Newport RI rec's for dinner !
Brick Alley is a good lunch place. Moorings is good. Clark Cook House (Candy House), West Deck, Scales and Shells (only seafood, cash only), 22 Bowen are good on Thames St. The absolute best is Castle Hill Inn (expensive and you have to drive but a view to die for). For "funky" fried seafood, Flo's clamshack.
Brick Alley gets very good reviews here but I can live w/out it - don't get me wrong, the food is very good....but it's burgers, sandwiches, etc. Nothing special.
I'm a fan of the Mooring but didn't get there once this summer so no recent experiences.
Cafe Zelda is very good, a sort of bistro vibe.....yummy french fries and homemade mac & cheese.
Spiced Pear is very pricey but if it's warm enough to sit on the terraza (it'd be a patio at a lower price point), you CANNOT beat the view/setting/ambience....go for lunch.