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Tallulah on Thames

464 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6728
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Ranked #17 of 207 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
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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217 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
New York City, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Fit for a foodie! The food is absolutely amazing and unique. Highly recommend for a foodie! I had lobster for dinner.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The best way to enjoy this trendy place is to bring a camera. Certainly, there is more for the lens than the stomach as you ease through the courses. Tasting menus are not meant to be huge but similar type restaurants offer more. My camera was full but I had to pick up a snack after dropping a bundle. The... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food was unbelievably good and very artistically presented. Colorful and edible flowers provided whimsy and artistry to appetizers and main dishes. Perfect for casual dining. I only gave perfect stars to Tallulah and Spiced Pear of the many restaurants we sampled during Restaurant week. Spiced Pear however is for more elegant and fine dining. Would definitely go back to... More

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1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I used to be Tallulah on Thames biggest advertisement so it's to my dismay that I'm sitting here writing this review. The food and creativity still seems to be as I remembered it, however, the service has changed tremendously in this past season. The staff seems to be high on themselves and even arrogant at times - maybe this is... More

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New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Few dining experiences really resonate with me these days. I live in Manahattan and after eating at many of the top restaurants, I usually don't get too optimistic about getting a truly memorable meal when I travel. My wife heard through friends that Tallulah on Thames was a great restaurant. I remember being exhausted and thinking about how I would... More

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We anticipated a fine dining experience as my husband found an article in Hilton Honors Destinations newsletter on this dining establishment and the chef. IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT!! You must make a reservation as even on a Wednesday evening they were turning walk ins away. We chose the 4 course pix fixe, which still gave you choices and there were... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A lovely place to take your son, who is a chef, and has discerning tastes! We so enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairings in a lovely, refined atmosphere with gracious table service. We particularly admire the attention that Chef Rojas has given to sourcing locally purveyed foods and his inspired seasonal menu. From the watermelon gazpacho shooters to the... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

small but comfortable place, only offering prix fixe menus..the meal was good price very fair for the food...a little bit on the twee side some of the dishes were garnished with a little too many components, however the focaccia was incredible! we only got a piece each and I would have loved to had at least one other piece. I... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Very Flexible!! You can order a la carte and the staff is great. Food was to die for!!!! I would love to come back

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We spent our first wedding anniversary in Newport on 15 June. Tallulah's came recommended from a couple that was staying at the same B&B. The meal was delicious and it was a great dining experience. All the staff were gracious and attentive. You need to be prepared to have a relaxing, unhurried dinner. The chefs meticulously prepare the food to... More

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