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Cafe Zelda

528 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6711
+1 401-849-4002
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“hanger steak” (8 reviews)
“escargot” (7 reviews)
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528 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6711
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Reviewed 3 days ago

just a hoot and holler with great food. they do an "eggroll" of the month and we hit the bullseye with their take on a reuben -- corned beef, sauerkraut, gruyere. Fabulous. Wonderful bar, terrific ambiance, and anything seafood is not to be missed. Oh,...More

Thank winewit
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I've never been so disrespected in my life. We called for a reservation at 3pm, they said no problem come in at 10pm. We walked in the door and initially there was no problem, however then they looked at our children (who were very well...More

Thank TheTravler77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I use to sail around New England when Ilived in NY and Newportwad always a favorite stop. So imagine my surprise whenU was in Newport (not sailing) and walked by Zelda's an old favorite. We made reservations for the next night. Zelda's didn't disappoint. The...More

Thank Timtravelsabout
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate at Zelda's during our first trip to Newport. Lovely restaurant, great cocktails and a wonderful Monday night offering - choice from 3 half price meals! Great way to kick off our vacation. Will go back again next time we visit.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Newport during JazzFest can be a dining nightmare without reservations but we managed to walk right into Zelda for a tasty lunch. We really enjoyed the Reuben egg rolls and the chicken sandwich special on pretzel roll. The service was good and prices reasonable in...More

Thank Catherine W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really fun night at the Bar at Zelda. 3 couples met for an evening and we ate across the street at Snail and Shells then found this Bar. We had a great bartender that we engaged with and just had a fun...More

Thank DavefromNJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This and The Moorings are our favorite haunts in Newport. Doesn't disappoint. Though it's negroni was not even as close to caliber as the Mooring:) We like the atmosphere. The food is very good. No one was disappointed. Service good. We got steak and potatoes...More

Thank raygeorge337
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a three course prix fixed dinner at Zelda's. The clam chowder was excellent. Our entrees were good - there was a choice of three. And the desserts were excellent. The service was great and it is a lovely place to dine on Thames...More

Thank Lois P
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Reserved for 7 pm. Waited for 20 mins for empty table to be set up. Had steak salad which was not generous. The waitress was good as were the drinks. Underwhelmed.

Thank seew1222
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The menu isn't necessarily inventive, but the quality is very good and the staff is great. Fried lobster is terrific and the escargot is as well.

Thank Richard S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 528 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6711
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-849-4002
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