Plantation at the Bay
Plantation at the Bay

Plantation at the Bay

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.plantationatthebay.com/
  • Phone: (401) 560-0060
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 4:00 pm - Close
    A la carte Brunch, Lunch and Dinner: Sunday 11:00 - 8:00

    CLOSED TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Murillo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Plantation at the Bay is the sister restaurant to Plantation Catering. Plantation Catering one of the premiere outside caterers in all of Southern New England. We cater in all of the Mansions and other venues around New England. Please call the office or visit our website for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Plantation at the Bay can host anything from a rehearsal dinner, private brunch, cocktail party to an intimate wedding. The possibilities are endless. Please call the office or visit our website for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Amanda J. Saccoccio 4018464794x

Getting there

  • Public Transit: The Newport/Jamestown ferry drops you off steps away from our front door.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have parking in the private hotel lot and also on the street. We are also a short walk from the Newport/Jamestown ferry.
A word from Plantation at the Bay
Plantation at the Bay is the only premier a la cart and private dining restaurant and venue on Jamestown with unbelievable views of the Narragansett Bay! Join us throughout the year for fabulous food and drinks. We offer and array of farm to table menu items with eclectic fare mixed in. Full bar is always available.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Plantation at the Bay reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (28)great for outdoor dining (19)special occasion (16)romantic (15)neighborhood gem (12)fit for foodies (10)good for groups (7)late-night find (2)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Great view and food.
    Auntieginny49
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    10 of my family members had brunch there on Sunday. All of us were very pleased with our selections. The view was beautiful and the food was great. Our server, Kelli, was very professional and very friendly. My husband and I just moved to Jamestown and I wanted to try the restaurant myself even after reading some mixed reviews. My 5 sister-in-laws and I had dinner there in September and everyone enjoyed their dinner. We will definitely be returning for both dinner and brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lf02835
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Didn't think with a 7:45pm reservation on Sunday of a Holiday weekend that we would be made to feel that we should leave at 9:30pm with lights being turned out and vacuum running. Service was slow (but friendly) for being the only party of 4 to order at that time. Entrees were good especially the cod loins with an ample serving. The coffee after dinner was served cold and clearly had been sitting- it was brought back- not a fresh batch. We are Jamestown summer residents, back for a long weekend had heard that we should try this place and didn't feel like waiting for a place in Newport- not sure we would recommend this to others in the community.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Recommended
    DaveB
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I know the summer is almost gone, but sitting out on the porch overlooking the bay, boats and as evening falls, the lights of the Newport Bridge while enjoying a great meal and a glass of wine is hard to beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & View
    Espo123
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Service was excellent and the price very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely and delicious
    suekush
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Really pretty dining room even on a rainy night (you can still see the Newport bridge). The food was delicious and our service for a party of two was fantastic. I noticed, however, that the larger parties around us had to ask for service several times.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just misses the mark
    jamesVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is a caterer owned restaurant and it shows. Many of the dishes feel like a nice catered party ... no real creative chef excitement and all appear they could sit for some time in a warming oven. The wait staff also seems more trained to serve a large wedding and a fine dining restaurant. In our case, two glasses of wine were served with spills visible on the base. When this was pointed out the the waiter, he just off the glass. It would be good for a spur-of-the-moment casual evening except that the prices are surprisingly high for the quality of service and foo.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gorgeous view, Great food
    kcc115VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I have to say, given how beautiful the view and location were, I half expected the food to be horrible - more often than not, waterfront dining restaurants trade on the setting and skimp on the food, but we were proven very wrong here. The quality of the food and service was great - not NY perfect, but so much better than some of our other experiences in town. Our waitress was phenomenal though and the combination of service and harborview, really made it a great experience for my group of 8 people. Really impressed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Looked good going in
    Montespertoli06
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Wonderful view but after drinks and ordering meal, the service disappeared. When our entrees arrived my salmon was completely overcooked to the point that canned salmon might have been more moist and my entire meal was barely warm. Water glasses ran on empty till our waiter reappeared regarding dessert.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Again and Again
    pickyeater
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This restaurant was a Godsend to Jamestown diners! I went with my son, his girlfriend, and her parents. Everything was great. The food was excellent! The chicken was moist, the scallops were perfect, and you must must order the chocolate cake! It's huge!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    Arley
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Very attractively and delicious food. Service very pleasant but no very professional
