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Bar and Board, Newport, RI
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Bar and Board

4.5
4.5
845 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

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

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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 845 people are saying

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Good for groups

  • Rhode Island

    Lively

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My wife and I decided to stop here for dinner while we waited for my son to finish his swim practice. The ambiance nice and the restaurant was clean but we are both vegetarian and the food options were very limited.
  2. PP

    PaulP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, awesome service. Prices were a little high but we expected that in Newport. Second time we had eaten there and both times it was excellent. Recommend if you are looking for a great meal or just drinks with friends!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very disappointed that 2 of our favorites were not available...oysters and the duck wings :(
  4. BO

    BrianO

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary date…food choices were excellent. excellent service with everyone we encountered from the host stand to the waiter to the food expediter..
  5. BF

    BFD18

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charcuterie board is the best around. Build your own to make it exactly what you want. We had the lobster carbonara and the chicken van quesadilla…both were exceptional. Would definitely return and recommend.
  6. RS

    RobinS

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience was wonderful. Seated upstairs dining area. Didn’t know there would be entertainment in front of our table. After we finished our appetizer we requested another location as the music was too loud due to our location. The waitress was lovely and accommodating. She moved us to another area where we ordered and finished our meal. Food was excellent and the overall experience was great. Honestly, this first good dinner experience I have had in awhile. Have been to a few high end restaurants in Newport and walked away disappointed with the quality of the food. Food is #1 when you go out to eat!! I can deal with other things but, paying high prices for food that disappoints you is NOT acceptable!! Thank you for an amazing dining experience. Next time I will request a table away from the entertainment. See you again soon!
  7. CB

    ChristineB

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for girls night , date night or just apps & drinks. My fav place.
  8. e

    eatmorefood

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was a solid attempt at good, creative cooking. While it was good, it didnt really have a flavor punch (puerto rican quesadillas & beet salad). Also, $17 for 3 little scallops added to the salad is unacceptable at a casual restaurant. Not to mention, i could tell the really good fries had been sitting by the time they arrived. Which i found perplexing bcs once we ordered, the food arrived very quickly - too quickly. This was the equivalent of drive thru dining out, which is my chief issue. Clearly they have food well prepped and ready to go so they can turn tables. Cant knock a place for trying to make a buck, but its not conducive to a night out when it your plan consists only of going out to dinner. Overall, it was just ok. I would go back, but have no plans to and not in a hurry -
  9. l

    laurenu

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Innovative food and friendly service in a lovely space. We sat upstairs.
  10. NK

    NikK

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great time at the bar. The short staffed team did their best. Food was delicious and the cocktails expertly made.
  11. F

    Foodie

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Wonderful food - service wasn’t the best because there was only one waitress covering the dining area where we were sitting. She did a fabulous job under the circumstances but we received our 2 entrees and had to wait about 5-10 minutes or the other two entrees.
  12. CG

    ChristineG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good. Had a board and some small plates. We had Brussel sprouts and duck confit with squash raviolis. They were awesome. Calamari was ok but not my favorite. Had a nice bottle of wine. Charlie the bar tender was fun to talk with. Overall ambiance of the restaurant was relaxing and comfortable! Give it a try! I’ll be going back!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, service rocked.
  14. BM

    BMac

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love all the rooms in Bar & Board! I don't recall if there was ever music in the main bar room downstairs but it was noticeable that there was none... a nice bed of background music always helps the ambiance. Cheers! Brian McEwen
  15. a

    amg394

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    My entree came out 40 minutes after the rest of our party, causing an almost 3 hour sitting time. When it finally came out, it was very over cooked and salty.
  16. GT

    GingerThomas

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a reservation since company was visiting for the holidays. We have eaten at Bar and Board several times & are always happy with the food & service. This time, we were able to enjoy the trio entertaining us with some great jazz, holiday & dinner music. Everything was perfect!
  17. N

    Naples53

    Naples

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely Fabulous! Great selection of small plates…perfect for a get together!
  18. I

    Impressed

    New York Area

    208 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    208 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the shrimp and grits and the charcuterie. Service is always excellent
  19. ML

    MichaelL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Drinks were great, food was very good. We'll be back
  20. L

    Luv2eat

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service & food were great, definitely will come back.
  21. MG

    MarieG

    New England

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    My family dines regularly here as we really enjoy the menu and customizable cheese and charcuterie boards. Our meal was excellent as always, especially the lobster black pepper fettucine that featured fresh pasta. Our waiter was very pleasant, but a bit slow, most likely due to how busy it was. Had to flag him down a few times.
  22. M

    jonM

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a fabulous lunch at Bar and Board on a moderately busy Saturday. We sat in the bar area, enjoyed a great meal and had amazing service by the friendly and attentive Jose. We loved the holiday decorations! We will be back!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family get together after Thanksgiving
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food was fabulous! I love your atmosphere. I’ve been here frequently, and I’ve never been disappointed.
  25. L

    Lonnie

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful time! I loved the chicken appetizer espeically with pasta and beans. Yum!!! I'll definitely get that again. Great drinks, great service. Bar and board never disappoints!
  26. H

    Haley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    had such a great experience. From the drinks, the services, and the food. The chacuterie boards are a must have!
  27. C

    Christopher32

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The atmosphere is amazing, was a little loud for an intimate conversation but worth going. Drinks are amazing, food choice are very limited. Overall was a good experience.
  28. M

    Mindz

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding service. Shrimp and grits and Fluke were perfectly prepared. It was an excellent welcome to our stay in Newport.
  29. R

    Rodriquezp

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great ambiance, service and food. Our server was friendly, attentive and charming. Our only complaint was the coffee, which was terrible.
  30. C

    C123

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Too loud, ok food, good service. More of a bar/lounge.
  31. ET

    ElizaT

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have never sat upstairs on the second floor where they had live music Friday night. Every thing was great. The Restaurant week menu had a good selection of choices The stuffed chicken breast was a great recommendation. My son enjoyed celebrating his birthday at your restaurant. We always try to eat there when we visit Newport. 🤗
  32. L

    Lisa

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No complaints! Food excellent , server excellent!
  33. BM

    BMac

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great work Jake!!
  34. DD

    DianeDP

    New England

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always good food and drinks. Service is attentive and it has an energetic young vibe. One of our favorite places.
  35. I

    Impressed

    New York Area

    208 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    208 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is excellent. We enjoyed the build your own charcuterie board with a nice glass of wine.
  36. JC

    JakeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Y’all had me and my crew upstairs for my birthday. We split a bunch of food and drinks. Sam was taking care of us behind that bar. Y’all made the night so easy. The food was so good! With so many of us sharing we got to split everything we ordered and covered a lot of ground across the menu it was all delicious. Same with drinks! Thanks again!
  37. K

    andyK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and so was the food. A very nice atmosphere too!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, would go back again!
  39. AR

    AliR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Excellent staff! Will definitely go again
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience1
    We could not hear one another, and asked for the extremely loud music to be turned down. One server turned it down only to have another turn it up higher. This cycle happened repeatedly and made the whole meal very uncomfortable. We ordered appetizers. One came to the table, and we assumed the others would follow. They didn’t, and when we asked the waiter, he said the food server should have told us they were out of those options. We ordered different appetizers, and the waiter returned to tell us they were out of those too. The food we did get was decent, but none of us enjoyed screaming and still not being heard through the entire meal.

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 845 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 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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