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Bar and Board, Newport, RI

Bar and Board

4.5
4.5
715 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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Booked 40 times today

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 715 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. HB

    HeatherB

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific high top table near bar. Great natural air.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience4

    Hair in my food, meal was horrible. I ate one bite and was never asked how it was. Total waste

  3. HN

    HockeyNut10

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was very attentive. Our appetizers came out very quick (beet salad and shrimp avocado small plate) and were excellent. The small plate portions seem very generous. Our mains (whole sea bass and salmon with rice and soy glazed carrots) were very tasty and the portions were also quite large.

  4. JN

    JillN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience, booked for a work event and everything was delightful!

  5. RS

    RebeccaS

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Beautiful ambience and delicious food. The only reason they did t get 5 stars is because they were out of our top 2 food choices-probably supply chain issue so understandable. Great location. Recommend for sure.

  6. EB

    EllenB

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent. Five of us enjoyed a board of 3 cheeses, 2 meats and olives. I also had the beet salad which was awesome! Our server was helpful.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was my first time there so when I was making plans to spend the day with my two step daughters and my daughter one of my step daughters had said that they had been there before and it was amazing and we should go there i would love it and they weren’t lying. I LOVED IT!!! THE FOOD AMAZING, THE ATMOSPHERE FANTASTIC , THE SERVICE INCREDIBLE, THE LOCATION BEAUTIFUL!!! I will definitely recommend it to people!❤️ Thank you for a beautiful first experience. Khadijah Benoit

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    A nice evening out in the upstairs dining area. Food was good, but would prefer more entree choices and creativity. Very good service.

  9. JA

    JohnA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best charcuterie board I’ve ever had! So good I took one to go!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, great food and service from Bar and Board. Very cool space with excellent bartenders and a fantastic menu. Definitely a dining mainstay in Newport.

  11. PB

    PapaBear

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ordered drinks and a charcuterie board, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Being able to customize the board is great, and the food was excellent. The Pimm’s cup was excellent, and the B&B Hopper was a great dessert drink. Many thanks to Tate for recommending this place! (Note: They apparently have gluten-free bread/crostini options, but we did not know that from looking at the menu…)

  12. MG

    MarieG

    New England

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This a go-to place for my family. Love the location and atmosphere. A great mix of outside/inside experience. We love the customizable chacuterie and cheese boards. We all enjoyed our small plates of duck drumettes and shrimp and avocado.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Stephanie was awesome and the food was amazing.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our visiting party of 6 had a front window table overlooking America’s Cup Avenue. Our waiter was attentive and very knowledgeable about drink and dinner menu. Everyone enjoyed and were pleased with their menu selections—-burger, salmon, charcuterie board and clam pasta dish.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Ashley!!!!!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bar and Board staff accommodated my large dinner party. Menu has great selections and food came out quickly especially for a large group. I was very pleased with the service and atmosphere. Thank you B&B!

  17. J

    Joanna

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated my boyfriends birthday here lastnight! Ashley was an incredible waitress who went above and beyond to accommodate us. The food, location and entire staff met our expectations and more! We will be back!

  18. E

    Erica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place ...waitress was so sweet and the food was delicious!

  19. MK

    McKenzieC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1

    We were forgotten about on the patio for about 15 minutes, flagged down a waiter and then it took another 15 to just get water. More time to get our alcoholic drinks. There were two women with multiple children that ran around the patio, one child took his pants off twice. On the swing they were screaming crying as they fell off. We have been here three times and were excited to celebrate a big promotion this trip and came here because of previous good times and were thoroughly dissapointed.

  20. M

    Midgie

    New York Area

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had a very nice dinner. We constructed our own charcuterie board, which was a meal in itself! After that, we had two small plates, the mussels and calamari. Very full after that! Cocktails were perfect. We had a reservation and we were seated on the third floor. Very spacious. Our server, Ashley, was super! Highly recommend, enjoy!

  21. s

    sfjsdlfjsdlfjsd

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience4

    The server was a little disrespectful and definitely showed a preference for the male customers. The women were seated for a full 10 minutes before the men arrived and weren't offered water, much less to start on cocktails. As soon as the men came in water glasses were filled and drink orders taken. The tempura cauliflower is covered in a sweet and sour bbq type sauce. I am not a fan of servers wearing cut-off short shorts to serve. This is a pretty high class place and that is so low brow. Drinks were good.

