Best value for sea food in Newport , RI
I am looking to take my wife to a really nice lobster/ seafood dinner in Newport this week. I don't mind paying a lot of money but I expect quality. All comments are welcomed. When i searched it seems that a lot of threads are outdated. Thanks again
We've never dined at Scales and Shells, but each time we visit Newport, we dine at the Mooring. Their seafood is always fresh and well prepared, and the view of the harbor is very nice.
Anthony's Seafood in Middletown is our favorite seafood destination. It's not big on ambience, however it is very clean. Their seafood is fresh, well-cooked, and reasonably priced. It's worth the 15-minute trip over there.
If you are looking for value Anthony's is it. The food is "really nice" but it is not a special night out kind of place.
How important is a view for you and your wife? If it doesn't matter Scales is a great, relatively affordable, option.
If price is not a problem (as you suggest in the body of your post), go to Caste Hill. Outstanding food, service and view.
As Frobisher said, if price isn't a problem, go to Castle Hill, particularly if the weather is nice, as it's supposed to be tomorrow and Saturday. I'm also very fond of Tallulah on Thames. Neither it nor Castle Hill are stereotypical seafood places, but very nice high-end dining experiences.
Scales and Shells was also suggested, rightfully, IMO. Lower price point than the other two I mentioned, but cash-only, if I recall correctly, so keep that in mind.