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Newport Fine Dining News and Events

Experience One of the Best Newport, RI Restaurants

Situated in one of Newport’s most desirable locations, Cara is one of the best Newport, RI restaurants and offers a popular dining experience. From unparalleled views to upscale service, enjoying a meal at Cara is something you won’t want to miss. Check out our Newport fine dining news and special dining events at Cara and contact us to make a reservation to relish in mouthwatering cuisine.

Upcoming Dining Events

2019 Tasting Series: Foundation of Taste 

Introducing Foundation of Taste: Our revamped Tasting Series beginning in March of 2019. Our Foundation of Taste events are interactive, focused explorations of ingredients and preparation. Learn more about the Foundation of Taste Series. 

Caviar and Eggs - Saturday, March 23rd

Combining learning, tasting and discussion, the afternoon will be spent discussing the special nature of eggs, the luxurious history of caviar and how champagne is a natural match for both. Three dishes will be served throughout the event with champagne to accompany each dish. This is a unique opportunity to interact with Chef Matt Voskuil and the rest of the Cara Team. The exclusive dishes for this event include:

1. Omelet with Caviar, Créme Fraîche and Black Truffle

2. Caviar with Smoked Salmon and Traditional Garnish  

3. Key Lime and Caviar "Tart"

  • Cost: $108 per person
  • Time: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Date: Saturday, March 23rd 

To make a reservation, please call Cara at 401-847-2244. Please note, due to the intimate nature of these tastings, limited seats are available for each event. Full payment of including tax and gratuity per ticket is required upon making a reservation.  


Celebrate Easter Sunday with friends and family at Cara Restaurant. Join us for a memorable holiday celebration with a special Easter Menu by Executive Chef Matt Voskuil. 

  • Cost: $75 per person, $30 per child (ages 8 & under) 
  • Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Date: Sunday, April 21st 
  • Menu: Easter Brunch

Mother's Day

Join us at Cara Restaurant as we honor the strongest women in our lives, our mothers. This special occasion features a carefully created menu by Executive Chef Matt Voskuil that our mothers will certainly remember. Treat mom this year  to a fine dining experience featuring sweeping ocean views, unparalleled service and delectable cuisine.

  • Cost: $75 per person, $30 per child (ages 8 & under) 
  • Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Date: Sunday, May 12th 
  • Menu: Mother's Day Brunch

In The News 

2019 Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Award

Forbes Travel Guide's inspectors test up to 900 objectives and award ratings based on graciousness, thoughtfulness and personalized service. 

2018 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Recipient 

Cara is awarded the 2018 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. This is the 8th year in a row that a restaurant at The Chanler has won this prestigious award. Wine Spectator's Restaurant Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.

Wine List & Specialty Drink Menu

19 to Watch in 2019 by GoLocalProv

Executive Chef Matt Voskuil is recognized as one of the 19 people to watch in 2019. 

Providence Journal Review 

Recently published in the Providence Journal by Food Editor Gail Ciampa, a review of Cara was included in the piece titled, 'Luxurious Dining in a Stunning Setting'. The review highlights Cara's prix fixe menu options, specifically Forage, one of the two six-course tasting menus offered at our restaurant.