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The table settings at Coast in Rhode Island’s Ocean House are very minimalistic, allowing the focus of the meal to stay on the stars of the evening — the cuisine and the company. The tables at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant are topped with long blue tablecloths and topped with short white ones for a contrast that mimics the ocean that can be viewed just out of the windows. Oil candles in sleek clear glass add a touch of soft light to the table. Each guest’s place at the table is simply set with a bread plate and small knife, a rolled white linen napkin, silver cutlery, and a stemmed crystal glass to hold the complimentary bottled water of your choice.