Newport Restaurant Week 2017 Heats Up This Weekend

Fixed-price lunch and dinner deals are on the menu for Newport Restaurant Week 2017, which returns for its fall edition starting this weekend.

Running from Nov. 3-10, Newport Restaurant Week 2017 includes more than 50 eateries in Newport and Bristol counties offering three-course lunches for $16 and three-course dinners for $35. In addition to some of our old favorites like the Brick Alley Pub, 22 Bowen’s, Jo’s American Bistro, and the Salvation Cafe, the 2017 lineup includes first-time participants Johnny’s at the Atlantic Resort in Middletown and Scarpetta at the new Gurney’s Newport Resort, Stoneacre Brasserie, and Stoneacre Tapas in Newport.

It’s especially cool that new restaurants like Stoneacre Tapas are included in restaurant week, giving diners an opportunity to taste the new food on the block at a bargain price. Stoneacre operations director Christopher Bender said Restaurant Week is “a great opportunity to extend our pre-theater menu format all week and celebrate our new home in Washington Square, while showcasing our exciting Spanish flavors on Thames Street.”

Many Newport and Bristol county restaurants craft special seasonal menus for Restaurant Week and offer vegetarian and gluten-free options to diners, as well. “For more than a decade, Newport Restaurant Week has tempted palates with unique, decadent menus brimming with creativity,” says Brittany Lauro, who manages the event at Discover Newport. “Thanks to the extraordinary talents of our local chefs, each year is a culinary journey filled with diverse flavors served in an eclectic collection of eateries, from casual hotspots and cozy pubs to farm-to-table eateries.”

A list of all participants and menus can be found at the Newport Restaurant Week website. Diners who post stories and images to social media using the #NPTRestaurantWeek and #NPTrightnow hashtags will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card at a participating restaurant.