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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I had drinks at the bar and dinner in the main dining room. The drinks were fantastic and dinner was delicious. The best lobster bisque I've ever had. We loved the ambiance of the bar scene.

Thank Tara S
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Spiced Pear was a beautiful place with a great ambiance. Food was ok but the halibut had no taste. Expensive and not impressive. Would not return.

Thank Urasleep
Dallas, Texas
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231 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I dined here four times while in Newport. It is that good! The sous chef is amazing and the dishes they create are not only exquisite to look at but also delicious and so fresh. I had the halibut which was beyond amazing and also the scallops and Shrimp with English Peas. This is the finest restaurant in Newport in... More 

Thank Magictravelnow
Califon, New Jersey
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our food was very good, and a nice variety of drink choices, although pricey. The service was slow and lackluster. No water top-offs or check-ins. Beautiful, nicely renovated old building and shore view, so great atmosphere.

Thank LancerX6
Essex, Connecticut
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126 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were at Chanler years ago so we appreciated the beautiful job they have done in renovations and artwork. The staff at Spiced Pear is professional without being pretentious. Spiced Pear is expensive but if you plan to splurge one night, this would be the place. It is located at the beginning of the Cliff Walk by Easton Beach and... More 

Thank JackX729
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a mild evening when we walked the quarter mile from our B&B to the Spiced Pear in high anticipation of a great dinner. We waited a few minutes for our table, but found the bar inviting and lively, so we didn’t mind. I’m very particular about table location and will often scope out the restaurant in search of... More 

Thank Cuddlefudge W
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Spiced Pear at the Chanler at Cliff Walk, is a wonderful dining experience not to be missed. The interior is fairly formal while the outdoor eating area is more relaxed and offers a wonderful view of the beach and ocean. Service is prompt and efficient. We ate at the Spiced Pear twice during our stay and each meal (breakfast... More 

Thank Marde L
Natick, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spiced Pear is right next to Cliff Walk so we stopped for lunch. Ate at the bar to aviod long wait. Food was very good. I had chicken salad that was very good. Jose was the bartender and very friendly.

Thank momskier
Providence, Rhode Island
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

If you like dining with a fabulous view, this restaurant, situated right on the Cliff Walk, is the place for you. The food is excellent, although I admit that, since I have become a Vegan, the menu is much more limited to me than it used to be. I'd love to see more vegan options.

Thank Lisa T
Briarcliff Manor, New York
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

We stayed at the Chanler and decided to have our last night's meal here. We did the 5 course tasting menu which was fabulous! Service was impeccable and the view magnificent.

Thank hockeymom2798

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $50
American, Seafood
Brunch, 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
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
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?