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The Spiced Pear

4.8
993 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
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Welcome to The Spiced Pear Restaurant offering premier Newport fine dining. We use only the freshest seasonal ingredients from New England and abroad. Enjoy fine dining in an elegant oceanfront setting. The Spiced Pear Restaurant located in The Chanler at Cliff Walk is a Newport treasure waiting to be discovered. The best of Newport awaits you with sweeping cliff-side views of the Atlantic Ocean, a romantic atmosphere and the highest quality of service. The Spiced Pear dinner menu is served in our main dining room only.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Continental, Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
The Spiced Pear opens daily for dinner from 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
Dinner reservations are recommended. The Spiced Pear is closed Monday evenings during the winter.

Lunch is served in our Veranda sun-room daily from 12pm to 4pm.

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Phone number
(401) 847-2244
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Matt Voskuil
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Cross street
Cliff Avenue
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking for hotel and restaurant guests
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Special events & promotions
Spiced Pear Tasting Series, Romance Dinner Packages, Chef's Table, Private Dinners
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 993 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic views of First Beach and the setting sun.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Impeccable service, love the ambiance, great food and wine selection!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Awesome ambiance. Super courteous and attentive staff. Delicious food.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was fair. Our waiter forgot to bring our wine with dinner so we had to wait for it. I also found it strange that the chef wouldn’t split our entree in the kitchen. Instead it came on one plate with two share plates. Would not consider this a fine dining restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Gorgeous location, wonderful food, excellent service.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent service. Teddy’s spiced pear martini was superb.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The snapper was great and the soufflé was superb.
We enjoyed the fresh warm bread.
Our wine was lovely.
The soup of the moment was tasty, warm, and well presented.
It is a great place for a special dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We dined on a Friday evening recently and enjoyed our cocktails first at the bar and then a fabulous dinner that was outstanding. Our server was excellent and we plan on returning again.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Fantastic service and gave off a special fancy vibe. Food was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

I've been there during the Restaurant Week, for dinner. Great experience. I really apprechiate the opportunity offered by the "extended menu", that gave me the chance to choice outside the dedicated menu for a limited surcharge. The food was tasty and well presented, a really fine esperience. Excellent service, without being intrusive. Recommended for an anniversary dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Magnificent in every aspect. View, service, food taste, food presentation. Perfect!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We went yesterday night for Newport Restaurant Week. From our initial greeting to our final farewell, we had a wonderful experience. All employees were incredibly welcoming and professional. Every food item was plated beautifully and tasted delicious. Our server, Cole, was outstanding and made the evening even more memorable. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Some of the best tasting food you will ever eat can be found here. Elegantly prepared and served while enjoying the views of the Newport Cliff Walk.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Best meal we've had at the Chanler in the 6 years we've been coming here. New chef, great tasting menu, great wine pairings, and an amazing view.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Spiced Pear has a fantastic view and wine list. The service is outstanding which makes this a great spot for a date or special occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the 8 course chefs tasting with wine pairing. The service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Wonderful experience

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Fabulous!!! Every aspect of service and food quality was appreciated. Thank you.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great place for an elegant dinner. Very top shelf. Service was delayed and staff was very apologetic. Overall a very nice meal and experience

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We have been going to the spiced pair for many years and we have the best time and our waiter, whom we have had before treats us like true gold..That just makes the experience so much better!! We will continue having our dinners there for years to come!!! We are from out of town and have been coming to newport for 15 years so special evenings out with no kids for the weekend is few and far between!! Thank you for making it a awesome dining experience through and through!

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Our first time at this restaurant. Celebrated my fiancé's 30th birthday here and couldn't be happier with our experience. Teddy was a fantastic waiter - very attentive, great care. Restaurant had excellent customer service. Wine selection is fantastic and the food was fantastic. Stunned by the gorgeous view. Will certainly be returning here when the weather is warmer!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Fabulous. We go there all the time and it NEVER disappoints. Love the people. Food the best.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Another New Year's Eve dinner (our fourth) at the Spiced Pear is marked by exceptional food and service! Chef Tom's food was artistic and flavorful, and Cole makes every dining experience special. The whole staff was accommodating, friendly and inviting. Thank you all for an incredible evening! We cannot wait to go back!!!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was amazing and the staff was excellent ... very attentive and personable!

