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“IF YOU ARE IN CANNON BEACH COME TO NEWMANS AT 988” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Newmans at 988

Newmans at 988
988 S Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
503-436-1151
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Ranked #8 of 44 Restaurants in Cannon Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Reservations
vancouver, b.c.
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“IF YOU ARE IN CANNON BEACH COME TO NEWMANS AT 988”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

If you are in Cannon beach-try this restaurant. The food is tasty and there is always a line to get in. It is a local fine dinning establishment with a fusion of french. They have a good wine list and I love this chef! He is flexible and very nice too-he made a lobster bisque upon request. This is the former chef of Stephanie Inn. I highly recommend the scallops and the lobster ravioli and his salads or the tasting menus. And the creme brullee is very good too. This restaurant is charming and slightly understated with good service. If you come to Cannon Beach definitely try Newmans at 988.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Columbus
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Everything I expected and more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2010

I ate at Newmans at 988 yesterday, where I had the $72 5-course prix fixe menu. This consisted of:
- seared scallops and linguica with a honey sriracha sauce - beautifully done
- ceasar salad with anchovies - you could taste the freshness of the garlic and ingredients
- peppered beef tenderloin with grilled tiger shrimp, polenta cake and vegetables - you could literally cut the tenderloin with a fork. An outstanding dish
- cheese course - 8 different cheeses with nuts and dried fruit - the goat cheese and the smoked gouda were particularly good
- grilled peach in a phylo cup with raspberry sorbet and nut brittle - again, the freshness of the ingredients were shown off to advantange. A lovely and light way to end a fantastic meal.

The service was excellent, the food was great. I was very happy with my meal. I can see why it has won awards, and would definitely return.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fresh ingredients, straight ahead...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2010

Fresh ingredients, straight ahead preparation. Nothing over done....just well prepared. Crab cakes are outrageous. Subtle sophisticated cooking....nothing "cute". Best food I've had in Oregon in 4 years (I live in Portland).

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria, Canada
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“great dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

we had dinner here last night and found the food and service to be first class. my only small complaint would be a lack of reasonably priced wines to choose from, not many are under $50, although we noticed they had a $20 corkage fee which seemed reasonable. would definately recomend the restuarant to friends.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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oakland, ca
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“little gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

Excellent upscale food in a perhaps too unpretentious setting. The crabcakes were exceptional as was 3 way duck (breast, confit, and foie gras) and fresh moist tender halibut. Warm Romaine salad with pancetta was interesting. The lemon curd tart was also exceptional. Excellent wine list with adequate choices by the glass. Very busy Tuesday evening and seating on short notice was in a former upstairs studio apartment in a little yellow house on Cannon Beaches' main drag with entrance from the rear up a long flight of sometimes uneven stairs. The room was small but appropriately appointed. The service was attentive, knowledgeable and prompt. The tab of $105 for two with 3 glasses of Chardonnay was very reasonable considering the quality of the food and service.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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