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“No need to say “Looks like rain”” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brick Alley Pub

Brick Alley Pub
140 Thames st., Newport, RI 02840-6621
+1 401-849-6334
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Ranked #5 of 207 Restaurants in Newport
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.
Stonington, Connecticut
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“No need to say “Looks like rain””
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Good food, good service, and a fun atmosphere. I laughed with my husband that this would be the perfect restaurant for a bad first date. Instead of talking about the weather there are plenty of fun articles all over the walls to discuss.

Visited October 2012
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“Glorified Diner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

Average food, a bit pricey. Salad bar was very good, but you had to fight your way through the over crowded bar and then fight your way back to seat! Food ok. Very popular place, so be prepared to wait. They take reservations, but lost mine, which I made a week prior. Needs updating decor, too many old sticky beer ridden rugs.

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matt_romafarms, Owner at Brick Alley Pub, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Thank you for visiting Brick Alley Pub and for taking the time to review us on TA. I am very sorry that you believe our restaurant is a "glorified diner". While we do serve some things that are commonly found in diners like cheese burgers, fries, and potato skins- I am not sure this assessment takes into consideration our entire menu and beverage program. It is our goal to have something on our menu for every diner no matter how seasoned their palate. You did mention that you enjoyed our salad buffet which is included with your entree, but you did not share what you ordered. On your next visit I would steer you in the direction of our Buffalo Shrimp Pasta, Portuguese Littleneck Clams, Beef Short Rib, or Ahi Tuna Sliders. I do hope that you stop in again on your next trip to our beautiful city. Thank you again for your review, any interaction that we have with our customers is an opportunity to learn and improve.
Sincerely,
Matt Plumb
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aprilmon1
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“Fun place with good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

I visited Vrick Alley for lunch and left happy and stuffed! The staff, Katherine, was super accommodating and the stuffed lobster roll was amazing! If I lived here, I'd be back every day!

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“Upscale Bar Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

It's pretty basic, upscale bar food. Good for burgers,wraps, salads and things like that. very casual...

Visited August 2012
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“Casual with varied menue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Has sandwiches and dinners. Great food. Casual attire is fine. Reservations are recommended as its very busy

Visited September 2012
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