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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: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
  • 148
    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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253 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent and the staff very accommodating. Comfortable seating, comfortable sound level---intimate, lovely experience.

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

Dear el04, We strive to deliver on all of the aspects of dining that you mentioned above. We are pleased that you believe we delivered on all of them. Thank you for your review! Regards, Christine Sullivan, General Manager More 

Charlestown, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Take a right turn through the gate to your mansion dining wishes come true! You will be swept off of your feet from the professional service from start to finish at the Spiced Pear. Ladies and gents, there is no other more romantic and perfectly situated dining establishment in Newport so look no further. The signature Spiced Pear martinis were... More 

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

Dear happyincharlietown, Thank you for your very kind words. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our seafood and our signature Spiced Pear martinis. Since you have had so many dining experiences in Newport, it means a lot to us to hear how special this night was. We hope to have you back soon! Regards, Christine Sullivan, General Manager More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is the restaurant at the Chanler at Cliff Walk where we are staying. While here we have had breakfast, lite fare and a full dinner. Everything was served with love, perfectly prepared and served and was absolutely delicious. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the views are a knock out!!

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

Dear Ellen S., It was a great pleasure having you dine with us for breakfast, a lite fare and dinner. We will share your sincere words with our entire restaurant team. Regards, Christine Sullivan, General Manager More 

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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

Dear Stephen M., We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed all aspects of your dining experience with us. Thank you for recommending others to visit us as well. Come visit again soon! Regards, Christine Sullivan, General Manager More 

Boston
Top Contributor
264 reviews 264 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 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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TheChanler_CliffWalk, General Manager at Spiced Pear, responded to this review

Dear MMJBSC, Thank you for your kind words. The Barnyard Burger is a favorite amongst our guests. We look forward to having you back so that you can try some of the other items on our menu. Regards, Christine Sullivan, General Manager More 

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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
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 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
24 helpful votes 24 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 

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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
  • Cuisine: Thai

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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