It’s beginning to look a whole lot more like the off-season around Newport, RI. Many restaurants have already permanently/temporarily closed or are preparing to do so over the next few weeks.

As of December 31st; we are sure there are a few more updates to come…

  1. @ The Deck – Closed until Spring.
  2. Atlantic Beach Club – Will close permanently on January 1, 2016
  3. Barking Crab – Waiting on confirmation of dates (were closed January 4th – February 5th in 2015)
  4. Belle’s Cafe – Closing on December 18th until mid March
  5. Benjamin’s – Closed January 4th for about two weeks for Winter Break.
  6. Black Pearl – Seasonally closed Jan. 3 to Feb 12.
  7. Bouchards – Will be closed from January 1st – January 28th for winter break.
  8. Cafe Zelda – Closed, will reopen in February under new ownership.
  9. Caleb & Broad – Closing down Tues Jan 26th and will re-open Friday Feb 5th.
  10. Canfield House – Closed permanently.
  11. Christie’s – Closed, unknown when/if they will reopen.
  12. Clarke Cooke House – Summer Sushi ends on September 27th
  13. Dockside – Closed until Spring.
  14. Flo’s in Middletown – Closed until Spring.
  15. Fluke – Closed 1/3 – 2/11
  16. Gas Lamp Grille –  Will close around 5pm on Sun. Jan. 3rd and reopen Fri. Jan. 8th at 5pm.
  17. Jade Cricket – Waiting on confirmation of dates (were closed January 5th – May 1st in 2015)
  18. Landing Restaurant- Closed until Spring.
  19. Lobster Bar – Closed until Spring.
  20. Marina Cafe & Pub – Closed until Spring.
  21. Midtown Oyster Bar – Will be closed Monday Jan. 4 through Wednesday Jan. 6. We will re-open at 4:00pm on Thursday Jan. 7th.
  22. Perry Mill Tavern  – Closed, will reopen in Spring 2016 under new ownership and name.
  23. Port Restaurant – Closed until Spring.
  24. Red Parrot – Will be closed from January 4th – January 14th for winter renovations.
  25. Revolving Door – Will be closed from January 1st – January 28th for winter break.
  26. Rhumbline – Closed, will reopen in Spring 2016 under new ownership.
  27. Scales & Shells – Will close on December 12th for approximately one month.
  28. Smokehouse – Closed until Spring.
  29. Tallulah on Thames – Closed January 4th – second week of February for winter break.
  30. Teas & Javas – Temporarily closed until further notice.
  31. Thames Street Burger Boys – Closed until further notice.
  32. Thames Street Kitchen – Will close permanently on January 1st.
  33. Yesterday and The Place – Closed permanently.

You can also count on the Lawn at Castle Hill, all patio’s (Black Pearl, 22 Portside, Pineapples By The Bay) and roof decks’s (Hotel Viking & Vanderbilt Grace) being closed until Spring 2016.

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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