We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 206 Newport Restaurants

Cafe Zelda

528 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6711
401-849-4002
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #47 of 206 Restaurants in Newport
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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
Write a Review

150 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    62
    56
    18
    10
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Our party of 6 were very impressed with Zeldas. Great drinks and food. I personally like white clam chowder to have a thinner broth like consistency and Zeldas was the best...yum!! One friend had the scallops and she really enjoyed them. Two other friends had the tuna and they thought is a delicious. It's a very small place so be... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dunedin
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Went to Cafe Zelda because of the good reviews. Food was very mediocre. Mixed green mesclun salad was an odd combination of favors. Tuna entree was ok. Friends had clam chowder, caprese salad, and the burger. Everyone was underwhelmed. Slow service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Zelda's had a great atmosphere and fantastic service --I highly recommend the clam chowder and steak.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brentwood, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We loved the quiet atmosphere, and the food was great. The grilled Caesar salad was superb, and the cod was delicious. We didn't give a top rating because the scallops, while tasty, were slightly gritty.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lincoln, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Every year we sail to Newport and visit Zeldas. We love their food, enjoy the atmosphere (especially the window tables), and appreciate the attentive servers. This visit my husband enjoyed the mussels appetizer and the delicious duck with duck confit, sausage and pate. I was happy with the salad and the tuna. The staff was very helpful in making a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Only stopped in for a bloody nary as we had heard they were the best in Newport. I am not one to argue! Next time we will have to try the restaurant.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This shoreline R.I. town can be a little over the top and cutesy (especially in summer) but Cafe Zelda stands apart, far down Thames Street away from the maddening crowds. It was our first visit -- three seniors with modest appetites (a couple of appetizers and a cocktail each often satisfy our early evening outings. We were not disappointed and,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Plainview, New York
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great clam chowder. Food is good. Stop in every time I visit Newport . Nice atmosphere, nice place. Nice selection of beers.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We stayed in the bar side and met dozens of local folks all curious to get to know us. As a bar in a sailing town, the walls are covered with photos of racing yachts, and the patrons all sport rain gear and have wind-weathered faces. The excellent barman mixes up classic cocktails with quality and aplombe. Great place!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, United States
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Zelda's, a "French bistro," bills itself as "The best little cafe between Bar Harbor and Key West." Au contraire, mon amie! But to be fair, Zelda's Brittany mussels appetizer was quite tasty and ample. Moreover, my companion said her chowder had more clams than any of her many other cups or bowls contained in her previous samplings while we were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cafe Zelda also viewed

 

Been to Cafe Zelda? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Cafe Zelda?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing