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Spiced Pear

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117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659 (Cliff Avenue)
401-847-2244
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Today
7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
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Visitor rating
  • 145
    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
Wanted to stay longer

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Louis S
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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250 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Go there! Presentation is great. The seafood is fresh and wonderfully prepared. Moscow Mule was very good. Jazz just for fun. Great service. Great all around evening. Atmosphere is very sophisticated and smart. Bring your wallet. But you'll be happy at the end!

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Boston
Top Contributor
257 reviews 257 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Came here for a birthday lunch and ordered the Barnyard Burger. Wow! Double sirloin patties, roasted pork belly, onion rings, tomato, grilled onion AND a fried egg on a bun! 😂 see my photo. Service was very good. Definitely coming back to try the rest of the items on the menu!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My fiancé and I came here to celebrate our anniversary and it was truly spectacular. When we arrived, Paula offered us the opportunity to get a drink at the bar while she put together a nice table. If you can ask for a table in the back over looking the water - it was breathtaking. We had drinks which were... More 

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TheChanler_CliffWalk, General Manager at Spiced Pear, responded to this review

Dear esingley, We are so pleased you chose to spend your anniversary with us at The Spiced Pear! And congratulations on your engagement. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I will share your kind words with Paula, Cole, and Chef Tom. We hope you will join us again soon on the anniversary of your... More 

Folsom, California
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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.

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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 

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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
26 reviews 26 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

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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
91 reviews 91 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 

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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
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

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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 

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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.

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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 

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions

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

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