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“Excellent food and not like most hotel restaurants”
Review of Tables of Content

Tables of Content
Ranked #33 of 122 Restaurants in Newport
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 6 April 2018

This restaurant is in the Sylvia Beach Hotel and does double-duty as their dining room. The chefs request that you place your order two hours before seating time. The menu is posted in the lobby of the hotel. There are four mains every night - meat or two, seafood, vegetarian, and vegan. Soup, salad, sides, and dessert are included. Most meals cost around $32.

The choices are creative and delectable.

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

This restaurant is in the famous Sylvia Beach Hotel, which I have reviewed separately. It provides a single seating each evening, prix fixe, with about three main course choices. Serving is family style, which we like very much because it unfailingly gives an opportunity to meet new people from every corner of the world. The hotel attracts literary types from everywhere, and they are always interesting, intelligent people, which makes for great table conversation. The food is excellent. Last night the meal started with a mushroom crepe, followed by a green salad, and then the main course. My wife chose the oysters Provençal, which turned out to be an great choice, consisting of very small local oysters in a vegetable sauce. I picked a steak, with a mushroom sauce and cooked to perfection. The meal ended with a lemon tart. All the courses were excellent. Wine is extra, but the wine list is fairly extensive and reasonably priced. During ths 2-3 hour meal conversation was wide ranging and fascinating, with people at the table from all walks of life and thus different viewpoints. Service is very good, unobtrusive but friendly. If you haven’t stayed here previously, do try the after dinner table game that the owners have devised as an amusement. It really is fun. Everybody at the table last night stay at the hotel regularly, so we didn’t play, but I sort of missed it, not having been here for about 10 years. Anyway, don’t miss the restaurant; it’s a gem.

Thank Triumph3A
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Table of Contents has one seating and serves family style. The 4 course meal is very good. This night we started with a cauliflower curry soup that was good, but more of a consume than a soup. The salad with heirloom tomatoes was delicious. I had the lamb and it was cooked perfectly with nice seasoning. The dessert was a cake that was nothing special. Don't let the price of $28 per person make you think the food can't be good-it's very good. Spend a little extra for a good bottle of wine and you'll come out way ahead.

Thank EdnJudy
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

We enjoyed every minute of the prix fixe meal at Tables of Content. 4 courses felt like a bargain for the price. And the wine pairings were perfect. I've added one of the wines I tried to my list of bottles to keep on hand.

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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is connected with the Sylvia Beach Hotel, a literature themed bed and breakfast on the Oregon coast, but it is worth making reservations to eat dinner even if you don't stay in one of the rooms. Not only is the food extremely well done, the few of the sunset over the Pacific Ocean is unparalleled.

The four course meal menu is planned daily, with a set appetizer, salad, and dessert and a choice of entree out of four options--meat, chicken, seafood, and vegetarian. At the time of this writing, the cost was $28 a person. A nice selection of wine and beer is available at additional cost. You are seated family style, which is a lovely way to get to know people and get some great travel tips!

For our dinner, a vegetarian minestrone was served first with some fresh bread. The aroma and flavor of this soup was amazing. The salad that came next was beautiful as well as tasty, with a variety of the usual and unusual fresh ingredients including jicama and nasturtiums and a perfect vinaigrette (picture below). Our entree options tonight included roasted chicken, oysters Rockefeller, a portabello mushroom dish, which my dining companion described as rich and amazing, and my choice, which was a flat iron steak with leek aioli and crispy onion rings, served with roasted potatoes and asparagus. Everything was truly perfect, including the dessert, which was the best strawberry shortcake I have ever had (and considering I ate it with a very full stomach, my enjoyment of it should have been in question!) This chef deserves some Michelin stars.

Thank Monique N
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