We were given a late reservation (9:00 PM), but when we arrived, half of the tables were vacant. After we were sat, it took over 20 minutes before our server arrived. Before she arrived, the two servers in our areas exchanged looks with us, but never came over to check on us. This gave our entire party the impression that neither server wanted our table. Additionally, when our server did arrive, she talked about how she was really excited about leaving and going home, and this was clearly reflected in the service throughout the meal. Coming from NYC originally, I understand that I have been jaded in expecting quick service, but here the service was painfully slow. Once our orders were placed, it took a long time before our first course came out, and the servers got the seating order wrong. Possibly most disappointing, was that the food was not very good. My fiance and I moved to the Newport area about two months ago and have experienced a number of wonderful meals and great restaurants, all of which would have been better choices than this restaurant. The only thing worse than a restaurant that is pretentious and snooty is a restaurant that tries to appear pretentious and snooty but delivers poor quality food and service. Overall, a true let-down. The only positive thing I want to comment was that our bus-boy was the only attentive and polite person working there. Even the manager, who was walking around checking on a few tables, seemed to ignore us. The bus-boy (his name was Julio), was always filling our water, offering us more bread and dipping oil, asked to clear our plates when everyone at the table was finished, and demonstrated an overall demeanor that should be embodied by everyone that worked there. If you are visiting the Newport area, consider anywhere else to explore the local cuisine. Cafe Salvation, Tullulah, Thames Street Kitchen, Midtown, Pour Judgement, Malt, The Fifth Element, The Cooke House, The Mooring, and The Smoke House are all examples of restaurants that are so much better than One Bellevue. Please spend your money elsewhere, so this culinary atrocity does not continue.
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