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The White Horse Tavern

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Mon, 2/18
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


$15 - $40
American, Steakhouse, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Cup $5.00
Bowl $8.00
White Horse Clam Chowder or Soup Du Jour
Petit Lettuces
Field greens, white balsamic vinaigrette, radishes, cucumbers, & grape tomatoes.
Caesar Salad
House made caesar dressing, garlic croutons, & reggiano parmesan.
White Horse Tavern Chopped Salad
Roasted beets, apple-wood bacon, great hill blue cheese, tomatoes, pickled onions hard boiled egg over petit lettuces
Pan Seared Jonah Crab Cake
Preserved lemon, mascarpone cheese, and whole grain mustard, petit greens, tomatoes, and creamy tavern sauce
Mussels Fritte
White‎ wine, sofrito, tomatoes, onions, cultured butter & hand cut fries
Tasting of New England Cheeses
Ne small farm cheeses, aquidneck island honeycomb, candied nuts, fruit relish, & house crisps
Truffle Fries
Hand cut idaho potatoes, & truffle mayonnaise
House Cured Gravlox
Pickled red onion, hard boiled egg, capers, tomato, creamy tavern sauce, & house crisps
Gulf Shrimp Cocktail
Cocktail sauce, lemon, and house vegetable pickle
Classic Breakfast
2 ri eggs any style, bacon or sausage
“Eblt” Sandwich
2 over medium ri eggs, bacon, lettuce, tomato, croissant, truffle mayo, & lyonaisse potatoes
Eggs Benedict
2 poached ri eggs, parmesan biscuit, prosciutto, hollandaise, & lyonaisse potatoes
Cranberry Pecan French Toast
Vermont syrup, fresh berries, apple wood bacon or sausage, & whipped honey butter
Lobster Omelette
3 ri eggs, native lobster, tomatoes, asparagus, atwells gold cheese & lyonaisse potatoes
Breakfast sausage
Grilled Breakfast Pizza
Scrambled eggs, organic mushrooms, asparagus, chard, lyonaisse potatoes, and fontina cheese
Chicken and Smoked Mozzarella Panini
Slow roasted chicken, smoked mozzarella, balsamic onion jam, and basil pesto, choice of hand cut fries or petit greens
Certified Angus Chuck Burger
½ Lb chuck burger, grilled ciabatta, lettuce, & tomato, choice of hand-cut fries or petit greens
Lobster Salad Croissant
Native lobster, dill-shallot aioli, croissant, lettuce, tomato, & apple wood bacon, choice of hand cut fries or greens
The “Reuben Cuban”
Slow roasted pork shoulder, shaved black forest ham, gruyere, bread and butter slaw, & pepperoncini smear
Gourmet Grilled Cheese and Soup
Cast iron griddled French bread, fontina, atwells gold, and gruyere cheeses, fresh herbs, choice of roasted tomato soup or petit greens
Gourmet Grilled Cheese of the Day
Choice of roasted tomato soup or petit greens
Lobster Mac and Cheese
Fresh orecchiet, native lobster, mascarpone-fontina cream, asparagus, farming turtles farm greens, & truffled lobster oil.
Mac and Cheese on a Whim
Chef’s daily creation of fresh pasta, cheese, and seasonal ingredients.
5oz $16.00
10oz $32.00
The 1673 Steak Fritte
Prime flat iron steak & au poivre sauce, choice of hand cut fries or greens.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My Bride and I were out enjoying a brisk February afternoon at The Elms when we happened upon a couple attempting a selfie. We offered to take the picture for them and thus began the friendship. We asked them to join us for dinner at...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank WoodFam07
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a true disappointment. Visiting Newport from NYC and heard to eat at Whitehorse. Originally wanted to go to 22Bowen or Clarke Cooke, but opted to try Whitehorse. What a mistake. First of all, the restaurant is very old and it shows - the tables...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Soph S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent quite a while at the White Horse Tavern on a day out in Newport, and boy, were we glad we did! The bar was snug and warm thanks to the fire in the huge fireplace...there is a fireplace in almost every room. The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Manray1230
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since this is the oldest tavern in the USA, you might shy away because it must be touristy. And, while many tourists do come here, we're local Rhode Islanders and come here quite a bit (when the tourists are more at bay). Everyone is treated...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Nicole K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In 1652 the White Horse Tavern was originally constructed as a two-story, two-room residence for Francis Brinley. In 1673 it was acquired by William Mayes, Sr and converted to a tavern. For almost 100 years, this large and comfortable tavern was the meeting place of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tonytigerjaz
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Warm fire and nice wine at the bar, excellent bartender and atmosphere in that cozy part of the building. The dinner was mediocre, however, especially for the price but it was a nice evening overall with good service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Meredith a
Reviewed January 10, 2019

I have never written a review before but this experience was unequivocally the worse. Waited 45 minutes after our reservation to be seated. Another 30 before approached for order. Returned first two courses: lobster bisque ice cold , mushroom appetizer missing most ingredients. Appetizers returned...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Karen M
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Both my wife and I ordered the beef Wellington, as this restaurant is known for it, unfortunately the quality of the meet was not good, it was chewy and did not taste good, my wife returned her dish and was so turned off she could...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ehausseguy
Reviewed January 4, 2019

On a cold January day, the White Horse Tavern has so much ambiance in their main dining room with the fireplace. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our generous martinis, bottle of wine and delicious meals of fork tender short rib and shellfish stew. We...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank debofCT
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Overall a great experience. We were worried about what we read about the dress code. However, we did not have any issues wearing sweaters. White Horse makes you feel like you went back in time. Food was good, I enjoyed my lobster Mac and cheese....More

Date of visit: December 2018
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December 17, 2018|
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Response from Michael D | Reviewed this property |
They suggest ties for the men, but it is not required. I usually wear a suit when we go.
November 8, 2018|
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Response from Discover718574 | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant to make arrangements.
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Menu can be found on their website
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