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“Spicy Seafood Soup was amazing”
Review of Saffron Salmon

Saffron Salmon
Ranked #6 of 110 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Saffron Salmon is perched on the end of a public pier with a panoramic bay view on Newport's Historic Bayfront. We showcase Northwest cuisine utilizing local and fresh ingredients. As sea life frolic outside the window, you will dine amidst contemporary art in this visually stunning eatery. A local's favorite, Saffron Salmon is a magical dining experience with its stunning view, great food, superb service and unique Northwest wine and beer selection.
Austin, Texas
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Spicy Seafood Soup was amazing”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

My partner ordered the Spicy Seafood Soup and while pricy it was DELICIOUS! I ordered the special of the day, Salmon patties on an arugula/walnut pesto. Fine but I wouldn't order it again. The view and service were wonderful. From our brief visit, I can easily believe this is the best restaurant in Newport.

  • Visited September 2012
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“Exceptional-Don't miss out on the opportunity to eat here!”
Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

This was the the best restaurant that we have had the pleasure of dining in during our first trip to Oregon. We were not quite sure what to expect on this bayfront restaurant, but from our first step into the restaurant we knew that we were in a quality restaurant. The place is most tastefully decorated and surpassed any restaurant we have visited in Oregon. We were seated at a table with an absolutely beautiful view of the waterfront. Seals, fishing boats and NOAA research ships kept us entertained the entire meal. We went for lunch and our waitress recommended the Caesar-Prawn salad, which my wife ordered, while I went fo rher second recommendation of the Crab BLT. Each of us also had a cup of the chowder which, without question, was the best that we have experienced to date. Each of our entrees were well prepared and we could not find one thing wrong with the preparation or presentation. I must compliment the owners on having such a professional wait staff working for them. The ladies who waited on us and bussed our table were pleasant, well dressed and very helpful. I only wish that we had another opportunity to eat there again. Don't miss the opportunity to visit this wonderful restaurant!

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Thank rebelbase3
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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“Nice place”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Our friends and us had brunch at the Saffron Salmon for the first time in the years we have been going the coast. the restaurant is at the far west end of the Newport bay area. It is hidden as a result. For many years we avoided this end of the dock area as it was run down and many empty store fronts. In the last couple of years this area has been revitalized and more stores are opening. It is a good place to eat. The food was good, tasty but not the best in Newport. It does rank among the top 5. We enjoyed our meal and will be back next year.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Bob C
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Seattle
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Saffron Salmon: a hidden gem”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

nestled by the Yakina Bay in Newport, Saffron Salmon offers delicious cuisine in a cozy space full of windows and art. We've only done lunch, but visit anytime we are in town.
I love the salmon sandwich and the salmon salad, but my downfall: frites. A huge mound of skinny, crispy, tasty frites. Not to be missed. Outside people are fishing for crabs, so there's always entertainment. The fishing boats come and go. I've been to a bunch of restaurants in Newport, OR and this is #1.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Antoinette M
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Los Angeles, California
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“A huge disappointment”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We had been to Saffron Salmon twice before and both times enjoyed our experience immensely. So it was a huge disappointment when we brought four friends there last night to celebrate the last night of a fun five night visit to Newport. The chowder was unmemorable, the fries had to be sent back and the calamari was simply inedible. Three of our group of six enjoyed their meals, but it was nowhere near the great dining experience we had hoped for.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank pbe53
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