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“Excellent food. Flakey service.”
Review of Malt

Malt
Ranked #18 of 249 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed July 30, 2013

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.

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Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

We were leaving Newport and needed a restaurant that was casual and moderately priced. Malt fit the bill. Excellent brew selection. The Thai shrimp nachos was flavorful and the fish and chips lightly fried.

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1  Thank Robert L
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Little wait on a Saturday night, and ordered the Thai Curry Shrimp Nachos, which were well prepared and had great flavor. Friends ordered the swordfish special, which I sampled, and we quite good. Another friend could not finish her mushroom risotto, which I polished off, and it was rich/creamy with a nice range of flavors.

Very good service, with our waitress having some friendly spunk and serving as a nice foil to some of our jokes.

Enjoyable evening.

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1  Thank travelreviewer3355
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Malt is located in the establishment that was Tuckers (a nice restaurant we had visited many, many times on our trips to Newport. Unfortunately, Tuckers closed and Malt took it's place. Equally unfortunate, whereas Tuckers always seemed to rate above average for food, the same can not be said for Malt. Food was average - at best - and some dishes were poor (including a steak that was advertised as very lean and came out very fatty...we waited a long time for a new steak to arrive). Signature dessert was only average...kind of a ball of malt chocolate. Too bad...Malt is not up to the standard of Tuckers.

1  Thank BradShaw123
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Simple Pub style restaurant new on Broadway, absolutely Love the Shrimp Nachos, will go back for them alone.
Great whisky selection, and people watching

1  Thank chris b
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