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Jo's American Bistro

4.5
565 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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. Prix fixe menu Sunday through Wednesday and half-price bar menu Friday and Sunday evenings.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
5:00pm - 9:30pm Monday - Thursday
5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday - Sunday
Lunch Saturday and Sunday 12:00-3:30

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Phone number
(401) 847-5506
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brian Ruffner
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Cross street
Bellevue Avenue
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Entertainment
Friday 7 pm-10 pm
Sunday 5:30 -8:30
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 565 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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brucel 
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

the food was good, the staff was attentive and pleasant, wwe would dine the again.

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SusanA 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic find! Service was great from the moment we arrived. Our dinner was terrific, from the piping hot rolls, superb salad not swimming in dressing, to our perfectly cooked entrees. Delicious! While I wouldn't say it's a quiet atmosphere, we had no problem having an intimate conversation. There are many excellent restaurants in Newport's waterfront, but make sure you head up the hill to eat at Jo's!!

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Ange (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

My first time at this recommended restaurant and absolutely loved it. We shared the hummus, olives and eggplant app, which was outstanding. I got the shrimp, my daughter got the filet and my husband got the pork chop. We loved our dinners. My Washington Pinot noir was delicious. Can’t remember the name of the wine. Great menu, drinks, service, and atmosphere. I cannot wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Waitress was great, very accommodating. Food was delicious

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vipJules (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We had an amazing meal with friends while visiting from Boston. The food and service as well as ambiance were outstanding! I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant and we will dine there again on our next trip!

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vipDWDCAD (Naples)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

A special occasion bringing several family generations together ... fantastic food, exceptional service and terrific company ... what more could we want! We will return over and over again!

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John (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food and desserts but temperature control issues where you either freeze or broil!!

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vipLiz24 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

One of the best restaurants in newport RI! Don’t forget to get their member card !

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

This was my fourth time at Jo's for dinner, and it was excellent as always: very tasty food, fantastic service, and comforting ambiance. My only complaint about Jo's is the noise level. Because of the 'intimate' table arrangement and acoustics, it can be challenging to carry on a conversation at times, especially in the bar areas. But other than that, a very enjoyable dining experience. Recommend making reservations on the weekends, as it's (yet another) very popular venue in Newport.

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vipsarabeth (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed the Prix Fixe menu before heading to the Pickens for a movie. The food was served quickly and was delicious. Our server and the staff were pleasant and attentive to our needs.

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CAM3 (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Fairly loud, tasty food, but generic menu. Not much atmosphere or creativity overall. Had hoped for something more distinctive and conversation-friendly.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Always consistently great

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Great gluten free options. Attentive staff

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Great Place!

Spent New Years Eve there with our friends

The food, service and atmosphere was everything we could ask for

Will definitely be visiting Jo's again

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Got early dinner when opened. Only customers at that time which was great. We owned the entire place who were all very responsive to our dinner

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newhavendiner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Fried oysters with bacon leek cream sauce were amazing!

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MrsMM (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Good place to meet friends and catch up. Food is consistently good as is ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

My boyfriend and I went here on our first trip to Newport. We randomly found it on yelp but we couldn’t have been more pleased with our visit! It was a little bit quieter then it seemed for a normal night but the service was amazing and really had us enjoying each course without rushing us. The food was unbelievable and we didn’t have a speck of food left on our plates! I had the butternut squash raviolis and my boyfriend had the pork chop. We couldn’t have been happier with our choice and didn’t stop talking about it throughout the entire trip. We will definitely be back on our next trip to Newport!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent service and yummy food all with live music playing in the background!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2017

Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere.
Love the restaurant and can't wait to go back.

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