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“Great food and atmosphere.”
Review of Fifth Element

Fifth Element
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Ranked #32 of 245 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 20 August 2014

On this trip to Newport we wanted to get away from Thames Street and the crowds, and experience something with a more local vibe. This fit the bill nicely. Open and airy pub atmosphere and creative menu. We were a little disappointed in the size of the appetizer salad ($10 for a handful of field greens, and a tiny piece of chevre!). The fish tacos quickly made us forget about it though, they were fresh and amazingly flavorful. It was pretty boisterous on a summer Friday not, so definitely not a place for a quiet meal. Would definitely try it again.

Thank Mark V
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Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

Lack of staff. Took forever to take order and to eventually get the food. Not apologetic. Go to Salvation across the street.

1  Thank AJacksonBoston
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Poor service - 45 minutes to get a salad. A weeknight when they weren't overly busy. Fish tacos skimpy and cold. We had a reservation - however, larger parties that night seemed to get the better service. Maybe just an off night but not a place to which I would return. Two hours for having a light dinner seems a bit much.

Thank Ann M
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

We had the after party for our wedding at Fifth Element.

Ownership and staff were extremely accommodating, the food was fantastic and the band that they had booked for Friday night was awesome.

It was the perfect ending to our wedding day. Everyone that attended kept raving about the after party for days.

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2  Thank 898adamf
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Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

We visited the Fifth Element on a busy Saturday night during the jazz festival. We were lucky we had made reservations because they were busy. The service was warm and welcoming and the atmosphere was attractive. The food was the star. We loved the mussels and the house salad. Dick had an excellent fillet, which was cooked exactly as he requested. I had a lovely piece of cod served with little neck clams. It was delightful. We would go back gladly on our next visit to Newport.

1  Thank Barbara R
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