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Newport Casual Seafood Restaurant

MyrnEats May 11, 2011 02:12 PM

Visiting Newport in June for our 5th wedding anniversary. Have our "special" dinner reservations made for Bowen's but am looking for a rec for the other night. Since we'll be eating steak at Bowen's, I'm interested in a restaurant that favors seafood. Other things I'm looking for:

*Good food
*Lower price point than Bowen's
*Fairly casual
*Good drinks
*Fun atmosphere
*Downtown/Waterfront area so we can walk

Also looking for places to have drinks while we are there. We are in our early 30s and enjoy a fun bar/restaurant for drinks - no club or dance scene places please.

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    jdgall May 11, 2011 03:16 PM

    I think Scales would fit your needs very well. Great seafood!

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    1. re: jdgall
      im hungry May 11, 2011 04:05 PM

      Scales is a great call,have a dark and stormy across the street at Zeldas before dinner...

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      Alica May 11, 2011 06:04 PM

      Don't forget Scales is cash or checks only. That caught us off guard.

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      1. re: Alica
        MyrnEats May 13, 2011 12:07 PM

        Thanks for the heads up. We never carry cash so would definitely need to plan ahead if we go with this rec.

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        debtslave May 12, 2011 10:14 AM

        Totally agree on the Scales and Shells rec.

        On you drinks query, my favorite fun but not scene-y watering holes are:

        *Pour Judgement, on lower Broadway (excellent reasonably priced food as well - the same ownership group just opened The Speakeasy on Thames)
        *The Tiki Bar at Salvation Cafe on Broadway (which should be reopening from their remodel any day now)
        *Norey's on Broadway (great craft beer list)
        *Perro Salado (excellent and creative margaritas)
        *Fluke (craft cocktails are their specialty - tho many are quite tart/sour)
        *The Moorings (some very professional bar staff in this joint)
        *Upstairs at Tallulah's on lower Thames (could stop in on your way to Scales)
        *41 North (the drinks are pricier than other spots in town, but the water views are awfully nice)
        *Top of Newport - on the roofdeck at the Viking Hotel (I could not get enough of their fresh cucumber/blueberry cocktail last summer - seriously, it was an addiction).
        *The Fastnet - everyone's favorite pub (an excellent pint of Guinness and live Irish music on Sunday nights)

        Hope this helps.

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        1. re: debtslave
          MyrnEats May 13, 2011 12:07 PM

          Sounds like a great list of drink spots. You've covered a bit of everything.

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