Safari Room Restaurant
Safari Room Restaurant

Safari Room Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.newportexperience.com/SafariRestaurant.php
  • Phone: (401) 849-4873
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Safari Room Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (39)great for outdoor dining (30)special occasion (23)romantic (16)great for lunch (9)good for groups (8)great for brunch (8)fit for foodies (7)kid-friendly (5)neighborhood gem (4)vibrant bar scene (2)notable wine list (2)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great dining experience
    Aimes10
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The Safari room had great food and a wonderful atmosphere. We went for dinner with friends during restaurant week, they had a good variety of choices on the menu and everyone enjoyed their meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food Spectacular Views
    SunnyShores
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We choose the Safari Room for Newport's restaurant week. The chef had prepared a special menu full of delicious original dishes. Everyone at the table was very satisfied with the dishes and the unique atmosphere of the dining room. We would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    class1
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The food was delicious! Very well presented and good portion sizes. The dessert was outstanding and the menu choices could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner and wine!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    This is a hidden gem on a Sunday night!!! We were one of the three tables being served. The sunset was beautiful. I assume there were lots of people there in the afternoon. Food was fabulous and the wine list was surprisingly affordable with many choices.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Spot to Dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I took my wife here for her birthday and we both had a great time. The food was very well presented and the portion sizes were perfect. I can safely say that we ate the BEST scallops and swordfish EVER at this restaurant. The drinks were excellent and the wait staff were very professional and always accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Safari room is a lovely restaurant
    Jillian
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Safari room is a lovely restaurant inside a beautiful Newport Irish Castle. Food was great with some unusual items such as foie gras stuffed morel mushrooms. Was looking forward to their advertised beef wellington, however, it was a filet placed upon a small pastry with a onion/fig center. Was looking forward to the traditional beef wellington. Service was a little lame and not fitting with the ambience...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friends & Food
    FoodDocVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    This is an enjoyable experience for a couple or a group of good friends. The menu provided a broad selection of choices. From salad to desert, the food was delicious. We will be back with more friends in tow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Winter Lunch
    doodle
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Winter lunch experience over-all positive. Remarkable view especially on a sunny day. Attentive waiter. One member of party of three said the dessert was the best he had ever ordered. All felt the lunch was highly overpriced. World travelers with much dining experience. Would come again for the view and the lovely building. The ladies found either no soap or a non-working dispenser in the women's lounge. We did follow the Safari Room sign to the left which must be the summer entrance as it was closed. Then went around to find the main door. Found the dining area on our own after entering as no one was there to greet us.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out!
    MotherofTwo
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    My husband and I recently went to the Safari Room for a couples night out without our two children, and it was exactly what we needed. The food was amazing, the staff was great, and the ambience was nice and quiet. We are definitely going back for another dinner soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food, service, and ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    The food, service, and ambience were outstanding and we are looking forward to returning next year.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful dinner
    piffala
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    We had a wonderful dinner in a lovely setting. The food and service was superb.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wait till it's warm.
    laughlicVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    Fall during a weekday is not the time to go. They have a very limited menu now that it is off season. Looks like it would have been fun during the summer. Glad they had heat lamps that worked.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular views with great food!
    Jacko7
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Anniversary Dinner was made even more special! Everyone at the restaurant went out of their way to make sure that the night was perfect, even going so far as to give us complimentary champagne! The appetizers were excellent, especially the lobster bisque which was served table side. The salmon dish and the steak au poivre were prepared perfectly. Our waiter was attentive, but never made us feel hurried. Overall it could not have been a better dining experience. The views of Narragansett Bay, with the Newport Bridge lit up in the background added to the wonderful ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    MAJfromMA
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    We wanted to check it out for the location but it was dark when we arrived so we missed the vista. Maybe we'll try it another time. I read the reviews about slow service and can understand why. We sat 15 minutes before we had to go ask for a server. A guy who works at the bar took us on and did a great job in the absense of a "real" server. Rare tuna was delish, loved the fresh soft pretzel app, my pasta was ok.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service. The bar
    Patty
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Excellent service. The bar was a bit noisy but after the wedding guests went to the ceremony it calmed down. The two entrees tht we had were salmon and seafood that were delicious and a suitable portion for dinner. The waterview of Narragansett Bay was beautiful as the sun set on a late summer night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved it. Great spot-Nice
    vicki
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    We loved it. Great spot-Nice ambiance. Absolutely gorgeous night and what a sunset! we celebrated our anniversary- Should have booked a room too! Food was good- extensive wine list and nicely paced dinner service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Safari Room continues
    Newporter
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    The Safari Room continues to be one of our favorite restaurants because of the view while still providing a great meal. The staff were a little self-impressed, but the energy of the clientele, view and food overcame that distraction.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great location
    toni
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Great location but the inside of the restaurant was tired looking and funky. The food was good but overpriced especially when ordering a steak which comes with nothing! You pay extra for sauce or any side dishes. Drinks were slow in coming and the whole dining experience just wasn't a very good one for us. We will not be going back. Sorry
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    Oceans
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    Great views, food, atmosphere, menus (drink and food), staff is very friendly and prices are very reasonable
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    Our waitress was a bumbling mess. Stepped on our feet several times, brought the wrong bottle of wine, neither appetizers nor entrees were all sereved at the same time. In other words, one person was always sitting without a plate watching others eat because it took so long for their food to come. All the while, the waitress kept apologizing and telling us how she just couldn't get everyone else to perform well. Isn't that why wait staff receive a tip? To insure that a meal runs smoothly?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • View was amazing. Waiter was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    View was amazing. Waiter was very inexsprience for the type of location this was! Food was fair, portion size small for price. I will give it a second chance!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We got married there last year!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    We had an amazing lunch there on Sunday! Food was great and we appreciated the champagne toast for our one year anniversary. OceanCliff is an amazing property (with an incredible view) to get married at and to celebrate. We will be going every year forward. The Hedges
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointment
    lauderdaledinerVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Safari Room closed for private event, deck only for reservations. Mini juice glass is the new "martini". Valet needs lighting, 30 minutes to locate keys . Overall food quality good, with odd pricing...$20 for caprese salad, $16 for a burger. Certainly not the fine dining .
