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The Spiced Pear

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117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659 (Cliff Avenue)
+1 401-847-2244
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Parsippany, New Jersey
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335 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Andy Z
Princeton, New Jersey
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

Thank Michael C
Tucson, Arizona
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150 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago 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 

Thank mlydly1
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank yogamataji
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122 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank ohayomountain
Barrington, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank skjacobs
Brighton, Michigan
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428 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were walking along the Cliff Walk and found this restaurant in October of 2016. What a treasure of a find. Since it was the end of October, the patio area had been closed. We did not have a reservation and were seated right away by the window and we could see the water and the Cliff... More 

Thank Pamela S
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok...so this venue is spectacular - very quaint Newport mansion feel with an Amazing view! I wish I could give the food the same review...it was "good" but not great. I would say 3.4 star food at 5 star prices. We actually went for restaurant week - and our bill was $300 + for 3 ppl because we got some... More 

Thank deannamrossi
Newport, Rhode Island
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189 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our meal was perfect, the service, George our waiter in particular was incredible. If you love fine food in an over the top finely furnished Inn, you must go to the Spiced Pear.

Thank steve f

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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
US$30 - US$50
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, 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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
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?