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Nov 27, 2006 11:46 PM

Dinner in Newport RI

Looking for a nice spot for dinner in Newport. Have done The Black Pearl, Peurini's (spelling?), Red Parrot. Would rather not shell out spend more than $22/entree. Recommendations? Anywhere fairly new worth trying? Is Cheeky Monkey worth the money?

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  1. The Black Pearl is a winner in my book.
    I have not been in Newport in some time. When I was traveling there quite frequently, Clarks Cook House was on my "A" list. Took clients there. We were never dissapointed.

    1. I would recommend Tucker's Bistro. It may be a few dollars over your price point, but the food is excellent, as is service and the ambience. The Shrimp Thai Nachos are amazing for an appetizer. Their description does not do the dish justice!

      1. I'd make a dinner out of appetizers at Tucker's.

        1. I am not a Newport Veteran (only been about 5-6 times). But I usually head to Christies Warf. An extensive menu, large dining room(s), and dance floor with live entertainment.

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          1. re: CheifBost

            Sorry to disappoint you, but Christie's is no more. It closed at the end of this summer, and now is a private yacht club of some sort.

          2. I loved the Cheeky Monkey. I was there in the summer at lunch time and they were not open, but when I peaked in to see what the atmosphere was like, one of the staff invited me in to look around. Went back later in the evening and had appetiziers and dessert. The shrimp appetizer was wrapped in a phylo dough and drizzled with a spicy cream sauce with a lovely presentation. For dessert, flambed bananas foster couldn't get any better! To top it off the same young woman who had let us in to check out the restaurant, was bartending and treated us to a free glass of wine!