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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (35)
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Good for Anniversaries (27)
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Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2012

I enjoyed a very relaxed evening with a beautiful view. The service and food was excellent. I expected higher prices and was pleased in reviewing their menu and wine list. We would like to return and try the Chef's Tasting.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2012

Excellent! Great food,fantastic service. Even though we live across the Bay, the view was great!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 11, 2012

Excellent food, great service with a spectacular view.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on May 10, 2012

Wonderful meal, excellent wine, gracious service, beautiful view. This was the fourth time my husband and I dined at the Spiced Pear. We were celebrating our 32nd anniversary and had a very special evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2012

Best dining experience of my entire life (and I'm 40!)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2012

All I can say is WOW & THANK YO SO MUCH …
The Spiced Pear was just the most amazing place ever… from Dave our Bartender by day, waiter by night. He was very professional, personable and entertaining  My Fiancé had the Salmon & I the Filet of beef, every just melted in your mouth. As for Breakfast, Maureen took very good care of us (best eggs benedict ever), she was hysterical… The food was off the charts DELICIOUS; WE CAN’T WAIT TO GO BACK!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 4, 2012

It was ok, I dine out 7 nights a week and most of the time only go 5 star. It is over priced and just ok. The menu could use some help. I had the wine pairing menu, it was just ok. Would go back for another try have been before but not my first pick. To many other great places to pick from.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2012

The menu here is not top rate. Not many selections either. Very pricey considering the inexperienced staff working there. Food was undercooked, cold. Waiters use note pads to take orders! You would never see this at the Oak Room. Breakfast is no better... Frozen potatoes! Yuck... Move on

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on April 27, 2012

Lovely place with the best service! I would deft come back here for their seafood sampler and rolls! Hardly seeing good services in Boston restaurants nowadays, but this one I would love to be back just because they are very friendly place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2012

Wonderful food, service,everything! Perfect anniversary dinner. Would definately make a trip back to Newport just to eat hear and stay at the chandler mansion

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2012

We had an excellent meal at the Spiced Pear. The food was tasty and presentation was beautiful. Service was top-notch and professional. The location and views are spectacular. I imagine outdoor dining is available in season, however it was too early in season to be available to us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on April 13, 2012

Wow! What a night. Talk about excellence, this restaurant has it all. Delicious to the max. Attention to details, extraordinary. Pleasant, attentive, never missed a beat. Romantic setting for our 32nd wedding anniversary celebration for 2. Just delightful. Will we return? We have, on several occasions, and will continue to do so, because every wonderful visit is sheer delight. From the tempting menu, to the spectacular wine list, they just do everything right.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 11, 2012

The Spiced Pear is top notch elegance in scenic Newport RI. Right on the cliff walk,overlooking the ocean, food was delightful and our sever Teddy was so caring and sweet with a killer smile! Loved every minute of it and will be back for sure!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2012

This is a place for great food and personable service. Although this place is not cheap, you really do get your money's worth. From decor, to service, to food, out to the view, this is a wonderful place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2012

Went for Easter brunch with my husband and three sons, we are very particular about our food because my husband is an amazing cook, and we were delighted to say this dining experience exceeded expectations. Very thoughtful and creative menu, everything prepared and presented to perfection with the staff attentive and they really seemed to be enjoying their work which added to the experience. The views are stunning and the restaurant is just beautiful. Between the 5 of us we had most everything on the menu, soups, salads, lamb, pork, eggs benedict, deserts & days later we are still talking about how great everything was. This makes it to our top 3 favorite all time list. We will definitely go back,

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on April 4, 2012

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at the Spiced Pear. We were treated to one of the best meals ever. The only thing better than the view was the amazing food. The lobster and salmon were wonderful choices. Some special touches (arranged centerpiece and Happy Anniversary message on our dessert plate) enhanced an already memorable evening. My wife turned to me as we concluded dinner and simply stated, "I want to see you try and top this next year!"

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 31, 2012

Great location as it's within a reasonable distance from most B&B's in Newport. I had been waiting to dine here for years and the wait was certainly worth it! Valet parking, coat check and my husband and I were seated on time. Our server was wonderful as he made great recommendations describing each dish with enthusiasm and great detail. We had the sweetbreads (app),lobster and hare (entrees) followed by the chocolate trio and banana flambe (superb!). Each dish was delicious (even the bread!) but I need to point out that the plating was absolutely exquisite - some of the best I've ever seen. A little noiseier than expected but an overall great experience! We're definitely going back for the chef tasting!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on March 29, 2012

This restaurant came highly recommended and it was certainly very nice, but not amazing as expected. Food was good, but not spectacular.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 26, 2012

Great restaurant! went for restaurant week...overall it was great! Beautiful view and building but the portion of food was small.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 26, 2012

Very mediocre food. I think Restaurant Week is a time to impress but the salad was from a bag, fish cake was bland & served over same greens and bread pudding was dry!

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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2012

This is one of the more expensive restaurants in and around Newport, RI. Restaurant Week is a twice a year event and the fixed price menu was $30 per person. The regular menu would have cost two to three times that amount per person. Restaurant Week allows us the try places we would not normally go to.

