Special menu for Valentine’s Day was superb!
The Safari room really made our Valentines Day very special! The food was delicious and the ambience very romantic. Can’t wait to return!
Food was delicious but a little pricey for the portions. Beautiful location and ambience... Thank you!
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!
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.
I went for my birthday and it was ok the waiter was terrible but the place was very nice but expensive
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).
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.
Lovely setting, excellent cuisine, excellent service
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.