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White Horse Tavern

4.8
4.8
2956 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 41 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 2,956 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    American

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  1. KM

    KeithM

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My wife’s birthday.
  2. MM

    MyMidwestLife

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an incredible dining experience! Online reservations were easy to make, staff was incredible - friendly, attentive, quiet, respectful, and so helpful! Our waitress rocks! She was so patient with my lack of wine knowledge but didn't make me feel inferior and she has an incredible story (med school!) that we were grateful she shared with us. The food was absolutely incredible with every single bite. We ordered an appetizer and two entrees and each one was uniquely delicious. Also, the wine our waitress recommended was perfect! Then they even surprised us with champagne for our wedding anniversary! It was such a sweet gesture. The restaurant itself is absolutely beautiful and we loved the opportunity to dine in such a historic place. We appreciated how everything was designed to make you feel like you stepped back to the 1700's - even down to the hurricane candles on the table. This isn't just good food, this is an entire experience and we loved every minute of it. It's a memory we will keep and cherish forever. Thank you for a spectacular evening.
  3. c

    christine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner, great ambiance, and excellent service.
  4. JP

    JanetP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, cozy atmosphere. Great service. Beautiful historic building.
  5. L

    Libbby

    New England

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary and the meals were excellent.. Everyone in the restaurant from the waiter to the gentleman that filled the water to the hostess wished us a lovely anniversary. They also placed us in a smaller room with only one other table..so very thoughtful.. We definitely would recommend this restaurant highly. It is a very special restaurant.
  6. m

    meebo

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and historical ambience. Can't go wrong.
  7. J

    Joel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Historic setting, great food and great service. This was an outstanding experience overall.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific!! The food was incredible (perfectly cooked steak) and the ambiance and service were even better. Highest recommendation!!
  9. r

    rtryon

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been coming to Newport for years and I can't tell you how many times we have said we wanted to eat here, well we finally did. This isn't our last either...this may be our new go-to place in Newport. Service, food, drinks and ambiance were top notch - love all the wood burning fireplaces.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Price to volume of food is off. French onion soup was a small bowl for $16 and was nothing special. Entrees we’re good ( Steak and Duck plates) and the deserts were well executed (Candy Bar and Brûlée). Ambiance is what the place excels at with the live fireplaces and dark rooms. End review: Unless you want the ambiance, there are more price efficient restaurants with similar menus in the Newport area.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drink in a historic building with a real fire in the fireplace. Divided into several small rooms. You feel like you are in the past with modern amazing food selections. Excellent for a celebration.
  12. GC

    GeorgeC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We felt totally rushed. As soon as we sat down the waitress was t right there which was good. I said I would like to choose a wine give me a few minutes. She was back in a very short time and I ordered a nice half bottle of burgundy. That came immediately, and she wanted our dinner order at the same time. We said we could put the order in, but we really wanted some time to relax, so don’t rush anything. Within 10 minutes our goons was on the table. The fillet dinner was cooked perfectly, the “Crispy Duck Confit was terrible. It was under cooked, the meat was far from falling off the bone, none the fat had cooked away and the skin rather than crispy, slimed through your fork. We were not asked how the meal was and with no desert we received our check having spent a total of 45 minutes on a one hundred and eighty dollar dinner.
  13. R

    Richard

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another nice experience!…great drinks, food and service!
  14. r

    ricks

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always dine at the White Horse Tavern for our special occasions. We have never been disappointed and last night's visit continued that streak. The staff was excellent as always. Nothing better than dining in front of an open fire with wonderful food and fine wine.
  15. KM

    KelliM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding! Would recommend to anyone. However, if it's not the food that will wow you over, the history and ambiance surely will. Amazing!
  16. RF

    RickF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, charming colonial atmosphere and Chef's specials that were unique and tasty. Highly recommend their seafood dishes.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go every year for my husband’s birthday. Love to dine here in the winter with the roaring fire in the fireplaces. The ambience is so warm and inviting. Food and service is always outstanding.
  18. CM

    ClaireM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully elegant and historic dining adventure with a warm and cozy atmosphere. The food and service are impeccable.
  19. RF

