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“Excellent local establishment”
Review of Brick Alley Pub

Brick Alley Pub
Ranked #7 of 239 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $27
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: At Brick Alley Pub we have it all: "pub style" comfort food to modern multicultural cuisine all served with genuine down-home hospitality. Like America itself, Brick Alley is one big melting pot of ethnicities, flavors, and fun. If you are looking for stiff, over the top formal service with small portions of over-priced food, we are not that place. After more than 30 years as one of Rhode Island's most popular restaurants with locals and tourists alike, the Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant has earned landmark status. Located at 140 Thames Street across from the Brick Market Place in Downtown Newport the Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant offers a warm and cozy fireplace in the winter and comfortably air-conditioned dining rooms in the summer. The Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant specializes in a blend of flavorful steaks, fresh local seafood, pastas, and seasonal specials. Begin your dinner with a selection from our cocktail menu or choose a wine from our extensive wine list. This wine list features over 250 different vintages and has received the Wine Spectator Award for Excellence. Open for lunch and dinner, Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant accepts reservations and offers an upstairs function room that can accommodate up to 170 people. The Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant has received favorable reviews from countless local and national publications including: The Providence Journal, Travel-Holiday, Ford Times, Rhode Island Monthly, and Newport Life Magazine. In addition, Jameson Irish Whiskey bestowed the restaurant with their "Best Irish Coffee Award" for three consecutive years and inducted the Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant into their Hall of Fame. Brick Alley has also been featured on The Food Network and is a favorite of Boston's Phantom Gourmet.
Ellsworth, Maine
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Excellent local establishment”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

When i visited the area on a friday night I asked the parking attendant where the place to eat. He chose this place. The place was busy so we decided to eat in the bar. You need to try the portuguese clams. WOW!!! We also tried the fish in a red sauce, fish taco's which both were outstanding. You need to try the triple martinies which there are several flavors. You can tell the locals visit this area quite regualary.The food and service was excellent we decided to eat again for lunch the next day.

Visited October 2012
Thank Patti S
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very popular!”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

There was a very large birthday party in when we arrived but they still managed to find room for us. The food choices were good and the portions enormous but very reasonably priced. Worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Ribs and things”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

A classic pub with an excellent choice. Take in the history of the pub and owners with the news articles on the way to the loo.

Visited September 2012
Thank Marielle12
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Busy pub with a good food”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

This pub has a nice variety on its menu - from traditional bar food to New England specialties. I had some nice homemade soup and a delicious salad for lunch. My mate had the chowder and a large sandwich. Both of us enjoyed our food. This looks like a small bar, but the place is deceptively huge. It was packed when we were there on a rainy Tuesday, but there didn't seem to be anyone waiting for a table. Restrooms are upstairs, which could be a problem for those with mobility issues. Maybe there's a downstairs bathroom somewhere that I missed? Next time, I'll try the salad bar. I didn't notice it on the menu or see it in the room we were in, but saw others bringing some nice looking salads to their tables.

  • Visited October 2012
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Coon Rapids, MN
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Great Food and Local Atmosphere”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

New Bedford Fisherman Scrod was an outstanding Portuguese dish. Local seafood appears to be very fresh. Salad Bar is a great extra, and 'local' atmosphere was very enjoyable.

Visited October 2012
Thank Coon_Rapids_Traveler
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