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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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Diner Reviews
  • "We chose Canfield House for our anniversary dinner based on reviews from here and tripadvisor and were not disappointed. Menu had so many delicious options to choose from and we loved the calamari and the mushroom ravioli as apps. Had a nice bottle of Kim Crawford to go with the salmon and bouillabaisse. Salmon was cooked perfectly. Everything was wonderful and the service was delightful. Did not go with the weeknight dinner special of $35 for dinner and wine but could see that many were choosing this option around us. There were some good choices on the menu for this but none appealed to us that evening."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. Great prices. My sister and I both enjoyed the root beer short ribs. They were very flavorful served with a mixture of beets, white and sweet potatoes. I'd definitely recommend this."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Long standing Newport option. Good quality food. Per my guest that was very familiar with Canfield House..."You can always expect a good meal. Filled with local families, not so much a tourist spot."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We made last minute reservations for a Friday night and were promptly seated by the hostess. Although our waitress had many large parties we were serviced in a timely fashion. The food was extraordinary, the dining room was beautiful, the staff attentive. Definitely a place we will eat at again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary with a wonderful dinner at Canfield House. Our food was well-prepared and attractively presented. The server was attentive but not intrusive. Her descriptions of menu items were enticing. The desserts were delicious and just the right size to tempt us. The gleaming paneled walls and ceiling are just lovely!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The food was great, but the service was excruciatingly slow. After 15 mins we had to get up and get our own menus."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Canfield haas been a long time favorite. Every time we visit the food and service has been excellent and never disappoints. Cuisine is among the best in Newport. We recommend this to anyone visiting Newport who wants to get away from downtown touristy food factories. It is next to the Newport Tennis Hall of Fame, but not too far off the beaten path."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Canfield House is one of my husband's and my FAVORITE restaurants in Newport! The food is consistently delicious, with interesting menu selections. The service is great; waitresses are engaging, knowledgeable and offer suggestions for both food and drinks! This is a wonderful choice for a romantic dinner or a special occasion party on a small scale! We enjoy taking friends from out of town to this converted gambling hall!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Probably our 10th visit both early and late. Consistently pleasant and a nice place to have an elegant dinner or drinks."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We love dining at the Canfield House. From the rack of lamb to the lobster and scallop pie, not to mention the lobster bisque and the French onion soup, everything has a unique taste that leaves you satisfied. We love the feeling of yesteryear thinking of a time when gentlemen gamblers filled the room. The hostess and wait staff are top notch. We can't wait to return in August."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went to Canfield House on recommendation of the innkeeper where we were staying. I checked out their website before we went, and wasn't wowed, but we gave it a try. I'm so glad we did! Unlike other Newport options, Canfield a House is quiet and intimate. (it's a 10 minute walk from the waterfront) We had 7pm reservations on a Saturday night, and while the restaurant was busy, it wasn't crowded or too loud. We were greeted by one of the owners and given an intimate corner seat. The staff were all attentive without hovering. We knew we were going to have a good meal when we wanted everything on the appetizer and salad menu. We shared mussels and clams, the cheese plate (amazing!) and the seared scallops. Portions were generous."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The ability to take advantage of the Wine & Dine for a great Anniversary surprise was just right. Service was very good and servers were very friendly. They made us feel like we were the only ones there, except the noise level was fairly high. My meal was good (Bolognese), but I found a shrimp crustacean shell in it. The server was very good about it and compensated us with a complimentary dessert which I thought was nice."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We had the wine and dine special, 2 entrees and a bottle of wine for $35. Can't beat the price but the food was fantastic to boot !!! Highly recommend this restaurant. Free parking is also a boon."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We needed a special restaurant for a birthday dinner and found it! Service and food was impeccable. We had prime rib and haddock dinners. And it is in walking distance to all the B&B's in Newport and a lovely walk back to ours after dinner. I'd certainly recommend to anyone wanting a great meal. A bit conservative in atmosphere after going to marina seafood restaurants and bars, but great for old world charm and elegance."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We ate the WINE AND DINE meal ... 2 entrees & bottle of wine for $35, to which we each added a $4 salad and I had a gelato dessert. Our waitress was very friendly but sloshed wine as if in a different category of restaurant but she was attentive and efficient. Dinner came with great artisan bread,too. Free parking ... Rare in Newport."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "So glad a friend recommended Canfield House. It was very good and the restaurant itself has a warm, elegant, feel. It was only my first time to Newport but would definitely eat there again."