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White Horse Tavern, Newport, RI

White Horse Tavern

4.8
4.8
3754 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

10:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Executive chef
    Kevin DeMarco
  • Neighborhood
    Newport
  • 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

What 3,754 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Best Ambiance

  • Newport County

    Best Service

  • Newport County

    Best Ambiance

  • Newport County

    Great for fine wines

  • Newport County

    Romantic

  • Newport County

    Good for special occasions

  • Newport County

    American

  • Newport County

    Most Booked

3,754 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Beautiful building provides a wonderful backdrop to a superb dinner. Highly recommend!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and atmosphere. It is a must try. The lobster bisque, clam chowder and lobster ravioli were amazing.

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  3. RobinF

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a Newport resident, this is my favorite Newport restaurant! The service and food is always impeccable.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All around excellent experience. We will definitely be back!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing history, ambience. Food was 5-star. Beef wellington was the best!

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  6. SammyF

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food excellent, service attentive and welcoming. However, food is very expensive

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  7. RichAlch

    South Korea

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Food was creative and well executed

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good the portions were small the price was very expensive but the service was great and so was the experience we would go back

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  9. MarleneM

    Berkshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Mother’s Day, as always the White Horse Tavern was a lovely experience. The tavern has such history one wishes the walls could talk! The service was impeccable. Food delicious ,presented in a classic way…simple and elegant.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food perfect service! Beautiful restaurant

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  11. Delaney13

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool place. A little on the pricey side but the food and ambiance make it worth it. My wife and I had the beef Wellington which was delicious. Our daughter had the lobster ravioli which was also excellent.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered a bottle of wine and the appetizer special. We got our bottle of wine and 5 min later our meal was served. We never received our appetizer and when we asked our server why our meal was served so quickly and we never received our appetizer she had a deer in the headlights look. She said she would get it now to which we said no- we already had our meal. We asked to speak to the manager to let him know. We did not expect any compensation but wanted him to be aware of the poor service and how we felt rushed . He offered no apology but said we could sit there until 1 am and finish our bottle of wine. With a 6 pm reservation our meal was over by 6:20. We then sat there being totally ignored by our server for over an hour to finish our bottle of wine. There was obviously a mistake on the part of the kitchen and server. The beef Wellington was good but was prepared medium rather than the medium rare we ordered . We felt rushed. Manager and server were unapologetic and server was even snarky at the end. Such an historic venue but the evening was ruined by poor service
    White Horse TavernResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to review White Horse Tavern, I am incredibly disappointed to hear about your experience regarding the service on your visit this past Saturday. I will be speaking with our Management Team and Service Team about your experience directly so we can rectify these issues and provide better guest experiences. I apologize again and I hope you will give us another try in the future. My Best, Jarred LaPlante General Manager

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful venue for an intimate, high quality dinner experience. Food quality is excellent, ambiance is classy and the staff are courteous and professional.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food as usual. Service was also spot on!

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  15. nick

    Greater Boston

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This Newport restaurant icon has been able to maintain its very high quality of food and service over decades. And having that in a true historic setting -- almost unique countrywide -- makes a meal here a MUST DO for Newport resident and tourist alike.

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  16. LaurieB

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal, started with the Lobster Bisque, one of the best we have had, I ordered the pan seared scallops, they were done perfectly served with sautéed greens and mashed potatoes. My husband ordered the Lobster Ravioli, it was very tasty, finished with lemon sorbet. Highly recommend

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  17. DebbieM

    Las Vegas

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed everything including our drinks. Beef Wellington was perfectly cooked as was the swordfish. Would have loved bread service though.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress we had was very kind. Gave us good suggestions for wine pairings for our meals. Gave us champagne and dessert for our anniversary/ birthday celebration! The food was great and atmosphere was relaxing.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my husband here for his birthday dinner. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. Shared the cheese board (well worth it!), then he had the duck entree and I have the swordfish “catch of the day”. Large servings, and everything was outstanding. Service was terrific. Such a gem!

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  20. Mark

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant that captures the look of the 1800s while also delivering delicious food and amazing service! Always a fantastic idea for Newport first timers!