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plantation at the Bay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Had requested a table outside. When we arrived we were seated inside with no comment about our request. The food is very good here, although the menu has not changed all summer and there were no specials. The service was below average. When our drinks were served we were immediately asks to order our dinner. We asked for some time. The waiter disappeared for far too long. Once the order was placed, we had to chase down the waiter to ask for simple things like bread, refill on water, opportunity to order wine with dinner, etc.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JESC
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Although the setting is really beautiful, our server was too busy, food was not prepared as requested for 3 out of 5 people and we were seated under a speaker where the music was too loud. Our table was also in a path that was too tight, one of us had to move because we were bumped so many times. For the prices you pay here, the entire experience should be great, not just the view.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gaffer
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Nice place. Great views of Newport across the bay. Food choices- eclectic . Maybe a tad too for my tastes, but good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening, great food, 10
    Carolyoga
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Thank you Open Table for finding us this magical spot on the water. The food was top quality, service friendly and the views spectacular. The wine list was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wow
    Brazuca
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    They were not kidding when they mentioned this beautiful scenic location. Gorgeous views. Food was excellent. We had a great experience at this site.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nomdecenaVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Watermelon cucumber soup and beet ravioli appetizers were good. Roast chicken, hangar steak and cod fritters, were done well and tasty. Service was attentive, although marred by credit card machine breakdown that delayed departure.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 30 reviews are from the Plantation at the Bay reviews archive.
  • Great Food, Great View
    MeghanS
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Beautiful spot to sit and look over the bay towards Newport. Food is notably improved with new ownership. Would love to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable
    Chef72
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Took my wife here for an important occasion and had one of the best fine dining meals of my life. I have eaten at some of the world's finest restaurants and would put plantation at the bay is in the top ten
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food with a view
    Gourmet007VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This restaurant located in a neighborhood inn was a pleasant surprise. There was a nice selection of wine, appetizers and entrees on the menu. We started with the raw bar sampler which was served with three different sauces plus Tabasco to spice things up. Our entrees were delicious and nicely presented. Service was excellent and special attention was paid to our gluten-free diets. We dined here before going to the Newport Music Festival for an evening of opera. We would go back again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely location
    darla211
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Ambiance is nothing special, but the view is beautiful. Food ranged from very good to just good. Server was very pleasant and attentive enough. Most items on the menu are expensive so we probably would not go there again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than ever
    DrDon
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This restaurant, in the Bay Voyage Inn in Jamestown, was fairly recently reopened so we tried it on a Friday night. The view, as before, is lovely...the dining room overlooks the East Passage of Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor. The service was friendly and welcoming. I had the raw bar/seafood sampler which was outstanding...the ceviche was especially delicious. I had the tuna wonton pocket as a main dish and it was great. Our guests were preparing for a half marathon the next day so they had corn soup and the mushroom ravioli which they thoroughly enjoyed. My wife had the brochettes which were lovely. We will be coming back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Excellent atmosphere , friendly service & delicious food Be back this week for date night Thank you
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unusuall night, honorable staff
    mswool
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Dinner for 6 - beautiful view of the bay and bridge. Dinner orders were delayed to an extreme. One member did not like her soup and no one checked to confirm her satisfaction. Those who hadn't ordered apps were famished by the time the meals arrived. I chose a soup and 2 appetizers in place of 1 entree. Each dish was delicious, creative, and beautiful: cold melon cucumber soup, yellowfin spring rolls, and beet ravioli (with no pasta, thin beet layers stuffed with cheese). Distinctive in every way. Once the managers came over to apologize, very generous efforts were made to compensate for the difficult evening. We'll have to come back at a quieter time and enjoy. My fabulous food and the managers' kindness are powerful inducements.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Kafkirk
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Appetizers ok but uninspired.Meat was excellent. Desserts ranged from mediocre to indelible. Waitstaff was very good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful meal
    Familyof4VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Staff friendly, accommodated kids nicely, gorgeous view, good food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what you would expect
    Realfoodie
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    They advertise as "farm to table" And call themselves a "boutique" restaurant. Sadly, this was a huge disappointment. Food was average at best. Sea food options were farm-raised. Corn was GMO. Server seemed annoyed that I required gluten-free options.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great local Fare
    Jamestowner
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Food very good. Had the cod loin and thought it was prepared excellently. Love the sesame crusted tuna appetizer which was not on the menu this evening. Thought the wine list was rather thin with few , if any , French wines ,ie , Chateauneuf du Pape , Italian Piedmont Wines, Barolo, Nebbiolo, and more Pinot Noirs from Russian River Valley in California. The evening was relaxing, ambience outstanding and all in all, a wonderful dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, tired decor
