We found this a little pricey ($8 was the cheapest glass of wine) but there were not many choices that looked promising in the area, (the old historic bayfront area) and we were glad we chose it as the chowder was excellent, the fish and chips pretty good, too. You overlook the Newport bridge. Bring binoculars if you want to watch the seabirds and seals in the bay. The restaurant provides picture ID charts along the windows to help you figure out what's what in the fish and fowl on the waterfront. There are several little art galleries nearby that are also worth checking out. I gave the cost per person rating a $$$ based on cost, not the "more formal dining" description - (What does that have to do with the cost per person?