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Jan 14, 2008 08:11 AM

Birthday in Newport

I'm going to Newport from Feb 22nd to the 24th with my boyfriend and and friends to celebrate my 27th birthday. I have researched a couple of places, but I was wondering if anyone could give me some recommendations. My bday is on Fri the 22nd and I'm looking to go out to dinner, then go out for drinks/dancing. We are staying at the Wyndham Newport Onshore which is on Thames Street - seems to be right in the middle of everything. The Rhino Bar looks like it has dancing and seems like it has a fun vibe. Thanks for your help!

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  1. You could also try the Clarke Cooke House on Bannister's Wharf.

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    1. re: mvi

      im suggesting the salvation cafe to have dinner,then to boom boom room[clark cooke house]for after dinner fun,rhino room too!have fun and happy birthday!!!

      1. re: Sean

        its her 27th birthday not her 67th

          1. re: Sean

            or maybe brick alley,or buskers,mudville pub or even billy goodes for fish and chips,newports got a few places to go.the parrots good though,i was just thinking salvations kinda unique in newport,whatever.happy birthday again !!!!!!oh dont forget zeldas,bouchards,tuckers or even puerinis.

            1. re: im hungry

              I wish I could understand the Brick Alley love. I hear it all the time but's really just burgers, potato skins, etc. Nothing special at all (the food or the setting).

              What kind of dinner are you looking for? If something nice (ie not bar food) I'd suggest The Mooring or Cafe Zelda.

              1. re: JaneRI

                I never understood the Brick Alley thing either...don't forget Sardellas..very good food and nice atmosphere, whether you are 27 or 67!

                1. re: JaneRI

                  Excluding a few minor service blunders, I've had many solid dinners at Cafe Zelda. They have a well-priced wine list and the food is good and won't break the bank.

        1. Sardellas is always a good reasonable choice. The Mooring & 22 also excellent choices. They are all with in walking distance to the boom boom room (in the Cooke house), The Pellham, Newport Blues Cafe & Rhino Bar to dance the night away. Salvation Cafe is great but you will have to drive from Thames unless you are up for a brisk which case there are many bars along the way to make it interesting & fun. Happy Birthday!

          1. Thanks everyone for all of the great recommendations and birthday wishes!!!

            1. Birthday Girl................there are tons of restaurants in Newport in walking distance off America Cup Ave. Depending on your budget, anyone who has been to Newport will attest the Black Pearl is excellent, with the best New England clam chowder anywhere! Dinner in the Commodore Room at the Black Pearl (formal dining room) is recommended, but expensive. The Club House upstairs at Clarke's Cook House is excellent, but expensive as well. Clarke's Cook House also has a downstairs restaurant that is very good as well, but not as expensive. The Newport Blues Cafe is also good and reasonably priced. It is also where you can find live entertainment and dancing after dinner . Suggest you walk by the place during the day and see who is playing the nights you are there. Newport also has an excellent website to view these places I am recommending. The Red Parrot is also excellent (get the steamers) and reasonable. Beware...........make reservation at the higher end restaurants and know that they close early. Newport only runs half speed during the summer. Good luck.