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SpeakEasy Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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250 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-847-3650
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Medway, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 and reasonably price. The mussels Catalan is the best mussel dish I have ever had... More 

Thank Michael A
Windham, New Hampshire
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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 took requests. There were some local Navy cadets that were dancing up a storm. Great... More 

Thank Nomar1227
Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 was always room at the bar. The bartender, Mike, was delightful as were the other... More 

Thank Janette A
New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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. All were superb! I literally wanted to drink the broth from the Mussels bowl. We... More 

Thank briashmad
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 gets busy later on in the night.

Thank Ilmbeachgirl
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 menu. Placed our orders.and waited. And waited. Asked hostess to check our order. She reported... More 

Thank 1115RC
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 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 will definitely return on my next trip to Newport. The restaurant was not busy, but... More 

Thank Jenibear
Newport, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here since they opened. The food is the most underrated in town and the service is beyond. Kayla's table service and Michael and Garrett behind the bar is not to be missed! Pro tip- get an espresso martini, best in town!

Thank Lindsey V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Garret and Mike are hands down the best bartenders in Newport! Attentive and caring! Be sure to get yourself an espresso martini! Puts all other bars to shame!

Thank Colin H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?