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“Great food and very friendly staff”
Review of Brick Alley Pub

Brick Alley Pub
Ranked #13 of 258 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$27
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: At Brick Alley Pub we have it all: "pub style" comfort food to modern multicultural cuisine all served with genuine down-home hospitality. Like America itself, Brick Alley is one big melting pot of ethnicities, flavors, and fun. If you are looking for stiff, over the top formal service with small portions of over-priced food, we are not that place. After more than 30 years as one of Rhode Island's most popular restaurants with locals and tourists alike, the Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant has earned landmark status. Located at 140 Thames Street across from the Brick Market Place in Downtown Newport the Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant offers a warm and cozy fireplace in the winter and comfortably air-conditioned dining rooms in the summer. The Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant specializes in a blend of flavorful steaks, fresh local seafood, pastas, and seasonal specials. Begin your dinner with a selection from our cocktail menu or choose a wine from our extensive wine list. This wine list features over 250 different vintages and has received the Wine Spectator Award for Excellence. Open for lunch and dinner, Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant accepts reservations and offers an upstairs function room that can accommodate up to 170 people. The Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant has received favorable reviews from countless local and national publications including: The Providence Journal, Travel-Holiday, Ford Times, Rhode Island Monthly, and Newport Life Magazine. In addition, Jameson Irish Whiskey bestowed the restaurant with their "Best Irish Coffee Award" for three consecutive years and inducted the Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant into their Hall of Fame. Brick Alley has also been featured on The Food Network and is a favorite of Boston's Phantom Gourmet.
Reviewed April 16, 2018

First time eating here and I can't say enough about the staff. Apparently they go through an extensive training program with an emphasis on customer service and it shows. The menu is expansive and hard to narrow down what to try, but what a problem to have! They have a modest salad bar with soup and bread. Prices are a little high, but not for the Newport area. Lots of fun things to look at on the walls while you wait for food; they even have part of an old truck with headlights that light up. We went during off-season so we were seated right away, but we're told a typical wait is 45 minutes during the nicer weather. The burgers were huge, juicy and very flavorful... and I can see why people love this place.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Thanks to a recommendation from a TripAdvisor Forum member, my family dined at the Brick Alley Pub.
It indeed was a perfect spot to bring my family. My children were able to play I Spy the entire time and not run out of items to "spy". While waiting for our food to be served, we were able to use the salad and soup bar (extremely clean, well stocked, and fresh). We "toured" the restaurant and enjoyed looking through all the rooms.
More importantly, the food was excellent. We loved the clam chowder, baked scallops, and ahi tuna. All were fresh and nicely prepared.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Stayed in Newport for 1 night with our 2 kids (6 & 10). Decided to go here for a late lunch, per recommendation from the Trip Advisor forums. Atmosphere was pretty cool. Kids liked it - lots of things to look at. They seated us next to the bathroom entrance, which for our only time visiting, was a bummer. Service was great. Nachos were great. Lobster roll was delicious - not the best I’ve ever had (being from Boston), but it was still worth it. Son didn’t like his burger - said it tasted “funny,” but husband really liked his lemon caper chicken dish. Huge drink menu. Waitress was spot on with her IPA recommendation. I’d definitely recommended this place if you’re looking for a comfortable, comfort food spot in walking distance to Thames.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

We tried the Brick alley pub in Newport RI, The wait was very long. The food was exceptional though. We had the nachos and fish dinners, We will definitely go back again this summer when its not as busy.

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Found this restaurant for a quick lunch in Newport. Kind of hard to find parking--even on a snowy day in the off-season--but it was tasty. Had seafood. My wife had the fish tacos which she said were good and I had a lobster roll which I always use to judge a restaurant. This one was good though not the best I ever had. The service was good and friendly.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Thank John D
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