Skiff Bar at the Marriott Newport Rhode Island

4.1
485 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Enjoy scenic views of the Newport Harbor from the dining room or on our elevated second floor outdoor deck!

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday: Kitchen 11:30am-10pm, Bar 11:30am-11pm
Friday & Saturday: Kitchen 11:30am-10pm, Bar 11:30am-12am

If you are looking for Breakfast Reservations at the Newport Marriott please search for Mainsail at the Newport Marriott.

Reservations for 1-2 guests will be allotted an hour and a half of seated dining time, reservations for 3-5 guests will be allotted 2 hours of seated dining time & reservations of 6 & more; will be allotted 2.5 hours. If you anticipate needing more time dining with us please make a note on the reservation and we will do our best to accommodate.

Outdoor dining is limited and if it is not selected during booking we may not be able to accommodate.

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
Physical distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 485 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
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Food
4.2
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4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was great, food was pretty average. The menu wasn’t very extensive and it was a little pricey for the value. But it’s a beautiful location and a great and easy spot for a nice dinner!

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JohnB
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have always enjoyed the Skiff Bar. It provides a beautiful view of Newport Harbor with sunny or umbrella covered tables. The bar menu changes frequently, so choices are increased over time. We, and our family, have never had a less than excellent appetizer, sandwich or full meal at Skiff Bar. At our last visit yesterday, we had two exceptional servers who worked well together. Sam(antha) and Debbie. They were so good, I actually stopped to tell the manager, also very professional, on the way out. Highly recommend.

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DAISY
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would like a few more choices on the menu such as nachos, BLTs, steak and cheese sub or pizza.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

The Food was inedible and overcooked.

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vipWHFoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

Online menu was two years out of date and all the dishes we had wanted were no longer on the menu.

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EricM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor dinning was great , really liked the fish and chips . Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Fairly Quiet 2nd floor outcropped deck on Long Wharf overlooking the North end of the inner harbor. No loud music, great for conversation with friends while enjoying a a view of harbor boats coming and going!

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KatherineL
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

I was at Skiff bar last night for an early dinner with 2 other adults and my two small children. The waitress, Stephanie (or Samantha, I apologize I don't remember her name) seemed to be the ONLY person working the outside patio, and every table was full. The service was a little slow, being there was only once waitress, which we understood and was never rude about it. But she shouldn't have been alone, I know and understand staffing is hard in these times but we saw other employees there that I felt could have helped out. She was amazing and in good spirits every though she never stopped moving and running around! Food was wonderful as usual. Shoot out to that lovely waitress, your restaurant is lucky to have her!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

Waitress did a great job.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Nice place. Needs to have more signs in the lobby on how to find it. Had a nice waitress and the food was good

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MarshaH
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Food was very slow in coming out once order was taken. Waitress explained that kitchen was severely understaffed. (I attribute that to the pandemic's effect on employment). The food was good (calamari, clam chowder and veggie burger).

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot to unwind with drinks and great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
24 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a perfect” 1st date dinner”. I just wish you had a salad with steak on it.

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vipDougM
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

We had lunch at the Skiff Bar. We ate outside and had an enjoyable meal. The food was good and the service excellent. We did miss the lobster rolls that they used to have.

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Nancy
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We were the only people in there and the server/bartender waited on us. He was so friendly and efficient as we were under a time crunch. Food was delicious. Glad we chose this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience5

Worst service we’ve

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vipGeorgetown01
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Period. Highly recommended. I'd be comfortable taking anyone there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Egg breakfast was ice cold and by time the server came around to see how everything was it was another 20 minutes at which point we didn’t even bother saying anything.

SG
vipSamG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very convenient location, bright and airy with view of the harbor. Food was all fresh and delicious.

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NewporterWithOptions
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Fourth of July fireworks on 5 th of July.

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CherylI
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food is very good the clams with spaghetti was too spicy for my kids to eat. Our waitress said we wouldn’t be able to see the fireworks from our seats so we left in a hurry. My husband said we would’ve been able to see the fireworks from our seats!

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vipJackson13
New England
89 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great Waterfront setting and Stephanie provided Superior Service!

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LisaR
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful views of Newport Harbor, great food and wonderful service by Stephanie!! A must for those visiting and residents of Aquidneck Island!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside with a beautiful view of the water for lunch. Service was outstanding! Food was good!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Overall the dinner was pretty good and had a pretty view of the water. However, we were underwhelmed with a few of the dishes and drinks. Great location but the food was nothing special.

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Mike
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Food was overpriced and bland. Service was incredibly slow. View was nice but not worth the downside of the place. Definitely more of a hotel bar vibe than a place to sit down to a dinner. Nice for a cocktail but that's about it.

DM
DanielleM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you think this restaurant might not be a comfortable atmosphere, you are wrong. Loved it… view of the water, outside dining with heaters, menu with a little bit of everything and great service by Dani!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

Graduation celebration. There were several drunk patrons. Alcohol was continued to be served despite them falling down multiple times by the bar. Had to apologize to my guest. It is irresponsible for the bar to not provide some oversight to what is going on in there premises. I will never come again because of the lack of ambiance.

JB
JohnB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Greatly enjoyed this restaurant. Beautiful roof top dining. Excellent service. All staff very attentive. Waiter found additions to drink menu one person requested. We all enjoyed our meals. Top dish: linguine with clams; nicely spiced sauce and plentiful whole clams beautifully presented. Thank you!

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vipEewee
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, staff was sweet an accommodating, pretty view from terrace. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Server was very unhappy I don’t think she likes her job

JB
JohnB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent location overlooking the Newport Harbor. Food and drink very good.

JL
JimL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience5

Host at the door with attitude. Items on the online menu not available. Still tried to make the best of it, then the outdoor heaters came on and we were cooked. Sad.

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TaylorT
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The service was super slow for have few people eating there. The food was good and worth the price.

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vipcherieee
New England
127 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The food is good, the wait staff is very nice but they still have a problem with their management. They don't appreciate return customers.

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vipcherieee
New England
127 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place to have lunch, brunch or meet up with friends. The food is good, service is excellent and the price reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Awful! Shrimp and chicken wings were under cooked. Calamari was very oily. Fish was overcooked and dry.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Bartender was very attentive. Menu felt to have limited options, however Highly recommend shrimp tacos. Sangria was delicious too!

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LisaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

It was ok. We were put in a separate dining room for overflow because they were overbooked. The service was ok, the food and drinks were ok (blueberry lemonade cocktail was very good).

FAQs

Skiff Bar at the Marriott Newport Rhode Island offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 849-1000.

Skiff Bar at the Marriott Newport Rhode Island is rated 4.1 stars by 485 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.