The Canfield House
The Canfield House

The Canfield House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.canfieldhousenewport.com/
  • Phone: 4018470416
  • 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 4018470416

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
The Canfield House reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (54)romantic (39)neighborhood gem (30)good for groups (25)fit for foodies (25)notable wine list (17)great for outdoor dining (12)great for brunch (5)scenic view (4)great for lunch (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great everytime.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    You cannot go wrong going to the Canfield House. Everyone from the hostess to the waitresses are very nice. The building is very charming. We had the baked haddock and root beer short ribs. Amazing!!!! And i recommend the lobster mac and cheese as an appetizer! This place is on my to do list everytime i come to Newport.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful atmosphere, good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Gorgeous Inn with spectacular dining room. My wife thought that the Bolognese was the best she's ever had. My salmon over risotto had wonderful risotto, but the salmon itself, although good, was a bit too plain for my tastes. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    After reading many restaurant reviews, I chose Canfields for our special dinner. The waitress was one of the best I have ever had . The food was excellent and the price amazing. We would definitely go there again on any visit to newport!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prix Fixe dinner
    Susie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Delicious dinner at Canfield House. This was our 2nd meal this week at this restaurant. Denise, our server remembered us from our first visit and treated us to a lovely dinner. The restaurant is housed in a lovely old building that was a gaming hall in the early 1900's. The food is top quality and we highly recommend it! Dinner was $35 for 2 and included a bottle of either merlot or chardonney. We chose the chardonney and it was wonderful! We had a s'more tart for dessert that would have been better had the marshmellow topping been heated - but the flavors were wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always great
    clout
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    It is always a pleasure to dine there. food is always wonderful and the atmosphere is great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time!
    LoveDiningInRI
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had the pleasure of dining at Canfield House on a recent Saturday evening. Although busy, the service was prompt and friendly and the food was amazing. Highly recommend the Lobster Bisque and the Pear Salad for appetizers and both the Pasta Bolognese and the Lobster and Scallop Pie entrees were fantastic! Highly recommended!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Satisfied!
    mac0903VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was great! Service was awesome. Loved the atmosphere!! Will definitely be back :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Canfield house
    surfcitygene
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This was our most enjoyable meal in Newport, so much so we had to come back for our last night before going back home. The food was very good and not over priced. You can imagine what the gambling must have been like in there back in the day if only the walls could talk. The two for one meal is not to be missed on weeknights.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PHG
    pgwarwick
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere and away from the hustle and bustle of the Thames Street crowds. Excellent dining selection and always outstanding preparation and presentation. Definitely a plus for the Newport dining scene. Highly recommended for a nice quite dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great History misses mark
    KidfromMaine
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The Canfield house though deep in history missed its mark with slow service and underperformed with delivering a cold steak frites. The up side dining room was beautiful our waitress did a great job, however management needs to evaluate the kitchen and may need to add a server or two to speed up service. This may be a summer thong in Newport as all of the local restaurants seem to be in same boat. The appetizers were great, the wine list although not extensive provided value and we would try again in future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite didn't disappoint
    SailorBill
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Canfield House is one of our favorites. It is a beaufitful old place and the food is good. The weekday "wine and dine" specials are a particularly good deal. We took visiting friends, and all were pleased with our dinners and the experience
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Mansion with a Restaurant
    HdhejVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This restaurant is in a nice mansion looking place with 4 guest rooms upstairs. They have a nice outdoor and indoor bar. The main dining room is lined with this dark oak paneling on the lower part of the wall and on the ceiling. The food was very good and they accommodated my Mother's diet of gluten and dairy. Her review is that it was all tasty. Mine was also perfect. She got the filet and I got the seafood trio with wine and tomato. The mushroom risotto was so creamy!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of top restaurants in the state
    milo
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Enjoyed an extremely pleasant evening with friends at the Canfield House and thoroughly enjoyed it all. Food, service, ambiance and meeting some other folks in the restaurant. Looking forward to a return, with or without friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We have dined at the Canfield House several times in the past and have consistently found it to be exceptional in every way.My husband had the mixed grill last time which is a meatlovers fantasy and I had the seafood alfredo,generous portions of lobster,scallops and shrimp,almost too big to finish but I had to!We have recommended the Canfield House to others and will return whenever we crave a special night out in Newport
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Truly a favorite
    robing2748
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We come to Newport each year for the Jazz and always come to Canfield House one evening. It looks like a more formal, elegant dining experience but doesn't have a stuffy bone in its body. The food is excellent. I had mussels and little necks and my husband had the lobster pot pie which was absolutely luscious!! Our friends had never been and really loved everything. Don't hesitate to come here. You won't be disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classic New England
    llllVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We were the only table on a Sunday night, late. Our waitress and staff could not have been more patient as we lingered over our last meal in lovely Newport. Our only complaint was that the portions were a bit large. The food was terrific, especially the shrimp appetizer and the seafood pot pie.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food very good. Little expansive but overall quality/price is good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Among the very best
    ShutterBug
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We are here each year for two weeks, and this week alone we ate three times at Canfield. Only once was the noise level high, when there was a party of 13 diners trying to talk with each other. We run out of days long before we run out of desirable menu choices. The food is reliably good and not outrageously priced, the menu is interesting, and the servers are friendly. I would gladly keep eating their Oysters Canfield appetizers until they stopped bringing them to me. It is THE place we select to treat our musician friends from the Chamber Music Festival.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely night out
    RIresident
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Canfield House was a great spot to invite some out of town guests for dinner. Everyone had the lobster mac and cheese and while we had it as a starter, the portions were big enough to be a main course for the women. I am certainly having it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!
    lisa1988
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • definitely be back
    barsco
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paul
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    lisa
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful anniversary dinner
    JOJO
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good service was slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was great, but the service was excruciatingly slow. After 15 mins we had to get up and get our own menus.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PhilV
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Atmosphere & Wonderful Food
    theportsmouthoutoftowner
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner
    Fredch
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Probably our 10th visit both early and late. Consistently pleasant and a nice place to have an elegant dinner or drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Canfield Delight
    lambchop
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Newport dining without the noise
    mom2tristanVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine & Dine
    special
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great eats at a great price
    DealDiner
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    CherVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great price
    DealDiner
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and ambiance
    NewportTony
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice meal
    GolfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night on the town
    blondie
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We enjoyed learning about the history of the restaurant. The food was very tasty and I would recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A wonderful night
    TYTOP5
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The two guest and myself, had a wonderful dinner and a lovely evening. THANK YOU
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.