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The Café at The Chanler, Newport, RI

The Café at The Chanler

4.5
4.5
629 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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

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, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 629 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Great for scenic views

  • Rhode Island

    Innovative

  • Rhode Island

    Great for scenic views

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  1. DS

    DennisS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Obviously the Chanler came highly recommended so our experience was quite disappointing. We asked the server to assure us that the Garganelle was not spicy hot and the kitchen misled her...it was too spicy to eat. The concept of the New England grown green salad was good but the chef overdid the vinegar. The cheese assortment featured very good cheeses and good fruits but in very small quantities and one should not serve cheese-flavored twists with fine cheese. We were very polite about our displeasure but apparently the server was so unused to hearing dissatisfaction that she forgot to bring me my expresso. None of this was her fault. We will say the decor is very tasteful and we would recommend the winter green salad and the crisp new potatoes.
  2. AM

    AndrewM

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Cafe at the Chanler is the best dining option in Newport (other than Cara... also at Chanler). Food is incredible, service is first class, and dining in a mansion... well you can't beat it. We visit for special events, and they are always special. Kudo's and huge thank you to the entire staff. We will be back again and again...
  3. DR

    DavidnRick

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience for us begins as soon as we approach the gates to the driveway of the Chanler, because they mark the entrance into a space we see as magically inspirational. The views of First Beach, the skyline, and the Chanler itself are all stage-setting for what we know will be the great food and service that awaits. The day after Christmas didn’t disappoint. The wreaths on the gates, the crisp air, and the doors opening into warm greetings and beautiful surroundings - all prelude to wonderful service. We started with the squash soup and homemade warm bread - delicious. The Fig cocktail is my favorite, the espresso martini is my partner’s. Superb. Then came the main course - beef tenderloin with a variety of greens including seared broccoli on that day - delicious. And the warm apple and cranberry dish with cognac ice cream and a hot Latte finished the meal perfectly. The only way we like to leave the Chanler is while planning our next visit.
  4. SS

    SusanS

    New England

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    We had Christmas dinner in the cafe, the Ambiance was great. Unfortunately a restaurant of this caliber should of had more of a waitstaff on board. My dinner “Goose&Foie Gras Pithiviers” was tasty but goose was really tough, difficult to chew. Roasted Lobster was good, Halibut dinner was okay.
  5. MG

    MarieG

    New England

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When I moved to Newport I started a tradition of taking my two adult children out to dinner at a nice restaurant in the area. We have eaten at the cafe at The Chanler many times, but hadn't yet tried their restaurant indoors. We really enjoyed the experience. The service and food were outstanding. However it was very pricey, even for this area, which will discourage us from coming here again for Christmas dinner.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve
  7. d

    davidp

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Chanler is now part of our pre-Christmas holiday tradition. We like to go see the lights at The Breakers and afterwards dinner at the Chanler. They have a children’s menu which is key for us. We had the fluke for two. Delicious and probably caught a mile or so from where we were sitting.
  8. CW

    CapWalks

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal and service, as always. A little pricey. The Cafe menu is too limited and too much oriented on the vegan side of things. This is an outstanding restaurant for a special occasion.
  9. K

    Katie

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    The food was very disappointing. We ordered a pasta dish and the snapper. When they were brought out they looked unappetizing and followed through on taste. Lack of imagination and taste (except for salt). Even the apple crostata dessert did not deliver, which was surprising - cold and similar to something you would purchase at a grocery store’s bakery counter. Unfortunate as we were anticipating much more from this experience.
  10. b

    beva

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Feels like a special place. It was great to be in a place where you could actually have a conversation without shouting. Menu was somewhat limited, but excellent! Chef came out after dinner to ask about our experience. Dining room manager checked with us 2x also. Wait for food was a bit long, but worth waiting for!
  11. f

    food2di4

    New England

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view of the water, fantastic food and wonderful service. Can not wait to return!
  12. EL

    EliL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely spot for lunch on a bright sunny day. Sat outside in the tent with great views over the water. Food was perfectly good and service professional and courteous.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    This hotel is superb. Atmosphere, service, ambiance. The restaurant is hit or miss at best. Cocktails were great. Lobster pasta featured undercooked claws with the hard membrane still in them. Filet was a 7 oz filet mignon with what has to be an entire head of broccoli. That’s it. Overpriced and mediocre. We will stay here, put dine elsewhere.
  14. 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.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and ambiance great. Beautiful location.
  16. 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.
  17. CD

    CharlesD

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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!
  20. 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.
  21. 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!!!!
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. 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.
  26. K

    Kevin

    New England

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 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!
  27. n

    nomdecena

    New York Area

    159 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. The waiter anticipated everything. We really enjoyed the cod and green salad.
  28. 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.❤️
  29. 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
  30. 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.
  31. 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
  32. S

    Susan

    Naples

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful venue but overpriced with small portions
  33. M

    Macaron

    New England

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 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.
  34. 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!
  35. 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
  36. OS

    OceanStar9

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. PW

    PhyllisW

    New England

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 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.

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The Café at The Chanler is rated 4.5 stars by 629 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
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, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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