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Honeymooning in Newport, RI - Aug 27th

Brigita Aug 4, 2006 04:01 PM

We are staying at the Castle Hill Inn and already have a reservation there for one night. Can people recommend other places to have meals, drinks? I have heard Flo's Clam Shack also. Want to buy wine to bring back as well. Thank you! We are from NYC, if that helps anyone decide what to recommend.

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    yerfatma RE: Brigita Aug 4, 2006 07:28 PM

    I moved away years ago, but it looks like the <a href="http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide... Desk</a> is still good. <a href="http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide... White Horse Tavern</a> is the first tavern in the US (jacket and tie required). Avoid Brick Alley Pub unless you're searching for mediocrity.

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      John Cuttino RE: Brigita Aug 4, 2006 07:50 PM

      Many good options. Castle Hill Inn is the best, be there for sunset.
      West Deck, Scales and Shells, The Mooring, 22 Bowen in the Thames St area are good/great.
      Flo's Clam shack has the best fried seafood. Very "down and dirty". Just off First (Easton's) Beach.
      The wine shop on Bellevue is the best.

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        Brigita RE: Brigita Aug 4, 2006 07:57 PM

        Thank you. I don't mind blending the fancy-pants places with the places like Flo's. Can't wait!

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          Sap115 RE: Brigita Aug 4, 2006 08:02 PM

          Newport Vineyards has a nice place for wine tasting. The wines aren't half bad. I really liked the cabernet franc that they had.

          1. a l i c e RE: Brigita Aug 8, 2006 01:00 AM

            You might find some useful info in this thread. Incidentally, I am among those who doesn't like Flo's....I would hate to have you eat bad food on your honeymoon.


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              JaneRI RE: Brigita Aug 9, 2006 08:43 PM

              I don't think very much of Newport or Sakonnet wineries, but I think Westport Rivers (Westport MA) is wonderful....known for sparklers (excellent) and they also make a nice dry rose that I like.

              1. sivyaleah RE: Brigita Aug 9, 2006 08:44 PM


                My report from about a year ago - hope it helps.

                And we disliked 22 Boewens enormously. Too touristy and overpriced to boot.

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                  lvtotry RE: Brigita Aug 9, 2006 08:54 PM

                  Had a great dinner at the West Deck this past weekend. A bit more upscale inside then a great place to have a few drinks after (a bit rowdy though.) The candy store has great sushi and the black pearl patio is a fun place to hang outside and have a drink at sunset.

                  1. xilinxchic RE: Brigita Aug 15, 2006 02:42 PM

                    The Spiced Pear strikes me as very different than it's name - it is more parlor-room old-money glamour than contemporary, but views from the dining room of the cliffwalk is so romantic. I had a lovely meal as well.

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                      Brigita RE: xilinxchic Aug 15, 2006 06:36 PM

                      The place looks amazing, but wow, those prices are even a bit crazy for New York City, and I am someone who will pay them!

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                      Brigita RE: Brigita Aug 15, 2006 03:09 PM

                      Lots of good places to choose from. The Castle Hill Inn also recommended a place called The Obelisk and Asterik (I think)?? Has anyone been there?

                      1. a l i c e RE: Brigita Aug 15, 2006 03:24 PM

                        I believe it's just called "Asterix" now. It was excellent before the name change and I have not been since this revamping (name and menu overhaul?).

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                          Brigita RE: Brigita Aug 15, 2006 06:35 PM

                          I will find out and report back !

                          1. Dax RE: Brigita Aug 16, 2006 03:56 PM

                            I liked West Deck on my one trip there a few months back. Pricey but great food.

                            Baked Oysters au Gratin with Leeks, Fennel Sauce & Parmesan Cheese $13. I could have eaten 12 of these. I get enough raw oysters in Boston so like to try other variations and this was delicious.

                            Bermuda Fish Chowder with Gosling’s Rum & Sherry Pepper Sauce
                            $7.50. Ok, but I'll stick to dark and stormies for my intake of Goslings

                            Lobster Fatulli ~ Poached Lobster with Button Mushrooms, Potato Gnocchi, & Lobster Cream $44/market. Pricy, but delicious. I think the meat was from a 1.25 lb lobster. Gnocchi good but not amazing.

                            I forget what dish my friend had but he ate all of it.


                            Bob's on Thames is ok for pressed sandwiches. Avoid the Red Parrot.

                            Menu at the Cheeky Monkey looked good


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                              Pegmeister RE: Brigita Aug 16, 2006 05:39 PM

                              I absolutely love the Cheeky Monkey! The atmosphere is funky but the food presentation is lovely. The bananas foster dessert was my favorite, but the shrimp in puff pastry appetizer was a close second!

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                                Dax RE: Pegmeister Aug 16, 2006 06:41 PM

                                Pegmeister what were the prices like at Cheeky? I seem to recall they were a little less than West Deck but it's been a couple of months since I saw their menu in person and prices are not listed on the website.

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