The happiest season of all gets even better as local restaurants prepare decadent fetes to celebrate the holiday. From a traditional feast of seven fishes on Christmas Eve to butternut squash and apple cider soup all the way down to chocolate peppermint torte, 'tis the season to be so very jolly.
Happy Holidays from our family to yours.
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1 The Chanler
Cobblestone street's glisten with new fallen sparkling snow, the smell of roasting chestnuts over the fire place, and the warm glow of lamp posts that illuminate the quaint seaside town of Newport. A Christmas spent with The Chanler will leave you feeling like you've stepped into a Dickens' novel.
The magic of the season is embraced by Cara Restaurant on Christmas Eve with a menu designed to reignite the childhood feeling of finding a gift under the tree. Listen to the live piano music while indulging in a five or eight course blind tasting menu of contemporary cuisine with European influence.
Christmas Eve in Cara
Seating 1 Beginning at 5:00 PM: 5- Course Blind Tasting Menu, $155 per guest.
Seating 2 Beginning at 8:30 PM: 8-Course Blind Tasting Menu, $220 per guest.
*Full prepayment is required for dinner in Cara Restaurant*
Christmas Eve in The Café
A la carte dining from The Café menu will be offered at our outdoor Winter Garden Terrace from 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM.
Reservations are available on December 25th from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Four-course Prix Fixe Menu for $155 per guest.
Children 12 and under for $55 (three-course menu)
2 Sweet Berry Farm
Enjoy a Christmas Dinner ready to heat and eat from Sweet Berry Farm in Middletown. Menu items include homestyle holiday dishes and desserts prepared on-site in our farm kitchen. All items come ready to simply heat and eat.
Please allow three day notice for all orders. Last Day to Order: December 19th.
Farm & Market Open through December 24th
Open Daily 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
3 The Vanderbilt
Revel in Christmas cheer for a traditional feast hosted in The Dining Room at The Vanderbilt. Enjoy a pre-set menu amongst the deep blue walls of our reimagined dining room as you relax in a plush club chair and enjoy a series of dishes and cocktails inspired by classic New England fare with a fresh take.
Christmas Eve | Friday, December 24, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Cocktails Through the Ages – Join our expert bar team in The Dining Room at The Vanderbilt to learn how to make cocktails that celebrate the rich history and allure of our Downtown Mansion and the charm of Newport. Guests will learn how to make one classic Colonial-era cocktail inspired by the favorite libations of our founding fathers, one Gilded Age cocktail from the time of Alfred Vanderbilt and one signature cocktail from our current menu that embodies the fresh flavors of the coast with an updated nuance of mixology.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Tower of Bubbles, Champagne Hour – Watch as our expert beverage team crafts a tower of vintage glass coupes at the bar and pop champagne to signal the start of weekend festivities at our Downtown Mansion.
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM | Joyeux Noel Feast – Pull back the portico curtains to reveal The Dining Room at The Vanderbilt. Enjoy a winter wonderland Christmas Eve supper consisting of four courses with luxurious supplements including caviar and winter truffles.
Christmas Day | Saturday, December 25, 2021
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Yuletide Dinner in the Mansion – Enjoy a four course meal served family style as we celebrate in the spirit of the holiday. Journey to The Dining Room after opening presents for a late lunch or for a special dinner to cap off your Christmas.
4 The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at The Dining Room at Castle Hill, who will be serving their traditional three-course menu with some holiday favorite twists throughout. The mansion will of course be adorned in Christmas cheer along with wood-burning fireplaces and live music.
Three Course Dinner, $98 per person
December 24th – 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM reservations
December 25th – 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM reservations
Bar service will also be available also 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM daily serving a casual menu.
For dining reservations, please email email@example.com and include your full name, phone number, number of guests, and any dietary restrictions.
5 White Horse Tavern
6 Johnny's Restaurant at the Wyndham Newport Hotel
7 One Bellevue at Hotel Viking
Cozy up at One Bellevue with a Feast of the Seven Fishes, an American-Italian tradition. Originally born out of holiday fasting and the avoidance of eating meat and dairy on Christmas Eve, the Feast of the Seven Fishes is now interwoven into the celebrations of countless Rhode Island families, with good reason. The menu will consist of seven tasting courses and a traditional Italian dessert.
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