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The Café at The Chanler, Newport, RI

The Café at The Chanler

4.4
4.4
616 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
A sophisticated waterfront culinary destination, located in Newport's most celebrated address. Take in the Cliff Walk views of Easton's Bay while relaxing on the fully enclosed and heated terrace or take a seat in the lounge and enjoy a mixologist-crafted cocktail or a selection from the award-winning wine list.

Featuring contemporary cuisine, inspired by both European influence and sustainable New England ingredients, The Café at The Chanler serves both a la carte and prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner daily.

**In order to ensure that every guest's dining experience is exemplary, we can accommodate parties of 10 guests in the Cafe dining a la carte. Due to business levels, the intimacy of our dining room, and limitations in our kitchen unfortunately we cannot accommodate parties over 10 guests on Thursday- Sunday.
Should you wish to dine in the Cafe a la carte on Monday- Wednesday we are pleased to make a reservation for up to 16 guests. For large parties call 401-847-2244

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, French American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Inside Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Dinner Outdoor Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (401) 847-2244

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jacob Jasinski

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Christmas Dinner

    $50.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 25, 2022 only
    The Café is offering a 4-course prix fixe $165 + tax and gratuity. Children 12 years or younger 3-course prix fixe $55++. Deposit of $50 per person required upon making a reservation. Gather together with friends and family for a celebration of time-honored traditions and settle in for a gastronomic journey at New England's most sought after table. Executive Chef Jacob Jasinski and our team of culinarians have created a epicurean treat for the holiday. We will be seating from 3pm until 8pm; a classical violinist to provide music throughout the dining experience. Cancellations must be received at least 72 hours prior to reservation time to receive a full refund. Cancellations within 72 hours will result in a forfeited deposit.

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What 616 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Best Ambiance

  • Rhode Island

    Great for scenic views

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dinner was fantastic... everything from the Atmosphere, Ambiance, Dinner and the Cocktails...... portions were substantial and very flavorful.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and ambiance great. Beautiful location.
  3. k

    kimc

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Stunning location; but the Thanksgiving meal was sub par. For the price, you should walk away with no complaints. Drinks took a very long time. The Turkey Dinner and Fish Alternative were dry and flavorless. The first and second courses saved the day. Fairly sloppy service also diminished the overall experience. We are locals and have dined throughout Newport, this was our first trip to the Chanler and may not be back, unfortunately.
  4. CD

    CharlesD

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant. The entire experience was perfect. Enjoyed an excellently prepared Thanksgiving lunch that was delivered by warm, friendly staff.
  5. KL

    KathyL

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Menu was a very limited selection and was extremely pricey for the Cafe
  6. OG

    OGAnnie

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love The Chanler. It’s a fairy tale spot. I loved being able to dine on the Terrace in November. It was a lovely full moon night. We were well attended to by Lily. The food was succulent cod and pork belly. Always lovely. Thanks!
  7. JM

    JenM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Our Sunday lunch took one hour and twenty five minutes from the time we sat down to receive. Ordered food was incorrect and took multiple tries. The restaurant had only a few tables filled with few guests. Unfortunately it was not a good experience and I would not recommend. We won't return.
  8. C

    C123

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing, from the service to the food to the view! It was the perfect night!!!!
  9. D

    David

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I found the entire experience of eating there to be delightful….the staff was very friendly and nice,the atmosphere was elegant and romantic.I wish there was more variety to the menu…but the food was tasty and presentation was great.I hope to return when I next visit Newport next month.The atmosphere of the hotel ,in which the restaurant is part of, is over the top elegant,extremely impressive and the experience as a whole makes for a very magical experience.
  10. BS

    BobandSherry

    Oklahoma City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Remarkably good food. Unique and flavorful. Waiter was attentive, efficient and very pleasant; a wonderful combination. Overall, a delightful dining experience.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Justin was an excellent waiter and helped us choose our fabulous wine. The food
  12. AB

