Jo's American Bistro

4.7
1534 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
A fresh take on American cuisine using the finest ingredients, served in a classy yet casual setting with a family-friendly atmosphere. We prepare delectable seafood, numerous gluten-free options, and natural meats raised without hormones or antibiotics wherever possible.

Experiences

  • $20.95 Prix Fixe Menu

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a beverage, starter, and entree from our prix fixe menu for $20.95 Sunday through Thursday all day. Available for curbside pickup for $17.95 without a beverage. Not offered on holidays or holiday weekends.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1534 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10/10 so good and very accommodating for Gluten Free! Knowledgeable/separate plates/dedicated fryer 👍

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was excellent! So friendly and always asking how is everything, if we wanted anything else. The filet mignon was delicious!!!! Highly recommend this restaurant to visitors

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ChristopherY
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely as always. Staff is excellent- friendly and courteous. Ready to serve and make your dining experience as wonderful as possible. Great recommendations from server with wine & food. We love Jo’s.

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HarrietS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The clam chowder was excellent. The fish and chips was recommended and we found it to be rather tasteless with French fries that tasted like the frozen variety.

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Gmdm
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Meals were delicious, hangar steak and salmon, but on the smaller portion size. Coffee was horrible. I drink mine black and had to add both milk and sugar to get it down. Manager/owner (not sure) passed by a few times to see if all ok. Waitress could not care less since she had friends there and was more interested in socializing with them. When we asked what the desserts were she ran thru them so fast we didn’t even hear them. We decided just not to order any. She made as feel like we were a bother rather than welcomed. Worth the visit as food was wonderful just hope you get a better waitress.

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vipKimG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress Kaylin was top notch . Best service we’ve had in our 5 days in Newport .Food was awesome . Wedge salad , buttermilk chicken tenders , fish & chips , chicken sandwich , lobster roll & grilled shrimp over risotto were all perfect. We will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great atmosphere. The owner greeted our party and seated us. It was clean and the staff made sure to disinfect the tables between seatings. The menu wasn’t overly extensive, but definitely varied enough to have something for everyone. The fish sandwich was excellent! Some of the best fish had in a long time! They were also very helpful to help us celebrate a birthday in our party. Jo’s is definitely a great place, and a wonderful value for the dining experience. Would certainly return!

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vipAndrea
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding start to finish! Our server and drinks were great! We loved the fresh hot rolls in the brown bag. We highly recommend the lobster rolls. They were overfilled with delicious big pieces of sweet lobster. My scallops were amazing. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipDEB0426
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

All 3 of us had the lobster carbonara- outstanding - best pasta dish I have EVER had!! Service was also wonderful.
The atmosphere though between being very cold ( other tables were saying the same) and very dark, was only negative...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was really good, especially the lobster roll. Clam chowder needed more clams. Service was very good.

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ABurden
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

We were there to celebrate a dear friends 40th birthday party. Unfortunately we were seated at a table in the corner which I found to be a bit too dark+ incredibly noisy. The air conditioning was blowing on us and blew out our candle on the table. We did ask if they could turn it down and I do not think that that actually happened. The woman who is seated next to us actually was so cold that she was asked to move. The food wasn't bad but I wasn't overly impressed. The service was ok.
Overall we were not impressed with the restaurant and will probably not be returning.

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mommofine
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

We had a great meal here after a day in Newport. Terrific service and vibe. Really good food and great cocktails.

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RussellH
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived on time and we’re seated immediately. The server was professional and efficient. The food was served in a timely manner and was spot on perfect.

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vipGloriaE
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food in a well serviced restaurant with nice ambiance!

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vipflynavy71
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dining at Jo’s was a pleasure. All staff, and especially David our server, were pleasantly helpful and informative. The food was absolutely delicious!

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vipNY2019
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What fantastic food and service! The sweet potatoes with bacon alone, are worth revisiting this restaurant.

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vipShannon
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food, very good service and nice place

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Kathleen3206
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We were glad we reserved here since it is popular. We enjoyed our meals very much, and especially recommend the Point Judith calamari and the steamed littleneck clams in Rhode Island stuffie–style broth. Our competent server was very nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! Excellent service and the food was tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. I got the lobster bisque and carbonara and I would definitely get it again

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Hollyshotspots
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place with fantastic service!

