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This Newport restaurant just made a prestigious list of Best New Restaurants in America

Pictured: Fried Chicken Sandwich on a buttermilk biscuit with spicy slaw, honey & hot sauce. Eater.com.
Los Angeles, New York City, D.C., Boston, Houston and.... Newport?

Eater.com released its 2019 Best New Restaurants in America list and The Baker's Table, located at 1004 Monmouth Street (Newport, 41071) has made the list amid 15 other restaurants in some of the biggest and most metropolitan cities in the United States.

The Baker's Table, owned by David Willocks, opened in the location formerly housed Packhouse Meats and Lucy's on Monmouth in December of 2018.

RELATED: The Baker's Table to Open on Monmouth Street in Newport. 
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Willocks is brought his Head Chef talent from the San Francisco Bay area at an Indian restaurant to northern Kentucky. The menu also has French and Italian influences.

He told Fort Thomas Matters at this opening that the theme of the restaurant is to "feed people with love".

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Willocks also provided catering services and private home party events via the Kick Start Kitchen in Covington.  He said that based on the compliments from clients, he pursued a brick and mortar building to expand his services.

The Baker's Table offers seasonal rustic cuisine. The menu will also include specialty coffees, teas, beer, wine and cocktails.

RELATED: See their menu here.

Here's what Hillary Dixler Canavan, Eater restaurant editor, said about the restaurant.

The Baker’s Table

Newport, KY

What: A homey daytime cafe from a husband-and-wife team offering rustic American dishes that capitalize on top-tier bread baking.

Why: What makes a restaurant a tourist magnet and what makes it a standby? Many travelers long to find a gem tucked away on a small-town main street — the kind of place you want to linger in and then brag about to your Instagram followers. Locals, however, may find that what they actually need is a restaurant with a well-priced menu that outshines a home kitchen and rewards return visits. When a new restaurant like the Baker’s Table hits both marks, it has the makings of an essential.

Visitors to (and from) Cincinnati should head over the Taylor Southgate Bridge to dunk fluffy ricotta doughnuts — made by chef, baker, and co-owner David Willocks — in bright strawberry-lemon curd, to carve into a fried chicken sandwich served on a textbook buttermilk biscuit, and to nurse an Amaro spritz from the bar. The cozily eclectic room, designed by co-owner Wendy Braun, invites the midday lazing that defines a vacation’s lunch. But if I lived nearby, I’d wander in for the easy comforts of a full-bodied tomato soup served alongside a grilled cheese on Willocks’s glorious sourdough, a kale Caesar studded with brioche croutons, and a chewy, salted chocolate chip cookie. Even a regular might feel like they’re on holiday — as long as there are still a few bites left on the table.


To see the rest of the restaurants on the list, go here. 

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