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Ocean Bleu @ Gino’s
Review by: Michael Stern
Newport’s harbor is filled with fishing boats. Bay Street, along the waterfront, abounds with good restaurants that serve what they catch. Ocean Bleu @ Gino’s is one of the few such eateries that serves three meals a day.
Yes, you can breakfast on fried eggs, French toast, or pancakes (accompanied by house-smoked bacon); but locavores will want to go for the likes of smoked salmon Benedict, grilled razor clams with eggs, and the Ocean Bleu scramble, which includes pink shrimp and/or cracked Dungeness crab. To drink: locally roasted coffee, hot apple cider, or a variety of adult beverages that includes bloody Marys, mimosas, and red beer.
For lunch or dinner, you can’t go wrong with fish-n-chips, available with everything from rockfish and wild salmon to popcorn shrimp and luxurious local tuna. Onion rings are made from sweet Walla Wallas. Tiny Yaquina oysters are harvested just upriver; black cod, salmon, and sable are smoked in-house; Dungeness crabs are kept live in a seawater tank; from the crabs come Ocean Bleu’s “sea pups,” which are cornmeal fritters laced with cracked crab and jack cheese.
As for the name of the place, it began as a fish market, called Gino’s. It remains a market as well as a restaurant, the house motto: “Live free, love often, eat wild.”
Directions & Hours
- Monday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Friday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Saturday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Sunday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
|Meals Served||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|