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Newport RI rec's for dinner !

defboater Sep 19, 2007 11:22 AM

We will be in Newport for 3 nights and looking for rec's for mid priced dinner. Would like a good wine list, good food, any cuisine! Anyone been to Brick House and Mooring? they seem to get good press. Thank you!

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    JaneRI RE: defboater Sep 19, 2007 12:27 PM

    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.

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      John Cuttino RE: defboater Sep 19, 2007 01:08 PM

      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.

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        JaneRI RE: John Cuttino Sep 20, 2007 05:23 AM

        Let me say about West Deck that the food is good INSIDE....the outdoor tables serve crappy bar food.

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        mvi RE: defboater Sep 20, 2007 06:00 AM

        I'm a fan of the Mooring for wine selections and really good seafood/ pub type food. The setting is great, too.

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