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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, 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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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Very peaceful.

Awesome place. The food was lovely and fresh. The service was exceptional as well. There was live entertainment... I enjoyed it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Awesome place. The food was lovely and fresh. The service was exceptional as well. There was live entertainment... I enjoyed it.

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Boston, MA
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Girlfriend and I went there for afternoon cocktails. Found it by accident as it is a walk from the downtown area. But, the outdoor bar is right on the water's edge. Beautiful view and very quaint spot. Bloody Mary was a meal in itself with TWO colossal shrimp on the rim. It is well worth the walk to get to....... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Looking for a waterfront place for lunch on a pleasant day, we found this restaurant. We sat in the open deck area. The harbor view is somewhat blocked by the bar on the end of the pier. The setting was enjoyable and the staff very good. Our food was good and reasonably priced for the location.

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Blackstone, Massachusetts
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Nice little bar on the Pier. Live music. Great service. Awesome atmosphere, that's all you need. Will come back.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It's our 36th year anniversary. My husband and I, between us work 3 jobs, and rarely go out. There are so many wonderful restaurants in Newport, our home town, that we really wanted this to be special, so we went on line and did a little due diligence to pick something that we both liked. The menu we found on... More 

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New Westminster, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Pier is a nice restaurant away from the tourist bustle of downtown Newport. Food is good and servings are reasonable. If you want a nice getaway from the noise and crowd, then this is a restaurant for you to enjoy the sun and the music with friends or family.

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Texas
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105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Large menu with lots seafood choices. The chilled lobster was very good as was the steamed; Portuguese little necks also very good. Service was spotty as they may have been understaffed. Patio area had live music. Clam chowder was heavy on the dill, not creamy and most of all lacked clams. More like a potato chowder.

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Darien, Connecticut
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Ran in for a drink and quick snack. The place stunk, literally. Gross carpet holding too much residue of cleaning products. Drinks were good (hard to mess those up) lobster biscuits good, but calamari dripping with grease. Waitress a little too attentive in this empty restaurant. Nice to be on the water but lots of other options in Newport.

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Beautiful place - great views and live music. Food is very good, but the menu is very limited and overpriced. I wouldn't eat here regularly, but its a nice place to go on occasion.

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South Carolina
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Clam chowder was better than the lobster bisque, both were good. Shrimp scampi, lobster and salad were also good. Live music on Saturday was entertaining. Staff was very attentive.

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Additional Information about The Pier Restaurant

Address: 10 Howards Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: (401) 847-7437
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American

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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: Bar scene, Local cuisine

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?