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About Safari Room Restaurant

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.

65 Ridge Road
Newport, RI 02840
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Thursday: 11:30am - 8:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 9:00pm; Sunday: 11:30am - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Harrison Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 849-4873

Website:
http://www.newportexperience.com/dine

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary on-site parking.

Public Transit:
Hourly Shuttle Service

Executive Chef:
Bradley McCoil

Private Party Facilities:
We specialize in private events: Our interior dining room, featuring British Colonial decor, accommodates up to 60 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 12 -100 people.

Private Party Contact:
Krystal Hastings: (401) 849-4873

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Safari Room Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

service

4.0

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4.5

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4.0

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85% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (32)
Waterfront (28)
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Good for a Date (17)
Romantic (17)
Good for Groups (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Seasonal (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Healthy (6)
Casual (5)
Cozy (5)
Business Meals (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Authentic (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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·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.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·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.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 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!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Healthy
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Although we were late for our reservation, it was well received and an enjoyable day

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Went there for lunch after doing the new "under the Breakers" mansion tour - would not have thought about it but for their participation in "Newport Restaurant Week - $16 lunches for 3 courses (also $35 dinners).
Food choices were three for each course .. I had Brie and Pear salad .. Fish and Chips (sweet potatoes) and Creme Brûlée with fresh fruit - all good lunch portions and very well presented and delicious. My wife had the "stuffy", chicken flatbread, and chocolate bread pudding. All terrific.
This was very good value in an up market restaurant- we'll be back but will likely quite a bit more!
Sat "outside" under fully glassed in heated tent, an extension of the main restaurant with a great water view of the south of Jamestown and Castle Hill Coast Guard bots and station on a beautiful, if a little nippy day.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Ocean View has always been one of my favorite restaurants and in the past, the service was always a bit slow but nothing to take too much into account for. My friends and I decided to attend for this year's restaurant week, and I get it, you get a different crowd than normal who traditionally have lower value bills. I will start with the fact that the only available seating was OUTSIDE. Yes it was covered in a tent with flaps and heat lamps, but it was so cold I did not take my jacket off the entire time. The service was very slow, I think there was only one waiter working with a few runners. Our food was all cold when it was served and very bland. Traditionally the food is fantastic and has a wow factor. My water was never refilled, not once after we were seated. I will say they were accommodating because I had to change our reservation but I was very unhappy with the experience this time, as well as my friends who I dined with. Because the experience prior to this has always been positive we will go back one more time, but this has left a very poor taste :(

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

My friends and I selected this restaurant during Restaurant Week because its menu was more creative than most. We were not disappointed. Each dish was well presented, generous in portion and cooked perfectly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great place, great view and great food! What more could you want?

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Scenic View
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We took advantage of the restaurant week special - every dish was a winner: creative, flavorful and memorable. Service was flawless.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was Restaurant Week and the menu was excellent. Many options, even for a choosey eater. The service was excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service was lacking with server coming over very few times and never asking if we wanted anything (coffee) with our deserts until after we finished them. I know it was restaurant week but I don’t feel that should be a reason to let go on service.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was a great find during restaurant week. I wouldn't have thought of this venue other than as a wedding venue. Will definitely dine here again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

My review is for people who come here dining in the off-season. We were there during the last week that the restaurant keeps the patio open (covered and with heaters) but open at that. The next weekend i was told, they move completely inside. Me and my two friends dined on a Saturday evening around 7:30pm. There were about 5-6 other tables filled, the room was essentially empty. The food was okay, but to be honest i almost can't remember what i got, it was unmemorable. Also the burrata is essentially made for one person - i would describe it was a small scoop of ice cream.

I'm sure this place is much more worth it to go during the summer due to it's beautiful location, but besides that it's just okay.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Food was terrible. Would have had a better meal at Denny's.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We arrived early but were seated right away. Tables are a little close together so if you want a private conversation this isn’t the place to have it. Server was slammed and off season they seemed a little understaffed but we were in no rush so we didn’t mind the wait for our server. The ambiance and views are spectacular. Started with a shared order of Lobster Mac & Cheese which was spectacular and the Clam Chowder had subtle differences that separate it from others and gave it a little kick. My filet was great, my son’s tuna didn’t come out as rare as he likes it but was very good nonetheless and my wife’s salmon with the crab & shrimp crusting was quite tasty. Overall an enjoyable evening and would definitely recommend and return.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Beautiful ocean view, great food and excellent service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We went here for dinner while visiting our son during Family Weekend at Salve Regina. We were looking for a restaurant where he could get a nice steak and my wife could get seafood. Tired of the touristy restaurants in downtown Newport, my son chose to eat here. The property itself is amazing, and the water views kept us entertained while waiting for our food, which arrived promptly. We got the cheese plate as a starter and it was full of not only cheeses but plenty of fresh fruit as well. Entrees included the lobster roll, filet mignon and NY strip. Everybody enjoyed their food, with left overs to send back to the dorm for a nice snack at a later date. I should also add that the drinks from the bar were well made and not watered down.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Slow service
Food not very good

