Bar and Board

4.6
494 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 494 people are saying
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAlexD
New England
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh ingredients and tasty food. Great place in downtown

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DawnB
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Went during a rainy day and it was spacious and airy. Great location and food!

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LuisD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Would recommend again! Definitely get the charcuterie board!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The space was fantastic. Way bigfer than I expected. Duck drumettes were great along with the Tempura Cauliflower. I've never tried lobster on a burger. I went for it. I Don't regret it. Unfortunately my wife's Halibut came well after the sides. It was the only disappointment. The servers were great.

The DJ was spinning some fire. Its nice to see wax on the turntable.

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vipLeeAnn
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved sitting at the bar - great mixologist, friendly staff.

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vipNormanM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Cool spot on Thames in the middle of everything. Great Menu with interesting choices. Great Small Plates if you want to go the Tapas route.Als a create your own Charcuterie Board menu. The Entree's are also creative & not your everyday run of the mill items. The restaurant is much bigger than you think with a few different levels as well as Fresh Air dining. The Staff is super pleasant our waitress Sadie was a doll super attentive without hovering but always there if we needed anything. Definitely will be returning on our next trip to Newport.

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vipBkgr
New England
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Not as good food as 2020 and 2019.

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vipMattW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bouillabaisse was incredibly delicious.

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vipGregS
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very interesting menu and great service. A little loud, but still highly recommended

ME
vipMandEM
Miami
167 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice room outdoors under cover. Food is very good

JD
JoeD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a late lunch and a drink. We had chicken avocado wrap and corn chowder. The food was fantastic. It was plenty for 2 of us. The staff also fantastic. I would highly recommend.

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vipnormaq
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was extremely understaffed in all departments. They have rebranded themselves and are now more bar than restaurant. The waiter Tate did his best. He was making drink as well as serving food. Silverware and glassware were dirty. The main course was not served at the same time. 1 dish was wrong, 1 dish burnt. It was so loud we could not have a conversation. They did end up crediting half of our dinner. This is a management problem. In my opinion you should not take in more people than you can serve. I live in town and took guests from out of town and my reservations were made well in advance. I can never go to this restaurant again and don’t think they should be on open table unless these issues are resolved.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The seafood bouillabaisse was so fresh and plentiful. The tomato based broth was so good that we lapped it up with the mussel shells!

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vipImpressed
New York Area
156 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp and grits and lobster sliders were delicious and just the right size. Our server was very attentive. Great location.

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mike
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with a cheese board which was excellent abs the portions were good. They food was a great size portion
And cooked as ordered. Overall great meal and would go back again

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SarahG
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food but our waitress sort of left at one point and didn’t seem to come back! The host took over though

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great! Thanks Ashley

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ChristinaP
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great menu. Great beverages. Yummy food. Friendly staff. Only thing that threw me off is rather than getting a new wine glass for another round our glasses were refilled even though they were not empty and we were chafed for a full glass.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Only downside was the bartender wouldn’t sub out a different liquor in a specialty cocktail

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KaFa
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great service, friendly and attentive server, table right by the (open) window made for good people watching

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vipEricG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

So good! Found was great. Cool atmosphere
A sure bet

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Mandy
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is fantastic! They also have a good spread of price point which is great. You can get wraps and burgers for lower prices that taste delicious as well as items on the more expensive side. I don't feel like they upcharge here just because it's downtown.

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vipColleenR
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an absolutely delightful birthday celebration.
The food and service was phenomenal. I can’t wait to return

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GregS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great mocktails for the kids!

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vipBusinessTraveler
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service

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vipSandy
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal! From the mixed drinks to the appetizers to the main courses, it was all excellent. Service was impeccable and the ambiance was great. The best meal we had in Newport.

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vipBeach
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the bar on the first floor. Bartenders are the best in Newport! Creative cocktails and great food!

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CaitlynC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience at Bar & Board. Our server was very friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. The food was outstanding. The build your own charcuterie board is a little pricy, but you do get large portions on your board. It is also something fun and different to customize your own board. Well worth the price for a nice evening out. Tip: the outside and inside are not air conditioned so it is better to go on a cool night. And make reservations ahead of time.

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vipLlg18
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was great we sat inside and it was hot

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vipLauren
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was very good but service was terrible. We waited over 15 minutes just for our server to greet us. From there, every part of the meal took 45+ minutes to come out. Even a cheese board! Loved the food but the slow service somewhat ruined the meal.

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vipgregoryp
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and the seafood was very fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service and ambiance were great. Food was pretty lackluster. Scallops were amazing, but everything else was pretty much off. The primavera was severely under seasoned, the rice was extremely undercooked, and the clam chowder did not really taste like it contained clams. Overall, would recommend for the environment, but I wouldn’t go here expecting to get amazing food.

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RebeccaL
New England
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was a very hot day and there was no mention when making reservations that a standard table meant no A/C. Luckily there was room at a high top in the bar room. The restaurant was not crowded, but service was slow (I longingly watched my ice tea sit at the bar for nearly 10 minutes) and server seemed flustered. I could see a cook in the back eating where he then prepared our sandwiches. Of the three, two were decent and the third was very bland. Would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, lengthened review.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The craft cocktails were amazing! We loved the bar experience and the presentation of our drinks. Our appetizers were very yummy as was dinner. I would come back for cocktails and apps!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious , the staff was wonderful super friendly. I loved the set up and the food came quick:) 10/10!

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Beth
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, very cool interior, delicious food!!! Something different! Must try!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Food was average at best, even the drinks were average. Lobster roll was so soggy we had to just eat the meat with a fork and throw out the bread. Best thing I can say was our server was excellent and the fries were delicious. We would not go back though because if the food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

After being seated we received menus and water, then our server disappeared for 10-15 minutes. I walked to the hostess and she looked for the server. After another 5 minutes, the server came - with an attitude. When she rudely asked what we wanted I replied “another server”. The next server was good. Beware of their “Clean Martini” it’s a play on words - very dirty with smoked olive juice - for my taste, I drinkable! We selected several items from their Board menu - food was good but overpriced for what they serve - my plate had a very visible hair right in the middle, which was promptly replaced. Dinner entrees we’re just OK. Overall experience was unpleasant. In my opinion - a trendy restaurant that won’t be around unless they clean up their act.

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MattM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the “board” that we ordered, every item tantalizing our tastebuds. Also the small plates were a good value. The chefs know what they’re doing here. We definitely plan to dine again soon at Bar and Board.

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 4.6 stars by 494 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.