    RobertF

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steak Frites & lobster ravioli with 3 broiled scallops! Excellent, service was great and ambiance was 5 star.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fireplace on first floor provides great atmosphere. I had the beef wellington and hubby had steak frites … both meals were outstanding! Service was great! Would definitely return!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    James gave us fantastic service. Food was great and the atmosphere was super cool. Being a restaurant that’s served for 350 years, it was pretty surreal being in a building that’s seen so many walks of life. A little pricey for a college student, but such a great experience and won’t hesitate to return.
  22. m

    marz

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible experience from start to finish! Our waiter, James, was exceptional and the food was outstanding.
  23. TB

    ThorrB

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!! Food was fantastic and prices were what we expected. We sat downstairs on the opposite side of the fire which was perfect. It was a cold night outside, but perfect inside. Nightly recommended!!
  24. BA

    BarbA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful place. Wonderful attentive staff! Was sitted by the lovely fireplace. Great place to go for a special romantic occasion!
  25. AS

    AndrewS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great historic charm. Wait staff was very attentive and food was outstanding.
  26. LH

    LeonardH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Attentive service. Great fireplace.
  27. M

    Meme

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    The food was very good but the sides were not hot. The cocktails were unique and very tasty. We felt overall it was very over priced.
  28. JL

    JeffreyL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The White Horse is certainly not what it used to be. It was THE place to go for a special dinner due to the ambiance, food, and service. I have been there twice in the last few weeks, and have been disappointed both times. It definitely has lost it's elegance; There is no dress code to speak of anymore, the food is just ok, and the service is mediocre. I will not return unless I start to hear some positive reviews.
  29. AD

    AnneD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with historical ambiance. Service was impeccable. Food outstanding ; fresh local ingredients prepared without pretension. Seafood was fresh, and I buy seafood from a coop in New Hampshire. The Honeysuckle cocktail was delicious! The jazz music being played could have been turned down and a different genre played altogether. Of course that’s just my opinion. Disappointed it was too warm for the fireplace to be lit, but the high quality food and beverages more than made up. Will be going back. Great restaurant to give a give certificate to, and will recommend to out of state visitors as a destination. Thank yo WHT for a lovely evening.
  30. P

    Penn

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the place for historical ambiance with traditional menu, expansive wine list and attentive service. Lobster and ricotta stuffed zucchini florets and duck with citrus and cranberry relish was delicious.
  31. MI

    MIJR

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    We go to the White Horse every New Years and Valentines for the great winter atmosphere and food and have been doing so for many years. This NYE, the atmosphere did not disappoint, but the Beef Wellington was served to us undercooked (we asked for medium) with a soggy pastry around it. Unfortunate. And the service was too fast. We felt rushed to order and when we did, we had our appetizers quickly and the main course just as we finished our main course. We spent over $250 in a little over an hour (and it lasted that long as we slowed things down by ordering cocktails separately from food, and took our time after our meal to finish our drinks.). The White Horse Tavern should remember that dining there is not just about satisfying one’s appetite, but an overall dining experience.
  32. LW

    LindaW

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated New Year’s Eve there. Seated on the first floor near the fireplace with candles. The ambiance was romantic and slightly dark. Service was impeccable. We shared oysters Rockefeller and stuffed squash blossoms which were delicious. My cosmopolitan and wine were great. My beef Wellington was medium well even though I requested rare to medium rare but the cut of meat was so good it tasted great. My boyfriend enjoyed swordfish and bread pudding for dessert. It is pricey but so worth it to get dressed up for a special evening. Not noisy so you could have a conversation. Bread is upon request. Excellent service and wonderful food. The oldest tavern in America was very neat!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chair’s uncomfortable otherwise fabulous!
  34. SK

    SusanK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been going to the WHT for over 30 yrs for special occassions. I have never been disappointed. Always special
  35. MG

    MaureenG

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful New Years Eve dinner ! Food was fabulous and our wait staff perfect !
  36. JB

    JaniceB

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely and special place to have and excellent meal in a very charming environment
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    James was a wonderful server. The food was delicious.
  39. A

    Alfred

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience under a historic ambiance of food, architecture and history! Little tight on parking but the quality of the historic meals, great service, friendly atmosphere and attention to service makes this place a wonderful destination for a local historic dining event.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived for an anniversary dinner. We had never visited before. Our server, Destiny, was spot on, all evening! The food was tremendous! Terrific wine listing and succulent desserts! Highly recommend!

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White Horse Tavern is rated 4.8 stars by 2956 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 41 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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