The White Horse Tavern
26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840
Phone: (401) 849-7317
Fax Number: (401) 849-7317
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
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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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.
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!
04/11/2006Provided by Citysearch -
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.
12/29/2005Provided by Citysearch -
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?').
11/27/2005Provided by Citysearch -
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!
10/30/2005Provided by Citysearch -
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"".
06/21/2004Provided by Citysearch -
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.