Atlantic Beach Club

Atlantic Beach Club

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.atlanticbeachclub.com/
  • Phone: 4018472750x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Nightly
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Kurt Schultz
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Friday and Saturday nights in the lounge 8pm-12pm
    Sunday afternoon Jazz 3-7 Mac Chrupcula and special guests
  • Special Events: Rehearsal dinners, anniversary parties, birthday parties, weddings, corporate events, clambakes .

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: More than enough parking year round. Two lots on either side of the building.
A word from Atlantic Beach Club
Whether you're looking for casual outdoor dining or fine seafood and steaks, The Atlantic Beach Club has something to suit your taste: patio dining outside in the summer including clamcakes and burgers; a full menu of wonderfully prepared seafood,steaks, and pasta; banquet menu for rehearsal dinners and special events; Sunday buffet brunch served from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM,
including a carving station and a large offering of
breakfast and lunch items.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Atlantic Beach Club reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (31)great for outdoor dining (27)good for groups (19)great for brunch (15)great for lunch (13)special occasion (12)neighborhood gem (10)vibrant bar scene (9)kid-friendly (8)fit for foodies (8)hot spot (5)romantic (5)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • A Favorite, But Changes Disappoint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Atlantic Beach Club has been one of our go-to places for many years. Good food and service right by the beach. However, there have been some changes that we find disappointing. The complimentary assorted olives, oil, and grated cheese for dipping bread have been replaced with chopped olives and butter. A house salad used to be included with every entre, but is no longer. The portions are also a bit smaller. We always considered the Atlantic Beach Club a good dining value. Now not so much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud music killed conversation
    abcd
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Booked dinner for party of 6 in dining room for 50th birthday dinner. They didn't tell us dining room closed for private event. Seated us in bar where loud jazz band played. Could not hear across table. One member of party order steak which was tough and had to send back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth a stop
    DavePVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Overall I was not that impressed with the Swordfish sandwich but the service was good and the rest of the meals in my party looked pretty good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly Service
    tjjeVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Always friendly and fun at the ABC. The lobster roll is excellent and the fisherman's platter is unbelievable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lively, a little noisy, nice view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Our dinners were great, scallops not sandy, mixed grill of fish all well prepared pretty. Fairly busy outside on the patio, and the bar was off to the side from the dining area which was good. If you want the quieter dining, there are lots of inside tables.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food and service
    12345
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great clam chowder Seafood in bouillabaisse overlooked broth bland Nice sitting outside thankfully away from very loud live music
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food at restaurant on beach
    JimCo48
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food, service, and view were all outstanding. French Onion Soup was incredible. Both of our fish entrees were well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go for Lunch
    PennyVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We found Atlantic Beach Club to be an ideal spot for lunch, as had been recommended to us while in Newport, but disappointing in comparison to other Newport retaurants, for dinner. The Lobster Boil tasted too heavily of the three types of sausages boiled with it. I prefer my seafood to taste like seafood, and not like sausage! The corn was mushy and not sweet. The four of us agreed that the linguini with red clam sauce, which we ordered as an appetizer, was the best dish we had. I would not go back for dinner. Our server was excellent and the ocean view was wonderful, but the food was lacking.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not bad
    HdhejVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The place serves good food, but the seasoning is poor. They accommodated my mother's allergies by doing a piece of plain fish rather than seasoning it with some flavor as Cod has very little flavor. There are much better places, but the price is right during the week if you catch the early bird special.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Beautiful setting...easy to park...nice atmosphere
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot, bad service experience
    AlyChoui
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was wonderful and view from outdoor patio is beautiful. Our server was very nice but overwhelmed and made it known. Asked for bread 3 times and her response was "I just got 2 tables, so I'll try and get it soon". I believe that it is not the customers responsibility to have to be "understanding" when we are paying up $29/30 for an entree. Additionally, appetizers came out without plates or proper condiments, drinks were empty for our whole meal before she asked if we "needed anything" and we waited for our check/change for almost a half hour. I hope that the service issue is addressed, as the restaurant atmosphere and food are outstanding!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to eat!
    JandM
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went on a Thursday at 5:00 and had the early bird specials. What a great deal! My husband and I enjoyed the view. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    TableHunterVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The setting of the Atlantic Beach Club is nice. Our party of 4 dined there on Saturday for lunch. It was very busy with lots of people there for the beach. The live band was good however overwhelmingly loud. Overall, the bar scene, music, large crowd, etc. would seem more appropriate for a late evening. We were disappointed with the food. My wife and I both had the lobster roll. It was dry and nothing special. Our son had the baked scrod and his girlfriend a tuna sandwich. Nothing special on either of those meals either. This is a restaurant that you would choose for location but NOT for the food!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional food with great service
    Excellent
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We like to frequent the Atlantic Beach Club for a number of reasons, but the good food and great service are two of them. Our favorite spot is in the lounge when there is music, even though at times the music can drown conversations. Add to that the great sunset views and outside eating, the outstanding wine list (which you can also find on a free Apple app called Winequest to help choose your favorite wine) and you got game (which is also on if you are on the lounge). One thing that we do miss lately is the free olive oil and olives that you got with bread at each table which has now been replace with olive tapenade and butter.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hank
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Service and ambience was above average. MUsic was much too loud in the first dining room the hostess wHankas seating us in and we requested a quieter location which was immediately provided
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    Ralph
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food was just okay. The service was good. Nothing impressive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    LoriLori
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Our server Kate was excellent! She had super suggestions for dinner, and was quite personable . The desserts were exceptional too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continued Excellence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Enjoyed outstanding seafood dinner with mrs and s-I-l. It's a rare trip to Newport that does not include lunch and/or dinner at ABC. Never fails to delight. Tonight's entrees included stuffed scrod and fried scallops. Both excellent!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations aren't guaranteed?
