Jo's American Bistro
Food was excellent, very nice selection of wines, staff was very friendly. We will definitely be back
We love Jo’s. Been going there since they opened. Always good.
Get the bacon Jam burger medium rare. So good. Went for mother’s day. Recommend for sure
Food was good, staff was a bit frenzied, sometimes a little unsettling
Absolutely fantastic! Great food, service. Easy entry, exit which is not always easy for Newport. Consistently excellent food and variety. Would highly recommend to anyone!
Joe and her staff are fantastic. Good variety of food offerings. Great value.
Very good food. Excellent value. good service. We were there to hear some friends play music. Hadn't known about it before. We'll be back.
We visited based on a fellow passerby’s recommendation ! As we were looking at menu he commented “ best place to eat. You can’t go wrong!” And he was right! Food and drinks were delicious! Service beyond compare. It was evident that the staff enjoyed being there and liked one another. And best thing... the price! What a find. We may return tomorrow!
Thank you so much for stopping in! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and we hope to serve you again soon.
Another great night at Jo's, including live entertainment!
Thank you for the great review, WarnerH! We hope to serve you again soon.
Outstanding food and spectacular service as always. Thank you!
Thank you for your kind words! We hope to serve you again soon.
Excellent! Will return and will recommend!
Hi JohnM, thank you for the great review! We hope to serve you again soon.
Went for my birthday. Host at front and server were nice and welcoming. Food was excellent and came out in a timely manner. I was given a free dessert because it was my birthday. I would definitely go here again if visiting the area.
Thank you for the great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your birthday celebration meal with us. We look forward to serving you again the next time you're in town.
While visiting Newport, we made a spur of the moment reservation at Jo's and glad we did. Three of us enjoyed the bacon jam burgers and the other a GF pasta dish. Cocktails, dinner and service were spot on. Next time in Newport, we will visit again. A winner!
GREAT RESTAURANT WITH WONDERFUL STAFF AND TERRIFIC FOOD!
Thank you for the great review FrancisM! We hope to serve you again soon.
Our meal at Joe’s was our favorite of all our meals while vacationing in Newport. Excellent all-around! Thank you to everyone at Joe’s!
Hi LeeC, thank you so much for your kind words! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and we hope you'll stop in the next time you're in town.
Every Spring we love to visit Newport, RI. We enjoy trying different restaurants. This restaurant is a hidden gem and we will definitely put it on our list of
“Regulars”. The staff is very personable and friendly.
We sat at the bar for a Before dinner drink and the hostess saved a lovely window table for us. The martinis were perfect. The dinner was delicious and unbelievably priced for the quality of the food.
Hi Lexus, thank you so much for the kind review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to serving you again soon.
Visiting from NY and met friends from MA. Everything was great until a couple showed up with a crying newborn. I know it’s not the restaurant’s fault. But really a newborn on a Saturday night at a nice upscale restaurant! None of us, wanted to hear the crying and it went on for awhile and it was very disturbing.
I have celiac decease, and gluten free food, safe from cross-contamination, is the most important factor for me when I eat out. Jo’s was outstanding in that regard. The staff is very knowledgeable and well trained on these issues. They use differently-colored plates fro gluten free food, bring that food to the table separately from other food, and have a dedicated fryer. However, the food, while safe, was otherwise unremarkable. I had a steak and my husband had a pork chop. The steak was a little bit over cooked, the pork chop was somewhat dry. Both dishes were ok, but not outstanding. The service, however, was excellent. I highly recommend Jo’s to fellow celiacs, but not as highly to other people.
One the best restaurants we’ve been to in a long time!!
Hi Malden, thank you so much for the great review! We hope to serve you again soon.
We have been here multiple times and always satisfied with our experience
The only reason for 4 vs 5 stars was my husbands constructed caprese salad which he felt lacked the amount of mozzarella and tomatoes he was hoping for
Great atmosphere. The place was hopping when we arrived at 730 and turned calm by the time we left
Hi Corinne, thank you for the great review! We're happy to hear you had an overall fantastic meal during each of your visits with us. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to serving you again.
We went during Restaurant Week and had terrific meals. Delightful experience.
Thank you for your kind words! We're happy to hear you enjoyed our Restaurant Week menu and enjoyed your visit with us! We hope to serve you again soon.
