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“A Nice Dining Option in Newport”
Review of Saffron Salmon

Saffron Salmon
Ranked #6 of 111 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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.
St. Louis, Missouri
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140 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A Nice Dining Option in Newport”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Saffron Salmon is one of a few fine-dining options in Newport. Consequently, it appears to almost always be fully booked. If you want to make sure you will be seated, you should absolutely make reservations. The restaurant is nicely situated on the waterfront and offers nice views of the bay. The service is attentive and friendly. Our salads were good, as were the entrees. My husband, who had reached his seafood limit, had a steak. I opted for the special, which was a pesto pasta with seafood. The atmosphere in the restaurant is casually elegant, although people were definitely a little more dressed up here than they were at the other places we ate during our stay in Newport. All in all, Saffron Salmon is well worth a visit.

  • Visited August 2012
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Lewistown, PA
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158 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Very, very good”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

SS is a small room with plate-glass windows overlooking Newport harbor. The room can get noisy when full. The dishes emphasize the main ingredient and are beautifully seasoned. The calamari appetizer is a revelation that will change the way you think about calamari forever. (Other restaurants should come here to learn how to prepare calamari.) Highly recommended.:

  • Visited September 2012
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Tulalip, WA
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Another rave review”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

We had dinner that was carefully done and delicious. Both my wife and I had the salmon and our friend the shrimp and pasta. We were delighted with the taste and the presentation. Service was cheerful and efficient. We would not hesitate to go there again. The view of the bay was wonderful.

  • Visited September 2012
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PORTLAND
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188 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Lunch was excellent...”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

... and the dinner menu sure looked good. We only popped in for a chowder and salad. Reservations are a must for dinner.

Visited September 2012
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Quality seafood & wine overlooking the harbor”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Clearly the restaurant is careful about the quality of the food, especially fish! Fresh and well prepared, and not just prepared, it is thought through! The wild salmon and the seafood chowder are fantastic! We paired the dishes with a local white wine, fabulous. It is relaxed atmosphere and nice service. The place is small, so be sure to reserve a table. Would highly recommend this little pearl in Newport overlooking the harbor and the sea lions.

  • Visited August 2012
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