My wife, several friends and I had dinner at Malt during the weekend of the Newport Folk Festival. Based on a recommendation from our B&B's owner, we decided to give this restaurant a shot.
The food was excellent. My wife had a thai shrimp nacho appetizer that was amazing - extremely large prawns and a tangy, sweet, salty thai sauce drizzled over corn tortilla chips. The rest of the dishes at our table, hummus, mussels and burgers were equally as great. Malt also has a very impressive line-up of beer and cocktails.
The only issue with our dinner was our server's attitude. She had a look of scorn on her face the moment we were seated. She forgot drinks that were ordered and we had to flag down other staff to remind our server of our drink order after she disappeared for a bit.
I would've ranked Malt with 5 stars had it not been for the experience with the server.