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The Spiced Pear is a classic, elegant, and very upscale restaurant in an equally classic, elegant, and very upscale hotel in Newport, RI. The ambiance and service are impeccable. The waitstaff is extremely knowledgeable about the menu, and responds to the diners' needs before anyone has to say anything. The food, served in carefully controlled portions, is presented beautifully, and is quite good. However, one steak that was ordered medium-rare came out rather well-done. Profuse apologies were offered personally by the manager as was a corrected serving, desserts, and an adjustment to the final bill. Because the kitchen is open to the dining room, we noticed that those preparing the food were not wearing gloves; we are not sure what are the local and state regulations in that regard. Overall, it was an excellent experience.

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2.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We have been to the Spiced Pear in the past and it was very good, I don't know what happened. As before the ambiance and service was outstanding, the food, however, was not. I ordered the chef's special holiday five-course menu. This usually means the chef's best, this was not the case. One of the courses was good, three were fair at best, and one was hardly edible. I explained to our server, who was fantastic, my concerns with each course. He was very apologetic. I was not charged for the meal. My wife's meal was also less than satisfactory she also had a special three-course meal that was fair. One positive note, the wine pairing matched perfectly. To put things into perspective I've had better food at a chain restaurant on a bad day. I'd like to be optimistic and hope they get it back together because it was a wonderful place to eat. But as of late I can't recommend the Spice Pear.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Delightful dinner in a beautiful setting. Superb service !

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Traditional holiday dinner

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Amazing experience and very attentive service!

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

The duck was quite good. The monkfish was average at best. The service was acceptable. Our request that the brussel sprouts be left out and substituted with another vegetable was not carried out.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing! Get the spiced pear or French pear martini, so tasty!!

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Amazing experience!!! Absolutely exquisite! This is the BEST, and most romantic restaurant my husband and I have ever dined at! Excellent service, amazing view, over the top cuisine cooked to perfection, and memories that will last a lifetime💜

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Beautiful food & Service.
Our waiter Cole was terrific

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

We are local Newport residents and enjoy the bar at the Spiced Pear. This dining experience occurred during Restaurant Week, so we had a limited menu. The wait staff attended to our every need and assured our exceptional experience. Although the menu was limited and not too extravagant, the food was more than adequate. I only wish the SP went a step further to demonstrate its capabilities.

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2017

We have been going to the spiced pear for 4 years and it never disappoints. The staff, Cole, Maurice, John and all impeccably professional yet warm and charming. the food is so good and most locals dont realize that you can have a light dinner at the bar also or their outdoor restaurant.

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5.0Dined on November 6, 2017

Beautiful dining room...wonderful dinner!!! Our service was efficient and timely. This was an excellent choice for Restaurant Week.

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5.0Dined on November 6, 2017

It has been awhile since we last dined at The Spiced Pear, but as in the past the food, ambiance and service are outstanding. During this visit to Newport we took advantage of their restaurant week offerings and we were not disappointed.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

The Spiced Pear is one of our all-time favorite restaurants, so we can't miss coming here during Restaurant Week. We like to bring friends with us who have never been so they can enjoy this wonderful dining experience with us. The atmosphere, the service and the food are always first rate. I was so happy that we were seated next to the fireplace, as it was a bit chilly out. My friends and I thought it would be too hot, but we were very comfortable. This evening, for the first course, three of us ordered the tortellini with duck confit, which was outstanding. My dining partner ordered the cauliflower soup with cracklin's, which I tried. It was wonderful. For the main course, we all ordered the Statler Chicken. I loved this dish!! The chicken was a tiny bit dry, but I didn't mind in the least because this preparation was delicious! We especially loved the spaetzle, and bacon is always a welcome addition to any plate! For dessert, the olive oil cake was very good. We were a little disappointed that our favorite waiter had the night off, but the service is always excellent. The waitstaff is always pleasant and eager to please. We will return with more friends to enjoy this lovely restaurant.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful over all dinning experience!

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Everything the four of us had was delicious. No complaints. Cocktails pricey at $18 but not the usual selection. Noise level was high. It was the first night of restaurant week. Would return.

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