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Back Bay Bistro Restaurant Review: Back Bay Bistro, formerly called Back Bay Café, targets a hipper Newport crowd in this incarnation, with its modern décor and more contemporary cuisine. Located at the boat launch ramp on Newport's scenic Back Bay as part of the Newport Dunes Resort, the restaurant shines with its huge white marble bar, giant picture windows, retractable roof, classic dark wood tables and sophisticated wicker weave chairs. Bruno Massuger is now the chef. Start with the crab parfait, which comes as a martini glass filled with succulent lump crab, tomato relish and avocado mousse. Or go for the hearty Kobe beef sliders or shrimp-and-lobster quesadillas. While the clam chowder is a house specialty, think about trying the nicely spiced and creamy lobster bisque. Main courses have included macadamia nut-crusted halibut, herb-crusted salmon, New Zealand lamb chops and filet mignon with béarnaise or peppercorn sauces. For dessert, consider the feeds-a-table-of-four chocolate "thunder" cake. The wine selection is rather good as are the by-the-glass selections.