The meal was a complete disappointment. From the salad, to both main courses, to the desserts, the food can best be described as ordinary. We had expected much more. There are so many other truly fine restaurants in Newport, Mama Luisa's and Bouchard's are two that come to mind. The food at these two is consistently excellent, and the cost is less.

If the purpose of Restaurant Week is to get diners to visit who would not normally eat th

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 (New England)·Dined on March 24, 2012

My wife and I went for Newport restaurant week so we could get a taste of what it was like to dine in such a high class establishment where Jackets are prefered. The only table available was a 930 at night reservation which we used open table to get. I don't think you could have gotten a seat without a reservation. We showed up at 9 and valeted my beater truck as a couple in an evening gown and suit were leaving into a bentley. We had to ask the valet if they would let us in after we saw that couple and he assured us we looked dapper enough. Very nice bar to get some really good drinks while waiting and we were seated at 927. EVERYTHING was amazing and well worth it. I would have licked the plate if it wouldn't have gotten us kicked out!

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 (New England)·Dined on March 24, 2012

Favorite restaurant in Newport. Innovative menu, expertly prepared and presented by an attentive (but not overly so) wait staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 23, 2012

We had the restaurant week dinner menu. Very good value with good sized portions. The service was slow though.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 23, 2012

Right on the water so the grounds are beautiful.. Pricey but delicious and good quality food so it's worth it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2012

The food was outstanding and the view breathtaking. A new favorite.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2012

The ambiance, food, and service were all outstanding. Sitting in front of the fire place with someone special and to receive exemplar service was a night to remember. Our waiter Cole was top notch!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on March 3, 2012

We had the 6 course tasting menu which was well balanced with seafood, meat, and vegetables. The restaurant was very gracious to substitute items even on the tasting menu. The rabbit course was outstanding. Chef and everyone did and excellent job!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2012

I've traveled quite extensively. The Spiced Pear and The Chanler were an outstanding experience that both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed. We have told many friends about our time and look forward to returning in the future.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 17, 2012

We had a misunderstanding about the size of the party (ultimately 8), which they didn't manage very adeptly, leaving us a table too large to converse over. But the main problem was our waiter who was slow and inattentive. I had 2 1/2 hours to bring a group of high school boys back to school-- and yet I actually had to run them back to school and then come back for the check. On the positive side, the rest of the wait staff looked more experienced and professional, and the restaurant removed the 20% service charge from my bill without my asking them to do it. There was a lively band and large crowd (for the space) in the bar, and the boys enjoyed that. The food was very good and the atmosphere wonderful.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 17, 2012

Food and service were excellent. Noise was on the high side, due to the proximity of the bar area. Having to enter and exit the restaurant through the bar area is a negative. It would be better if the restaurant had its own entrance.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2012

Second time for us and the waiter was great, appitizers were wonderful but entree left quite a bit to be desireed. The Skate was dry and without any flavor.
We are done, great location, beautiful vies in the summer but not worth the time or money

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2012

A nice but over-priced Valentine's dinner. Our dinner at the Spiced Pear was pleasent but expensive. The food was above average, but not overly memorable, and not a great value based on either creativity or portion size, which was on the small side. The waitstaff was very good and attentive. While I'm sure the view during the summer justifies some of the price-point, it is non-existent during the heart of winter. Overall, I would return to the Spiced Pear for a sunset cocktail, but I have found other restaurants in Newport that are better condenders when it comes to a $$$$ dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2012

Our server was prompt and helpful. The lobster bisque had several chunks of lobster meat and was a large portion for nine dollars, the Winter Garden Salad a bit skimpy for fifteen, but delicious.The lamb duet was cooked to perfection with especially tender and flavorful lamb. The dessert soufflé was airy and sweet, enough for two people. The wine list was excellent, a Wine Spectator award for 2011, but with many reasonably priced wines as well. The staff was good-natured and cheerful. We plan to return.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2012

All aspects of our visit exceeded our expectations. The food, service, drinks, and ambiance were beautifully integrated providing an outstanding dining experience. We'll definitly recommend The Spiced Pear to all our friends!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2011

Excellent 5 course New Years Eve meal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2011

Delicious food and service was great. I'd like to go back in the summer to enjoy the beautiful view.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2011

Excellent in every aspect. One of the best restaurants we have been to. Will definitely be back on our next trip to Newport.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2011

We went for Christmas lunch and were met by cheerful and extremely friendly staff who could not have been more helpful, a seemingly different experience from that of other reviewers. Our server was charming and knowledgable. The ambiance was perfect - quiet, cozy and sophisticated. The whole scene was relaxed, our table overlooked a gorgeous wintery sea and the food was surprising. We expected less food for twice the price, which is our experience in NYC. What we got was generous proportions of delicious food beautifully presented. It honestly was the best Christmas dinner experience we've ever had. We will surely return on our next trip to Newport.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2011

Wonderful place to celebrate a special anniversary. The amenities -- service, ambience -- were perfectly done, but they keep their eye on the ball: amazing cuisine!

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