Skiff Bar at the Marriott Newport Rhode Island

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524 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Enjoy scenic views of the Newport Harbor from the dining room or on our elevated second floor outdoor deck!

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday: Kitchen 11:30am-10pm, Bar 11:30am-11pm
Friday & Saturday: Kitchen 11:30am-10pm, Bar 11:30am-12am

If you are looking for Breakfast Reservations at the Newport Marriott please search for Mainsail at the Newport Marriott.

Reservations for 1-2 guests will be allotted an hour and a half of seated dining time, reservations for 3-5 guests will be allotted 2 hours of seated dining time & reservations of 6 & more; will be allotted 2.5 hours. If you anticipate needing more time dining with us please make a note on the reservation and we will do our best to accommodate.

Outdoor dining is limited and if it is not selected during booking we may not be able to accommodate.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 524 people are saying
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PattiD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience1

This restaurant is more of a sports bar. Although the food was good it was expensive and the atmosphere was dismal with low lighting. I had to use my phone light to see the menu and check. HowEver, our server was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wondering! View was outstanding!!

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vipRealgoldfinger
New England
91 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~#

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vipCherylD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We had a patio table overlooking the water. The scenery was beautiful. The food was average. The service was unfortunately not good. Our waitress, who was also the bartender, was not personably and made us feel like we were bothering her when we asked for anything.

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Mike
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was just okay. Expected more from a Marriott restaurant.

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WilliamW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great , the food was ok

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MCF69
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The noise level was so high we had to leave. It was not set up for inside eating. The server was not very friendly. Would not go back.

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vipmaureenm
New England
40 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All good. Tasty and hot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our bartender/waiter/do it all guy was beyond amazing!!! We had a 6:00 reservation on Tuesday September 7th and he literally was the only person working and the place inside and outside was FULL!!! Making all drinks which by the way…the BEST mojitos ever and serving everyone in and out!! Kudos to him and he should be rewarded as an employee because what he did was of superhero status! I would have been overwhelmed and left crying if I were him but he rocked it out like a superstar!!!

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SharonM
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Asked for spicy sauce on side. Came already applied. Soft taco shells were stale and hard.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was just mediocre. Not bad but not something I can’t wait to get again.

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deMoMo
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Beautiful location and would be a great place to meet for drinks but i probably wouldn't go there to eat again.
The food was mediocre at best and the service wasn't very good. They got our order wrong and we had to ask for silverware. The waitress seemed cranky but wasn't outright unpleasant.

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vipSkibunny
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfect appt for outdoor eats and drinks.

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ChristineJ
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wings were really good. Fries were great and the burgers were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Forgot our order. Food stayed under the warming lites. Dry and overcooked

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Staff was working very hard to provide good service. They were clearly short staffed due to pandemic issues.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
21 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view when dining outside. We had a great, friendly server and appreciated the positive experience upon arrival and checking-in at the Marriott. Thanks!

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LARF
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our original reservation at another restaurant was cancelled due to a storm. At the last minute we needed to find dinner at a place near our hotel (not the Marriott) and initially requested outdoor seating. When we realized it would be pouring down rain, I called to request a table inside. Randy returned my call ASAP and made the change for us. Our table was ready on time, and the wait staff was efficient and pleasant. Our food was delicious! We were wishing we were staying on site!

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MikeV
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We understand the limited menu and staffing due to the pandemic. However, our allergy note was not followed, the burger was tasteless (the salmon dish was very good) and the better items were removed from the menu. We hope things pick up post-pandemic.

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vipLisaP
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were staying at this hotel and had just walked for miles, so were too tired to find a restaurant elsewhere. We ate between lunch and dinner, so only the bartender was doing everything (while the host pretty much stood there and didn't help her at all). Food was ok, not great. Bartender was too busy really to check on us (host could have - he was 10 feet away). But it served its purpose of ok food when we were starving and exhausted.

