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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (32)
Waterfront (28)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
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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)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Our service was terrible and the food was average at best. Ambiance is fantastic but not good enough to make up for the tasteless food and bad service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Amazing restaurant. Beautiful location , delicious food and outstanding service. Our server Victoria was perfect. It was obvious that she really enjoyed her job and made us feel very special. Great hostess as well

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The view is spectacular and the food is excellent. Everything was delicious. The service was a bit slow but we were in no hurry and appreciated not being rushed. We'll be back.

Tags: Waterfront, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The cod and seafood with pasta were great. Beautiful venue. Watched sunset, great time.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Beautiful place to enjoy summer sunsets!!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Atmosphere was good, food was just okay, service was not good and a little pricey for what you get.

Service was slow and the waitress made of feel like she couldn't wait for us to leave. Didn't offer us desert or anything.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Beautiful evening dining on the terrace with friends. Friendly wait staff, and we did not feel rushed at all. It certainly helped that it was the perfect setting for an amazing sunset!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2017

The restaurant is at a hotel that has a beautiful location overlooking Narragansett Bay outside of downtown Newport The prices and menu are aiming at providing a fine dining experience but the actual food is bland and the service is amateurish. If it wasn't such a long drive, I would suggest going there for a drink at sunset. The nearby Inn at Castle Hill is the real deal. Not inexpensive but worth it for the food and ambience.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Beautiful environment with spectacular views of the water and Jamestown. If you time it right, the Sunset is almost always a great picture opportunity. There is a new drink menu with great choices. The service can be slow at times but who really wants to rush to leave such a nice place!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Went to the Safari Room for lunch with a friend. The view was spectacular and the food was excellent. I will be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2017

This restaurant has an outstanding view of the ocean and its surrounding setting, perfect for a wedding party, as was occurring while we were there for a sunset dinner. Enjoyed the lobster bisque, but quite pricey at $28 for the amt. of soup, even if did include a lobster tail in the center!
Wine list was quite ample and our specials of Mahi Mahi fish with sticky rice were nicely cooked, although I found the snap peas to be soft in the middle and stringy on the ends, so not digestible. After dinner chocolate layer cake and grand marnière drink was fine and the service was attentive.

What was most disappointing, however, was they asked if it was a special dinner when I reserved via Open Table; I noted it as our 34th anniversary, and yet absolutely no mention was ever made and when I inquired after paying the bill, the manager said we should have received a special dessert or glasses of champagne. Lovely idea, but not so if never happens, and please don't ask if special occasion is later ignored, or remedied when pointed out.
Would return otherwise.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great views

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Great lunch with a spectacular view of the water. Can't ask for more than that!

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

One of the most beautiful spots in Newport - and the food is incredible!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

While the food was very good, I would recommend this restaurant because of the view. If you get here early, you can get a drink at the bar and take your drink on the lawn overlooking the water. Great sunsets.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2017

A wonderful dining experience - we highly recommend this venue.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

On 11-11-17
The brisket with the Cabernet wine reduction sauce was tender melts like butter

I have dined here over 6 yrs never had a bad meal
However perhaps it was an over sight The Creme brûlée needed a little more time in the oven

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Celebrated the brides birthday during her bachelorette weekend, safari room was the perfect setting for incredible photos of the Bridal party that we'll have forever! Extremely intimate setting even though you're on an open patio overlooking the water. And facing the sunset! Couldn't have asked for a better location. Impeccable food with gracious serving sizes. Our only "complaint" was the desert options but that's just us, so we passed. Highly suggest for any and all special occasion celebrations in Newport.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Wonderful breathtaking view. Delicious food. Great service. Definitely will be going back soon

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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Beautiful location with a terrific view and beautiful architecture.
Lovely for lunch and dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Ambiance was great. Swordfish was very good. Seafood Scampi was very bland. Service was fair.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Anna our waitress was a comfort and knowing.
Everyone we encountered was pleasant.
We will be back
Ed

Tags: Waterfront, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on July 6, 2017

