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“Jaw-dropping views and fine dining in a setting of an era gone-by” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Atlantic Inn

Atlantic Inn
359 High St, Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-5883
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Ranked #17 of 53 Restaurants in Block Island
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
New Fairfield, Connecticut
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85 reviews 85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Jaw-dropping views and fine dining in a setting of an era gone-by”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had the opportunity to enjoy dinner at the Atlantic Inn last Saturday while spending an extended weekend "on the Block". Table for 4 for indoor dining, which is a different menu than their outdoor dining (only special Tapas served outside). Our server James was very well versed in the menu, as we had 1 Gluten-free diner among us, and he was quite helpful to answer everyone's questions regarding dining selections, wine selections, and even portion sizes as the Tapas are very tasty and should be portion-shareable. Everyone seemed quite pleased with their selections, and timing of each course was perfect.

Had I known better, we would have arrived earlier for sunset, as they have this jaw-dropping front lawn with seating to view the gloriousness of Block Island sunsets (not into the ocean, but on the horizon). There are water views however. For those of you reading this and intend on visiting during a season where you can be seated outdoors, call the Inn and inquire about making reservations for front lawn seating. You will truly feel like you've stepped back in time.

Bring your wallet, as it's a tad pricier than other places on the island, but worth a treat every now and again.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Waynesville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“An Experience That Peaked Early”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What wonderful anticipation we had in advance of our arrival to celebrate my wife's birthday at the Atlantic Inn on Block Island! In fact, I booked the day before specifically asking that a special dessert with a birthday candle be arranged. In the end, no recognition was given at all and no birthday acknowledgment was provided. Arrival, Service and Departure were all indifferent at best. Food was pretty good in spite of a pretty lame team effort. There were only ten people total dining there tonight, but our server was totally lackluster and inattentive. She was much more enthusiastic about the nearby Rose Farm Inn. We'll go there tomorrow! To be honest, we really enjoyed having a glass of wine on the front porch--beautiful view, GREAT background singer, "Monica". Nice ambiance... Oh well.

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Kansas City
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

This was the best place. Friendly staff, wonderful low tech feel and the foods to die for. Great value. Will return (not soon enough) next year. We felt like part of the family by the time we left.

Visited July 2014
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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“Best Place for Sunset”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Atlantic Inn is the best place to be for a Block Island sunset! The appetizers are yummy and cocktails delish. There's something for everyone. Kids are welcome too! Ask to set up croquet! The kids will thank you! Sit in your adirondack chair, relax, watch the view and everyone will have a good time!

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New York City, New York
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“Dinner on Block Island ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is by far the best food we had on Block Island. Everything is finely prepared. The wine list is excellent and fairly priced. The service was excellent. The only negative is that the choices are limited. We tryptophan eat there often when we visit Block Island.

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