The Fifth Element
The bureta (spelling) and cranberry spread with buttered toast appetizer was delish!
had a lovely time at Fifth Element - it was empty and quiet when we arrived, but quickly filled up to a vibrant and happy crowd! The service was EXCELLENT- very attentive and professional, great drink menu and a delicious salad that was plenty for 4 of us to share before dinner. Three of us chose the braised lamb shank special which was absolutely delicious - however, the potato was not fully cooked and the entire dish was served luke-warm at best - not hot at all. The 4th person ordered the fish entrée from the general menu and she said it was very good!
I would have been happy to give 5 stars for overall experience, but I simply cannot because of the undercooked potato and lukewarm plate. We will go back because the menu looked terrific!
Our guests were surprised and delighted to find the Fifth Element. They repeatedly commented on how nice an atmosphere they found and how good the food is!
Goed zoals altijd kom er vaker
Menu short but great: pizza, burgers plus several unusual appetizers and small plates (spinach balls). Food is reliably excellent. I have been a patron many, many times. Service is excellent. We had 6:30 rez and arrived to the surprise of a mobbed restaurant. The BIG challenge 5E faces is the over the top noise level. I could not hear my partner very well at all, and we came home hoarse from shouting.
A must go to for dinner away from the waterfront. The food and service was excellent.
Went with my family on vacation. Not a bad walk from the Marriott. Food was much better than the Red Parrot.
Honestly this restaurant was just sort of Meh. I had high hope when I saw “Spicy lamb poutine”, but it was not particularly flavorful. The entrees were forgettable. Decent sangria and cocktail menu.
Food was just okay.they had some good stuff but the final execution was lacking.
Great new FALL twist to their traditional menu. The burrata with cranberry and pepitas was tasty.
Great service and appetizer/meal was good. Good people watching, especially on bar side.
Enjoyed a nice bottle of very reasonable wine with excellent salads, spinach appetizer and pizzas.
The staff was very nice & tended to our table to make sure that everything was OK. Food was amazing, drinks size very generous & delicious. Next time I come to RI, this is one of the places I will definitely come back to!!!
We enjoyed the burgers and bursts appetizer. The staff was wonderful. Definitely coming back and would recommend to friends.
food wasn't that good 😕 risotto was delicious my steak and the salmon
It is always fun to dine at "The Fifth Element".....menu is always diverse and the food well prepared.
My wife and I enjoyed a wedge salad and margherita pizza. Drinks were reasonable and the martinis exceptional!
Our visitor from Europe was completely delighted to join us for dinner at the Fifth Element!
Nice restaurant in Newport a little bit off the beaten path
Excellent experience, had the pizza first then the arugula salad with salmon. Finished up with fresh coffee and creme brulee. All were wonderful.
Food was good, vegan options available. Live music was a plus and created good atmosphere. Service was poor, inattentive server who was either not around or chatting with colleagues.
Wanted a restaurant outside of the busy waterfront and found the 5th element. We were pleased with the high quality food. The poutine was a hit. Scallops were excellent.
The restaurant was half full and we sat inside with a reservation. We kept on having to switch our seats at the table multiple times to avoid the strong beaming sun while other areas were okay. The waiter and hostess separately commented on how strong the sun was at our table and saw that we kept switching our seats and didn’t offer to switch the table. We were served mussels and two large mussels were fully closed and we remarked to the waiter that we couldn’t eat them because of that and he just laughed and said yes you definitely can’t eat and took them away. With only a dozen mussels and it being obvious that they never opened, they shouldn’t have been served.
Took some friends to the Monday night dinner and jazz scene for their first time. They not only liked the food but really enjoyed the music. Pizza was particularly good.
We come here often - never had a bad meal or bad service. excellent cocktails and vibrant atmosphere. Definitely will return and bring friends.
Not what we expected for a dinner vibe, but a lively spot for someone looking for an upbeat atmosphere.
A cool relaxed place away from the crowd in Newport. Great food and outstanding service.
Waited 1 1/2 hours for food. Poor communication. Advised management and they were genuinely apologetic and tried to make things right. Food, untimely, was good.
Food was excellent, waitress was attentive, not over done. Owner took time to meet us. Very impressed. Will return.
Good food and nice environment
Locale molto carino, diviso in 2: la parte bar e la parte dining. Si può cenare anche nella parte bar volendo. Cibo buono, prezzo moderato, servizio ottimo (non ricordo il nome della cameriera, ma è stata davvero carina!).
Great food, music, place to meet friends!
Our family of 5 visited Newport for vacation recently. On the second to last night, we wanted to try something off the beaten path and found many good reviews for Fifth Element. So, we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed.
The restaurant was crowded (summer weekend + jazz festival) and a little rowdy (there was a great live band), but our waitress was fun, kept the drinks flowing, and generally took good care of us.
We ordered Burrata and Chick Pea Fritters as appetizers -- both excellent! For dinner, we had the Pappardelle, Tandoori Chicken, Scallops, Salmon, and Braised Short Ribs. I had the Tandoori Chicken and was very happy with the flavor and portion.
Fifth Element has a very nice and creative offering in their food combinations, all done very well. If we ever go back to Newport, we will definitely go back.
Excellent pizza, fun atmosphere, great service.
Once again the Fifth did not disappoint. New menu is creative. Great drinks. Good service
We came to see The Playboys! First time at the restaurant - really impressed - food delicious, service excellent!
Food was amazing! Everyone enjoyed their dish and the service was great. Definitely make a reservation if you’re going on a busy night!
Fun eclectic vibe. Enjoyed the ambiance. Pizzas were really good! Salmon was good! Overall a good experience.
I would definitely recommend Fifth Element. I had chicken tandoori chicken....quite good!
We loved the ambience/ vibe / decor of this hip establishment. Our server was outstanding and so helpful. Our ladies thoroughly enjoyed our sweet Martinis. 3 of us loved our dinners while the other half were not so thrilled. The vegetarian crock was delicious and we'll seasoned. However the tandoori chicken was too dry (not thoroughly immersed in Tandoori paste) and the chickpeas were too spicy (could have used a cautionary reminder as our diner was a youngster). While the scallops were delicious, the lentil surround was ill-suited for the dish (and some of lentils were tough and dry). nevertheless we left full and happy for the experience.