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Cara, Newport, RI

Cara

4.9
4.9
254 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
With prestigious accolades such as Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond, & Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, Cara offers gastronomique creative blind tastings, tailored for the most discerning and adventurous palates. Under the helm of Chef Jacob Jasinski, Cara invites you to immerse yourself in this unique dining experience, overlooking the Atlantic.

Advance reservations, full deposit required. Blind tastings include meat & seafood. Severe allergies cannot be accommodated.






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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Contemporary French
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (401) 847-2244
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jacob Jasinski
  • Neighborhood
    Newport
  • Cross street
    Memorial Blvd and Cliff Avenue
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet or self parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

Experiences

  • Six Course Blind Tasting Menu

    $213.84 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 7 - Apr 28, 2024
    Six Courses at 6pm. $165. + tax & gratuity per person. Experience a 6-course blind tasting menu designed to intrigue the palate and satisfy the senses. For those with an exploratory appetite, this experience will be a memorable culinary journey. 72-hour cancellation notice for full refund. Menus change daily. Blind tastings include both meat and seafood. Guests with major allergies or strong dietary restrictions are not recommended for the blind tasting menu. Children ages 12+ welcomed. Please contact us 72 hours in advance at 401-847-2244 with dietary concerns or questions.
    Six Course Blind Tasting Menu Photo

What 254 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

254 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing! We felt very special. The staff was superb. Chef Jacob is a true creative artist that takes great pride in his work. We look forward to coming back.

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  2. Grady61

    New York City

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our second time at Cara. This chef is new since our first tome. It was good- very good. The prior chef was more innovative and the food was amazing.

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  3. Brian

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cara always offers so much more than just a "meal" with their 5- or 8-course blind tasting menu. It's an experience, unlike any we've ever had at any other restaurant. You never know what's coming up next, but are always delighted by it. It's fresh, energetic, it keeps you guessing--and, of course, always delicious. The staff is incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Chef Jacob comes out to introduce each course personally, then takes the time to thank all the guests who had been dining there on their way out. I'd rate it more than 5 stars if I could. And I can't wait till the next time!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience!! Was recommended to me and I will definitely recommend to others.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful tasting menu! So thoughtful with an emphasis on local cuisine. Each course was absolutely amazing and the chef provided inspiration and details on all ingredients. Lovely and attentive service. A must visit!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Rhode Island

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly a memorable experience. Food was a sensation to the palate. The staff made the experience unforgettable.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This experience was such a memorable one. We went for our anniversary and were sat in a room with only 4 tables. The chef came out and announced every dish. The dishes were all a suprise and stunning plates and food. Highly recommend.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to have an intimate dining experience! Delicious food.

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  9. KathyM

    Greater Boston

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a magnificent evening at Cara. From our pre-dinner cocktails (with mint that the bartender went out to the garden to pick), though all seven courses (of our five course menu), the service was attentive—including Chef coming out to introduce each course—and the food among the best we’ve ever had. We’ve eaten at our share of Michelin-starred and James Beard award winning restaurants, and even at Maine’s The Lost Kitchen. We would rank this chef’s tasting experience right up with the best of them. It’s a little “spendy”, but totally worth the splurge. Truly hope we’ll be able to return again someday.

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  10. MichaelV

    Rhode Island

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cara is a great restaurant. A truly unique dining experience in a very elegant setting. Exceeded by far our expectations. The food was outstanding. Very creative cuisine. We enjoyed very much the fact that the chef explained every course in detail. The service was exemplary. An excellent restaurant for a special event. We chose this restaurant for a birthday celebration and it was indeed the perfect choice.

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  11. tomm

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience in all areas such as food, wine, service, ambience, and value.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely incredible meal to celebrate our honeymoon- thank you to the full team for making this a special, and delicious, evening!!

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  13. CharlesM

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Five Star Dining! Each of the eight courses prepared with perfection, presentation worthy of the finest art galleries! The private room with limited seating and beautiful ocean views provided the perfect setting! Topped off with a well thought out wine pairing!

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  14. JudyB

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We both think that, without a doubt, this is the best restaurant north east of Manhattan. The 8 course prix fixe menu is an amazing culinary experience. The chef’s skills are off the charts. As good chefs do, he prioritizes ingredients that are sourced within the local area, as much as possible and combines and prepares them in ways that are spectacular. Individual flavors of each ingredient are highlighted, but yet combine into amazing dishes. It helps that the restaurant is in Newport, so us amazing seafood, cheeses & meats nearby. He also has an amazing team helping pull this all together. Everything on the plate is placed exactly where it should be with incredible artistry. The experience of eating in an old Newport mansion is a perfect complement to the amazing food. And the wine list is broad, and fairly priced (for the kind of meal this is). This was our second time here, and by no means our last. We cannot recommend this restaurant more highly. 

