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The White Horse Tavern

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26 Marlborough Street, Newport, RI 02840 (Farewell St)
+1 401-849-3600
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11:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Albany, New York
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86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

(Bar Only): The White Horse bills itself as the oldest continuously-operating tavern in the country (starting out as a house in 1652 and becoming a tavern in 1673), and it is definitely worth a stop if you can get in. The bar itself is tiny, and they do not allow it to get crowded - no standing-room only – so... More 

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York, Maine
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There were six of us for dinner and we could not have had a better experience. The food was excellent, most folks had the beef special and two had the swordfish. Both were wonderful. The Calamari was a big hit and the deserts were shared and delicious. our waiter had a great oral history of the restaurant that we all... More 

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Valencia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

2 of us went in on Saturday late afternoon to check it out. Stepped in door and waited a few minutes longer than you'd expect. A number of staff walked by as we waited. (BTW not much of a crowd) Finally someone asked if we'd been helped. We wanted to sit in bar area as there was a fire in... More 

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South Portland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place was packed, and they said we have couple tables in the bar area if you don't mind....We had a friggin blast...Couple IPA's and the burgers are out of this world. In fact so good I got another one to go. I Loved this place...

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This could have been a perfect evening, but it was not. Our waiter was rude and I had to send my meal back as it was not prepared as requested. Very dissapointed as this was highly recommended.

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for our anniversary dinner, had a great spot by the fire. Based on the reviews of this place I thought we were in for a great meal. My husband had the foie gras appetizer which he said did not taste good, very bitter. I had the wedge which was fine. On to dinner.. I ordered the beef wellington,... More 

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Thank Kristina C
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is lovely with fireplaces all over, well-worn wood floors, beams overhead, historic artwork. Food was good, with nice portions. It *should* be one of the best restaurants in town, but I give it a 4 because: Although we had a reservation, we had a long wait. The servers disappeared for long periods without checking on how food was... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Everything was excellent: location, atmosphere and service and oh yes the food. I had the Lobster Mac and even eating small bites there was at least one piece of lobster per bite and not pea sized bites either. Attentive service from Dominick L and very nicely restored, authentic interior, probably like it was 340 years ago. Along with Brick Alley... More 

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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

My first dinner at the White Horse with friends in October encouraged a second dinner w DH last night and I wasn't disappointed. This time I ordered the scallops which were very tasty if not a smudge overcooked for my taste. The lobster bisque was perfect- not all creme, but a lovely, aromatic and very "lobster-y" version with visible pieces... More 

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salem, ma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Newport on a post holiday trip to see the mansions decorated for the holidays. It's a very quiet time of year so it was easy to get reservations almost anywhere that was open. We had driven by the White Horse Tavern a few times on our travels around the city as it was close to ournhotel so decided... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$39
Cuisine
American, Soups, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Marlborough Street, Newport, RI 02840
    (Farewell St)
  • Public Transportation: The White Horse Tavern is a quarter mile up Marlborough Street from the Newport Gateway and Visitors Center.
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-849-3600
Description
At The White Horse Tavern we strive to create a fresh, contemporary culinary experience in a historic tavern atmosphere. Like generations before us, we serve the freshest fish, clams and lobsters from Narragansett Bay along with just-picked produce from local Rhode Island's farms. We embrace RI's vibrant food scene to bring you the very best artisan cheeses, honeys, prime cuts of beef and local fish right off the boat - all in a Colonial tavern that's been serving America for over 350 years. So join us for a taste of 21st century Rhode Island in our 17th century White Horse. You won't be disappointed!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?