Safari Room Restaurant
Safari Room Restaurant

Safari Room Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.newportexperience.com/SafariRestaurant.php
  • Phone: 401-849-4873x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - [ CLOSED ] -[ Available for Private Functions ]

    Tuesday - [ CLOSED ] - [ Available for Private Functions ]

    Wednesday - [ CLOSED ] - [ Available for Private Functions ]

    Thursday - [Lunch / Dinner ~ 11:30am - 8:00pm]

    Friday - [Lunch / Dinner ~ 11:30am - 9:00pm]

    Saturday - [Lunch / Dinner ~ 11:30am - 9:00pm]

    Sunday - [Lunch / Dinner ~ 11:30am - 8:00pm]
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bradley McCoil
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We specialize in private events: Our interior dining room, featuring British Colonial decor, accommodates up to 60 guests with a private bar, available year round. Our seasonal open air patio overlooking Narragansett Bay can be transformed for your private celebration for events 12 -100 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Samantha Rodrigues 4016197930x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Harrison Avenue
  • Public Transit: Seasonal
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer complementary on-site parking.
A word from Safari Room Restaurant
The Safari Room is located on the famed Ocean Drive, set against the cliffs of Narragansett Bay.

The Safari Patio is open seasonally from May through October, providing you with an open-air dining experience with exceptional service. Enjoy fresh local seafood and a variety of hand crafted entrees while dining among sunsets, starlight and the un-paralleled views of the bay.

Our culinary team utilizes only the finest ingredients to make each dish distinct, creating a unique sense of culture and place in every bite. Relax with a sunset cocktail, and redefine romance while telling us of your travels.

