Fluke Wine Bar and Kitchen

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1301 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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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
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Phone number
(401) 849-7778
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Amilcar Pleitez
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Catering
Share the experience of Fluke Wine, Bar & Kitchen with your friends and family.
Please inquire about having an event catered by Fluke.
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Cross street
Banisters Wharf & America's Cup Ave
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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.
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Public transit
Bowen's Wharf
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Special events & promotions
Fluke is available for corporate events, luncheons, off-site meetings, rehearsal dinners, post wedding bruncheons, etc. Please call for more information.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Wine
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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Reviewed on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food service ambience

We had our rehearsal dinner at Fluke and I cannot say enough about the exceptional staff and amazing food. From cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to our dinner service and dessert everything was perfect. The seafood is so fresh and flavorful and goat's cheesecake is a unique and wonderful way to end a meal. All of our guests were happy and they were so easy to work with for our friends and family who had dietary restrictions. This is a must go to restaurant in downtown Newport and a great location to host an event!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been wanting to try for years and finally booked it for our anniversary. It was a cozy place. We were greeted like we were invited to someone’s home. Service was exceptional. Food was absolutely amazing. Portions were perfect size. Specialty cocktails were delicious! We had a very loud party of about 10-12 people next to us. Needless to say the drinks were flowing and they were very loud but pretty funny. The only time they were quiet was when the food was served, not a peep. So after they left the owner came over and overly apologized for the noise. This was very nice. A free drink or cocktail would have been nice but just that he came over was nice enough. Highly recommend.

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GR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great for the wine, small plates and the view! Was reasonably priced too
we enjoyed the salads and Caymus Wine!

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New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We shared the mussels as an appetizer. It was delicious and ask for extra bread to dip in the broth. The fluke, ravioli and monkfish were fresh and prepared with savory vegetables. Our server was very attentive and she convinced us to try the goat cheese cake which was an excellent ending to a delightful meal.

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K
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The staff was lovely and attentive. Pretty place with charming roof top views

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s
New England
16 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. We usually sit in the bar area. It is always great. They have a nice wine selection. The cocktails are very special. And the food is absolutely great. Sometimes we do small plates and drinks. This time we did a full dinner. Everything was wonderful. The view is also great.

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NW
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The fried mussels, skate, and bread pudding were all fantastic! Great stop for restaurant week!

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FB
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fluke has become our favorite restaurant! We're never disappointed with their food. Their Skate is absolutely out of this world!

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service and staff were absolutely outstanding, the food was very good, the noise level was a little bit loud but I’d still recommend you try this restaurant for yourself.

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AK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were fortunate enough to eat here during restaurant week, the food and cocktails were delicious. The staff was excellent as well!

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L
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall we are big fans of Fluke. But the menu is getting a bit tired and they would really benefit from occasionally changing it or adding some specials. Also the wine list is not user friendly. Wines should be listed by grape. Also wish they offered more California Chardonnay choices. But as far as food in Newport, it is still one of our favorites.

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PM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing window seat overlooking Bannisters Wharf. Excellent service. Food was outstanding. 5 stars all day long.

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k
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a perfect night. We had a table for two with a view.
The food and presentation was very good.
The staff was very attentive and our server made a great recommendation for a bottle of wine and knew the menu.
Would love to come back and sit up on the third floor..
Looks like that was the happening scene and very lively!

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PM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Try the specialty coffee drinks!

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MD
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!

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b
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is AMAZING! We have been coming here since shortly after they opened several years ago and we are never disappointed! The service is great, the chef is creative and the owners, Geremie and Jeff are so nice and friendly. This restaurant is just a gem and they also cater to gluten-free/celiac diners like myself. We just can’t say enough about this fabulous place! We live 3 hours away from Newport, but specifically plan drives to here a few times/year so we can enjoy our favorite place in Newport to dine. We plan to continue returning again and again and again....

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BC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent good and service. Nice ambiance and view. Went there good Valentine's Day dinner and we had a great time.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeff and Geremie could not be more gracious or welcoming. They add real personal warmth to a great dining product.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so excellent. A wonderful Valentines Day dinner with my wife. Wine list is substantial. Cocktails are top notch and the food was out of this world! Great service and interaction with the owner. Definitely moving to our most favorite restaurant destination list!!

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NP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great ambiance and outstanding service. Signature cocktails well prepared. Will be back!

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w
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 5th or 6th NYE there, always a great time. Service, food and atmosphere are perfect.

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Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

The food was delicious, service was spotty and the atmosphere for New Year’s Eve was non-existent. It was my birthday and my partner called ahead to let the restaurant know of the special occasion. My first dessert choice was out and when my goat cheese cheesecake arrived, it had one sad candle and it was dropped off with rush. I would not go back.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best and most reliable fine dining "foodie" places in Newport.

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MP
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal, inventive menu, great wine list, excellent service and nice ambience. Great location on wharf in Newport. Go!

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j
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite on our trip. Food was excellent

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a terrific dining experience; casual yet "chic" surroundings- the restaurant is on the second floor and a nice bar area on the third floor. The meal was excellent: hake and sea bass; the owner recommended a wonderful French white wine from the Loire.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderfully modern and comfortable ambiance. Especially perfect for those who enjoy upscale dining frequently and can be deserning.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time! We try so set time in our busy schedule for date night so we like it to feel special and Fluke does just that!

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New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The door kept slamming and everyone would jump. Much of the food was like warm. Not worth the money.

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KO
New England
27 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff. Food was fresh, creative, lovely wine list. Will definitely be back.

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MA
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was sceptical about the skate. I’ve never seen it on a menu before. I tried it and Wow. While it’s not something to try at home, Fluke made it interesting and tasty. The combination with seasonal veggies and sauce made it a memorable taste. But then I’m a guy who has had lion and antelope filet in the same meal. Fluke is a place you don’t want to miss in Newport!

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W
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner on a weekend Christmasy getaway to Newport. Fun, delicious cocktails and all of our food was wonderful. We enjoyed and highly recommend the duck empanaditas, the fire dancer cocktail, the skate with pastrami spices, angel hair with caviar — and the goat cheese cheese cake. Staff was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful time

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G
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently brilliant.

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TK
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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MH
New England
23 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Menu consisted of some unique pairings of appetizers and entrees in small and large plate selections. While we both enjoyed our choices which amounted to a light food fare with drinks, we suggest a review of their menu online prior to making a reservation as their selections may not satisfy everyone. We will plan a return visit the next time we are in Newport!

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KA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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New England
28 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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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ET
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic. Goats milk cheesecake was phenomenal!

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LD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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