I made a reservation well in advance and ate there on Saturday, Oct 12th. I was a single female dining alone...and could not have had better service. I had the tuna tartar, salad and duck. It was excellent but the whole experience was so pleasant I asked to come back the next day and sit at the same table and they were able offer 5:30 on Sunday. I find its best to eat a little earlier as a single diner. On Sunday I had the salad (with the salmon) a cod prepared Oscar style and the soufflé. To my surprise the owner Sarah came to my table an d greeted me and we spoke for a few. Again an overall excellent experience. To all single travelers....venture out to these fine dining places! And if you are in Newport...make sure you vibist this one! Sarah...you ROCK!