The Gulf Stream Bar & Grille

4.4
320 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located at the scenic East Passage Yachting Center in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, The Gulf Stream Bar and Grille focuses on creating a comfortable, friendly dining experience. The main dining room, indoor bar and dog-friendly outdoor deck and bar provide stunning sunset and water views.
The Gulf Stream Bar and Grille’s creative menu offers coastal cooking with a New England Twist - taking delicious recipes from regions along the Gulf Stream, adding our own New England style and offering them to you. We use only the highest quality products, locally sourced and organic when possible. All of our dishes are house-made with the freshest ingredients and we proudly support our local farmers and fishermen.
We are housed in an original Quonset Hut, built in 1942 as part of the US Navy’s PT-Boat Training Center at Melville. The space was converted into a restaurant over 30 years ago and began operation as The Gulf Stream Bar and Grille in May 2016.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 320 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful and service was excellent

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kristenc
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant and delicious food! The waitress was lovely. Highly recommend.

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vipBaranclan
New England
28 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was wonderful. The food came out fast. We had our elderly father and mother in law. And any accommodation were graciously taken care of!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally enjoyed our lunch at the Gulf Stream today. From the hostess greeting until we left the restaurant we were 100% satisfied !! The food was fresh and delicious. Our waitress so friendly, kind and attentive. Will definitely be back ❤️

JB
JohnandBetsyF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where else would we go to celebrate our anniversary? Our favorite restaurant!
Love the Gulf Stream Bar and Grille any day, not just a special day!

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vipLadyG
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the area, first time, food and drinks better than expected !

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WandaS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our lunch/dinners at Gulf Stream. Relaxed atmosphere and great food. I do recommend friends and strangers to go to Gulf Stream. We will be back!!

JB
JohnandBetsyF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Gulf Stream Bar and Grille. We visit at least once a week!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Family Reunion

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vipsunflowerLinda
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sat outside beautiful view of marina but inside look very nice also. Food was good, portions not small, service excellent. If looking to get out of the hustle and bustle of Newport would recommend.

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Mimi
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The debris sandwich was delicious! Everyone enjoyed their meal.

JS
vipJillS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Loved the vibe of the restaurant and some great live music to top it all off.

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vipBbrown
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Always consistent. The new raw bar is a great addition. Everything was so fresh and delicious.

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JMEN
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We ate outside, the service was slow and I wouldn't recommend eating the chicken

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CherieL
New England
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to relax! Great staff!!The view speaks for itself.

KM
vipKateM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As long as you don’t mind sitting next to a parking lot (and I don’t…it’s a boat and car parking lot!) food was great. Service was lovely. Great hot humid summer afternoon!

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SoxFans
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely evening outside. Service was quite good. Disappointed that four of the menu items we had been hoping to eat were not available.

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kizzym
London
19 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Long wait for food and drinks. Got the order wrong and the food was blah. Too bad as great location on the water.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good and staff were nice but food was very slow. 2.5 hours for entire meal which would be ok but lots of waiting and then told us we needed to leave as people were waiting for the table.

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LorettaT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fabulous. They need more signage. Very difficult finding the restaurant. Will definitely go again.

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Eric
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Everything was overpriced and food & cocktails awful! The sangria was literally disgusting.

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LynneM
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal and location. Always fun. Love the music.

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Kevin
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fast becoming our favorite restaurant on the Island! Great food and drinks, friendly staff, the environment/ambience is awesome(it feels like we're hanging-out at a marina somewhere in Key West!), and we appreciate the nice, casual atmosphere.

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ChristopherM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Gulf Stream! 2X a month is not enough! Keep up the good work!

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vipandreaB
New England
24 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Ashley was a great waitress!!

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vipDebi
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Google sent us here when we couldn't get into another nearby restaurant. It's location had great potential, being in a marina, but the food was poor quality. Service was very good, not their fault that the product was not up to par.

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vipDonna
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The waitress was friendly but not knowledgeable about food and drink menu items. (She told us that she had been employed there for five years which was surprising to us.) She didn’t know which beer on tap was an IPA nor could she pronounce names of menu items when we asked. About 10 minutes after we placed our order she informed us that my husband’s rice side was no longer available because they ran out of rice and asked which side he would like as a replacement. My entree was supposed to be served on a bed of rice but she didn’t mention any changes needing to be made so I assumed they had enough for my dish but not enough to serve as a side to his. When our meals were served I had no rice and no other side. When I inquired, she realized her mistake, apologized and asked if I wanted a different side. The food was just adequate. There was no other effort to make amends by reducing the bill. We won’t be returning there again.

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Macmo
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Terrible experience. Worst in years. Loud Karaoke singer, WAY too loud for the venue. Tried to reach both indoor and out, but that made it ridiculous for indoor dining. Could not even hear conversation.
As for food, my jerk chicken sandwich was excellent. But my wife ordered tuna tacos. Out of tuna. Shrimp substitute. No problem. But two tacos had one shrimp and the third had two! What chef puts a single shrimp on a taco?
Service was super but the rest spoiled it.
We left disillusioned....

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TommyM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best plate of nachos I've had in a long time...the Carribean pulled pork is a must!!
Great service...thanks Emma & Rita!!

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JillP
New England
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pretty venue near the water. Food and service were great.

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Boomer
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Better than average food in a causal setting. Pleasant staff and both indoor and outdoor seating. Very reasonable prices and easy parking. Good view of sunset over adjoining marina

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of the best lobster rolls i have had and the service was friendly and quick!

JA
JulieA
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Though we reserved well ahead and requested outdoor seating, we were told upon arrival that the empty tables outside for 4 were for larger groups (our party was 3). Service thereafter was quite slow.

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RyanC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic New Orleans inspired food with a top notch rum list.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a meal and some drinks!

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AnnG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I ordered arugula with chicken. Chicken tasted like frozen bag chicken. Horrible. I would go mostly for view.

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ProvidenceMan
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We went on a Sunday evening. The restaurant was almost full, but noisy, even outside. Oddly, although in the marina it was set up in a way so that there were few views of the water. The food was fine but did not stand out. I had a bean and corn salad topped with ahi tuna which was tasty. The fish and chips was also competent, although the fries were a bit soggy. Beer is served in cans or plastic glasses, and so was not as cold as I would have liked. Although the staff was nice enough, the service was slow and left something to be desired. I would eat here again if I was in the area, but would not go out of my way.

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AngelaP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I made reservations for my husband's birthday and I reminded them before he came to the table they said ok. My tacos was extremely dry and my cocktail blueberry lemonade wasn't all that great. When I ordered our dessert I was hoping they would sing or bring the cake out with a candle in it. When I told our waitress she said they didn't inform her it was his birthday. The only thing that was pleasant was the Oceanview and my shrimp cocktail.

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SandyA
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great, casual location away from busy downtown Newport!

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vipMariaK
New England
29 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Sat outside, enjoyed a Friday evening dinner. Nice accommodating server. Food was good

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Gulf Stream Bar & Grille using the Order Online button. The Gulf Stream Bar & Grille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 293-0930.

The Gulf Stream Bar & Grille is rated 4.4 stars by 320 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.