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White Horse Tavern

4.7
4.7
2516 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
At The White Horse Tavern we strive to create a fresh, contemporary culinary experience in America’s Oldest Restaurant. Like generations before us, we serve the freshest fish, clams and lobsters from Narragansett Bay along with just-picked produce from local RI’s farms. We embrace RI’s vibrant food scene to bring you the very best artisan cheeses, honeys, prime cuts of beef and the highest quality chops and poultry from local farms. We are proud to embrace RI's vibrant food scene, which has made the White Horse Tavern a New England destination.

Proper Dress Required; Business Casual is appropriate. Jackets are not required. Please no athletic wear.

Please note any allergies or special requests when making your reservation or any restrictions with stairs. Reservations are recommended to be made 2 to 4 weeks prior to your preferred dining date and time. Specific tables may be requested however we are unable to guarantee certain requests.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (401) 849-3600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Cross street

    Farewell Street

  • Parking details

    There is a small lot directly behind the Tavern that is available on a first come first serve basis. There is street parking all around as well. Please take note of all city signage.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 2,516 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Romantic

  • Rhode Island

    American

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  1. MN

    MarcieN

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is an overall winner. Great food, service and atmosphere.
  2. JF

    JoshF

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything! Great food, wine list, and ambiance. A definite must visit in Newport.
  3. KW

    KimWhit

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The last time I dined at White Horse Tavern was in 1985 on my honeymoon. Since that time, our country has gone through political crises...one after another, impeachment procedures, 9/11 and a two-year global pandemic. Through it all, the nation's oldest tavern still stands, and is still serving excellent fare. Personally, my marriage ended after 30 years, but I wanted to make new memories with a dear friend at The White Horse, and thankfully, our expectations were fulfilled. The authenticity of the tavern continues to be a highlight of a visit to Newport if what you are looking for is wonderful food served in a historical venue. Although the decor may date back to the 1600's, the menu is not only current, but also inventive, all while remaining true to its local roots. We started with the Lobster Bisque, which I am certain has been on the menu since the day it opened. It was followed by a lovely spinach and farro salad with toasted almonds, mint and champagne vinaigrette and Crispy Pork Belly which was served with Soy-Caramel Brussels. We both couldn't pass up the Beef Wellington, and were NOT disappointed. Absolutely delicious! I was in New York last month and found that so many restaurants had fallen to the pandemic. SO thankful that The White Horse still stands and is flourishing after over 300 years!
  4. KW

    KamW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was AMAZING, we had the Beef Wellington and the Crispy Duck. The service was good, met some nice people and had good conversation. It was very quiet which was nice!
  5. CS

    CarlS

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Local fresh halibut had the life and taste cooked out of it. Really unforgivable. The waitress offered to have the cook send another piece. I did not have confidence that it would make any difference after tasting my wife’s chicken. It was just as dry as the fish. I appreciate the charm of the antique tavern but it could use a thorough cleaning.
  6. TK

    TedK

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    We have been coming here about once every 5 years since 1989. Great ambiance, good service. The food was always very solid. This time the snails were over cooked, poorly seasoned, had breadcrumbs! and poor presentation. The duck was also over cooked, the plating was haphazard and had an orange sauce all over it that looked like cheese whiz which was extremely unappealing (but in fact the "sauce" was very good), it just would have helped if it was underneath the entry. The RI clam chowder was great. The scallops were good but again suffered from confused plating. Will return for atmosphere w/ lower food expectations and maybe go back to ordering the Beef Wellington
  7. Y

    Yeddi

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely AMAZING! One of the best dinners had! Great staff and great atmosphere upstairs. Will defiantly request upstairs every time! Well worth the money!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed a great anniversary dinner at White Horse.
  9. RF

    RoxanneF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked for my boss and they only had great things to say. Great food and excellent place overall.
  10. J

    Jarango

    Naples

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    James was a pleasure to have as our server. Food was very good and we enjoyed our dinner very much. Will definitely go back again.
  11. d

    dees

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 25th anniversary at White Horse Tavern yesterday while on vacation with our college-age son. Service was gracious and our meals (appetizers including crab cake, Rhode Island clam chowder, and fried halloumi; and entrees including faro risotto with scallops, crispy duck, and pan-seared scallops) were excellent, with a beautiful presentation. For dessert we shared the Tavern Candy Bar, a coconut ice cream and chocolate treat that was lighter than it sounds. We had a wonderful evening.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed everything. Would definitely come back here again.
  13. JF

    JosephF

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The character of the restaurant is outstanding! The service and food were excellent! Will definitely be back!!
  14. L

