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Bar and Board, Newport, RI

Bar and Board

4.4
4.4
999 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 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri–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
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Thomas Hagist
  • Private party facilities
    Contact jrogers@barandboard.com for Private Event inquiries.
  • Neighborhood
    Newport
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 999 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Newport County

    Innovative

  • Newport County

    Good for groups

  • Newport County

    Lively

  • Newport County

    American

999 Reviews
  1. JP14

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I was so excited to try this restaurant b/c of the good reviews, but I think it must have been understaffed for the night. We ordered a charcuterie board (with substitutions b/c they were out of burratta and cheddar), which came out really quickly and was very tasty, but we waited approximately 20 minutes for our drinks. When we saw the waiter we told him we did not get our drinks and he said "they are making them"....and suddenly he came back with them. Either he forgot to put the order in or left them sitting at the bar for some time...or the bar was really backed up. My fish was very good, my friend's bolognese was somewhat cold and the eggplant was described as "average". The waiter did not come by to ask how everything was We had to flag him down to get his attention for some water, a second round of drinks and the check. The waiter was either 1) covering too many tables or 2) new. The vibe in the restaurant is very cool, and I would consider trying it again during a weekday when Newport is not as crowded.

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  2. Capegirls

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good, but the noise level was way To high!

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  3. christine

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Maybe they were short staffed but the server was non existent. She was super nice but just thinking she couldn’t manage her section. On her defense though, it didn’t seem like management was on top of it. They should have tried to help her.

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  4. DianeDP

    Greater Boston

    86 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been coming here since they first opened. Since then the menu has shrunk, the service is slow and the food is marginal. We probably will not return.

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  5. ScottBrian

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not pricey at all...worth a stop considering most Newport restaurants are overpriced and overrated

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was great. The food was disappointing. Frites for steak frites were good, but the steak tasted funny as in not good. Aquidneck sampler overpriced. Was fine overall but won't return.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Male Bartender is extremely rude, after spending well over $350- with our party. Drinks are weak for the money you pay! Will never ever over spend there again.

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  8. LA525

    San Antonio

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks!!!! The burger was really really good

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was lovely !!!!!! The absolute cutest most sweetest girl she felt like a bestie

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  10. ChristopherD

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food that always comes out super fast. Thanks again!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was energetic and knew her menu. The food was outstanding. We will definitely be back and I would highly recommend.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Was really bright and quiet for a long time but they eventually lowered the lights and put some music on, amazing food best steak I’ve ever had

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  13. BeccaC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second time eating at bar and board, it was delicious. Highly recommend

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  14. ElizabethR

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is delicious. You can build your own cheese and charcuterie board - plenty of tasty options. On this outing, our salad was fresh and crisp. Swordfish kabobs and the crispy chicken pasta were delicious. The ambiance in the main room and upstairs is great - main room is more open and bustling, upstairs felt a bit more cozy.

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  15. KevinS

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    They sat us way upstairs which was practically deserted. Waitress was very hyper and nervous. Food was OK. Went downstairs on our way out and it was a whole different scene - very lively.

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  16. Amin

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good experience- I feel the food can be a bit better to make it a 5 star. The fish Tacos and the any of the apps are great. Maybe I’m being picky!!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good. Mixed drinks were okay. It got pretty loud and hard to have a conversation once it got busy. They kind of ushered us out after an about 2 hours. It felt a little like they were pushing us to leave sooner. Over all I'd eat there again

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little expensive for the amount of cheese and meat you get, but overall a nice time.

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  19. SSRI

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good but service was the worst we’ve experienced in a long time. We had a table for 6, and it took almost 30 min for the waitress to even take our drinks. And it took another 10 min for her to come back and tell us that 2 of the cocktails on their menu were out. Apparently they’re switching menus and didn’t tell staff? The whole experience was very disappointing.

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  20. Alisad

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Creative menu executed to perfection, can’t wait to return. Excellent location

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hostess and our waitress were extremely accommodating! The food was spectacular (I highly suggest their calamari and lasagna bolognese) and the cocktails were very creative and delicious!

