Went for a late lunch on a cold, winter day. We were seated immediately in the Tavern, the casual side of the restaurant that seats about 50 people. The wait staff are young and very friendly. The menu has something for everyone and we were also given a hand-written specials list with 6-7 daily specials. The daily specials included such dishes as: corned beef and cabbage soup, halibut and striped bass entrees, and shepherd's pie. The regular menu has chowders, chili, salads, omlets (if you arrive before 2:30), lobster rolls, burgers, sandwiches, chicken pot pie, and fish, chicken and beef entres. My husband had the shepherd's pie and declared it a winner. An ample portion, hearty and full of beef, with a nice crust of mashed taters. I had a Kobe burger, cooked medium with great fries. The table next to us stopped by for dessert and raved about the key lime pie and the hot fudge sundae. The only negative was the chairs which weren't very comfortable, but the good food and friendly waitresses get high marks. We will visit again whe we return to Newport.