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TaTee Sep 12, 2009 12:11 PM

Will be there next week to visit my son and daughter in law and to attend the Boat Show. Would like a recommendation for a nice dinner. My online research has given me two spots: The White Horse Inn and Restaurant Bouchard. Which would you choose and what other recommendations do you have? Thanks.

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    Frank Terranova RE: TaTee Sep 12, 2009 12:22 PM

    Hi,
    Both are very good. Also the Inn at Castle Hill not only beautiful but the food is excellent. In Newport parking is difficult but these have free parking for guests.Yesterdays is very good. Fluke, very good kind of hip type place, Clarke Cooke House very good. Actually Newport has hands down in my opinion the best of restaurants in R.I based on a ciity. The great part is you can walk around after at night and visit the local shope.

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      RichK RE: TaTee Sep 12, 2009 03:28 PM

      Mama Louisa's in Newport. Excellent food great service.

      1. Shoreliner RE: TaTee Sep 12, 2009 04:36 PM

        I would suggest The Mooring. I liked their menu and we wanted to eat there but weren't able to get reservations at the last minute.

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          RIRN2008 RE: TaTee Sep 12, 2009 04:42 PM

          I was in Newport last week for the Irish Festival...my daughter works in Newport, and she recommended Lucia's...we had a wonderful meal!

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            JaneRI RE: TaTee Sep 13, 2009 12:45 PM

            I used to love it, but I've been told that Bouchard has gone SERIOUSLY downhill. That's just heresy, I haven't been.

            Check out The Castle Hill Inn. You won't find a prettier setting.

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              CheesyWiner RE: TaTee Sep 15, 2009 01:48 PM

              Spark is a great BYOB on Broadwya, very cozy and amazing food. Make reservations because they are small
              Mamma Luisa is best Italian hands down. Make reservations because they are popular
              well it's boat show weeken.d....make reservations anywhere!
              Rhumbline for nice food and charming atmosphere in The Point
              Zelda's for nice food and charming atmosphere on Thames
              Mooring for waterfront, seafood and easy downtown location
              Want to spend some $$$...CookeHouse, Spiced Pear

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                TaTee RE: CheesyWiner Sep 16, 2009 03:51 PM

                Thanks for your help. I have decided on the following: Thursday, The Mooring; Friday, Mamma Luisa; and Sunday, The Spiced Pear. Will give a report upon
                my return.

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                  TaTee RE: TaTee Sep 22, 2009 08:09 AM

                  Boat show was great and the weather was superb and so were two of the three choices. Mamma Luisa was a disappointment :-( but The Mooring and The Spiced Pear were superb. Great ambience at The Mooring, friendly staff, good drinks and great food. The Spiced Pear is one of those really special restaurants, lovely setting, great food, WOW desserts and a knowledgeable and competent staff. Even the ladies' room is gorgeous! Will be back in June and will do a repeat.

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                    CheesyWiner RE: TaTee Oct 1, 2009 07:24 AM

                    I have to ask what happened at Mamma Luisa's? This is our favorite restaurant in town and always seems to get good reviews. Just curious why it didn't do it for you.

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                foodiene217 RE: TaTee Oct 5, 2009 10:34 AM

                Bouchard and Castle Hill are both great.

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