Debbie and I live in Newport, R.I. part of the year, not far from where Debbie grew up off the Cliff Walk and close to the best hotel/restaurant in Rhode Island, The Chanler at Cliff Walk. Our close second choice is Castle Hill Inn, with its rolling lawn overlooking the East Passage and Narragansett Bay. Newport is hard to match during the summer months and going into early October. Options for a tremendous getaway are endless. When your talking the best of New England, however, you had better not be on a tight budget. Getting the best comes at a price.
Summer is about lobster, and Chanler offers, along with many other fine options, an authentic New England roll. Briny oysters from all over the New England coast are among the best you’ll find. The lunch and dinner menus are a first choice for both Debbie and me, but perhaps the best feature of Chanler’s Spiced Pear restaurant is its first-rate staff—friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating.
You will know you’ve made a great first choice the minute the front portico staff takes away your Bentley to a privileged parking spot (no kidding!). And what a spot for a wedding. Along with Castle Hill, Chanler represents the best New England has to offer. Enjoy!
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