The Tables of Content Restaurant is located at 267 NW Cliff Street inside the historic Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, an oceanfront setting overlooking Nye Beach and the Pacific Ocean.
Seasonal, full-course dinners served nightly in the French table d’hote (“host’s table”) tradition feature locally sourced ingredients and a choice of entrées for the fixed price of $32. Nightly seatings start at 6pm in winter (reserve by 4:30pm) and 7pm in summer (reserve by 5:30pm); we will ask you to pick your entree when you make your reservation. A wonderful location to celebrate birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries for up to 42 guests. We can plan a menu to your tastes.
Price includes appetizer through dessert with coffee or tea. Beer, wine, and other beverages are available; view our current wine list. Corkage fee is $15 per bottle. A 20% gratuity applies for groups of 5 or more guests.
Please call for the daily menu and to make reservations: 541-265-5428.
About Our Chefs
Our chefs since 2013, Rowan Lehrman and Nanci Courtney, are inspired by the wonderful quality and availability of local ingredients (view our current local purveyors here).
Rowan is best known as one of the founding owners of Panini Bakery, and was also chef at Café Mundo for six years. Born in Neskowin, Oregon, she learned cooking from her parents. Her father cooked at the Bay House when she was growing up, and both parents cooked for the Transcendental Meditation Center in Majorca, Spain in the 1970s. Rowan says she inherited a classical French approach to food with a “Bohemian vegetarian twist.”
Nanci grew up in Clackamas County, Oregon and lived in Boston, MA and Providence, RI for 27 years. She attended Chef Madeleine Kamman’s Modern Gourmet School. Kamman called her cooking “Cuisine de Grand-Mere,” which, roughly translated from the French, means “grandmother’s cooking.” “It is sophisticated farmhouse cooking,” says Nanci, who worked at April’s of Nye Beach for six years.
“You’re doing something different every night,” Rowan says. Rowan’s and Nanci’s nightly menus emphasize seasonal seafood, vegetables, and fruits. Everything on the menu is house-made, from the breads and sauces and vinaigrettes to the astounding desserts.
The Tables of Content is perfect for bridal showers, business meetings, fundraisers, luncheons, office or family parties, and other events for up to 42 people. Enjoy the legendary atmosphere, food and service of this historic site, which was listed on the National Historic Register of Places as the New Cliff House in 1986 (it was built in 1913 in the Craftsman style, and was also known for many years in the area as the Hotel Gilmore). A wonderful venue for larger dinner groups, and small celebration parties, it’s not suitable for very young children (infants and toddlers).
Please call to consult with the chefs about the options for your event: 541-265-5428.
“People who love to eat are always the best people,” Julia Child once said – and we agree. The Tables of Content takes pride in the holiday meals for patrons, notably on Valentine’s Day (ie, oysters diablo, osso bucco, spicy chocolate soufflés), St. Patrick’s Day (ie, house-cured corned beef, Irish soda bread), Easter, and Thanksgiving (ie, herb-roasted turkeys, Waldorf salad, apple pie and pumpkin cheesecake) among others.
Holiday celebrations are welcome at the Tables of Content – the room is perfect for family groups and friendly gatherings, and the chefs are happy to consult with you about the menu for your special event. Call 541-265-5428 to plan your next one!