Jo's American Bistro

4.7
1540 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 1540 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GeorgeP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of the best overall in Newport.

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vipLisaA
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service at Jos is always fantastic!

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Stephen
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal at Jo’s American Bistro from the welcoming host to the experienced servers and waitstaff. The food was on point as we both enjoyed wine, apps and the main course. I would recommend Jo’s American Bistro and have been there several times over the last five years and the food is outstanding.

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Tracey
Denver
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very cute place! Small rooms and comfortable atmosphere. Staff was smiling and friendly and were like a happy family. Hot rolls and great drinks to start. They had a Prix Fixe when we were there that was super affordable with options that my wife and I both loved.

Our waitress was very attentive in a laughing friendly way so we felt very relaxed.

Parking in Newport can be a challenge but Jo’s is a little bit away from the bar scene so we found parking on the street pretty close.

Seafood was great and I chose a spaghetti and meatballs that can be hit or miss in non-Italian places but Jo’s was SUPER. Loved it the next day too. I would go back just for that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect birthday celebration for one of our guests! Second time and just as good as the first. Wonderful find with good food and great service.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the excellent review! We're so happy to hear that, and look forward to serving you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 so good and very accommodating for Gluten Free! Knowledgeable/separate plates/dedicated fryer 👍

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the excellent review! We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed our gluten-friendly dining accommodations.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! So friendly and always asking how is everything, if we wanted anything else. The filet mignon was delicious!!!! Highly recommend this restaurant to visitors

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the excellent review and recommendation to other visitors!

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ChristopherY
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely as always. Staff is excellent- friendly and courteous. Ready to serve and make your dining experience as wonderful as possible. Great recommendations from server with wine & food. We love Jo’s.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the excellent review and your continued patronage, Christopher!

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HarrietS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The clam chowder was excellent. The fish and chips was recommended and we found it to be rather tasteless with French fries that tasted like the frozen variety.

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Gmdm
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Meals were delicious, hangar steak and salmon, but on the smaller portion size. Coffee was horrible. I drink mine black and had to add both milk and sugar to get it down. Manager/owner (not sure) passed by a few times to see if all ok. Waitress could not care less since she had friends there and was more interested in socializing with them. When we asked what the desserts were she ran thru them so fast we didn’t even hear them. We decided just not to order any. She made as feel like we were a bother rather than welcomed. Worth the visit as food was wonderful just hope you get a better waitress.

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vipKimG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Kaylin was top notch . Best service we’ve had in our 5 days in Newport .Food was awesome . Wedge salad , buttermilk chicken tenders , fish & chips , chicken sandwich , lobster roll & grilled shrimp over risotto were all perfect. We will definitely be back

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the fantastic review, Kim! We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your service and meal with us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great atmosphere. The owner greeted our party and seated us. It was clean and the staff made sure to disinfect the tables between seatings. The menu wasn’t overly extensive, but definitely varied enough to have something for everyone. The fish sandwich was excellent! Some of the best fish had in a long time! They were also very helpful to help us celebrate a birthday in our party. Jo’s is definitely a great place, and a wonderful value for the dining experience. Would certainly return!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the excellent review! We're so happy to hear that, and are glad your group chose us to celebrate a birthday with.

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vipAndrea
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding start to finish! Our server and drinks were great! We loved the fresh hot rolls in the brown bag. We highly recommend the lobster rolls. They were overfilled with delicious big pieces of sweet lobster. My scallops were amazing. We highly recommend this restaurant!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation, Andrea!

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vipDEB0426
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All 3 of us had the lobster carbonara- outstanding - best pasta dish I have EVER had!! Service was also wonderful.
The atmosphere though between being very cold ( other tables were saying the same) and very dark, was only negative...

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review! We're so happy to hear how much you all enjoyed our lobster carbonara, and we appreciate your feedback on the air temperature.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was really good, especially the lobster roll. Clam chowder needed more clams. Service was very good.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the excellent review!

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ABurden
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We were there to celebrate a dear friends 40th birthday party. Unfortunately we were seated at a table in the corner which I found to be a bit too dark+ incredibly noisy. The air conditioning was blowing on us and blew out our candle on the table. We did ask if they could turn it down and I do not think that that actually happened. The woman who is seated next to us actually was so cold that she was asked to move. The food wasn't bad but I wasn't overly impressed. The service was ok.
Overall we were not impressed with the restaurant and will probably not be returning.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

A Burden, we are sorry to hear that you were not very impressed with your experience, especially for a special occasion. As you can see, we are known for providing exceptional food and service in a comfortable environment, but unfortunately we missed the mark for your group. We hope you'll give us another chance to impress you in the future.

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mommofine
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We had a great meal here after a day in Newport. Terrific service and vibe. Really good food and great cocktails.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the excellent review! We're so happy to hear.

