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The White Horse Tavern

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26 Marlborough Street, Newport, RI 02840 (Farewell St)
+1 401-849-3600
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Toledo, Ohio
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything was excellent: location, atmosphere and service and oh yes the food. I had the Lobster Mac and even eating small bites there was at least one piece of lobster per bite and not pea sized bites either. Attentive service from Dominick L and very nicely restored, authentic interior, probably like it was 340 years ago. Along with Brick Alley... More 

Thank ray h
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115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first dinner at the White Horse with friends in October encouraged a second dinner w DH last night and I wasn't disappointed. This time I ordered the scallops which were very tasty if not a smudge overcooked for my taste. The lobster bisque was perfect- not all creme, but a lovely, aromatic and very "lobster-y" version with visible pieces... More 

Thank Alwxa
salem, ma
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Newport on a post holiday trip to see the mansions decorated for the holidays. It's a very quiet time of year so it was easy to get reservations almost anywhere that was open. We had driven by the White Horse Tavern a few times on our travels around the city as it was close to ournhotel so decided... More 

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Ludlow, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While Newport may seem to be a Summertime place to visit for many, I assure you it is fabulous even in the Winter months! We visited the White Horse Tavern in very early January and it was wonderful to sit by the eight foot hearth with a cozy fire burning while enjoying a delicious lunch. The ambiance was great. This... More 

Thank Linda C
Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is really special and perfect if you are looking for genuinely historical, romantic, cozy spot. Fine dining, great incrediants, and superb service. Small pub alongside dining room downstairs is a great place to gab a beer or cocktail. Another small bar upstairs too. Everything is good and everything is fresh. One of our long time favorites.

Thank culinarymatters
Woburn, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were seated by the cozy fireplace and we received excellent service, an amazing meal (prepared perfectly) and the ambiance was warm and inviting on a cold December afternoon.

Thank simply566
Stamford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here in winter for decades and feel the food is better than ever. Start by a visit to the intimate bar with a huge fireplace and maybe 10 seats and two dining tables. It feels like you are back in colonial times. We started with baked Brussel sprouts that were a big hit. My swordfish was... More 

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Vernon, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our meal here! The atmosphere is nice and we were seated right by the fire during a cold day. We started with the Clam Chowder which was not really conventional New England Clam Chowder. I would give it a 4/5 as chowder goes. Our dinner entrees however were FANTASTIC. I got the chicken which was amazing. The... More 

Thank VernonCT
Boston, Massachusetts
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We just stopped in for drinks in the bar on one of the first super-chilly nights this winter. The bar was smaller than we anticipate, but we got the last table right in front of a beautiful roaring fire. We were told that this is one of the earliest original fires in any building in New England. The fireplace is... More 

Thank Sue_near_Boston
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped by for lunch and really enjoyed the experience. We got to sit right by the fireplace, so it was very cozy. If you enjoy historic homes this is the place for you. We tried the lobster bisque, charcuterie plate (with excellent cheese selections), and the Narraganset bay clams. They were all well prepared both in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$39
American, Soups, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, 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 Street, Newport, RI 02840
    (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
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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