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

Temporarily Closing 

This story was originally published on January 2nd, 2020, it will be updated as more information is received and confirmed. 

  • 12 Metre Cafe: Closed until March 2020
  • Benjamin’s: Closed until the end of January
  • Belle’s Cafe: Closed until March 10th
  • Black Pearl: Closed until March
  • Brick Alley Pub: Closed January 26th – February 7
  • Caleb & Broad: Closed January 20th – 30th.
  • Castle Hill Inn: Closed January 1st through January 24th, 2020
  • Dockside: Closed until spring.
  • Fifth Element: Closed January 1 – 13th
  • Flo’s (Middletown): Closed until March 4th, 2020.
  • Fluke Newport: Reopens February 14th
  • French Confection: Closed from January 6th – 20th.
  • Frisky Fries: Closed until St. Patrick Day Weekend
  • Gary’s Handy Lunch: Closed this week (5th to 11th), expected to reopen on January 13th or 14th.
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: Closed January 2 – 29
  • Liberty Donuts: Closed January 2 – February 13
  • Lobster Bar: Closed until spring.
  • Marina Cafe & Pub: Closed until spring.
  • Red Parrot: Closed January 8 – 15
  • Salvation Cafe: Closed January 27 – February 12
  • Simpatico: Closed until spring.
  • Smoke House: Closed until spring.
  • Thames Street Kitchen (TSK): Closed January 1 – 15.
  • The Chanler at Cliff Walk:  The Chanler, Cara and The Café will close on January 1st and reopen on Friday, January 31st.
  • The Landing: Closed until spring.
  • The Port: Closed until spring.
  • Zelda’s: Closed January 8th – 15th

You can also count on the Lawn at Castle Hill, all patios (Black Pearl, 22 Portside) and roof decks (Hotel Viking & Vanderbilt) being closed until spring 2020.

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