    Linda

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Everything was fine. Food good, service fine. I can't understand why it is so expensive when I could get similar food at a nearby restaurant. You're definitely paying for the experience, and I say save your money.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Classic historical place. Didn’t fail to impress and food was top notch
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere for a romantic dinner. Enjoyed our anniversary very much.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    White Horse Tavern is incredible! The food is perfection on a plate; and the staff is exceptional. You couldn’t ask for more. Don’t wait to enjoy this historic restaurant. It’s a treat!
  18. TC

    TraceyC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great from beginning to end. Service was wonderful, food amazing and the tavern itself is beautiful!
  19. KA

    KAT523

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  20. BE

    BEeGee

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great from start to finish!
  21. KM

    KellyM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was extremely attentive and our bevs were tasty and the food woooooo! The food was out of this world. I recommend if you haven’t eaten here you’re absolutely missing out. A must try for everyone.
  22. LD

    LoveDove

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants I have ever been too. Wonderful for special occasions, 10yr wedding anniversary. I would go back. Food was great!!
  23. EJ

    EdwardJ

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Worth the money & the historical visit. Had dinner early (4:30p), parking not a problem. Ambiance elegant, quiet. Can't comment on later dinner atmosphere. Prompt service, bartender on point with a variety of drinks (the smoky Old Fashioned required another round). Ordered the catch-of-the-day Halibut, RI clam chowdah, steak fries, beef wellington & lobster ravioli. All were quite tasty but the ravioli seemed overwhelmed w/too much sherry cream. Unfortunately didn't have room for dessert. Overall, a neat historical place to have a nice intimate meal for a reasonable price ($280 for a party of 4 WITH drinks). Can't wait to visit again.
  24. P

    Pooh45

    Fort Lauderdale

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Meeting old friends
  25. SM

    SarahMB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at White Horse is fantastic as is the service. I also love the character of such an old tavern. A trip to Newport should include a stop at the White Horse.
  26. p

    pkdiner

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    There is just something too charming about dining in such a treasured establishment! Our experience was a little rushed, but we had a lovely evening. First, we were surprised with a complimentary glass of bubbly because it was our anniversary. The Duck Scotch Egg was a delight, as was the escargot. We had the beef Wellingtons which were delicious, although I never did find the foie gras in there—lol. We enjoyed a bottle of wine which was reasonably priced and delicious. Nice relaxed atmosphere in general—although as I said, each course came very quickly. We could have spent a little more time and savored the history—and our wine!
  27. JP

    JennyP

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience- our waiter James was excellent and very attentive. The scotch egg, beef Wellington, duck breast and toffee bread pudding were all really good and would definitely order these again. The crispy halloumi was the only let down. We were worried it might be a tourist trap but it wasn’t and was a really memorable experience. Would highly recommend. Great night. We were not rushed at all and were there for 2.5 hours, the music and ambiance was great.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Excellent service. Great cocktail selection. Everything was amazing!
  29. JL

    JustLikeAGoodMeal

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I had a great Anniversary meal. We love the wine an cocktail selection and the food was terrific. Great menu selection and service was quick but not pushy. I would recommend WhiteHorse for a relaxing meal.
  30. JF

    JohnF

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was very good. The food and service were excellent and I would definitely recommend The White Horse Tavern.
  31. JG

    JaneG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent staff, good portions, Excellent food. Good value.
  32. SG

    SeanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food amazing service amazing atmosphere!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place and service.
  34. S

    Southernyankee

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This restaurant is a real jewel. The food was fantastic! I am still dreaming about the scotch egg, the scallops, the shrimp… You get the picture! It was all excellent. I’ll be back!
  35. g

    genealogyangel

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A unique restaurant with so much history. Service is excellent, with good menu choices. The food was not necessarily better than any other pretty good restaurant, just okay.
  36. KF

    KrystynaF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided last minute to stop in for an early dinner. We went to the bar for a cocktail first and the bartender was so pleasant and knowledgeable about the different spirits. Drinks were delicious. When our table was ready, we were seated near the fireplace in the main dining area. It was so quiet and the waiter was immediately attentive. The food was perfectly prepared and we were so pleased with the service and food.
  37. f

    foodflowers

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always charming and a lovely atmosphere … peaceful and well managed.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect
  39. EJ

    EllenJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were truly elated with the White Horse Tavern! The food was superb as was the service! I would give 10 stars to both! The Old World charm was all around you and was very tasteful. I would drive another 14 hours to dine there again!
  40. DR

    DrRAP

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service in a beautiful historic setting. The wait staff and management could not have been more friendly and helpful. Kudos! I highly recommend this restaurant.

FAQs

White Horse Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 2516 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 51 times today
Google Map for White Horse Tavern

26 Marlborough St Newport, RI 02840

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Farewell Street

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    There is a small lot directly behind the Tavern that is available on a first come first serve basis. There is street parking all around as well. Please take note of all city signage.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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