Safari Room Restaurant

4.7
988 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Safari Room Restaurant and Bar at OceanCliff is known for providing extraordinary culinary experiences both indoors and out. Our experienced team of culinary professionals provides the ultimate dining experience while you soak in panoramic views of Narragansett Bay. Our team utilizes only the finest ingredients, including a selection of fresh, local seafood, prime aged beef, and exotic house specialties.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 988 people are saying
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Brigitte
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything about it was wonderful and you can’t beat the view

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RobinA
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was 4 of us dining for the first time for dinner during restaurant week. We sat in the tent due to Covid.The candles and heat lamps created a warm and cozy ambiance although a slight breeze coming from the tent opening provided great ventilation . Our waiter, Kevin was friendly and professional . Food was delicious and I thought it was appropriately priced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was good but I would say that the desert was better. It was a good experience overall the servers were vary nice and the service was vary fast.

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NewportTownie
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best setups to enable a great dining experience while staying well within health restrictions and guidelines. The covered pavilion was very well-heated by attractive flame towers near the tables and a large but discreet forced-air heater in a corner. That allowed for plenty of fresh air, coming in through openings in the transparent sheeting that allowed a great outdoor view. Service was great and the food was superb. By the way, the beef was ordered rare, and arrived rare -- most the places always cook it to one or two degrees above the order. Fries were crisp and golden, some of the best I've ever had. The fish was flaky and moist, served on a bed of winter vegetable puree that complemented the flavors. The seared ahi appetizer was extraordinary.

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vipjodijam
New England
56 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot! Excellent food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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MarkM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Safari Room has one of the best views in Newport and the food matches it. The service from Alicia was excellent and the ambiance perfect. What more can be said?

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VinceC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I were very pleased with the atmosphere (though a bit chilly), food and service.
WE were especially surprised at the wide-ranging menu. We expected a very limited selection, but your's was a delight. I have recommended you to friends.
This was our first visit to the Safari Room. We shall return.
Vince&Eileen Cermak

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MonaS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful location and restaurant week menu was delicious!

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jeniclaire
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Fish, cod, was bland. Salmon not quite cooked enough. That said, we were offered to,have the salmon removed from the bill, which was unexpected. Desert- Apple tort also bland. But nice server/service. I think some of my reaction to ambiance is c ovid related.

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vipwalterm
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice location and pleasant service where food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin was great! Great recommendations, everything was amazing!

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joanp
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the finest properties in Newport: great views, food and service. Covid-friendly TOASTY patio

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Construction ladders

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LeahV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Safari Room treated us like royalty on Sunday night! We made reservations for 7 for after our engagement photos but everything shifted early. We gave a call to see if it was possible to get in early and they were more than accomodating! We got an amazing seat with an amazing view and champagne toast to boot! The service food and drinks were amazing. Will be back and highly recommend :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with friends on our first vacation during COVID 19. The restaurant honors strict COVID 19 protocols and is very clean. It is a MUST place to visit for sunset watching. Their drink menu is exotic with delicious choices of drinks. We only had appetizers and they were fantastic. Highly recommend for a relaxing atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perhaps the cold rain is why this review doesn't have more stars. We were in a fabulously constructed tent with heaters and were cautioned, when I called, to bring warm clothing. The menu gave many good options and the food was excellent. Servers were prompt and pleasant. There was a socially distanced table that became a bit noisy, but during these Covid times it was good to know that they were enjoying themselves! We look forward to returning with family and friends

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. A bit pricey but overall was still good

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RoseO
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable evening; the food, service and surroundings were very enjoyable.

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DorothyK
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

I know places are struggling but Safari have a permanent outside the tent for dining so they could do something anything to decorate the tent and make the experience more enjoyable. It was cold and made u feel like you were not wanted. Isolating and cold. To charge their prices for so little seems like they are taking advantage We won't be going back

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Kevin was a fabulous waiter!
Service view food wonderful

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MarkF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at the Safari Room was exceptional! The food was the best for the 3 days we were in Newport. Our server was friendly and attentive. Overall a great experience.

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ScottL
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view from the deck, especially at sunset is amazing! The service was first rate, incredibly friendly and helpful staff. Food was very good.

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Skeeping
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view! Very good sangria and seafood was delicious. We will most definitely be back.

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Brad
Las Vegas
33 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Tiffany was excellent. The retuarant practiced social distancing without being awkward or extreme. The oly shame was that the view was partially obstructed by the tent walls.
The meal was very well prepared and served. The drinks were very good. The food presentation was excellent and serving size sufficient enough for my wife to take home enough for anoher meal. We would return here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our “would’ve been” wedding day (sadly postponed due to COVID) and we requested the best seat in the house and we DEFINITELY got that! We were seated with the perfect view and welcomed with a glass of champagne to toast and watch the sunset. The ambience was wonderful and our waiter, Kevin, let us enjoy every second of it. Everything about the evening was beautiful and we didn’t feel rushed while dining at all. Would definitely recommend! And thank you, Kevin for your awesome service!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, vibe, and service. Would strongly recommend!!

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SalllieC
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate outdoors and it was delightful. Beautiful surroundings and sunset!
My husband enjoyed clam chowder and fish and chips and I ate the lobster mac and cheese. All good dishes but not exceptional. Service and drinks were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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vipPamB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, delicious food and nice champagne toast sent over to celebrate! 🍾 Service was great too!

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vipSarahM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at The Safari Room was spectacular. The views are out of this world and the menu has good variety and is reasonably priced. Kevin was our server and he was fantastic! He went above and beyond to make sure we had what we needed and that we got to enjoy the perfect view. This is a great place to catch a magical sunset. Thanks to the team at The Safari Room for making our dinners there so special!

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EricC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Handled COVID prevention well. Food was good - service was better. The outdoor seating was breathtaking.

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IanR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food did not match what was ordered, then the staff made a huge fuss about replacing it, which was still not what was ordered. We were totally embarrassed by the scene the staff created, they really need to learn to handle things in a more dignified way, we couldn't wait to pay our bill and leave.
We've eaten here a lot over the years, but it has not been up to the expected standard this year. Other restaurants are doing better managing with the Covid restrictions.
Sadly, we won't be going back until things are back to normal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Avoid. Can’t find a bad meal in Newport... we’ll we found it.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a great time at the Safari room. Highly recommend the rocketman! Only knock we have are the bees which is out of their control but they are there every time we go!

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The views were spectacular- perfect for a date night or special occasion. Fast and friendly service. Food was Great as well.

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MaraG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice setting, sitting over the ocean. The tables could have been a little farther away from each other but over very good. Portions are good size and very delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

anniversary

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vipandrewt
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

We were seated in a tent and it just happened today be a chilly night asked to relocate and we were mov d with no issue. My wife's dish came and the rice was crunchy, kind of a disappointing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with a stunning view for sunset.

FAQs

Safari Room Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 849-4873.

Safari Room Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 988 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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