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The Canfield House
The Canfield House

The Canfield House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.canfieldhousenewport.com
  • Phone: (401) 847-0416
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Maggie Wiggins (401) 847-0416

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bellevue Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample free on site parking
A word from The Canfield House
Welcome to the Canfield House Restaurant. Once an estate and lavish casino the Canfield House is one of Newport's most historic landmarks and has been restored to it's original 1860's architecture.Experience contemporary American cuisine at it's best.Offering fresh local seafood and game entrees, as well as tavern fare.A treasure to locals and visitor's world wide, the Canfield House restaurant is a dining experience not to be missed while visiting Newport. We are nestled in Historic Hill just steps from famous Bellevue Avenue and the Newport Tennis Hall of Fame.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Canfield is one of those old mansions with some beautiful woodwork and very decent inexpensive food. It is a local favorite for a somewhat older crowd, they also serve food in the bar, with I believe a different menu. The waitresses come across as if they have been there since the opening, and they would not stand out in NYC. Altogether a fun place for good food at reasonable (in Newport) prices"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We visit Newportt off-season, late winter or early spring every year and The Canfield House is always part of our visit. It is like dining at a private club. The service is consistently top notch and we have never had anything less than an outstanding meal. My only hesitation in giving it the highest recommendation is that too many other people will find it and claim it as their own. The Canfield House is simply the best, but don't tell anyone else."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Overall wonderful dining experience. Maggie and Gary have done a fine job of continuing to serve outstanding meals In a very special Newport historic setting"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The wooden ceiling three storeys up is impressive but makes for an incredible din in the eating area..even 25 year olds at our table of four couldn't hear. Service was confused with two different servers taking orders, but then slowed down incredibly..apps came out 5 min apart, over 40 min delay for the entrees, 20 min for desserts. Wine glasses from the bottle we ordered, and the bread were never refilled (which for the setting and price you pay here should be obligatory). One swirl of butter an inch in diameter came out for a party of four to use. One appetizer was one scallop with a sauce. Very skimpy portions indeed. Food was very 1980s: butter sauced, heavy. And the noise was unbelievable: very elderly guests all yelling to be heard."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We dined here during restaurant week. The selection was good. My salmon was very good. My husband's pork was small and somewhat bland. The desserts were great- berry crumble and cherry bread pudding!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This was our third visit to The Canfield House during restaurant weeks. The food was great as usual. We had a great experience."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "we have been going to this restaurant for many years now and it is one of our favorite romantic, special occasion places in Newport. the dining room is beautiful, 2 fireplaces were lit, the waitress was great."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "It was an absolutely delightful dinner and perfect for a romantic evening."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is a place we never would have even noticed from the street. Definitely a hidden treat! The food was incredible!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We all thought the apps and deserts were great and the service was very good. Two of us enjoyed our dinners while two thought they were not great. Would try again on the regular menu and see......."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food was adequate. Service was spotty. Ambience was great. Could do much better with the venue."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "You can't beat the Canfield House for great food and service at a super price. Their dinner for two menu is one of the best deals on Aquidneck Island. The food is great the service is attentive without being overbearing. A perfect blend!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "This place was amazing! When I booked it I asked for a quiet table for my husbands and my 30th anniversary. We had a VERY private and quiet table right next to a fireplace. The food and service was great. The owner's came over and introduced themselves and offered to give us a tour of the rooms. So after dinner that's just what we did! What a beautiful bed and breakfast! Each room was even prettier than the next! Thank you Maggie and Stephanie for a great first night in Newport!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My husband and I were on a little romantic getaway and discovered this gem of a restaurant on our last trip. This time around we made reservations online and we were not disappointed! Everything was delicious and the staff was amazing."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "My wife and I went to the Canfield House while in Newport to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. I got a 6:45 reservation to ensure that we didn't have to wait for a table, but probably didn't need it since there were quite a few tables available when we arrived. Our server was very friendly and readily agreed to take our picture when we told her of our special celebration. The atmosphere was quite romantic. The food was superb. I had the mixed grill entree and my wife had the scallops over ravioli special that evening. As we were having our coffee our server surprised us with a chocolate mousse special by the chef and a rendition of "Happy Anniversary to You". A great dining experience and an evening we will always remember."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "What a wonderful Saturday night! In and around Newport all the time but had never heard of the Canfield House. Absolute gem! Am very anxious to try their Sunday brunch!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Very professional and a very good experience on one of the busiest nights of the year!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "After 17 years living in this area, we finally discovered The Canfield House through Open Table. The turn-of-the-century decor evokes the Newport mansion era. The bar has an ornate, vaulted, plaster ceiling and a gas fireplace. We arrived a bit too early and the bar had plenty of room for us to sit while waiting for our table. The main dining is paneled in rich woods with another amazing ceiling. Valentine's Night featured an excellent guitar player who entertained the dining room with a great selection of singer-songwriter hits, without seeming imposing. The food was top notch. Our only complaint is that it took over an hour, after we sat, to get our appetizers.The waitstaff seemed harried and didn't have the time to linger at any tables."