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“Ideal for a Special Occasion”

The White Horse Tavern
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Ranked #26 of 253 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$39
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Farewell St
Transit: The White Horse Tavern is a quarter mile up Marlborough Street from the Newport Gateway and Visitors Center.
Description: At The White Horse Tavern we strive to create a fresh, contemporary culinary experience in a historic tavern atmosphere. Like generations before us, we serve the freshest fish, clams and lobsters from Narragansett Bay along with just-picked produce from local Rhode Island's farms. We embrace RI's vibrant food scene to bring you the very best artisan cheeses, honeys, prime cuts of beef and local fish right off the boat - all in a Colonial tavern that's been serving America for over 350 years. So join us for a taste of 21st century Rhode Island in our 17th century White Horse. You won't be disappointed!
Reviewed 6 May 2016

We haven't eaten here for a few years but the oldest tavern in America is one of the best places in the state. The food was fantastic...the atmosphere is a little upscale...and the history can't be beat. Who doesn't want to eat where our forefathers dined or raised a pint?

2  Thank Sean C
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

Atmosphere great, service unparalleled, and food terrific!! Colin our server was knowledgeable, attentive, and completely without artifice or condescension. That's a good thing in a restaurant that has such a good reputation!

My wife had the Beef Wellington, done to perfection, rare but not bloody. The enclosing pastry was light and robust at the same time, a pate perfectly proportioned to complement the beef... The house wine recommended was well-chosen to accompany the meat.

I had the steak au poivre. The sauce was light and the peppercorns demanding attention but not intrusive in any way. It was exciting to have it in the mouth.

I told the waiter I was on a quest to find the world's greatest creme brulee and the dessert chef was equal to the challenge. A nuanced match of crispy crust and delightful custard, garnished with a partnership of perfect berries. Possibly the best I've had on this continent.

The evening was topped off by purchasing a White Horse Tavern t-shirt for my son. A steal for twenty bucks!

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2  Thank David S
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Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

The history is interesting. The building is beautiful. The food was really good, but the menu limiting. Service was polite, prompt and friendly.

1  Thank TimD53
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

This restaurant really impressed me. The menu really embraces farm to table and you can taste ever bit of the freshness of the local ingredients. My husband had the wellington and I had the duck. The food was so good we didn't even talk until our plates were empty.

1  Thank Corey T
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Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Wanted to go in because it has historical significance and is one of the oldest taverns in the country. Was given a great history lesson and informational lecture while eating by the bar tender John who really knew his stuff. Was able to walk around the tavern and check out all of the historic features. Really worth it and the food and drinks were great.

2  Thank James C
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