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Tallulah on Thames

464 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6728
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Ranked #12 of 208 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This is a new restaurant. Farm to Table movement. Chef owned.
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English first
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

First things first: I really liked the food at Tallulah, and the waitress was great. Unfortunately, other aspects of the dining experience really hurt the overall experience (I'm giving it a 3 rating, but that's just an average of some 1s and some 5s). We were seated on time, and were quickly provided water and, relatively quickly, a bottle of... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I couldn't believe this place is ranked #11, if you took off one of the 1's in eleven and it was ranked #1, I would be less surprised. I have been too many times to count and I can tell you one thing, the food is ridiculous, and this is one very talented chef. Granted it's a seasonal tasting menu... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Took my girlfriend here for our 5 year anniversary since she's been dying to go. Turns out we knew the waitress and that kicked off a great evening. We ordered the 4 course menu (sort of like a la cart during restaurant week) for $68 pp and we got a bottle of wine. They serve more than 4 courses and... More 

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Warren, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Tallulah on Thames is a small storefront restaurant with an open kitchen. The Prix Fix menu allows you to choose 4 courses, and you can choose to have wine paired with each course, which we did. Each course had 4 choices, and at least one choice was vegetarian. I had an excellent butternut squash dish to start, and followed it... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I thought this place was very good. We had the four course menu but we still had plenty of choice. The food was very well cooked and was bursting with flavour plus the wine parings with each course were excellent. It's a bit different to the standard fare in newport and we would definitely recommend it.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Having toured New England longing for a good dinner without fries the Tallulah was like Heaven. We enjoyed every bite and will bring the very best recommendation to our friends (also in Denmark). Thank you to the entire Tallulah Team - you made a great difference !

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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I have been hearing about Tallulah's from friends since the moved to Rhode Island. The restaurant was nice looking, not too pretentious. I was though leery of the fixed price menu. It was expensive, but I had heard good things. Afterwards, I thought it was well worth it. The portions are small, but four courses do fill you up. The... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The chef/owner, Jake Rojas, has worked in Las Vegas as well as other high end spots and it shows. The menu is all locally sourced, expertly prepared and very creative. Who would ever think popcorn works well with lobster?

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Providence RI
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I've eaten at this establishment a half dozen times and have yet to have a bad dish---let alone a meal. The 3 or 4 course seasonal meals are exquisitely prepared. Serving sizes tend to be a little on the small side--but the courses plus some chef tastings more than make up for it. I frequently photograph the plates before diving... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

What a great find! We can't recommend this place high enough. We had the four course tasting menu with matched wine. The food was perfect and of a size whereby you could appreciate it. They accommodated our wheat free needs with great ease - no fuss. And the wine choices were great, introducing us to some new ones. Thank you... More 

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Additional Information about Tallulah on Thames

Address: 464 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6728
Phone Number: 401-849-2433
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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