Romantic type lunch in Newport, RI??
Due to scheduling conflicts--we are going to celebrate Valentine's Day by going out to lunch on Wednesday. I'm looking for a nice restaurant in Newport---specifically with seafood and a waterview. It will be a bit of a splurge, but we're not looking to break the bank.
Has the Black Pearl opened up again for the season? Give them a call. Otherwise you can go to the Mooring. It can be pricey if you don't order carefully. The Barking Crab is open now too and has good seafood at decent prices. You're not right on the water there, but you can see it across America's Cup Avenue! There is also a restaurant out on Goat Island that sits right on the water in the middle of the marina. I forget what it is called...the Bluefin? something like that. Do a google search for Newport restaurants and it will show up.
Thanks everyone for the suggestions! We ended up going to the Mooring--it definitely was what I was looking for. We got there at 2, and there was still enough people around to make it feel alive. Sat by the water. I'd say the food was good--not great--but very good. The waitstaff was perfect and the atmosphere was really nice--upscale seafood, without being stuffy.
It made the afternoon. Thanks again!!