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vipJimP
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We were staying at the Marriott Hotel and went to have a drink at 5:00 pm at The Skiff Bar. There was no one in the bar and one couple on the patio. We were asked if we had a reservation and said no. She told us we could sit at the inside bar, but outside seating was booked up (she was lying)We walked outside and booked a table on OPEN TABLE
We came back and the same hostess didn’t recognize us and seated us right away on the outside patio. We had two drinks and passed on dinner as we had reservations for dinner elsewhere. Maybe three other couples came in and sat down outside. The place was still empty when we left at around 6:15. WHY WOULD YOU LIE TO CUSTOMERS?

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StacyP
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Came here for lunch. Service was good. Food was good. Nice view of the boats on the water. Only disappointment was that their online menu was different than the menu we were given. Really wanted a lobster roll which is why I booked there, however it wasn’t on the menu. Asked and they said they didn’t have them.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Quiet and comfortable outdoor dining with a view. Good food and our service was fantastic! Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place! Food and drinks hit the spot and Steph was amazing!

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Kellydaughter
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a gorgeous Summer day, so sitting outside overlooking the harbor was perfect! I had a turkey BLT and an Arnold Palmer- the toasted bread in particular was delicious. The other food ordered at the table was fine, good- a mini pizza and another BLT. The service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted with a friendly host at the entrance our waiter and all the staff at the location were amazing the food was beyond great as well as the customer service. We came to visit Rhode Island to celebrate my daughter‘s 24th birthday and I have to say skiff bar did an excellent job and the service provided to my daughter on her special day.

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JoeM
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very limited menu and not quite the view of the water we wanted. Service was good and friendly but the host was kind of a stiff. Food was meh. Limited selection and frankly not very good. I won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff did a wonderful job! Very friendly and welcoming. We really enjoyed sitting outside with the water views. Food was very good.

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JamesB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wow this ios NOT what I'm accustom to experiencing, It's a 5 Star Hotel charging $700 to $800 per night, poor every thing, tables, waitress, menu, food choices, etc....

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephanie was a friendly, knowledgeable and helpful server!!

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vipJack
New England
100 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great. It was obvious that they were short staffed, but they did just fine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service in Newport. The food is delicious too.

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Joe1943
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Fair experience. Service just so so. Very noise venue. Food nothing to write home about.

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FrequentSummerTraveler
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

I know that this is a hotel restaurant, however we have had two other very positive experiences here. This time, the waitress was clearly unhappy to be serving guests as she was quite unpleasant and only came promptly when it was time to give us the check. It was 85 degrees plus and I had to ask for a drink order, wait an extended time to get my drink, and then we were never offered refills. We had to ask for water on this steamy deck. I don't think we will return anytime soon which is unfortunate considering the location, but there are too many other good places to go instead.

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vipNancyA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff Stephanie and Sam were incredible. The view and ambience were also great and food was terrific.

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SusanP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nothing awful and nothing great. We all had a Turkey BLT. Deli Turkey on toast. How can that go wrong? For Newport on a Saturday it was about as good as you can get for a quick bite without dropping $100.

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Yuli
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was OK, but the service was really underwhelming. The host told us we were lucky to get a table even though we had a reservation made few days in advance, and the dining room was mostly empty. The waitress did not apologize for the chicken that was not fully cooked - just brought a replacement. We will not go back.

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vipMimi
New England
33 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Skiff Bar has some of the best Buffalo Chicken Wings In Rhode Island. Plus the Shrimp Tacos were amazing with a great sauce and slice of avocado.

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SarahE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was great, food was pretty average. The menu wasn’t very extensive and it was a little pricey for the value. But it’s a beautiful location and a great and easy spot for a nice dinner!

FAQs

Skiff Bar at the Marriott Newport Rhode Island offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 849-1000.

Skiff Bar at the Marriott Newport Rhode Island is rated 4 stars by 524 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.