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Spiced Pear

117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659
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Ranked #17 of 205 restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Cliff Avenue
Description: The Spiced Pear’s primary dining room features an open-air kitchen, grand fireplace, and views of the Atlantic Ocean and Easton’s Beach. Well known for its signature ‘New England Tasting Menu’, the restaurant features a symphony of six or nine courses of local New England fare each night in addition to an a la carte menu featuring Continental cuisine.
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77% Recommend
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English first
Hellertown, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My husband went for dinner on 7/25/2014. We both thought the food was mediocre for the price. I had the Halibut and he had the Salmon. We both felt that they were tasteless. We were very dissaponted. Also, as far as the dress, the man needs to wear a jacket with a collared shirt in the main dining room. This... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My now husband and I had our rehearsal dinner at the Chanler, catered by the Spiced Pear. Haley did a wonderful job of organizing our group of 60. You cannot go wrong with the views at the Chanler. The service, and the food was incredible.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had a fabulous time celebrating a birthday and 5 years apart as 4 of us gathered from 4 different states. Pre-dinner drinks on the patio with the best weather one could hope for with a full moon, followed by dinner. We were given a table with an amazing view, excellent and attentive service, extras from the Chef (amuse-bouche), awesome... More

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Fleming Island, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and ate here July 1st. We stayed at the Cliffside Inn and walked along Cliff Walk to get here, which is about a 10 minute delightful walk. The Spiced Pear is located at the Chanler Cliff Walk, which is an elegant hotel with stunning views of Easton Bay. Our dinner was delicious and the service was most professional... More

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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Ok, I'm basing this review on my 1 dinner we had there 4 years ago in the "fancy" side of the restaurant. I will start out by saying I live local on the island and I took my 6 month pregnant wife there for a special dinner. When she ordered 1 glass of red wine (allowed by her doctor), they... More

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Portland, Maine
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Ambience was very nice. Service not as attentive as it should have been, good, but not above average. Food very good, dessert had too much going on.

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Coventry, Rhode Island
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had some folks from our corporate office come to RI and all they asked for was to catch a bite to eat and see the ocean. The Spiced Pear far exceeded their expectations and my own! The views from the restaurant are absolutely breath-taking and I've lived in the ocean state my whole life. I ordered the clam boil... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Simple answer. Both. Special restaurant in special location. On my recent visit, I had a Lobster BLT. Decadent? Yes. Magnificent? Yes. Bacon. lobster, tomato on a wonderful roll. Over the top enjoyment. The fish tacos are supreme, and the GQ burger is good enough for a GQ endorsement. Don't miss this restaurant.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the Terrace dining at the Spiced Pear...much more casual than the upscale restaurant inside, but with the same kitchen supporting both the food was incredible without the stuffiness of formal dining and with a spectacular view of Easton Beach. The highlight of the meal was the carrot cake and the panna cotta (I honestly... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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204 reviews 204 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We enjoyed lunch, even on a rainy day, at this historic location. The food and service were outstanding, the wine list ample and the view overlooking Newport's Cliff Walk was spectacular.

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