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Along with my wife and I, a bunch of friends try to get into Newport every weekend. Whenever we have the occasion for an extra fancy get together we generally pick the Canfield House. The food and service here are always consistently good. The food is exceptional - from appetizer to dessert. We've never had a bad experience and always look forward to a dinner there."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a reasonably priced dinner. The two entrees included a bottle of wine. The steak frites was prepared med rare and the French fries with truffle oil were hard to leave on the plate. Attentive staff. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We enjoyed learning about the history of the restaurant. The food was very tasty and I would recommend it to others."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We have dinner here every time we come to Newport. Sent friends here. Brought my parents from NJ to celebrate Dad's 90th Birthday. Always look forward to dinner at the Canfield House. The dining room is beautiful and we always feel special. The food has always been delicious. It's nice to see the same waiter and his friendly style. We also tried the dinner for 2 twice and it's the best deal in all Newport with the same fine food. We go out to dinner several times a week in NJ & NYC and rate the Canfield House in the top 5. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The two guest and myself, had a wonderful dinner and a lovely evening. THANK YOU"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Our family booked reservations for 6 people for a family graduation dinner after our son graduated from URI. Because of the uncertainty of the length of the ceremonies we arrived at the restaurant an hour early but we were graciously seated anyway. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgable about the menu and made suggestions that we followed to our great satisfaction. Three of us had the Seafood Alfredo and it was simply delicious with so many large piece of scallops and shrimp that one person had to share hers with others. The other three had prime rib and steaks and again, no one was disappointed. We will definitely come again and have already raved to others about our experience. Beautiful setting too."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We've been a few times before and this last trip may see us becoming much more frequent guests. While waiting, various staff members told us that Maggie would be right with us. Very nice of them all in making us feel welcome. Maggie seated us promptly and Stephanie took orders promptly and efficiently, with friendliness and charm. Our dinner (a wonderfully prepared calamari and a French onion soup, then expertly prepared scallops and a delicious prime rib) was top-notch. I was tempted by the soup (Vermont cheddar bisque with ham) and mentioned that it sounded wonderful. Stephanie very thoughtfully brought a demitasse to try. An A-1 evening out with good drinks, great food, and a lot of warmth."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I ordered lobster bisque and the lamb chop appetizer....was brought lamb chop dinner which was more than I could eat or wanted to pay for after my 12 hour drive there. The waitress was most unattentive. Very disappointed."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We did a Mother's Day brunch at Canfield House and while I expected good food based on the restaurant's reputation, what they delivered exceeded my expectations. All the normal breakfast foods were executed perfectly, but in addition, the Chicken Parmesan and baked fish were to die for - in a buffet! Creative and excellent salads and mounds of cheeses and smoked salmon rounded out one of those buffets that make you overeat. The ambiance was 19th Century elegance in their main dining room and the service was friendly and efficient, making you feel like a special friend. The nice thing about Canfield House is that its acoustics make it quiet so that you can have a conversation even in the big dining room filled with people. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was our first dinner at the Canfield House. The reviews were mostly positive so we had high expectations. The Canfield House restaurant did not disappoint us. The service, wine and food were perfect. The noise level wasn't too bad but it could have been worse if the restaurant had been full of diners. We think the secret is to dine early before the noise level increases with the size of the crowd. Well try the pub this summer. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The ambience created a feel of a formal but relaxed feeling. Not too fancy, not every day affair. And the Dinner for two special was outstanding."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Food was tasty. The 2 entrees and a bottle of wine deal was a great value!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The Canfield House was a memorable dining experience for us. Our meal was one of the best we have ever eaten ! The service was superb and the atmosphere was perfect for a romantic night out! We will absolutely fine here again when we return to Newport !"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I've been visiting Newport from Connecticut for weekend getaways for over ten years now. Canfield House is by far our favorite restaurant and while we continue to find new ones to try, we dine atleast one night of our stay at Canfield House. Maggie is always so warm and welcoming and we are NEVER disappointed with our meals. The ambiance is perfect, it is quiet and relaxing and the food is exquisite! Love, love, love this restaurant and would recommend it to everyone at all ages."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The meal was delicious . A special treat at the Canfield House is Grilled Romaine. the haddock was cooked perfect- cut into it without a knife. Slather chicken is a classic . "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "It had been several years since we has dined at the Canfield House and we returned in a friend's recommendation. The food was excellent, the ambiance classic "old Newport" and the experience enjoyable me from beginning to end. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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