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Aug 6, 2013 07:23 AM

Honeymoon in Newport

My fiance and I are getting married in Boston the weekend of October 12th and we are planning on doing a mini-honeymoon (mini-moon!) to Newport, RI for a few days after the wedding.

Neither of us have been before but we are big foodies and are looking forward to relaxing, delicious visit. We've done a little research but are open to suggestions. So far I've checked out Tallulah on Thames, the Mooring, and the Spiced Pear and they all seem delicious. Here is what we need recs for:

*Low-key dinner Sunday night--we'll be driving in from Boston and likely exhausted.

*Dinners Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday---it's ok if 1 or 2 of them are high end. We'll likely do Tallulah on Weds since it's the only day it is open when we are there.

*Lunches--Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday--we prefer something laid back and casual for this.

*Recommendation for best lobster roll in town--I'm a New England girl and very picky about my lobster rolls. I like them simple, with FRESH lobster meat.

We love seafood and since we live in Michigan we are hoping to get as much fresh New England seafood as we can. We are hoping to find foods that are specific to RI/Newport. We also like farm-to-table, Italian, French, Mediterranean, and Asian.

We are not 100% sure where we are staying yet but it will likely be Castle Hill Inn or the Attwater.

Thanks so much for your help!

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  1. You guys should definitely hit Thames Street Kitchen! Their summer hours are Tues to Sun nights from 530. Make sure you call ahead for a reservation as the restaurant is rather small and it does get rather busy in the summer. Food is local farm to table, it's not a huge menu but we have not had a bad meal here. It's BYO so it helps keep your check down!
    Pasta Beach on Memorial Blvd is a great place for a casual lunch, pastas are all cooked a la minute so they are al dente.
    On Wed there is a great Farmers Market on Memorial Blvd where Talluah's has a taco truck set up, so too a pizza truck...
    Enjoy your stay here in Newport!

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    1. re: Shazz

      This is great! Thank you. Is Thames Street Kitchen still open in the fall? We won't be there until October.

      1. re: Elyssa

        TSK is open in the fall check their website for Fall hours.

      2. re: Shazz

        I agree with this thread totally. TSK, Pasta Beach, even Bouchards is good. Spiced Pear, Fluke, Clark Cooke House. Tallulah is over priced for a few leaves of vegetables.

      3. Bouchard's is great for a high-end meal. We were underwhelmed by the Spiced Pear - although it was a few years ago - and even the White Horse Tavern disappointed us the last couple of times. 22 Bowen's never disappoints, if you're in the mood for steak.

        For low-key Mexican in a cool, funky old space, try Perro Salado. Great food and cocktails.

        1. I like Tallulah, but LOVE Jake Rojas' tacos at his shack in Dutch Harbor (Jamestown). Fresh lobster and other seafood, locally sourced poultry, meat, and produce - combined with a pretty and unusual setting. I would highly recommend this for a casual, off the beaten path lunch option:

          Also love the Perro Salado recommendation for a casual dinner. You might also enjoy Salvation Cafe. TSK is really great, as well. If you have a car, I would suggest a drive to Bristol for a meal at Persimmon, as well.

          1. For high end Bouchards, White Horse Tavern, and CastleHill. Great Italian Mama Luisa, great Seafood Scales & Shells. Lunch Zelda's, Black Pearl.
            Congrats on your wedding and enjoy!!

            1. We were able to get a reservation at Tallulah for the Wednesday night we'll be there (last night).

              On Monday night we want to do a great seafood restaurant--we are thinking Scales and Shells, Clarke Cooke House or The Mooring. Do you think those are the right choices? Are reservations necessary?

              Also for lunch--where can we find the best lobster roll in town? Thanks!