheeses etc. It was our first year there and will definatly return next year.