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About The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element, in its new incarnation, is a casual-hip dining hangout populated by locals, destination diners and tourists alike. The interior is finished with a winning combination of rustic and industrial decor. Its wide open space is hardly cold or sterile. It is warm and welcoming, made so by earth-toned paints, water walls, touches of soft upholstered furniture and a prodigious bar built from reclaimed old growth pine. Like the space in which it is served, the food of The Fifth Element is multi-textured. Chef Chris DePerro builds flavors that evoke satisfying feelings of home cooking, but done by the hand of a pro. In no way is his food homespun. It is well thought out. It is seasonal. It is fresh. Simply, it is food you crave.

111 Broadway
Newport, RI 02840
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 619-2552

Website:
http://www.tthefifthri.com/

Entertainment:
Live music Friday and Saturday night starting at 10pm. Live music Sunday Brunch from 12 - 3pm. Special events throughout the year.

Public Transit:
100 feet south

Executive Chef:
Chris DePerro

Private Party Facilities:
We host several types of parties including rehearsal, birthday, bridal, and baby showers. Please see our website or call for more information.

Private Party Contact:
Frank: (401) 619-2552

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Fifth Element Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
People Watching (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Fun (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Live Music (4)
Authentic (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Cozy (3)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Business Meals (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

The music performed by Doug Woolverton's band was great and added to the experience of the restaurant. The bistro filet was good but the mashed potatoes were absolutely dreadful.

Still, I would recommend this place to friends, especially if they can make Monday nights.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Romantic, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We frequent Fifth Element a lot -- like the food and the vibe of the restaurant. But last visit there we had absolutely terrible service. I originally felt it might be due to it being Restaurant week, but they did not participate in the event. Restaurant wasn't full, so no real reason for bad service. We were greeted by a sour looking young hostess who seemed to care less about having a reservation and where we wanted to seat. No personality at all. Then we had a server who brought the wrong appetizer and then after telling her 2 times it was wrong, she ignored us and walked away. We had to follow her with the wrong plate of food to finally get her attention. When I asked her why she didn't take it away, she just said "Whatever...I will take it back". Terrible, terrible service that night.

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great local joint with friendly vibe, great bartenders and servers, very good food.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Beautiful place, great atmosphere and great food! Would definitely recommend to others and will be back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This was a casual place that we hope to visit again. We had a fun evening: food was delicious, people were friendly (though the place was a bit noisy). Two tables near us were celebrating birthdays and the atmosphere feels celebratory! Everything we ordered was terrific. Next time I want to try the pizza, which looked great.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Good food. Only issues were that our reservation was lost in the computer, and our table was given to someone else. This place is super lively, and very loud. But very fun. Good food, good young bar vibe.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We arrived early and were glad we did due to taking 15 minutes to find parking. That being said we were still 20 minutes early and could not be seated which we understood even though there were several empty tables and "our" table was "still" in use. We went to bar a got a drink and never were notified table was ready. We approached maitre d and asked again to be seated. She asked again if we had reservations and then sat us. After placing food order it took over 45 minutes to be served our meal. Very disappointing in maître d skills and time in took to actually get served. Also salad ordered was served at same time as food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This was our 3rd time at this wonderful restaurant and the meal was superb. We had three dishes plus desserts, and everything was top notch. The spinach balls were flavorful and had a wonderful texture, the grilled asparagus was perfectly cooked and seasoned, and the enchilada was very tasty and well prepared. The service is great, and I love that they keep the bar (very vibrant) well sectioned off from the dining room.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Food and service were very good. Our only complaint would be that the music was too loud for us to have a comfortable dinner conversation. One of the reasons we picked this was the advertised live music, which was great but just too loud for dining. If ever in Newport again, we would not hesitate to go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was good. Our waitress was excellent but the music was soooo loud we couldn’t hear each other speak. Our waitress did ask the band to turn down the amplifier but after their break the music went back up. I enjoy music but this was unpleasant. Guests that are dining should be considered as there is no division between bar and dining room. Very unpleasant.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was very good and reasonably priced. Lively atmosphere. Kitchen was a bit slow In getting food out to us. Service was good.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My wife and I have been to the 5th Element on several occasions-- some with friends and some alone- and whether it is for a app or dinner at the bar or the dining room- it is always a great treat. The staff is always attentive and the owners are not only present but always engaged and most hospitable. They work hard and I expect that they will have continued success for a long time to come.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The spinach balls are amazing and the martinis very good!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very good food and competent wait staff-
Helpful and friendly staff- the bill was a little slow- but good food and enticing environment-

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I enjoyed the feeling of openness! Wide huge windows opened to view street and fresh air flowing into dining area! I loved that! Great crowd, civil, enjoying a night out. Excellent hamburger. Made to my exact specifications! My Guinness beer was fresh, nice head of foam! My waitress was attentive and on point with our entire order. I would definitely returned and would definitely recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

"I love the upbeat , new fresh feel of this place. Nice ambiance. Food was terrific. I loved the lamb tips. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was abit slow to get started but then it was well-timed. staff was friendly, wines were affordable."

