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Safari Room Restaurant

4.5
459 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
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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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am–5:00 pm Easter 1st April 11am-5pm
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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.
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
What 459 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous dining experience, outstanding food and presentation, excellent service, outstanding location and view

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food, great service, and very great staff. Can't forget the spectacular sunset view from the restaurant.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Went for an anniversary dinner. I got the NY strip ordered rare and a 9 oz glass of Queens
Peak Cab and my girlfriend got the lobster pizza. The wine was awful, it had clearly been sitting opened with a cork in it for some time. Steak came out nearly well done. The potatoes and vegetables had almost no seasoning on them and minimal flavor. It looked like a 10 year old child's effort of making dinner for their parents. The lobster pizza was "ok". Nothing special happening here. I was not going to say anything (I hate to complain about things in restaurants) but they saw I had barely touched the steak and asked if it was ok. I said not really and showed them how it was cooked. They took the steak off which was nice. There's such better places to go in Newport and with just as good a view if not better.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Beautiful sunset and waterfront views accompanied by excellent food and courteous attentive service.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Good food, friendly help...super location. Needs to update its motif...it’s time to lose the grass Safari look

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Love Ocean Cliff and Safari room! I highly recommend it, summer outside is especially awesome!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

All the staff were great especially Zack and Wanna. Also the little one.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

What a great place! We were there at sunset, which was perfect for the view OceanCliff provides. Chef cooked my salmon and my husband's lamb exactly the way we asked. The patio looks awesome for summertime dining. Wine is not absurdly priced, but draft selection is small. We had a great night at Safari Room!

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

We went to the Safari Room for Newport Restaurant Week. They had an excellent menu and every course was delicious from the roasted beet and spinach salad to the seafood pasta that was chuck full of fresh lobster, scallops and Shrimp. We didn't get to enjoy the incredible ocean views as it was after dark but it is still a special place. We will return!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Good. Great service thank you for everything

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Delicious food. Our entire group of six were extremely happy with our meals. Planning to return.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We visited the Safari Room for restaurant week in Newport. We had always wanted to go there for dinner and this was a great opportunity at special prices. I had the seafood sauté and my wife had the lamb chops. Both were delicious. We also had the yellow fin tuna and beet salad appetizer. Preparation and presentation were great. For desert we both had the pie. It was similar to a key lime but better with a crushed almond crust. Definitely a venue to visit again and again.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

First time here and although it was only open for restaurant week the food offered was delicious. The wine and rink menu was excellent and the chef had his own personal dishes which were amazing. If you want the best outdoor seating and views go here, it's worth it.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

It was very difficult to find the front door. However, once we made it inside we had a great food, service, and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

My husband and I went to celebrate my birthday during restaurant week. Even though there was a fixed menu, the options were great and we enjoyed all of our food choices. We were surprised at the great portion size! The only complaint that we had was the price of our drinks, we each had two and that bill was $60! We will definitely come again, maybe not during restaurant week so that we can try other menu items.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Beautiful setting, excellent food and great service!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great food and service for Newport Restaurant week!

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1.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Drove all the way out there just to see a sign that said they were closed. Should have called the reservations to let us know

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Special menu for Valentine’s Day was superb!

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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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).

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Lovely setting, excellent cuisine, excellent service

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 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!

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5.0Dined on November 10, 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.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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 :(

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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