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“Quaint surroundings & filling lunch. ”
Review of Brick Alley Pub

Brick Alley Pub
Ranked #7 of 244 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$27
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We dined here for lunch & I enjoyed the spicy Cajun chicken sandwich with steak fries. Our table gave us a great view of busy Thames Street, perfect for people watching.

The pub was a nice, comfortable place to eat, historical photos and Knick-knacks adorned the walls made for interesting reading.

Daniel our server, finally introduced himself as I asked for the check. By now you know I knock off a rating star when the staff doesn’t tell me who they are.

Thank TheCaptBob
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for our only night spent in Newport since this place had excellent reviews. We were told an hour to 90 mins wait but to check back in an hour. When we did we were told another half hour. We came back and they still weren’t ready so we waited upstairs another half hour until they called our name. The food wasn’t bad by all means, but worth a 2 hour wait? No way. Next time we’re in town maybe we’ll just stop in for lunch, that seems like a better lunch spot than dinner.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

No trip to Newport can go without a stop here. Great food, upstairs and downstairs, and a great pub. The menu is filled with a lot of great food for the whole family! The last few visits (March, April and November) included eating next to two Hollywood celebrities! (March and April were same person). Always interesting here. It is very rare not to have a wait, but it will be worth it. This is my favorite place in town.

Thank Hammer112
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

If you walk out of this place hungry, there is something wrong! Food was delicious and plentiful. I could have made Gary's Portuguese Clams my main course. The serving was a starter, and came in a large bowl filled with a dozen steamed clams and the most delicious broth. It was a bit spicy if you like that - I loved it as did everyone at the table who sampled it. The baked stuffed clam starter was great also. I had the Lobstacado for my meal. The lobster salad was tasty and sweet. Everyone was happy with their meal and we were all stuffed. The Pub is loud and crowded but a fun place, with lots of interesting things to see on the walls and ceiling. The menu is large and varied. Lots of seafood choices as well as the usual pub food. Stop here for a meal, and expect to leave with a full stomach and a smile on your face.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Traditional pub fare with extensive soup, bread, and salad bar. There's something to please everyone.

Thank Lucy B
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