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599 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6712
+1 401-841-8833
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible39%
2 Jun 2014
“Large portions”
22 Apr 2014
“Do yourself a favor and don't eat here”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood
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599 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6712
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Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

Service was great and the portions was a lot. I really enjoyed my visit and did not agree with the negative postings and experience by some people.

Thank covemanb
Reviewed 22 April 2014

I made a reservation at this "upscale" Newport restaurant last minute for valentines day, and I can now understand why this was the only place in the area where I could get a reservation. I showed up a 6PM to a completely empty restaurant, and...More

Thank Alyson C
Tosen29, Owner at Asterisk, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

So were you alone or seated next to 20 people? It can't be both. We always ask if someone had a reservation because we use open table and need to keep up with the database. We never offend anyone. As a matter of fact we...More

Reviewed 13 April 2014

We read other reviews as well as took the recommendation of a local friend. Visiting from Boston we wanted some suggestions for a neighborhood place to dine. We were told to order the Espresso Martini which we did. They were awesome. As it was restaurant...More

Thank Indianfiremaiden
Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

First of all, we were freezing because we were sitting in front of the door. But every seat in the restaurant is in front of the door because it's a converted garage. I had an espresso martini, it was so-so. My husband ordered the sirloin...More

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 23 January 2014 via mobile

The restaurant has recently changed their menu to a more Southern Europe feel. Many pasta options, I got a pizza myself and it was great. The dough was thin and crisp with an amazing char flavor. My friends were equally as happy with the items...More

Thank Frenchman1991
Reviewed 1 January 2014

It's never a good thing when you have to go somewhere else to eat afterwards. Got the crispy salmon which sounded good. It wasn't. Was completely raw and asked to send it back to finish cooking it. Thought it was odd that the server asked...More

Thank Andy P
Reviewed 1 December 2013

Great atmosphere with a nice view into the kitchen. Good service. Food was excellent (!!), but a little on the pricey side for the amount served (a personal sized pizza and gnocchi & pesto). Would definitely recommend this for date night and/or a group gathering!

Thank awesty12
Reviewed 3 November 2013

My husband and I have been to many restaurants in Newport and this was definitely one of our favorites! Everything is good, we had bruschetta for an appetizer followed by salads and the beef tenderloin which was delicious! Their espresso martini was so good! They...More

Thank ninad99
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Amazed to see that there were reviews marked "terrible." We were so pleased to find this small, charming, quality restaurant in Newport. An innovative, creative menu using locally sourced food. Staff was very knowledgeable about the oysters (from PEI), and we were glad we ordered...More

Thank Jrryo
Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

We just came in for a night cap and their espresso martinis are to die for; their polish bartender, who's name I cannot spell, was so awesome-- the foam on those martinis was incredible ! Definitely coming back for lunch/brunch/dinner ASAP!

Thank Karen C
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 40
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 599 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6712
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-841-8833
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