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Newport, RI - best dinner you've ever had?

sschock Jun 14, 2010 07:32 PM

I'm taking my boyfriend on a special birthday weekend trip to Newport in August and need a good recommendation for dinners and lunches. I'm looking for a "special-occasion" type place that has amazing food and wine. Any recommendations are welcome!!

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    trail 6 Jun 20, 2010 09:01 AM

    Castle Hill. We did a 7 course menu with wines last Fall. Everything was perfect. Two wines were upgraded when the requested wine was not available. We were impressed!

    1. Bivalve88 Jun 18, 2010 07:00 PM

      I'm not sure what your definition of amazing is, but I love Restaurant Bouchard. I've enjoyed Spiced Pear but I'm in no rush to go back. The only thing amazing about the Spiced Pear was the prices - pretentious menu and execution was way off. Castle Hill is wonderful - great food and surroundings. But something always seems to be "off" every time we've gone. We never leave with that blissful feeling of everything being just right. And every time we go to the White Horse Tavern, we end up looking at eachother and saying, "Why didn't we go to Bouchard's?" The only thing about Bouchard's is that it doesn't have the "wow" factor that Castle Hill has. But for me, I'm always very, very happy.

      Spiced Pear Restaurant
      117 Memorial Boulevard, Newport, RI 02840

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        Grendal Jun 18, 2010 04:07 PM

        I agree castle hill.

        I took my girl to Tucker's Bistro, and boy oh boy was she impressed.

        I took her out to Restaurant Bouchard, and she was even more impressed.

        Cafe Zelda was good too. Be warned, these places are a bit on the pricey side.

        Tucker's Bistro
        150 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840

        Cafe Zelda
        528 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840

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          rkstrat Jun 17, 2010 08:14 AM

          Castle Hill will do it for sure.

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            Frobisher Jun 15, 2010 06:07 AM

            Castle Hill

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              Sean Jun 16, 2010 06:11 AM


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              Bluebird Jun 14, 2010 07:35 PM

              Castle Hill or Persimmon in Bristol for a special occasion place.

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              1. re: Bluebird
                eodell Jun 15, 2010 03:43 AM

                Agreed on Castle Hill. Spiced Pear at the Chanler and the White Horse Tavern are also excellent.

                Spiced Pear Restaurant
                117 Memorial Boulevard, Newport, RI 02840

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