The Clarke Cooke House – A Whimsical Holiday Experience

The Clarke Cooke House is a Rhode Island staple, located on Bannister’s Wharf in Newport. They have hosted a variety of guests, stemming from royal families, to captains of industry. Overall, they offer their guests whimsical scenery along with fine dining! Whether you’re visiting for Sunday brunch or enjoying a nice dinner, their menu is tailored to please all of their guests. Options range from their famous oyster bar to various burgers, salads, and entrees. You name it, they have it!

The main floor of the original house is called The Bistro. The exposed original post and beam construction lend an 18th-century feel. Including the Candy Store bar and cafe, it adds colorful and lively addition, while overlooking the harbor. The owner, David Ray, has a noteworthy personal collection of America’s Cup prints and sailing memorabilia which cover the walls. The ambiance immerses customers into the lively yachting scene that has made the wharf the “heartbeat of the Newport sailing saga.”

Ted Gidley, the chef at Clarke’s Cooke House, began his culinary career in 1981. His journey at Clarke’s Cooke House started in 1993, and he has become a central part of the operations there! With a cooking style described as “Mediterranean-influenced American Cuisine,” Gidley runs the café dining, in the Bistro, Candy Store, fine dining environment, The Sky Bar, a full Oyster Bar, and the renowned Summer Sushi.

You can immerse yourself in this enchanting experience to enhance your holiday season by making a reservation now! To do so, visit their website or call 401-849-2900. Act fast before reservations fill up and you miss out!

Cassie Remillard

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