White Horse Tavern

4.7
1754 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 remove hats in our establishment and mobile phones should be turned off.

Please note any allergies or special requests when making your reservation or any restrictions with stairs. Specific tables may be requested however we are unable to guarantee certain requests.
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The polenta will change your life.

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johnh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to eat at when visiting Newport RI. I highly recommend

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gillianF
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was amazing, food lived up to they hype and beautiful setting! Recommend making reservations!

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Oma57
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our outdoor dining experience exceeded all expectations. TheBeef Wellington that we shares was awesome! Our server Jack made the evening so much more enjoyable.

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AlfredS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing from the staff to the food. Everything was wonderful.

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vipSusie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! The food and service were great.

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Steve
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and the staff truly professional and very friendly! Traveled from NY to dine here and worth very mile!!!!!!!!

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jeda
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Sarah was great - she was very informed especially about drinks - a great experience!

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davids
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent , Classic, Great Ambience and Service........

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KristinaJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience in an amazing historic setting

White Horse Tavern
Responded on June 5, 2021

Thanks Kristina, I am glad that you enjoyed everything on your visit! My Best, Jarred LaPlante General Manager

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terencenovak
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!!! Quiet ambience in a great setting. Our server Sara was a rock star!

White Horse Tavern
Responded on June 5, 2021

Thank you for the kind words Terence, I will let Sarah know that you enjoyed her service. My Best, Jarred LaPlante General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice and quiet atmosphere and they were great about celebrating my girlfriend’s birthday.

White Horse Tavern
Responded on June 5, 2021

Drew, Happy to hear that we were able to make her birthday special! My Best, Jarred LaPlante General Manager

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vipLindaS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Took forever to get the food. Then my order was not prepared the way I asked. It took 3 times to get it right. They were nice enough to take my entree off the bill. The waitress was not so good either.

White Horse Tavern
Responded on June 5, 2021

Linda, I am incredibly disappointed to hear about your experience regarding the service and that it took us 3 times to get your meal correct. We always strive to provide excellent service to all of our guests and prepare every dish perfect every time, unfortunately sometimes we do miss the mark. I will be speaking with the Executive Chef and management team about the importance of these items to prevent them from happening again in the future. My Best, Jarred LaPlante General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Delicious birthday celebration

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vipPixie
Miami
110 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always wished White Horse Tavern had more entree choices but doesn’t change the fact it’s one of my favorite restaurants. Looking forward to lunch and brunch returning.

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CynthiaH
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service. 5 star experience in Newport RI.

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vipSteven
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Historical, fantastic food, exceptional service. Worth the price, a great time

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed dinner. Amazing historic set up. Dishes were well thought out and of high quality

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JonathanF
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Used to be a special place. It’s lowered it’s standards, but still expensive.

White Horse Tavern
Responded on June 5, 2021

Jonathan, I am incredibly disappointed to hear about your experience. Would you be able to provide me with a little more detail on what went wrong when you dined with us? My Best, Jarred LaPlante General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
24 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Great menu. Innovative American cuisine. Wonderful ambiance of the 1700’s.

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RogerC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there a few times and was always impressed with everything I’ve already given 5 stars but this last time was special in many ways.

First was contact with the staff who to a man or woman was spot on in their greeting and genuine desire to provide the best experience I’ve encountered anywhere. That wasn’t the end. It continued through the meal and beyond.

Second, the other guests in the room were having such a good time they often engaged the others around them in conversation and the spontaneous enjoyment they were feeling.

Third, Uber had provided a ride to White Horse but when it came time to return to the motel, Uber was unavailable. The waitress tried to help by calling the local taxi. No response so she offered to call a friend who sometimes was willing to be called out. He came and saved us a long walk. We appreciated it no end.

Lastly, while waiting for the ride other guests were overheard to say what a good time they had experienced.

Was it the night? Was it the place? Can’t really pinpoint the cause but my money’s on the White Horse.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised. Didn’t feel touristy. Instead, well preserved, kind staff and scrumptious food and cocktails. Go fir the honeysuckle- yummy.

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MCRD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A great dinner for history nerds, foodies, and cocktail connoisseurs. Our service was super friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was classy but still laid back.

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DeniseM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 year anniversary calls for a special meal at a special place.

Beef Wellington served by professional but personable staff, simple but elegant ambiance.

Evening was a close to perfection as I could have asked for !

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KevinN
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very nice. Interesting atmosphere. Service great. Food was good.

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LoriB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

had a small table in a side room upstairs all to ourselves. Great to be able to have private conversations. Food was very good. Service was excellent. would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. We were first time guests and we loved it. My
Parents were in town and we took them out to dinner at White Horse. The drinks & food were delicious, service amazing and such a cool place. Can’t wait to go back

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Kris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was outstanding! Food and service were top notch. Will definitely visit again.

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Lovestotravel
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a restaurant devoted to great service and excellent food. We went for dinner and shared the Beef Wellington with a side of grilled asparagus. Our server, Sue, was simply amazing. After serving our cocktails she let us enjoy them before taking our order. We never felt rushed and enjoyed a delicious and leisurely dinner which ended with a glass of complimentary champagne while she took our picture, at our request. Get a sitter for the kids and treat yourselves!

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AnitaG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and great ambience. Highly recommend!

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vipFluffy
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Limited menu. Nothing unique.

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PerryM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Excellent service. Food was very good. All was better than expected.

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NancyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful and Tim was great. Historic building with lots of character and wonderful food

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to try White Horse Tavern simply because of it’s history. What I didn’t anticipate is how exquisite the food would be. I had the Beef Wellington, and it was delectable. The whole experience of being there felt elegant, and steeped in the tradition of New England style. The atmosphere was wonderful, and the service was impeccable. Obviously, I loved it. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful experience there last Saturday night. The food was so flavorful and the chef even sent out a side of gnocchi that was literally out this world. One of the best dishes I’ve had in a very long time. The wines by the glass are pretty phenomenal as well. Well done, Derek! We’ll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally unexpected fabulous dinner. The food was outstanding and service was impeccable. A fine dining experience to be enjoyed by all. Highly recommend White Horse Tavern. They certainly live up to their centuries long reputation. Each course of our meal was absolutely fantastic. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had an amazing night! We were so pleased with our service. The swordfish was amazing, but we were slightly disappointed with the beef Wellington. Best service and loved the historic feel!

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vipBethM
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The ambiance and service were terrific. The clear broth clam chowder and beef Wellington were great as was the rhubarb panda cotta

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food and historic ambiance

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White Horse Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 1754 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.