Bar and Board

4.5
547 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.

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
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
What 547 people are saying
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Bella
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Food ok. VERY loud. Atmosphere kinda blah. Service very good.

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OOPACK
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We made reservations for a trip to Newport RI and thought we'd give it a try. It was generally bad. The food was bland--for instance mushroom pate was almost tasteless. Service was fair to poor. Asked for a particular drink and was given something else. When I asked the server he offered to take it back and add something to it to make it right. Not a new drink but add something. Never heard that one. Salad was drenched in dressing. Lobster roll was burned to blackness. Fries were wilted and greasy. Overall just a poor experience. Highly NOT recommended.

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CTDiner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Ordered an charcuterie board and waiter Tate forgot to put it in....30 minutes later we reminded him and it came right out... But then our meal came out right on top of it... Then ordered coffee, and we got our bill but then never got the coffee so I had to remind him again... Food was fine but service was not great

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vipLinda
New England
35 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, in the center of everything

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WaltS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great reimagining of an old building.
"Outdoor Patio" had open windows and a great breeze going through, so felt very covid friendly. Stepanie, our server was fun and very attentive. Only bummer was that several of their signature cocktails were not in stock, so we we went down to third or fourth choices. Still fine. Appetizers were VERY good. Cauliflower was great as was the shrimp and grits.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food awful

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JulieF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The charcuterie we selected was fabulous! It had all the right ingrendients to make for a lovely Sunday afternoon!

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Eric
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Food was good, service was weak to non existent. You can get better service at a Denny’s

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MaryannB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

When we arrived to confirm our reservation, our host informed us that they had us (a party of two) in their system as a party of 5 (even though my app confirmation showed a party of 2). As a result, we were seated at a table set for 5 in a noisy part of the upstairs (while vacant, quieter tables for two sat unused in our vicinity). Despite this annoyance, the food was plentiful and delicious and complimented by attentive wait staff (a rare find in the hospitality industry these days). I will highly recommend to anyone I know visiting Newport looking for a bistro type place.

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ElisabethD
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu had some unique offerings. The amount of food served was incredible! Too much for one person to eat.

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LovesMartinis
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice I love the feel of outdoor seating. Good was great

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vipSandy
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely spectacular...

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was below average, drinks were nice to look at but average and restrooms were disgusting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We had a 9pm dinner reservation on Labor Day weekend since it was all they had available. Location was good, but unfortunately being that it was a holiday weekend and super crowded it was so noisy you could barely hear the person sitting next to you. We liked our apps but the entrees were underwhelming.

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Cath520
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was “perfection”!! Delicious and a wonderful evening out! Thank you… definitely will be back !

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vipbeebo
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good food, good service and we loved our table next to an open window in a room with very high ceilings and fans keeping the air moving. As elsewhere in Newport, no one is wearing masks but the setting made us feel better about that. I had a halibut entree that somehow got better with every bite and my husband had the lobster roll with Brussels sprouts, and we were both very pleased.

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vipellebee
London
28 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Beautiful space with sexy vibe and cool music. Menu had a lot of options, food was average. Would go again for food and drinks, there are 2 large bars. Seating was distanced and very comfortable.

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vipHeatherR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charcuterie boards are amazing!

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FoodieMom
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was actually delicious. I loved the small plates option. Scallops were perfectly cooked! Beet salad was also excellent (doesn’t need to be so big!). Service was totally mediocre. Very slow… took a long time to order… we ran out of drinks… The service training just didn’t seem to fit the rest of the ambiance. Waitstaff we’re really friendly though so I will give them that!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome cheese board and small plates. Great wine menu. Great service

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vipDorothyB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster roll and truffle potatoes were divine!

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vipgourmetgirl
San Diego
104 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent! We were surprised how good it was....the charcuterie boards were wonderful and the lobster rolls were great! the only thing is when making a reservation, if it's hot outside, that's where they'll put you unless you request an inside table. Very not outside!

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AnnS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the Build Your Own Board and Small Plates!

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vipkathrynk
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the creative menu, from the charcuterie board to the small plates. The lobster sliders and tuna poke were especially delicious. Will definitely be back the next time we visit Newport.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catherine our waitress was amazing! And as always, food and drinks fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was phenomenal

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST drinks!

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PaulaC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, service and atmosphere…we were seated on time…

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Anniverary

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vipJHPP
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Duck drumettes were excellent Cauliflower tempura was OK. Shrimp and grits were very good as was the charcuterie (boar sausage, duck rillete and Camembert).. overall would come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool spot. Great menu and delicious food! Our server was more than we could've asked for too!

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Ooooooo
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

So disappointed!!! After reading many positive reviews, I was expecting a great experience. All of the food we had (salad, halibut, burger, potatoes and even the cocktails/drinks) were really awful- and it was expensive!! I would avoid.

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ThiaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Great service—above and beyond. If you're in Newport, don't miss it!

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Alice
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This place is a must try if you enjoy charcuterie boards! They have a great selection of meats, cheeses, and sides. They also have a good wine and beer list. We tried and recommend their lobster roll (warm style), veggie wrap, bibb salad, hanger steak, and burger. Our waitress was also good. We went during weekday lunch so it was relatively quiet. We will definitely return with friends in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite restaurant in Newport! This was my second time here and it was just as great as the first. We had a board, mussels & lobster sliders.. recommend all of it! Drinks were also phenomenal, can never go wrong with a margarita in the summer.

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vipKrystalN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing portions on the charcuterie! The duck drumettes are incredible!

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AngelaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sadie was the best!! Beautiful second floor setting, amazing food and BEST MARGARITAS. Awesome experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Good food and good service. Was seated in a room without AC on a hot day which made dinner uncomfortable.

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KellyD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Picking out the cheese board items was so fun! Our server Stephanie was so very knowledgeable and super friendly! We can’t wait to come back!

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ShannonH
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience at Bar & Board. Our server Steph was fantastic. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very cool. We felt safe and had a great time. Can't wait to go back!

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 547 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.