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The National Hotel, New Shoreham, RI

The National Hotel

4.6
4.6
269 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located in the heart of downtown beautiful Block Island, The National Hotel Tap & Grille is the perfect place to enjoy a great meal or cocktail. Outdoor seating on our iconic Porch offers breath taking ocean views of the Old Harbor.
Dog friendly dining available, please specify in visit notes if you are bringing a furry friend. Inside Seating is also available. We do not reserve fireside seating.

Lunch and dinner served daily, our diverse menu specializes in seafood, steaks & Island favorites. Inside and outside bar shows all sporting events and offers live entertainment on the Weekends during high season.

Independently owned and operated the National Tap and Grille is favorite with locals and tourists

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Daily 9:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (401) 466-2901
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Anthony Sammartano
  • Private party facilities
    For private event inquiries please contact Deanna McNeil deanna@blockislandhotels.com
  • Neighborhood
    Block Island
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 269 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

269 Reviews
  1. MartiD

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The National is consistently delicious with an extensive menu filled with fresh seafood. The service by Yavor was impeccable and the manager, Jen, stopped by several times to make sure we had everything we needed. If you sit outside, you have a gorgeous view of Old Harbor. All in all, a delightful experience!
    The National HotelResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you so much - we appreciate the kind words especially about Yavor & Jen. We are lucky to have a hardworking staff here!

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  2. CodyM

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, server was slow and we visited during a very slow time on a Sunday evening. Meals were Okay, paying for the view most certainly. Upon leaving the host Staff didn’t even recognize us when we tried to thank them, too busy chit chatting.
    The National HotelResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for dining with us. I appreciate your honesty and am sharing with the team. This is not the impression that we want our guests to have and while it is early in the season, it gives us time to train and learn. Hope you try us another time!

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  3. AndrewC

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quite possibly the best lobster roll I’ve ever had!
    The National HotelResponded on June 3, 2024
    Thank you! This is what we aim for! Nice to hear

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  4. Bruce

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was excellent. Knew the menu and guided us through it. Very attentive but not intrusive. Think his name was Kevin
    The National HotelResponded on June 3, 2024
    Thank you so much! Kevin is new to the National this season and it is nice to get this feedback!

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  5. KathyL

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Emily our bartender was great! Sweet, personable and knowledgeable. The food was delicious! Enjoyed the whole experience!
    The National HotelResponded on May 27, 2024
    Thank you so much!

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  6. LindaC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful room with outstanding views. Food delicious. Especially the baked Brie! I’m getting it again tonight!! Was accommodated beyond what was expected as the storm stranded us here. Couldn’t love a better place. Perfect!!
    The National HotelResponded on September 27, 2023
    Thank you! So glad you were stuck with us but also glad that the ferries are finally running! See you next year!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great option for a quick snack or a full meal. A must to visit with a great view of the harbor
    The National HotelResponded on September 24, 2023
    Thanks for dining with us and thank you for your compliments!

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  8. EdFoo

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best views on Block Island and always our first stop to take in the atmosphere.
    The National HotelResponded on September 27, 2023
    Thank you so much!

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  9. CharlesM

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service Excellent food. Very good verity.

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  10. MECRN

    Greater Boston

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food great and service stellar. Sat out on the porch! Beautiful setting looking at the harbor.

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FAQs

The National Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 269 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 14 times today
Google Map for The National Hotel

36 Water St, New Shoreham, RI 02807

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Block Island
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Daily 9:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Anthony Sammartano
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (401) 466-2901
  • Private party facilities
    For private event inquiries please contact Deanna McNeil deanna@blockislandhotels.com
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