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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 16
    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 Attentive Staff

We went to the Pier on a Monday night and were two of six people in the place that night, so we had some doubts. However, when our waiter, Scott, came over he was so friendly and attentive that he even had the kitchen making us off menu meals. Our scallops were fresh and tender and my sister's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Rosalind D
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Stratford, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Stratford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went to the Pier on a Monday night and were two of six people in the place that night, so we had some doubts. However, when our waiter, Scott, came over he was so friendly and attentive that he even had the kitchen making us off menu meals. Our scallops were fresh and tender and my sister's lobster roll... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A beautiful spot with very attentive and nice wait staff. Our waiter was so personable with our children as well. Food was excellent. Would have appreciated more allergen information right on the menu. (I am allergic to gluten and my girls are allergic to nuts).

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We came here twice on our trip! We loved sitting at the bar right on the water next to all the boats. We also loved their Chowder!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

The service and Food was below average. I ordered a salad with grill salmon. My salmon was tiny 2" x2" and it was an extra $9 ontop of my salad charge. The fisherman platter was actually pretty poor and expensive. Not something I could recommend. The mix drinks was weak too and also overpriced. The view was lovely. Perhaps order... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I was extremely disappointed. It’s been 3 years since the last time I visited The Pier and I was looking forward in coming back. Wow!!!! What a difference 3 years make… a HORRIBLE difference. The only good thing where the drinks and the sunset. We were a group of 5 and once we order the food it took them exactly... More 

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Riverside, Rhode Island, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The Pier Restaurant is not on one of the main roads in Newport, and as such, feels a little secluded and less hectic than many of the more centrally located places. I liked that it wasn't overloaded with people even though it was lunch time on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The food was excellent. My companions enjoyed their Caesar salads,... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Much quieter and lower key than the other restaurants in the area. Food is good and the staff is attentive when needed but good with letting you sit and enjoy the view. This was a welcome end to a busy day.

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Avon, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A little off the beaten path but good food and nice waterfront dining. Exceptional marina view. Quiet atmosphere. Dog friendly. Solid menu. Very good service. Superb choice if you're looking to opt out of the craziness of Newport.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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?