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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Our food was cold, and because the filet was to be very rar with a warm center, it could not be heated without overcooking it.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We enjoyed Sunday brunch in spite of the having to sit outside in the sweltering heat and having to share our food with a constant plethora of yellow jackets.
A beautiful view of the bay and Jamestown, the bridge and many sail boats was outstanding.
We both had chowder & lobster napoleon, and shared 1 salad, 1 stuffie, and we both had cake and coffee for dessert.
The portions and quality were good, and it was refreshing to have a lobster dish that did not skimp on the lobster! The bill before gratuity was $130.00 Was it worth it? For a special occasion and a special person, yes.
Would love to go back and eat inside.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We weren't sure what to expect at Safari Room. It was fabulous! All of it! Food atmosphere and service were impeccable! Definitely be going back ! Loved it!!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

It was a our 48th wedding Anniversary. We enjoyed it immensely!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The food wasn't good & we waited over an hour for it on a quiet Thursday night with a baby. The bar needs to be updated & the view is blocked by plastic walls so don't go for a sunset view unless the weather is perfect.

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 (Naples)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Safari Room is a FAV for Sunday brunch, lunch and dinner. the setting is spectacular looking out to the ocean, green grass and seating to relax. Often you will see weddings on the lawn or on the patio area. Food is very good as well as drinks. A must especially on a gorgeous day!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We drove all the way over and the restaurant the fully closed. We had to drive back downtown and wait over an hour to go somewhere else.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The safari room has a beautiful atmosphere. We just got a drink and two appetizers which were delicious. We got the clam chowder and cheese platter. We would of had dinner but we got there at 3 on a Sunday and dinner isn't served until 5. They have a brunch menu before 5 on Sundays. We plan on going back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I took a first date here. The service was excellent, the food was phenomenal (I highly, HIGHLY recommend the Rhode Island Stuffed Quahogs - they're simply incredible) and the view was stunning. There was a wedding going on just outside the dining area, but we weren't disturbed and could still hold a conversation. The food is somewhat pricey.. on paper. But when you add in the quality, the service and the view, it makes sense. When I come to Newport and want excellent oceanfront dining, it's traditionally been Castle Hill Inn, but after discovering Safari Room - I'll definitely be back. Hats off to the staff and chef - everything was top-notch.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Beautiful spot, I just wish the food were better. I had the "Shrimp Scampi". I realize there are all sorts of scampi recipes, but I have never had one like this, and that is not a recommendation. It was more like a thin Bouillabaisse. There was actually more lobster than shrimp, but most of the lobster was in tiny piece. There were a couple of clams and four medium sized shrimp. This was served over wide noodles. First, the broth was thin and not that flavorful. Second, the broth was so thin (think a clear soup) that it was hard to eat the noodles without splashing sauce all over. Final, complaint ... they did not offer any sort of bread with it. I'll be back, but I will not be ordering the "Shrimp Scampi". Everyone else in the part had lobster rolls, I should have but I am not that big a lobster fan, another reason I did not care for the Scampi.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Go for a drink! Watch the sunset. The location is superb however the food and the service are average at best. We had the scampi and a fish dish which were dry and rather tasteless. The wedge salad was good and a huge portion. Service was ok but rather indifferent. That being said, the view is worth the price of admission.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 4, 2017

More than 30 years ago, we went to this property. Nice to see that it is still in good shape. The sunset from this location is wonderful! Worth the drive. Waitress Victoria was friendly and efficient. Recommend: the stuffies, Caesar salad and the seafood scampi-generous portion of seafood and fresh made pasta!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Everything ordered was delicious and perfectly cooked
Cocktails perfect

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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Lovely place to watch the sunset. Good for special occasions and out of tow guests.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Shame about the service. Nice girls, but slow and unfocused. My jerk chicken was great, but took nearly half an hour from the time of ordering a bottle of wine to it actually arriving at the table. Great view, nice atmosphere in the outdoor area, although the indoor parts of the restaurant and the rest of the building always seem empty of furniture and transitory, cold.
I will say that the customer service at the front desk was exemplary and very much appreciated.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Arrived at 6:45 for our 7pm reservati on. We were seated immediately by friendly hostess. Staff was attentive and eager to please. Warm pretzels, Clam chowder, lobster mac&cheese, medium rare ny strip. Couldn't have been better. Ambiance was perfect and exactly what we wanted.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was good and good value and the view is amazing! but this is the second time I have been here and both times the service was slow and also not that good. Our table was not cleaned up properly. I was also shocked to see how few gluten free options you have and not even any gluten free bread or not a single gluten free dessert which cut our dinner short as my wife has a gluten allergy.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Amazing views and delicious food love this place ate 2 our 3 dinners here

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The Safari in the Ocean Cliff Hotel is a perfect spot for lunch! The view of Newport Harbor is magnificent!!!! Menu is fine. Good cocktails. Excellent service. Food is tasty (lobster mac and cheese was best we have had). Highly recommend this restaurant for summer/fall. Oh, and it is kid friendly, too!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Waterfront, Scenic View
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