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Newell House
Newell House

Newell House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thenewellhouse.com/
  • Phone: (618) 549-6400
  • 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: Steakhouse, Seafood
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Everything was absolutely wonderful! It had been a while since we had been here and we will definitely be back very soon!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Service was much better than in the past The food was wonderful A lot of improvement from past trips Enjoyed evening"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Amazing menu, great staff. Food is outstanding. Worth every cent."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Newell house has wonderful serving staff. They are very attentive to your requests. The food is fresh and quite tasty. We enjoyed the ambience."
    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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Dan, the waiter, was rude. Everything else was great."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I had a great date night at newell house. The service was great and the wine was amazing."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "love the Newell House. great place to dine as a couple. great place to go as a group."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Our experience was delightful. A quiet evening with another couple. Excellent food, service, and could talk easily and be heard."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Our dining experience was outstanding. Great food, great service."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Food was good along with the service. Will return when back in this town."
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2013
  • "The food was outstanding and the service was excelent. I would recommend this restaurant to anybody."
    Dined on 6/18/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/10/2013
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 3/2/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 3/1/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/15/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/13/2013
  • "For the price you'd expect a better dining experience. I thought the food tasted amazing, but the portions of everything were entirely too small and our waiter was friendly but could have used some tips."
    Dined on 2/13/2013
  • "As always excellent atmosphere and food! Great dining experience!"
    Dined on 1/26/2013