Our Restaurants page includes a list of Newport dining options – including one enjoyed by Thornton Wilder himself.
[N.B. This page is presented purely for archival purposes. The Conference was held June 11 – 13, 2015.]
22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille
Outdoor, seaside dining provides outstanding views of the port area. Dark woods and gleaming brass lend an old world, nautical feel to the place. An expert wine list stands ready to serve your need for the perfect wine to go with your T-bone or Porterhouse.
– phone: 401-841-8884
White Horse Tavern
White Horse is the city’s longest operating tavern, dating to 1673. The dress leans toward the formal, with jackets recommended for men.
– phone: 401-849-3600
Clarke Cook House
A Newport institution, the Clark Cooke House is located at the popular Bannister’s Wharf. Enjoy a formal meal with excellent views in the top floor dining room.
– phone: 401-849-2900
Flo’s Clam Shack
If you’re looking for a quick, fresh, fried seafood, this place is a must visit.
– phone: 401-847-8141
Traditional, hearty Italian dishes served in a series of warm, inviting rooms & a stone courtyard.
– phone: 401-849-6312
Lucia Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
A longtime eatery offering Northern Italian dishes (including vegetarian items) in a homey ambiance.
– phone: 401-848-5257
Castle Hill Inn
The Mansion’s chefs artfully craft fresh local fish, regional meats, and produce into a distinctly native, seasonal menu, served in four dining rooms within the Inn.
– phone: 401-849-3800
**Thornton Wilder stayed and worked here.**
La Forge Casino Restaurant
Seafood dishes & American fare, plus outdoor seating alongside Tennis Hall of Fame’s grass courts.
– phone: 401-847-0418
From bar food and burgers to salads, steaks, and seafood, there’s something for any palate at Griswold’s.
– phone: 401-846-4660
Vibrant spot with funky, creative decor known for a clever mash-up of global fare & cocktails.
– phone: 401-847-2620