I am quite critical of good seafood, having grown up in Newport, RI and have eaten some of the best seafood the planet has to offer. With that said, the seafood is fresh and tasty at MIDTOWN. I would go back for the food. The décor is interesting. I think the upstairs room on the second floor is nice, but very sterile and noisy. The first floor joined to the bar and raw bar area appears to have hit the mark for the right ambience, as well as the small but nice open air cocktail area on the 3rd deck. Where the restaurant really is hurting in my humble opinion is the serving staff. Even though efficient with taking orders and delivery of the food, I may have well been waited on by robots......zero interest in the customer and no enthusiasm whatsoever for the new establishment, its colorful past and residing in the heart of old Newport. I guess the staff figures the food and location will do the selling. "It is the whole package" and as Lenny Panaggio the legendary Manager of the Newport Chart House and Moorings used to say. "People can eat good food anywhere....it is really the people that make the experience special".....good luck!