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Jo's American Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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About
With a fresh take on American cuisine using the finest ingredients, Jo's serves classy food in a casual setting. We prepare delectable seafood, numerous gluten-free options, and natural meats raised without hormones or antibiotics wherever possible. Prix fixe menu Sunday through Wednesday and half-price bar menu Friday and Sunday evenings.
PRICE RANGE
$16 - $32
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews peach bread pudding lobster carbonara bistro salad prix fixe menu fish and chips burger pork chop surf and turf mashed potatoes chowder sunday evening nice atmosphere restaurant week menu lovely dinner our waiter regular menu dining experience
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First time there. Great dinner...clam chowder was good, fried chicken bites were pretty good - some pieces were better cuts than others, lobster roll was tasty and generous and the burger was excellent - perfect medium and tasty bun. Server was friendly and attentive, food...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jdimaria1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great Cod dinner dish that they adjusted to a gluten- free roll with it. There were many dishes on the menu with the GF option which was nice to see! Our server was very helpful and accommodating. Desserts were nice too. I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ronrica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waiter was a jerk. No class. Treated my girlfriend like a second class citizen. The deal breaker was when it came to dessert he asked me and I then turned to my date to ask and when we were trying to decide he said “...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SGSchool
JoannC1033, Owner at Jo's American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi SGSchool, we're sorry to hear about your experience at our restaurant. We'd like to learn more about your specific situation and make things right. If you wouldn't mind giving us a call to speak with Joann or Jimmy at (401) 847-5506 at your earliest...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with 2 other couples. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. My wife and I ordered fish dishes. Fish was very fresh, excellent prep and recipes. Wait staff was friendly and professional. Nice decor/atmosphere. Ate upstairs so not handicapped accessible. Not sure about downstairs facilities.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nicholassD4248CO
JoannC1033, Owner at Jo's American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the fantastic review! We're so happy to hear everyone enjoyed their entrees and that you enjoyed your night out with us. We hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

We only had one night in Newport and found this little gem of a place. Wife and I had the set menu and kids had the burger. All meals were delicious and the waitstaff were very attentive and friendly. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KiwiMatt71
JoannC1033, Owner at Jo's American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2019

Thank you for such a kind review! We love serving families and are so happy to hear everyone was pleased with their meals and the service. We hope you enjoyed your time in Newport and that you'll stop in again the next time you're in...More

Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and having a place to listen to some music while eating on a Sunday night was nice. Our burgers were good but not the best we have had. Fries were great and ate too many! Service was attentive and manager came by to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank pc19642015
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful eatery. Food, service and atmosphere is wonderful and warm. A nice Newport niche you must visit.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank carolannecosta
JoannC1033, Owner at Jo's American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2019

Thank you for your kind words! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

We had lunch and were impressed. The butternut squash ravioli is a must. Hamburger is really done well. There is a small bar serving the same menu. Restaurant is small so I recommend reservations.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 503fredr
Reviewed December 19, 2018

My daughter and I ate here on a Sunday night. There was a duo playing for the entire time we were there. They were so talented and fun! We had the special hamburger and fish and chips. Both were delicious! Our waitress was super friendly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nan53
JoannC1033, Owner at Jo's American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2019

Thank you for your kind words, Nan53! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us including the live music, the service, and your meals. We hope you'll visit us again soon!

Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

We took our of town guests to Jo’s as it is a perfect casual yet upscale spot. The atmosphere is so warm and inviting. We always get great food and great service. The bar is a nice place to sit on a date. Try the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jenOjenny
JoannC1033, Owner at Jo's American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Thank you for such a great review. We're so happy you enjoy the atmosphere, food, and service we offer and look forward to serving you again soon!

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dwrg6
April 25, 2017|
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Response from j0j0421 |
Hi Yes we do it is 25.00 a bottle . The wine can not be on our wine list . We look forward to seeing you at Jo's. All the best, Joann
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dwrg6
April 25, 2017|
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Response from Marc J | Reviewed this property |
There is a corking fee, but not sure how much. I guess you can call the restaurant for specifics.
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January 25, 2017|
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Response from johnshehan | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for responding two months after this question was posted. There is abundant parking within a few minutes walking distance but no dedicated parking. In season one is best off leaving your car at your hotel or public... More
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