Safari Room Restaurant
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Fresh native lobster meat, lemon-dill dressing, shredded iceberg, toasted brioche roll
Chef's selection of cheeses, fig purée, Marcona almonds, fresh fruit, local honeycomb, crostini & crackers
New England Clam Chowder
House-made, fresh native clams, tender potatoes, creamy broth
One of my favorite places in Newport!!
We had never dined here before but had a great meal. Service was very attentive and food was delicious.
Beautiful location with terrific view of the sunset over the water. Menu choices were limited but food was very good.
The staff was wonderful!!
We hoped to have a nice New Years lunch…the service was slow at best ( and I understand they are understaffed) but after waiting 20 min for a glass of wine and a soda water and cran we ordered the beef appetizer that came out cold, not cooked ( the middle was cold, purple and very salty) the quiet food runner did not bring plates, turned so quickly we couldn’t ask. We then waited another 7min or so for our server to see we were not eating, and my husband still had to get up and ask for plates (tea saucers were given) During this time there was 2 managers (one in a suit and one in a bow tie) neither noticed me waving them down or chose not to look. When the server finally came back we asked for the Check. Food not eaten, didn’t ask why…I then had to bring the check to the bar to pay since we sat again waiting with no one noticing we were trying to pay and leave. $29.+ for a soda, glass of wine and a cold not cooked appetizer. You would think at a supposedly nicer resort in Newport you would at least get management that would ask why I was coming to the bar to pay? The experience felt as if the management and servers were indifferent.
We then went to the The Castle hill Inn, without reservations and they were more than accommodating found us a spot to dine and had a delightful experience.
So too bad beautiful location but clearly they are not in the business of hospitality as this was such a poor experience we will not return.
Our server, Lucine, was very attentive anticipating our needs before even having to ask her. The food was delicious and the aesthetics and decor enchanting .
We have always enjoyed the safari room. It was incredibly terrible last night. Honestly the worst dinner I have ever had. But I will say the pretzel bread was delicious.
The old menu which included lobster salad was far superior. Wait staff could not identify vegetable items to be served with a meal at time of order. Having eaten at Safari Room over 40 times in the past 5 years, its clear that quality has degraded over the last year.
Just lovely. Per usual. Thank you.
Just reopened yet service was good
Been here multiple times. I did not look at the menu on line before going and was a bit disappointed at how minimal the options were. I understand the need due to staffing issues, and I should have reviewed it prior to going. They are not seating in the main dining room, only on the deck area with large plastic flaps to protect from the wind. This area was nice and overlooks the ocean, which is honestly what you pay for here. The food was good but not “fabulous”, especially for the price. The service was excellent. I will choose to not go back until they are back at a full menu.
Beautiful view but food very average.
The view was, as expected, beautiful. Our entrees however, was underwhelming, average at best. The cheese platter was quiet good. Our server was pleasant and knowledgeable. We didn't feel it was a good value for the money.
Noisy venue because of wedding party next door but beautiful view and delicious entrees. Service was excellent.
We went to see the sunset but it was overcast but still we could see the beauty of the water. The menu was limited but very good. Highly recommend the pasta primavera! Overall we enjoyed it very much!
We were getting together with dear friends.
Drinks on the lawn, and a table overlooking the Bay on a perfect afternoon.. Best lobster Roll and fries, served by Lauren our charming waitress...
Perfect day, thank you....
Wendy Barry Roberts
We loved the spot it’s has stunning views!
Beautiful setting. Food and cocktails very good.
We were in Newport on vacation and wanted dinner with a view. Boy did we get what we asked for. Amazing view of the sunset accompanies by yummy food.
Birthday and get- together with friends.
Drinks were all mixer!. Salmon was not good on salad. Felt like I was eating the wedding party’s leftover food. Shocking an embarrassed as it has been good in the past. Not a good way to introduce Newport to friends.
Hey guys. I'm Lee Sylvestre (203-915-7167), writing on behalf of my girlfriend Anna.
I've been coming to Ocean Cliff for years and last night was there to celebrate my birthday. You guys have always been so great, but I do want to leave some (hopefully constructive) feedback in the hopes that it will help you stay on top of your game.
