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Safari Room Restaurant, Newport, RI

Safari Room Restaurant

4.3
4.3
1181 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.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (401) 849-4873

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    The Safari Room specializes in private events with an interior dining room accommodating up to 65 guests including a private bar (available year round). Our seasonal open air patio overlooking the Narragansett Bay can be transformed for your private celebration for events up to 70 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Krystal Hastings: (401) 849-4873

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Cross street

    Harrison Avenue

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary on-site parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wo derful service Nuovo cuisine selections with some interesting flavors Very fresh Continental Good music Enjoyable atmosphere Like the flexibility of the menu
  2. CO

    CarmenO

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First Visit❣️
  3. KW

    KarenW

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went during restaurant week, food and atmosphere were great our waitress Jacquelyn was the best so sweet and pleasant. We were very glad we decided to come. Statler chicken was very good and a large portion also had the chowder and French onion soup both good as well.

    Safari Room RestaurantResponded on November 16, 2022Hi Karen, thank you so much for your five star review! We are delighted to hear Jacqueline made your experience that much more pleasurable. We hope to see you again soon!

  4. FM

    FrankM

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food our server Jacqueline was so polite and very down to earth. Excellent service fantastic view awesome food

    Safari Room RestaurantResponded on November 16, 2022Hi Frank, thank you very much for your review and feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and we hope to see you again soon!

  5. DW

    DebbieW

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Restaurant week menu showed gluten free bread/rolls option, but after waiting an hour for our food to come was told they didn’t have any. The salads & flat bread prosciutto was awesome. The view spectacular. The waitress very nice but felt we should have been told when ordering no rolls available.
  6. LC

    LizzieCal

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Normally amazing! Likely off due to Newport restaurant week. The music was so loud we had to ask twice to get it turned down.
  7. L

    Localgal

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Since we are locals, we have eaten here many times in the past and never had any concerns. This time, however, was vastly different. To begin, the lighting at night in this not so large dining area, is way too bright. The spots shine directly down and it’s way too distracting and visually uncomfortable. We asked to move our table (4-top), and it was better to be out from under the recessed spots. Secondly, the music, which has never before been an issue, was way too loud for this dining space. The four of us had to lean across the table to have a normal level conversation. And as the room filled up, it was obnoxiously loud and definitely lowered our experience. Thirdly, and unfortunately, our server, (her name began with a K), although sweet, was inattentive and unfamiliar with the wine options. We noticed she spent time chatting with other servers while forgetting to bring our drink orders, for which she apologized. She was inefficient and seemed inexperienced. By the time we ordered our entrees, we had waited too long in this bright and loud environment to fully enjoy our party of 4. The food was as good as it usually is, however the lack of ambiance and poor level of service brought this experience to a level we’ve never before experienced. Since this all occurred on a relatively quiet Thursday evening in November, we were surprised and disappointed to say the least. Hopefully when we give The Safari Room another try, the above concerns will have been rectified. On an additional note, other diners were also complaining about this light and noise level. Maybe this was just a bad night all around for this restaurant (???).
  8. BB

    BarbaraB

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Safari room and it did not disappoint! Loved everything about it and plan to return for dinner on our next visit to Newport!

    Safari Room RestaurantResponded on November 16, 2022Thank you so much for leaving a five-star review! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautiful location and decor, good value for your dollar, and friendly service.

    Safari Room RestaurantResponded on November 16, 2022Thank you for your business, and for taking the time to leave a review! We hope to see you again soon.

  10. D

    David

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Everything on the plate was delicious. Be advised, the restaurant can be a little noisy.

    Safari Room RestaurantResponded on November 10, 2022Hi David! Thank you so much for stopping by the Safari Room! We greatly appreciate your 5-star review and hope to see you back soon!

  11. s

    suew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate our anniversary it was wonderful -our waitress Kelsey was fabulous and the food was delicious

    Safari Room RestaurantResponded on November 10, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a five-star review, we appreciate it. We are very happy you chose us to celebrate your anniversary, see you back soon!

