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The Pier Restaurant

10 Howards Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 847-7437
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Ranked #122 of 205 restaurants in Newport
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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.
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55% Recommend
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English first
Long Island City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I remember going to this restaurant as a little girl in 1976 and loving it. Now I have returned to the restaurant as an adult and loved it even more. The food was great. I had seared scallops that were served with "purple and yellow" cauliflower on delicious mashed potatoes. My husband had the lobster ravioli and enjoyed them. I... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The live band was entertaining. Our waitress was very helpful and on top of refills. The food took some time and was alright. I had Fish Tacos and Lobster Bisque soup. Both were okay. The Fish Tacos came with a ton of over cooked fries.

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Monroe, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Haven't been here in a few years. Still a great casual place. Indoors you have a huge Tap room and then a more formal room. Lots of outdoor seating, extra bonus is the live entertainment.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Awesome place for an afternoon drink...sat outside. Great view of the harbor.Friendly and attentive waitstaff ... live, subtle background music. Pleasant, but not so loud you can't talk and enjoy your friends. Did not eat here, but menu looks like lots of fried fish / sandwiches / casual meals. Food look good coming out.

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Stamford CT
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132 reviews 132 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Had lunch here twice as they had a lovely patio that would allow the dogs. I had the lobster bisque both times, it was soooo good. Service was great! Atmosphere was lovely. So relaxing. Would definitely go again!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Stumbled across this waterfront restaurant and stopped for lunch. View by the water was great and the food was good. I had the strawberry salad and my husband had the burger... Both exceeded expectations. Service was good in a very relaxing atmosphere. Would definitely visit again.

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Oshkosh, WI
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We were walking by and decided that the view would make this an interesting place to have dinner. The food was OK but besides the view the band that began playing shortly after our arrival was fantastic. The Margaritaville style of music made the evening.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The view at the Pier is descent. We ate outdoors and it was nice. The menu is limited (not too many choices). The food is definitely over priced (then again it is Newport). The stuffed lobster was great but the shrimp scampi was ok. There is not much to say other than what I mentioned above.

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Victoria, Canada
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191 reviews 191 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Decent location on the waterfront (although you can't see much past the condos and moored boats) with a large outdoor patio, albeit it's a bit barren and could be made to be a more pleasing area to dine. The food we ordered was ok. The fried scallops were great but they were small, few, served with a few string fries... More

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Raynham, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We were in Newport for the day and stumbled accross this resaurant and liked the view. Three of us got fish sandwiches which were good, one got cbicken, also good. My husband and I got the lobster rolls. There were big chunks of lobster but it was very dfy and the roll overpowered the sandwich so you did't taste fhe... More

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