    CourtRyan89
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I thought I was doing the right thing by reserving Patio reservations about three weeks in advance. Nope! We were 10 minutes early for our reservation and was told that it would be 45min.-an hour wait to eat on the patio, and that reserving a table online is not a guarantee. My name and number showed on their screen, reserved for 9 people on the Patio at 3:30. I have no idea why they couldn't have called me (again, they had my name and number) to let me know that I shouldn't expect making a reservation isn't guaranteed. Everyone was so hungry that we sat inside, with a great view of the amazing weather, band, and crowd having a great time on the patio. Oh and our food took about an hour to come out, we only had sandwiches. No bueno.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sooooooo good
    JaniVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We always enjoy ABC when we visit Newport. The food is great, the view of the ocean is a bonus! It's one of our Newport favorites.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food, view, and service
    RollingRhody400
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    ABC is consistently good and I look forward to taking guests to this ocean-front jewel because I know they will enjoy the entire experience. The prices are reasonable and parking is available on site.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful dinning
    BLLinRIVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    It was a beautiful summer evening when DH and I dined at Atlantic Beach Club. We were promptly greeted then seated by the hostess. Our table was on the covered patio with a beautiful view of the ocean. Jason, our server was wonderful. Both the service and food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fisherman's Platter
    WooWoo316
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I ordered the Fisherman's platter, and almost everything was delicious, tender and moist; unlike the fried shrimp. The shrimp was over fried and actually dry and chewy...extremely disappointing. Other than that, everything was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best brunch
    GRAMMYBA
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We have been wanting to go for brunch for a year. It was worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They were overwhelmed...
    MomDayDelight
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We like the food very much but they couldn't handle taking care of the people. Although not every table was taken, our server was slow, inattentive and seemingly unaccommodating. We sat with empty glasses, steamers and lobsters came out with no melted butter and would get cold waiting for it to arrive. For such a great place to eat it was a shame our waitress was so weak and unenthusiastic. It made for a less than perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sandy mucles
    Tableforfour
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Waitress started out friendly, she brought us our sparkling wine we asked her for an ice bucket and she did but was kind of put out we did..sandy clams..she said oh that means there fresh..ya u no little girl..means there not washed properly!! No bread and we noticed everyone Around us had some...so I guess go there for dinner but don't ask for anything...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OMG - what a mistake
    WineLoverVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Looking for a nice seafood restaurant, but this was not the one to go to. Expected a view, but there wasn't any. The food was very basic fare. Wines - well at least they weren't very expensive. Do not go here unless you are looking for a basic family restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food and service was good. Atmosphere left a little to be desired. In the lobby, there were people dressed formally for an event, casually for dining, and in swimwear from the beach. Maybe have aseparate facilities for the beachgoers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The complete experience
    kotooleVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    What more can you ask for? A fabulous view of the ocean and scrumptious food! Sat outside and watched the waves while eating a terrific baked schrod luncheon packed with a topping of shrimp, scallops and newburg sauce. All three of our party ordered the same thing....it is amazing! Can't beat the prices either. Will be back many times!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Noise to mutch because a groupe (bus package tours)in the same room Service very long because (the tours groupe) Fish trio was cold we have to send back Service very good (waitress)
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beachfront gem
    BlondesVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our server was excellent, food was ok, a bit soggy, the hostess was a DITZ, did not acknowledge my OT reservation; I called the restaurant the next day to have them correct it, was promised a call back, never got one, & my reservation STILL went to OT as cancelled. Had to resolve with OT, NOT a good thing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice sunday brunch
    davesailor
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    walk on the beach and brunch for father's day. good food, good service. this gets a bit wild and crazy later in the day in the outdoor section, but the indoors is kept nice with a strictly enforced dress code. (i was pleased the hostess sent a bikini-clad chick out to the portajohns in a polite way instead of allowing her inside). good brunch buffet- nice selection including custom omelets, carving station, lunch items, sweet things, muffins, and eggs benedict. great deserts. About 70 bucks for 3 including 2 bloody marys.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Bake Stuffed Lobster
    tjjeVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Great food, service and location. One of the best baked stuffed lobsters I have had in the area and a very reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meeting Boston Friends
    wojo995
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Overall decent meal; one exception was the fried "whole-belly" clams. In both the fried clam dinner and Fisherman's Platter, the fried clams were, well, scrawny...not nearly as good as the original Johnnie's was noted for. Remainder of the Platter was very good, as were the clam cakes and calimari. We did really miss the "stuffies". Service was excellent -- Jason and "Young Ryan" were terrific!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 259 reviews are from the Atlantic Beach Club reviews archive.
  • Lovestodineout
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Brunch was a great value for the price. Great variety of well-made food. Gorgeous view right on the beach. Restaurant could use some remodeling. Definitely recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-baked
    LouInPortsmouthVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Friday evening dinner with visiting family - 3 out of 4 meals were fine - the 4th, a baked stuffed lobster @ $48 was over-baked. Legs were burned and brittle. Lobster meat was stuck to the claws and nearly impossible to extricate. I know ABC can do better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ABC
    tjjeVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    ABC is always dependable and good. My only suggestion is to bring back stuffies!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amici
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Dined with a group of six and everyone enjoyed their meal. A definite must for our return trip.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Atlantic Beach Club
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Amazing service from the minute you stepped on the property! Food was awesome. Best waiter ...Jason
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Beautiful Setting
    Reunion
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Perfect setting for Sunday brunch. We were in Newport for a college reunion and this setting features the Ocean and the Cliff Walk. We arrived and were shown to an inside table, when I had asked for a water view--which was the reason we chose this spot to begin with. After a little confusion, they did accommodate us with an outdoor table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.