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Brick Alley Pub

140 Thames st., Newport, RI 02840-6621
+1 401-849-6334
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Ranked #7 of 205 restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $27
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Description: At Brick Alley Pub we have it all: "pub style" comfort food to modern multicultural cuisine all served with genuine down-home hospitality. Like America itself, Brick Alley is one big melting pot of ethnicities, flavors, and fun. If you are looking for stiff, over the top formal service with small portions of over-priced food, we are not that place. After more than 30 years as one of Rhode Island's most popular restaurants with locals and tourists alike, the Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant has earned landmark status. Located at 140 Thames Street across from the Brick Market Place in Downtown Newport the Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant offers a warm and cozy fireplace in the winter and comfortably air-conditioned dining rooms in the summer. The Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant specializes in a blend of flavorful steaks, fresh local seafood, pastas, and seasonal specials. Begin your dinner with a selection from our cocktail menu or choose a wine from our extensive wine list. This wine list features over 250 different vintages and has received the Wine Spectator Award for Excellence. Open for lunch and dinner, Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant accepts reservations and offers an upstairs function room that can accommodate up to 170 people. The Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant has received favorable reviews from countless local and national publications including: The Providence Journal, Travel-Holiday, Ford Times, Rhode Island Monthly, and Newport Life Magazine. In addition, Jameson Irish Whiskey bestowed the restaurant with their "Best Irish Coffee Award" for three consecutive years and inducted the Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant into their Hall of Fame. Brick Alley has also been featured on The Food Network and is a favorite of Boston's Phantom Gourmet.
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English first
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My hubs and I ate here the other day after doing a touch of research and finding out they only made a certain meatball soup on Tuesday. So we went and it was amazing! Sat at the bar because it was packed and service was excellent! Bartender even gave me soda water and a towel to get a spot out... More

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Athens, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Just stopped in for a beer and was Throughly impressed with the place and I left regretting that we had eaten elsewhere. Excellent salad bar, Pub fare looked good and generous portions, customers were raving about.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We ate lunch at this restaurant on a busy Saturday in late June. The food was excellent! My son and his wife also said the same about their lunch. It was a little crowded with an average wait time of 20 minutes so be prepared. It was worth the wait.

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Burnt Hills, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We loved our meal at The Brick Alley Pub. We had wonderful service, and all of us loved our food from the chilled salad bar to the homemade soup. The servings were generous. No one ordered dessert. I would go back here in a heartbeat.

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145 reviews 145 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Read about this place and its positive rating with TA fans months ago and made a reservation. I even asked to sit in the window location; the time and placement were honored while the place was very, very busy. Excellent service. We had the clams and sausage appetizer without the pasta. It was excellent. The ahi tuna sliders..very good as... More

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Milford, DE
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78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is not the place if you want a quiet, relaxing lunch or dinner. It is very noisy and service could have been a little better. However, the food was very good - I had the lobster roll and it was delicious.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Food was great - as well as the service. Went for lunch and had sandwiches. Great decision. Sandwich prices were very reasonable. Ate about 4pm - good decision for a Saturday since once we were done and were leaving, we heard there was a 45 minute wait and 1.5 hour wait for a big party. Would definitely go again.

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Top Contributor
364 reviews 364 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We tried this restaurant based on a recommendation by a Rhode Island resident and it was a great choice. Even though it was mid afternoon, the place was packed and we had a 30 minute wait. We went to the bar upstairs and enjoyed drinks – great beer and wine choices. My salad was fresh, and my sisters lobster roll... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Arrived in Newport on a rainy day and found ourselves at the Brick Alley Pub for lunch, hoping to kill some time before check-in. My wife and I split the nachos and bbq chicken pizza. The food was fantastic. They put the nachos in the oven before serving them and everything comes out crisp and melty...yum! I had a frozen... More

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went on a busy Sunday evening but worth the 20 minute wait. Place does tend to be noisy as it is a pub. Started with the clam chowder that was filled with many clams and very tasty. Main course was the stuffed fillet of sole that was also very good. Another member of the party had a grilled reuben and... More

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matt_romafarms, Owner at Brick Alley Pub, responded to this review

Cape Cod Traveler, Thank you very much for visiting Brick Alley and for the great review. Hope to see you again soon. all of my best, Matt Plumb More

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