An Oceanfront Newport, Rhode Island Restaurant

The Café at The Chanler

As of today, March 17th Cara, The Cafe and The Bar must temporarily suspend on-property service to the general public, local community and in-house guests.

Throughout our restaurant closure, we will provide room service options for all meal periods to our in-house guests.

When we reopen, we will be delighted and eager to welcome you back and our team will be waiting with open arms. Thank you to all of our loyal guests who are keeping our spirits high with support and words of encouragement.

Our casual and lively restaurant serves a Mediterranean-inspired classic New England menu for lunch and dinner year-round. Whether you are sitting at one of our indoor tables enjoying a panoramic view of the ocean, dining amid the glowing lights of the outdoor terrace or perched at the bar, you will experience Executive Chef Jacob Jasinski's modern interpretation of familiar classics infused with creativity and local flavor.

For lunch, an array of shared plates, sandwiches, salads and sides are the perfect option for a day of touring the town or soaking up the sun at the beach. For dinner, a heartier menu including entrées and “feasts”- shared experiences for several guests will satisfy those looking for a bit more.

The Café’s outdoor seating area features many unique details provided by local artisans but harkens to the past and the building’s history. A sunset-inspired palette, sculptural furniture, and soft flowing draped fabric panels commissioned from a local sail-maker complement the breathtaking views. 

Inside, the striking bar area features restored leather chairs that bring a bit of Newport’s past—they were the original barstools of The Cliff Walk Manor, the property’s previous identity. 

If you are not hungry but are just looking for a place to relax and soak in the classic Newport views, we welcome you to join us for a drink. Our brilliant bartending team has created a menu of delectable cocktails made with seasonal and local ingredients.

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The Café Lunch Menu

The Café Dinner Menu


Breakfast: 7:30am - 10:30am (for in house guests only)

Lunch: 12:00pm - 3:30pm (indoor & outdoor dining) 

Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:30pm (indoor dining), 5:00pm - 8:00pm (outdoor dining) 

Dress Code: Casual

Reservations for lunch or dinner in The Café guarantee inside seating only; seating on the outside terrace is offered seasonally during the warmer weather months and is dependent on weather and availability. Seating in the outside space and at the bar is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Café's outdoor terrace will reopen for the season in May. 

Note: The dinner menu offers some magnificent feasts to be shared among family and friends. Some of these options are pre-ordered only, so please take a look at our menu and call ahead to enjoy one of these dishes.