Diners enjoy delicious meals and a foodie film festival

Newport, R.I. – The Classic Coast will celebrate its dynamic food scene during the 17th annual Newport Restaurant Week, April 14-23, 2023.

More than 50+ restaurants across Newport and Bristol Counties will present prix-fixe menu options, BOGO deals and gift card promotions.

For the second time, the JPT Film + Event Center hosts the Foodie Film Festival in tandem with Newport Restaurant Week. With pop-up food tasting, food trucks, and food focused films, this event is a perfect fit for film and food lovers.

“It’s hard to resist a twist on the classic — dinner and a movie,” said Julie Grant, Discover Newport’s Digital Marketing Manager. “This is a great opportunity to try a variety of flavors and films.”

This season’s restaurant roster offers a variety of unique farm-to-table and dock-to-plate dishes bursting with seasonal flavors. For example, Newport Vineyards in Middletown features farm grown mushrooms in its lemon and wild garlic orecchiette dish. Boat House Waterfront Dining in Tiverton offers 3-course prix-fixe lobster boil for two with clams, mussels, and lobsters.

Restaurant deals are added to DiscoverNewportRestaurantWeek.org on a rolling basis.

The second annual Foodie Film Festival at the JPT Film + Event Center presents a week of culinary-themed films in the world-class art house cinema. Find a dining deal and follow it with “Eat, Love, Pray” or “Coffee Wars.” The theater, built in 1834 as a church, has shown films since the silent days of the 1920s.

Diners, chefs, and restaurateurs are encouraged to interact with the community throughout the event by using the hashtag #NPTRestaurantWeek on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. For an ongoing, real-time index of observations and images throughout the destination, users can include the hashtag #TheClassicCoast in their posts.

Newport Restaurant Week is proudly sponsored by Discover Newport. Photographs available on request.

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Newport Restaurant Week was established in 2006 as an annual event to encourage residents and visitors to Newport and Bristol counties to experience the vast culinary talent in the destination. The event’s mission is to stimulate local business not only at restaurants but at retail and lodging establishments as well. In 2008, Newport Restaurant Week expanded to a bi-annual event; one taking place in early spring and the other in late fall. Restaurateurs often create menus that showcase seasonal ingredients and promote local artisan food and wine purveyors. Many restaurants offer vegetarian and gluten-free alternatives for patrons with food allergies or special dietary requirements.


Discover Newport is the official destination management organization (DMO) dedicated to promoting the City of Newport and the eight surrounding coastal townships in Newport and Bristol counties, Rhode Island. These include Barrington, Bristol, Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton and Warren. As a non-profit organization, Discover Newport partners with stakeholders throughout our tourism and hospitality industry to market the region as a premier destination for business and leisure travel. Learn more at DiscoverNewport.org.

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