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We love the corn/jalepeno pizza and we appreciate the consistently good service.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was my second visit and once again the restaurant didn't disappoint We were visiting our daughter who attends college in Newport and we had a large party This service and food were perfect regardless of how busy they were

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Date night before Bit Players!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 29, 2017

A local gem being two blocks from my house. Great place for a satisfying meal. I addicted to their mussels in a spicy tomato-based broth. Add hand-cut fries for a full meal. And the sticky toffee pudding to die for.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Kid-friendly, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Disabled Access, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Always a great meal at the 5th. The atmosphere was great, food and drinks were on point and the service was fantastic.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was good; service was a bit slow even though the place wasn't so busy.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Always good. Upbeat atmosphere. Where the locals go

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

After all the hype we were extremely disappointed in Fifth Element. Perhaps one of worst meals we have had in a very long time.
Flavorless food........were seated in a corner and server was too busy to be attentive. Sadly a ruined "last evening" in Newport.
Definitely would not go back..... ever.

MANY other fine restaurants in Newport but not this one.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food and good music

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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great vibe, good food and service, fun place. Music with live band was great added bonus

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

It's been some time since we've been to The Fifth Element and we weren't disappointed. Everything was really good from our drinks, app, and dinner selections. We will be back sooner than later!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Went for dinner... very good food. Attentive but not intrusive service. Nice decor.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Casual and comfortable open atmosphere, very good food and service, with decent drinks and a tolerable wine list. It was a bit noisy for us, but I suspect your mileage may vary depending on neighboring tables. Overall, it's a contemporary feel-good restaurant, perfect for any kind of casual dining. It looks particularly good for groups and informal business meals. 4-1/2 stars.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Our group of 8 women ages 57 to 65 meet each year. We enjoyed the food which included mussels, scallops, lamb ,spinach ball, and a variety of salad. The next table ordered pizza which they enjoyed too. We went on a Sunday night. The noise level was a bit high making conversation strained. The decor was cool hip. The windows were wide opened but the trees kept the outdoor noise out. A good find away from the busy tourist area but still within walking distance from it.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The brunch menu was creative and appealing (and featured many gluten free options), however the execution was mediocre. The food was tasty, but multiple plates were over-cooked.

Tags: Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner here. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive and took the time to explain different options to us. The drinks were really strong, but delicious, and the food was pretty good (could've been better, but still decent). The restaurant was really nice, had a great atmosphere and it was cool sitting by the windows on a summer night because they open all the windows (which form a whole wall) so it feels like you're essentially eating outside. Would definitely go back here!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

a truly fabulous night out at Fifth Element....great food, great, personable service, pleasant noise level. We had requested special seating and indeed were seated by window...a large added plus!

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Good food for a good value. Not overpriced for Newport area. Ambiance was nice for date night or social gathering. Service was friendly and efficient. Would recommend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Always a great dining experience! Love the food and the atmosphere there. Great Service too

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

We were seated right away. But then we sat there for over 10 min and were ignored. There was a person waiting on tables all around us but never stopped or said a word to us. We got up and left. Unlikely we'll go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Good food and friendy service. The mussels with chorizo were top shelf.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great experience! Steak that was supposed to be a filet wasn't, but was still delish!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

I think they've done a really nice job with the decor- bringing the outside in. The bar has a good vibe. We like eating at the bar tables. If you're looking for a little more privacy, the dining room is not as noisy. I love the pizza with corn and jalapenos combined with a salad. It's my go to! Also, the Fifth Element serves a proper sized martini...not one of those stingy half pour kind. Also, parking on Broadway can be found and they have a lot adjacent to the restaurant. Nice, friendly place. I'll make sure to go back and support them out of season too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual, People Watching
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great atmosphere and delicious food!
Many items worth trying.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Vegan
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