White Horse Tavern

4.7
2191 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 Dinner Dress Required; Business Casual is appropriate. Jackets are not required. Please no athletic wear or sneakers.

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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SassyLassie
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there solo and was treated well. I had a nice table by a fireplace and the food was delicious.

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vipMAL76
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They've been doing something right for about 350 years.

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CyndyB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great historic place for a dinner. The first floor dining room by the fireplace was fantastic...not too hot but good ambiance.
The wait staff was terrific.

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Erica
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience, James was our server. He was exceptional. Our dinner was phenomenal.
Beautiful atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat upstairs, near the staircase, table for 4. We could see the fireplace a little, although it was blocked from our angle with another table with guests. Our server, James Silk was very professional and a lot of fun. Overall a great night. We would’ve had a drink at the bar after but it was full ;) The food was outstanding and great service!

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Jessbe79
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it! The fireplace was going, the food was absolutely delicious. I got the pork, it was very tender and flavorful. My BF had the Beef Wellington and still hasn’t stopped talking about it. James, our server was delightful.

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vipSteveV
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect, cozy wonderful evening by a real wood fireplace and intimate setting to celebrate my wife’s birthday with Tattinger’s champagne, Beef Wellington, Baked Lobster, Baked Alaska and Royal Tokaji brandy! An exquisite experience with superb service, delicious food and warm ambience within an historic setting unique even to Newport.

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vipKarenS
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! The food is always amazing as is the atmosphere. Janessa made our dining experience even more enjoyable with her exemplary service. Looking forward to returning soon!

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vipCoop
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

You go for the history and the ambience. The food doesn’t have to be good, but it is. I gave the kitchen a couple of bits of feedback but overall the meal was excellent, great service too.

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vipLynnT
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect evening!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The ambiance and the food were really great. Our waiter was sort of a jerk and we weren’t sure what we did to make him act in that manner, however we overheard the table next to us making the same comment about the waiter so we then knew it wasn’t just us. For such a lovely place and a delicious meal (that was very expensive) we really wish the waiter treated us better.

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vipFranklinBaldy
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you WHT staff, Ryan for making our Anniversary Dinner very special! Food and service were exceptional, table by the fire was appreciated!!!

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vipDeeDee
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was fun to visit the oldest tavern in the US. The ambiance was cozy with the fireplaces burning. Our waiter was efficient but seemed lost when we asked for a vegetarian option. The food was very good. The prices are too high in my opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was on point and food was amazing but the best part was the ambiance of being in the tavern. Truly an amazing experience for history buffs and people who love good food.

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vipChristieK
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible! From start to finish, it was wonderful! James was so great as our server! Thanks for an amazing meal in an amazing place!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Great ambiance

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CraigV
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday/ anniversary dinner, and did not disappoint! The Beef Wellington was delicious, and the complimentary champagne was a nice touch. We will definitely return.

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DawnS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Historic beautiful tavern with cozy fireplace! Excellent menu. Wonderful meal. James S was our server and he couldn’t have been more attentive, professional and friendly. Fabulous experience. Highly recommend!

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RikK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, a true dining experience. Yes, on the more pricy - see, however definitely a remarkable and special experience. Best crab cakes, pork belly, seafood chowder, and more. Smaller portions so there is room for desert too. A lovely and conversation ambience.

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TeamN
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keith was excellent, food was delicious! Perfect choice for our 30th Anniversary!

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AnnR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend The White Horse Tavern when you’re in Newport. The food is wonderful, the service is excellent and the ambiance is fabulous. It’s such an experience to dine in a impeccably restored 18th century building. We celebrated our 25th anniversary there. Notifying them in advance, they presented us with complimentary champagne on our arrival. You will love your dining experience.

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vipGuyD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Too cold in dining room but food and service was great

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Commamaven
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely superb service. Wonderful Christmas Eve dinner beside a warm fire. Quality wine offerings. Be sure to ask about the specials.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a lovely experience and meal here on Christmas Eve. Food was wonderful, service was great and we got a seat right in front of one of their many fireplaces.

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MichaelC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner. Warm, festive, great food. Memorable evening with family.

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AngeloF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will return soon. Wait Staff was outstanding. Food was well prepared and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually go to another restaurant on Christmas Eve
But decided on the White Horse this year. So glad we did. It will now become an annual occasion.

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HealthyDad11
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was as good or better than expected. Brian was outstanding, the ambiance was picture perfect. Overall very happy.

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friendsfoodandfun
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful from start to finish. Highly recommend. We had a lovely table by the wood burning fire.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience the food the atmosphere and the service are second to none. Always a great pleasure dining here.

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Tess
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First, for Open Table to require one to rate Value on fine dining is absurd. Nobody is seeking Value in fine dining. An Aston Martin is not a good Value. This is not Burger King.

White Horse is exceptional, classic and historic. There is better foodie food in Newport, but that is not what WHT is all about. Classic period meals. Dinners which would have been served in the Gilded Age. Waitstaff is extraordinary. Service and little extras are something which has been lost in the modern eatery. It is Proper dining.

My one comment is that I much preferred the former presentation of the Beef Wellington. The new "stacked" approach was not eye appealing and detracted from the individual tastes. I did not want my carrots and spinach "hashed" with mashed potatoes, and most importantly, the steam from the potatoes made the delicate en croûte of the Wellington soggy. I hope they go back to the old way, it was perfect.

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ToriC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect evening for my mom and I! Great ambiance and the food was to die for. 10/10 would recommend

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John
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was plentiful and ambience cozy. The escargot was not as expected and tasted of scorcges cast iron, but the chocolate goat cheese was inspired. Some beautiful sauces and large wine list. Our server, James, was kind and attentive. It was a pleasant evening with an abundance of food.

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goodeats
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time. Will go back. A little pricey, but not for the type of restaurant it is--historical and white table cloth high end

JM
JillM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My friend and I had a lovely holiday celebration. Everything was delicious and the setting was perfect.

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DonnieM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere but extremely dim lit. Needed to pull out flashlights on phones
to read menu. Presentation of food was unable to be appreciated because we could
not see it well at all. Food was delicious and we did enjoy our table next to the fire
on a cold winter night.

JM
vipJulesMacrae
New England
70 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for another fabulous meal

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vipMichaelT
New England
17 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic
Food delicious.
Party of six and everyone enjoyed the restaurant

DM
DavidM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, excellent service, enjoyable atmosphere.

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ELIZABETH
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our time at the White Horse Tavern. We had a great server and the food was amazing. The atmosphere was cozy and welcoming. Heads up it can be expensive but will be a good date night.

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White Horse Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 2191 OpenTable diners.

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.