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About Fluke Wine Bar and Kitchen

Sample a variety of snacks, cheese and charcuterie, small or large plates, all inspired by local, seasonal ingredients. Extensive wine selections and award-winning cocktails in a contemporary setting with harbor views.
Always a comfortable atmosphere, whatever the occasion – Fluke, Wine, Bar & Kitchen will always fit the mood!

41 Bowen's Wharf
Newport, RI 02840
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Summer Hours (May - November) Open nightly from 5PM; Bar from 4pm on weekends
Winter Hours (mid November - April 30) Open Wed-Sat for dinner from 5pm; Bar from 4pm on weekends

Cross Street:
Banisters Wharf & America's Cup Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 849-7778

Website:
http://www.flukenewport.com/

Catering:
Share the experience of Fluke Wine, Bar & Kitchen with your friends and family.
Please inquire about having an event catered by Fluke.

Parking Details:
Bowen's Wharf and The Mooring (paid) parking lots are both easily accessible to the restaurant. Limited metered spaces are available on Thames Street (free Nov-April). Mary Street or the Gateway Center parking lots are less than 5 minutes walk from the restaurant.

Fluke can validate parking for up to two hours in the Bowen's Wharf parking lot from October through April.

Public Transit:
Bowen's Wharf

Executive Chef:
Amilcar Pleitez

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Fluke is available for corporate events, luncheons, off-site meetings, rehearsal dinners, post wedding bruncheons, etc. Please call for more information.

Fluke Wine Bar and Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (41)
Good for a Date (40)
Fit for Foodies (39)
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Creative Cuisine (36)
Scenic View (33)
Special Occasion (31)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Notable Wine List (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Bar Seating (22)
Local Ingredients (22)
Cozy (21)
Waterfront (21)
Authentic (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Business Meals (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Casual (11)
Healthy (11)
Fun (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Seasonal (7)
Tapas (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Organic (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Vegan (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Husband's birthday with good friends. Food is always great, and we were on the top floor in the bar area so was fun and energetic!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I picked fluke due to the Trip Advisor reviews. This restaurant should be rated higher than what it is. The food is amazing and I am a food snob. We had a few appetizers, dinner and finished with dessert. Every mouthful was amazing. Definitely make this on your hit list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I found this restaurant to be slightly overrated based on the cost vs. quality of the service and meals, not including the lack of friendliness of the staff. The food selections were ok, but for the price you would have expected more. They also tried to get cute when creating certain appetizer dishes and could have forgone the popcorn on the ceviche - not sure whose idea that was? Our waitress was ok but never felt she was truly engaged and present. The big disappointment was I came here with my wife for our anniversary, which was noted, but was never mentioned at anytime. We left the restaurant feeling disappointed and that are experience was less than satisfactory. I understand it was restaurant week, which I’m sure most restaurants hate, but we ate off the main menu and the perception was they were trying to move us in and out as fast as possible. Most likely would not recommend this place in the future.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was fantastic. Goats milk cheesecake was phenomenal!

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I went with a friend for restaurant week. My meal was very good, my friend did not care for her appetizer or dessert. The biggest problem was that they significantly changed the published restaurant week menu, and we only picked Fluke because we both found things we were really excited to try. While my second choices were delicious, it was still disappointing. I will say that the portions were very generous, especially when compared to other pre-fixe menus and our server was absolutely wonderful.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We went for Restaurant week. The food was really good, however the beef cheek parpadell needed some more seasoning and there was no pumpkin creme brûlée. I was very disappointed in that.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

I went with a friend to catch up and she was running a little behind schedule trying to park. While I waiting I spoke to the hostess who I believe might also be an owner, she was amazing even got us a special window table just because! The food was amazing we did the restaurant week menu however I've been here a couple times prior and always had good food as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Casual, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Wonderful meal overlooking the wharf area. All three courses nicely prepared. Service was great and we all agreed the bartender made a delicious drink. Big fan will be back!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Service excellent, ask for Visci, Black Sea Bass the best I’ve ever had, wondeful accompaniments and dessert, goat cheese cheesecake is to die for. We’ll be back soon!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Authentic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Fluke never disappoints. Always a warm greeting, great cocktails and delicious food!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always enjoy Fluke! The food was excellent- as usual. We came to enjoy the restaurant week menu special prices. The beef cheeks pappardelle was excellent,( and different!!) as was my husband's fish dinner ( note- he always puts sauces on the side so flavors don't overwhelm the fish).
Dessert was fantastic too- with molten chocolate cake with salted carsmel gelato- yum!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Took my wife here for her birthday, and we can't wait to go back. She has a severe nut/peanut allergy, and the staff handled it incredibly well. We went during restaurant week so we got great value (three courses for $35) but we would definitely go back even outside that week. We thoroughly enjoyed our table on the second floor but the third floor bar is clearly the place to be, either at the bar or at one of the nearby tables. Highly recommend this place if you love seafood, although there is also animal protein on the menu, and they have plenty of vegetarian options as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were pleased with the Restaurant Week menu that Fluke offered. I had the Fluke and it was a generous portion and perfectly cooked. Friends had the chicken and beef cheek pasta. Beef cheeks were ground up- so it was hard to tell what the meat was - but it was tasty.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food with great friends!