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's Worth It For The View Alone
    BobfromBostonVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    We were pleasantly surprised to get a Saturday night reservation the weekend of the 4th. The food was very good as was the service. In the past, we have dined there during waddings and rehearsal dinners and it can be a bit loud. No so this time, everything was organized and the staff took good care of us. We would definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best of Newport
    Brod
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Best of Newport !! Atmosphere 10+ the service was a little slow But it was worth it. We we to to all the top places In the area and this was # 1 !!! Well worth it
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    I don't know why it took us so long to finally go here for dinner. It really was spectacular. The staff is so welcoming and attentive, the view is outstanding, the drinks were great and the food all excellent quality. Good service in Newport can be hard to come by (including at the more popular restaurant around the corner from Safari Room) so when the service here was excellent, it was a pleasant surprise. We've already booked a table for next Saturday night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 of us all enjoyed very different
    pickyVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    5 of us all enjoyed very different meals. Food was excellent. Service was a little amateur Waiter started to clear before all were finished. He knew little about wines. No nothing about wine. Young nice for the type of place & prices they need more experienced professional waiters. However I would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot with a wonderful
    Rusty
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    Great spot with a wonderful view. Our food was so-so. The caesar salad was a little dry, not enough dressing or cheese. My husband's swordfish was okay, but nothing special. I had a pasta with shrimp and lobster that was quite good. I don't think we will go back. I would recommend it for lunch or dinner for a wonderful view.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible View!!
    RoEating
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Absolutely gorgeous venue...especially if you make reservations around sunset. The view is stunning and breathtaking! Food and service were excellent! Great way to celebrate my graduation with family and friends!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Safari Room is the most beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Safari Room is the most beautiful spot on the island. Great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eaxpected it to be a bit better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    Was ok, not the best brunch I have had. Wished it had better selection. Service was spotty. Good at times, lagging at others.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Rocha
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Our waiter was very Great..My son had the Surf and Turf and wanted some steak sause but, the kitchen had no A1 Sauce. However, the chef made a special steak sauce that was delicious..I love the attention we received.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • venue in oceancliff mansion
    ktebVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    venue in oceancliff mansion and is beautiful. server chatty but we encouraged that. appetizers great - soft pretzels and cheese platter, would return for those alone. nice wine list. server pushed steak au poive, and it was not all that good. i had wanted the filet and brie sandwich but she talked me into the steak. my mistake to listen. the oceancliff is also a venue for weddings and there was one going on while we were there. created nice, different atmosphere. will try again
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful night out.
    larry
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    We really enjoyed our evening at the Safari Room. We had great food, superb service and great conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too expensive. Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Too expensive. Overpriced for the food we received.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 4 of us went to the Safari
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    4 of us went to the Safari Room last Saturday night. We enjoyed the scenary and the ambience. Our waiter was very professional, attentive and did not rush our dining experience, which is important to us. We really enjoyed the seasonal cocktails and the bartender was quite creative in making us another unusual drink that we requested. We were there for restaurant week and chose from the prix Fix menu. We especially enjoyed the appetizer with black mission fig,cheese, procuito, etc. the rest of the meal (the sea bass) was also noteworth. We will definitly return for the atmosphere, the waiter, bartender, and of course, the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had been to Ocean Cliff
    JtownBill
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    We had been to Ocean Cliff for events and enjoyed them. Now we have a reason to just go there for lunch or dinner. The view is great. In the summer the lawn chairs must be full. We will try during the summer to see if we get lucky and find a lawn chair. The portions were more than we expected and the staff friendly. We would recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time at this restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    First time at this restaurant. Went for our anniversary and it was restaurant week in Newport. Three out of four had the venison rack (first time for this dish) and it was excellent. Service was efficient and timed for our needs. The restaurant is known for it's ocean views, but nothing to see at night. The restaurant is in Oceancliff which is a huge facility known for weddings which brings me to my only complaint: signage needs to be revised so first timers know where to enter the facility.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    Wonderful restaurant week menu. An interesting and unique set of choices. Service was fantastic. Totally enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was our most disappointing
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2012
    It was our most disappointing experience during restaurant week. We had been to this restaurant before, but this yime it did not come up to standard.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet