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Review of The Old Courthouse

The Old Courthouse
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Ranked #3 of 15 Restaurants in Newport
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've eaten here many times, and never been disappointing. This is a family run place where it's almost like your at your aunt's house for a holiday dinner. It's nice, but not real fancy, food is very good. service is spotty when they are busy...not a good place to go if you are in a hurry.

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Reviewed April 14, 2014

Living just a few miles away, we go to the Courthouse maybe three times a year, and we have never been disappointed. If you are not from the area it is a little difficult to locate, but worth the tiny effort.
The setting IS or looks a little stuffy, but overall it is a great setting. Tends to be a bit loud with music or a piano player doling out "As time goes by" .

The service is attentive and you are not expected to hurry through your meal.

The menu is not a foot and a half long, but it is sufficient to feature a variety of dishes that please tmjhe tastes of just about anyone. Sensibly priced.

I think the major feature of this establishment is the efforts of management and the chef, who is really quite imaginative at times, but seems to enjoy the business of cooking too.

Definitely the place to have a leisurely and pleasant dining experience in Newport

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Reviewed November 20, 2013

Limited menu with average food, although average may equate to amazing in Newport. Felt it was overpriced for what you get. Service sucked and the atmosphere was stuffy, felt like you would be kicked out for dropping a fork. Visit The Old Courthouse if you've absolutely run out of other places to try.

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Reviewed September 7, 2013

I was really impressed by The Old Courthouse. One of the members of the parties had specific dietary needs. The chef came out and explained the options and how he could accomodate the needs of the various diners; he also had a great sense of humor. Food was tasty, serving sizes were larger than I had expected, and bill was quite reasonable. I loved the atmosphere. All in all a great dining experience.

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Thank Bruce D
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

We summer close to Newport, and go to the Old Courthouse at least a couple of times while we're there. It's always good, and there are always some interesting options on the menu. It would stand up well to a lot of other places we've eaten, in many other cities. Temperature has always been comfortable, winter or summer, and the setting is nice. We like to talk about where the judge, jury, and accused would have sat back when it was a courthouse.

There are a couple of 2-seat tables that are kind of set off -- I really like them when I'm eating there alone.

The blueberry soup they had this last summer was TO DIE FOR!

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Thank WPHouston
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