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Paul
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience would have been perfect except for a nearby group with small children that was a bit noisy. Food and service were terrific....

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great pre fixe menu!!

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JillC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Jo's had very good food. We were greeted once we arrived and had a reservation for 6:45 and seated immediately. We were about 10 minutes early. When we were asked whether we would like to sit inside or outside we opted for inside. However, I did not realize that the outside seating was mostly inside, but under a covering connected to the upstairs portion. I would have chosen to sit outside had I known, but now I know for the future.It was quiet and a bit dark, which was hard to see the menu just a little. We had Erika as a waitress. She was attentive and made sure we got everything we needed. We ordered the Thai Calamari as an appetizer. The calamari was very good and I would order it again. It wasn't quite the usual Thai Calamari that I was expecting, but still delicious. I ordered the grilled shrimp, which was also very good. It came with Jasmine rice. My husband ordered the Jo's Burger and he said that it was tasty. For desert, we shared the Cappuccino Cheesecake. That was very good as well. I would have liked to see more drink specials on the menu. I tried the Doli (pineapple infused vodka on the rocks) and I felt it was too strong. I love vodka, but I could not finish my drink as it was too strong. I am not sure if it was the brand of vodka used to make the drink, but it wasn't my favorite. They did have a mule on the list. I would love to see more Moscow Mule choices in the future. I was torn between the mule and the Doli and went with the Doli. However, I enjoy Mule's and would love to see more of them on the drink specials. Overall, I would recommend Jo's if you are traveling to Newport. It was clean and the food and service were great.,

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tracy our waitress was amazing! The bacon onion jam burger was out of this world. This was our favorite restaurant from our trip to Newport! Tracy really was outstanding and made our experience at Jo’s absolutely perfect:)

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enjoysdining
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this place was great. The food was perfect, the wait staff was attentive but not intrusive, and the atmosphere was inviting. The perfect last dinner for our vacation to the Newport area !!!

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vipChrisB
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Jo's always has great food and service. But it is hard to be their prix fixe menu offered on some weekdays. Give it a try!

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StephanieB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful meal off the prix fixed menu. Recommend highly

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BrianB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’m celiac and they are very aware of cross contamination. And the food is excellent.

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Chrisjoy
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed dinner with our two teenage boys. Three of us took advantage of prix fix menu. Pork chop was outstanding. Hanger steak and salmon were also very good. Chicken pasta was lack luster. Overall, very happy.

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Nancylynn
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great place. Welcoming atmosphere, attentive service, warm and inviting feel, and the portions are a throwback.......the food is delicious and the portions are decent. That just doesn't happen much these days. We left full. Dessert was icing on the cake, so to speak. No wonder the place is as bustling as it is....a very winning formula. Wish other restaurants would take note.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Good experience! We would return.

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carolk
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great meal-our table had the butternut ravioli, mixed greens salad, bistro burger and southern chicken bites - food was delicious.

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LynnNewortFan
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service is excellent. I was there in early June and my server Tracy remembered me, and was very attentive. The food arrived as ordered, and the recommendation of a cocktail was spot on. We dined outside as requested. Jo's is in walking distance of the main tourist area of Newport, but remains quiet. I will continue to dine there.

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ChristopherB
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding experience with attentive service, diverse menu, and exceptional gluten free options. Came recommended by many gluten free folks in MA and we weren't disappointed. Plenty of great options for those who aren't GF, too. Staff were friendly, professional, and attentive. Restaurant was clean, exceptionally focused on safety, and a pleasure to visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Hidden gem of Newport. Phenomenal food and drinks.
Must try the duck quesadilla and filet.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food .. service excellent… friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at Jo’s American Bistro. Food and service were excellent. Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Prefix dinner fabulous! Value, flavor and choices. Excellent Flourless chocoicske🥰

FAQs

Jo's American Bistro offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 847-5506.

Jo's American Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 1534 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.