Farm-to-table fine dining in Rhode Island
Farm-to-table never seemed so fresh as it does at Coast, the restaurant inside the Victorian-style Ocean House hotel in Rhode Island. The menu here changes daily to reflect the season and is comprised of ingredients based on what's brought into the kitchen from local farms and harvests in New England. 

The Ocean House and Coast restaurant are about two hours from Boston, three hours from New York City and about an hour-and-15 minutes drive from Providence. When you arrive at the restaurant, you'll first notice a large fireplace made of beach rocks with a show-stopping antique anchor suspended above the mantle. Next, as you enter the dining room you’ll find wall-to-wall windows looking out on the spectacular Rhode Island coast. The picturesque view is framed by dark hardwood flooring trim and flooring, white walls and a painted wood ceiling that gives the room a quaint cottage feel.

The tables at this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel are draped with floor-length blue tablecloths topped with shorter white tablecloths, mimicking the contrasts of the ocean. 
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Gourmands will love sitting at the restaurant’s open-kitchen bar, where you can watch the chefs prepare the meals and talk you through the preparations and procedures for true farm-to-table concepts.
  • Coast takes full advantage of its location on the picturesque coast of Rhode Island and there is practically an ocean view from every seat in the dining room. You can take in the sunset on long summer days or watch the sun glisten off the water while having lunch or breakfast there.
  • The chairs are all made of natural woven wicker with seats cushioned by fluffy pale yellow floral pillows. You’ll find your chair at Coast makes a comfortable spot as you dine on excellent fare and take in the dreamy coastal view.
  • Try a Farm and Vine dinner. Each month, a top culinary mind from the region will prepare a four-course meal made with local, seasonal ingredients. The “Vine” part comes in when a guest sommelier pairs each course with just the right wine to enhance the meal.
Things to Know
  • Keep in mind when making your dinner plans that the Watch Hill restaurant is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. 
  • Rest assured that you can eat without any crying babies. The restaurant asks that only guest 8 years and older enter the dining room.
  • When going to Coast in the evening, there is a dress code that doesn’t allow jeans or shorts. Use it as an excuse to don that new dress or pull out the cufflinks  — they will only add to an already delightful evening.
The Design
  • While dining in this airy New England sunroom, you’ll enjoy the comfortably homey feel of crown molding and French doors, while being treated with stellar service and equally impressive dishes.

  • The large woven chairs are cushioned with throw pillows — ideal to sink into while warming up with a bowl of clam chowder or catching up with friends.

  • Windows cover multiple walls of the restaurant, offering panoramic views of the Atlantic that laps just outside. With views like these, it’s no wonder the wooden blinds remain open year-round.
Private dining
Reservations recommended
Valet parking
Vegetarian options
Getting There
1 Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill, Rhode Island 02891
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