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About The Spiced Pear

Welcome to The Spiced Pear Restaurant offering the very best in Newport fine dining. We use only the freshest seasonal ingredients from New England and abroad. Enjoy fine dining in a beautiful 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 endless cliff-side Atlantic views, romantic atmosphere and the highest quality service. The spiced pear dinner menu is served in our main dining room only.

117 Memorial Boulevard
Newport, RI 02840
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Continental, Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American

Hours of Operation:
The Spiced Pear opens daily for dinner from 5:30pm - 9:30pm.
Dinner reservations are recommended.

Lunch is served in our Veranda sun-room daily from 12pm to 3pm.

Cross Street:
Cliff Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 847-2244

Website:
http://www.thechanler.com/spiced-pear-homepage

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking for hotel and restaurant guests

Executive Chef:
Thomas Duffy

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Spiced Pear Tasting Series, Romance Dinner Packages, Chef's Table, Private Dinners

The Spiced Pear Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (34)
Scenic View (33)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
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Special Occasion (25)
Good for a Date (23)
Waterfront (21)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Cozy (8)
Authentic (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Business Meals (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Fun (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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·Dined on November 11, 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💜

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Beautiful food & Service.
Our waiter Cole was terrific

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful over all dinning experience!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Impeccable service with a Spectacular view!
We had an amazing dining experience!

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We’d read that the Spiced Pear was the most romantic restaurant in RI. We knew the location, at the beginning of the Cliff Walk The restaurant overlooks 2nd Beach in Newport. We went on the night of a full moon. Still a fantastic view, and the food was wonderful. Portions are not large, but very satisfying.

Tags: Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Business Meals, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Superb dining experience. Cole, our server was very attentive and provided great service. Food was delicious and lovely ambiance. Will return .

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great chef’s tasting menu; very creative.
Presentation was great; flavours were notable; lobster was a bit soft — we were told “that is how the chef prepares it”.
(Gosh, we just like our lobster fully cooked.)
The lamb was marvellous.
Waiters were attentive & staff was personable. The setting, decor: fantastic!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Spiced Pear is in a beautiful setting at the end of the Cliff Walk. It is worth a trip for the scenery and the architectural treasure. The Spiced Pear martini is a must, but the food did not measure up to my expectations for the price. The selections left something to be desired, and the preparation was not that outstanding or imaginative. They use a lot of beans which I consider to be a cheap filler. If you don't love beans, your selections will be even more limited. If I return, it will be for drinks and a souffle. Note: we would have ordered the souffle, but the waiter did not mention it until the end of the meal - and prep time is 20 minutes. It should be ordered with dinner. Given the choice between Bouchard and Spiced Pear in Newport, I would definitely opt for Bouchard.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great location, service, food, environment. The food was outstanding. I was supposed to propose here but wound up proposing earlier in the day because the evening weather forecast was terrible. If only the weather was nice, this would have been perfect because the outside of the restaurant is beautiful and the window view we had inside during dinner was amazing. The servers were engaging and the service was timed perfectly. I'd def recommend it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonderful place enjoyed ourselves got engaged at the spiced pear 10 years ago and it was amazing to go back

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

First time at this restaurant, I will give you the pros first and then the cons . It overlooks the ocean , and it is located at the beginning of the cliff walks in Newport so location is amazing. Great views. The food is excellent, and the presentation of the food was great. This next part can be a pro or con depending but the kitchen is wide open and butts up to part of the dining area so you can watch the chef prepare your food depending on where you are sitting. It is interesting and if you've ever watched Master Chef or any of those shows it's interesting to see it in real life. But it's also somewhat distracting, and a little noisy at times. We were there the very end of September and outside was a very nice fire pit with chairs where you can sit and have a cocktail. The cons are, it takes a very long time in between courses. Even taking into account that this is a high-class restaurant that prides itself on its presentation of food it was still wait too long between courses. Our waiter while very personable and professional was not that attentive, did not offer us a drink when we first sat down, and I had to ask him for a second drink which took a long time to get. And lastly it is expensive but you know that going in and it is worth it. Overall it was a very nice place, historic, scenic, and classy and I would definitely recommend it

