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Bar and Board, Newport, RI

Bar and Board

4.5
4.5
755 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
We’re an eclectic blend of Newport vibes — from the historic bank vault behind our marble bar to the Bellevue Ave-inspired details in our lounge. Our cocktails bring you back to the Newport of decades ago. We’re proud to serve quality, locally sourced victuals (it rhymes with ‘skittles’) — all in an immersive dining experience.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 43 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (401) 619-1022

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Bonamassa

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 755 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. S

    Susan

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We have never had a bad meal here before! Last night was not good - but we will give it another chance because it has been consistently good up til then.
  2. GH

    GabrielleH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was amazing rhe staff was so attentive and kind! Everything we ordered was fast abs efficient and delicious !! I recommend to everyone and will for sure be back
  3. c

    cvbs

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Imaginative menu and drinks, well executed. Enjoyed’
  4. A

    Arnold

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Very interesting design and decor. Service was just ok. We weren’t checked on as much as I would of hoped. A decent amount of options for gluten free. We had the mushroom risotto and it was just ok. We also had raw oysters but there was lots of shell in them. They weren’t Shucked well.
  5. ER

    EdwardR

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The service and the food was poor at best. My son received his dinner about 20 minutes after the rest of the table. The salmon was raw in the middle. The air conditioning was non-existent and their were flies circling the table. My wife noted the deplorable bathroom condition, so we got the high-priced check and got out of there. From a person who has lived in Newport for over 20 years, go to the Mooring, 22 Bowen, Smokehouse or any other place as this is not the place to have dinner. You may spend a little more, but it will be worth it. I would hope there would be a call back from management on this but I’m not holding my breath. Worst dining experience of the year.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this restaurant ! The duck wings were incredible!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Fun vibe. Great live music. Food is pretty good. Would definitely recommend.
  9. R

    Rosie

    New England

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Started with the calamari which was delicious! Loved the flavor. Our main dishes were also amazing. Ashley our server was super friendly! Would definitely come again!
  10. VB

    VitoB

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waitress was very nice and prompt. Food was very good. We like music and vibe but the background music at dinner was a little too loud and was tough to hear across the table but great restaurant and i have recommended it to friends.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Seatedupstairs with a loud bachelorette party and musicians with our 85 year old mother, so she could not hear us, and when we asked to move the manager was rude and put us out back at tables in parking lot. I asked to sit in front outdoor area and was told that those tables were specifically reserved but that was strange because we go on a regular basis and have never been able to reserve a specific location, so not sure how that could be the case. In addition several tables in front remained empty. This is a horrible way to treat regular customers and accommodate the needs of older customers.
  12. SG

    SethG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I made a charcuterie board and ordered the small plates of duck drumettes, shrimp and grits, and mussels. Everything was incredible and our waitress, Faith provided incredible service. I would highly recommend Barcand Board!
  13. JF

    JFinn3

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed eating in the covered outdoor area on a Sunday evening. We had a great time!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had four people in our party. We all had something different and we all enjoyed our food. Ashley was our server and she was great.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our third time dining at Bar and board. Great experience our waiter was fantastic very attentive with a fantastic personality. Food is always great my husband loves the duck wings. Never realized there was a room upstairs for dining it is beautiful space.
  16. HB

    HeatherB

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good vibe and meal
  17. D

    Destiny

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Seemed to be short staffed as it appeared to be that the hostess was our waitress. Drinks were great, some of the food options were questionable. I ordered the crispy chicken main and would not recommend. It was fried chicken cutlets with no flavor laid on top of plain fettuccine noodles, and beans in a red sauce encircling the noodles. The ingredients didn’t make sense to me as I ordered it but decided to give it a try as nothing else was catching my eye and would not recommend. The vibe and aesthetic of the place are nice.
  18. NL

    NewportLocal

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    No point in making a reservation at this restaurant since they don’t bother to accommodate the reservation. Not only did they attempt to put us at a horrible table then they lied as to the location we requested. We have dined here many times and we will never again. Do not make a reservation at this restaurant as you will end up scrambling for dinner somewhere else. Go to the Mooring or Middletown oyster bar for truly good service and great food.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Waitress was delightful and enjoyed everything!
  20. CW

