Jo's American Bistro
Prix Fixe Menu$23.95 per person
Multiple dates availableEnjoy 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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
One of the best overall in Newport.
The food and the service at Jos is always fantastic!
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.
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.
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.
Thank you for the excellent review! We're so happy to hear that, and look forward to serving you again soon.
10/10 so good and very accommodating for Gluten Free! Knowledgeable/separate plates/dedicated fryer 👍
Thank you for the excellent review! We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed our gluten-friendly dining accommodations.
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
Thank you for the excellent review and recommendation to other visitors!
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.
Thank you for the excellent review and your continued patronage, Christopher!
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.
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.
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
Thank you for the fantastic review, Kim! We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your service and meal with us.
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!
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.
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!
Thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation, Andrea!
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...
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.
Food was really good, especially the lobster roll. Clam chowder needed more clams. Service was very good.
Thank you for the excellent review!
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.
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.
We had a great meal here after a day in Newport. Terrific service and vibe. Really good food and great cocktails.
Thank you for the excellent review! We're so happy to hear.
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.
Thank you for the excellent review, Russell! We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us.
Great food in a well serviced restaurant with nice ambiance!
Thank you for the great review, Gloria!
Dining at Jo’s was a pleasure. All staff, and especially David our server, were pleasantly helpful and informative. The food was absolutely delicious!
Thank you for the excellent review! We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed.
What fantastic food and service! The sweet potatoes with bacon alone, are worth revisiting this restaurant.
Thank you for the excellent review!!
Good food, very good service and nice place
Thank you for the excellent review, Shannon!
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.
Thank you for the great review, Kathleen! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us.
Fantastic! Excellent service and the food was tasty.
Thank you for the excellent review!
The food was absolutely amazing. I got the lobster bisque and carbonara and I would definitely get it again
Thank you for the wonderful review! We're happy to hear how much your enjoyed your lobster bisque and carbonara.
Great place with fantastic service!
Thank you for the fantastic review!
Our experience would have been perfect except for a nearby group with small children that was a bit noisy. Food and service were terrific....
Thank you for the great review, Paul! We're so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your meal and service with us.
Thank you for the great review!
Great pre fixe menu!!
Thank you for the great review! We're glad to hear how much you enjoyed our prix fixe menu.
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.,
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!
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:)
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.
First time at Jo’s and we ordered the chicken picatta on
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 !!!
Thank you for the great review and joining us for your last dinner of the trip!
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!
Thank you for the great review, Chris! We're thrilled to hear how much you always enjoy our meals and service.
Had a wonderful meal off the prix fixed menu. Recommend highly
Thank you for the great review, Stephanie! We're so glad to hear how much you enjoyed our prix fixe menu.
I’m celiac and they are very aware of cross contamination. And the food is excellent.
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.
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.
Thank you for the great review! We're happy to hear how much your family enjoyed your experience.
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.
Thank you for the awesome review, Nancy Lynn! We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us.
Good experience! We would return.
Great meal-our table had the butternut ravioli, mixed greens salad, bistro burger and southern chicken bites - food was delicious.
Thank you for the great review, Carol! We're so happy to hear that.
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.