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The Pier Restaurant

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10 Howards Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 847-7437
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Pier Restaurant is Newport's premier destination for waterfront dining...
The Pier Restaurant is Newport's premier destination for waterfront dining and entertainment located in downtown Newport RI. We offer the freshest seafood and succulent steaks prepared by award winning Head Chef Kevin Gaudreau. We boast outdoor waterfront seating and cocktails, live entertainment Thursday through Sunday nights, and private party services for your next special event.
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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful ambience, decent food and service.

Let's face it - you go to this restaurant to enjoy some beautiful time outside while you eat. The food was pretty decent and our service was ok. I was concerned by the negative reviews but was pleasantly surprised. We had the Portuguese little necks as an appetizer (spicy but good). Off the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
nekobaby
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Let's face it - you go to this restaurant to enjoy some beautiful time outside while you eat. The food was pretty decent and our service was ok. I was concerned by the negative reviews but was pleasantly surprised. We had the Portuguese little necks as an appetizer (spicy but good). Off the lunch menu, we had the chicken sandwich... More 

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Manchester Township, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We came here with about 45 people. The wait staff was professional and accommodating. The shrimp and chicken Marsala were both wonderful. The portion size was ample. Scott, Baron and Amy served us well.

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Trumbull
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Pier is a restaurant that I had forgotten about and was reminded when I saw it while out for a morning run & happy about that. Hadn't been in about 15 years but I remember it having very good food with a fantastic view from it's location on the harbor. Well the food and view is still fantastic and... More 

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Lakewood, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I didn't want to leave The Pier once I discovered it. It's true, it was the ONLY place I could find to park on an absolutely perfect late summer day, but they let me keep my car there the whole afternoon! And I only ordered a salad. I asked the waiter if I should get a half or a whole,... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The outside bar is a great place to chill and enjoy the sunset and the ambiance of Newport. The entertainment is good and the crowd was laid back and fun.the bartenders were handsome and charming and even with a large crowd, no one waited to order drinks or food. But the best part of my birthday besides spending it with... More 

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A friend of mine visited The Pier Restaurant during Newport Restaurant week. I find this a great time to explore restaurants I haven't yet frequented. Our appetizers (stuffed mushrooms and Cesar salad) were excellent. The entrees were presented beautifully and were mostly good (braised short ribs over mashed potatoes and for my friend petite sirloin with asparagus, lobster, Bearnaise sauce... More 

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United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Located on one of the piers this restaurant had a great view. We arrived early so it wasn't very crowded. The atmosphere was comfortable. The service was fantastic. We had a great waitress. The food was equally fantastic. They were very accomedating to dietary needs. The steak was cooked perfectly. The salads were large, but you could get a smaller... More 

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Monrovia, Alabama, United States
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Try the fish and chips. The accompanying coleslaw is outstanding and they have amazing in house tartar sauce. A stunning view of the harbour accents the dining experience

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We accompanied our humans to The Pier for a sunny lunch on the deck. The staff were very accommodating and brought us bowls of water. Our humans had the lobster bisque and some seafood dishes which they appeared to enjoy. We each got a small taste of the lobster bisque which had generous amounts of cream and butter. Yum!

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Don't do it... Service was horrendous.. Food was mediocre at best... There are restaurants everywhere.. Chose one of them

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Howards Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: (401) 847-7437

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene

Description

The Pier Restaurant is Newport's premier destination for waterfront dining and entertainment located in downtown Newport RI. We offer the freshest seafood and succulent steaks prepared by award winning Head Chef Kevin Gaudreau. We boast outdoor waterfront seating and cocktails, live entertainment Thursday through Sunday nights, and private party services for your next special event.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?