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White Horse Tavern, Newport, RI
White Horse Tavern, Newport, RI
White Horse Tavern, Newport, RI
White Horse Tavern, Newport, RI
White Horse Tavern, Newport, RI

White Horse Tavern

4.7
4.7
3702 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 34 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 3,702 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

    Best Ambiance

  • Rhode Island

    American

  • Newport County

    Best Overall

  • 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

3,703 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly an amazing experience. Highly recommended the Beef Wellington!

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  2. JeffP

    Charlotte

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is historic and well worth going to. The food was great, service was equally great. We consider it a must visit place while in Newport.

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  3. leahc

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience some of the cooking techniques could have been better

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  4. ScottC

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good and service excellent our waitress was great Setting in the oldest restaurant in the states was exciting to consider the past

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  5. splurgingmomma

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A total "must do" if you're visiting Newport. The swordfish was perfect and our server was down to earth and kind. Total time warp!

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  6. Kathy

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Historic tavern was a wonderful place to visit; atmosphere was relaxing, food was excellent, staff were attentive and friendly; I highly recommend visiting.

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  7. KVicky

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible service and food with a historic ambiance. Absolute perfection.

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  8. chip

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff was flexible with our reservations and very welcoming. Food was tasty, well portioned and hot. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the Taverns history

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  9. Keng

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful historical experience with good food and great wine!

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  10. SusieT

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must do in Newport! Cozy bar was perfect start to our night. Dinner was delicious and service was superb thanks to Brianna.

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  11. AimeeG

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was amazing. Her name was Britney and when we asked what her favorites were we tried them all and they are now favorites of ours. Must dine here when in town.

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  12. M1234

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Wonderful food and service. One of my favorites in Newport

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Glad to be a part of history while enjoying a great meal

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant in Newport. Great food, great service and great ambiance.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fabulous as it always is. I want to point out that we ate in the bar area. The person working behind the bar was not only making drinks, but she was also taking food orders .She then proceeded to deliver drinks, and also the food. I wish I could remember her name, she is amazing. She was pleasant to everyone she spoke to. She also makes a great Rusty nail.

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  16. CherylC

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great meal - their lobster bisque is the best I’ve ever had. A nice selection of interesting and well done menu items. Would definitely go back

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  17. Dilly22

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the ambiance of this special place. Food and service were both outstanding. Looking forward to a return visit in the fall.

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  18. Viv122

    Greater Boston

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I personally feel that their menu is very expensive.

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  19. Foodie

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff, service, cocktails, food excellent!!!!! When in Newport do not miss out on dining at White Horse Tavern! Delightful experience! N

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  20. CeceliaT

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was perfect. Staff was very professional, kind, and knowledgeable. Ambiance was lovely. 10/10 recommendation!

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  21. TaraW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were amazing and the food was excellent! The dining room was the perfect setting for an Easter meal.

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  22. Architect

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful resturant - lets of ambiance and generally good food. But, we had Easter dinner this year, and unfortunately it was not a good experience for one of our party. He ordered the ham dinner special and the ham was absolutely horrible - dried out with no taste what so ever. The other meals had by the party were better - the duck and lobster riviole. Don’t think we will return - unfortunately. It could be a great resturant - but the quality of the food needs to be improved upon.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife had the 8 oz filet. She asked for it medium well. The outside was charred and the inside was nearly rare. Was definitely not worth getting. My lobster ravioli was good. The bread that came with it smelled like campfire smoke. I am not sure if they have a new cook or the cook had a bad night but the guests next to us had their meal undercooked as well. Very disappointing experience.

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  24. ChristopherT

    Greater Boston

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food from the appetizers to the main course. French onion soup was fantastic. Lobster ravioli and the braised lamb shank were great and Destiny, our server, was spot on. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  25. KyleW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place had a great ambiance and very friendly staff. The food was quite good.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and food! Loved the ambience and vibe.

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  27. JackC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and good food. Enjoyed the evening.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great experience. Wonderful food & service in a historical gem

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great good, excellent service and a beautiful historic building!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Destiny was fantastic. Very personable and attentive. The food was pricey but good. The cocktails, ambiance near the fireplace and company were amazing.

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  31. JasonC

    Greater Boston

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love everything about this restaurant. The ambience, the history, all the staff, and the food/drinks are always fantastic!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a girls weekend dinner. We were seated in this little room on the second floor and it was perfect. Food was delicious and our waitress was fantastic.

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  33. Stan

    Greater Boston

    106 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy the WHT. Whenever we are in Newport, we eat there.

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  34. John

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing meal from drinks to dessert. The restaurant was charming with a wonderful fire on a chilly day. Our server was so friendly. Food was beyond believe good - chicken melted in my mouth. Will come again for the old charm & the food. The experience was most memorable.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our reservation was late on a Sunday. The waitstaff was excellent. Food was great. Atmosphere quiet as there were few diners left. Ambiance could have been a little better. It was a bit drafty and dark. But I guess that's to be expected in a 300 year old building! Love the history.

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  36. lucy

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience here for dinner. Enjoyed seeing this historical location. Excellent green salad to start and delicious lobster ravioli for dinner. Yum!

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  37. Catherine

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, a magical place. Lovely service, a perfect table, a wonderful meal.

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  38. brianp

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, Great food! The White Horse Tavern has the best quality, most consistent restaurant in Newport. My Favs, smoky old fashioned, beef Wellington , and the Tavern candy bar!

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  39. USNRret

    Greater Boston

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful meal in a great location. Rooms are so cozy, warm, and inviting. This is truly a special place!

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  40. s176

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the shaved salad to start. It was delicious! My husband had the oysters and loved them. I had the seafood paella for my entree. It was packed with delicious scallops, swordfish, clams, and shrimp. The rice had bits of chorizo, but it was definitely not too spicy at all, just a hint of spice when you got a piece of the sausage. It is a lot of food!! I loved it!!! My husband had the Steak Frites and added 3 scallops as that was a special you could add to any meal. The meat was cooked perfectly and the scallops were divine. And the truffle fries had just the right amount of truffle flavor. He loved his dinner. We had no room left for dessert!!! This was our third time dining there. We have made going there a tradition for our Anniversary. It has been excellent every time. This was our third visit.

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FAQs

White Horse Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 3702 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 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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