We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Spiced Pear

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
+ Add cuisine
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659 (Cliff Avenue)
401-847-2244
Website
Today
7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Spiced Pear’s primary dining room features an open-air kitchen, grand...
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.
read more
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 247 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 142
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Small plates at the bar

While the restaurant can be very pricey for dinner, we have had a wonderful launch outside on the patio in the summer. Great views of the cliff walk and ocean below. We have also had an evening drink and small plate in the bar. Great service and interesting place to people watch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Elizabeth C
,
Folsom, California
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

247 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Folsom, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

While the restaurant can be very pricey for dinner, we have had a wonderful launch outside on the patio in the summer. Great views of the cliff walk and ocean below. We have also had an evening drink and small plate in the bar. Great service and interesting place to people watch.

Was this review helpful? Yes
TheChanler_CliffWalk, General Manager at Spiced Pear, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth C, We would like to thank you for taking the time out to write a review of The Spiced Pear. We are delighted to hear you had a wonderful lunch outside on The Terrace during your last visit. We would also like to thank you for highlighting the small plates that we offer at the bar as an... More 

Marlborough, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We stopped in here after completing part of the Cliff Walk on Christmas Day around 3 pm and I had the most amazing holiday martini called a "Merry Berry" this will be included in my pictures :) The host up front was so friendly and accommodating I only wish I could remember her name, but she was lovely. The views... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
TheChanler_CliffWalk, General Manager at Spiced Pear, responded to this review

Dear Amy L, Thank you for spending Christmas with us. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our "Merry Berry" holiday martini. The host​ess​ ​who assisted you is ​Paula. We will share your kind words with her. Your Christmas night sounded like it was truly special and memorable. It's a pleasure to have been a part of it. Please let... More 

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were on our way out so we didn't have a chance to stay and eat however the menu was deliciously tempting! However did grab some morning cocktails with a great bar tender

Was this review helpful? Yes
TheChanler_CliffWalk, General Manager at Spiced Pear, responded to this review

Dear Louis S, Thank you for complimenting our menu. We are pleased you enjoyed your morning cocktails and the company of our bartender. Please come back soon and let us know how you enjoyed our food at the Spiced Pear. Regards, Christine Sullivan, General Manager More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Wonderful place to visit. The drinks, food, and service are always EXCELLENT. I would have given this a score of 5 of 5...if they did not downgrade and alter one of their famous dishes. The Spiced Pear was known for scoring #3 in the entire USA for "The 20 Hamburgers you must eat before You Die" by GQ Magazine. I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
TheChanler_CliffWalk, General Manager at Spiced Pear, responded to this review

Dear Phantastic4u, Thank you for coming to visit us again! You have a great memory... yes, we did receive the GQ Award; it was right around the time we first opened the hotel and restaurant. We are sorry that it was not as you remembered. Chef Tom Duffy double-checked our recipe archive after you brought this to our attention, and... More 

Vienna, Virginia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We had a wonderful three course dinner which was very nice, but almost too much food. We had two breakfasts here and both were delicious.

Was this review helpful? Yes
TheChanler_CliffWalk, General Manager at Spiced Pear, responded to this review

Dear RobertKruszka, Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed both the three course dinner and the two breakfasts you had at the Spiced Pear. We hope you will visit us again soon. Regards, Christine Sullivan, General Manager More 

Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

For a more formal decidedly "Newport" experience, I recommend the Spiced Pear to everyone. The wine selection, creative cocktails and fine classic american/french dinner items are fantastic. Views on campus are among the best anywhere on the island. The atmosphere is "updated Victorian" and really made me wish I could have a cigar and a bourbon. I later learned cigar... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
TheChanler_CliffWalk, General Manager at Spiced Pear, responded to this review

Dear John S, Thank you for taking the time out to give us feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed our wine selection, creative cocktails and food here at the Spiced Pear. In regards to our Scotch & Cigar Tasting Series, we are offering 1 class in 2015. We have not officially announced the Tasting Series yet, but more information... More 

Sturbridge, MA
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Delicious sea food appetizers and beef entres. The service was excellent and the decor was beautiful. Pricey but well worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
TheChanler_CliffWalk, General Manager at Spiced Pear, responded to this review

Dear David G, We are so pleased you enjoyed our seafood appetizers and beef entrees. We endeavor to embrace exceptional cuisine with thoughtful service, and I am glad to hear that we delivered. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Christine Sullivan, General Manager More 

Central Cali
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Perhaps dinner at the Spiced Pear was affected by the fact that the extremely loud, live music in the bar made it impossible to have a conversation during the meal. The food tried, but didn't quite live up to its billing. Pretentious and expensive, but not great.

Was this review helpful? Yes
TheChanler_CliffWalk, General Manager at Spiced Pear, responded to this review

Dear momalu444, Thank you for your feedback. We apologize that the music was a disturbance for you. We do have a lot of guests that enjoy the jazz music, and we are so sorry that instead it did not enhance your experience at The Spiced Pear. I invite you to share further concerns with me directly if you are open... More 

Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A phenomenal, historic location matched with an incredible menu! The atmosphere of the Chanler is a great setting for this venue. The menu is diverse and specials are not to be missed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
TheChanler_CliffWalk, General Manager at Spiced Pear, responded to this review

Dear Mfbarrett, Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to review our restaurant. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Spiced Pear, and hope to welcome you back soon! Since you are interested in history, let us give you a tour of some of our guest rooms next time you return--it is an... More 

Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary. It seemed like everyone was celebrating a special occasion (wedding, birthday, there was even a rehearsal dinner in a tented heated section). I had the Hudson Valley foie gras (paired with a sauterne) and my wife had charcuterie. The foie gras was awesome. My entrée was a sliced sirloin with asparagus wrapped with prosciutto... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
TheChanler_CliffWalk, General Manager at Spiced Pear, responded to this review

Dear Matt M, We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal at The Spiced Pear! Shafer Hillside Select is a very special bottle, indeed, and we are pleased that our cuisine “paired” so nicely with it; and that your experience with us complemented your special occasion. Being a wine connoisseur, you might enjoy attending one of our Tasting Series on... More 

Travelers who viewed Spiced Pear also viewed

 

Been to Spiced Pear? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659
    (Cliff Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 401-847-2244

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Spiced Pear and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Spiced Pear staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?