February 21, 2012

Atlantic Grille (RI)

ABF & I took a quick trip this weekend up to the Newport, RI area. We stayed in Middletown (just 5 minutes outside Newport), where we found crazy cheap hotels and crazy cheap food. What could be better?

Our hotel was across the street from the Atlantic Grille restaurant, and we popped in there for breakfast one day. They serve breakfast until 3pm, which made ABF quite happy.

We sat in the area that is comprised of Adirondack chair-type benches and tables. Interesting! I found this more comfortable than he did (do I need to explain that I have a bit more booty-padding than he does?), and we both liked the surfboard-turned-lighting equipment that was over our heads. The restaurant has a fun, clean, beachy feeling.

I ordered the First Beach breakfast, which comes with one egg, one pancake, home fries, and toast.

I opted to have a banana pancake (.50 cents extra, worth it), as I'd heard good things about them. I also got marble rye toast and an over-easy egg. Everything was delicious! Next time, however, I'll skip the maple syrup (Mrs. Butterworth's--no thank you!). The super-ripe pancakes are all the sweetness this pancake really needs.

ABF ordered the Second Beach, which is 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, and the homefries & toast.

He opted for whole wheat toast instead, and regular pancakes. I had a bite or two of his regular pancakes (and shared some banana with him) and they were good--fluffy but with a nice chewiness.

We both agree the homefries are AWESOME! Soft, crunchy, and a nice heat to them. Normally I pick at these, but I ate up every bite.

Our server was great--friendly, helpful, and she checked in several times to see if everything was tasty and if we needed more coffee (the answer is almost always yes to that question!)

Our meal came quickly, everything was fresh and delicious, and the service was fantastic. We will definitely be coming back to Newport, and we'll definitely be eating at Atlantic Grille again!

Atlantic Grille
91 Aquidneck Avenue
Middletown, RI 02842
(401) 849-4440

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