For the past few years, my wife and I have had the pleasure to dining at both the "Top of Newport" restaurant (located on the roof of the Hotel Viking) and "One Bellevue" restaurant (located by the main lobby of the Hotel Viking). Both locations are fantastic destinations that serve world-class cuisine with top-notch service. "Top of Newport" boasts a wonderful view of scenic Newport, Rhode Island, including a relaxing view of the nearby harbor.
The "Top of Newport" is also the location for "Spirits & Stogies" nights, held every Wednesday evening throughout the summer months. These events are always a crowd pleaser; attendees receive a three course meal, three drinks featuring the evenings selected spirit, and a cigar to pair with the meal. My wife and I love these events and make frequent visits throughout the summer. We have also had the pleasure of introducing many of our friends and family to these events, all of whom have unanimously enjoyed the delicious pairings of food, beverage, and cigar. The menu for these events change weekly and the staff is incredibly courteous and helpful. Prime example: one of our friends who came to a "Spirits & Stogie" event inquired about the gluten content of the evenings meal (for dietary reasons). The manager and chef at the "Top of Newport" contacted us, discussed the menu, and prepared a separate gluten-free menu for our friend to enjoy. This gluten-free meal, like the original meal offered at the event, was designed to specifically enhance and pair with flavors found in the night's spirit and cigar. They truly went above and beyond to make our evening enjoyable and worry free.
"One Bellevue" offers a few different dining location options. There is a sleek bar room area with ample seating at sturdy, polished wooden tables. There is also an elegant dining room fit for a romantic evening. This area opens up to the restaurants courtyard; patrons can dine outside to enjoy the fresh air while taking in a view of the impressive garden. The outdoor fireplace is the perfect spot to warm up with a late-night drink on a cool evening.
I can not recommend the "Top of Newport" and "One Bellevue" enough. Both establishments offer incredible dining experiences and are staffed by caring, courteous, and dedicated staff. If you are ever in the Newport area, the "Top of Newport" and "One Bellevue" will never disappoint.