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Cafe Zelda

528 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6711
401-849-4002
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Ranked #56 of 200 restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: French, Seafood
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
e falmouth,usa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The food was fabulous. Every one's steak was prepared to perfection; The wine is of verygood quality. Wait staff friendly; It is a must for any one going to Newport

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Lynbrook, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

would you like some bread? maybe they keep it outside or in the fridge but on a cold winters night I'm not too much a fan of ice cold bread. The dinner menu was limited so we just opted for soup and I had the salad my husband had the mussel appetizer. Soup had a distinct flavor of all things... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Café Zelda on Thames Street Newport R.I is a must visit for the discerning traveller and gourmet. There's a friendly locals bar through which you walk to get to the restaurant (in the off season anyway). The restaurant had a calm, relaxing atmosphere, tables not too close together and excellent service staff. The menu is good and varied with an... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Very good for lunch. Reasonably priced for lunch. Great service. Will accommodate dietary needs. Yummy sweet potato fries!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The restaurant was very clean and accommodating. My wife and I were in Newport for the weekend and Cafe Zelda was highly recommended. We went early in the evening and were seated without wait. I ordered the chicken fried lobster and it was excellent. They cut up a lobster and fry it. Doesn't sound great but it was. My wife... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My friend and I are frequent visitors to Newport, me having lived there previously but now live in Boston. Café Zelda is definitely one of our favorite restaurants in town but during previous visits we have found service to be spotty at best. Not this time around! We we seated in Alicia's section of the restaurant and she really enhanced... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Since my glowing review, I've canged my mind. At my last visit, service was efficient but surly. Food was average. My friends wondered why I was so eager to bring them there. The sauce that drenched my food was so overpowering that I found myself eating bread just to get a break from it. There are a lot of restaurants... More

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Northern NJ
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We showed up at 9:45 for dinner. They close at 10 but made us entirely welcome and did not make us feel rushed at all. They staff were attentive but not intrusive, they offered suggestions for specialties and drinks. We had an enjoyable and delicious meal at the end of which they offered dessert and coffee. We had a nice... More

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New York, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We were there in October without a reservation and had no problem. It was a lovely restaurant and the help was great. I had the prix fix, mozzarella and tomato salad, swordfish entree, and amazing gelato for desert, all for $27! Impressive because it was excellent. My husband ate off the regular menu. He had grilled shrimp (you order by... More

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Mahopac
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We were hesitating to go into this restaurant because it was very dark and the décor strange. However, we decided to try it anyway and were thrilled. The food was delicious. We had the Ahi tuna, pork chop special, lobster cobb salad, mahi mahi and duck and all of us enjoyed every morsel. The wait staff was attentive and helpful... More

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