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Salvation Cafe

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140 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2748
401-847-2620
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Salvation Cafe offers fireside dining in the winter and award winning al...
Salvation Cafe offers fireside dining in the winter and award winning al fresco dining in the Summer. Voted "Best Restaurant, Newport" by Providence Phoenix 2012 & 2013. Our summertime raw bar menu is available in our outdoor tiki bar. Enjoy a lobster roll & our famous Coconut Mojitos or join us for Sangria & Sunsets after a day at the beach! Parking is available in lot behind restaurant.
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Good for:
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 134
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A must try in Newport RI

Just about my favorite place in Newport to eat. Salvation isn't located in the middle of town but easy to find and walk to. Great drinks, service and food. Try the banana purses for dessert or some crispy spinach that melts in your mouth. You will not be disapointed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
KathrynHand
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Newport, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Newport, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Just about my favorite place in Newport to eat. Salvation isn't located in the middle of town but easy to find and walk to. Great drinks, service and food. Try the banana purses for dessert or some crispy spinach that melts in your mouth. You will not be disapointed.

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West Suffield, CT
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were looking for a nice romantic place for a Valentines Dinner and were referred to this spot when by our first choice resturaunt that was booked. Boy were we pleasantly surprised. A ten minute walk in the driving snow from our hotel brought us to a quirky downstairs and then a walk up the stairs to the funky 70's... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I love the choice of dining rooms (funky front room, pagoda room, outside out back). During the summer it gets a bit busy, and loud, so it is definitely not a place for a romantic dinner. Wait staff is draw- some are excellent, and others could care less. The food quality has generally been consistently good and interesting but not... More 

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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our family enjoyed a spectacular menu designed specially for New Year's Eve, just as we have done the past handful of years. We all look forward to Salvation Cafe's creative genius with flavors, textures and culinary sensations. While we adore this eating spot anytime throughout the year, their special offering each New Year's Eve has become the highlight of this... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I arrived just before their kitchen opened for evening service but after 15 mins and a drink ordered a meal and hat the waitress was happy to assist me by making my Terriaki salmon more healthy and offered vegetables and braised spinach rather than the coconut rice and crispy spinach given a different day and l would have stuck with... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I don't usually write reviews but after dining at Salvation I was so impressed with our experience that I wanted to share it on here! My wife and I enjoyed dinner after being turned away from a few full/ closed restaurants on the same road. It looks a little dark and confused at first but from the moment we walked... More 

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England
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This place is a real surprise. The decor is very basic, like a retro diner in the 60's but the food that comes out of the kitchen is amazing. After 2 weeks of eating steak, ribs and fries and not much else whilst in America, the choices here were such a refreshing change. Great waiter, great atmosphere, great, great, great!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

The owner and staff at the Salvation Cafe put on a great party for my husband's & my Vow Renewal Ceremony and Party. They were flexible in working with my requests, put on a fabulous buffet with delicious foods and made recommendations for other local businesses I could work with for services I was looking for. We are not a... More 

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Don't judge this place by it's informal decor. Food was outstanding and inexpensive. We recommend the pretzel bun burger, curried butternut soup and foie gras with chocolate and sorbet, until the seasonal menu changes that is. All dishes offered unique combinations that worked. Clientele is a mix of locals, students, middle aged insiders and randoms that happen by, and no... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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133 reviews 133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Went there with friends & was so excited to try this place. There were four of us and we made clear we would be using our Newport Diner's club cards & needed 2 checks at the very beginning. The calamari was very tasty, flat iron ok with a wonderful root vegetable puree. The pad Thai was heavy on the tamarind.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 140 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2748
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 401-847-2620

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Salvation Cafe offers fireside dining in the winter and award winning al fresco dining in the Summer. Voted "Best Restaurant, Newport" by Providence Phoenix 2012 & 2013. Our summertime raw bar menu is available in our outdoor tiki bar. Enjoy a lobster roll & our famous Coconut Mojitos or join us for Sangria & Sunsets after a day at the beach! Parking is available in lot behind restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?