Jo's American Bistro

4.8
1745 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.

We are unable to honor parties larger than what is selected and stated in the reservation. We also are not able to honor additional numbers left in the notes.

Please note: Due to the reinstated COVID policies in Rhode Island, you must either wear a mask inside the restaurant or show proof of vaccination when dining at Jo's.

Due to state mandates, there will be a time limit of 90 minutes for dining time (2 hours for parties of 6 or more) in order to fairly utilize our limited capacity.

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 1745 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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seanm
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food with excellent choices. The waitstaff were very friendly and helpful.

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vipDennieDo
New England
67 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As I’ve said before, this restaurant is a great place to dine.
The atmosphere is lovely.
The food de-lish,
Last night’s service was excellent.
And Jo’s prefixed meals are excellent.

It doesn’t get better than this!

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BobV
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was a little too loud for us but the food and service were great

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kellyh
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Joe’s! Just flew in from Seattle after cx'ls & a long haul . We just wanted some really good food. Trip Advisor told us this was a restaurant close to our Hotel. Went straight from the airport & we’re not disappointed. We are foodies from Seattle where the food is fab. And Joe’s fit the bill.

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ChristineC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty apps and entrees. This was our second time eating here, will visit again.

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TurnerS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent, friendly and ample delicious food and drink.

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JohannaF
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value with their specials. Many gluten free items. Good well prepared and served promptly

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vipDianeDP
New England
59 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impressed with the food, service and ambience.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on January 3, 2022

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed celebrating your New Year's Eve with us. We appreciate your kind words and hope to serve you again soon!

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dogwatch11
Brandenburg
25 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great ambience, terrific service, best burger I have had in ages. Overall a fine place; we will definitely return and recommend to friends. For Newport, it is a fresh breath of air.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate you taking the time to leave such kind words and hope to see you again soon!

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ErinP
New England
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good at Jo’s. I had the shrimp and risotto and my husband had fish and chips. We always eat at Jo’s when we are in Newport; we have never had a bad experience.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for the great review, Erin! We look forward to welcoming you back next time you're in town.

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LoriL
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here and will definitely be back! Food and service were excellent!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for a great review! We appreciate your kind words and hope to serve you again soon.

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were in town only for half a day to see mansions and have a nice dinner post xmas.. what a nice surprise jos is. Even has a fixed price menu option which shows that a restaurant cares about diners that desire to stay on budget... we started with a salad and new england clam chowder ( very good- even though often one finds rhode island chowder in RI!) the boneless pork chop with shaved brussel sprouts and sweet
Potatoes. And the shrimp and grits, each was perfectly prepared, timely and hot.. one of the best meals and experiences since before covid started. Nice intimate spot to dine. Will need to wear a mask to table and present vax card

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for the excellent review, John! We are so grateful for your kind words and hope to see you back next time you're in town.

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JeffreyC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Jo’s many times and have always had a great dinner! It is quiet and cozy and the staff are wonderful! Can not recommend enough!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on January 3, 2022

Jeffrey, thank you for a lovely review! We are so glad you always enjoy dining at Jo's and can't wait to have you back soon.

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KenC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful experience, great location! Would go back there again and would recommend it to others!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for your kind words, Ken! We hope you'll stop by Jo's again soon.

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DanL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome place to dine. Price was reasonable and food delicious.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dan, thank you so much for a great review! We hope to see you back soon.

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vipDennisD
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second or third time dining here and each time has been great. Highly recommend.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for a great review, Dennis! We are so glad you enjoy dining with us and hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was recommended to us. This a great little restaurant with a price fix menu Mon-Thurs. Beer or wine, salad or soup and entree. Good choice of fish, chicken or pasta. Vegan and gluten free. Nice, attentive friendly staff. Terrific ambience. Highly recommend.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you so much for your kind words and great review. We hope to see you back at Jo's soon!

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Babs
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We had been there before, but it was downstairs (we didn't know there was an upstairs) and much quieter. When we asked if we could be downstairs we were told there are only 4 tops -- we were 2. Not a good reason -- put some 2 tops downstairs. I ordered soup and it never came before my entree was delivered, so I cancelled it. Got an excuse (only one runner) rather than an apology. Still the food is wonderful and everything else is not bad.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Jo’s every time we visit Newport. Food, ambiance and staff are always top notch. The drink menu is fun and their Price fixe menu is a great value.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for the great review! We look forward to welcoming you back next time you're in town.

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Lynn
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of three arrived Sunday 5"15 pm after a concert at Salve Regina University. We enjoyed the prix fixe menu -- chicken was moist and delicious, salmon was cooked perfectly, and the corn and veggie 'chowda' had just the right kick. We shared a bread pudding for dessert - divine. Perfect portion size, good value, exceptional service. We will be back.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for a great review! We appreciate your kind words and hope to serve you again soon.

