Boogie on down to Newport for this year’s Jazz Festival! We still have availability at the Ivy
Lodge Bed and Breakfast, and it won’t last long! It is going to be a great weekend for a relaxing getaway, and a great time to enjoy the outdoors while listening to smooth Jazz.
On Friday, August 1st enjoy a wonderfully romantic evening under the stars. Not far from our neighborhood, take a brief walk down Bellevue Avenue where the 2014 Jazz Festival will kick off their 60th anniversary at the International Tennis Hall of Fame with a night concert under the stars. Built in 1880 as the Newport Casino, the grounds of the Tennis Hall of Fame are a portal to an era of Newport elegance and Gilded Age charm. Whether you enjoy sipping cocktails under the gazebo, or sitting in the stands beneath a cool Atlantic breeze, it's hard to imagine a better place to see this year's headliner, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis as they perform on the same center court where the likes of Big Bill Tilden once made history here in Newport.
The following day our guests can hop in a car for a beautifully scenic 10 mile drive down Newport’s Ocean drive to the continuing festival at Fort Adams. The festival features two full days of jazz on three stages at Fort Adams, situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with majestic panoramic views of the Newport Bridge and the East Passage. Not only will the music be incredible but there are an abundant activities to do while on the Fort. In between sets at Fort Adams State Park , guests can visit the relaxing Louis Jadot Wine Cafés, satisfy your cravings a the food booths, shop at the unique crafts booths, or nourish your mind and visit one of the Non-Profit Village booths. Guest will be able to enjoy the spectacular experience with sprawling lawns, and breathtaking vistas.
This year some icons taking center stage include: Masada String Trio , Cecile McLorin Salvant and many up-and-comers. Please join us at the Ivy Lodge for the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival and listen to an eray of musicians from the lawn of the showcase Fort Stage, where, in the shadow of the Newport Bridge, all serious and casual music fans will be spread out on blankets and folding chairs, sharing lobster rolls and sharing stories, bobbing their heads to the rhythms of all the legends they've come to see!
Newport Restaurant Week 2014
April 4- April 13
Newport is ready to say goodbye to the cold winter season and welcome the warm spring with exceptional deals for lunch and dinner this April 2014. This year’s Newport Restaurant Week will feature some of the best seasonal offerings from Newport's great restaurants including Fluke Wine Bar and Kitchen. Menues that include spring pea soup with roasted local carrots followed by an entrée of Braised oxtail with grilled ramps, local maitake mushrooms and a creamy Narragansett ricotta gnocchi, concluding with your choice of many delectable desserts like a hazelnut milk chocolate panna cotta. YUM! All for just $30.00 per person! This is just one of the many options Chef Kevin King of Fluke Wine Bar and Kitchen, located on Banisters Wharf has to offer in the 2014 Newport Restaurant Week. Fluke is just one of the Ivy Lodge’s favorite restaurants participating in this year’s celebration of good eats here in the city by the sea. Enjoy your choice of either lunch or dinner of prefixed menus of three course meals for a deal. Experience what we have to offer with our week-day rates, great food, wine and sites here at the Ivy Lodge, a quintessential New England Bed and Breakfast.
Tantalize your taste buds with the wide variety of restaurants that this fabulous city has to offer. Here are a few of our personal favorites:
22 Bowens Wine Bar & Grille
Located amidst bustling Bowen’s Wharf in the heart of downtown Newport, 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille is a world-class steakhouse serving USDA Prime beef, New England's finest seafood, and is complemented by an award-winning wine list.
Our recommendation for dinner would be to try the bowen’s famous Petit Filet Mignon Duck Fat Fingerling Potato, Black Garlic Bordelais, mmm it will melt in your mouth!
Castle Hill Restaurant
For a formal dinning experience we suggest Castle Hill Restaurant. On your way over, enjoy
the 10 mile scenic ocean drive and as you enter the enchanting Castle Hill Restaurant you will hear the faint sounds of a lighthouse fog horn murmuring in the distance. The Mansion's chefs artfully craft fresh local fish, regional meats, and produce into a distinctly native, seasonal menu, served in four dining rooms within the Inn. Watch the change of seasons with stunning views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay.
All guest dinning in the formal dinning room must be dressed in business casual attire, jackets are not required for men but preferred.
Fluke Wine Bar and Kitchen
One of our personal favorites here at the Ivy Lodge, Fluke Wine Bar and Kitchen is a perfect restaurant for the foodie in all of us. Enjoy fresh, local, and seasonal best describes Chef Kevin King’s menu of frequently changing snacks, small plates and entrees. Enjoy scenic views and an Award-winning cocktail and wine list.
Our recommendation is to try their famous crispy flash fried local oysters, they are to die for! Also try one of there signature drinks we enjoy the Juniperotivo made with Junipero Gin, Pomegranate Molasses, Fresh Mint, and Fresh Lemon Juice.
Cafe Zelda is a neighborhood French American bistro with casual fine dining. Zelda's features line-caught fish, hand-picked meats, local produce and homemade desserts. With a cozy bar full of locals and savvy tourists Zelda's is the place to be.
Calamari with banana peppers and Thai dipping sauce is a must try here.
The ideal embodiment of Newport dining with water front views of the Newport Harbor. At the mooring you will find the freshest seafood, al fresco seating, and warm hospitality. Our award-winning wine list is one of the most acclaimed in New England.
Our recommendation: Try their Raw Bar option of thee little necks or Rhode Island Oysters, both are amazingly delicious!
Midtown Oyster Bar
Newport’s newest restaurant and largest raw bar features 2 bars, dining rooms and outside seating. Only a 15 minute walk from the Ivy Lodge!
Scales and Shells
Upon entering the front door, aromas from the open kitchen will awaken your senses and draw you into visually participating in the preparation of your dinner.
Cash only and no reservations; make sure to stop at the atm first.
Stoneacre Pantry has an ever changing menu of seasonal offerings with a focus on using classic and creativeculinary techniques.
We recommend their Hazelnut-Chocolate Mousse, Salted Caramel, Cocoa Streusel & Creme Fraiche, if you have a sweet tooth this dessert won’t disappoint!
The Black Pearl
A combination of American, seafood, and classically presented cuisines served in the Tavern or the elegant Commodores' Room.
Try the world renowned Black Pearl Chowder
Lunch and Dinner Menu
The Spiced Pear at the Chandler
The Spiced Pear’s primary dining room features an open-air kitchen, grand fireplace, and views of the Atlantic Ocean and Easton’s Beach. Well known for its signature ‘New England Tasting Menu’, the restaurant features a symphony of six or nine courses of local New England fare each night in addition to an a la carte menu featuring Continental cuisine.