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I went for dinner on Valentines Day and couldn't have been happier. This isn't near the water but you usually can't see the water at the restaurants that boast waterfront dining. The best part was, the food was fabulous, the menu was varied and interesting, the service was attentive and the prices were reasonable compared to the more recognized restaurants in Newport. I'd go again in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Canfield House is warm, welcoming, and most enjoyable. Service is prompt and affable; food plentiful and tasty. There is nothing, absolutely nothing, not to like."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wife and I really enjoyed the weekday specials. They are reasonably priced, wonderfully prepared and delicious -- and the Canyon Creek wine was a bonus."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Canfield house was recommended and it was so good I would like to also recommend it. I had the prime rib and it was cooked perfectly. My wife had the rack of lamb special and totally enjoyed it. We had the mussel and little neck appetizer. The broth was so good that we actually had a few spoonfuls after finishing the clams. No room for desert, but the coffee is probably the best cup I have ever had. Great atmosphere too. It was quiet, but then again it was on a Saturday night in January."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Maggie, Gary and their chefs and staff always give us a wonderful experience--the setting is always high-class, but very relaxed, the service friendly and VERY attentive and the food ALWAYS excellent!!! We've dined there for very special occasions but also on nights we just had to GET OUT!! ALWAYS A WONDERFUL TIME!!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Early gambling spot for the Carnegie crowd. Takes you back to the days of gowns and tuxedos. Food choices and presentation are good. Service is friendly and comfortable. An enjoyable evening on the town."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The atmosphere at The Canfield house is truly elegant, the wait staff are prompt and friendly, food is very good and their Tue ~ Thur, "2 for $37.00" dinner is one of the best deals on the island. You can't go wrong!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "We went here for a midweek special they had, was surprised at the quality of the wine and food for the price. had a great meal and fun with friends. will definitely return."
    Dined on 9/4/2013
  • "The Canfield House never disappoints. We arrived when the Christmas Tree was still up in the main dining room. On its own the dining room is Victorian splendor. With the huge, tall tree it goes beyond. We had the winter special which included a bottle of wine. All of the specials are good. Tonight we had prime rib. Maggie, the owner, is always there to greet us reminding us we are having dinner in a beloved restaurant where the owner knows your name. Oh my!"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Amazing - on all levels. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "I can't say enough about what a great experience we had at the Canfield House. Everything was perfect!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I went with my husband and 21 year old son for a special night out. I was told it would be a great experience and it certainly was. We were quite impressed with the huge Christmas tree in the dining room and all the tables gave you privacy. Our waitress Denise described all the specials very professionally and precisely. She was very attentive but not overly so. Couldn't ask for better service. The portions were extremely large for a fine dining restaurant, and excellent flavor all around. We will definitely be back. The only thing that could easily be improved would be the uncomfortable seats."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "My wife & I and another couple recently had dinner here and as in the past it was great, not just the food, the service and the ambiance is outstanding. The main room which is beautiful was also adorned with a beautiful Christmas tree and lights. We were back in the state for a short time and enjoyed dinner here, again. Enjoyed it so much that we are taking other friends here later this week. There are a number of wonderful restaurants in Newport, but we think this is one of the best and is consistant in all respects."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "We continue to go to the Canfield House annually for their Christmas season. Maggie ans her staff are wonderful. It is a special treat to see the tree in the dining room every year. The food, service and value are exceptional in this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Recommended to me by a local... Absolutely amazing! Food was good and staff was friendly!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Very hospitable staff. Waitress was great. Food was good. The dining room looked lovely for the holiday season."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "My dining companions and I were transported to another time by the lovely dining room and Christmas decorations at the Canfield House. The staff was attentive and helpful from the moment we stepped through the door. We thoroughly enjoyed our entrees and the scrumptious desserts. It was our first visit but definitely not our last."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "The surroundings are as pleasing as anywhere else we have been. Excellent service with wonderful food. All in all, a great night out. When in Newport, don't miss the opportunity to eat here."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Again enjoyed the dining experience. A lot of Christmas parties but service and food was still excellent"
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "I took my husband here for his birthday. The food was wonderful - and we even found fantastic meals on the special menu since we went on a Tuesday (Dinner for 2 + a bottle of wine for $35)"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "My wife and I dined here on a quiet Sunday evening. We were warmly greeted by the owner, and brought to a spacious table at the head of the dining room. A bottle of Pinot Noir that was recommended by our server was just what we were looking for. I had a filet, and opted to add a lobster tail-perfectly cooked. My wife had a salmon filet which she said changed her life. This restaurant had the whole package for what a local restaurant foodie critic would want. We only regret not going sooner, and will be back!"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Great meal at a historic Newport restaurant. Everyone,from the manager who seated us to our waitress were very friendly and treated us like family. My wife's Filet and my short ribs were excellent. The dessert was exceptional. I would surely return on my next trip to Newport."
    Dined on 11/13/2013