  12. KN

    KenNY

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Our server was very nice, however, the food was absolutely killed with mayonnaise on… Everything! It seems that mayonnaise is used as a garnish in this restaurant… Also we asked for our food to be coursed out - and that didn’t happen. The ambience in the restaurant is bizarre… And everything was overshadowed by the music from the wedding next door. it was a competition between typical wedding Music, and the country music blaring inside the safari room.
  13. BM

    BetsyM

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had the crispy Brussel sprouts which we sooo delicious! Also had the Filet and Lobster Carbonara. Both we delicious and a lot of food. Our server was delightful and efficient and just made the entire dinner a pleasure. It was the perfect cap on a great Autumn day in Newport.

    Safari Room RestaurantResponded on November 10, 2022Thank you for your review Betsy. We are delighted that you were able to enjoy the Safari Room and all it has to offer. We hope to see you back soon!

  14. MK

    MatthewK

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Jaqueline was amazing. The food on the new fall menu was tasty and fresh. There was a large wedding as we were eating so I was nervous that the food might suffer in quality but it was quite the opposite. The views were beautiful as the sun was setting. We had a great time. Thank you!

    Safari Room RestaurantResponded on November 10, 2022Hi Matthew! We are so grateful for your review. Thank you for choosing to dine with us and we hope to see you back soon.

  15. MF

    MarissaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best meal and service last night at the safari room! Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable and the drinks and food were great! Highly recommend and we will be back! ☺️

    Safari Room RestaurantResponded on November 10, 2022Thank you for your business and taking the time to leave us a five-star review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  16. RG

    RhodyGrad

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Menu did not mirror what was on-line, wicked paired down from last time. No studies, no calamari, limited fresh fish. Kind of a disappointment. When seated, party of 6, we were given a group menu…asked for a normal one and 2-3 more entrees on it. Never mentioned that when booking. Views are awesome!

    Safari Room RestaurantResponded on October 18, 2022Hi there! I would like to thank you for choosing the safari room for your group dining experience. I apologize that the limited menu for groups was not mentioned during the booking, and hopefully we slightly remedied this by offering your group the full menu. We appreciate the feedback and have now updated the online menus. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, we truly hope to see you again to improve your experience with The Safari Room. So glad you enjoyed our beautiful views!

  17. JC

    JillC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    We sat in a cold room with our jackets on The room was so cold the wait staff wore heavy winter coats ! It was not a pleasant experience

    Safari Room RestaurantResponded on October 18, 2022I am so sorry to hear your experience and was not what you expected, and I truly wish you had the chance to enjoy the Safari Patio during a sunny day. I would love to invite you back to enjoy the inside Safari Room, which opens this Thursday, October 20th. We hope to see you soon and appreciate your feedback!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We went here for lunch in October and dined outside. View is spectacular! Food and service was also very good, but the view and ambiance is what made it exceptional!

    Safari Room RestaurantResponded on October 18, 2022We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the full experience of the Safari Room! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon.

  19. LP

    LindaP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner and our server Jacqueline was excellent.

    Safari Room RestaurantResponded on October 18, 2022Thank you for your five-star review! We are so glad that Jacqueline was able to take great care of you. We hope you will join us again soon for a just-as-excellent but fresh experience and environment at our inside Safari Room! It opens this Thursday, October 20th, and would love to have you back.

  20. RO

    RogerOver

    New England

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Eaten here over 50 times in the past and was a big fan and promoter to friends. Service was extremely poor under new ownership. Many old menu favorites like lobster salad (best in Newport) were gone from the new menu. Beverage and food errors to the point that the food order was eventually cancelled. All food items were not bought to the table at the same time and items got cold during long wait resulting in food order cancellation. Exterior seating was poor; missed the old seating. May try this place in a year since the outdoor view is the best in Newport
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not that busy early Friday. Food and options excellent. Our waitress was wonderful this Friday.

    Safari Room RestaurantResponded on October 18, 2022Thank you so much for your five-star review. I am so glad you enjoyed the service provided. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon!

  22. T

    Tara

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing! Thank you for a great date night!

    Safari Room RestaurantResponded on October 18, 2022Thank you for leaving a review Tara, we appreciate your feedback! I am so glad you had a pleasant date night, and we hope to see you again soon.