    Jtownmom
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was really, really good and all 6 of us enjoyed our meals and drinks. Our waitress was attentive, nice and informative. The part that was lacking was the ambiance. The dining room looks like they didn't change it at all and has the look of a tired hotel banquet room. Something as simple as some new chairs might help. It is too bad the ambiance doesn't match the quality of the food because it would really be a wining combination.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A mixed experience.....
    KaTe
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This restaurant is such a gem. Beautiful views, lovely dining room, fabulous food preparation. In order to have repeat business appeal, I would make two suggestions. Attention to ambience (be sure that window boxes next to porch seats are decorated), and a varied menu that includes nightly specials on a regular basis.This is our second visit and the food has been terrific. We'd like to see this restaurant around for a long time!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary celebration
    lilysgardener
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    After a bit of a wait when we were seated, which was promptly remedied with the smiling young server's offer of a free round of drinks, we enjoyed everything Plantation at the Bay had to offer. Friendly staff, delicious food and drink, great ambiance and view of the Newport Bridge from my seat-Thank you for making our anniversary a special one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hotel Food - Enough Said
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The waitstaff was friendly. But, the restaurant smelled musty and the food was absolutely terrible. The bread was hard, the flatbread appetizer was basically a frozen DiGiorno's pizza with some basil sprinkled atop, and the vegetables tasted like the well water they were boiled in. The wine list was tiny, and the wine was stale. Despite the lovely scenery, I'm never going back here, unfortunately. It was well overpriced for the quality of food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OUTSTANDING
    Ginny6
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The dining experience was positive the moment we walked in. It was positive, pleasant, warm and cozy. There was a warm flow throughout . Everyone there on the team couldn't do enough for us.. The other customers were just as welcoming. Plantation on the Bay casts a spell on you the moment you walk in... The food was outstanding!!!! We will be back and letting everyone we know how much we enjoyed the experience..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant has it all!
    PixieVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    So glad we finally made it to this new addition to the Jamestown dining scene. Friday night we enjoyed the dining room experience and the great waterview with friends. Everyone's meal was delicious and the service was friendly and great. I'm looking forward to trying the tavern venue as well. Though we live in Jamestown, it's well worth the drive over for those who don't.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not hotel food
    Bridge3
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great service by Jessica Food tasty and beautifully presented Hostess young and easily thrown when we arrived 45 min early for reservation Did offer us a table ( we were ok with sitting at bar to wait) but seemed unsure, didn't greet us enthusiastically and long allergy note in open table reservation didn't seem to have been shared with server or chef. Regardless experience was good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience!
    NewlawyersDad
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Had a small celebration for my daughter who, graduated law school that day and wanted to take her and her partner out for a special dinner. Based on reviews in one table as well as their having a reservation available at the time we desired, we tried Plantation on the Bay. The restaurant is located in a mansion converted into a resort overlooking Narraganset Bay and Newport. Unfortunately, the evening turned out to be very stormy and although we could easily see the potential of the view it wasn't too enjoyable for us. However, the friendliness of the staff combined with incredibly attentive service and superb dishes easily made up for the bad weather outside!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We ended up going there for
    Excellent
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We ended up going there for a wine tasting event as part of URI's Big Chill weekend, which unfortunately was held in a room way too small for the number of people attending and no one had the opportunity to move more than 1 foot to even talk to another person. Courtesy of the small availability of food hors d'oeuvres we made reservations to the restaurant for dinner. The food was eclectic and tasty. We had calamari for appetizer which was tasty but on the salty side and everyone at the table liked their dishes. Our only complaint was on the draft that seemed to be coming from some place even though we were not seated close to any doors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went to the Thursday night
    greenst
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Went to the Thursday night special: 2 dinners for $35 (incl bottle of wine). Had a great steak, my husband had pasta bolognese -- both excellent! Have been before and will go again...also great light bar menu on all other days. Lucky to have Plantation's delicious food though the 'dead' of winter here in Jamestown!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night
    realdeal
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Easy to make reservation - enjoyed the food - great price!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They did a fantastic job for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    They did a fantastic job for Valentines day. Their all inclusive specials seemed expensive but we didn't order them. The food and ambiance was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A good meal in a great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was our first time there and were first impressed by the cozy atmosphere and great view of Narragansett Bay. It was Valentines Day and they had decorations out, including chocolates on each table. There was a good menu and several specials. We saw other friends there who are locals and regulars and they love it. We will definitly go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.