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Safari Room Restaurant

441 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Closed: Monday - Wednesday
Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 9:00pm; Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm
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Phone number
(401) 849-4873
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Peter Hand
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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.
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Private party contact
Krystal Hastings: (401) 849-4873
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Cross street
Harrison Avenue
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Parking details
We offer complimentary on-site parking.
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Public transit
Hourly Shuttle Service
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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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 441 People Are Saying
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

vipHappyDiner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Special menu for Valentine’s Day was superb!

vipSueM13 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The Safari room really made our Valentines Day very special! The food was delicious and the ambience very romantic. Can’t wait to return!

Juicy (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was delicious but a little pricey for the portions. Beautiful location and ambience... Thank you!

HappyCamper2017 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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!

vipdermgoddess (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

I went for my birthday and it was ok the waiter was terrible but the place was very nice but expensive

Crista (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

We went for dinner; I had the shrimp and my kids had grilled chicken sandwiches. My meal was delicious and my kids enjoyed the chicken. They said it was really flavorful. However, the fries were ok (they were parsnip instead of potato).

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Went after a holiday tour of the mansions. It was the perfect ending to a December night out in Newport AND it was warm and cozy.