- $75 for a $100 gift card
Salvation Cafe proudly proclaims that it's been "keeping Newport weird since 1993." And indeed, from the decor to the menu, most items at the eatery have a charming dose of the unexpected.
Gayot deems the interior "comically cozy," with a mix of hippie chic and Bollywood colors. Aqua chairs form a ring around a teardrop-shaped community table, Elvis busts peer across the room, and velvet curtains frame the windows, which are surrounded by a hodgepodge of hanging artwork.
The chefs amps up familiar dishes with flavors borrowed from across the globe. They glaze their St. Louis ribs with sriracha and pineapple, for example, and stuff their ravioli with jalapeno and goat cheese, deftly crossing "from India to Thailand to Mexico and America without missing a step," according to Yankee magazine. Don't skip the more straightforward offerings, though—the pad thai is reportedly excellent.
Classic drinks taken one step further seem to be the bar's specialty. No ordinary breakfast cocktail, the bloody mary royal sneaks in pickled shrimp and smoked paprika, while the pom'rita (made with pomgranate juice, of course) gets a kick from jalapeno syrup. Guests can enjoys drinks with dinner or in summer, at the al fresco tiki bar.