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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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Regular Hours

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Phone: (401) 849-7317

Fax Number: (401) 849-7317

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Price Range
$$$
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Categories
Taverns, Bars, American Restaurants, Bar & Grills, Night Clubs, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, No

Take Out: No

Cuisines: American, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Above Average

Good for Kids: No

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mgmd1998

12/03/2011

Overall
A real gem

As the oldest working tavern in the US,The WhiteHorse Tavern is full of charm and history. We have been going for 15 years and although it has had it's ups and downs, it is currently at a peak of performance. The staff is friendly, knowledgable, and attentive. The food is excellent, we especially enjoy Sunday brunch, when we can have the delicious frittata, and the house made link sausage...the drinks are great..especially if you like spicey Bloody Marys.

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We Loved it! Money Ain't a Thing!

The food was exceptional, the service top-notch, and an ambiance was unlike anything else in Newport. I took my girlfriend here, well actually, she took me, and we couldn't have asked for a better night out! Yes, it was expensive, but I am an amazing loan officer, so money doesn't really matter. I demand the finer things in life, and the White Horse Tavern delivered. This is the kind of place even Sir Sean Connery would enjoy!

crimsin23

12/08/2006

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Overall
Fantastic food

This place has some of the best food in New England. The service is great, it can get busy but the wait time is well worth the great food.

petrovna1

04/11/2006

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Historic venture & great dining experience

I have been to this restaurant many times and every experience was outstanding. The restaurant's building has been in use for over three hundred years and retains much of the original colonial charm. The food is wonderful and worth the expense. Service is very polished. The space is fairly small, but seating is comfortable - especially if you're beside the large fire in the winter time! One of the best restaurants in town. Note this restaurant is best for small groups or couples - ambience is on the formal side.

redhand11

12/29/2005

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So not worth the hype

We tried the tavern for lunch and were sorely disappointed in the service. Although the food was very good and if based on that alone place would be ranked as excellent, the unkempt, rude and totally incapable waiter we had means we will not visit again. I think we had the same waiter as the person who went there on Thanksgiving - my husband got the wrong drink twice, we waited forever for food, drinks, service (instead of an offer of dessert menus, we got 'do you want anything else?').

katie125

11/27/2005

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The worst service I've ever had!

My inlaws drove up from new jersey and my apartment was not large enough for the ideal Thanksgiving meal so we decided to try the White Horse. Our experience was nightmarish. Our waiter was horrible with the personality of a doormat. It took 45 minutes to place our order, an hour to receive our meal, 45 minutes to have our plates cleared, and many of our drink requests were forgotten or brought a half hour after we asked for them. Our food was served cold and slopped on a plate; everything had the flavor of sweet and sour cabbage. By the end of the meal I was on the verge of tears out of disappointment and embarrassment at bringing my family into a horrible dinner. At $60.00 a plate, I felt like we threw money away. I wouldn't reccomend this restaurant to an enemy!

ri02840

10/30/2005

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The Most Evil Host in America

A friend and I went here for Sunday brunch. She has two small children, and although for dinner, the White Horse is probably not ""kid friendly"" it certainly is for a casual meal such as brunch. When we arrived we politely asked if it would be ok for us to bring the children for brunch and if so, could we have two high chairs for them. The host rolled his eyes, and after arguing with the child's mother about whether or not her child was old enough to sit in a high chair, found a secluded room for us to eat brunch in. After making us feel like lepers by ushering us off to the secluded room, he looked at me and said ""you need to make sure that the little girl doesn't roam around the restaurant...we've had accidents in the past from it happening"".

ryuko

06/21/2004

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Overall
not a good value

We wanted to have a special dinner in Newport, and this place was recommended. Other than the facts the floor was 1680's original and that t it is a romantic setting, food was very average, wine was below average, service was not flexible. Nothing special, and everything was very pricey. We ordered each course at a time, and food came very quickly, which made us believe that they were pre-cooked. At the end we did not even feel like going to dessert. It was not worth the money.

ericmarmour

11/21/2002

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Overall
unimpressed

The waiter was like a rookie cab driver, I had
to send my meal back because it was under-
cooked and I easily spent twice as much as what
the ""lack"" of experience was worth. A highly
unfortuate meal and evening out.

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