As we make our way quickly towards the beginning of October and Columbus Day, many restaurants (particularly among the waterfront) are preparing to call it a season and close during the off-season until next spring.

While a lot of the restaurants who close it up for the winter wait until Columbus Day Weekend or after the Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival, some have already battened down the hatches.

The What’sUpNewp Crew has started to compile a list of when Newport’s beloved seasonal restaurants will close, try to make your way in before they do and say thanks for the summer memories!

Also, many seasonal restaurants have already cut the amount of days or hours they’re open so before you make your way over to them, it’s best to give them a call!

  1. Atlantic Beach Club – While live music on the patio has ended, the patio is still open throughout the rest of summer and early fall (weather depending). The restaurant (inside) will continue to operate through the remainder of the year before closing just after New Year’s Eve and will re-open under new ownership.
  2. Belle’s Cafe – Closed for season on December 18th
  3. Christie’s – Closed, unknown when/if they will reopen.
  4. Clarke Cooke House – Summer Sushi ends on September 27th
  5. Flo’s in Middletown – Open Thursday – Sunday until Thanksgiving.
  6. Landing Restaurant- Will close after Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival (October 17-18).
  7. Lobster Bar – Will closes for winter after Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival (October 17-18).
  8. Marina Cafe & Pub – Will close on October 12th for winter.
  9. Perry Mill Tavern  – Closed, will reopen in Spring 2016 under new ownership and name.
  10. Port Restaurant – Last day will be October 18th.
  11. Rhumbline – Closed permanently.
  12. Smokehouse – Will close on October 12th for winter.
  13. Top Of Newport (Roofdeck at Hotel Viking) – Closed for season
  14. Vanderbilt Grace Rooftop – Last day is October 12th.
  15. Yesterday and The Place – Will close for good on September 26th.

This list will certainly grow, be sure to check back often for new and updated information.

Reminder Newport Restaurant Week is quickly approaching, make reservations at your favorite restaurant or one that you’ve never been to, now!

Featured photo of Smokehouse, provided by Newport Restaurant Group.

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp, LLC. Belmore has led What's Up Newp since December 2012. Belmore also serves as the Sr. Editor - North America for Mountain News - publisher of OnTheSnow. In his spare time, Belmore serves as the Vice President for the Board of Directors at Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors at Lucy's Hearth. Belmore is also a member and supporter of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers. Send questions, tips, and story ideas to