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117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659 (Cliff Avenue)
+1 401-847-2244
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 164
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 16
    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
Beautiful setting!

The food was exceptional and the view from the terrace area overlooking the beach was spectacular! The only reason I did not give this a 5 star rating is because I arrived with my mother who uses a walker. We were told the restaurant did not ope for another 30 minutes. After waiting in the lobby... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Donna D
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Newport, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were attending a music festival and wanted to enjoy the view and ambiance of Newport. The staff could not have been nicer and the food could not have been better. We live in NYC and have great food often. Spiced Pear easily competed with our favorites. We had thought we wanted to sit on the porch, but the more... More 

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Newport, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The food was exceptional and the view from the terrace area overlooking the beach was spectacular! The only reason I did not give this a 5 star rating is because I arrived with my mother who uses a walker. We were told the restaurant did not ope for another 30 minutes. After waiting in the lobby area all this tim,... More 

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Arrived for diner at about 8pm. Got seated right away. There was a large corporate function out on the lawn so that left one man to wait all the tables alone. Great view and the room was beautiful. Took 20 minutes for the waiter to come over. never asked if we wanted drinks. 20 more minutes later asked if we... More 

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Huntington, New York
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What a nice upscale dining experience. Not for those watching their budget. The entire place is elegant and the food is excellent. Dress properly for fine dining but don't miss this if you have $100+ per person. It is worth it and as good as you get in Newport. Loud and Low Class--stay home.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The first thing to say is on a perfect summer evening, the view from your table at this dining room is something to die for and the decor and atmosphere inside are just what you would expect from one of newports great mansions. The second most notable thing is the friendly and top notch service. In our time in Newport... More 

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

Dear KK_M_11, We are so delighted that you enjoyed the view from The Spiced Pear and found the atmosphere to be a perfect representation of Newport's great mansions. I will share your kind words about our service with the Spiced Pear team. Please feel free to contact me to discuss what you feel would have made the experience one notch... More 

London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Try to sit by the window, their food is good, fresh and dependable, can't go wrong with it. It needs updating, nothing wrong with tradition, it is rather nice, but needs to move a bit with the times and make things a bit more relaxed and interesting. Too much wood and faux old works, why not mix old and new,... More 

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

Dear Wilton L., Thank you for your kind words about our food, service and view. We appreciate all feedback from guests so that we can share this information with our team. At The Chanler, we strive to create a unique blend of contemporary serenity gilded by the elegance of Newport's historic past. So much of our existence is owed to... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We stopped here on our way through Newport for drinks and appetizers over the 4th of July weekend. It was delicious, fresh and the staff is #1. The bartender was a younger gentleman, he made the best cocktails and showed great concern for his guests. The spiced pear martini was incredible. This is hands down the #1 destination in Newport.... More 

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

Dear Momopies, Thank you for stopping in to The Chanler on your way through Newport. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your appetizers and cocktails. The Spiced Pear Martini is phenomenal, isn't it? We will share your feedback with our bartender right away. Thank you for rating us the #1 destination in Newport! I hope to see you again... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My girlfriends and I stopped here for lunch and savored the view while indulging in a few afternoon cocktails around the fire pit, the bar and lounging on the lawn in the adirondack chairs. A truly relaxing and tasty Friday afternoon.

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

Dear Nitra315, A big thank you to you and your girlfriends for stopping by for lunch and cocktails. We can't think of a better way to spend a lovely summer afternoon! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our fire pit, bar and Adirondack chairs. Please come back again soon! Sincerely, Christine Sullivan, General Manager More 

Forest Hills, NY
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We had the pleasure of eating dinner at this restaurant on July 3. Having read the reviews and making reservations in advance, my expectations were pretty high. The Spiced Pear didn't disappoint! My expectations were actually exceeded! The service was superb to the utmost degree, starting from the courteous valet attendants to the charming hostess and the knowledgeable and attentive... More 

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

Dear irisha1966, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your dining experience. I'd like to also thank you for the kind and sincere compliments that you gave us in your review. I will share your great feedback with our Spiced Pear team. I am pleased to hear that you were impressed with the location and decor.... More 

Acton, Massachusetts, USA
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Wonderful experience! Service and setting impeccable. Food magnificent! My wife had jumbo shrimp and scallops and I had lamb. We shared the raspberry soufflé for dessert. Everything was delicious!

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

Dear MJC991, We are pleased to hear you and your wife had a wonderful experience at The Spiced Pear. I am going to share your feedback with the entire Spiced Pear team. You both chose such delicious dinner and dessert options from our menu. Some of my personal favorites! We would love to have you both back for dinner one... More 

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Additional Information about Spiced Pear

Address: 117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659
Phone Number: +1 401-847-2244
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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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: +1 401-847-2244

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, 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
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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