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The White Horse Tavern is America's Oldest Restaurant and a National Historic Landmark. The White Horse strives to create a fresh, contemporary culinary experience in a historic tavern atmosphere. For generations, the White Horse has served the freshest fish, clams and lobsters from Narragansett Bay along with just-picked produce from local Rhode Island's farms. The White Horse embraces RI's vibrant food scene to bring you the very best artisan cheeses, honeys, prime cuts of beef and local fish right off the boat - all in a Colonial tavern that's been serving America for over 350 years. Visit for a taste of 21st century Rhode Island in the 17th century White Horse. You won't be disappointed!
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Grill
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable dinner and also drinks at the bar. Arrived at 6pm and stayed until 9:30 pm yapping with other patrons at the bar. Beef Wellington with a lobster tail, scotch egg and especially broth clam chowder was fantastic.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2 couples here to experience the oldest operating tavern in the US. We were not disappointed. Everything from seafood to meat was delious and service was immpecapable. Fireplaces were everywhere and such a comfy atmosphere. We will be back when in Newport.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 8, 2022 via mobile

The atmosphere is beautiful in this old historic inn. Although most of our food was delicious the Rhode Island clam chowder was very strong and we sent it back. Although they replaced it with something else with no problem and removed it from our bill...no apology was given. When we mentioned it to the host on the way out he said it tasted fine to him that morning. He said we will agree to disagree. If I had a customer complain about possible bad food being served I would worry less about my pride and more about the welfare of my customers. It was extremely pricey and that experience sealed the deal, we will never return.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 8, 2022

Went here for our 48th anniversary meal. They comped us with a champagne toast. The food and service were outstanding. Nice to experience such a historic house.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 27, 2022

We choose this restaurant because of the history. We got a nice table near the fireplace but they weren't using it because of the warm weather this Thanksgiving. We both ordered the same thing, the French Onion soup was hot and cheesy with lots of...onion. They did a non traditional take on Thanksgiving dinner by making it into a Wellington, great idea our only issue was we forgot to ask for no gravy ( we don't like gravy) and they pooled the entire dish in gravy. But we still enjoyed our meal. The warm Apple crisp was excellent. Nice wine list and we liked to old colonial tavern feel.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 1, 2022

We were very impressed. Our server Jim did a great job and our meals were excellent. We each had the scallops entree, which was delicious, accompanied by a nice bottle of wine. It was a great meal in a historical restaurant with a nice ambiance.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 25, 2022 via mobile

The food was excellent. The atmosphere had the feeling of a colonial tavern. The service was friendly and knowledgeable.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 22, 2022

We went there for our anniversary and it was the perfect night. Everyone recommends the beef wellington, and I would too. It was the best Wellington I've ever had. Staff was excellent and the history behind the restaurant was certainly interesting. A must do in...Newport.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 21, 2022

We went with a toddler for the early dinner. Staff and waiter were friendly, accomodating, attentive, and profesional. We order French onion soup, the lobster bisque, appetizer, and we shared Pan-Roasted Statler Chicken Breast. Serving and food were outstanding. We were on the second floor...in separate room. I would highly rated this place.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 20, 2022 via mobile

We went here for a birthday celebration and they put us at Mrs. Jackie O’s favorite table (so awesome). The lobster bisque, Nantucket clam chowder, French onion soup, and beef Wellington were all delicious. Our waitress was very nice and personable, we loved her. Our...last course, the tavern candy bar was to die for! So good! The atmosphere was very old fashioned which we loved! And we may or may not have had a few experiences while visiting the oldest tavern in the U.S. I would definitely come back here.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 19, 2022

The history and menu drew us in but the experience was even better. Our table was in the upper room of the original building and almost expected to see George Washington come in for dinner. Superb and tasty food. I loved both my "clear broth...chowder" and the duck confit. Service was impeccable and perfectly timed. A wonderful experience in historic Newport that is highly recommended. Take some time to look at the artifacts displayed. On the Monday evening of Columbus Day weekend, we did get space in small parking lot behind restaurant...an added perk in that area.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 3, 2022

Good pub with good selection of craft beers!! Had a good evening out here with friends and enjoyed the atmosphere and new decs

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 27, 2022

Wife and I were really looking forward to eating dinner here, but it kinda disappointed. i loved the history of the place and wanted to I had the oysters and beef wellington and my wife had onion soup and fries. We both had a cocktail...and shared a desert. My oysters were tasty but small. Wellington was not that good even though might of been a good rendition of the dish. Wife's onion soup was great as were the truffle fries. Both our cocktails were not good and over priced so we didn't get another. For desert we got the bread pudding because my wife loves it. It was burnt on the bottom and we didn't eat it and told our waitress about our thoughts. We were charged for the pudding anyway. Not the class experience we were looking forward to.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Jarred L, General Manager at The White Horse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2022

First and foremost, I would like to apologize for the dissatisfaction with your Bread Pudding. I will pass this information over to our Executive Chef so we can correct any shortcomings in the kitchen. We always strive to make every dish perfect every time but...More

Reviewed September 25, 2022 via mobile

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. The Rhode Island Clam Chowder(clear broth not cream) and Tomato Buratta Appetizers, the Lobster Ravioli, Scallops and Duck Confit Entrees, the Seasonal Bread Pudding and Tavern Candy Bar Desserts were absolutely delicious. Definitely worth changing out of our jeans and...sneakers for the evening. I highly recommend for a special night out.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 23, 2022

Delicious meal, great ambiance, and excellent service in this historic tavern. My husband and I had clam chowder, French onion soup, scallops, and lobster ravioli. It was a real treat to dine here.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Yes they have a small parking lot behind the building and street parking is not too bad in the area if that lot is full
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Casual dress is fine there. I'm sure that bathing suits would not be appropriate, but standard casual dress is perfectly fine. The Tavern is perfectly restored and very interesting and the food and liquor are very good, but... More
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5