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Inspired Cuisine at Cara

Classic New England Dishes with a French Twist


For an elevated dining experience, join us for dinner in our restaurant that embodies classic elegance combined with modern relaxed comfort. Come a little early and sip on a cocktail or glass of wine at our beautiful mahogany bar, or take your drink outside and sit back on one of our adirondack chairs overlooking the ocean.

Indulge on expertly and deliberately crafted six-course tasting menus that can be experienced with or without wine pairings. For guests hoping to choose an appetizer, entrée and dessert, you may prefer our three-course prix fixe menu.

We gladly accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions; please inform us of any special dietary needs at the time of your reservation. For more information, please contact us directly at 401-847-2244.

Dinner Menu

Wine List & Specialty Drink Menu

Chef's Table

Our Chef’s Table is a truly unique experience designed for food lovers and a rarity among Newport, RI restaurants. Delight in the spectacular view of our open kitchen featuring a custom-crafted French Bonnet cooking suite and treat yourself to a multi-course tasting menu catered to your preferences along with exquisite wine pairings as you learn about the food directly from our Executive Chef.  

The Chef’s table is offered Labor Day to Memorial Day and not in conjunction with banquet events. Seating is available at 7:00pm for parties up to four. Reservations are required at least 48 hours prior. Please call us to at 401-847-2244 to make your reservation.

Private Dining 

If you are looking for a more personalized dining experience or are arranging dinner for a larger group, please consider reserving a private dining event at Cara

The Board Room

Adjacent to the main dining room is The Board Room, our mahogany finished, private dining room, perfect for elegant personal dinners or business entertaining. Accommodating up to eight people, it is the ideal setting for a meal of significance or even a business function. The room’s décor plays off of the rich and inviting ambiance of the restaurant, giving it the same elegant feel but with complete privacy.

The Easton Room

The Easton Room is a private dining room within Cara, perfect for a private dinner for groups of up to 20 people. The space is surrounded on two sides by windows and opens onto a Juliette balcony that directly overlooks the Cliff Walk and the ocean below. Book a private meal here and enjoy one of the finest culinary experiences Newport, RI dining has to offer.

Private Dining Packages

“Ultimate Romance” Dinner

This private dining option combines the ambiance you would expect of an intimate gathering with a personalized menu. A dozen roses in the color of your choice and a candlelit private dining room set the stage for your evening. Enjoy personally crafted menus created by our chef with your pre-arranged dining preferences in mind. We can even arrange for your music selection to be played in the background.

The Ultimate Romantic package is available at 7:00pm each night for parties of two. Reservations are required and at least 48 hours notice is requested. Please call 401-847-2244 for more information and to reserve your own romantic night with your loved one.

To book a private event at The Chanler, please contact our Sales Department at 401-847-1300. For more information on these and other event spaces available, please visit the “Event Space” section on our website.