Jo's American Bistro

4.7
1463 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 1463 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and the food was excellent. Highly recommend the burger!

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LucySays
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great! Calamari not so good, oil tasted burnt. Salmon, cod, butternut ravioli dishes all very nice. Peach bread pudding great! Creme Brûlée just ok. Ryan was a great waiter! Ambience nice and noise level low so easy to have conversation.

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vipSusanC
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Salads were very flavorful and the scallops were outstanding!

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JaredP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plenty of gluten-free options. Friendly staff. Best restaurant in Newport.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was excellent. The price fixe menu was excellent and had wonderful choice. It was also an excellent bargain

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining here because of their wonderful food and service (prefix Sunday’s)

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vipdedhammb
New England
27 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dining experience at Jo’s. Started with the superb duck and lobster quesadilla. Can’t go wrong ordering this! Great service from Ryan and hospitality from Jimmy.

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OpenTable Diner
Western KY
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tracy was wonderful! Gave us tips on where to explore after dinner and brought us creme brûlée for our anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Party of 5 and everyone’s meal was delicious!

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foodisgood
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best food of our Newport stay. The prix fixe is an amazing value. Loved the roof deck.

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Attyamc1
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, atmosphere, and waitstaff! Seared scallops cooked to perfection, and pan roasted cod full of flavor and moist. Great variety of choices on the menu and all reasonably priced!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!! Great food, great staff, and great specials!

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vipBuckheadLyfe22
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food! We had well-portioned lobster carbonara and the butternut squash agnolotti.

Started with a nice hot roll in a bag, with butter - always love starting with bread :)

The lobster carbonara was good, but note it's not a true carbonara. It's a lobster cream sauce (doesn't seem to be made with only eggs and cheese like a carbonara). The bacon was a bit overcooked but overall tastes were great.

The butternut squash agnolotti was also good - perhaps more caramelized onions than I personally needed, but the tastes were great and the little tomatoes added the right level of acid to the dish.

I'd love to be able to get fresh grated cheese and fresh cracked pepper on these dishes!

We finished with the cinnamon peach bread pudding, with fantastic caramel sauce and ice cream. It was well sized for 2 people to share.

The service was super nice and helpful -and quick too.

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vipConnieP
Jackson Hole
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seared scallops over mash potatoes, corn and peas was really delicious

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ElizabethL
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service is always great.... very attentive. Food always good . Cant go wrong

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Debbie
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Prix fixe was delicious and a best biy

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DavidG
New England
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for in-person dining since Covid. GREAT to be back! Wonderful evening all around - superb dinner, excellent service, energetic atmosphere and engaged waitstaff. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We were one of the last tables in the restaurant. The food was delicious, restaurant was lovely, service was a little disjointed. Overall good, would definitely come back

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Kevin
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We went to Jo's to celebrate my wife's birthday this past Sunday. The Food was pretty good and priced reasonably. Our pizza appetizer was a little under cooked and doughy but besides that everything was enjoyable. We received not the best service. Our waitress seemed to be annoyed that she had to wait on our
table (we had a 7:15 reservation) and it was reflected in her demeanor and attitude towards us. My wife asked for a mocktail and was told it couldn't be done or accommodated which was ok but was no replacement solutions were suggested or given. We were given a free dessert for her birthday which I thought was touch nice however we were not offered a dessert menu (we were planning to have after dinner coffee and drinks) and we're just given a dessert (good thing we don't have any allergies) followed promptly by the bill. My wife asked for a cappuccino but was told they do not make those but again ok but it would've been nice if a solution was offered such as coffee or tea. The overall experience was uncomfortable, and not how my wife wanted to spend her birthday dinner.We are not from the area but most likely will not be back should we visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the best!!!!!

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vipNewEnglandFoodie
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and overall experience here.

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BrendenW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and nice setting. Would definitely recommend.

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vipFerencM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We arrived a little early for our reservation and they seated us right away, upstairs but in a separate alcove with a cinder block wall as decor. It was fairly depressing. The waitress was nice and the rolls were warm and the best part of the meal. We started with soups that both tasted like they were microwaved to re heat and were lukewarm. Dinner was not better with absolutely no seasoning and we didn’t finish it. I had high hopes because of the the good reviews by others but this was honestly one the worst meals I’ve ever had.