    CarolW

    New England

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was not very good - purchased a charcuterie board - it was very expensive and limited especially for two people. We left and didn’t even have a main course. Second time I’ve been and wouldn’t really go back.
  21. R

    Robin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very friendly service with full attention great recommendations about the food a pairing with excellent wine. Also good choices for the kids, who loved the food. We will defiantly come back!
  22. V

    Vanessaa

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the service was spectacular
  23. PZ

    PaulZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salmon/farro/slaw was the best dinner we had in Newport. Great experiece , great space to spend the night
  24. DR

    DRPAR

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed the food, drinks and the service. Our server was excellent!! She did an outstanding job!! We would recommend eating there. We will be dining there again the next time we are in Newport.
  25. PL

    PaulL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Service was slow (waitress, not overall), however food was incredible and definitely wily worth the visit!
  26. JB

    JayneB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything at Bar and Board is perfect; food, drinks and especially service.
  27. B

    Bean

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Service was subpar and with an attitude. It was disappointing.
  28. CB

    ChristineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a phenomenal server, she was friendly and engaging! The food was delicious and beautifully prepared. We loved the vibe of the restaurant as soon as we walked in!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food, service, drinks and patio dining. Server adjusted shade just to our preference and very attentive. Never let my water pass half. Def returning soon
  30. D

    Deirdre

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and outstanding service. Thank you Jose.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our server so much. She was the sweetest and most accommodating to our spontaneous dinner plans. We were most impressed that she had such a good memory! She even discounted our wine for us <3
  32. M

    Momof3

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vegan/gluten free options
  33. DB

    DeniseB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Menu online different than what was on current menu. Food was good. It was a nice atmosphere, but I probably would go somewhere on the water next time I come.
  34. LS

    LuckyStanton

    Key West

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were tired having just driven nearly 5 hours through traffic to get to Newport. We had reservations for 6, because I wasn't sure exactly when we would arrive, but we got to our hotel early, checked in, and were exhausted by 4. We were also hungry. We thought it would be worth a shot to see if they could/would seat us early. They sat us right away, and set the tone for a great trip! The food was fantastic! The menu has something for everyone, and it all sounded good, and everything we had was delicious. The cocktails were equally as good. The best part was our waitress, whose name I forget, but she truly made it a memorable experience. Not just friendly and attentive, but also knowledgeable about food and drinks, and make excellent recommendations about everything. Great all around! We always like to try different places when we go to a destination, but we will be back here again for sure.
  35. CT

    CharlotteT

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    3 of the items we wanted to order weren’t available. Menu on website was longer and had more options compared to menu in restaurant
  36. N

    Nano

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We live in Newport but had never been to Bar and Board, so decided to give it a try. We sat in the semi-outdoor covered patio area, which was lovely, except for the sun shining between the blinds and into our eyes. We had to sit facing the wall because it was so bright. (Another party arrived when we were leaving had the same issue and asked to be moved, which is what we probably should have done.) Our wait staff was excellent, as was our charcuterie board and shrimp small plate. I ordered the ribs and was so disappointed as the flavor on them was delicious but there was absolutely no meat on them. So I guess the bottom line is if we had different seats and hadn't ordered the ribs it would have been a lovely evening!
  37. N

    Neecy

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. We were seated in the second floor. Awesome din in g experience.
  38. s

    sandig

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fig salad was delicious
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food great wait staff! Had a great time in the outdoor dining area!
  40. c

    cd2050

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has always been a top destination when I’m in Newport! Amazing food, beautiful restaurant, and super imaginative delicious cocktails! Grab a seat at the bar- you certainly won’t regret it!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bar and Board using the Order Online button. Bar and Board also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 619-1022.

Bar and Board is rated 4.5 stars by 755 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 43 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Bar and Board

282 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Bonamassa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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