So this may be the best kept secret in Newport - it is more than worth the slight detour off Thames to experience some of the best food that you can have anywhere....let alone in what could be a tourist trap town. The fish of the day tandori style was awesome - the sangria was great -- the steak was tender perfectly done and had a great glaze - the chana masala was nicely balanced.
I have been to the Salvation Cafe several times and have never been disappointed! The restaurant has a funky interior and can be a bit crowded, but that's all part of the fun. The wait staff is friendly and the food is very good. I love the Teriyaki Salmon, and my kids love the Pad Thai and Salvation Burger. The prices are extremely reasonable for the large portions you receive. This is a great place to go with a group of friends or with your family, but not for a quiet, romantic evening.
Salvation Café offers a delightfully eclectic menu and is located just far enough away from the major tourist areas to be less crowded than many restaurants here. I ate here during the first weekend in October 2008 and had a fabulous experience.
The atmosphere is definitely funky (and delightful), the service was friendly and the food was fabulous. I ordered the heirloom beet salad (both pretty and very tasty) and the scallops in a raisin-caper sauce. Although I’ve eaten in many very good restaurants, I’d certainly never seen a sauce like that on any menu. And I wasn’t disappointed. The scallops were perfectly cooked and the sauce was a stunning combination of flavors. Total bill with tax and tip was just under $25. On-Street parking is available along Broadway, although I’d advise allowing an extra 5 minutes to find a free spot.
I just want you to know how much I appreciated the fine party you created for my daughter,s wedding. Everything tasted fabulous and we had many wonderful comments from our guests. Your staff was so professional and helpful. I will recommend you very highly to all my friends and certainly return for future meals..thanks again, J. H. East Greenwich
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