TALK OF THE TOWN
Take a look at what others are saying about our eclectic Newport restaurant.
Bar and Board Bistro is Carolyn Rafalian’s newest gem
By Gail Ciampa
Junior Food Editor for The Providence Journal
The founder, CEO and creative officer of Alex and Ani has added a full-service restaurant and bed-and-breakfast in Newport to her holdings…Rafaelian, who has her own contracting team to work on company projects, said she is thrilled with everything in her first restaurant.
“On Saturday night, I saw it from across the street, all lit up, and I thought it was magical,” she said.
Bar and Board Bistro opens on Thames Street
By Rachael Thatcher
Staff Writer for Newport RI
On Friday, a grand opening and ribbon-cutting was held with the Newport County Chamber of Commerce. Despite the delays, the timing was good, with the Newport International Boat Show happening directly across the street. There was a steady flow of customers outside on the patio until it closed at 10 p.m.
The vibe is upscale and chic, each item of decor hand-picked and meticulously decorated by Gail Melikian, who styles each of Rafaelian’s properties including her homes.