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“Everything else in Newport is average compared to this one!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Saffron Salmon

Saffron Salmon
Ranked #6 of 108 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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.
Conifer, CO
1 review
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“Everything else in Newport is average compared to this one!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2009

This was our first trip to Newport. After 5 days of eating at other well puplicized and visible restaurants, we discovered Saffron Salmon by accident (it is tucked around the corner at the end of the dock area). What a delight! It was just what we had been hoping for the whole trip. Exquisitly prepared fresh seafood, perfect seasoning, delicate sauces, and the best service in all of Newport. We had the fresh Albacore (locally caught) and the Halibut and Prawn Linguine. It just could not have been any better. Reservations are recommended. We did not know this, but they accomodated us anyway. This will be our frist restaurant when we return!

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Seattle, Washington
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“Newport Gem!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2009

My husband and I decided to give Saffron Salmon a try after reading the online reviews and looking at the restaurant website. We shared an appetizer of steamed mussels, my husband had the seafood stew and I had the albacore. Everything was fresh and tasty and prepared expertly. The albacore was medium rare, perfectly seasoned and the seafood soup was stocked with fish, mussels, crab, etc. with the delicious homemade bread. I recommend giving this place a try. The only thing that I didn't care much for was the rice/risotto cake - seasoned with sesame, I just found that a bit lacking with the albacore. With the appetizer and main course, we were filled. A big eater may have room for dessert! Great location on the water too!

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Southwest
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“Saffron Salmon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2009

We only spent one night in newport, we made the wrong lodging choice but we absolutely made the right dining choice. The Saffron Salmon has amazing fresh seafood. A beautiful view and the staff were so nice. I had a fresh pasta with Halibut, Crab and Shrimp with a lemon cream sauce. Oh my gosh it was so good, if you're in the area make a point to eat there. You will be glad you did!

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“Amazing food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2009

The service was awesome. The waitress was very accommodating with our rowdy kids. She suggested a simple off menu pasta dish for the kids, which was made and brought right away. The salmon we ordered was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing. The salads and dessert were excellent, too. The view was great. We would definitely be back if ever in Newport again. It was a bit expensive, but we thought it was well worth it.

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austin
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“Our favorite meal in Newport”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2009

We loved our meal at Saffron Salmon. There were four of us and each thought that our dish was one of the best we've ever had (salmon, tuna, 2 halibuts). The view was beautiful and we had wonderful service. If we're ever back in Newport, this will be the first restaurant we go back to.

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