Newell House
Newell House

Newell House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thenewellhouse.com/
  • Phone: 6185496400x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Mark Fontana
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz on Thursdays 7-10pm
    Live Blues on Saturdays 9-11:30pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Washington St
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking Lot
A word from Newell House
The freshly restored Newell House Restaurant offers great American cuisines with a neighborhood twist. With its casual and unique atmosphere, it serves as a great place to catch up with a few friends or the entire family. Our Grotto Lounge features a fully stocked bar with numerous martini and wine selections. Live Jazz every Thursday at 7:30.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Newell House reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.9
  • Food4.8
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (13)neighborhood gem (11)romantic (10)fit for foodies (8)good for groups (7)great for lunch (4)notable wine list (4)hot spot (3)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • LOVED IT!!!!
    JonDebra324
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had a great evening at the Newell House. We had a gift certificate from our kids & finally got to use it. The food, service, & everything that went with it were totally amazing!!! Thank you all so much!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and atmopsphere.
    dcfox78
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The Pork Belly in Korean BBQ sauce was absolutely awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • grotto rocks
    ctab5
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is definitely the overall best restaurant option in Carbondale. It is consistent, flavorful and high quality food. Love the Seabass! Service is excellent also. I particularly enjoy the relaxed ambience of the downstairs bar/lounge with live music on Thursday nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Evening
    Dadders
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had dinner following an SIU graduation. Pleasant atmosphere with prompt and attentive service. Food was good and prepared as requested. A nice place to dine in Carbondale!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Everything was absolutely wonderful! It had been a while since we had been here and we will definitely be back very soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Russ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Service was much better than in the past The food was wonderful A lot of improvement from past trips Enjoyed evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Chef for all seasons :-)
    Particular
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Mark, the Chef, is very talented and creative. He has an impeccable palette and it shows in both his appetizers and entrees. Salads and soups are always both beautiful and delicious. His homemaid pistachio icecream and strawberry lemon scone shortcake is a welcome treat in the Southern Illinois heat. There is no doubt, Newell House could hold its own in any city but luckily for the heartland it's located right here in Carbondale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding dining
    Roshark23
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Amazing menu, great staff. Food is outstanding. Worth every cent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed!
    Tfitch
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We went here for my birthday. Service was great. We had the ribeye. They didn't try to so anything fancy to it, but the taste was excellent. Carrot cake was put of this world.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.9
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 34 reviews are from the Newell House reviews archive.
  • Graduation Dinner
    geegee
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We had never been there before and was going on a recommendation. We were looking for somewhere we could make reservations because we had our 2yr grgoandchild with us and it was graduation weekend. It was wonderful! Our table was waiting for us when we got there and the service was wonderful. The menu was somewhat limited, but everyone was pleased with their selections. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Tammi
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The Pork Chop entree with the sweet potatoes was excellent. And I love their white chocolate bread pudding. I go their mainly for the dessert! My family and I always so there to celebrate. It's our celebration spot. Whether it's a clean MRI for me (7 years in remission of brain cancer) or someone's birthday, Newell is our spot.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Place
    Gusty
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Newell house has wonderful serving staff. They are very attentive to your requests. The food is fresh and quite tasty. We enjoyed the ambience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice lunch
    EricVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We took a faculty candidate here for lunch. It was not crowded. Easy to get in and out and very good service. A nice surprise for a college town that lacks quality restaurants.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dan, the waiter, was rude.
