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The Spiced Pear

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117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659 (Cliff Avenue)
+1 401-847-2244
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Spiced Pear is the restaurant at the very elegant and expensive Hotel Chanler in Newport. The restaurant is open for all three meals, but dinner is in a separate and more elegant room than are breakfast and lunch. The menu and wine list are both first rate, and everything is a la carte (no fixed-price menus). Service is excellent... More 

Thank Edward H
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A change since our last visit; apparently the restaurant for Al fresco dining at lunch is now called Chandlers. The Spiced Pear is the formal dining room inside & upstairs. The lunch menu did seem more casual, but still with that extra flair. Prices for sandwiches range from $15 - $24, but the quality is in keeping with the price.... More 

Thank GandNH
Manhasset, New York
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started with the Edamame dumplings and New England clam chowder. The chowder was nice and creamy, with just a hint of dill. The dumplings were yummy. Wife had kangaroo sliders (special of the day - they had Emu the day before!). Not gamey at all, and very tender. I had the fish tacos which had just the right amount... More 

1 Thank JeffWoo3
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every year we look forward to a nice lunch at the Spiced Pear for the start of our summer in Newport and this year we were very disappointed. The signature martini which i look forward to at the start of the season was a big disappointment. The fish tacos should be advertised as cabbage tacos and the Lemon dessert was... More 

1 Thank ConnIngrid
Newport, Rhode Island
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a local in Newport I like to check out all the local restaurants. The Spiced Pear, by reputation, was the last on my list but I became very hopeful when I walked in. Everything about the place is gorgeous; The view, the dinning room, the kitchen, everything. I started at the outside bar where I had a few drinks... More 

Thank Nanukana
Oceanside, Long Island
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very intimate setting overlooking the sprawling lawn and ocean. The food was amazing. Perfect romantic evening although I did dine with my family.

Thank Manhattan Gal
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When this restaurant opened years ago it was absolutely superb! I recently took out of town guests there for lunch (overlooking the Beach, Ocean & Famous Cliff Walk). A definite "A" for location as well as very friendly service. But the Food was a disaster. I know New England Clam Chowder is different everywhere but I didn't expect the ingredients... More 

1 Thank Nancy R
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for just one night and wanted a special dinner in an elegant setting. We got everything that we wanted. Service was friendly and very professional. The meal was exceptional and the wine list was interesting. We couldn't have asked for more. Loved it!

1 Thank Luvtotravel1229
Newport, RI
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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of Newports top restaurants and you must be ready to pay for the experience....one of the most beautiful views in Newport overlooking Eastons Beach at the start of the famous Cliff Walk

1 Thank satking
Lincoln, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husbands dinner of shrimp and scallops was undercooked and lacked flavor. My meal was done before his came back from the kitchen! I had lamb tenderloin which was ok but certainly not worth the price. Perhaps they could have thrown in dessert as a nice gesture....so my birthday dinner was very disappointing....by the way, we spent a lot of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $50
American, Seafood
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?