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Jo's American Bistro

24 Memorial Blvd W, Newport, RI 02840-3302
+1 401-847-5506
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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24 Memorial Blvd W, Newport, RI 02840-3302
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There is a lot to like about Jo's, starting with our extremely knowledgeable and attentive server. The room is a striking, modern take in an older building, with well-spaced, comfortable seating. Jo's has a number of unusual, interesting house cocktails and our orders were very...More

Thank Niwotois
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place gets better and better with time. Service is always impeccable and the atmosphere is great. Try the lobster carbonara, a new twist on an old favorite, not an overwhelming flavor like some others. Staff is consistently good with low turnover so you always...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended this hotel by the Inn Keeper at Cliffside Inn, we reserved a table on line and we are glad we did because it was really busy. The lady on the front desk was very abrupt when we arrived and made us feel...More

Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a place to have a rehearsal dinner, look no further. My son in law's family could not have chosen a better place. The food was incredible, the atmosphere was beautiful and the wait staff and bar tenders could not have...More

Thank lynnej2682
JoannC1033, Owner at Jo's American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this fantastic review! We enjoy hosting all types of private parties and making them special every time and are happy to hear we were able to do this for such a special occasion. Congratulations to the bride and groom!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a delicious dinner here on Sunday night. There was live music which attracted me to the restaurant. I had the grilled shrimp over risotto which was amazing. The waitress was extremely accommodating and hard-working. It was a nice atmosphere and pretty crowded for...More

1  Thank Jessica A
JoannC1033, Owner at Jo's American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jessica, thank you for your kind words! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the music, food, and service during your visit and hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat at the bar and had a great meal ... great food. Great bar man. So much sonwent backnthe dollowing evening too

1  Thank LBGroup
JoannC1033, Owner at Jo's American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with our bar staff so much! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. We hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant offers an excellent value prix fixe meal from Sunday to Wednesday; just over $20 for an appetizer, main course, and a glass of acceptable wine. Good clam chowder, and excellent baked salmon, served with an orzo-corn mixture that was so good the restaurant...More

Thank Larry M
JoannC1033, Owner at Jo's American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the prix fixe menu and the service. We appreciate your kind words and hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I had a great meal at Jo's during our visit to Newport - possibly one of the best of the entire trip. The staff here were all very friendly, and we felt welcome from the moment we walked in. The hostess and...More

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jo's menu has enough on it to satisfy even the pickiest eaters, teens! While we enjoyed our pan roasted cod and fish and chips, the menu also includes burgers and lobster rolls, to name a few choices. My only complaint would be the "mood" lighting...More

Thank NFMom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky to take advantage of the price fixe menu(Sun-Wed) which was superb not only for value but also for quality. My wife loved the chicken piccata and salmon was absolutely delicious. Very nice ambience without being stuffy. Felt like we found a real...More

Thank rogerm468
JoannC1033, Owner at Jo's American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for such a great review. We’re so happy you enjoyed the prix fixe menu and can’t wait to have you back at Jo’s American Bistro!

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Questions & Answers
25 April 2017|
Response from j0j0421 |
Hi Yes we do it is 25.00 a bottle . The wine can not be on our wine list . We look forward to seeing you at Jo's. All the best, Joann
25 April 2017|
Response from Marc J | Reviewed this property |
There is a corking fee, but not sure how much. I guess you can call the restaurant for specifics.
25 January 2017|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for responding two months after this question was posted. There is abundant parking within a few minutes walking distance but no dedicated parking. In season one is best off leaving your car at your hotel or public... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 32
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Memorial Blvd W, Newport, RI 02840-3302
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-847-5506
  • E-mail
With a fresh take on American cuisine using the finest ingredients, Jo's serves classy food in a casual setting. We prepare delectable seafood, numerous gluten-free options, and natural meats raised without hormones or antibiotics wherever possible. Prix fixe menu Sunday through Wednesday and half-price bar menu Friday and Sunday evenings.
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