HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 12 times today

Safari Room Restaurant

439 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Waterfront (20)
  • Scenic View (19)
  • Romantic (14)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American, American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Closed: Monday - Wednesday
Thursday: 11:30am - 8:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 9:00pm; Sunday: 11:30am - 8:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(401) 849-4873
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Peter Hand
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
We specialize in private events: Our interior dining room, featuring British Colonial decor, accommodates up to 50 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 up to 70 guests.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Krystal Hastings: (401) 849-4873
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Harrison Avenue
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
We offer complimentary on-site parking.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Hourly Shuttle Service
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special events & promotions
Whether you're hosting an anniversary, a rehearsal dinner, or an elegant wine tasting, the expertise of our private dining directors will provide the personal touches to ensure that every detail is perfect for your event. From the food and drinks to the centerpiece, everything will be done exactly to your expectations.

With three menu styles to choose from: Private Dining, Safari Room, and Banquet Menus, we will carefully design an exclusive menu to accommodate your guest's needs.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 439 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4  based on recent ratings
Noise · Quiet
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
vipHappyDiner (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Special menu for Valentine’s Day was superb!

vipSueM13 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The Safari room really made our Valentines Day very special! The food was delicious and the ambience very romantic. Can’t wait to return!

Juicy (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was delicious but a little pricey for the portions. Beautiful location and ambience... Thank you!

HappyCamper2017 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The Safari Room restaurant is an open air dining room with a covered patio for outdoor dining in the summer. The restaurant overlooks the Newport Channel with big ships sailing in and out of Newport Harbor. I took my wife there as a surprise for her birthday in January in New England. As you can imagine the place was very quiet in the dead of winter but the food was exceptional. Rhode Island is currently hosting restaurant week so we got an incredible meal for a pittance of what it would cost in Boston. Beet salad and crab cakes for appetizers, 8oz filets with lobster tails and shrimp scampi and dessert for $50/person!

OceanCliff Resort occupies the site of the former Bronson Villa. Owned by Arthur Bronson of New York, the Villa was built in 1864 by the architectural firm Peabody & Stearns from Boston who designed the original Breakers and Doris Duke's Rough Point, both located on elegant Bellevue Avenue. Great location for weddings, anniversaries, and celebrations of all kind.

Ocean drive is New England's version of Pebble Beach's 17 mile drive. Ocean views, parks, and concerts in the summer! One of the best kept secrets in New England!

vipdermgoddess (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

I know it was New Year's Eve and there was also a wedding going on....but, I ordered the duck and was told it would be WELL DONE. I asked if it could be medium. The duck was COLD but cooked medium. The confit was SO OVERCOOKED I could not eat it (impossible to chew). The dessert and other parts of the meal were wonderful as were our servers and Ashley and another charming woman who's name I am blocking. I have been here before and will return again for another meal....will need to reconsider NYE however.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

I went for my birthday and it was ok the waiter was terrible but the place was very nice but expensive

Crista (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

We went for dinner; I had the shrimp and my kids had grilled chicken sandwiches. My meal was delicious and my kids enjoyed the chicken. They said it was really flavorful. However, the fries were ok (they were parsnip instead of potato).

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Went after a holiday tour of the mansions. It was the perfect ending to a December night out in Newport AND it was warm and cozy.

Chipmunk55 (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Lovely setting, excellent cuisine, excellent service

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

While visiting Newport, we stumbled upon the Safari Room. We enjoyed the beautiful decor and delicious food. While a bit out of the way, it's definitely worth the trip. Highly recommend.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Once we came into the driveway there were no signs telling us what building it was. A little more signage would be nice.

It must be an awesome place to be in the warmer weather.

Julieg (New England)
3.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Restaurant week is always a deal and a good time to try out this scenic restaurant. The food was just good. The only thing outstanding was the chipotle butternut squash soup. Everything else was good. The fish & chips were actually kind of a disappointment. The portion was small and the fish and fries were a little soggy. But the ambiance was worth the drive.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

I went with a friend for lunch during Restaurant Week. We'd both been before and were disappointed that the meal was so bad. Unfortunate, as this is one of the loveliest locations in Newport.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

I always enjoy going to the Safari Room. We only go a few times a year for certain occasions, but when we do go the service is always great and the food is always excellent. We always enjoy the whole experience!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

The food at the Safari Room Restaurant has always been consistent and very good. My wife and I have been coming here to dine for several years and we've never had a bad meal. The menu always has several standard items and some new dishes you wouldn't necessarily find at other restaurants. It's a great value for the quality of the dining experience.