Newport Named One of Best Foodie Towns in U.S.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

 

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White Horse Tavern highlighted among restaurants in Newport.

Newport has been named one of the best foodie cities in the country.

According to the Daily Meal, Newport and Providence make the list of top 50 best foodie towns in RI. 

Providence and Newport are two of eight New England cities to make the list. 

About Newport, the Daily Meal writes:

Rhode Island might be small, but two cities from the state made our list. Yes, Newport has always been known for its Gilded Age mansions and America’s Cup, but it's recently started being recognized for its bustling culinary scene. New restaurants are popping up all over town, and not all of them are seafood-focused. There are newbies like Bar and Board (New England cuisine with a Mediterranean twist), Root (vegan juice bar), and Cara (The Chanler's new tasting menu restaurant that draws on classic French, Italian and Spanish influences), to revamped classics like Stoneacre Brasserie (their creamy polenta is a must). Of course, you can’t forget the classic classics like White Horse Tavern, which has been around since 1673, making it one of the oldest restaurants in the country.

About Providence, the Daily Meal writes:

As the smallest state in the country, Rhode Island is often overlooked in the culinary world. Little known, this fun-sized state packs a punch in the culinary world, with one of the most famous culinary schools, Johnson & Wales University, right at the city center. New restaurants in Providence are popping up every day like Sarto, a Rhode Island-inspired Osteria & Salumeria offering a creative and modern take on rustic Italian fare. Recently opened O’Boy is a beautiful Asian/European restaurant led by chef Jae Choi, a graduate of Johnson & Wales. Yoleni’s, which launched in May, offers visitors a complete experience of authentic Greek gastronomy with a restaurant and cooking classes. And Mare Rooftop opened summer 2018 as the second rooftop restaurant in Providence serving a variety of Mediterranean cuisine. Can’t decide where to start? Book a Rhode Island Red Food Tour to taste the best of fresh local foods.

 

The Rankings 

About their list the Daily Meal writes, “While there are dozens of ways to judge a city or town for its food — and everyone has an opinion — the variety of restaurants, for one, is certainly an important factor. But equally important is the creativity of the dishes coming out of these eateries, the chefs being drawn to the area, and how they’re pushing the culinary envelope. A great food city or town is not defined by just one flavor or a big name, but rather a combination of many different factors.”

 

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10 Rocks Tapas Bar & Restaurant 

1091 Main Street Pawtucket, RI 02860

Cuisine: Tapas 

Participating in 2 for 1: Dinner 2 for 1 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $29.95

Not participating on January 25th

 

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579 Benefit Street Restaurant

579 Benefit Street Pawtucket, RI 0286

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $29.95

 

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Andreas Restaurant

268 Thayer Street Providence, RI 02906

Cuisine: Greek 

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $29.95

 

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141 Atwells Avenue Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: Southern Italian Comfort Food 

Participating in 2 for 1: Dinner 2 for 1

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Avvio Ristorante

86 Hillside Road Cranston, RI 02920

Cuisine: Italian 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $29.95

 

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Bravo Bistro

123 Empire Street Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: American Bistro 

Participating in 2 for 1: Dinner 2 for 1

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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The Capital Grille

10 Memorial Blvd. Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: Fine Dining Steak House 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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PHOTO: Capital Grille

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Capriccio

Two Pine Street Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: White Linen, Italian, Mediterranean

Serving: Dinner

Dinner Price: $34.95

 

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Cassarino's Ristorante

177 Atwells Avenue Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: Traditional Italian Comfort Food 

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

Not serving Restaurant Week after 3:00 pm on Saturdays

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CAV

14 Imperial Place Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: Upscale Contemporary

Serving: Lunch, Dinner

Dinner Price: $29.95

 

PHOTO: CAV

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Centro Restaurant and Lounge

One West Exchange Street Providence, RI 02903

 

Cuisine: Inspired Italian Cuisine 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Chapel Grille

3000 Chapel View Boulevard Cranston, RI 02920

Serving: Lunch, Dinner

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Chardonnay's Restaurant

393 Taunton Avenue [Rt 44] Seekonk, MA 02771

Cuisine: Modern, American, Italian, Asian, Seafood 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $29.95, $34.95

Serving dinner $29.95 Sunday-Thursday; Serving dinner $34.95 Friday & Saturday

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Circe East Greenwich

1646 Division Road East Greenwich, RI 02818

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Circe Restaurant & Bar

50 Weybosset Street Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: American

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Don Jose Tequilas Restaurant

351 Atwells Avenue Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: Upscale Mexican Cuisine 

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $29.95

 

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The Dorrance

60 Dorrance Street Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: Contemporary American, Contemporary European 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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The Duck and Bunny

312 Wickenden Street Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: Crepes, Cupcakes, Eclectic Fare 

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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East Bay Oyster Bar

308 County Road Barrington, RI 02806

Cuisine: Seafood 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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The East End 

244 Wickenden Street Providence, RI 02903

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $29.95

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Eleven Forty Nine Restaurant

1149 Division Street Warwick, RI 02818

Cuisine: A Contemporary Version of the Culinary Classics 

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Elizabeth's of Portofino

897 Post Road Warwick, RI 02888

Cuisine: Italian restaurant 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $29.95

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Federal Taphouse & Kitchen

279 Atwells Avenue Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: Urban Comfort Food 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $29.95


 

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Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

One West Exchange Street Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: Serving the finest Prime steak, seafood, and chops 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Fred & Steve's Steakhouse

100 Twin River Road Lincoln, RI 02865

Cuisine: Steak and Seafood 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Gracie's

194 Washington Street Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: Seasonally Inspired American Cuisine 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95


 

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Great Northern BBQ Co.

