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Cara, Newport, RI

Cara

4.9
4.9
228 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Tucked away in a small private room with panoramic ocean views, Cara, The Chanler's signature Forbes Five-Star restaurant offers contemporary and creative blind tasting menus inspired by European elegance and sustainable New England ingredients. Executive Chef Jacob Jasinski lets the food take center stage with avant-garde cuisine, creating new dishes daily to highlight ingredients harvested at their peak. An optional wine pairing is curated nightly for each dish.

Open Wednesday - Sunday (May-Oct)
Open Thursday - Saturday (Nov - April)
Seating 1: 5:00 pm, 5-course Blind Tasting ($155 per guest plus tax & gratuity)
Seating 2: 8:00 pm, 8-course Blind Tasting ($225 per guest plus tax & gratuity)

Dietary: Please note that we are unable to accommodate vegan, vegetarian, or menus free from milk protein, and gluten. For severe allergies or restrictions, we recommend The Chanler Café, our sophisticated waterfront restaurant with an à la carte menu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • 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, Rhode Island

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet or self parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

Experiences

  • 8-Course Blind Tasting Menu (8 at 8:00)

    $291.60 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 3 - Dec 29, 2023
    8-Course Blind Tasting Menu (8 at 8:00) $225. + tax & gratuity per person. Experience an 8-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.
  • 5-Course Blind Tasting Menu (5 at 5:00)

    $200.88 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 3 - Dec 29, 2023
    $155. + tax & gratuity per person. Experience a 5-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.
  • Valentine's Celebration

    $291.60 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2023
    8-Course Valentine's Celebration Blind Tasting Menu $225. + tax & gratuity per person. Experience an 8-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.

What 228 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Romantic

  • Boston / New England

    Great for scenic views

  • Rhode Island

    Romantic

  • Rhode Island

    Great for scenic views

  • Rhode Island

    Good for special occasions

  • Rhode Island

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  3. TP

    TomP

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blind tasting was perfect! Chef Jacob and staff did an amazing job! Superb dining experience!
  4. MP

    MariaP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful experience all the way around!
  5. DZ

    DavidZ

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    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.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional
  7. KG

    KimG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view. Delicious food. Wonderful experience.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and excellent service!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! The food was exceptional and innovative, and the setting was beautiful. Great food and really fun.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The 8 course meal was amazing!! Highly recommend
  11. F

    Foodmonger

    New York Area

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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.
  12. M

    Mitch

    Coastal Georgia

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  13. LM

    LMoody

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful spot to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was incredible and the service was outstanding!
  14. F

    Family

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Excellent food, excellent service, and gorgeous atmosphere. Hoping to return when we can make it back to Newport.
  15. L

    Leelee

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and creative local fare; intelligent wine pairings. A perfect night.
  16. BS

    BobbiS

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Over the top excellent service. The food was outstanding. The view was awesome. Great for a date or special occasion. Will definitely return.
  17. O

    gerriO

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Superb execution of details. Wait staff impeccable. Go find out for yourself.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding- always a wonderful experience Chef and staff incredible
  19. TS

    TravisS

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! My girlfriend and I got engaged, and I planed this as a special dinner celebrate after the proposal. Exceptional food and service - a night we’ll never forget!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, unique, every dish was impeccable.
  21. M

    Mariceann

    New England

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I would prefer a menu where I could choose my own food items.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did the blind tasting dinner and it was amazing. Delicious and felt like VIP in the private dining space. Would definitely do it again!
  23. C

    Charlie

    Washington DC

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tasting menu at Cara was phenomenal! The courses were each presented with a description of the origin and preparation of the selection. Wines pairing was excellent with the utmost perfect description by our server Shea. Throughout the evening he was matched in service excellence to the unbelievable entrees. We chose the early 5 course, with a few extra surprises, which allowed us a full dining experience. The settling and dining room is nicely distanced with beautiful table setting. At the end we’re greeted by our server and chefs, all of which deserved well done congratulatory THANK YOU. THANK YOU TO ALLFOR A TRUELY MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE
  24. BV

    BrittV

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food experience my husband and I have ever had. The food was amazing, and the wine pairing was perfect. I cannot recommend this restaurant more. It was perfection.
  25. CG

    ChrisG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food, attentive staff. Made our anniversary dinner very special. Our waiter Shea was excellent. Thank you Cara
  26. GB

    GaryB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing food experience for a special evening.
  27. N

    Newporter

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and wine presented beautifully with flawless service in an elegant setting. Suggest arriving before sunset as the ocean views are terrific.
  28. C

    Cyndy

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve ever had! The food, the service, the intimate dining room and The Wine!!!! Thank you, can’t wait to return.
  29. JB

    JoshB

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a must visit restaurant experience. The 8 course meal with wine pairings (extra) are worth every penny. The chef personally comes out to present each course and explains all that went into it and how it was made. He is extremely friendly and unpretentious and answers all of your questions. The food is worthy of a 3 star Michelin restaurant which Cara would be if Michelin scored New England restaurants. Every detail is attended to even down to the bread which the bread and pastry chef presents. This restaurant needs to be visited before Chef Kyle is recognized for his talents and is scarfed up by a bigger facility. We wholeheartedly loved every minute of this experience and rate it as good as and even better in some aspects (size of the number of tables, for example) than French Laundry, Alinea or Single Thread all of which we have visited. Good luck getting a reservation in the future!
  30. N

    Newporter

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a special occasion featuring the chefs from Cara and Inn at Castle Hill. The evening exceeded all expectations.
  31. k

    krk332

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience.
  32. j

    j056712

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely meal. Highly recommend for a special occasion.
  33. MO

    MicheleO

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Kyle and Sara did an incredible job with the tasting menu. The descriptions and presentations were detailed and beautiful. But more importantly each course was delicious! What an incredible culinary experience. Worth every penny.
  34. L

    Lawrence

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cara provides one of the premier dining experiences anywhere, and this includes the big names on the continent. We had the tasting menu and the attentive service and interaction with the chef was perfect!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food , excellent service . Top notch
  37. J

    Josh

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience from start to finish. The venue and location are incredible and impossible to replicate we look forward to doing this again and often I hope!
  38. J

    Jake

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cara was wonderful. The food was excellent and the service was incredibly attentive.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cara is truly such an exceptional experience. It’s more than just fine dining— it’s incredibly thoughtful and personalized service that never once feels stuffy or cold. We’re now starting to travel to Newport just so we can dine here.
  40. BF

    BradenF

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Xmas prefix dinner was outstanding!

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 228 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

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • 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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