Jo's American Bistro
New England Clam Chowder
8 oz. Filet served over cheddar and bacon mashed potatoes with green beans and bordelaise sauce
$20.95 Prix Fixe Menu
Join us Sunday - Thursday for a delicious prix fixe menu that includes a drink, starter, and entree for $20.95. Entrees include chicken piccata, pan-roasted salmon, and shrimp pasta. See our website for the full menu. Not offered on holidays or holiday weekends and not available for parties larger than 14.
Long awaited visit. Wonderful experience. Food and service were excellent. Highly recommended.
Beautiful, clean, delicious well prepared healthy food. Looking forward to full capacity guests again sans masks to truly appreciate, experience our dining experience there with the bar open too-sad to see “no life”, in other words, guests enjoying, mingling, relaxing in the full establishment.
A very good local meal service was fast and friendly
Great food, great service and great location in Newport RI
Our server was happy and also happy to help us with any need. The ambiance was perfect. Sat upstairs but was open enough to feel safe and nearly outdoors.
Recommended by a friend several years and finally followed up. Very friendly neighborhood feel and exceptional value. Loved the barbecued shrimp and its spicy sauce on grits. Now that we know where to park we'll be back on our next trip.
Great time! Was able to sit outside with my family. They have partitions to separate diners from each other. Location was very clean and service was great. Highly recommend the lobster roll! It's huge and filled with claws.
I love this place! Jo’s is one of my favorite restaurants in Newport. The food is consistently fantastic, and the service is always great. Staff are friendly and accommodating. Strict Covid-19 protocols were followed. We sat outdoors on a beautiful summer evening.
Decided to hit Newport as first Trip out during COVID-19. Picked Jo’s because of others comments. We loved this place! Owner was so kind and conversational. Waitstaff was attentive and compassionate. And the food was outstanding. I had steak frite, my wife had the grilled shrimp. And we ended with the creme brûlée. Make sure you hit this spot. Easy walk from downtown. You won’t be disappointed.
Delicious food and good prices. Server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Having Celiac Disease, I appreciate they take allergies seriously. I was comfortable dining inside because of the dividers between tables. Excellent job creating a comfortable atmosphere during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Great atmosphere, wonderful staff, amazing food!
We had a wonderful family meal & I don't know if the food or service was more exceptional.
Food was delicious, every single thing we had was flavorful and prepared as ordered. The lobster bisque and the clam chowder were outstanding. Our server Kailyn was delightful and attentive without being intrusive. A cut above most other restaurants, for sure.
The food and service is always wonderful here, and now during the Covid they’ve gone to every length to make you feel safe. The ambience is still beautiful, very open and airy. A great place if you’re looking to venture into indoor dining !
All around nice
Always a great experience! Staff is warm and friendly and the food is perfectly cooked and delicious! We missed you! Thanks Jo!
Food was really good and the restaurant was very clean! The staff was very friendly and made sure we were taken care of. This was my first restaurant I have ate at after the covid closings and they made sure it was a safe environment. I will be back :)
Thank you so much for the great review! We're so happy to hear we were able to make you feel safe and comfortable in our restaurant during this challenging time. We've always, and will always, put the safety of our staff and customers first as we strive to treat everyone that walks through our doors like family. We look forward to serving you again soon!
We took our daughter out to lunch here for her birthday, it was quite enjoyable, cute place, great service and great food!
Thank you for this great review and for choosing to celebrate such a special occasion with us. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us including the service. We hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday and we hope to serve you again soon.
My favorite neighborhood bistro! Always excel foid and attentive service.
Thank you for the great review, Diane! We hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy.
Great as always!
Thank you for the great review, Lesley! We hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy.
As always. It is was great!
Thank you for the great review, Judi!
The food was really good. We shared the antipasto and each had burgers and dessert. We also had a bottle of wine. Just a party of two - not a tiny check, but not a big one either. The server just didn’t care. She was focused on getting out of work, maybe.
We had a great experience. It was hard to choose wha to order since everything around us looked so good. The food we did order was delicious . The dessert a smore, recommended by the friendly owner Joann was the BEST! Will definite recommend and return when visiting Newport again.
