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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.
Newport, RI 02840
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Closed: Monday - Wednesday
Thursday: 11:30am - 8:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 9:00pm; Sunday: 11:30am - 8:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
We offer complimentary on-site parking.
Hourly Shuttle Service
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.
Private Party Contact:
Krystal Hastings: (401) 849-4873
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
Our baked clams appetizer were ice cold in the center and our entrées were not even warm. We ordered the surf and turf and the fillet and asparagus were not even remotely warm and we had to ask for butter with the lobster tail. They seem surprised we wanted melted butter with lobster tails and only brought it for one of us. At that point it hasdtaken so long for them to redo our food so we had warm food we just shared the butter.
The atmosphere at the restaurant was lovely and the service was very attentive. We found that our main dish, swordfish, lacked flavor. The side dishes were better, but overall felt that the quality of food was lacking. The value for your meal was low, as the dishes were somewhat expensive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :(
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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