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The Pier Restaurant

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10 Howards Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 847-7437
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is at a wonderful location, it is in front of a Yacht marina. The service was good, but the food was not as good as the location.

Thank Jocelyn L
Huntington, New York
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The entrees seemed a little pricey, and when we tried to order a hamburger, we were told that was not available, even though it was listed on the menu. There is indoor and outside dining, although the indoor dining room was barely air-conditioned! The wait staff was very friendly and helpful.

Thank Margaret P
Ludlow, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pier restaurant is a very nice place to dine (for lunch and dinner) and the views are fabulous. We had the steamed clams and they were delicious... the broth was the best! Dinner choices were varied, lots of fresh seafood to choose from and much more. We had the surf and turf and fried clams. The tenderloin was cooked... More 

Thank Linda C
Danbury, Connecticut
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81 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Understaffed during July in Newport....fish tacos were good, but spotty service. People waiting very long to be acknowledged before seated.

Thank JMK311
Morris County, New Jersey
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114 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We selected this restaurant because it has free parking and is on the water! That is a gift in Newport. Service was good. A bit chilly to sit outside, but we did. Irish coffee is a good warm up. MUSIC was loud. But patrons liked it. We could not talk over the Music. Food was good. Unfortunately the seafood linguini... More 

Thank Sue S
Franklin, Tennessee
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Newport for four nights and made dinner reservations for each night. The Pier was Tuesday - but, they are closed Tuesday (at least prior to Memorial Day weekend they were). I checked my notes, thinking that I messed up, but nope. Had to walk around in the rain to find somewhere else. They don't use Open Table or anything... More 

Thank pooop
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for sunset, came for drinks after dinner. Sunset great, service was below par, if you weren't a local they knew be prepared to be "tolerated". Don't ask for anything that isn't on their drink menu, no desire to accommodate your request if it's not on their menu.

Thank Kevin C
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166 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We had a very enjoyable time Memorial Day weekend and the new outdoor bar on the pier. The new bar is comfortable and covered but you can sit in the sun if you want. The service was great even if the bartenders were just learning where things were at this new outdoor bar. The food was only OK. We ordered... More 

Thank Bugfast
Indianapolis, Indiana
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Nice view and new outdoor bar area looks like it will be fun. Service was very good. Pricy for what you get. Strawberry salad had berries that looked like they had been cut hours before and were dehydrated on edges. Stems were still on berries when sliced which I had to pick out. Added salmon to for an additional $9... More 

Thank Pyrlover
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

The Pier knocked it out of the park tonight! New Year's Eve dinner was absolutely awesome! We had the filet mignon and lobster, mouth watering and cooked to perfection! The service was fast, friendly and atmosphere absolutely fantastic with great music by a group called Zan Ricky. Highly recommend the pier for dinner anytime and in the summertime enjoy their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Seafood, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Howards Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: (401) 847-7437
The Pier Restaurant is Newport's premier destination for waterfront dining and entertainment located in downtown Newport RI. We offer the freshest seafood and succulent steaks prepared by award winning Head Chef Kevin Gaudreau. We boast outdoor waterfront seating and cocktails, live entertainment Thursday through Sunday nights, and private party services for your next special event.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?