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  22. stephd

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant was closed when we got there so couldn't eat lol.

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  23. adriana

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and drinks. Server was really friendly too and did not rush us- will come back for sure

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  24. mbar

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great drinks! Everything was delicious.

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  25. JNS68

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Seemed like a nice place with nice dining room and a good menu, but it was insanely loud. They were blasting music as loud as a dance club in the dining area. They also had several large groups that were (likely) drunk and ridiculously loud (i guess its not their fault). We couldnt carry out any conversation. Asked the waitress and the host/manager about it, but they just shrugged. Service was relatively fast and food was good. Had charcuterie and other apps and everything was well prepared. Just not a relaxing dinner…

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  26. EJ0926

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meals and drinks were great. Desserts were delicious. Couldn’t decide between 3 desserts. Luckily they were all on the smaller side and perfect to share for 4 of us!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good although we did have to send steak frites back because it was over cooked. It came back perfect. Probably should have done the same with salmon but didn’t want to be those people. Calamari and lobster bisque were tasty. Wines by the glass definitely more $$ than necessary.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had lunch at Bar & Board on Dec 17th. Food was amazing! The fish sandwich was probably the best I’ve ever had with avocado and bacon on a sweet soft bun, delicious! We love the ambience and decor so will definitely be going back!

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  29. ChristianH

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Cool spot. Great apps and cocktails. Great band (Zajac Brothers) everyone was loving the night.

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  30. Theatregoer

    London

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great time and great food at Bar and Board. Food was delicious and service was very attentive.

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  31. Jess

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience as always with the best espresso martinis around!

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  32. Shannon

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We made reservations for 5:00 and were able to be seated early at 4:00. The restaurant was completely empty except for a few at the bar. They questioned whether or not we had a reservation, then seated us. We ordered a cheese and the arancini. Both were fabulous, although the camembert was cold and probably straight from the refrigerator. Would have been nice to be at room temperature. Wine was great. Serving staff and host people were mainly standing together at the host station talking and kept looking at our table. We felt like they didn't want us to be there. We ate quickly and it seemed like our server came to our table every 5 - 10 minutes to see if she could clear anything. We felt very rushed even though the restaurant was still mostly empty. We then ordered the mushroom bolognese which was delicious. We told the server that we would be sharing, but she put the dish between us with no extra plates. The staff seemed relieved when we left. Not really sure why. When we were walking out they all stared at us and I said "thank you and good night", at which point one of them thanked us back. Didn't feel inviting at all which is a shame since the food was so good. Not sure I'd go back.

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  33. DaveC

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for anniversary! Awesome meal and service!!

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  34. jairov

    Greater Boston

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Faith made our first time at this location so enjoyable

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  35. RyanD

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our table was sticky, the burger was not very good. Mac and cheese was extremely bland and dry. Service was great otherwise, there are much better restaurants in the area.

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  36. Claudia

    Austin

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Very good food and drinks. Music was way too loud to allow for conversation. Server was pleasant but food was poorly timed and sequenced, with mixed up orders.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent! Service was horrible. Very slow, forgot plates, silverware etc. bad attitudes from servers.

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  38. Dani

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Server barely came over, food was cold and burger was red when we asked for medium. The espresso martini tasted like chemicals and was definitely not espresso but cheap cold brew

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  39. KimPB

    Rhode Island

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and ambiance! Highly recommend.

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  40. KaFa

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food; great apps especially charcuterie board It was a very busy Saturday night so service was a bit slow… our server had several tables with large parties…. She did a great job though Ambiance was just ok… it was very loud and hard to have a conversation at our table Drinks were also very well done

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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 4.4 stars by 999 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 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bar and Board

282 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Newport
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri–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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Thomas Hagist
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (401) 619-1022
  • Private party facilities
    Contact jrogers@barandboard.com for Private Event inquiries.
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