About Us

The Stoneacre Story

Our Newport, Rhode Island-based hospitality establishments are all designed around the same defining core values: elevated yet humble service, creativity, sustainability, and community. Founded by lifelong best friends and Newport locals, Christopher Bender and David Crowell, the Stoneacre brand has evolved beyond a flagship bistro into an immersive and unique dining experience. From our signature brasserie to our bespoke event planning and everything in between, there’s a Stoneacre for every palate and preference.



Stoneacre Brasserie

Think of Stoneacre Brasserie as your classic neighborhood restaurant—elevated. Featuring a curated and always evolving seasonal menu, all of our products are thoughtfully sourced from local farmers, butchers and fishermen. Everything in our kitchen is prepared with an approachable yet decidedly French twist and capped off by a cultivated wine list highlighting boutique French wine producers. 



Stoneacre Garden

Drawing inspiration from the grounds of Newport’s Stoneacre Estate, Stoneacre Garden is a comfortable blend of novelty, whimsy, nostalgia and elegance. Set back from the hustle and bustle of Thames Street and immersed in mature gardens, the beautiful scenery offers a natural ambiance and lush vibe for an al fresco experience in the Courtyard and Terrace Bar or indoor dining in The Greenhouse. Our rooftop bar—boasting Instagram-worthy views of the famed Newport sunset—is the perfect place to leisurely sip and soak in the best of this summer playground town.



Stoneacre Events

Whether you're in the mood for a casual, effortless brunch gathering with your most intimate crew or a showstopping soiree and 'party of the year' vibes, drop a pin at Stoneacre and we'll make it happen. With unique and stunning qualities that tell a story of their own, our venues will take your event idea from napkin sketch to napkin folding.



Stoneacre Picnics

Picnics, a classic sign of summer and a seasonal highlight, are the perfect way to (maybe play hooky?) and enjoy all of the natural beauty that Newport has to offer. We created Stoneacre Picnics to elevate everyday picnics and turn them into full-service, curated and catered affairs. Luxe linens, ambient extras, candlelight vibes—the ‘wow factor’ works. Stoneacre Picnics isn’t just about your taste buds, it’s a treat for all of the senses.