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Here's What You'll Find To Eat At America's Oldest Restaurant
Originally built as a home in 1652, the White Horse Tavern in Newport, Rhode Island became a restaurant in 1673 and has been serving customers ever since, making it the oldest restaurant in America. Despite how much time has passed, the tavern’s timeless character remains the same, and here’s what you can order to eat.
In addition to New England clam chowder, lobster bisque and French onion soup are available, and entrées include beef Wellington made with foie gras mousse and puff pastry, plus whipped potatoes, sautéed greens, glazed carrots, and Perigeaux sauce in one meal set. Crispy duck confit and pan-seared scallops are also on the menu.
Meat, seafood, soups, and salads are all to be found on the two-page menu, which focuses on fresh ingredients and contemporary dining; White Horse sources their fish, clams, and lobster from the nearby Narragansett Bay. There’s also a raw bar that includes caviar, oysters, a lump crab cocktail, and a small shellfish sampler.