We visited on two evenings during our visit to Newport, Rhode Island. On both occasions the meals were excellent. The staff were very polite and the service very quick.
However, on our second visit we were given the table adjacent to the bar.
It was a big mistake to accept that table, it was like sitting in a corridor with the customers have to go by our table to the restrooms. The waiters struggled to get past with plates of food and drink.
When the waitress was clearing our table the waiter pushed his way past her nearly causing the plates to fall on to us.
My tip is if offered the table by the bar, refuse it.