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1661 Inn & Hotel Manisses

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5 Spring Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
(800) 626-4773
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very Good......

First off, the atmosphere is romantic and beautiful. We sat in the front garden. We tried to order the peach Bellini and the peach sangria but they were out of peach.... The prosecco was fine. The bread was disappointing. The butter however, seemed to make up for it but I do wish there was some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

First off, the atmosphere is romantic and beautiful. We sat in the front garden. We tried to order the peach Bellini and the peach sangria but they were out of peach.... The prosecco was fine. The bread was disappointing. The butter however, seemed to make up for it but I do wish there was some interesting bread instead of some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My fiance and I went there to celebrate our engagement. The dinner was made of fresh, local ingredients. I'm a vegetarian and there were a few delicious looking options. I got the ricotta gnocchi and my fiance got the sea bass. We got the bourbon cinnamon rolls bread pudding. There was nothing left on our plates. Everything was delicious. They... More 

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Niantic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Recently four of us had dinner at the charming Hotel Manisses on Block Island to celebrate three birthdays among our family group. Beginning with the appetizer, we knew we were in for a treat. My husband, at our very helpful server Brian's suggestion, had a selection of the oysters, which he pronounced delicious. The rest of us chose the summer... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is my second visit to the Sunday brunch at the 1661 Inn and I HIGHLY recommend it. It gets crowded and is tough for large parties when it is busy so get there early. The staff is great. You CANNOT beat the view, one of the best on the island so be sure to sit outside if the weather... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I tried looking up hotels that were the least expensive during peak season, and this was the only hotel I could find. Their room "Welcome Relief" is the only room with 2 separate beds, and NO television, but they have a kitchen on the first floor where you can use the coffee machine and microwave oven. The Hotel Manisses Restaurant... More 

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medway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Had planned one romantic dinner on the island and this did not disappoint. We had an earlier reservation (6:45) so it was still quite light out. We requested an outdoor sitting which we did not know if we were going to have until day of. They do not commit to outdoor tables until day of due to possible bad weather.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I was vacationing solo on BI and was bit hesitant to dine here bc it's known for its romantic ambiance. I'm so happy that I tried it. I sat outside by the fountain and gardens and the other diners were mostly couples and a few families. The staff was attentive and the food delicious, well thought out & beautifully plated.... More 

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Long Island, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My husband and I had a very nice dinner at Manisses this past Friday night. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We requested a table in the garden, which was very pretty but once the sun went down, there were quite a few beetles. Our server offered to move us inside for dessert, which we did. Overall,... More 

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Saint James, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We recently had dinner here over a weekend. The menu, service and food was outstanding. We chose to eat out in the garden and it was just perfect. So pretty as the sun was setting with flowers everywhere. The meal was top notch with nice different offerings. I had the shrimp stuffed ravioli with Guanciale and Chorizo with ricotta. Delicious!... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I've had several dinners at the bar this year and loved it. However this time the scallop Blt was changed to scallops wrapped in bacon. Not nearly as good. Also had a grazing board. Not only was there no lavash but crackers were carelessly thrown on the board. I will not recommend to my clients.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Spring Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: (800) 626-4773

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

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