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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 - 1:00 am
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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
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    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
Great atmosphere

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
Seasunska
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Westfield, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Darien, Connecticut
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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 26 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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New York City, New York
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120 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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?