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The Café at The Chanler, Newport, RI

The Café at The Chanler

4.7
4.7
796 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 8 guests in the Café 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 8 guests on Thursday- Sunday.
For larger parties call 401-847-2244.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, French American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Dinner 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
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mother's Day at The Chanler

    May 12, 2024 only
    Indulge in a special Mother's Day four-course prix fixe menu featuring dishes like Georges Bank Sea Scallops and Green Circle Chicken. Complete your celebration with a decadent selection of sweet treats from our Parisian-inspired confiserie. $125/person, Children's menu: $55 (12 and under) Seatings are available from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Experience the live jazz duo exclusively on the covered and heated terrace from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Seating is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved beforehand. Reservations are required, and a credit card is needed to secure your booking. Please note that cancellations within 72 hours of your reservation will incur a non-refundable fee of $50 per person.
    Mother's Day at The Chanler Photo

What 796 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Best Ambiance

  • Rhode Island

    Romantic

  • Newport County

    Best Overall

  • Newport County

    Best Ambiance

  • Newport County

    Romantic

  • Newport County

    Great for scenic views

  • Newport County

    Good for special occasions

796 Reviews
  1. KimberlyB

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great water view. Fish was little over cooked. Waitress and staff were fantastic! Great venue for lunch.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, staff was amazing! Our server was attentive & informative. The chef stopped by our table to check in with us. Pricey but well worth it. We went there to celebrate our 50th anniversary, we extremely pleased!

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  3. WillB

    New York City

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was exceptional, however the food was not great. The cod pate appetizer was way too salty- almost inedible, the entree, which was cod loin was dry and cold. Not the standard I’d expect at that price point

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  4. PatriciaW

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The property, ocean views and opulent interior of the mansion is the reason to go! The menu/food needs some refinement. I was shocked that the answer was no to a protein being added to my field green salad, which was delicious! The homemade pasta dish was ruined by the excessive amount of butter that was on it. We asked for a dish to pull out the pasta but it had soaked up too much of the butter and was inedible. There was no compensation or will interest in making it right.

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  5. RickB

    Greater Boston

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such wonderful, creative, beautifully presented food for a “café.” Great wine list. Also, the rooms are stunning. Simply amazing.

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  6. Catherine

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The surroundings were as beautiful as ever, drinks and food sublime. Our server was thoughtful, attentive and altogether wonderful!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great. I really enjoyed the lovely view and ambience.

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  8. Laurie

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, an incredible meal. Fantastic food, unbelievable service and an absolute culinary adventure. Highly recommend.

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  9. ScottS

    Connecticut

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed dinner at the Chanler. We sat on the heated porch overlooking the lights of the city over the water. Steven, our waiter was attentive without being intrusive and clearly loved working at the Chanler. Our drinks were delicious and we LOVED being part of the "battle of the burgers" going on in Newport this month. The food, the drinks, the ambiance....sigh...perfection!

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  10. thomasl

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful place to stay. Hotel staff is outstanding. The fixed price Valentine's Dinner however was average. Service personnel worked hard, but the timing out of the kitchen was poor, and the mark ups for the "special" dishes were too high.

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  11. EricR

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great night and a lot of fun. A beautiful place. Only minor thing was the fish that was served was a little dry. Other than that, everything was great!

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  12. ScottD

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Reservation was for 2:30 kitchen closed at 3. We were told at 2:50 about this. You should make people aware of last serving on the app or when checking in. We were able t9 get order in, but felt rushed..

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  13. JenniferH

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and very tasty. Such a cute Christmas treat! I may actually do this every year from now on!

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  14. DeborahT

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience, good and service. The lobster pasta-awesome!

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  15. DeeD

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and atmosphere is perfect. The views are stunning.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible experience beyond the quality of the food which I would say is Michelin star level. The service from Megan the manager to Jacob our chef and Kyle our server was outstanding and personal.

