Where Newport Eats.


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Situated within an acclaimed Stanford White building, The La Forge Casino Restaurant has served the community as a famous local establishment for years.  Located on the grounds of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, La Forge has long been a local staple providing a menu, style, and friendly atmosphere that reflects our commitment to an exceptional dining experience.
We are open year round, serving our guests daily, as well as offering bespoke private dining areas to Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Corporate Outings, Bus Tours and other Group Functions.  We have long been the premier choice for many of Newport’s social gatherings such as the Miss Rhode Island Pageant, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, The Newport Rugby Club, and Newport Hospital to name a few.

 

 





Events

Planning an Event?  Contact us today to set up your special day! We cater to all types of functions including bus tours, weddings, birthdays, graduations, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, baby showers, memorial receptions, breakfast meetings, etc.  Our abilities are only limited to our client’s imagination!


Court-side Seating

Our outdoor patio is directly adjacent to the grass courts of the International Tennis Hall-Of-Fame, making for comfortable dining experience that captures the essence of Newport, Rhode Island’s tennis culture and history.


Bar & Lounge

Our two bar areas boast grand views of both Historic Bellevue Avenue as well as one of the oldest operational grass tennis courts in North America. Here we showcase an expanding selection of local craft beers, spirits, and wines. Check in to see our weekly live music selections from around New England!







The History

EST. 1880

Established in 1880, The Newport Casino was built as the result of a causal bet between James Gordan Bennet JR., owner of the New York Herald, & his guest, British Cavalry Officer, Captain “Sugar” Candy, for which Candy rode his horse into Newport’s most exclusive Men’s Club – The Reading Room.

Disgruntled at the other members’ less than congenial response, Bennet bought the land across from his Bellevue Avenue mansion & built his own club – THE NEWPORT CASINO.

It offered shops, concerts, balls, special events – never gambling – & a place for Newport’s summer residents & Newporters to gather. Now a national historic landmark, The “Casino” is today home of the International Tennis Hall Of Fame.








Colette Walukevich

The atmosphere was great. Food was very very good ,thoroughly enjoyed it. Wife tried crab cakes. I had quahog (first time) loved it. Both of us had chowder too.Service was wonderful. Highly recommend for lunch

Janet Chaplin Skenfield
This has been our family gathering place on Friday nights for ever-so-many years. Whenever one of us comes in to town (from CA, PA, FL, MA or wherever), we always know we can play a little "catch-up" here! Waiters, waitresses and bartenders very tolerant of us! I've been eating here for almost 70 years!!
Rebecca Miniati
"Excellent place to eat in Newport. Food was Delicious. Service was Excellent. The Bread pudding for dessert was Amazing."