Restaurants & Bars 5

New little jewel

Frank Terranova | May 29, 2011 04:29 AM

Last night a couple of friends and my wife and I went to a little new opening restaurant in Newport at the far end of Thames St. Actually its next to Mama Lucia. Its a BYOB with a liquor store next door. Its tiny approx. 40 seats it was their 2nd day opening. The food is progressive american it seems to be only about 12 types of plates but excellently prepared the portions are not the typical pile it on and take enough food home for a week. I tried the chicken caccatorie being italian thinking it would be in a red sauce it wasnt it was a nice crisp piece of chicken on top of roasted fingerling potatoes and a artichoke baragole with a light chicken glace. Its NY style food simple and flavorful. Talking to the owners they open for dinner and soon for Saturday and Sunday Brunch. They even had a chefs table which sat 8 and the place was full and people waited outside. It beats the coporate chew and screw places..The name is Thames Street Kitchen. If you like KIIS, Keep it SImple this is a nice place.

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