Restaurant 1879 is now closed for 2021. We would like to thank our wonderful guests and crew for a great season! We encourage you to enjoy a delicious dinner at our sister Restaurant, Eli's on Chapel Street.--
Victorian charm on Block Island
Perched atop a hill just above town, the Atlantic Inn truly offers the best of locations: boasting both peacefulness and proximity. While the majority of shops, restaurants and ferries are just a short 7 minute stroll away, the six acre property offers quiet surroundings of rolling lawns and carefully tended gardens. The lofty location also offers stunning water views and fresh ocean breezes.
These attributes have made the Atlantic Inn a popular haven since its doors first opened in 1879. The property has served as an Inn or a boarding house ever since; welcoming generations of guests to take in breathtaking views from the iconic verandah, and enjoy the sights and sounds of a classic Block Island Summer.
That Atlantic welcomes guests of all ages; and young ones especially enjoy the huge lawn, croquet court, horseshoe pit and easy distance to the local Animal Farm.
Kick back and relax...
… on our veranda and lawn! Summer is a magical time at the Atlantic Inn. Relax on the lawn to view a beautiful sunset. Watch the boats entering and leaving Old Harbor. Enjoy some wonderful drinks, appetizers or deserts. And by all means indulge in our wonderful Tapas — hot and cold.
Unwind and choose from our extensive menu of hot and cold tapas, perfect bites to share amongst friends; all while experiencing one of the best sunset ocean views on Block Island.Menus ->
*We are closed for dining for the 2021 season. *The Atlantic Inn’s Restaurant 1879 is proud to welcome you to Block Island’s most renowned fine dining experience. Relax and enjoy our unobtrusive, unhurried service and creative, seasonal cuisine. Call 401−466−5883 for reservations. NO EMAIL RESERVATIONS.
Chef Denny Gomes offers ever changing menus featuring the very best local purveyors have sourced. In addition to our traditional dinner menu, a vegetarian menu is always available. All accompanied by creative craft cocktails and our Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence winning wine list.
A visit to Block Island would not be complete without enjoying a spectacular sunset from our gracious veranda or sprawling lawn dotted with Adirondack chairs. Enjoy Live Jazz on Wednesday evenings!Menus ->
Each of the Atlantic Inn’s 21 rooms reflect the Victorian spirit of the circa 1879 Building, and are individually decorated with antiques, floral fabrics and wallcoverings. All accommodations are located on the second and third floors of our building; and are accessible by stairs only. Each room is cozy and welcoming, has a private bath and is fully heated. None of the rooms in the main house have television or air conditioning. They do have fans, and we are fortunate to be on top of a hill that offers plentiful ocean breezes.
Looking for more space than a traditional hotel room? Our Cottage Suite is located directly behind our main building and provides more space for your party. This comfortable, open studio is located on the first floor and features a Kitchenette (stovetop but no oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and fridge), full bath, and a sunny open layout with a King Sized Bed and a Double Pullout Sofa.Book Now!