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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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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely dinner with friends

Incredible meal. Love the vegetarian options. Friends loved the ribeye special. Wonderful staff and atmosphere. Super friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Incredible meal. Love the vegetarian options. Friends loved the ribeye special. Wonderful staff and atmosphere. Super friendly.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of the finest restaurants on Block Island. The setting is elegant, and the service is excellent. But since it's on Block Island, fancy dress is not required. My husband and I ordered culotte steak and grilled swordfish. Both entrees were artfully presented and well-seasoned. A bottle of cabernet complemented the food perfectly. The creme brulee we shared... More 

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Truly a fine dining experience to try while visiting Block Island. Although we did not done in the Gazebo room, just on the cusp in what I think was the Gatsby Room, we had a wonderful meal during Memorial Day weekend. On our way out, we happened upon the bar which looked quite inviting. Another another time for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We have eaten at the Manisses several times over the years and always have a great time. We prefer to sit at the bar or eat in what is known as the Gatsby room. The fire and low lighting provides a warmth to the atmosphere that helps you enjoy the dinner. The menu notes dairy and gluten free selections, which... More 

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Southington, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Friendly staff and great presentation of the flaming coffees. A lot of fun and a great way to end an evening on the Island.

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Christiansted, St. Croix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

We so enjoyed our swordfish dinner that we returned for the exact same thing the next evening, the 4-top table again, in front of the lit fireplace. Again, excellent service, wonderful ambience. Can't say enough.

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Medfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The atmosphere was relaxing and romantic. The service was exquisite. The food was delicious. We had a hard time deciding where to dine on our one evening in Block Island, but we definitely made the right choice!

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Beautiful dining room, great food and service. Downside....a table of very loud and obnoxious people! We had butternut and lobster bisque which I enjoyed but my husband found a little bland. The waitress Rachel was great and saw that he was not eating it and offered another appetizer which was the clams casino that melted in your mouth. For dinner... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Wife and i spent a very late season week on Block Island. We walked in to very pleasant surroundings, what looks to be a recently built extension to a basement bar. We decided to sit at the bar instead of taking a table. Bartender was great. She is a local and remained engaged while working hard. Drinks were generous, service... More 

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The food is imaginative, well-presented, without being "too, too"; service is competent, knowledgeable; setting is picturesque, charming, quiet enough for conversations. We come back every year, try other upscale restaurants on the island and they really don't compare.

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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
  • Phone Number: (800) 626-4773

Price and Cuisine

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?