    AlysBeach

    Tallahassee

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The day we dined it was rainy and dreary so we had to dine inside. The service was exceptional. Our meals were delicious. We would love to try it again on a clear day.
  13. K

    Kevin

    New England

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Long time Rhody but never been here. Located at the beginning of the Cliff Walk, really beautiful house and setting overlooking the Easton Bay. Food and drinks were amazing. The Cider Bar outside was a nice touch. Perfect for lunch on a gorgeous fall day. We’ll be back!
  14. n

    nomdecena

    New York Area

    157 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    157 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. The waiter anticipated everything. We really enjoyed the cod and green salad.
  15. OG

    OGAnnie

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was entertaining two friends of mine and you did not disappoint us. The food was fantastic and the best service we had. The ambiance is amazing as is the view. In one word, lovely. Thanks for making our dining experience. We met the chef after dinner. He was interesting and accommodating. Thanks.❤️
  16. OG

    OGAnnie

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a lovely place to be. Whether dining or vacationing, this place is the best. I love being there
  17. MM

    MMHH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great view, beautiful location, good service but not good value.
  18. RR

    RickR

    Las Vegas

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    No one at the door to greet you when you can in. Waited 10 minutes for him to appear. No personality and pretty Stuffy. Life he was doing us a favor showing up. Waitress was excellent and personable with being over beating. Food was eh! Oysters weren’t really chilled even though they were on ice. Not they tasty. No cocktail sauce except with they make on their own. Not great. Soup was oily and too heavy for a lite squash soup. Nice view made it ok
  19. S

    Susan

    Naples

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful venue but overpriced with small portions
  20. M

    Macaron

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    Food was so disappointing. Fish was so bad that I just couldn't believe we paid good money for it. It was smelly and bland. Bread wasn't complimentary - it wasn't even good. Cocktail was watered down. This place is all for the view.
  21. L

    Lindsay

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat on the porch and watched the moon reflect off the water as we ate. The heaters and patio cover made the temperature perfect. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was so relaxing!
  22. i

    iambatman

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It's good. Go. 50 characters is the minimum, and
  23. OS

    OceanStar9

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The service started out top notch and then sort of fizzled out at the end of the night. We had 7:30p reservations and it took a long while for the food to come out (starting with their fabulous bread, nothing complex), but we didn’t mind because the cafe was so cozy. The house made chitarra with scallops and the black bass for two were fabulous. Then all of a sudden they cut the heat and disappeared after our dessert orders were put in. There were still about 5 tables dining other than us, we were far from the last diners. Everyone complained and asked for the heat to be put back on. It was hard to complain, though, because it was hard to find or catch a server. The espresso martini described as “killer” on the menu was one of the worst I’ve ever had—I actually sent it back. The Valrohna chocolate dessert was lack luster and over salted for the blandness of the chocolate components. The cookie in my Mom’s was burnt. Will try again, but perhaps not dessert.
  24. KB

    KatB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was superb, the views are breathtaking and the food was exceptional.
  25. BC

    BruceC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Chanler is a place that's intimate and offers a distinctly special experience through a combination of an unparalleled setting (we ate on the patio with a gorgeous sunset ocean view, with the sounds of the surf on the beach), unobtrusive (yet attentive) service, and perfectly prepared food from a distinctive and thoughtful menu. This was the second year we celebrated my husband's birthday at the Chanler. We had such a special time last year, there was no question about where to go this year - - and next year, too! Overall, the Chanler offers a memorable upscale dining experience that is quietly elegant and simply delicious.
  26. HD

    HappyDiner

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot for a birthday celebration - excellent service and cuisine.
  27. PW

    PhyllisW

    New England

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Because of the pandemic nearly three years have passed since my last visit to The Chanler. I remember the lunch menu having a greater choice of items. The ambiance is fantastic but I would be selective to whom I’d recommend it. Overall a very nice experience.
  28. GS