The Indoor Safari Dining Room is open for weekend dining October through May, and open year round for special events.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Safari Room Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (52)great for outdoor dining (49)special occasion (28)romantic (25)great for brunch (11)good for groups (11)fit for foodies (9)great for lunch (8)kid-friendly (7)neighborhood gem (6)notable wine list (4)vibrant bar scene (4)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Yvonne, Stockbridge, MA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    I have been going here for years and this was the first summer I had poor service and bad food.... The menu was limited.... What happened???
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent meal. Reasonably
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Excellent meal. Reasonably priced. Beautiful outdoor dining room and totally amazing view! Very enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Safari Not So Pleasant!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    When we made our reservations it was mentioned that we are celebrating two birthdays and when we ordered dessert there was not a mention of this celebration. In addition, we had to ask for specials and then were informed that they were all out. On a Saturday night long weekend not to have specials after 7:30 is just unacceptable. We then decided to get steak and were informed that the choice we wanted wasn't avaible. Our waitress was HORRIBLE and not the usual service we are receive at the Safari Room. It will take us a long time to return.No overhead light at our table so it was very difficult to see your dinner with a candle!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The location is spectacular.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    The location is spectacular. The view made the poor dining experience manageable. I ordered oysters at 3 dollars each and had mostly shells. The crab cakes were bland and nothing special. I was so disappointed except for the beautiful view. I would return for a drink on the lawn and dine somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and views of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    Great food and views of the water. definetely Newport experience. we hope to stay at the Oceancliff in the future as well. Food and drink selection was excellent, fresh ingredients, and well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time at the Safari Room
    WorkGroup
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    First time at the Safari Room and will definitely be back. Service was outstanding (thanks Dervan!). Lobster bisque was the best we have ever had. Same with the chocolate lava cake. Overall a great night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another very nice meal and
    MEMSr
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    Another very nice meal and evening at Safari Grill. You can't beat the sea views and the food is always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was hoping for a romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    I was hoping for a romantic quiet dinner with my husband. Unfortunately, there was a wedding party that took over the outside patio area; along with three separate families with little kids that kept going back and forth between our table to get to the steps. I know you can't control other guest,I only wish they would have been more courteous. My only other complaint was the lava cake was overlooked.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We always enjoy eating at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2012
    We always enjoy eating at the Safari Room. The view is very nice. It is beginning to be blocked by all the special event venue tents, tables etc. The website advertises a $20 steak special, but both nights we ate there we asked for it and the same waiter refused us - the second time was almost rude about it. So what gives here???
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice setting, covered outdoor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Nice setting, covered outdoor dining with view of Narragansett Bay. For price food was fair but nothing to rave about. Service was slow probably due to a table of ten with kids near by.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    I thought the food was great but portions are small and my husband left hungry after eating his and some of mine. Expensive but the food was terrific and it was beautiful there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Died and gone to heaven!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    My husband and I celebrated our wedding in August 2008 at the Oceancliff. What an amazing day. The staff, venue, and food exceeded all of our expectations. Truly remarkable! We have been celebrating our anniversary at the Safari Restaurant every year since. We love it. The food outstanding as well as the service. The views, stunning!! Oceancliff represents what Newport is all about elegance, romance and scenic views. Wish I could celebrate my anniversary every week.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding View
    BellasFamily
    Dined on 8/2/2012
    Outstanding view for sunsets in Newport with a view of the Newport bridge. Bring your camera for pictures between courses.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb view, mostly very good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/27/2012
    Beautiful view on a hill overlooking Narragansett Bay and Newport Bridge. Food was mostly quite good. Signature cucumber gimlet was outstanding, as was the wedge salad. The lobster and shrimp over pasta was nice, and had a good amount of lobster, in a nice, light saffron sauce. The lamb ribs small plate was disappointing, rather fatty and not much flavor, but in general, it was a quite enjoyable meal to begin a summer weekend in Newport.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Views are great. Service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/27/2012
    Views are great. Service was great. Would recommend for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I brought my family from out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2012
    I brought my family from out of town to the Safari Room to celebrate a special occasion. We started with appetizers and cocktails on the lawn and watched the sunset and then moved into the dining room to have dinner. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and told us that there was no rush at all. Our server was excellent she was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. One of my guests is a vegetarian and our server guided her to create a vegetarian option. I will definitely be bringing guests here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • i was there for dinner with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    i was there for dinner with a group while a wedding was taking place down the hall. It was noisy, but we had excellent service and food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Celebrated a family 90yr old
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2012
    Celebrated a family 90yr old birthday. Wonderful night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was a really cool place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/15/2012
    This was a really cool place to check out specifically if you plan on going on a nice evening. I would ask for a spot near the window if possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our 20th Wedding Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    The location was spectacular. Appetizers were great. One of our meals was lacking in flavor, but the other three were excellent. My only negative piece was regarding the wedding that was being held next door. The staff seemed very uptight about this wedding which they tended to project on the customers in the Safari Room. I was surprised situation by this because the web site indicates that weddings are common place at Ocean Cliff.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were married at the Oceancliff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2012
