Newport Restaurant Crowned Most Beautiful in Rhode Island by OpenTable

This acclaimed dining destination offers a feast for the senses


Imagine dining in a secluded haven behind Newport's iconic Cliff Walk, surrounded by scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean and rugged coastline. At Cara, this vision becomes a reality. Crowned the most beautiful restaurant in Rhode Island by OpenTable, Cara offers more than just a meal – it's an immersive sensory experience that captivates diners from the moment they enter.

Cara's intimate ambiance sets the stage for a memorable dining experience. Situated within The Chanler at Cliff Walk, the restaurant offers an exclusive setting with only four tables. As the day transitions into evening, Cara becomes the ultimate vantage point to take in panoramic views from the expansive windows, accompanied by soft lighting, soothing jazz music, and a refreshing sea breeze.

The culinary journey at Cara is as spectacular as its surroundings. Under the leadership of executive chef Jacob Jasinski, the restaurant offers innovative blind-tasting menus that showcase the finest seasonal ingredients. Each evening offers a variety of unexpected dishes, featuring sustainably sourced delicacies and European-influenced plates like foie gras, caviar, venison, and rare shellfish.

The chef describes each artfully plated dish as its presented during the tasting, ensuring an informative and engaging experience . Guests can explore Cara's award-winning wine list, recognized by Wine Spectator, and indulge in optional wine pairings.

Cara's menu evolves with the seasons, so no two culinary journeys are the same. In the summer, guests can enjoy delicacies such as bluefin tuna and dry-aged duck, while in the winter, hearty dishes like squab and shellfish take the spotlight. This constant reinvention keeps even the most discerning food enthusiasts eagerly anticipating their next visit. Read more in our archives for a firsthand experience at Cara, and for more information visit


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