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RussellH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived on time and we’re seated immediately. The server was professional and efficient. The food was served in a timely manner and was spot on perfect.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the excellent review, Russell! We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us.

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vipGloriaE
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food in a well serviced restaurant with nice ambiance!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review, Gloria!

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vipflynavy71
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Jo’s was a pleasure. All staff, and especially David our server, were pleasantly helpful and informative. The food was absolutely delicious!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the excellent review! We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed.

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vipNY2019
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What fantastic food and service! The sweet potatoes with bacon alone, are worth revisiting this restaurant.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the excellent review!!

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vipShannon
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, very good service and nice place

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the excellent review, Shannon!

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Kathleen3206
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were glad we reserved here since it is popular. We enjoyed our meals very much, and especially recommend the Point Judith calamari and the steamed littleneck clams in Rhode Island stuffie–style broth. Our competent server was very nice.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review, Kathleen! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic! Excellent service and the food was tasty.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the excellent review!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. I got the lobster bisque and carbonara and I would definitely get it again

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're happy to hear how much your enjoyed your lobster bisque and carbonara.

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Hollyshotspots
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place with fantastic service!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the fantastic review!

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Paul
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience would have been perfect except for a nearby group with small children that was a bit noisy. Food and service were terrific....

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review, Paul! We're so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your meal and service with us.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great pre fixe menu!!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review! We're glad to hear how much you enjoyed our prix fixe menu.

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JillC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Jo's had very good food. We were greeted once we arrived and had a reservation for 6:45 and seated immediately. We were about 10 minutes early. When we were asked whether we would like to sit inside or outside we opted for inside. However, I did not realize that the outside seating was mostly inside, but under a covering connected to the upstairs portion. I would have chosen to sit outside had I known, but now I know for the future.It was quiet and a bit dark, which was hard to see the menu just a little. We had Erika as a waitress. She was attentive and made sure we got everything we needed. We ordered the Thai Calamari as an appetizer. The calamari was very good and I would order it again. It wasn't quite the usual Thai Calamari that I was expecting, but still delicious. I ordered the grilled shrimp, which was also very good. It came with Jasmine rice. My husband ordered the Jo's Burger and he said that it was tasty. For desert, we shared the Cappuccino Cheesecake. That was very good as well. I would have liked to see more drink specials on the menu. I tried the Doli (pineapple infused vodka on the rocks) and I felt it was too strong. I love vodka, but I could not finish my drink as it was too strong. I am not sure if it was the brand of vodka used to make the drink, but it wasn't my favorite. They did have a mule on the list. I would love to see more Moscow Mule choices in the future. I was torn between the mule and the Doli and went with the Doli. However, I enjoy Mule's and would love to see more of them on the drink specials. Overall, I would recommend Jo's if you are traveling to Newport. It was clean and the food and service were great.,

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review, Jill! We're so glad to hear how much you and your husband enjoyed your meal and service with us, and thank you for the recommendations!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tracy our waitress was amazing! The bacon onion jam burger was out of this world. This was our favorite restaurant from our trip to Newport! Tracy really was outstanding and made our experience at Jo’s absolutely perfect:)

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review and choosing to dine with us! We're glad to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us. See you next time you're in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Jo’s and we ordered the chicken picatta on

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enjoysdining
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was great. The food was perfect, the wait staff was attentive but not intrusive, and the atmosphere was inviting. The perfect last dinner for our vacation to the Newport area !!!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review and joining us for your last dinner of the trip!

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vipChrisB
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Jo's always has great food and service. But it is hard to be their prix fixe menu offered on some weekdays. Give it a try!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review, Chris! We're thrilled to hear how much you always enjoy our meals and service.

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StephanieB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal off the prix fixed menu. Recommend highly

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review, Stephanie! We're so glad to hear how much you enjoyed our prix fixe menu.

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BrianB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m celiac and they are very aware of cross contamination. And the food is excellent.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review, Brian! It's our pleasure to accommodate our guests, so we're thrilled to hear how much you appreciated our gluten-friendly dining process.

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Chrisjoy
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed dinner with our two teenage boys. Three of us took advantage of prix fix menu. Pork chop was outstanding. Hanger steak and salmon were also very good. Chicken pasta was lack luster. Overall, very happy.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review! We're happy to hear how much your family enjoyed your experience.

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Nancylynn
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place. Welcoming atmosphere, attentive service, warm and inviting feel, and the portions are a throwback.......the food is delicious and the portions are decent. That just doesn't happen much these days. We left full. Dessert was icing on the cake, so to speak. No wonder the place is as bustling as it is....a very winning formula. Wish other restaurants would take note.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the awesome review, Nancy Lynn! We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good experience! We would return.

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carolk
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great meal-our table had the butternut ravioli, mixed greens salad, bistro burger and southern chicken bites - food was delicious.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review, Carol! We're so happy to hear that.

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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 4.7 stars by 1540 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.