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The White Horse Tavern

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26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840-2599 (Farewell St)
+1 401-849-3600
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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Saugus, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fine dining at a very reasonable price in an historic setting. Sunday Brunch menu was full of delights. I enjoyed the Cranberry Pecan French Toast followed by Ginger Apricot Sorbet for dessert. Ambiance in the dining room was lovely and the service was just right and very friendly -- thank you, Elizabeth!

Thank Gorillazoo
Holland Patent, New York
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was exciting to eat in a tavern where so much history has occurred. I was seated by the fireplace in the lovely dining room. The waitress was friendly and let me take pictures, and explore the upstairs rooms. She even took a picture for me. My meal of a vegetarian BLT and chowder was delicious. I truly enjoyed my... More 

Thank Kathleen H
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for a drink in the lovely bar. The service was pleasant and polite. Drinks are not cheap, but worth the price in order to soak up the colonial atmosphere.

Thank Traveller102144
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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102 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is lovely. The food is good and the prices are average. It's a good complement to the tour of the historic houses.

Thank Monica N
Bronxville, NY (USA)
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to the White Horse Tavern on Saturday, April 15. We had a 6pm reservation, table for 2. We were seated in a table right by the door, where people would be walking by us constantly. I looked around the room, and saw three other tables for 2, and asked if she could move us to... More 

Thank Nathan149
Blackstone, Massachusetts
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322 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Restaurant. Old beams, Floors, low Ceilings, etc all.....mildly Surprised. Decent wine list/full drink menu. Food was very good--special Apps (Razor clams casino(pictured) & Smoked bluefish pate) were great. Mains were Special Lamb & menu Duck--both great too. Desert bread pudding worth the effort too. Service was great. Parking was easy--off the Main road

Thank rbuskey106
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I made reservations based on trip advisor for a few day trip for my wife's birthday. Especially for the price this place was terrible. Worst meal we had in Newport.

Thank Ryan J
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner to celebrate anniversary. Food was disappointing. My husband ordered well done steak, which came medium. Side dish a mountain of french fries. I had swordfish, wish was dry and too salty. Atmosphere is ok, very old dark tavern.

Thank Life_is_adventure
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a reservation and we're seated promptly. Food was good , portions a little on the small side. Wife got Lobster Mac and Cheese and I got the Cuban rueban sandwich. Molly was an excellent waitress. Worse thing about this place was there were kids running around. Now this was on a Saturday during lunch and I don't hold... More 

Thank steve4134
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful meal at the White Horse Tavern. Duck, striped bass, and raw littlenecks. The littlenecks were as fresh as could be. Mmmm. The service was attentive, and the historic atmosphere was the best. It is quiet, and not at all like the places on Thames Street. I don't agree that this place is expensive. It is commensurate... 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
USD 15 - USD 39
American, Soups, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?