Jo's American Bistro

4.7
1641 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
A fresh take on American cuisine using the finest ingredients, served in a classy yet casual setting with a family-friendly atmosphere. We prepare delectable seafood, numerous gluten-free options, and natural meats raised without hormones or antibiotics wherever possible.

Experiences

  • Prix Fixe Menu

    $23.95 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a beverage, starter, and entree from our prix fixe menu for $23.95 Sunday through Thursday all day. Available for curbside pickup for $20.95 without a beverage. Not offered on holidays or holiday weekends.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1641 people are saying
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JamesR
New England
5 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. A hidden gem in Newport. We will definitely be back next time we’re in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The spot is lovely. The people are friendly and attentive- and flexible: they were able to move our reservation up 45 minutes just 2 hours before!

The food was excellent! I highly recommend the seared Cod and my wife greatly enjoyed the roasted chicken!

Our server was friendly and kind and very attentive. They even treated us to crème brûlée with fresh berries in honor of our anniversary (they noticed it on my Open Table profile). And, the owner/manager came to our table to ask about our meal, etc.

An excellent choice!

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LoriM
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A reservation at another restaurant was cancelled at the last minute on our first wedding anniversary. Jo’s had availability and took very good care of us. The staff was friendly, didn’t rush us and they treated us to a complementary dessert. It was our second time there in a week and both the service and the food were fantastic. We highly recommend Jo’s and we’ll be back the next time we’re in Newport!

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LauraP
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I are on a romantic getaway in Newport and went to this restaurant on recommendations from Trip Advisor. We bot shared the kale and asparagus salad, and we both ordered the same entree, seared salmon with shaved Brussels sprouts and ferro. The food was delicious and our waiter was very attentive. The restaurant is very clean. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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Happyfoodie
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant off the beaten path. Excellent service and food. Highly recommend.

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Foodie
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress Tara was fantastic. She made some great suggestions that we followed.

My dinner consisted of 5 or 6 scallops creatively presented and they were little pillows cooked to perfection. The fish and chips was exactly what my wife wanted to eat. We split a Caesar salad and the olive oil cake. It sounds weird but the cake was terrific. A nice bottle of Chardonnay, reasonably priced, helped make the night more memorable. Jo’s American Bistro highly recommended. 2 thumbs up!

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KimF
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We did the prix fix items - hanger steak was just ok.

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Momma
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best scallops I’ve had in any restaurant and they were a generous portion of six! Beef carpaccio appetizer was also excellent.

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PSUJACK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service staff. Meal was very good in all respects. Decent vibe. Would definitely dine there again.

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Judy
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, nice staff and good location/atmosphere.

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vipRSW7701
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and courteous service. The lobster roll, calamari, salmon, hand cut frites and cocktails were excellent.

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DebbieO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and waitress was very attentive. Enjoyed it immensely.

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Matt
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to eat in Newport. The food is spectacular, the service is top notch and Jo is always so nice and makes sure everything is just right! Keep up the great work!!

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Vter
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The clam chowder was delicious! And I’m glad we saved room for dessert, because the Chocolate Grand Marnier Torte was worth it!

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vipCTFoodCritic
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always very good. Excellent service!

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vipCW12866
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jo is the ultimate hostess!

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Woodsman
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and assistance with minor accommodations for ingredient and seasoning preferences.

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CarolCV
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We made reservations for 7:30. When we arrived early, we were told to have a drink at the bar and they would let us know when our table was ready. We were seated promptly at 7:30 in the balcony. After 10 minutes, I went down to the hostess and asked if a waiter could come to our table. Eventually someone showed up to take our drink order. We had decided that we would leave at 8pm if we didn’t have drinks by then. The waiter arrives with our drinks just as we were leaving. He was quite angry and accused us of not understanding how busy they were. After 30 minutes of patiently waiting for a cocktail, we were concerned that we might never get dinner or that we may have to keep asking for service. The restaurant gets good reviews, but we won’t be back

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Delicious entrees. Attentive service.

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DianneB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great new find for us in Newport we really loved the place and plan on going back when we are in Newport again.

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Scotties70
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and attentive staff; prix fix meals are a great value; food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Very fresh, and extremely well prepared. You won’t be disappointed.

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vipsunflowerLinda
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with friends to have their price fixed menu. All 3 entrees were excellent and so were the soups. Great value for the money. Highly recommend!

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and service, you can't go wrong eating there.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very nice dinner with delicious cocktails as well. Service was okay, not superb.
A loud group near us sometimes made conversation difficult.

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vipDonSmy
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly and efficient. My wife and I both had selections off the the Pri fix menu. I had the spaghetti and meatballs and my wife had the chicken piccata. Both excellent. The music was a little loud but other than that, a very good experience. I highly recommend and will return.

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JaneM
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! From the warm rolls to the salad with honey vinaigrette dressing to the bacon jam burger, it was all great. My husband and I split both the salad and burger and we were completely full.

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PatriciaM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We always sit at the bar in restaurants because we enjoy talking to other patrons, Tim, the bartender, was awesome! He introduced us to a wine we hadn't had before. So good!
He was funny, chatty, but also very attentive. Food was delicious.

Chatted with some fun people.

Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jo’s is just phenomenal!!!

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LPSBoston
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. The food was excellent. My vegan wife ordered the Farro Bowl which has a variety of plentiful vegitables. I had the pan roasted cod. It was an excellent preparation on a rich broth with vegitables and shell fish.
The service was prompt and friendly and our waitress, Tracey, was terrific. We highly recommend Jo's.

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AliceS
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner very much. The staff was very friendly. Food was very good.

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Nancy46
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant . One of our long time favorites !

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RichardR
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress, Tara and staff were friendly and helpful. Good was excellent!

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vipJilly19
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined at Jo’s for the first time and everything was exceptional. Food and service couldn’t be beat. Enjoyed the clam chowder and the pork chops with the sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts, they were outstanding. For dessert the cinnamon peach bread pudding was exceptional. Olivia our server was superb.

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vipEricB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was very good but it is clear that they don’t have enough staff to handle the load. The owner is very nice and really a shame that restaurants are struggling to find people.
The server was nice but not attentive at all. She brought my drink that I ordered as soon as we were seated when my food arrived….this was how the entire meal went. Food was really amazing, so high hopes that they can get staff!

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RayaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, especially the lobster bisque! The service was excellent too.

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KenT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was friendly and attentive. Would definitely go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sweet, over working staff! They were busting their bums trying to get everything everyone hates in the whole restraint but they seemed proficient! Very good food!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Varied menu. Good food. Arrive early to find parking.

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Alandrews7
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great service. Good value. Nice place with outside seating upstairs.

FAQs

Jo's American Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 847-5506.

Jo's American Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 1641 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.