9 Parade Street Providence, RI 02909

Cuisine: Low and Slow Smoked Meats and Wood Fired Delicacies in a comfortable setting 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Harry's Bar & Burger 

121 North Main Street Providence, RI 02903

301 Atwells Avenue Providence, RI 02903

200 Front Street Lincoln, RI 002865

Cuisine: Burgers 

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $29.95 

Participating in 2 for 1: Lunch 2 for 1, Dinner 2 for 1

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Hemenway's Restaurant

121 South Main Street Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: Seafood 

Serving: Dinner

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Jacky's Waterplace Restaurant

200 Exchange Street Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: Contemporary Asian Cuisines 

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Joe Marzilli’s Old Canteen Italian Restaurant

120 Atwells Avenue Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: Italian 

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $29.95

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Kleos

250 Westminster Street Providence, RI 02903

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $29.95

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La Collina at Hillside Country Club

82 Hillside Avenue Rehoboth, MA 02769

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

 


 

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LUXE Burger Bar

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Cuisine: Burgers 

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Mare Rooftop

229 Waterman Street Providence, RI 02906

 

Cuisine: High quality seafood dining experience with a Mediterranean flair 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Massimo

134 Atwells Avenue Providence, RI 02903

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Matunuck Oyster Bar

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Cuisine: Seafood 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

 


 

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Cuisine: Seafood 

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Mercer's Delicatessen

485 Angell Street Providence, RI 02906
 

Serving: Lunch 

Participating in 2 for 1: Lunch 2 for 1

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Meritage Restaurant

5454 Post Road East Greenwich, RI 02818

 

Cuisine: Modern, American, Italian, Asian, Seafood 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95


 

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Metacom Kitchen

322 Metacom Avenue Warren, RI 02885

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $29.95


 

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Milk Money

566 South Water Street Providence, RI 02903

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $29.95

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Mill's Tavern Restaurant

101 North Main Street Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: Contemporary American Cuisine 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Nasturtium at Agawam Hunt

15 Roger Williams Avenue Rumford, RI 02916

Serving: Dinner

Dinner Price: $34.95

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New Rivers

7 Steeple Street Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: New American — Seasonal and Local 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95​
 

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North

122 Fountain Street Providence, RI 02903

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Oberlin

186 Union St Providence, RI 02903

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

 


 

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Pane e Vino Ristorante

365 Atwells Avenue Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: New Age Classic Neapolitan Cuisine 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95


 

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Persimmon Restaurant

99 Hope Street Providence, RI 02906

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

 


 

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Pot au Feu

44 Custom House Street Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: A favorite of Julia Child, Pot au Feu is America's Oldest French Bistro. 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95


 

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Providence Oyster Bar

283 Atwells Avenue Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: Fresh Seafood, Raw Bar, Sushi Bar 

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Red Stripe

455 Main Street East Greenwich, RI 02818

465 Angell Street Providence, RI 02906

Cuisine: Contemporary American 

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $29.95

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The River Social

200 Exchange Street Providence, RI 02903
 

Cuisine: Meditteranean 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Rooftop at the Providence G

100 Dorrance Street Providence, RI 02903

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95​
 

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Rosalina

50 Aborn Street Providence, RI 02903

 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $29.95​
 

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The Salted Slate

186 Wayland Avenue Providence, RI 02906

 

Cuisine: American 

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Sarto

86 Dorrance Street Providence, RI 02903

Serving: Lunch 

Dinner Price: No Dinner

Serving lunch Monday - Friday

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Shipyard at Twin River

100 Twin River Road Lincoln, RI 02865

Cuisine: American 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95 

Participating in 2 for 1: Dinner 2 for 1

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Skyline 

1 Finance Way Providence, RI 02903

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Siena

238 Atwells Avenue Providence, RI 02903

400 Putnam Pike Smithfield, RI 02917

5600 Post Road East Greenwich, RI 02818

Cuisine: Authentic Tuscan Cuisine 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Sydney Providence

400 Exchange Street Providence, RI 02903

Serving: Lunch 

Dinner Price: No Dinner 

Participating in 2 for 1: Lunch 2 for 1


 

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Tavolo Wine Bar & Tuscan Grille

289 Atwells Avenue Providence, RI 02903

970 Douglas Pike Smithfield, RI 02917

 

Cuisine: Italian 

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $29.95

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Ten Prime Steak & Sushi

55 Pine Street Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: Sushi, Steakhouse 

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Trattoria Romana

777 Tiverton Casino Boulevard Tiverton, RI 02878

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $29.95

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Trattoria Zooma

245 Atwells Avenue Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: Housemade Southern Italian Cuisine 

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Tumblesalts Cafe

1 Morgan Ave North Providence, RI 02911

 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $29.95

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Uno Chicago Grill

82 Providence Place Providence, RI 02903

Cuisine: Chicago Style Pizza 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $29.95 

Participating in 2 for 1: Dinner 2 for 1​
 

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The VIG

21 Atwells Avenue Providence, RI 02903

 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Vino Veritas

486 Broadway Providence, RI 02909

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

Not participating in lunch on Saturdays or Sundays

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Waterman Grille

4 Richmond Square Providence, RI 02906

Cuisine: Wood Grilled American Comfort Food 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

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Wicked Good Bar & Grill

100 Twin River Road Lincoln, RI 02865

Cuisine: Pub Fare 

Serving: Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95 

Participating in 2 for 1: Dinner 2 for 1​
 

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Xaco Taco

370 Richmond Street Providence, RI 02903

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95 

Participating in 2 for 1: Dinner 2 for 1

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Yoleni's

292 Westminster Street Providence, RI 02903

Serving: Lunch, Dinner 

Dinner Price: $34.95

 
 

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