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The Old Courthouse, Newport, NH

The Old Courthouse

4.8
4.8
250 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Old Courthouse has been serving the Newport area dining scene for 15+ years with Creative American Cuisine in the heart of Newport's Downtown Historic District. Dine in a beautiful Federalist era building.

This circa-1826 building served as the district courthouse for the past twenty-five years. It is located behind the Newport Opera House and features an elegant dining room and full service bar.

This family-owned business has carefully preserved the elegance and simplicity of the building to provide a unique dining experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 9:00 am–1:30 pm Lunch Wed–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–7:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (603) 863-8360
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Robert C Steele
  • Catering
    We cater 20 - 200 people, at your location or ours. Please call for more details.
  • Neighborhood
    New London
  • Parking details
    To access parking: Take Central Street (off Main Street) travel approximately 150 yards. Sign on left OLD COURTHOUSE PARKING. When you enter lot you are at the rear of our building.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 250 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Hampshire

    Best Value

  • New Hampshire

    American

  • Portsmouth and Merrimack Valley

    Best Value

  • Portsmouth and Merrimack Valley

    Great for brunch

  • Portsmouth and Merrimack Valley

    Good for special occasions

  • Portsmouth and Merrimack Valley

    American

250 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A special place with delicious food and reasonable pricing for brunch. Nice touch with guitarist playing. Although they seemed short staffed for the buffet, they were very accomodating. Would like to try dinner there in the future.

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  2. PeteSr

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our local favorite restaurant. Never had a poor offering. Most recently, we had rack of lamb, I love my lamb rare and wife likes medium...both were perfect! It was served with an apricot relish, delicious and unusual. Our server was prompt and we were seated promptly at our reserved time. This is a can't miss place if you love good food! Well run by family. Don't miss their Sunday brunch.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    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
    The Old Courthouse is a hidden gem. The food is delicious with generous portions, the service is fast, and the staff and owner are very friendly and welcoming. This is our new favorite restaurant for date night. Can’t wait to try out their Sunday Brunch and their Friday night events. Highly recommend.

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  4. Lois

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The atmosphere is very lovely with plenty of light and white tablecloths. The service is very good. Our server checked back often to see if we needed anything. The portions are small and the food only average. I thought the prices were moderate to high for the value. We split a slice of coconut cream pie for dessert. While the filling was excellent, the crust was barely cooked. My Caesar salad was tasty, but I ordered the grilled shrimp with it….4 small to medium sized shrimp (16-20/lb) for an additional $9….I would say, not worth it. My friend had the scallops…4 scallops for $23.99….and they were not fresh….probably 3 days old. I left thinking it might be a better place for dinner? But, I would not hurry back.

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  5. TammyH

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first visit and will will not be my last! Food was excellent and the quiet atmosphere allowed the 4 of us to have relaxed conversations, not always possible in loud settings. Highly recommended!

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  6. ericm

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I was looking for vegan fare, and chef took care of me! Will come back.

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  7. JackD

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful dinner, friendly staff, good prices! Would recommend, we will go back again!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was excellent. I would not bother to order another mixed drink however. The small size and stingy amount of liquor in the drink was def not worth the $13 I was charged. I will go back, but perhaps stick to wine, or just water.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Valentine Day thanks for the amazing food and time!

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  10. StevenSmith

    New Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While the food is expensive, you have to pay for quality. I felt that I got my money's worth. The food was cooked perfectly. The piano player was a big plus. He played As Time Goes By for us which made the evening perfect.

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FAQs

The Old Courthouse is rated 4.8 stars by 250 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 1 time today
Google Map for The Old Courthouse

30 Main St, Newport, NH 03773

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    New London
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 9:00 am–1:30 pm Lunch Wed–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–7:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    To access parking: Take Central Street (off Main Street) travel approximately 150 yards. Sign on left OLD COURTHOUSE PARKING. When you enter lot you are at the rear of our building.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Robert C Steele
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (603) 863-8360
  • Catering
    We cater 20 - 200 people, at your location or ours. Please call for more details.
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