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The White Horse Tavern

26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840-2599
+1 401-849-3600
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Steakhouse, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840-2599
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The historic charm is ever present in this fine establishment. The food is incredible from the salad/appetizers to main course to the desserts. There are two items I must mention. First the Duck Scotch Egg. It is an egg wrapped in duck sausage, breaded and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RobS012
Reviewed 3 days ago

One Star for management, lack of empathy, rudeness, and ignoring an anniversary celebration. Four Stars for cuisine, ambiance, and eventual evening there. In 2012, my partner and I celebrated a wonderful 2-year anniversary at The White Horse Tavern. We had loved the food, ambiance, service,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our experience at the White Horse Tavern was everything we were looking for. A cozy room with fireplace, excellent service, delicious food and reasonable prices for what they offer. My husband loved the Beef Wellington and I enjoyed the pan roasted chicken breast. Razor clams...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank fairytale2
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was very good as was the service. Historic ambiance. We particularly liked the warm fireside seating upstairs during a cold winter evening.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was great, the staff were really nice and provided the whole background story of the place. And everything we ate there was remarkable.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 995avivb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Supposedly the oldest tavern in the US. Or the oldest continuous tavern in the US it something along those lines. Went for dinner with friends and colleagues and it was a good experience. The place is generally candlelit and the bar is well stocked. Had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank chijiokeo307
WHT1673, Manager at The White Horse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Chi, Thanks for joining us for dinner recently -- we're glad to hear you enjoyed experiencing our Tavern, which does indeed date from 1673 and is the oldest restaurant in the US. Glad also that you were able to try our Rhode Island clam...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An incredible old tavern in historic Newport, RI. The service was great and they have some great high end whiskeys on the top shelf. I had a wonderful lunch there with my lady and my daughter and her man. The food was great and the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kent4202018
WHT1673, Manager at The White Horse Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kent, We're glad you enjoyed your visit to the White Horse...thank you for the kind words about your lunch and our whiskey selection. We agree that sitting in our historic bar, with the fireplace ablaze, is a terrific spot for lunch, dinner or just...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food we ordered was good, but harried service didn't help. When we ordered mains, but no appetizers, our waiter brusquely removed our second fork. My son's Beef wellington came alone on a plate. Not one thing else; not even a coulis!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank UrbaneAG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at the White Horse Tavern while visiting Newport recently. It had such ambience and charm. We had mixed feelings about our meals. My friend loved her meal and my steak had too many peppercorns on it for my taste. If I were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very classy place with a step back in history. Not what I expected being it was called a tavern. Great service and selection. Good sized portions and quality, but not the cheapest place to eat. Take the plunge and stop here on your way though.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank an4252017
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Response from hamjam2019 | Reviewed this property |
You would have to call the location and pay for it over the phone and have then 14018493600
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Menu can be found on their website
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smart casual is fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840-2599
    (Farewell St)
  • Public Transportation: The White Horse Tavern is a quarter mile up Marlborough Street from the Newport Gateway and Visitors Center.
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-849-3600
  • E-mail
At The White Horse Tavern we strive to create a fresh, contemporary culinary experience in a historic tavern atmosphere. Like generations before us, we serve the freshest fish, clams and lobsters from Narragansett Bay along with just-picked produce from local Rhode Island's farms. We embrace 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. So join us for a taste of 21st century Rhode Island in our 17th century White Horse. You won't be disappointed!
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