We were there on Valentines Day in February. Have been coming to Newport for a few years now and wondered about going to this group dinner. It was absolutely fabulous and wished we'd come long ago. The food is top notch. It's served platter style. People are seated in groups at round tables so it is very interactive. Lots of interaction and conversation among everyone. I was afraid it might be a bit awkward but there was so much to talk about with everyone, where they were from and savoring every bit of food was amazing. We tried to guess what was in some of the dishes and the server got involved in that with us. The mashed potatoes turned out was mixed with parsnips. They were amazing. Chef uses fresh, from their garden herbs, served with a green salad platter. Main dish was beef but they also had a baked provolone dish that wood have sufficed as the main. They sell wine by the glass or the bottle and finished off with a with fabulous chocolate souffle dessert. Wait staff were delightful. It was a great experience and we hope to be back sometime when we all are able.…
I have stayed in several different rooms at the Sylvia Inn. Each one is decorated differently depending on an author. My favorite was the Mark Twain room. It was at the very top, had a little balcony with a view, a fireplace, and a claw footed tub. It was heaven and the perfect place for a special "treat myself" weekend. Stay for the dinner on Saturday evenings too!! Served family style it is a great way to meet other guests... and the food was delicious. Reasonable pricing for a hotel at the coast.
Terrific place! Each room is comfortably decorated for a different author. Staff is helpful and friendly. Dinners are served family style; the food is delicious and, for the most part, locally sourced. Right on the beach, the setting is beautiful. Bring your favorite book and read it in their library or on one of their outdoor decks. Very enjoyable place for a quiet getaway.
I've had dinner at the Sylvia Beach Hotel's restaurant, Tables of Content, several times. It's always terrific. Last night, New Year's Eve, was out of this world. Each of the five courses was superlative, the portions were very generous, and a glass of decent champagne accompanied dessert. Amazingly, this cost only $40 per person. My husband and I shared a bottle of Malbec from Argentina that was a steal. Great conversation, astounding food. The best dinner on the Central Coast.
This is the kind of US heritage inn that we love to stay at, quirky and full of people who return again and again possibly for generations. It is in a great location on the beach side and within easy reach of local shops and restaurants. A way off the main waterfront though, although that might be a good thing. Breakfast is served at group tables, and we met some very interesting fellow guests. The communal lounge overlooking the ocean is the perfect place to curl up with a good book and watch the world spinning.