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SCALES & SHELLS

527 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840 (Thames St.) | (401) 846-3474

Open Today: Open

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  • Cafe Zelda Newport

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    Considered to be one of the finest brick and brownstone buildings in the city of Newport, RI, 528 Thames Street has had a long history of entertaining both locals and visitors. Built in 1895, the building was originally constructed as a liquor store/brewery and a private function hall. Outside, the slanted roof was designed to collect water and bring it to the cistern in the basement of the building to help with the brewery operations. Proprietor Ernst Voigt started the long-standing tradition of treating his customers right, and would often give complimentary meals to his good clients at the restaurant. His brewery within the building made its rounds delivering Weiss Beer to Newport, Rhode Island residents on Clydesdale horses, on loan from the stables at the mansions on Bellevue Avenue. In the 1940's, McGee's Pub took over operations and ran the establishment as a local speakeasy and tavern until 1982. Then the building was purchased by Murray Davis, the founder of Cruising World Magazine in the 1980's. Davis named the establishment Cafe Zelda, after F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife and her influence in creating the roaring 20's lifestyle. In 1986, current owners Tom & Roxanne Callahan purchased the building and the business from Davis. Today they continue the 100-year-old tradition of serving quality seafood and steaks to restaurant customers in a lively and inviting atmosphere in the heart of downtown Newport, RI. Cafe Zelda is also the Storm Trysail Club Newport Station. We are proud to be active in our community and involved with such worthy causes as: Days of Taste, Leukemia Cup, Taste of Newport, YMCA Summer Camps, The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center and countless golf tournaments.

  • Thai Cuisine Newport

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    Thai Cuisine is a Thai restaurant at Newport, Rhode Island. A casual eatery located on Thames Street in the heart of Newport, serving up traditional Thai cuisine.

  • Revolving Door Restaurant Newport

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    “So what type of restaurant is The Revolving Door?” The answer is this: It depends! The name of the restaurant is aptly chosen, however, as the Revolving Door’s unique mission is to provide a venue for revolving guest chefs and bartenders to showcase his or her culinary talent. The Thames Street brainchild of Chef Albert Bouchard and his wife Sarah introduces a new guest chef every two weeks to a month, keeping the restaurant’s identity constantly in flux with a rotating menu of cuisine. Located on the Newport Harbor, the restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating. Its extensive drink menu includes 24 types of beer, separate wine, rum and single malt scotch menus and innovative cocktails overseen by award-winning bar manager, Jason Kindess. Bouchard, owner of the highly acclaimed French fine dining Bouchard Restaurant, located next door to The Revolving Door, offers chefs from around the world an opportunity to establish their brand. “We are looking for professional chefs who are in between jobs or off-season,” says Bouchard. The Revolving Door is a communal experience — one where visitors can interact with the chefs, courtesy of the open kitchen. “You can’t hide — you’re right in front of everyone,” says Bouchard, whose expectations for each chef are simple: quality and cleanliness. Guest chefs pay for their own ingredients and take 75 percent of sales each night they cook. Their small, personalized menus consist of three to four appetizers and three to four entrees, Bouchard says. The casual, three-floor, 45-seat bar/restaurant provides each new chef with wait staff, bartenders, host/hostess, prep cooks, and house chef Josh Berman. In addition to the varied menus new chefs will bring, house chef Berman maintains the quality of The Revolving Door’s two $24 pre-fixe dishes: steak frites and shrimp scampi with salad, which are served every day. True to the Revolving Door’s reputation for bringing cutting edge concepts of the culinary world to Newport, Bouchard also added a spectacle called “Battle Chefs”, where chefs cook/battle back to back, mano-a-mano in a timed event (like Food Network’s “Chopped”) in front of their customers as they attempt to prepare a better dish than their fellow competitor. The winner will receive the cover from the night’s event

  • Bouchard Restaurant Newport

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    Bouchard Restaurant is one of Newport's premier dining establishments. For over 20 years, Bouchard has been providing artfully-inspired dishes for visitors. Located within the very heart of Newport just steps from the harbor, Bouchard is close to everything Newport has to offer, from shopping and attractions along the waterfront to Newport's famous mansions. Free off-street parking is available for our patrons- please inquire inside the restaurant to receive your parking pass.

  • O'Brien's Pub Newport

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    Welcome to O'Brien's Pub O’Brien’s Pub is located in the fifth ward district of Newport, Rhode Island, and has been operated continuously since 1945. Our current operation was established in 1979, and has continued to be a local favorite among Newport residents and tourists alike. O’Brien’s Pub is open 364 days a year and is available to host large functions and special parties. In summer months, the outdoor garden patio has grown to seat over 175 customers and is an enjoyable place to meet for cocktails and to sit for lunch or dinner. Children are typically kept busy by our play fish fountain located in the center of the patio. In winter months, the fireplace adds warmth and coziness to the pub. During day time hours, video games, pool tables, and our five TV’s offer entertainment to all ages.

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Sunday: Open

Monday: Open

Tuesday: Open

Wednesday: Open

Thursday: Open

Friday: Open

Saturday: Open

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