Newport's The Baker's Table Named No. 4 Best New Restaurant by 'USA Today'

Readers voted for their favorite new restaurants of the year, and this scratch-made Northern Kentucky eatery made the list

Jan 10, 2020 at 3:39 pm
click to enlarge The Baker's Table - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
The Baker's Table

Newport's The Baker's Table has stolen the hearts of diners near and far, landing itself on USA Today's list of best new restaurants, coming in at No. 4. 

The made-from-scratch eatery is no stranger to national attention. Earlier this year, it was featured on Eater's best new restaurants in America (from May 2018 to May 2019) list, which highlighted 16 top-notch spots across the nation. 

USA Today's ranking was part of their 10Best series: Food and travel experts nominated their favorite restaurants that opened over the past 18 months, and then readers voted to select the top 10. The winning list is made up of a wide variety of restaurants, "ranging from chef-driven fast casual concepts to high end dining with a focus on hyper-local and sustainable ingredients."

USA Today's writes, "The Baker’s Table serves rustic comfort food in the heart of Newport, Kentucky. Under the direction of Chef David Willocks, the menu focuses on seasonal and sustainable cuisine through dishes like roasted broccoli soup with white cheddar and house-made crackers, Catalan seafood stew, (a) fried chicken sandwich on a buttermilk biscuit with spicy slaw and hot sauce, or pumpkin French toast with apple cider caramel and Chantilly cream."

Coming in at No. 1 is Benno of New York and at No. 10 is Bayan Ko of Chicago.

The Baker's Table, 1004 Monmouth St., Newport,