Russell has owned and managed The Red Parrot since1993. The building it resides in was built in the 1890s and is part of the National Register of Historical Places in Newport. It was bought by a British couple in the 1980s who revamped it and turned it into a two story restaurant and bar with an inn on the third floor. When Russell bought it he eventually closed the inn and now uses the third floor as another dining room for The Red Parrot. The name happened by chance when Russell saw it on a box of matches and it just stuck. It turned out fitting their Caribbean flare vibe and waterfront location perfectly.The menu can be best described as American cuisine with a Caribbean twist. They provide ìcomfortable and enjoyable food.î Russell recommends anything with lobster. Customers love the Lobster Nachos made with tender lobster sauteed in garlic butter, and covered with melted Monterrey jack cheese. The plates always come back empty. Another must try lobster dish is their Lobster BLT made with tasty lobster salad, thick bacon, and fresh tomatoes and greens. They have an extensive menu that contains bar favorites like sandwiches and pizzas, and upscale entrees like Swordfish Mediterranean and Blue Iron Steak.The Red Parrot is known for having amazing frozen cocktails. They win ìBest Frozen Drinksî yearly. They have plenty of fun choices like the Psychedelic Iguana and the Swedish Fish which is topped with whipped cream and Swedish Fish. They have two full bars located on the first two floors with many exciting specialty cocktails to try.The Red Parrot is open seven days a week. The restaurant can hold around 275 people and can be booked for parties when available. They have more information about booking on their website. Indoor and outdoor seating is available with beautiful waterfront views. Come enjoy delicious Caribbean cuisine and cocktails at this historic location!
348 Thames St
Newport, RI 02840