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  17. KarenJ

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was extremely personable and professional. The food and cocktails were excellent. Absolutely enhance our holiday season.!

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  18. RichardB

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful creative menu served by attentive wait staff

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kevin is the absolute best. Megan is just as fantastic. You are lucky to have them.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Cafe offers a dining experience that surpasses expectations, delivering both exceptional food and commendable service. It stands out as a truly memorable culinary journey, especially highlighted by the personal touch of the head chef, sous chef, and kitchen team. Their enthusiasm in presenting the dishes at our table and sharing insights into the meticulous effort invested in each plate added a unique and delightful dimension to our meal.

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  21. LidyS

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time, the service, food and ambiance were outstanding. We were overcharged, but noticed it and it was corrected. Also, the cancellation policy is ridiculous. The very expensive hot chocolate was lukewarm and served in a to go cup, not a good thing.

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  22. Claudia

    Austin

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely Thanksgiving lunch at the Chanler. The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. Highly recommend.

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  23. JennJ

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great location by cliff walk. Our waitress is very attentive. However, the kitchen is very slow. We were the only table there for lunch but it still took about an hour to get our food.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff is out of this world. No kids, but I would go back in a heartbeat. Everything says go back.

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  25. LisaB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful venue to share with friends. The atmosphere and backdrop of the ocean made this luncheon very special. Our friends are from California and were so impressed with the architecture of the building inside an out. The food was delicious.

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  26. KathyC

    Greater Boston

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely way to end a day of sightseeing! The service was impeccable and the food was memorable. The seafood bouillabaisse was luscious. Definitely a place to revisit.

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  27. Fayrevale

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner at the Cafe at The Chanler was a delight. From the yummy food to the friendly staff, the evening was simple pleasure.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful evening! Food was amazing & our server was excellent-

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  29. JohnG

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great value for an extraordinary experience during Newport Restaurant week.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Professional staff, great atmosphere near the water, and the food was delicious!

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  31. JenniferM

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a wonderful evening! Dinner was delicious and the restaurant and service were perfect!

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  32. CraigP

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place. Great ambiance. Great ocean view. Delicious food.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always! Highly recommend the NPT trolley drink and onions soup. View is stunning too.

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  34. bethl

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We spent weekend in Newport for “Guilded Age @ experience. The Cafe was pefect

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  35. MicheleA

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for lunch during Restaurant Week. The location is fantastic, but the food and service were also excellent. Delicious new tastes. Just a delight.

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  36. ThomasM

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I chose The Chanler for her birthday lunch as we had dined here before, and the terrace offers an unobstructed view of the water, along with rolling surf gently caressing Easton Beach. Julie Rose was our attentive server, catering to our every wish, including honey for the Emperors’ Tea service. We enjoyed oysters, burrata toast, and an NPT Trolley, all while relaxing in the heated and enclosed lunch terrace. Overall, quite an impressive experience and one we hope to enjoy again.

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  37. DennieDo

    Greater Boston

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a most beautiful day plus a wonderful meal, wine, and dessert. We waited to use our Parents Day gift card until summer was over and less crowded. We couldn’t have picked a better day to dine on the patio the end of October. Alex was so friendly and versed well regarding the menu and his recommendations were right on. We will be back! We’re happy we live close by!!

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  38. ATLAliB

    Atlanta Metro

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m a big fan of the fine dining sister restaurant Cara & the Cafe was every bit as delicious & lovely! The Chanler is just a magical spot & the chef & staff are extraordinary!

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  39. Laurie

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an unforgettable meal with family at Cafe. The food, as always is delicious and presented so beautifully. Our service was attentive. The entire team could not be nicer. This is the best experience in Newport.

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  40. LeahG

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely venue for a special occasion. My family and I enjoyed the special treatment for dinner. Vegetarian options are appreciated. Staff are professional and helpful. Decor is lovely - bathrooms are worth the trip! Will return.

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FAQs

The Café at The Chanler is rated 4.7 stars by 796 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 8 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
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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