I never come to the safari room specifically for the food. It is just so beautiful I love to go there and always take visitors for a true Newport dining experience. That being said, I thought my pasta seafood dinner was very good. A little oily, but it had a lot of seafood in it, even the lobster. The salmon and tuna my friends ordered was pretty average, according to them.
nonetheless, I would go there again for the ambience. a must go when in in Newport.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Watching the sun set over Narragansett Bay from this spot simply cannot be beat! Despite several small children around making noise and my particular order not being so good (soppy, wet mayo-drenched coleslaw on the lobster poor boy was downright disgusting- and I like mayo) it was def worth the drive out of Newport to avoid the crowds/congestion that is the busy season.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

It was our 40th wedding anniversary, seated at table, tables extremely close. Waited at least 25 minutes for waiter to ask what we would like to drink, very inexperienced, didn't write anything down and had to ask my wife twice which wine, which was Malbec. Waited and waited and waited for our drinks, another 20 minutes or so, my wifes wine was undrinkable, very poor quality. We sat again for at least 20 minutes to order food, at this point we decided just to pay for the drinks and leave. Extremely poor service, loud, etc.

Bottomline is what is written on trip advisor and other sites is true, a lot of not so great write ups. We went to another restaurant and service was great as well as the food

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great view, good food, slow service but your going for the view.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Excellent service, food and ambience!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Chosen for its ambience, enjoyed a great meal, with spectacular views and great service. Celebration was a success.

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great restaurant with an amazing view---food & service were great!!!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Waterfront, People Watching, Cozy, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Wonderful sunset views of Narragansett Bay. The service was friendly and relaxed with no pressure. We had a very nice dining experience.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Terrible! Steak no flavor sent it back got seafood dish 3 out of 5 clams closed took over 3 hours -- too bad beautiful location they just need an owner who cared about the restaurant as the weddings

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food was great. Service was terrible. Drinks were good but second round was wrong drink. Drank it anyhow. Ordered another never came. Ordered bread, never came. Table was not cleared of dirty plates from appetizer when entree came. Silverware was not replaced from apps to dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Father's Day

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Hot Spot, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Cozy, Fun, People Watching, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The view was beautiful and the food was good. However, we were disappointed with the wait staff. The wait staff was more interested to talking to others then in checking if we needed refills on drinks or even bringing us silverware. The hostess asked if we would like to sit outside with the view which we promptly took her up on it but then neglected to tell us there would be a wedding going on a few feet away within 20 minutes of our arrival. The entire wedding party and ALL of the guests blocked our beautiful view and proceeded to stare at us while we ate our meal. I would NOT recommend this place which is unfortunate because perhaps if you go on a night there is no wedding and the wait staff learns how to do their jobs it would have been a different experience. There are too many other choices in Newport to bother with this one.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great atmosphere and beautiful view! Had great Fathers Day lunch here! Not cheap though! Nice for special occassion

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 11, 2017

View was nice. Restaurant needs some major updating though. Staff was extremely friendly and professional. A dull lifeless vibe is the feeling I left with. Unless you're over 70, I would not go.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The food is amazing. This was our 5 year anniversary and we haven't been back since we had our wedding reception at Ocean Cliff. The views are beautiful and it brought back so many memories on our wedding night. If you are looking for great food, great views, and a great dining experience, this is a must try. We will definitely try to make it back more often.

Tags: Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 29, 2017

I have been trying to make it here for 2 years now and things finally worked out to where I could make it. Everything was amazing from the food to the water front view. The way the outdoor seating is set up you can see the water from almost everywhere. Everything we ordered was cooked perfectly and the special was amazing. It was definitely worth the wait.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Nice views of the ocean. Not very accommodating, slow service, and not sure why they didn't show all menu options even after we asked. But then brought other options after half our party left? Will not be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food was dreadful! Only come here for drinks at sunset. The menu was extremely limited and not inventive at all. Fish was WAY overcooked and tasted terrible. Never again. Skip it, folks!

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