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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vip
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had the chef's wine tasting menu. The maine lobster entree was delicious. We also really loved the souffle for dessert. The service was great and they were very accommodating in terms of switching out dishes that had ingredients we didn't like. The wine selection was also great and complemented each dish.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

We never miss the opportunity to eat at the Spiced Pear when we visit Newport. The food, service and atmosphere are superb. Happy to have had another refined meal in this elegant waterfront setting...Kudos to the staff!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The food and service were excellent. Our server Fabio was very attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I was really disappointed in the ambiance of this restaurant. There is such a wonderful view of the water from the dining room; however, we were seated with our backs to the window. When we arrived there was more than an hour of daylight left in the day--so the view could have been very lovely. I went there knowing it was overpriced, but there was nothing served at the table that was outstanding. What a shame!

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Really enjoyed the spiced pear. it was amazing beautiful setting , great staff and the food was amazing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

we had the 5 course meal which was awesome...the food was Delicious..little bit of everything..thought I would I was going to be so full but the timing was perfect on each course ..excellent view of the ocean...nice and quiet.. not to many restaurants left for quiet conversation... perfect

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Healthy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The ambience was elegant, the service was attentive yet leisurely, and the food was thoughtfully selected and professionally prepared.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

A little pricey, but staff was very friendly and helpful and the food was excellent. Overlooking the beach at sunset provided great backdrop during dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

The food and staff were wonderful. We had Fabio as our waiter and he was very nice to talk to. Our food was excellent( we had butter roasted lobster) and the view was incredible. We were celebrating our anniversary and we would recommend the spiced pear to our family and friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We visit The Spiced Pear every year for our anniversary. There is fine food, great view, and wonderful service.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had the most delightful celebration dinner watching the waves roll in and the beautiful sky at sunset. Ambience was elegant. Dinner was simply the best.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Always have a great experience at Spiced Pear! This visit was no different. Joseph and Teddy were great at the bar during Maurice's day off. Andrew was an excellent server, and the food was excellent! Can't wait for the off season so reservations won't be so difficult to come by.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Pretty place on the water old mansion food great

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Wonderful food and superb service, a truly special evening.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere, lovely service and great food! HIGHLY recommend!!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Excellent service. Great food, prepared properly. Worth every dime.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2017

It was really elegant, the service was impeccable and the whole experience was great. Definitely would go back again!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Excellent food and service. Views are great. Highly recommend.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

My girlfriend and I went to the Spiced Pear to celebrate my girlfriends birthday. I expected a great experience and in fact it was even better than that. She has been beaming and bragging since we were there. Amazing place for a romantic night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent service, Food very well executed although a couple of tiny misses on composition.. butter lobster and lamb loin. Perfect! Wine selection very good and accommodating staff allowed us to taste a few before committing. A lovely evening.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Wonderful restaurant with a great view. Strongly recommend

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Elegance and Excellence! My wife and I were guests of the hotel and decided to try their signature restaurant. The setting is upscale with a stunning view of the ocean but we have found on so many occasions that the food never lives up to the surroundings and that restaurants trade on that scenic view with sub par offerings. Well not the Spiced Pear! Everything we had from the amuse bouche through to the appetizers and entree's was first rate. Service was fluid, polite and gracious with zero pretentiousness. Presentation of the food was beautifully and artfully executed. We hope to revisit in the future. A glowing recommendation for a job well done at the Spiced Pear!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The Spiced Pear is one of our favorite restaurants anywhere. We found it when we were in Newport two years ago. This time we were very happy not only to return, but to share it with some friends.
The restaurant is exequisite, but not stuffy, with beautiful views of the water. Every dish we ordered was superb. And our server, Cole, who we had last time, is a pleasure.
I'm almost reluctant to post this review because I don't want to make it more difficult to get a reservation when we go back to Newport.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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