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The Spiced Pear - CLOSED

117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659
+1 401-847-2244
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“spiced pear” (159 reviews)
“kobe beef” (8 reviews)
“tasting menu” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice ambiance and location. Very accommodating to gluten-free needs, including bread! Service was great and the food was very good, but not great. At these prices, I would expect an impressive meal, but it was enjoyable. We would visit again simply for the beauty...More

Thank jsjs2000
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Wonderful service, delicious food, quiet atmosphere - request table closer to water views, arrive early to enjoy a drink at the bar.More

Thank Helen C
ChanleratCliffWalk, Owner at The Spiced Pear, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

Dear Helen C., Thank you for your kind words about our service, food and atmosphere. I am delighted to hear you had a wonderful dining experience at The Spiced Pear. Your recommendations of requesting a table closer to the panoramic ocean views that our restaurant...More

Reviewed June 21, 2018

We have been going here for Christmas Eve for at least ten years. The menu, service, food preparation are always excellent. The best part of the evening is a cocktail at the bar before hand.

Thank KirD
Reviewed May 27, 2018

This restaurant is located inside The Chandler, a world renown bed and breakfast. We were celebrating Mother’s Day and were seated at the best table in the house overlooking the ocean. Immediately a bottle of their proprietary champagne was delivered compliments of one of our...More

Thank j b
ChanleratCliffWalk, Owner at The Spiced Pear, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Dear J B, Thank you for your taking time to write a review of your recent experience at The Spiced Pear. We are delighted to hear you had a wonderful Mother's Day celebration. The prix fixe menu is an excellent choice with guest favorites such...More

Reviewed May 8, 2018

We recently ate at The Spiced Pear to celebrate my birthday - beautiful view and wonderful food without the uptight atmosphere we've experienced at other restaurants with a prix fixe menu. The meal was made even better by our awesome waiter Cole who was attentive,...More

Thank LTreonze
ChanleratCliffWalk, Owner at The Spiced Pear, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Good afternoon LTreonze, Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us at The Spiced Pear. We are pleased to hear your meal was wonderful and that your experience was improved further by your interactions with your waiter, Cole. We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

My family went to The Spiced Pear for my mother’s birthday and it was amazing. The service was spectacular and we became very close with our waiter. Due to his friendliness, the meal was so much more enjoyable. Cole was sweet and kind to kids...More

Thank ttreonze
Reviewed April 9, 2018

We've always enjoyed everything the Chanler has to offer from it's exceptional staff and fine dining to it's magnificent view. The recent changes in menu and the new chef at the Spiced Pear have have brought things beyond compare. Elegance and dining in RI is...More

2  Thank Darrin V
ChanleratCliffWalk, Owner at The Spiced Pear, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2018

Dear Darrin V., Thank you for taking time to write a review of your recent dining experience at The Spiced Pear with our new Executive Chef Matt Voskuil. We are so excited Chef Matt joined our team. He brings 25+ years of experience to our...More

Reviewed February 13, 2018

I had wanted to stay here but the hotel was full for one night of our planned stay. We booked somewhere else nearby (which actually turned out to be great!) but I wanted to visit the hotel and have a drink. Unfortunately the terrace area...More

Thank dee090
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Was considering this location for our wedding. We decided on another venue for other reasons but the food and staff were terrific on our visit

Thank Geoffrey D
Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

This is a special event restaurant for us. Posh decor, crackling fire, excellent service. Food is very good also. Be prepared to pay appropriately.

Thank Flicker42
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$30 - $50
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 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 has closed to make room for our new restaurant, Cara. 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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