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Canfield House Restaurant

5 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI 02840
401 847 0416
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Ranked #26 of 207 restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $35
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bellevue Avenue
Description: Gourmet cuisine in a elegant, yet unpretentious atmosphere. Excellent location, plenty of parking. Outdoor patio offers lunch and dinner nightly. Saturday night features live entertainment. Enjoy the Gilded age of Newport at the Canfield House.
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82% Recommend
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

So.... I read low reviews and high reviews. I tend to go with the middle. But this place, from it's ownership to it's bar staff to it's food was one of the best experiences I've had. I hate being a tourist. I live in NYC, and, well, they bother me. So going to another town I really try not to... More

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Off the beaten path, if you are looking for a great setting, with a lovely atmosphere.... this is your place. We choose outdoor setting which was fantastic, but the interior is breathtaking. We had a started mushroom ravioli. Followed by the Filet and Lobster Tail and the Rack of lamb- both amazing. Quiet and intimate for a very private dinner,... More

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East Hampton, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed another wonderful dinner with my sister and brother-in-law on August 7th.The food and service was the usual fine quality. My filet mignon was superb. Only sorry we did not get a chance to see Maggie, but were still treated with the friendliness of the staff.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Simply terrific...swordfish and ribeye steaks were great. Shrimp appetizers with fetah Cheese was upstanding...from bread to main course first class . Waitress stephanie and entire wait staff were pros...nice job all the way around

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New London, Connecticut
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Free parking in Newport! Can you believe it. Besides free parking in the adjacent lot and lack of a line on a busy summer sailing weekend the Canfield House has seriously good food. The atmosphere is shabby chic as befits a dining establishment with a historic background as a casino, but the service is excellent and the food is good.... More

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Kennebunk, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were in town for 2 days on a mini-vacation. We had been to Canfield about 6 years ago when we last stayed here and decided to go again. We were not disappointed! The appetizer's were wonderful. We split a wild mushroom ravioli with fried spinach and a cream sauce. Top notch. We then had a 1/2 bottle of Pouilly-Fuisse... More

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New York, New York, United States
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We found out about Canfield House thanks to Drawing Room Antiques in Newport, RI. We were lucky to be visiting Newport during the week as opposed to weekend so restaurant and hotel reservations were easier. We had no difficulty as a walk-in to Canfield House on a Wednesday evening and were nicely surpised about their mid week $35 for Two... More

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Huntington, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Nice décor but spoiled by loud locals with their children. Food was fine as was the service but the place gets noisy with poorly behaved locals who have not yet taught their 5-12 year olds how to behave in a nice place.

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Sydney, Australia
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648 reviews 648 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was a cracker of a meal: lobster bisque, superb salad, lamb cutlets and a divine dessert. The ambience is refined and restrained. A definite Newport must-do

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Fall River, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Was a typical summer night with friends and needed a nice place to take quick reservations for 7. This place was more than welcoming. They had there own parking lot and attendant which is helpful in Newport. The interior was nice, the waitstaff was informative and spontaneous without being a burden. The food was great and abundant yet priced as... More

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