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The Spiced Pear

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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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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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  • 195
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyable New Year's Eve dinner

We spent a very pleasant evening at The Spiced Pear and in the Chanler's bar. This was primarily due to the staff, who were really fantastic. Our waiter Cole in particular really added to our evening, as well as being very professional and efficient. The drinks were also great, I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
km22_12
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best dining experience my wife and I have had. Cole was an amazing server and the head chef is great

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Thank Sam D
Portsmouth RI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I decided to have a cocktail in the bar before going to a work Christmas party. Out table was cleaned then no one ever came back to take our order or just acknowledge us. After about 20 minutes we decided to leave. As we were waiting for our car, my friend bumped into the manager in the... More 

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Thank nancy w
Cape Cod
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went with another couple for my birthday dinner on New Years Day. We ordered the chef's six course tasting menu. (If you decide to order the tasting menu, everyone at your table must order it.) The men took one for the team, and the fun began! Our waiter was David, with assistants Cole and Eric. The... More 

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Thank beck1159
TheChanler_CliffWalk, General Manager at The Spiced Pear, responded to this review

Dear beck1159, I'd like to thank you for taking time to write such a detailed and thoughtful review of your experience at The Spiced Pear. I would also like to thank you for choosing to have your birthday dinner with us. I highly recommend to all of our guests to try the Chef's Tasting Menu at least once so I... More 

New York City, New York
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162 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a very pleasant evening at The Spiced Pear and in the Chanler's bar. This was primarily due to the staff, who were really fantastic. Our waiter Cole in particular really added to our evening, as well as being very professional and efficient. The drinks were also great, I would particularly recommend the French Pear Martini, and the wine... More 

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Thank km22_12
TheChanler_CliffWalk, General Manager at The Spiced Pear, responded to this review

Dear km22_12, I'd like to thank you for spending your New Years Eve with us at The Spiced Pear. Our entire staff would like to thank you for all of your kind remarks as well. I am sorry to hear about your dessert experience. As you stated in your review, the tasting menu is created to give our guests the... More 

Dover, nj
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Just got back from an early New Year's Eve dinner. The shrimp and scallops were delicious! Duck was amazing. Service was great! Cole was very attentive, as well as the rest of the wait staf. I would eat here again!

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Thank Carrie S
TheChanler_CliffWalk, General Manager at The Spiced Pear, responded to this review

Dear Carrie S., I am delighted to hear you had an amazing New Year's Eve Dinner at The Spiced Pear. Thank you for your kind words about the shrimp, scallops, duck and our service. We look forward to greeting you for your next meal at The Spiced Pear! Sincerely, Christine Sullivan, General Manager More 

Asbury Park, New Jersey
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The food was excellent and service was friendly and attentive. Bring a thick wallet, as it was not cheap!

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Thank JerseyShoreGma
TheChanler_CliffWalk, General Manager at The Spiced Pear, responded to this review

Dear JerseyShoreGma, Thank you for choosing to have dinner at The Spiced Pear. I am delighted to hear that your experience was wonderful. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Christine Sullivan, General Manager More 

Loganville, Georgia
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We have had Christmas Day meal here for the last four years. Each year the menu has been different. Always very good. The staff is very attentive. We look forward to returning each year. I should also mention the hamburger for lunch on the bar menu. Truly outstanding.

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Thank Fred R
TheChanler_CliffWalk, General Manager at The Spiced Pear, responded to this review

Dear Fred R., I would like to personally thank you for choosing to make Christmas Day at The Spiced Pear a tradition. Each year, we create a different menu so that we are constantly creating a new dining experience for guests like you. The entire Spiced Pear team would like to thank you for all of your kind words. I... More 

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

If 5 star means "As good as it gets", then the Spiced Pear is literally as good as it gets. I've never felt so utterly defeated and conquered by a meal. Actually, this wasn't a meal... it was a feast worthy of the Vanderbilts. FOOD: We did the Chef's Tasting with wine pairings. While I can't remember each exact wine,... More 

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Thank Jamie B
TheChanler_CliffWalk, General Manager at The Spiced Pear, responded to this review

Dear Jamie B., We truly appreciate all of the time and effort that you put into this review. We are extremely grateful for the extent of your details in your response as well as the constructive criticisms on past reviews. It is a true pleasure when guests participate in our Chef's Tasting. I agree with you that it is a... More 

Madison, Connecticut
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This weekend we attended the Champagne Tasting at The Spiced Pear. It was an amazing experience. Sipping 6 champagnes accompanied by 6 outstanding gourmet tastings while overlooking the ocean is my kind of Sunday. Hats off to the Spiced Pear head chef and general manager Christine for this excellent event. I will be booking for next year as I understand... More 

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Thank Lyn S
TheChanler_CliffWalk, General Manager at The Spiced Pear, responded to this review

Thank you Lynn! We so enjoyed having you both join us this year! It is such a special event, and I’m delighted that you shared in the magic…..and look forward to spending time with you next year….and sooner I hope! Warm regards, Christine More 

Farmington, Connecticut
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

My husband and I were guests at The Chanler Hotel, so it was very convenient to enjoy cocktails and meals here. Many hotels take advantage of guests with their easy location but then disappoint, but that is not the case here. We enjoyed breakfast here 3 mornings and were thoroughly impressed with the quality of food, the generous portions, and... More 

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Thank T D
TheChanler_CliffWalk, General Manager at The Spiced Pear, responded to this review

Dear T D, Thank you for taking the time to write a separate review for The Spiced Pear. We truly appreciate your feedback. I am delighted that you had truly wonderful dining experiences at The Spiced Pear. I will share your kind words with the entire Chanler kitchen team as well as our Executive Chef, Thomas Duffy. I am pleased... 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: +1 401-847-2244

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, 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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