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The White Horse Tavern

26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840-2599
+1 401-849-3600
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840-2599
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Reviewed today

Very classy place with a step back in history. Not what I expected being it was called a tavern. Great service and selection. Good sized portions and quality, but not the cheapest place to eat. Take the plunge and stop here on your way though.

Thank an4252017
Reviewed today

This is a wonderful historic tavern. It was suggested to us that we have a drink there before dining somewhere else. It was a great suggestion. The bar scene is wonderful with tables close enough so conversations spill from one table to the next.

Thank Bill D
Reviewed today

We were in town for my son's Navy commissioning, and wanted to go out to dinner following their pre-graduation reception. He was going to be in his dress blues, and so we wanted an upscale place to celebrate. When we made the reservation they asked...More

Thank worleybird98
Reviewed today

Not necessarily the food. Loved the decor, service was friendly. I was confused right off by the water choices, tap, sparkling bottled? Seemed silly to me pick one & stick with it, but moving on. We ordered a burger, lobster mac & cheese, & a...More

Thank Kitsaattheshore
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The atmospheres at the white horse tavern is ver warm and cosy but elegant! The food and service was outstanding and the menu very special! Not many vegetarian options but they were happy to accommodate! Lovely traditional restaurant.

Thank GeliWik
Reviewed 4 days ago

A friend and I were fortunate to be on a girls shopping weekend during restaurant week in Newport. The White Horse is always excellent and this meal was incredible. Starting with a lobster bisque chock full of lobster and a fish entree featuring a local...More

Thank ChrisC1974
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The White Horse Tavern is a unique institution in that it is the oldest tavern in America and also holds the distinction of being the location where the colonial legislature meets. Lunch is more casual and dinner more formal. Given the popularity, reservations for dinner...More

Thank J222_psu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went here during restaurant week. I had the beef wellington which was absolutely delicious. My husband had the duck which was also excellent. Lobster bisque and rhode island mushroom crostini were our appetizers of choice and they could not have been...More

Thank Paula D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must-see place in Newport, if you like American history and charm. We had drinks and dinner at the upstairs bar, and the experience was terrific. From the helpful and friendly hostess at the front desk to the bartender and service staff, this experience was friendly,...More

Thank HeatherM11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were in Newport for our tenth anniversary, so we decided to splurge on a really nice dinner. I must say, the food was wonderful- I had the Duck Scotch Egg starter, followed by the Beef Wellington. The egg was ever so...More

Thank pamelac863
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8 November 2018|
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Response from hamjam2019 | Reviewed this property |
You would have to call the location and pay for it over the phone and have then 14018493600
Marion C
21 September 2016|
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Response from Millied | Reviewed this property |
Menu can be found on their website
8 September 2016|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
smart casual is fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840-2599
    (Farewell St)
  • Public Transportation: The White Horse Tavern is a quarter mile up Marlborough Street from the Newport Gateway and Visitors Center.
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-849-3600
  • E-mail
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!
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