We were greeting warmly by the bartender and host, even as the host politely wrestled with an older couple who was desperate for an oceanfront table. We sat among several families, which seemed normal for 6:30pm on a weekday. It took a long time, but eventually someone stopped by and took our drink order. I got the sense that it had already been a tough night for the staff, and maybe at the end of a tough season too. Our waitress came by some time later to ask if we wanted any food...her delivery was so odd that I quipped how busy they seemed for a weeknight, which seemed to break the ice. I was happy to smile and listen about an issue with the credit card machines (and I mean that seriously...you guys always have the sweetest staff and I was happy to make a connection). Anna and I ordered the shrimp scampi, and I got to joke about the $38 price tag...no issues there, you guys get to charge whatever you like for that view :)
Our waitress missed her chance at a big bill by not asking if we wanted a second round of drinks or dessert. We eventually caught her on a flyby and asked if there was any cappuccino. We wanted to ask about another drink and mousse for dessert as well but she kept on flying and returned a few minutes later with what tasted like a vanilla steamer in a cappuccino cup. We smiled, figured it was a sign from the universe and took our check after that.
No bitterness here, we understand the service industry's challenges and we'll be back regardless...but as a manger myself I thought sharing our experiences might give the team there a chance to make a few tweaks and keep other patrons happy.
Felt badly because staff seemed extremely busy. There was also a wedding in the room next to patio. I think staff was working both. We were seated at 6:15 and dinner arrived at 7:55pm- lest one meal, that arrived 10 min later without a knife to cut meat. Sodas tasted like water , cocktails were made incorrectly. It wasn’t worth time or effort to send back a second time…the view is beautiful though, I think that’s how they get away with the terrible service??
Great! Only suggestion is that they expand their menu!
View is amazing. Place needs some updating. Food was mediocre. Service dropped the ball. We ordered dessert and waited 20 minutes for it to be delivered. Finally waitress appeared and we asked about it. She checked and said they were out of what we ordered.
Got check and left disappointed.
Food was overpriced and there was not a good selection. Server did not know the menu items. They cared more about wedding.that was taking place.
Nice view but that’s it.
Excellent food drinks outdoor seating and views, great date place will be back highly recomnend
VERY DISAPPOINTED this time. I understand they are short on staffs, but the menu??? or lack there’s of, was very disappointing. They went from 4 stars dining experience to no stars in very very short of time. We’re just glad that our special guest that was supposed to join us for dinner couldn’t make it, it’s would’ve been such a let down to him and an embarrassment to us after how we’ve raves of how great it was in the past.
As a regular return customers, we’re not sure if we wants to even consider come back never mind recommending Safari room to anymore of our friends like we normally did in the past.
Having a million dollar view with a pricey cheap ghetto pub appetizer as a dinner menu is not gonna cut it. Needless to say, there’s nothing worth ordering. So we left and went to have dinner somewhere else instead. We end out with better foods at the Brick Alleys and a few hundred dollars less then we’d have normally spent at the Safari room.
Wonderful service and good food. Menu was a little sparse. The chef might want to think about adding a few items.
Amazing location! Great views! Excellent food!
Most romantic, best views, most delicious food, kindest and most accommodating staff, etc etc. we cannot get enough of the Jungle Room or the property it sits on. Do not skip the cheese board.
This was anniversary. We did not receive a call as to the menu changes. The food was flavorless and stale like. We are foodies and have been in the food/ industry for years. The bill was around $300 Had I known this I would have disputed this before we lest (my husband paid the bill). We , unfortunately will not return. At the very least we should have received the phone call that your staff said should have been made , so we could have made a decision from there. The waitress was lovely and unfortunately had to try to smooth things over with patrons for poor management. Unfortunately we will not return.
Absolutely beautiful place, the food was amazing and the service was great. I will definitely come back to the Safari Room.
Beautiful setting--sunset, water, boats, bridge. Very limited menu and not very well prepared food. Good too sure on the Adirondack chairs on there lawn and eat elsewhere
Excellent service! Kevin is our favorite host!
Very limited menu selection. Beautiful view.
Safari room has lost a step or two. The menu is virtually non existent. Only 5 main items to choose from. The restaurant chose to completely shut down during the fall of 2020 to spring 2021. I'm sure they lost all of their cooking staff, waiters and waitresses in the process. Short term probably saved them money but long term it's going to come back to bite them. Food quality is an abomination from its former self. Ordered the lobster roll and the chicken milanese. Lobster roll didn't have any real flavor and the fries were this battered type and you can get a hint that the oil was a little past its prime. The chicken was just okay. Everyone comes here for the view and thankfully that's not something that can be messed up.
Safari Room Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 849-4873.
Safari Room Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 1029 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.