Where to Go for Newport Restaurant Week

Aquidneck Island restaurants are offering buy-one-get-one deals, prix-fixe offerings, gift card promotions and more.
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Appetizers at Stoneacre Garden.

We hope you’re hungry. Newport Restaurant Week is happening April 14-22, which is when Aquidneck Island area restaurants will offer discounts and deals for diners. Some of the promotions include buy-one-get-one deals, prix-fixe offerings, gift card promotions and more. At the same time, the second Foodie Film Festival will take place in tandem with Newport Restaurant Week at the Jane Pickens Theatre. Enjoy a week full of pop-up tastings, food trucks, complimentary treats, live music in the JPT lobby, and food-focused films. Some of the showings include Delicious, The Menu, Eat Pray Love, and Bottle Shock. See the full film schedule here.

We asked the Rhode Island Monthly staff to share their food picks for NPT Restaurant Week:

Jamie Coelho, editor-in-chief

“I would go for the two-course dinner from Stoneacre Garden, which has been a favorite restaurant of mine for its al fresco atmosphere and creative Asian-inspired menu. Now that the weather is getting nicer, this restaurant has multiple outdoor dining options from the open patio seating to the roofdeck. Even the dining room has an al fresco atmosphere with open windows and plants crawling all over the walls and ceiling.” The restaurant week meal includes shrimp chips with crab dip for the table to share, then a first-course choice of General Tso’s cauliflower with Thai chili and sesame, tuna tacos with avocado cream and green onion, Miso kale Caesar salad with crispy shallots and Parmesan cheese, or steak tataki with ponzu and crispy shallots. The second course is a choice of steak frites with miso butter and local greens, grilled salmon with carrot puree and local vegetables, a chickpea vegetable burger with curry aioli and grilled naan; grilled shrimp skewers with citrus plum sauce, a garden double smashburger with Stoneacre sauce, toasted bolo, American cheese, sweet pickles and cabbage, or fried chicken with mint yogurt and chili oil. There’s also a Bento Box Lunch for $22. 151 Swinburne Row, Newport, 401-619-8400, stoneacregarden.com

Lauren Clem, Associate Editor

“I’ve wanted to try Yagi Noodles for a while now, so their three-course lunch ($30) or four-course prix-fixe dinner look like great options for an indulgent lunch or a dinner to split. I have my eye on the Wantanman ramen with wontons. With the gorgeous weather this weekend, I’d probably take the long way around and end the day with a visit to Ragged Island Brewing Co. in Portsmouth, which has the best view of Narragansett Bay (featured on our list of the best brewery patios in Rhode Island).” 20 Long Wharf Mall, Newport, 401-324-5098, yaginoodles.com

Kaitlyn Murray, Digital Editor

“After checking out the lineup, I just may have to make the trek down to Newport twice (gasp!): first to try something new and again to visit an old favorite. Bar and Board bistro has been on my to-visit list for a while now, and the $50 pre-fixe menu sounds like a steal. Yet while the pan-roasted chicken entrée sounds delish, I’m really in it for the spicy shrimp starter and the toasted coconut and banana tart. The other prix-fixe menu calling my name, however, is Brick Alley Pub’s three-course offering for $45. My friends and I used to frequent the Thames Street eatery pretty often in our college days and I’d love the chance to sink my teeth into its loaded lobster salad roll once again.” Bar and Board, 282 Thames St., Newport, 401-619-1022, barandboard.com; Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant, 140 Thames St., Newport, 401-849-6334, brickalley.com

Edelinda Baptista, Editorial Assistant

“For dinner, I’ll have to step into Sardella’s Italian Restaurant for a taste of Italy. The three-course prix-fixe deal for $40 is all I could ever ask for, especially since I get to choose from at least ten different dishes.” For the first choice, guests can choose from the soup of the day pasta fagioli, a salad of spinach, goat cheese and balsamic vinaigrette, or butternut squash ravioli; for the second course, the choice is slow-roasted braised short ribs served with a Chianti wine demi-glaze over red bliss mashed potatoes; a bone-in sixteen-ounce porkchop parmigiana served with a side of linguini marinara; or seafood fra diavolo. For dessert, there’s  tiramisu; Napoleon with ice cream, strawberries and chocolate sauce; or three handmade chocolate cannolis. 30 Memorial Blvd., West Newport, 401-849-6312, sardellas.com

See all the menus and deals here.


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