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Cafe Zelda

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528 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6711
401-849-4002
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4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
always good!

Consistently good food & service. Great small bar next door. Not too expensive & good choices. good wine selection. The bathrooms could use a refit!!! Not particularly clean & really shabby.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
sandj r
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all over the world on a yacht
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
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143 reviews 143 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Cafe Zelda has great customer service, a lovely atmosphere and average food. We had: Mussels Brittany - very tasty Beets & Goat Cheese salad - good Filet Mignon with Gorgonzola - the cheese totally overpowered the beef. I had to scrape the cheese off to get beef flavor. Short Ribs - tasty but a bit fatty Espresso Martini - very... More 

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all over the world on a yacht
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126 reviews 126 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Consistently good food & service. Great small bar next door. Not too expensive & good choices. good wine selection. The bathrooms could use a refit!!! Not particularly clean & really shabby.

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Calgary, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Group of twelve looking for a great dinner!! Well we found it at Zelda's. Noisy, crowded, lots of action but still great service and food. Our server has obviously done this for some time and nothing fazed her. Took the orders calmly, brought the special requests, chatted with us and never missed a beat. Food was great. From hamburgers to... More 

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Ronkonkoma, New York
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161 reviews 161 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Stopped here while on our way to The Breakers mansion. We had been walking around the city for awhile and we were hungry. We walked in and sat at the bar as the dining room was not yet opened. The Bar was very clean and the bartender was very friendly. I had ordered a Buffalo Chicken Wrap which was so... More 

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rhode island
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My husband and I went to Cafe Zelda to commemorate our first date 30 years ago. We ordered the calamari and thought it was delicious. It was fresh and crisp and plenty for the two of us. The place was pretty quiet as it was early in the evening. Our server was very helpful and attentive. We both had the... More 

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Milton, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We had dinner just before they closed for their winter break, and the place was pretty busy (the bar packed! but the noise doesn't travel to the restaurant unless you are right beside the door). Mussels appetizer were fantastic. Salmon great, and meat meals. Waitress was good. We enjoy this restaurant - good food and atmosphere.

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Newport, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

What a fabulous surprise: the fried calamari! This is a must have at this restaurant! The rest of the meal was perfect and delicious but the calamari was the best I've ever eaten!

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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and it really is a wonderful find. The food was delicious and the lady serving us was very friendly and helpful especially with the choice of wine. Highly recommended.

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Skipton, England, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The service was very prompt in fact rather too prompt as our main course arrived whilst we were still eating our oysters! My husband's ribs were very enjoyable but my pork chops were very ordinary. Altogether we enjoyed the experience but would probably choose a different restaurant should we visit Newport again

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19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The clam chowder was the best I have ever eaten. If you go on a Monday night they always have half price entrees. The service was very good, and the food was even better. Although it is a small establishment, we had no trouble getting a window seat as we went early. The wine is pricey though.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 528 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6711
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 401-849-4002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?