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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. 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. Although not super innovative in his Euro-Cal dishes, chef Daniel Jimenez does bring lots of flavor and fine ingredients to his main courses, like the macadamia nut-crusted halibut, herb-crusted salmon, New Zealand lamb chops and filet mignon with béarnaise or peppercorn sauces. The feeds-a-table-of-four chocolate "thunder" cake is decadent. The wine selection here is rather good as are the by-the-glass selections.