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Ambiance, service, and setting are great. Food was ok. The quality of the food was excellent but the taste/flavors weren't all that amazing.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Attentive service, creative seafood options ,delicious flavors. We ate upstairs where it was cozy and lively conversations. We had the ceviche trio fresh and creative flavors and the Tautog with Chimmechiri which was wonderful. Our daughter had the scallops with Asian flavors, very good.White table cloths and patterned cloth napkins and candle light.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great inventive menu. Well prepared and with a great view of the wharf area. I love all the options on dish size. We tend to like a variety of their apps and small plates. Highly recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent dining experience . Quiet. Romantic. Great food and drinks.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We had great wine with very nice appetizers and small plates. The menu had great variety
to choose from.
The policy of ordering all items up front was odd.
We like ordering different items of interest and coursing till we felt full

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food & great table. We were able to catch up with friends & had a lovely night. We highly recommend this restaurant. Very nice service & hosts too!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great restaurant but the food was disappointing. Menu felt restrictive, ordered the spicy shirmp was ok and crab cake way to much breading little crap for a seafood joint. The food wasn’t disappointing this is easily a 5 star restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent meal at Fluke's - scallops, fluke, monkfish all delicious. Creative presentation and preparation but flexible in adapting for personal preferences. Great atmosphere and ocean views available. We'll definitely come back.

Tags: Waterfront, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fluke has long been our favorite restaurant in Newport. I am a seafood lover and it’s seafood menu is the best. Truly a gourmet menu. Wonderful desserts. A lovely list of drinks and a wine list that is cultivated by the owner is Jeff and Geremy, Who, by the way are absolutely wonderful hosts. The view is spectacular especially near the windows, with a view over Newport Harbor and the colonial buildings below. Great for a romantic getaway, a place to take friends if they’re visiting, a place to go if you are visiting, just a great place. If you get the chance, go!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Authentic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

My husband and I went to Fluke for our Anniversary and it was amazing. The place was packed, thankfully I made a reservation 2 weeks prior. We are both chefs and loved every bite, that says a lot. We ordered a bunch of things and split everything as we always do. We had the cheese and charcuterie plate, chicken liver crostini, crab cakes, butternut squash tart, kale and brussels sprouts salad and beef cheek ravioli. The crab cakes were average, my recipe is better; I'm very tough on crab cakes but my husband did like them. The kale and brussels sprouts salad was AMAZING! So simple and absolutely bursting with flavor. The chicken liver crostini and butternut squash tart were nicely executed dishes hitting all the right notes, especially with the other dishes we selected. The one full entree we got, the beef cheek ravioli was the perfect end to our fabulous meal. Full of flavor, the sauce coated your mouth leaving a slight stickyness like only real bone stock can do. It was fantastic, kept us going back for more and wishing we had more. Prices really weren't bad, especially for the quality of the food. Service was great. Great view of the trees and bustling street bellow. If I had one criticism, it would be that I didn't like the dessert options but that's because I'm all about chocolate when it comes to dessert. Not being satisfied with their offerings we went elsewhere for dessert. Other than that, perfection! We would go back in a heartbeat!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is my second time at Fluke. Service and food were not worth the price this time around and that was a bit disappointing. Service was rushed and the duck was over cooked. Not what you'd expect out of a thirty dollar entree. We were instructed to order "all courses together" and this is for an a la carte menu. Drinks were OK and so was the ambience.
Not sure if I'd like to go back, unless they focus on quality and a bit on service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food and view were amazing!!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Met friends for dinner. We enjoyed every bite on our plates! Noteworthy were the lamb chops with scalloped potatoes & sautéed kale. Absolutely delicious! Great cocktails too!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The atmosphere and service at Fluke is exceptional. Our fish dishes were creative and the fish was fresh and paired with nice vegetables. Several tables are window side, overlooking the wharf/harbor. They offer a very nice wine list. We chose a bottle which we learned was not available, and their sommelier arrived with a tasting of an alternative suggestion, which was excellent with our meal. With so many choices in town, we found the prices at Fluke to be more reasonable than other restaurants in the area. We were happy with our choice for our one night stay in Newport.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Service was slow. Good food. Good drinks. Clean bathrooms

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

It's our favorite restaurant in Newport. Food is consistently good and we love the atmosphere

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had an amazing experience at Fluke. The monkfish appetizer, the oysters, the scallops, the mushroom soup....all incredible! We had excellent cocktails and wine. Our server Tyler was fantastic. I would highly recommend!

Tags: Tapas, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Fun
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 6, 2017

wait staff offered excellent wine options.
ambiance was nice for dinner.
very courteous friendly folks .

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Exceptional local dining opportunity in Newport. Creative culinary prowess and exceptional wine pairings. This restaurant does not disappoint. You deserve to enjoy your meals and Fluke will help you to that end, no doubt.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Visiting from out of town, we made reservations at Fluke our first night. Very interesting menu. Crispy oysters and foie gras ravioli were great. Service was outstanding and owner was attentive.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonderful experience. Our server, Caitlyn, was great, very efficient, and very nice. Everyone in Newport should go to Fluke!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was and service very good. I ate upstairs which was nice but next time will ask downstairs just to see the difference

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 25, 2017

One of my top favorites in Newport. I am always greeted cheerfully and the food is impressive!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Casual, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Fluke was recommended to us by the Inn we were staying in. Food was great! Owner/manager was totally on top of things. Waitress was outstanding!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The service was exceptional. The Black Sea bass and the Monkfish were delicious. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Newport.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This is a truly great restaurant for food and bar and staff

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients
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