Thank you for choosing to dine with us during your visit to Newport. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to serving you the next time you're in town!
Salads were delicious. Not too much dressing with lots of veggies. Scallops were perfectly cooked and the burger is the way my partner wanted it.
Overall it's an easy place to enjoy a fine meal and relax.
Thank you for the great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to serve you again soon.
My husband snd I saw Jo’s special Sunday Prix fixe menu, and decided to dine here. It was awesome!
My husband had the salmon special, with salad, which was delicious. My selection was the pork medallions with bacon onion jam and shaved brussels sprouts with bacon, with Apple and butternut squash puréed soup. Fabulous.
And, this $20.95 prix fixe meal also included a glass of wine. And as a side note- their wine glasses are mighty fine- and I’m a wine glass snob....
I highly recommend Jo’s
Thank you for the fantastic review. We're happy to hear you and your husband enjoyed our prix fixe menu selection AND the wine glasses, we like them as well! We hope to serve you again soon.
Nice dinner. Overall a nice evening
Thank you for the great review, Lynn!
Took a quick weekend trip to Newport from upstate NY. Decided to try Jo’s and was absolutely delighted by both the food and services. My fiancé had the wedge (large enough to be an entree for a smaller appetite) and the fish and chips. I had the lobster bisque (bowl of broken up lobster meat brought to the table and a carafe of soup poured over top) and the scallops. The meal didn’t stand a chance. Nothing left to take home. My only regret was not saving room to try dessert.
*Note: I was nervous walking in because we were seated right near the live music but it was not overly loud and I was able to enjoy the music and also converse with my forever date.
Thank you for choosing to dine with us during your visit to Newport! We are so happy to hear both you and your fiancé enjoyed your meal with us and enjoyed the live music! We hope to serve you again next time you're in town.
Great experience. Delicious food, the wife was very happy.
Thank you for the great review! We hope to serve you again soon.
Good food, slightly pricey, but servings were large. Older crowd. Jazz guitarist and vocalist duo on Friday night. Service seemed inconsistent server to server (some tables offered fresh ground pepper, others weren’t; Some tables had to box their own leftovers, others didn’t). Very attentive management checking on tables
Food was amazing!
Thank you for the great review!
Personable service. Excellent food served quickly.
Thank you for the great review, Austin! We hope to serve you again soon.
Great time and good food.
Thank you for the great review, Joanne!
Great service, even though they were packed. The live music was nice and not too loud, can still have a conversation without raising your voice.
Thank you for the wonderful review, Jim! We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service during every visit and are so happy to hear you received just that! We hope to serve you again soon.
Ordered Calamari as an appetizer and it was out within 2 minutes which usually means it was rushed. Very greasy and lacked flavor
There was not one thing we would change at this place. Lobster bisque was perfect, lobster roll was also. I didn't even get to try the Carpaccio it was gone so fast, chicken and pasta was fantastic as well. Staff was friendly, attentive and helpful. You are doing yourself a disservice if you do not go here.
Thank you for your kind words, Jennifer! We strive to meet customer expectations and are so happy to hear we hit the mark for you. We hope to serve you again very soon.
I had the salmon - was very good. Husband had the Bacon Jam Burger and he loved it. We also had the chocolate mousse which was heavenly.
Thank you for the great review! We're so happy to hear both you and your husband enjoyed your meal with us including a sweet dessert to end your visit. We hope to serve you again soon!
Loved it! Great food and atmosphere. Definitely coming back again.
Thank you for the great review, Michele! We look forward to serving you again soon.
Another wonderful meal!!
Thank you for the great review!
Waitstaff super chatty with table next to us. Both distracting to us and unattentive. Had to ask for coffee with our dessert. Dessert tart was overcooked...like a rock. Panacotta was grainy. Appetizers and main were good.
We choose to order from the Prix Fix menu, proved to be an excellent decision. Wine was surprisingly good considering it was part of the deal! The soup, tomato basil bisque was very flavorful and the portion on the entree was more than expected. Meal was delicious, will most definitely return. Service was stellar too!
Thank you for the great review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed all courses of our prix fixe menu, it's a guest favorite! We look forward to serving you again soon.
Jo's American Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 847-5506.
Jo's American Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 1085 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.