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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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New Canaan, Connecticut
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place for lunch. Wait was too long and it seemed like others (that tipped) got their tables first. But great view and the food was fine for lunch

Thank cons18
Albany, New York
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205 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were seated at a lovely table inside. We could see the ocean but it wasn't the best seat in the house. The service and food made up for that. I was fearful that this restaurant wouldn't live up to my expectations, as we were celebrating a special occasion. Our waiter Cole, was excellent. When he seated us, "He said... More 

Thank ohtracey2010
Weston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have lived in Newport every summer since 2003. I have seen lots of restaurants come and go but mostly I have seen The Chandlers restaurants fine tune themselves to top flight destinations. I have lots of guests and this is my favorite go-to destination to wow the fans. The setting is superb. Beautiful restored mansion at number one Cliff... More 

Thank Suezak10
Lexington, Kentucky
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69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had one of my favorite meals ever at Spiced Pear. Every bite was an explosion of flavor. The tastes were not covered up in sauces or over spiced. The portions were the perfect size. The flambe chocolate and cherry dessert was amazing. I would love the chance to have another dinner at The Spiced Pear.

Thank whitney s
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just saying a turkey sandwich it's a huge understatement for the chef's creation. A N.E. clam chowder was different and tasty. Small quahogs were stuffed with a savory dough and chourico and presented on a bed of coleslaw. The dessert was a heavenly mixture of chocolate, banana and (I think) panna. We enjoyed all this while the puffy clouds turned... More 

Thank EdTravel2015
Franklin Square, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started our day by taking the Cliff Walk along the Atlantic coastline in Newport. Shortly after we began, we noticed a sign for the Spiced Pear Restaurant which was located up on a hill to our right. It looked nice but we weren't focusing on eating at the time. However, on our way back to our starting point, we... More 

Thank michaelmiglino
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a formal indoor restaurant and an outside more casual venue both attached to the Chanler Hotel. The outdoor setting is where we ate and it is truly beautiful. The food is good and the prices are high but all considered it's worth it. The carrot cake was strange and not good so we returned it and not charged-... More 

Thank Allan P
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came as a large group to celebrate a friends graduation and the entire experience was excellent. Service was prompt and they had great recommendations. From the size of our party, we have just about one of everything and there wasn't a single complaint. I was pleasantly surprised to see the beef heart special, being an adventurous person, I ordered... More 

Thank Ashlyn R
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant with a good view! Free parking. I've visited this place twice in last month. Chicken fingers and fries from kids menu weren't good at all, neither sliders I've ordered. Unfortunately service wasn't good as well.

Thank Doctor328
Boston, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic, 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?