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LizzyT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the grilled shrimp over risotto. It was absolutely delicious. Best meal I’ve had in ages.
My sister in law got the cod and she said the same.
The service was excellent and it was lovely inside.
I highly recommend this place.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for the great review, Lizzy! We're so glad to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your meal.

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vipFourFoodies
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great we went back for more — kale and goat cheese salad is to die for. Lovely, thoughtful presentations and tasty food. Excellent, friendly service. Highly recommend.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on January 3, 2022

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your salad. We appreciate your kind words and hope to serve you again soon!

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vipDennieDo
New England
67 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I have not been there in a number of weeks.

I brought a friend so we could celebrate her belated birthday.
Everything was wonderful, as always.

I love your restaurant Jo.
It warm and inviting and the food is always good.

Thank you for being there through all this time of Covid.

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vipFourFoodies
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic - we had hanger steak and fish and chips. Also great salads to start. Very nice wine by the glass selection with a large number of unique selections for moderate price

We are busting but wished Jo’s was in our area of Philly

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for the great review! We look forward to welcoming you back next time you're in town.

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JennaS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here and absolutely loved it. I had the filet Oscar lobster style and I can’t wait to go back and get it again. Cooked perfectly and so delicious.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on January 3, 2022

Jenna, thank you for a great review! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment! Consistency is key

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thanks for your kind words and great review!

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GeorgeP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and consistent as usual. A bit understaffed but what restaurant isn’t these days? Always a favorite spot in Newport.

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GerryL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Seared Scallops are outstanding. Best ever!!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on January 3, 2022

Gerry, thank you so much for your great review! We hope to see you back for more scallops soon.

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CarolR
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The burger was delicious. One of the best I’ve had. Good service. Now ce Christmas music playing in the background. Tasteful.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on January 3, 2022

Carol, we are so glad you enjoyed your burger. We hope to see you back at Jo's soon!

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Suttonfoodie
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent! Ambiance lovely. Will definitely return.

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ChrisB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu selection. For Tuesday evening in Newport before Thanksgiving, the restaurant was busy which tells me, the food must be good.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on November 25, 2021

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening. We appreciate your kind words and hope to serve you again soon!

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Happycustomer
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very kind and gave someone in our party a dessert on the house for their birthday. Great service!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on November 25, 2021

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed celebrating with us. We appreciate your kind words and hope to serve you again soon!

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Alex
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the bacon onion jam burger! It was delish! My wife and I go here often. It's a cozy spot!

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PeterR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. We ended up eating at the bar because we had a nice quiet spot in the corner. Bartender was great. Food was delicious. Highly recommend for a nice casual dinner.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on November 25, 2021

We are so glad you loved your dinner. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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vipStaceyG
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Newport for the first time and chose this restaurant based on the positive Open Table reviews and the fact that it looked like a quiet place with nicely spaced out tables. This was our first time dining inside in almost 18 months (now that we are vaxed and boostered to boot!) so that was as important to us as the food. Both the experience and the food did not disappoint. We felt comfortable and relaxed and the food was delicious. The staff was attentive and polite and made us feel welcome. Thanks!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on November 25, 2021

Thank you for the great review Stacey! We hope to see you again next time you're in town.

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CarlD
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined on the Newport dinner book, but we have gone to Jo's many times and I have the loyalty card. I was told you won't be in the dinner book next year and that is unfortunate.

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vipBillJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The Prix Fixe meals were good and at a great value. The service was outstanding. But...I found the 70/80's pop-disco background music (or whatever it's called) to be highly annoying. They seemed to play all the songs I would never willingly listen to. Perhaps Jo's should consider playing instrumental jazz or something similar to go with their fine cuisine and impeccable service. Eat at Jo's but beware of the disco!

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GlendaS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent waitress, amazing atmosphere and the food was absolutely amazing & delicious. We also adored the owner who stopped to make sure we were doing well.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on November 25, 2021

Thank you for a great review! We appreciate your kind words and hope to serve you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jo’s has always be top notch, on point. I have numerous food allergies and they always accommodate with experience and professionalism. The staff and owner are so personable and always greet you with a smile (even if it’s snowing and miserable outside)

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on November 25, 2021

Thank you for this fantastic review! We work hard to accommodate all guests, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. We hope to serve you again soon.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tracey was our server and she was exceptional. Food and ambiance were also very good but she made the night!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on November 25, 2021

Thank you for a great review!

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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 4.8 stars by 1745 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.