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  15. RobertS

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing chef, amazing service staff, amazing setting and ambience. This is our favorite restaurant in Newport County.

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  16. Robert

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It rates as one of the best experiences we have ever had . From the food to the service it was excellent .

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and staff . The restaurant is beautiful .

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It really was the perfect dinner. The whole experience was exactly what we wanted from the evening. Wonderful food, great service, the whole package.

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  19. OmarG

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I are well traveled and enjoy exquisite cuisine. Cara went above and beyond for us, thank you Chef Jacob! You and your team over performed for us, the cuisine and the service was impecable!

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  20. BillH

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the 5 plates chef Jacob's surprise tasting dinner with the wine pairing. Each offering was unique and delicious. Shea, their budding sommelier, did an excellent job introducing each wine. The wines pairings were spot on the pours were generous. I have dined at many Michelin star-rated restaurants and this experience was actually better than several of them in terms of the continuity of types of food and flavor profiles. We will be back if I am ever in Newport again!

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  21. Recentdiner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing food experience in a beautiful setting. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. We loved the chef’s description of each dish and the wine pairing. 100% recommend as a top gastronomic experience.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dining experience seated at 8pm was spectacular! The wait staff and chefs executed a truly remarkable evening. Everything was on point, starting with a lovely selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, continuing through to a luxurious dining menu, and ending with a decadent box of chocolates to take home for each guest. My party was amazed to start with an amuse bouche consisting of caviar and crab, and to enjoy Eastern European flavors throughout the menu. Being of Polish, Russian, and Czech decent, I was excited to enjoy the Chef's take on pierogi, caviar, and steak tartare. All of the food was exquisitely executed, and served with immaculate attention to detail. I highly recommend Cara for celebrating your special event. I will be back!

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  23. carolc

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the ultimate experience. From the first dish to the finale, the 5 course blind tasting was epic. I felt like a judge from top chef. The chef Jacob presented every dish flawlessly. He also described in detail every component in each dish. Worth every penny. Can not return fast enough.

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  24. RichardB

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect Valentine’s Day dinner

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  25. AfreecaFreecs

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful experience that is definitely worth investing a whole night for. The food was an amazing combination of local ingredients which words cannot do justice, further enhanced by the immaculate personalized service. Highly recommend the wine pairing, which was a series of delicious and sometimes pleasantly surprising combinations.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great! We’ve had dinner at Cara a few times and always enjoyed it, but this time it was incredible.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Executive Chef Jacob Jasinki and the entire staff was so welcoming, which made the dinner and occasion so memorable! The execution and meticulous preparation of the food with intricate details of the storybook cuisine was so enjoyable from the first course to the last! I would certainly recommend Cara Restaurant at The Chandler in Newport, RI to anyone visiting or living in the area. I will certainly be anticipating my next visit to this fine dining establishment!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the finest dining experiences ever and I have dined at many of New York’s finest. Could not improve on anything. Big shout out to Shea!! Extraordinary service.

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  29. TomP

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blind tasting was perfect! Chef Jacob and staff did an amazing job! Superb dining experience!

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  30. MariaP

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful experience all the way around!

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  31. DavidZ

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Just a look like high end set menu dinner with no real good cooking and flavor. Not worth the price. It is sad to have that in a great hotel. The cooking skills is not fit for this hotel.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional

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  33. KimG

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view. Delicious food. Wonderful experience.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and excellent service!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic! The food was exceptional and innovative, and the setting was beautiful. Great food and really fun.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The 8 course meal was amazing!! Highly recommend

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  37. Foodmonger

    New York City

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the 8 course tasting menu with wine pairing. With each course Chef came out and explained dish. Every course was delicious!! Would highly recommend if you have a special occasion or just like to splurge.

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  38. Mitch

    Coastal Georgia

    71 reviews

    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional cuisine and service . The chef presents every dish with great details. The wine pairing was very well suited to each course. Great choice for a special date.

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  39. LMoody

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful spot to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was incredible and the service was outstanding!

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  40. Family

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful! Excellent food, excellent service, and gorgeous atmosphere. Hoping to return when we can make it back to Newport.

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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
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cara is rated 4.9 stars by 254 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 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Cara

117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Memorial Blvd and Cliff Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Newport
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Contemporary French
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet or self parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jacob Jasinski
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
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