Best restaurant week menu in town! The steak and scallops were delicious and cooked perfectly.
The small mason jar peach cobbler was wonderful. Thank you.
Thank you so much for your kind words! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed our restaurant week menu. We hope to serve you again soon.
We dined at Jo’s for Newport’s restaurant week. Jo’s is a restaurant we frequently chose for a night out and we always appreciate the service, atmosphere, and menu options. I thought the restaurant week menu was a great deal. It provided delicious tastes of of their menu and the portion sizes were generous. Our server was a delight and we look forward to dining at Jo’s again soon!
Thank you for your kind words! We truly appreciate your continued support and strive to always treat guests like family with great service. We're also happy to hear you enjoyed our restaurant week menu! We look forward to serving you again soon.
We had a lovely meal at Jo's and the price was unbeatable! Sunday - Wed (i think) they have a $21.00 special with glass of wine, soup or salad and entree. We went early to beat the crowd and it was quiet. They had a guitar player downstairs, we opted to be upstairs. Pretty place, great location on Memorial Ave, would definitely go back.
Hi nancyn, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed our prix fixe menu and overall visit with us! We appreciate your kind words and hope to serve you again son!
A friend and I went to Jo's for the Restaurant Week menu on a Saturday night. Atmosphere was very warm and inviting. We ended up sitting at the bar as it was pretty quiet and we had arrived earlier than our reservation time. Bartender was friendly and attentive. Food was excellent - surf and turf was perfect. Will definitely return!
Thank you for the great review! We strive to meet expectations like yours and are so happy to hear we hit the mark for you with our restaurant week menu and bar service! We look forward to serving you again soon.
We had a wonderful date night at Jo's for restaurant week, one of my favorite places on any day of the week!!
Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our restaurant week menu and appreciate your continued support. We look forward to serving you again soon!
We were in Newport for a marriage retreat and were out on a date night. My husband and I had planned to go somewhere else but the wait was extremely long.
We searched open table and at 7:23pm found a 7:30 reservation.
We had up front parking, friendly and prompt service and an outstanding meal.
It has been a long time since we had been on a date and Jo’s was the perfect place.
Hi TimB, thank you for such a great review! We are so happy that we were able to provide the perfect date night for you and your husband. We hope you had a fantastic time during the rest of your stay in Newport and hope you'll visit us again the next time you're in town!
Nice place, excellent food and wonderful waitress.
Thank you so much for the great review, Jennifer! We hope to serve you again soon.
Always delicious food, fantastic service, wonderful atmosphere. Never disappoints.
Thank you for your kind words, Sheila! We work hard to meet expectations like yours and are so happy to hear we hit the mark for you during every visit! We hope to serve you again soon.
Meal excellently prepared - duck
Thank you for the great review, John! We hope to serve you again soon.
Lovely little place
Good food and great music on Friday night
Enjoyed it all
Jo's has a great bar menu, staff is always pleasant
Thank you for the great review, Leeanne! We hope to serve you again soon.
Excellent food. For appetizers, best calamari ever! Main courses, we split a cod with romanesco sauce and grilled shrimp with bacon risotto. Only so-so dish was the Caesar salad. Friendly service, warm atmosphere.
Thank you for the great review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us including the service and atmosphere. We hope to serve you again soon!
Great place, glad we chose to go here for dinner. I would definitely go back, simple menu but plenty of great options. The only thing I didn’t enjoy was my Tito’s martini but that might have been a personal mistake in ordering. Salmon was delicious. Great menu for anyone gluten free as my girlfriend had lots to choose from which she typically doesn’t. Dedicated fryer allowing her to eat French fries, she just wished the fries had a bit more spice/seasoning to them
Great food and great service
Thank you for the great review! We hope to serve you again soon.
The evening live music was excellent and so was the food. We sat at the bar and were well taken care of. Excellent service!
Thank you for the great review, Laura! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the live music and your meal. We hope to serve you again soon!
Food is amazing and our server kaylin was lovely. We enjoy coming here every time.
Great find! We’ve been going to Newport for years but have never tried Jo’s. We’ll be back!
We each got a different burger all of them were delicious. They had live music which was cool too.
Great food and service. My wife loved your salmon dish and as always I enjoyed the fish and chips. Living in Newport we always enjoy going to your restaurant. Great job to all.
Tom and Nancy Petrin