Tyler Point Grille – Barrington, Rhode Island
Tyler Point Grille / 32 Barton Avenue / Barrington, RI 02806 / 401-247-0017
Tyler Point Grille is an East Bay institution and a restaurant I have been wanting to review for quite some time.
Local chef, Brian Thimme, recently purchased Tyler Point Grill and continues to serve up the favorites the locals and visitors have come to love during the 15 years it has been open, along with nightly specials and (slight) menu changes throughout the year.
Tyler Point Grille specializes in local seafood and American Italian favorites.
The location, next to Barrington’s yacht club & Striper Marina adds to the nautical ambiance and decor on the inside.
Brian also pointed out their beautiful new patio that was recently added and will be a much welcome addition during the warmer months.
Walking into Tyler Point Grille is like walking onto a dock.
It has a classy, nautical decor with clean lines, dark wood and soft lighting.
There is a bar with a flat screen TV and open kitchen.
The staff is extremely friendly and the overall vibe of the restaurant is relaxed and charming.
Brian explained that the restaurant can seat roughly 120 guests and that they do along of groups such as graduations, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties etc.,
Ambiance is always important to me, but what every review comes down to is the food….and Tyler Point Grille does not disappoint!
After drinks are served you are given a bread basket with a nice mix of whole grain and Italian bread and butter. Yum!
For an appetizer my partner Jennifer and I ordered the Grilled Prosciutto Pizza (made with olive oil, prosciutto, tomato, and fresh mozzarella).
This pizza was simply delicious! The dough was light and crunchy and the toppings super fresh. The prosciutto added just enough of a salty flavor to give it a kick. Jen and I looked at each other and said it was one of the best pizzas we’ve had in a long time!
Jen also enjoyed her Raspberry Martini prior to our entrees being served.
For our entrees I ordered the Gnocchi with Pink Vodka sauce and Jen ordered the Frutti Di Mare (shrimp, sea scallops, littlenecks, mussels, garlic, wine and fresh herbs served over linguini.)
Each entree came with your choice of soup or salad. Since the soup of the evening was Italian Wedding Soup (a personal favorite), we each chose that.
The soup was fantastic and flavored perfectly with a very generous portion of mini meatballs.
My Gnocchi was very good as well, especially the pink vodka sauce which was rich and creamy. Brian informed me that they use the same sauce on their lasagna. I will have to try that next time for sure!
Jen’s Fruitti Di Mare had delicious, fresh, local seafood which she devoured quickly with plenty of linguini to take home.
Of course we had to save room for dessert! Under the recommendation of our waitress, Jen chose the chocolate pudding fudge cake and I chose the bread pudding with rum sauce.
Both we extremely rich and delicious! The rum sauce drizzled on top of the bread pudding reminded me of an authentic New Orleans bread pudding. Absolutely amazing!
Jen’s chocolate cake was so rich she was only able to eat a small part (but did savor every last bite the next day! )
7 days a week 4:30pm-10:30pm
- 1/2 Price Bottle of Wine Every Thursday.
- $1 Raw Bar (Monday-Wednesday at the bar only)
- Kids Eat Free! (Every Sunday – Under 10 – from kids menu only)
- Hospitality Industry Night (In the food/beverage biz? Treat yourself to a 20% discount every Monday night. Simply bring a recent pay stub from your restaurant, bar, hotel, coffee shop, deli, market, liquor store or any other job that connects you to the food & beverage industry.)
Gay & Lesbian Factor: I instantly liked Brian. He is truly a down-to-earth type guy who is proud of his restaurant. He was extremely welcoming to Gay Travel Information and took great care of my partner and I. What I liked most about Brian was that he came up to our table and gave us history on himself and restaurant. He explained how he use to be a chef at the restaurant before taking it over. I find East Bay, RI to be very gay friendly and Tyler Point Grille is no exception. This would make an excellent date location or a great spot to grab a lunch on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. You can even host an event here! I felt very comfortable being my usual flirtatious self with Jennifer and have no hesitation recommending this location to friends, family, clients and readers. With that said I am “OUTING” Tyler Point Grille as LGBT friendly and worthy of our business.
I live in Warren, RI so I am lucky to live extremely close to this gem of a restaurant located between the Barrington and Warren bridges.
I cannot wait to have my family and friends experience the great food and ambiance of Tyler Point Grille.
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