    Sara
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Dan, the waiter, was rude. Everything else was great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service
    Linda
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Traveling from St. Louis and found this jewel. The meal was delicious and dessert was to die for. Go for the Choco raspberry And baked marshmallows with homemade graham crackers
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good overall
    Jordan
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Newell House is a tad on the expensive side but still pretty tasty overall. We had a couple of letdowns with the appetizers as the duck pizza was on of the best things ever according to the waitress but had far to little on it to make it worth the price. Then she recommended the pork bellies on a bed of kale but that turned out to be Brussel sprouts. Our main courses were good; I recommend the pasta jambalaya. Spicy and tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great date night
    jacks
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    My boyfriend and I had a great date night at newell house. The service was great and the wine was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I booked Newell House for my 31st wedding anniversary. My husband had never been and he really enjoyed it. He walks with a kane and the host was very helpful. The infused margarita was delicious
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had yet again another wonderful
    Prin
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We had yet again another wonderful dining experience at Newell. Whoever has taken over the menu has done a great job. The food is very tasteful and the service timely. So glad to have this place back on our "Friday night date night" list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good atmosphere
    ksquared2011
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Newell House is one the best restaurants in Southern Illinois. I've eaten here several times and the food and service is always good. The Grotto, which is the restaurant's bar, is very good too and often has live music.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    coco
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Waitress was trying to rush us which I can understand a bit but there 8 of us, we all had a dinner, drinks up until we left and a dessert to go.. I though this was rather inappropriate considering we were all buying drinks the whole time we were there! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Family Celebration
    Teacher1
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We met family from Southern Illinois at the Newell House for our Christmas celebration, and it was wonderful! Lovely place, great food, and excellent service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it.
    Dallas
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    I'm only in Carbondale about twice a year, and I always make a point to go to Newell House. It's my favorite local restaurant by far.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love the Newell House. great
    rampVIP
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    love the Newell House. great place to dine as a couple. great place to go as a group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Our experience was delightful. A quiet evening with another couple. Excellent food, service, and could talk easily and be heard.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was not as good as I had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    It was not as good as I had hoped. I would go back, and try something different to see if possibly I just made a bad menu choice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service was as
    littlemiss1
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    The food and service was as great as expected. It was our anniversary and my husband and I will definitely go back again. One of our favorite places to have a nice dinner on a special occasion in southern Illinois.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for a Date.
    SouperGood31
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    My wife and i celebrated our 10th wedding Anniversary at Newell House, and it was perfect. From the wine to the appetizers and entrees, to the bread pudding and Baileys and coffee for dessert, everything was fresh, hot and wonderful. The service was very attention oriented, and always there when we needed something.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the very best
    NathanB
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    This was one of the very best restaurant experiences I've ever had. The food was of such high quality and seasoned and cooked so well, the atmosphere was so relaxing and the service was probably the best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Hoosier
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Our dining experience was outstanding. Great food, great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good along with the
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Food was good along with the service. Will return when back in this town.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Dinner in Carbondale
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    We dropped off our son at SIU and wanted to take him and a friend out for a nice dinner. Newell House was exactly whatt we were looking for and I'm sure it must be in the top 3 restaurants in the area. The food was great and our server, Christine, was very nice and attentive. We'll definitely be back next time we are n town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Newell house delicious!
    HJHarg1
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    My wife and I had a great time at the Newell House! The food was delicious and the staff was very knowledgable of the menu! I highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelent
    FoodFan22
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    The food was outstanding and the service was excelent. I would recommend this restaurant to anybody.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • graduation dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    We took a party of 9 to the Newell House. We had people from 13 to 89. Everyone found something on the menu they really liked. We were able to have a lively conversation around the table and we got our food, enjoyed it, and got back to the school in plenty of time for the ceremony. Just a great family experience for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our group of 6 had a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Our group of 6 had a wonderful experience at Newell House. Our server was fabulous and didnt mind taking tons of pictures for us. The food was amazing. We would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We really enjoyed our evening.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    We really enjoyed our evening. The service was great and we loved the martinis. Food was good, but I could not give higher rating due to the use of canned tomatoes for the bruschetta and entree. Such a nice restaurant and menu deserves only fresh produce.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    A hidden gem of Southern Illinois , hardy good tasting food. A quite adult friendly , conversational capable restaurant, With a hidden entry to a bar down stairs. This is not a family style restaurant and dress should be business casual, very nice. A little bit of big city in a small Southern city
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    The restaurant gave our group of ten a nice, out-of-the-way room to ourselves. The food was great from appetizers to dessert. Services was top notch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I had a dinner meeting on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    I had a dinner meeting on 2/13/13. Our server was very friendly and recommended her favorite dish. My guest ordered that dish and really enjoyed it. I had the strawberry salad which was very fresh and very tasty. My next course was the salmon which was served with a creamy potato dish and grilled asparagus spears. The salmon was hot, but not overcooked and yummy. We also shared a nice bottle of wine. All in all, a very good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet