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SpeakEasy Bar & Grill

250 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-847-3650
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
250 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere is MILLENNIAL driven and a local hangout on Sunday afternoons. Bar is LONG....Had the Lobster Gnocchi which was awesome...all claw meat and tons of mushrooms with grape tomatoes. Thought it would be heavy but it was surprisingly light and well seasoned....no extra salt, pepper...More

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We went for drinks on a Sunday night, and the place had great music and a fun vibe. We stopped in on Monday night, and it was all college student hangout. No music. Meh.

Thank Tautog
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Enjoyed the lobster roll (small buttered roll with lots of lobster), the steak was very good as were the scampi. Service was excellent and prices were good. Downside was the french fries (soggy) but then again.. who needs them! A nice stop, a good vibe.

Thank brynulf
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I had the pleasure of discovering SpeakEasy at the Newport Food Festival last year. I enjoyed their food as take out during a trip to Newport in Feb 2017 on a day the temperature hit 60 degrees. The food I have had has been exceptional...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We went there based on the fact that they had live music. The place had a lot of younger energy which was great for us because it kept us hopping and partying. Everyone was friendly, drinks were reasonable. Two guys playing great cover tunes and...More

Thank Nomar1227
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We didn't want a big dinner so went here hoping to sit at the bar and have a drink and appetizers. We were able to do just that and on a Saturday night! We went a bit early and the place filled up but there...More

Thank Janette A
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Four of us came on a Thursday night for dinner and dug into appetizers that were simply excellent. We had the bowl of Mussels, a dish of Calamari, hummus, and Pita bread, an awesome cheese platter with grapes and onion jelly, and some clam chowder....More

Thank briashmad
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I know it sounds weird but it is super yummy! Fries were good too. we asked for a side of the jalapeño blue cheese sauce to dip the fries in and that was awesome too! Atmosphere was nice for the dinner hour. I think it...More

Thank Ilmbeachgirl
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Did lunch with my wife, daughter and son in law - Saturday afternoon - about 1:30 Seated after short wait. Waiter was a little slow to appear and took our drink orders. Brought them out 1 at a time. Had to ask twice for food...More

Thank 1115RC
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I stopped at SpeakEasy Bar and Grill for a quick dinner after a yoga class on a weekday night. Located downtown on Thames street it is opposite the waterside next to Benjamin's. SpeakEasy was recommended to me by the yoga instructor (a local) and I...More

Thank Jenibear
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Debra F
Is there a kids menu and do you take reservations for a party of 12?
11 August 2016|
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Response from Dbodemann | Reviewed this property |
I now have adult children (21+) who love this place. I do not recall seeing a children's menu. They do have awesome burgers. If the children were perhaps tweens, and not going to late, I feel it would be ok, but it has a... More
Hi There - I have a group of 15 looking for a place to have dinner 5/9 around 6:30-7:00. Does your restaurant have a small room or area to accommodate us?
13 April 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-847-3650
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