Newport Casual Seafood Restaurant
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:
*Lower price point than Bowen's
*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.
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.