  22. PB

    PaulB

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    The cheese board was good, but my entré was strange. I had crispy chicken with beans & pasta. The chicken was REALLY crispy, but they put a bunch of pre-shredded Parmesan cheese on it that didn’t melt and a side of (toothy) beans with pasta & red sauce? I didn’t get it. It was weird.? Service was quite good

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A bit expensive for what we ordered (really just appetizers, build your own charcuterie board and one beer..) but overall a nice and calm atmosphere.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Not impressed by the burger ! Pretty dry!

  25. l

    lass1216

    Naples

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been coming to Newport for many years and we were happy to try a new(er) restaurant. I got a reservation the day before for the patio which worried me a bit since weather was not ideal. Showed up a few minutes early and was happy to see the patio was completely enclosed and had overhead heaters. Our server was very friendly and attentive and we received excellent service throughout the meal. We opted for a few small plates and built a charcuterie board from the many options. Food was great, and reasonably priced. We had leftovers from the board and our server brought us a to-go container so we could snack on them the next day. We’d definitely recommend Bar and Board and will return with a bigger group next time so we can sample more things!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server, Jose was super-attentive! Food was great - and unique.

  27. GB

    GillianB

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great experience, they even set down a bowl of water for my dog!

  28. S

    Sway

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Restaurant was busy, had a good vibe. Food was excellent. Try the cauliflower appetizer. Fun spot. Good value.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best flourless chocolate cake I have ever tasted!

  30. MT

    MichaelT

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ability to build custom board was great way to start dinner, choices and ingredients where great, as was the rest of the meal, drinks, and service. Would recommend.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic meal. G& T cocktail was crisp and refreshing. The build your own cheese board is a magnificent way to try lots of different items of your own desires. The scallops were cooked perfectly and had wonderful flavor combinations. The tenderloin/ribeye burger had the flavor and texture of eating tenderloin. Only regret is that I wasn’t able to try more items. Hopefully next time around we’ll bring more people with us so we can sample even more items. I highly recommend this place if you are in or around the Newport area.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a nice and quiet lunch with my wife and I, both our waitress and bartender was very knowledgeable of the menu and great! The Charcuturie Board paired with their special cocktails was very pleasing!! Although parking is tough but that is what you expect going to Newport.

  33. A

    Alykhan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and delicious food! Much better that the tourist traps along the water.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was awesome, prices weren't bad at all considering the portions were large & delicious. Will definitely be coming back!

  35. c

    cbarch

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food and service were great. A live band was playing with piano and horn - nice accompaniment to a late dinner.

  36. j

    jrkayri

    New England

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    It had been a while since we had been here. We were seated in the first floor bar area and it was excessively loud. I never like having to yell my order to the waiter! Noise aside, we ordered some appetizers and entrees. They were good, but unfortunately one of the appetizers was taken away almost in mid bite and replaced by our entrées.. Not cool. The timing could have been much better, it was like we were being rushed out of there. Given the subpar service and lack of gluten free entrées (only one) it will be awhile before we are back.

  37. CS

    CarleyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic atmosphere and food! I even got to enjoy some book talk with our waitress and am looking forward to reading her recommendation. 😊

  38. FL

    FLXNewbie

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Kaileigh was our server - very sweet and made good recommendations! First-timers to Newport, changed our reservations from Safari Room to some place within walking distance. GREAT “ outdoor” space with nice, clean decor/ambience! HIGHLY recommend the cauliflower appetizer - BEST we have ever had anywhere!!! Hand-Crafted cocktails worth the price !! Green Swizzle = yum 😋. Espresso martini on next visit ! Crispy chicken entree good. Smash burger juicy and tasty! Would and will def return !!!

  39. I

    Impressed

    New York Area

    187 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    187 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the charcuterie board and enjoyed the Iberico chorizo and the truffle pecorino. Great with a nice glass of wine and satisfying for a quick bite. Jose our server was very friendly and attentive.

  40. N

    Nobody

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious, we loved the small plate options. Small plates were even more than 2 people could share.

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 715 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 40 times today
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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