The Café at The Chanler

4.5
417 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Chanler's casual and lively restaurant, The Café, highlights New England’s pristine locally caught seafood, meats, and farm fresh vegetables. Breads and house made pastas are crafted daily. The Café offers an al a carte menu for lunch and dinner. Open year round daily, with al fresco dining in the summer. Enjoy our culinary team’s modern interpretation on the classics while dining on our terrace steps away from the ocean and the Cliff Walk.

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Experiences

  • Thanksgiving at the Chanler 2021

    $40.00 per personPrepaid

    Sep 25 - Nov 26, 2021

    Price: $135 Adult $55 Children 12 years or younger 4 courses served from 1pm-7pm $40/deposit required Cancelation policy; Cancelations must be confirmed within 72 hours prior. Advance deposit charges of $40. per guest will not be refunded after the 72 hour cut-off deadline. Gather together with friends and family for a celebration of time-honored traditions and gastronomic journey at New England's most sought after table. Executive Chef Jacob Jasinski and his team of culinarians have created a four course menu to highlight the bountiful harvest season.
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vipCastlerocker
New England
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a beautiful and tranquil setting.

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thomas
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was challenged and food was just mediocre.

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Eric
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Come for the view but not much else. The food is okay and wait staff was fairly slow (it took close to a half hour to get bread, I asked to order a beer with dinner but the waiter never came back to take the order until we were done).

It was fairly loud when we were there, but that's because a young lady had a crying baby.

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ESRAZEYNEP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a full moon and the atmosphere was amazing!

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vipJmac
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ask for the off menu Whole Lobster. It was amazing.

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LaurieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening, service, ambiance and good were all great, highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place excellent food and even a better service

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner and superb location.

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Outoftown
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was perfect, nice and quiet with well spaced tables, excellent service and food and a magnificent setting and view. A new favorite and we have already booked 2 more lunches there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Service was perfect! What a view!

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vipMarkandLaura
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

The food and service were very good. But rather than being seated at a table, we were seated on a wicker loveseat, with two small wooden benches for a table. This seemed somewhat unusual to me - and was rather uncomfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable lunch during week-long anniversary trip. Food, ambiance and service were all excellent. Great launching point for doing the Cliff Walk to burn off the lunch too!

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vipPattiS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening fir our group sitting outside. Mitchell was host and he was on top of things and attentive. He offered suggestions and was courteous. I hope to come back!

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PaulG
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

40th Anniversary Dinner. 4 other couple celebrating their wedding anniversaries as well. We supposed to be in Maui but Covid delayed our trip. Next best thing was dinning at Chandlers outdoors with ocean views. Perfect night. Thank you Chandler for a wonderful evening

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darkstar
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food is great. Service about what you would expect at Applebee’s.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views and food. Service was exceptional

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Occasionaldiner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful environment with delicious food from start to finish.

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Tecklac
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous outdoor dining. Delicious food and amazing cocktails

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MikeN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Gorgeous setting, excellent food. Service was a bit slow, especially towards the end of our meal, but otherwise I would highly recommend dining here.

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JoeG
Seattle
64 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Food is adequate, not spectacular, and very expensive for what it is. But the setting, views, and ambiance are wonderful

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ClaireD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was what you would expect- delicious food but maybe not worth the high price tag. Either way the view is smazing- if you can get a front table (which there are only a few) but all in all a great dinner spot.

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vipCastlerocker
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Elegant and quiet venue overlooking the ocean at 1st Beach. The food is of high quality and well prepared but small portions and highly priced.

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vipBrianC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks . Fantastic experience

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vipPints
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The view while dining outdoors at the Chanler was amazing. The service was great but the food was just ok. Our burgers were very dry and the $40 swordfish dish was very small. We left hungry and unsatisfied.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
69 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at the Cafe at the Chanler is always very creative, delicious and
beautifully presented. The service is always outstanding. The setting is stunning overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the beginning of the famous
Cliff Walk. The grounds are always beautifully manicured and the building has been wonderfully restored keeping the Newport Theme !

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Allie21
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The terrace is spectacular for ambiance and the service was fantastic. Fine dining experiences seem to have become limited lately but The Chanler delivers special service. Food was very good as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The terrace is a lovely space, but the lighting is terrible. Service station areas appeared makeshift and were not camouflaged in any way from the dining area.

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AAaaa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Not impressed with the terrace. Very dark and service was slow

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LindaW
New England
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Food was not good . Slimy lobster. Presentation wrong. dessert was not fresh.Drinks were excellent.server was very helpful and pleasant.

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ChrisL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was mediocre, service was very lacking.. didn’t get any food until 50 minutes after sitting down. Seemed like no one was in charge. Incredible view.

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vipTaubs3
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were terrific. The view was spectacular.

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ESRAZEYNEP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing house, outstanding view!

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DinaL
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the setting. Food was amazing and staff fabulous

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
15 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Chanler was such a great experience in the past The menu is limited now- three sandwiches and limited entree. Brisket sandwich bread was so stale it was almost inedible swordfish was frozen - dried out in cooking process. Nice kids with no training. Limited staffing. Beautiful venue that I will never go back to. Someone come In And show them how they can be great again

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love this place. The food and service couldn’t be better and of course the view is amazing! We have been here many times and have never been disappointed.

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Saga
New England
25 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated at a fabulous table on the porch. Roof protected us from the sun. Superb service. Enjoyed amazing mocktails..the best hamburger ever...beef eaters,, definitely try it..unique green salad with yummy blueberry lemon vinegarette dressing..

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vipLanieC
New England
23 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Sigh. I am always disappointed in the Cafe. This time the service was not very attentive and the food was mediocre for the prices, which have gotten to the point where it's not worth going, even for the fabulous view and ambiance. Our first choice was Castle Hill which has much better food and service. No wonder they were fully booked and we managed to get a reservation at the Cafe on Folk Festival weekend!

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vippatrickt
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional experience!

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betsyr
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The hotel was beautiful, the bar was excellent although pricey. The ambiance was great other then the memorial highway. Food was fair at best.

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vipRasmus
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location and service. Food was great, too.

FAQs

The Café at The Chanler is rated 4.5 stars by 417 OpenTable diners.

The Café at The Chanler does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thechanler.com/gift-cards?nomob=yes.

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.