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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 York City, New York
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As part of my 40th birthday celebration my husband and I dined at the Spiced Pear on a Thursday evening in February. The ambiance of the Chanler and the dining room were lovely, the location was beautiful and I'm sure in the summer months the view is astounding. However both the service and the food were lacking in what we... More 

Thank Travellingrrl
Burlington, Connecticut
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155 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Dining at the Chef's table here is an amazing experience! My husband and I have done it twice, and really enjoyed the creative, delicious cuisine and the experience of watching a busy, professional kitchen at work. Excellent wine pairings too. Our last menu included oysters, shrimp and scallops, foie gras, venison, and an incredible dessert with bacon ice cream and... More 

Thank 13Narya
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

We enjoyed one of the finest meals we've ever had at the Spiced Pear during a romantic weekend getaway. The service is impeccable and done with a smile. We would definitely go back again!

2 Thank Mark-Adventurer
Parsippany, New Jersey
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362 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We were guests at the Chanler and experienced dining here several times. They have an excellent wait staff and very attentive service. The food was excellently prepared and served. Nice wine list. Wonderful ambience and sea views. Looking forward to our next visit.

1 Thank Andy Z
Princeton, New Jersey
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016, an amazing buffet ... simply awesome!!! We will do this again, 100% guaranteed ....

1 Thank Michael C
Tucson, Arizona
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168 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

The food was great and the service greater! This is a wonderful place for an overall dining experience. Great variety and flavors.

Thank Gregg L
Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel and we LOVED the hotel-The restaurant however was a disappointment. The veranda wasn't available to eat outside even though the weather was lovely this day. It was a late lunch and it was not busy but our server was not attentive at all. The potatoes in the chowder were not cooked. Our lunch order was... More 

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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Incredible ambiance, windows overlooking the grass and the ocean. It was a warm sunny day, so being seated right next to the windows was not only comfortable, but scenic. Great service. Even though gluten free was not on the menu it is offered, to my delight! Delicious food, wonderfully prepared, and the theme fit in perfectly after seeing the Holiday... More 

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135 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

When you get to the end of Cliff Walk, you will see a lovely hotel, The Chanler, perched over an outstanding view. It was November and we think the lunch menu is the same as you get in season at their outdoor restaurant. Lobster Roll was overflowing with sweet lobster. Oysters were from Ct and very fresh. Wedge salad with... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

We tried this out during restaurant week in Newport. The building and the decoration are very classic and elegant. Food was imaginative and excellent and service was attentive. It's definitely upscale and the prices reflect that.

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, 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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?