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KarynM
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu-interesting and diverse (including cocktails and wine). Had the clams to start- could have eaten a whole loaf of bread for dipping in the sausage broth-delicious! I had the grilled shrimp over BLT risotto and my husband had the cod. My dish had a lot more flavor, but both were good. For dessert we shared the dense chocolate grand marnier (so?) cake - exceptional!

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StacyR
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!! Lobster carbonara was delicious. Our waitress was exceptional. Everyone was friendly. Great Anniversary dinner.

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robinb
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner. Many delicious gluten free options.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not to miss while staying in Newport!! The spicy shrimp buns blew us away and the service was the best we have had in town.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you for the great review! We are delighted to hear how impressed you were with our spicy shrimp starter and service. We appreciate your high recommendation, and look forward to serving you again soon.

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Abquality
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lobster carbonara was delicious. The service was friendly and efficient. My wife and I enjoyed our meals.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you for the great review! We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our lobster carbonara and service. We look forward to serving you and your wife again soon.

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DebraH
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Jo’s was great. Our server Ryan was very professional and polite. It was a memorable experience. Thanks. We will be back!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you for the thoughtful review, Debra! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your meal and Ryan's service. We look forward to serving you another memorable experience sometime soon!

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MaryS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared a delicious very fresh mixed greens salad, which the waiter very kindly, without our asking, had plated for each of us. I ordered the fish and chips which was an enormous serving and very good and my husband had the cod which was also a generous piece of fish, served with a few clams and some other things which he raved about. The atmosphere is sophisticated and very pleasant, not in the least dark, as some of the other reviews stated; we were there at 5:30. Service was very professional, very prompt, and our food was piping hot. I would return in a heartbeat to try something else.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you for the excellent review, Mary! We are delighted to hear how much you and your husband enjoyed your meals (great choices!). We look forward to serving you both again soon.

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lizann82
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've heard lots of good things about this place and it lived up to them all. The best part was that because I told the server it was our wedding anniversary, he served our desserts with candles in them then made them complimentary!
We were there on a Sunday, so we ordered the Prix Fixe and it was an amazing value! Can't wait to visit again!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review, Liz Ann! We are delighted to hear that you joined us for your very special occasion (congrats!), and that we lived up to the hype for you both. We look forward to serving you both again soon.

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Jacqueline
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here several times and always enjoy the food. The waitstaff is friendly and attentive. There is a nice relaxed atmosphere

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you for the great review and your continued patronage, Jacqueline! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoy our food, service, and atmosphere. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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ReneeP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. The filet mignonette was perfectly done and had an amazing bernaise sauce. Also had the salmon with the lobster Oscar! Great service.

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you for the great review, Renee! We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner and service with us. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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JanH
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu! Terrific service!! Food was fabulous!!! We’ll definitely be back!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you for the excellent review, Jan! We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed our menu and service. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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DeniseG
New England
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place with a nice ambiance and good choices on the menu. Very attentive wait staff!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you for the great review, Denise! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoy our ambience, staff, and menu choices. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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Jonathan
New England
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The owner and staff are exceptional! Food is unreal, great flavors, presentation, and portions - best food and ambiance in Newport!! Will be back again and again!!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you for the excellent review, Jonathan! We're so happy to hear how much you enjoy our staff, food, and ambience! We appreciate your high recommendation and look forward to serving you again soon.

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RobertM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Two words - NICE

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you for the great review, Robert! We appreciate hearing your praise and look forward to serving you again soon.

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vipRIDN
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another wonderful dinner here. Great drinks, too.
Had thr yummy Bacon Onion Jam Burger. Pearson was the waIter and was helpful and fun.
This restaurant is always spot on

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you for the great review and your continued patronage! We are so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your bacon onion jam burger, drinks, and Pearson's service. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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MicheleM
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Jimmy, the General Manager, greeted us with a big smile (his enthusiasm shows through even while donning a mask). Our waiter Dave was fantastic and extremely patient with all of us and our endless variety of questions. Our meals were delicious. A delightful night out with friends. Thank you!

Jo's American Bistro
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you for the great review, Michele! We are so happy y'all enjoyed your dining experience so much, and we appreciate your thoughtful praise for Jimmy and Dave. We look forward to serving you and your friends 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 1463 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.