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“Great food...nearly great restaurant”
Review of Cafe Zelda

Cafe Zelda
Ranked #61 of 234 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: French, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Centerport, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food...nearly great restaurant”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

We only had two nights in Newport and wanted to go to well- recommended places. This was a called a "must" by a friend of mine. Lovely romantic restaurant. Food was very good, but service was more accommodating at a Chilis. Separate bar where people kept walking by our table. Nice dinner, but we decided to have dessert elsewhere. Reservations required.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
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197 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Hoped it would be better”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Menu looked intriguing but did not live up to the written page. Beets with goat cheese nothing special. Escargot nothing special either. 'Special' cold pepper soup with leeks utterly forgettable and went unfinished. Striped bass special was fair-- fish was good but sides nothing memorable. Same with scallops. Service was inattentive and didn't ask how things were and did not notice that soup essentially was untouched. Was seated next to the service area despite that the place was essentially empty when we arrived. Decor pleasant. I won't go back.

  • Visited July 2013
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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice Experience at Cafe Zelda”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

My friend and I recently dined at Café Zelda on our stay in Newport. Nice atmosphere - a bit noisy - and good food.

  • Visited July 2013
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Great Locals Spot”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

If you are a particularly needy diner, learn to sit at the bar where your server is never more than 10 feet way. This bar has maybe 8 seats? Always a smiling bartender, always a cool (but thankfully not cold) Guinness. I have never been disappointed with my meal here. Is it cheap? No. Nor was my car but you generally get what you pay for....glad its still kind of hidden from the NYC/Boston "foodies" who tend to trash our restaurants via anonymous restaurant rating apps.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank Pender226
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Thibodaux, Louisiana
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

The decor brings you back in time, the food is good, but I would skip the chicken fried lobster next time. Be careful when parking nearby, they give parking tickets to anyone who is not a resident

Visited July 2013
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