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Tallulah on Thames

464 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6728
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Ranked #16 of 205 restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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213 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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English first
New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We are from Newport and this has always been one if our favorite places to eat. What happened??! Used to be able to get fine cuisine for your money but now you get only a "taste" for an extravagant price. Tiny pours of wine (3 oz???) am artisanal cheese plate on which you could barely find the cheese!! Main courses... More

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Durham, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I gave this restaurant one star because it is full of its own virtue. Guess what? There are lots of restaurants that serve new, innovative ways to prepare food, but they don't rob their patrons blind. $400.00 for my husband and I to eat their six course meal. I would be perfectly willing to pay this price if we walked... More

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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

My wife and I had the pleasure to dine here on a Thursday May evening and were mightily impressed. We had the chefs tasting menu and each case was a visual treat as well as a gastronomic delight. Too often there are lots of things on a plate, trying to be interesting but never all gelling. That was not the... More

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Tallulah on Thames has become our favorite Newport restaurant. Jake Rojas (chef) and Kelly Ann (co-owner and manager) have developed a fabulous tradition of inventive food pairings and preparation, courteous, pleaasant and helpful staff, and a reliance on local farmers and growers to provide the finest quality and freshest ingredients. The menu changes frequently in accordance with the availability of... More

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