    GregS

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, excellent food. The menu is a little limited, but the preparations were excellent
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Beautiful view. Delicious food
  30. JW

    JWLnGLL

    Tampa

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    You come here for the view, which is outstanding. The food is incidental, not to mention expensive. But let's talk about the food anyway. For a long time, we have been intending to try The Chanler and dine on the terrace. We did so this time as an anniversary celebration. Starters were a simple green salad and the buratta toast. Both were expensive but quite adequate. The toast was nicely seasoned and the nuts were a nice touch. For the entree, we had the black bass a la plancha for two. We were a bit surprised that it was just dropped on the table by the server, along with the sides, rather than being served by the chef or server (the chef did so for a table nearby). The fish was nicely cooked and had good flavor, but was served barely warm, which detracted from it somewhat. The sides--roasted potatoes along with an interesting vegetable medley--were fine. For dessert, we didn't really know what to expect with the "Valrhona Chocolate Variations", which was described as "raspberry, hazelnut, semifreddo, cake crumb". In fact, that was exactly what was served: chocolate cake crumbs with a cylinder of chocolate semifreddo and some raspberries and hazelnuts sprinkled alongside. OK. Service was, um, at a relaxed pace. Our server was matter-of-fact in manner and did not seem to want to project any warmth or welcoming. The bill was high but could have been much higher with other menu selections. Did I mention you come here for the view?
  31. SJ

    SusanJ

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the grilled summer squash and the pork belly with corn and greens. The pork belly was absolutely amazing, and we would BOTH order it again; the grilled summer squash was delicious but a little lightweight for a vegetarian entree--maybe add some beans or potatoes to give it some heft?
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If your looking for something different come here. This is not your typical Newport restaurant. We ate on the enclosed patio with every seat having views of Eastons baymaking our dining experience an exceptional experience.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a lovely time at the Chanler! Gracious dining in a classically elegant setting and a modern menu!
  34. RM

    RichardM

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We have eaten there a lot a were totally disappointed. We are local and have brought numerous friends there. We have also stayed overnight. Because of this meal it will be a long time before we come back and we had planned to set up diner party mid October The waitress brought the wrong meal. She brought the a fish dish rather than the lobster salad. The lobster salad was thrown together quickly with massive amounts of lettuce and the lobster on the side. The waitress brought it back and put it down on the table spilling the lobster on the place mat. I ate it since I did not want my wife’s food to get cold waiting. Though the lobster was ok there was just too much salad. She never came to check on how we were doing. I had to call her over to clear our plates. When I asked the waitress about the salad and told her it was not like the same salad I had before she told me it was due to a different chef. She rudely asked me if I wanted compensation I told her that I did not. I asked her to speak to the chef but no one came to talk with me. The waitress I felt was abrupt the rest of the meal. Despite poor service I did tip her What I think happened is she really did mess up the order and she and the kitchen plopped a ton of lettuce on the plate and then plopped the lobster on the open side of the plate Totally unacceptable considering how good the restaurant usually is
  35. LS

    LSLoury

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Kallee was attentive and courteous! The food was fabulous! And the view is breathtaking!
  36. D

    Dawnb

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    It is quite expensive, 26 doors for hamburger, and the food was good but not sure worth what they charge. The dessert was disappointing. It was not bad but just ok. The lobster salad was good. The lobster was good, great texture but the salad was only ok and the dressing overpowered the lobster flavor. The pork belly was pretty good and the fries were tasty.
  37. BS

    BonnieS

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect!
  38. T

    Tecklac

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance and amazing food. Justin and Meaghan really did an outstanding job in their service
  39. NH

    NHDiner

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delightful meal out on the terrace. Great food, marvelous views, & wonderful service. Pricey, but a unique and special experience.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Justin was a great server 10/10!

FAQs

The Café at The Chanler is rated 4.4 stars by 616 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 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Café at The Chanler

117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Inside Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Dinner Outdoor Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, French American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jacob Jasinski

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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