  23. RB

    RayB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Safari Room has the best sunset view to enjoy while you enjoy a delicious dinner with the one you love. Our waitress Zoe was so friendly and helpful. The seafood was so fresh. My husband said his hot lobster roll was the best he had ever had. I had the scallops and they just melted in my mouth.
  24. LC

    LauraC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would highly recommend The Safari Room. The view was spectacular, the service was exceptional and the food was exquisite. Definitely a must-see for anyone who visits Newport

    Safari Room RestaurantResponded on October 18, 2022Thank you so much for your five-star review. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Two of the burgers were overcooked and the roll burnt. Since one of our guests had had the burger for lunch and raved about it, we were very disappointed.
  26. AB

    AnitaB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Our server Bobby was very attentive! Beautiful view of the water and an amazing sunset
  27. PF

    PattyF

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    We told them in advance we were celebrating our 40th and 46th wedding anniversaries. The hostess said they had a special dessert snd our server was aware, Nothing ever was presented. It would bot be an issue, except they suggested if!!! Made fir an awkward situation. We simply paid the bill and left.,
  28. DL

    DeborahL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nathan does a phenomenal job,best service. Excellent food, most gorgeous views & sunset.. We had a lovely evening celebrating our wedding anniversary of 26 years with my best friend & her husband celebrating 32 years. We love the Safari Room restaurant & staff..We’ll be back!

    Safari Room RestaurantResponded on October 18, 2022We are so glad to hear Nathan provided service that exceeded our standards. Congratulations on such a long time with best friends. We truly hope to see you all again soon, and cannot wait for you to experience the inside Safari Room for a fresh and fun experience! Check out our half-off wine specials on Thursdays!

  29. BS

    BethS

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Beautiful location. Food was good, service was on the slow side. We booked it for my birthday and no one mentioned anything, and they ran out of all their desserts. A little disappointing to say the least.
  30. PB

    PaulB

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful evening at The Safari Room food and service was very good!
  31. AS

    AnitaS

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant location is fantastic, view cannot be beat. 4 of us sat at a table outside with a perfect view of the water and the sunset. The servers were absolutely wonderful, friendly, efficient and answered all our questions and requests. They were great. And the food! We all had the scallops and we all agreed they were the best tasting scallops we ever had . They were cooked perfectly. So the Safari restaurant is definitely on my list as my favorite restaurant in Newport.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Generous portions and such a great view! We had Catrina as our waitress and she was so attentive and nice. Amazing service!
  33. SC

    SusanC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and location. Had a fantastic sunset. Service was great. Portion size maybe a little small but overall very satisfied.
  34. j

    joel

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best place in all of Newport , the views, the food, the service is all 5 stars I will always make sure when I am in Newport that I will be there for all of the reasons above...it just is a very special place for me and my family!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a beautiful restaurant and killer sunset view. Very friendly staff and yummy food. So glad to have found this gem.
  36. PF

    PattyF

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a fun restaurant with the scenic views, multiple seating options and delicious food. Whether you want drinks on the lawn or at the bar, or prefer to sit at a table- you get a great view. The staff is very accommodating. We watched several parties request table changes to get a better view of the sunset and the staff was very patient and did their best to fulfill requests in a very pleasant manner.
  37. LK

    LisaK

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was totally delicious and our waitress was great. We did feel a little rushed at the end of the evening, but it did not take away from the enjoyable experience. Also- why no coffee??
  38. TD

    TonyD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The location and view unparalled. Our server Julie was attentive and lovely. Rating would be 5 star throughout except for poor choice of 60's rock background music. Would have appreciated music more in keeping with the setting like smooth jazz, etc.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Food quality continues to decline as I have been coming for the last 4 years. No longer any raw bar offerings, however best place for a sunset in Newport! Staff friendly but too much focus on the space as a wedding destination so the hotel and restaurant continue to be ignored with lacking investment.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with a gorgeous view. We had to book quite a ways in advance to get a large party of 8. Our reservation was later in the evening and the view was obstructed by fog but it didn’t take away from the experience. The waitstaff were super attentive. We had two people with food allergies and all menu items came out perfect. Food was delicious. Even though the menu is small there was something for our variety of tastes. Would highly recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

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

Safari Room Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 1181 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Safari Room Restaurant

65 Ridge Road, Newport, RI 02840

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Harrison Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary on-site parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (401) 849-4873

  • Private party facilities

    The Safari Room specializes in private events with an interior dining room accommodating up to 65 guests including a private bar (available year round). Our seasonal open air patio overlooking the Narragansett Bay can be transformed for your private celebration for events up to 70 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Krystal Hastings: (401) 849-4873

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