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Open Nightly at 5pm
Sunday Brunch 12 - 3pm
Parking is available on all surrounding side streets or in adjacent paid lots.
Perro is housed in the Decatur House on 19 Charles Street, Newport, Rhode Island. Tucked alongside Washington Square, our neighborhood is pedestrian-friendly, with ample parking and accessibility. We're surrounded by Newport's best theaters, pubs, and landmarks. Stop over for LIVE music, dinner or drinks en route from Broadway to Lower Thames Street.
HISTORY OF THE DECATUR HOUSE
Owner Captain Stephen Decatur, famous 18th century naval officer, received accolades for his heroism in the Barbary Wars and service during the War of 1812. Washington Irving declared "a gallanter fellow never stepped a quarter deck." However, Decatur was mortally wounded by Commodore James Barron at the Bladensburg dueling grounds outside Washington, D.C. at age forty-one. The dispute involved Decatur's role in Barron's court martial for unpreparedness in the Chesapeake-Leopard Affair of 1807.
Visitors frequently ask us whether Captain Decatur haunts the house... We have neither seen nor heard our gallant hero. But if we did, we're confident he'd be complimenting the margaritas and ribs, or dancing to some music with our local artists and fellow customers.