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The Pier Restaurant

10 Howards Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 847-7437
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Ranked #129 of 203 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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
102 helpful votes 102 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
1 review
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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Cranston, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The food was terrible and the only thing was good the appetizer. We order four different dishes to share and to see if the restaurant is good ,but when I taste my fish without no flavor and my daughter shrimp scampi with pasta taste like came out from the water to fishing. Horrible place to eat main course .

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Englewood, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

When you arrive you must pressure the hostess not to seat you by the parking lot. Request the portion of the deck closer to the water. The view by the water is a delight. Limited lunch menu. Food was just okay. Service was good. But I would only recommend to go stop for the view and drinks. Food was not... More

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Lodi, New Jersey
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104 reviews 104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We had a hard time having lunch one day in Newport because our baby was sleeping and many restaurants would not allow us in with a stroller. Also, it was a busy time (1pm on a Sunday afternoon). We finally came across The Pier, and in the interest of time and convenience, we decided to eat there. It wasn't very... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We decided to stop in here for lunch on a nice spring day. That was a bad move! Service was horrible and so was the food. The only thing this place offers is a good location. We had to wait for our drinks forever. Then they didn't even give us menus. Anyway I wouldn't recommend this even if they were... More

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Middletown, Rhode Island
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We always like to try different restaurants in Newport,especially the dinner for two ..they had four or five different choices. I had the sea scallops and they were excellent,my husband had 8ounce filet that was great also,service was vey good,thank you Loretta. We will be going back soon.

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