Newmans at 988, located in Cannon Beach, Oregon, features local ingredients in its classic French Italian cuisine with a focus in the Piedmont and Genoa areas of Italy.
Wonderfully prepared and tasty meal and bottle of wine. Not often one can find Fois Gras but it was done excellently with a pasta. Very small restaurant so reservations recommended. Casual dress but white table cloth service.
We have been to Newmans several times and it never disappoints. The food is delicious, and they have an extensive wine list for such a small restaurant. Can’t wait to go back on the next trip to Cannon Beach!
Both good and not so good
We wanted to try this place as it offered fine dining and it was our anniversary. We were both delighted and disgruntled: 1) Green Salad with pears, walnuts, gorgonzola & balsamic dressing - Absolutely delicious! 2) Soup du jour was potato and parsnip - Wonderful flavors, though a bit peppery for my wife. 3) Stuffed Portabella Mushroom - My wife's choice of app instead of entree; she enjoyed it. 4) Polenta and Wild Mushrooms, eggplant confit, gorgonzola, balsamic syrup & veggies - My entree choice; very disappointing: The mushroom(?) was soaked in balsamic and charred - very unpleasant texture and taste. The polenta was OK, but not outstanding. All-in-all a poor entree. 5) Dessert: Crème Brulee - perfect; Apple tart - cold, could not taste any crust and the apples were underwhelming (they comp'd us for it). Would still recommend this place for a special occasion - great ambiance (old farm house).
Fantastic Fine Dining
Upon my first solo visit to Oregon, I was literally walking past the restaurant when I was drawn in by the menu posted on the window. I had only heard about French/Italian fusions before, and I was curious. I booked a reservation for the next day and sat down to the first of two meals there. The wait-staff was highly attentive, and I appreciated their sommelier's advice on both the wine and the meal. Both of my visits had amazing prix-fixe 4-course meals, but I decided to go with my own choices on both nights. With that said, I was not disappointed. I highly recommend the restaurant for its ambience, its service, and of course, its cuisine. It was an experience unlike any other I've had, and it would be a shame for others to miss it!
Really excellent food , well presented, service was outstanding. Love this place. Everything was top notch and delicious.