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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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Newport, Rhode Island
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food is ok they need to improve the service and the menu not a great experience. Will Waite before I try again. Food not tha fresh

Thank RMM49
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here purely by chance. Music was good. Atmosphere was great. and the food was surprisingly nice. OK we only had fish and chips but it was oh so nice, fluffy fish with lovely batter. I did look at what other groups were ordering and I must say it all looked very nice. We also had a few sundowners... More 

Thank tony c
Hartland Four Corners, Vermont
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here many times over the years but this weeks lunch was not what we expected. The cream pitcher for our coffee had old dried on cream on the inside. It was about 1inch x 1 1/2 inch. The "lobster bisque" tasted like tomato and had not even a little piece of lobster! Very disappointed!!

Thank Suez5
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I recently visited The Pier on a beautiful Saturday afternoon with some friends. The setting outside is nice with views of a marina. The waitstaff was pleasant and helpful, especially considering we had some young children with us on a hot day. The reason for the low rating is because of the $30 Fried Seafood Sampler. When... More 

1 Thank aholla1
Beacon Falls, Connecticut
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice waterfront view. The restaurant wasn't that busy for dinner but we waited about 10 minutes for the waitress. The apps and main course took about 20 minutes each. The food was good but not great..

Thank RES6593
Hartford, Connecticut
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250 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a warm summer day we stopped in for appetizers and stayed for hours. The steamers were steamed with herbs and spices so tasty that butter was not needed. The waitress at the bar was simply phenomenal, the band added to the evening without dominating, and the other people there were in the same state of mind. Go for a... More 

Thank JBMartiniguy
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Generous portions, reasonable fair, OK service, typical mid range menu, it does what it says on the tin and has no pretensions to grandeur and doesn't charge for them either, which they could well do given the location.

Thank John S
Smithtown, New York
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here after our harbor cruise at sunset. Instead of ordering entrees, we chose to order several different appetizers and sampled some very tasty food. Our server was very attentive, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was relaxing and beachy, just my kind of place.

Thank profesora_d
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Dined on Monday night, good food decent portions, bill was a little high but a very good experience. They had a kids menu which is helpful.

Thank mwjii
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I arrived at lunchtime and thought this is amazing right on the water watching the boats come and go. She had crab cakes and I had shrimp. Both were amazing! Slight snafu when they brought the check, there was a beer charged on the receipt but he noticed it and took it off. Will definitely be eating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 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, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
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?