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Last minute Anniversary request for Newport, Bristol, or nearby

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bakerboyz Jul 10, 2012 07:22 AM

May be heading to Newport area from Boston on Thursday to spend a few hours walking around and maybe hit a beach. Would like a very nice dinner after. Looking at Permisson or Hourglass Brasserie in Bristol. Wll do anything from very casual to more upscale but great food a must. If we are coming from beah we may not be dressed for upscale dinner. Thanks.

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    Frank Terranova Jul 10, 2012 12:32 PM

    If your in Newport the Inn at Castle Hill. its a nice place for an anniversary. Romantic then sit out side and over look the harbor. At Tallulah the food is a good a bit over rated. The food at Castle Hill will be first rate and at Tallulah you night end up sitting on the next person's lap thats how cramped.

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      Gin n Tonic Jul 10, 2012 01:50 PM

      Funny, but I think the opposite - that Tallulah's food is clearly better than Castle Hill, which I think doesn't quite live up to its location and reputation. But differences of opinion make for horse races.

      And while Tallulah's is small and not super-quiet, I've had no difficulty having a romantic and comfortable meal there.

    2. RC51Mike Jul 10, 2012 11:30 AM

      Perro Salado might willingly accept flip flop wearers. The outside patio is a little crowded somewhat beyond cozy but very nice. Was going to suggest Salvation Cafe but they appear to have been "closed for renovations" for quite some time.

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        Gin n Tonic Jul 10, 2012 10:55 AM

        If you're already in Newport, no sense driving back to Bristol to eat. Tallulah on Thames would be a great choice for a "very nice dinner", although if you're wearing flip-flops and a bathing suit you may not be comfortable.

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          LMWW Jul 10, 2012 09:46 AM

          It's a completely different vibe from the two you mentioned, but check out Beehive Cafe. Especially if you are on the more casual side.

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