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We’re an eclectic blend of Newport vibes — from the historic bank vault behind our marble bar to the Bellevue Ave-inspired details in our lounge. Our cocktails bring you back to the Newport of decades ago. We’re proud to serve quality, locally sourced victuals (it rhymes with ‘skittles’) — all in an immersive dining experience.
Our ethos is simple. We believe in unpretentious, quality food that lets each ingredient shine. Our dishes are crafted from locally sourced ingredients. It’s our own take on classic New England cuisine (with a hint of Mediterranean).
BEHIND BAR AND BOARD
The team behind BAR AND BOARD BISTRO includes an acclaimed chef, a sought-after mixologist, an experienced general manager, and a Rhode Island visionary.
OUR CHEF: Brian
The “Man Behind the Board”
Brian Meier is the Executive Chef at Bar and Board Bistro. He’s the mastermind behind the menu. He has 20+ years of experience cooking for Rhode Island’s finest restaurants — including Al Forno, New Rivers, Bacaro, and Trinity Brewhouse. Previously, he co-owned and worked as the head chef of Tuscany Grille in North Providence…Read more >
OUR MIXOLOGIST: Jesse
The “Man Behind the Bar”
Jesse Hedberg is Beverage Director and Operations Manager at Bar and Board Bistro, where he helps oversee the day-to-day functions of the restaurant. He specializes in hospitality, FOH training, and running the beverage program — including the development of all cocktail, spirit, wine, and beer lists…Read more >
THE LEOPARD LOUNGE
Unwind upstairs in our lounge with an ambiance unlike anything else the seaside city has to offer. Enjoy whimsical Newport-inspired cocktails, a late night menu of curated small dishes, and nightly entertainment featuring an eclectic mix of DJs, musicians, and pop-up events.
Get spotted at the Leopard Lounge.
A HOMEGROWN VISION
Bar and Board Bistro is just a small part of a larger picture — one that celebrates Rhode Island history and culture. It all stems from Carolyn Rafaelian, a native entrepreneur who values the human aspect of business.
Her other ventures include the renovation of Belcourt of Newport—a life and culture museum that brings innovation back to a historical mansion—and reviving Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard, New England’s oldest vineyard, auspiciously located on the 42nd parallel. She’s also the Founder, CEO, and Chief Creative Officer of ALEX AND ANI.