Jo's American Bistro

4.7
1296 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

  • $20.95 Prix Fixe Menu

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a beverage, starter, and entree from our prix fixe menu for $20.95 Sunday through Thursday all day. Available for curbside pickup for $17.95 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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1296 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelL
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You simply can't go wrong at this restaurant. Spotlessly clean with all COVID precautions in place. Great menu selections. Food quality and portions are second to none.

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Sandro
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Surprisingly disappointing. The calamari was chewy, brown and oily. The fries cod was fresh but both the fish and fries were horribly fried. Greasy , dark brown fries.

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vipCricket
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fish and chips delicious . Salmon with the faro outstanding. Service was perfect. Wonderful place to have dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Our server was rude and unprofessional

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SigWilson
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

AWESOME place -- good safety measures in place, Tim our server was outstanding, and the food was terrific. Recommend the Carpaccio!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was perfect! We will be visiting again soon!

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vipRichardS
New England
26 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must try when you are in Newport. Great staff and food.

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LizW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our New Years Eve dinner. It was our first visit and overall we were quite happy. Look forward to going back...

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vipDennieD
New England
50 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful dinners from Jo’s NYE menu.
The amount of food was plentiful.
It was delicious and the service was excellent.

We’ve been customers since she opened and Jo’s American Bistro is one of our favorite places to dine.

We enjoy her Pre-Fixed Menu year round.

Not only is it a handsome place to dine, the food has always been very good for us.
Her staff is always welcoming and friendly.

DFJ

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vipCindyM
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our New Year's Eve dinner was very nice. The special menu was a great value and we enjoyed our meals. And the service was excellent!

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MichelleO
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We felt that very safe and could enjoy our meal without worry of Covid.

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vipCricket
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a nice evening. PIERSON was our server. He gave us dinner suggestions. He was attentive and not in your space. We enjoy Jo’s. they make it easy and delicious.

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TimP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The place was clean and the service was good and friendly (at least as friendly as the masks allowed!
The food was ok, but not as good as expected, that was the reason for the rating.
We had much better meals the rest of the weekend, so I would not likely return to Jo's on our next trip to Newport.

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vipShrewsburyGirl
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience at Jo’s and everything was fantastic! They are extremely “Covid sensitive”, following strict protocol. The pork chop dinner and the scallop dinner were both exceptional! The service was excellent and the atmosphere was very warm and inviting.

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JenniferR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything was awesome. My favorite is the bistro salad. Everyone had burgers and they were perfect. The fries were amazing as well.

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vipDennieD
New England
51 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual we had our favorites from the pre-fixed menu, because they’re delicious.

We always can count on an excellent meal in a safe environment during these difficult times at Jo’s.

Thank you to you and your staff.
Merry Christmas!

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Nancy46
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This one of my favorite restaurants. Good food, great service. Beautiful decor.

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StacyC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a sweet place this is. Warm and welcoming. The host and server were very informative and kind. The food was perfect, my chicken piccata was the best I've ever had. The prix fixe menu was such a great deal- $20 for a drink, starter, and an entree. We couldn't believe it. Thanks for making our trip to Newport one to remember! We will definitely come in again when we are in town.

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CaitlinM
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! A member of our party has a gluten allergy and was very well taken care of! All of our dishes were delicious! Will definitely be dining there again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!

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Diane
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and value. Loved the Tito martinis!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on December 12, 2020

Thank you for this great review, Diane. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to serve you again soon.

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vipRichardS
New England
26 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal once again. Staff here is great and so is the food and at a reasonable price.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on December 12, 2020

Thank you for this great review and continued support, Richard! We strive to meet customer expectations during every visit and are so happy to hear we continue to hit the mark for you. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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MattK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food with excellent service in a nice cozy environment.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on December 12, 2020

Thank you for this great review, Matt! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to serve you again soon.

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WendyP
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lobster Carbonara is out of this world! Can’t wait to go back!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on December 12, 2020

Thank you for this wonderful review, Wendy! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed our lobster carbonara and hope to serve you again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jo’s is one of my ‘go to’ places. Great food that is always consistent. Service with a person touch from staff each time I go in.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on December 12, 2020

Thank you for this wonderful review and your continued support! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us including the service you received. We hope to serve you again soon.

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BillF
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, Great, Great! I've never felt more like Royalty! Very much a "class act," excellent meal, and service.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on December 12, 2020

Thank you so much for this great review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to serve you again soon.

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vipCindyM
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While there is still heated outside dining available, Jo's has gone above and beyond to make inside dining safe and very pleasant. The staff is so nice and our server Tracy was extremely attentive. Oh, and the food...yummy... we had fish and chips and the butternut squash pasta, both of which we highly recommend.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thank you for this wonderful review, Cindy! Our customer and staff's health and safety is our top priority and we're happy to hear you felt that during your visit. We're also happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and the service you received. We hope to serve you again soon!

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vipSusanP
New England
70 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The food and drinks were delicious as always, but the coronavirus precautions were so extreme, it made for a very uncomfortable dining experience. We'll wait for a vaccine before returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and superb service.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on December 12, 2020

Thank you for this wonderful review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the service you received and hope to serve you again soon.

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vipRichardS
New England
26 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent service, food and ambiance at a reasonable price.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thank you for this wonderful review and for your continued support, Richard! We hope to serve you again soon.

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JohnnyG
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They are doing it right. Covid safe, making great food, and with great service. Thanks for the nice lunch.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thank you for this wonderful review! Our customer and staff's health and safety is our top priority and we're happy to hear you felt that during your visit. We hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant that we dined at during our 3 day Newport weekend.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thank you for this wonderful review and for choosing to dine with us during your visit to Newport! We hope to serve you again the next time you're in town.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a phenomenal experience. We loved every course and the service was excellent.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thank you for this wonderful review! We hope to serve you again soon.

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RonB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and great COVID precautions. I would highly recommend this restaurant

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thank you for this wonderful review, Ron! We hope to serve you again soon.

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NR44
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as usual but I was most impressed with the way Jo’s was handling this Covid situation. By far the most comfortable I’ve felt dining out during this crazy time were in. They really went above and beyond to ensure the safety of their guests.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thank you for this wonderful review! Our customer and staff's health and safety is our top priority and we're happy to hear you felt that during your visit. We hope to serve you again soon!

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KarenS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

During the Pandemic, Jo's American Bistro is doing a great job keeping clients and employees safe. As they are doing this they are serving great food with a friendly staff.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thank you for this wonderful review! Our customer and staff's health and safety is our top priority and we're happy to hear you felt that during your visit. We hope to serve you again soon!

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NancyG
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Spaghetti and meatballs were excellent. Salad was very good. Would eat there again.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thank you for this wonderful review, Nancy! We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipBostonfoodie
New England
36 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great restaurant week menu

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thank you for this wonderful review! We hope to serve you again soon.

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Lori
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent
Good food good service
Prices were good

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thank you for this wonderful review, Lori! We hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I went for restaurant week and it was amazing. It was everyone’s first time there, and though we were hesitant due to COVID, we were pleasantly surprised at the social distancing precautions and felt very safe. The food was delicious. We got the surf and turf, lobster carbonara, and steak frittes as entrees and everything was amazing! We will definitely be back!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thank you for this wonderful review! Our customer and staff's health and safety is our top priority and we're happy to hear you felt that during your visit. We're also happy to hear you enjoyed our restaurant week menu. We hope to serve you again soon!

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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 1296 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.