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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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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 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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137 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 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 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 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.

Thank skjacobs
Brighton, Michigan
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542 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

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
Reviewed 9 November 2016 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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210 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

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
Fairfield, Connecticut
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We went there in 2015 for our anniversary dinner, the atmosphere was nice, food was ok, waiter was professional. So I brought my families for vacation in Newport this year, and having lunch this time. I sent back my salad to kitchen because some of my lettuce was rotten with black slime on it. But the waiter sent it back... More 

Thank Janelulu88
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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160 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

After an invigorating and virtuous hike on Cliff Walk during a brisk, squally day today, we decided to treat ourselves to a restorative and well-earned luncheon. A very elegant, small restaurant (part of the attractive Chanler Inn), the Spiced Pear serves a leisurely meal with French underpinnings. The service, while good overall, was perhaps a little too leisurely at times,... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 2016

My husband and I had drinks at the bar and dinner in the main dining room. The drinks were fantastic and dinner was delicious. The best lobster bisque I've ever had. We loved the ambiance of the bar scene.

Thank Tara S
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The Spiced Pear was a beautiful place with a great ambiance. Food was ok but the halibut had no taste. Expensive and not impressive. Would not return.

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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
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
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?