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  21. RobC

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The White Horse is a consistently great restaurant. The food and service are always excellent and the setting, in a restored Seventeenth Century tavern, is lovely.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Food. Great Service. Felt like George Washington would step in and join us for dinner.

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  23. JackM

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived for an 8:30 PM reservation- not knowing the kitchen was closing at 9:00 PM. We were informed of that at 8:55 PM. as we were enjoying a pre-dinner drink! The quality of the food that came to our table was mixed - indicating the kitchen staff were in a hurry to go home? My Beef Wellington was terrible. My wife’s Beef Bourguignon was quite tasty. This restaurant has a great reputation which is why we chose to dine there . Definitely would have 2nd thoughts about going back - even at an earlier reservation time. The high light of the evening was our server, Destiny. Very understanding and did her best to make the evening tolerable.

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  24. MichaelD

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Classic and traditional New England fare. The cocktails were divine. The sommelier was out but the manager chose an excellent Beaujolais to accompany scallops and beef Wellington. The cocktails and wine lists were extensive. The wellington was cooked perfectly and my companion's scallops were delicious. The historical aspects of the building were noted. A special event place for sure.

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  25. CarolAnnC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meal, ambiance and service were phenomenal. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a fantastic meal with a very exciting menu. The beef bourguignon was the best I've ever had and would make Julia Child envious. If you do have trouble with stairs, make sure they know beforehand, so that they don't sit you upstairs. This was not an physical issue with us, but could be for others as the stairs are rather steep and rickety. The service was also top notch. Kudos to Kate, our server.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The White Horse Tavern did not disappoint! Great meal and overall great evening.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. We are there to celebrate my daughter’s college graduation and we enjoy every thing offered.

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  29. Lioness

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very special experience. Service was gracious and the food excellent. Highly recommend the house specialty, beef Wellington. The historic location adds to the ambiance. Definitely a must for anyone visiting Newport!

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  30. SandsSoundsOff

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we walked in and we left we were greeted/engaged by a very nice staff. They are very attentive to making sure water glasses were filled and any dirty dishes removed immediately. This was our first time and will definitely be back. The food was great! Drinks were very good as well. No complaints. Go and check it out for yourself.

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  31. Bueller

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was both amazing. Everything was prepared perfectly and tasted amazing. The drinks were also made perfectly and tasted amazing. 

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  32. OldHollywoodGlamour

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. A beautiful and historic dining experience.

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  33. Frank

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. I had the Wellington and it was perfect! My wife enjoyed her food as well. The service was outstanding!!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The dinner and service were good except I think our server forgot to put in my husband’s scallops and they were rushed out and undercooked. But our soups and entrees were delicious, and the staff very attentive and gracious overall.

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  35. Msdiver

    Mississippi

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening meal in a great location. Beef wellington was cooked to perfection. Beware the vegetable plate entree, there are enough tasty vegetables on it to feed a small army! Lobster bisque is to die for.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The White Horse Tavern was a fantastic dinner spot in Newport, great food, ambiance, service, and drinks. A must try if you’re in the area!

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  37. Paul

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We read reviews of this restaurant on line and were somewhat disappointed . Upon arrival we were seated promptly and we felt that the service was overall good . The menu was adequate but somewhat uninspiring . The problem we had was the price . It is by far too overpriced for what you get. Most of all was the wine list . It was quite extensive but the prices were far too high for what they offered . We like to order nice wine and do not mind paying the restaurant prices that are always much higher than retail . But not to the degree this establishment charges . Even the price of the food itself was quite high and we ended up with quite a bill . We can handle it without any problem but still it spoils the enjoyment of the evening .

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  38. VincentM

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, all aspects of our visit were delightful. We will certainly be back yet again.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My group of four had a lovely dinner at White Horse Tavern. The service was impeccable without being stuffy and our food was delicious. The historic setting made the meal even more special.

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  40. LindaD

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Brittany was terrific! Very helpful, professional and attentive. Please give her our thanks!

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FAQs

White Horse Tavern is rated 4.8 stars by 3754 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Google Map for White Horse Tavern

26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Farewell Street
  • Neighborhood
    Newport
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Executive chef
    Kevin DeMarco
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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