Newport, Rhode Island is a delightful coastal resort city replete with unique shops, great hotels, happening bars and fabulous restaurants. Located less than 75 miles from Boston, Newport’s ocean beaches, renowned boating and famous Cliff Walk along the shoreline make it a popular summer day trip destination. At Christmas, some of Newport’s oceanfront mansions are decorated for the season open to the public for holiday activities. And now there’s a good reason to make the trek to the coast of Rhode Island this Spring: Restaurant Week.
From March 2 to March 11, more than 50 restaurants in Newport County and neighboring Bristol County, Rhode Island will participate in this year’s Restaurant Week specials. How special are the deals? Three-course lunches are available for $16, and three-course dinners are $35.
Check out the Newport Restaurant Week website here for the latest information on participating restaurants that are added within 24 hours of signing up – so check in frequently. Diners can also take advantage of search features that enable them to find restaurants based on type of cuisine, location and lunch/dinner availability. And while seafood is certainly a specialty, there are many options available ranging from Mexican, contemporary American and Spanish.
Visitors should also be on the lookout for culinary events such as cooking and mixology classes. Restaurant Week is a celebration of food, so head down to Rhode Island and enjoy.
Boston Dining Deals
If a Rhode trip (pun intended) isn’t feasible, sit tight for Boston’s version of restaurant week happening March 18-23 and again March 25-30. This event, which is now known as Boston Dine Out, has the same “restaurant week” concept – participating venues offer prix fixe lunch and dinner choices. Unlike Rhode Island, the prices at the Boston restaurants vary depending on the specific restaurant, but the prices are still pretty special, ranging from $20 for lunch to $38 for dinner. Check the Boston Dine Out website includes a searchable list of participating restaurants.