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Cafe Zelda

528 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6711
+1 401-849-4002
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hanger steak” (8 reviews)
“escargot” (7 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
528 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6711
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed a three course prix fixed dinner at Zelda's. The clam chowder was excellent. Our entrees were good - there was a choice of three. And the desserts were excellent. The service was great and it is a lovely place to dine on Thames...More

Thank Lois P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reserved for 7 pm. Waited for 20 mins for empty table to be set up. Had steak salad which was not generous. The waitress was good as were the drinks. Underwhelmed.

Thank seew1222
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu isn't necessarily inventive, but the quality is very good and the staff is great. Fried lobster is terrific and the escargot is as well.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We just had drinks at the bar. The bar tender was rude and very disrespectful not only to us but other people who came in. He seems annoyed and just wanted to gossip with his friends. I would skip it.

Thank James T
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Stopped by for a drink in the"pub" sid of this cafe. The bar is small and well stocked and very friendly! Watched some great surfer videos! Will probably go back again today!

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Had a pleasant dinner during our stay in Newport. Nice interior, good quality food, great service. I wish they had more dessert choices.

Thank ActiveFamilyNJ
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Got the mussels entree as an app, and Zelda burger. Very good pub/restaurant aura the food. Beer was fairly priced too. Wife got a Caesar salad and was unique with a full head of Romaine lettuce, lightly charred. I'd recommend here for a quiet casual...More

1  Thank Michael P
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We went here with a large group - family was on the hunt for the BEST Clam Chowder - Cafe Zelda had a Great version of a clam chowder....we realized they have dill in it and I think it was GREAT Delicious! Try it! Enjoy

Thank mac91960
Reviewed 8 March 2017

My husband and I went back to Zelda's after a pretty good meal about a month or so ago. We always feel we have to give a restaurant the 2nd go-round test. We were optimistic. The atmosphere is very pleasant, and the staff are super...More

Thank mac949
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Café Zelda is a charming restaurant featuring French and American cuisine. The clam chowder is outstanding. The main entrees and desserts were exceptional. Low key, comfy and welcoming. Definitely going back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 528 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6711
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-849-4002
  • E-mail
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