    We were married at the Oceancliff and have Ben back here multiple times - usually for lunch. This was our first dinner and it was very good. Enjoy the outside dining atmoshphere and finish your wine on the adirondack chairs on the lawn taking in the spectacular view
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were really looking forward
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    We were really looking forward to a romantic evening, and we did have one. The only problem is that the food wasn't good. The menu sounded so esquisit, but they were just words. The manager did try to make it up to us by bringing us a bottle of chamgagne, but we left hungry in the end.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spectacular view very romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    What a wonderful night! The view is gorgeous! We sat in the adirondack chairs before dinner and enjoyed a bottle of wine while watching the sunset. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and never rushed us. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had reserved a table for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    We had reserved a table for a party of eight. It became apparent that the waiter was not "on his game" because the gratuity was already included in the bill. We feel if we had the control, our waiter would not have received an 85.00 tip. He was very hard to find when we needed him (and the place wasn't overly crowded). It would take him up to 20 min to fill a beverage order, and we saw him bring menus to another table who were actually looking for their bill so they could leave. At these prices, you would only expect this subpar professionalism at a chain restaurant. We should have listened to the reviews......great place, awful waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing location
    wildescapade
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    This was a great place for lunch, we only had sandwiches but they were very good. I did order a Planters Punch cocktail and it was too strong! Most people would like that but I prefer my drinks a little weaker. The view was amazing and the dress code at lunch time was smart casual but it really didn't matter what you wore. There were plenty of people in sneakers and jeans!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is very good, amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2012
    The food is very good, amazing memorable sunset view and good basic service. The fish and truffle fries were one of the best I have had anywhere. We will return just for the view!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Safari Room has lots of
    DanBVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2012
    The Safari Room has lots of potential and, while service and food were just okay, I would go back again. The owners should make their presence more known to locals (it is not listed in the phone book and doesn't have a specific website). I was given the wrong bill and they seem to lack in basic technology. This restaurant really could be a gem. I have had a few wonderful meals there last winter, and hope they can work on basic improvements.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing view, food is pretty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/3/2012
    Amazing view, food is pretty good - a few dollars over what I thought should be charged. Service is great and the ambiance is just wonderfully relaxing on a summer night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was disappointed with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/1/2012
    I was disappointed with the food at the Safari room. There was a limited menu for the Americas Cup races, and we could not order brunch. The appetizers were $15 and there were not many choices. Our clam chowder was lukewarm and crab fritters were overcooked. The hostess took them back to the kitchen and asked for a fresh order, which were fine. There was also no bread on the table. Ifelt for $15 I could have had a better meal. Next time I will go to Flo's clam shack in Middletown!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Truly incrediable fine dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    Truly incrediable fine dining experience,Ambience of ocean front views with excellent service and attention to the details. We would go back .... Try to go for dinner during Sunset.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view - on a nice warm
    Becca
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    Great view - on a nice warm night you can't beat it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful spot but food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    Beautiful spot but food was average at best. Srevice dull, unattentive not what we expected at all. The only reason to come back would be to have a drink and watch the sun go down....I can do that from my boat with friends and have better food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place to eat one of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    Great place to eat one of my favorite places in newport
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The view would trump any menu.
    BarryA
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    The view would trump any menu. We sat on the patio, the food was good and nicely presented. The wines are well priced. The view is priceless.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GOOD FOOD, GOOD SERVICE AND
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/20/2012
    GOOD FOOD, GOOD SERVICE AND GREAT VIEW. BUT IF YOU WANT TO DINE OUTSIDE, MAKE SURE YOU FINISH BEFORE THE SUN GOES DOWN. WE HAD A LOVELY TIME ON A JUNE NIGHT UNTIL THE SUN WENT DOWN. THEN OUT CAME THE MISQUITOES.... AND I MEAN ALOT OF THEM. WITHIN A FEW MINUTES WE WERE RUNNING FOR THE INSIDE. WE ALSO WENT TO A WEDDING THERE ON THE SAME WEEKEND AND THEY DID A GREAT JOB WITH THAT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Can't beat the view. Food
    Shabuck
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    Can't beat the view. Food very good as was the service. Outdoor dining at the its best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the most beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    One of the most beautiful locations in Newport! It overlooks the scenic Narragansett bay,where sail boats are constantly passing by and the sunset was stunning. Service was friendly and efficient. The menu was broad, but exactly what I was looking for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT find for food & atmosphere
    BobBrenna
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    The premis for choosing Safari was good food with a great sunset. Food and sunset were GREAT! Wahu, rib eye, orecchietta and lobster bisque were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant is very beautiful
    MikkiVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2012
    The restaurant is very beautiful and at a spectacular location but the food was bland and par for the course.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/14/2012
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinning experience here. The young staff was friendly and professional, with a "aim to please" attitude when it came to substituting side dishes from other entrees. The salads were huge and our waiter properly guided my wife and daughter to split rather than order their own. My wife had The Ahi Tuna, my daughter had the sirloin steak, and I had the Halibut. Each dish was perfectly prepared and very tasty. The sides, (lobster potatoes, mac and cheese,) were also very good. Overall, a most enjoyable evening, and we will return to this restaurant the next time we are in Newport.
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    • Noise LevelModerate