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About The Spiced Pear

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.

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 5:00pm - 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.

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:
Matt Voskuil

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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.8

ambience

4.9

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (19)
Scenic View (17)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
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Special Occasion (13)
Waterfront (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for a Date (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Cozy (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Business Meals (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Authentic (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Didn't realize how pretentious it would be.
The meal was decent, prices were high
I asked for a seat with a view for my reservation and we were put in a place with almost no view of the ocean.
Probably wouldn't waste my time or money to return.

Tags: Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

My husband and I ate here as our one special dinner during our vacation. We were seated at a table with a beautiful view of the Chandler grounds and water. I cannot say enough about George our waiter. He was very attentive but not overly so. The food was excellent. We both enjoyed the gulf shrimp and diver scallops. There was a very nice wine list to choose from. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great food, excellent service and fantastic views - we really enjoyed everything

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 1, 2017

We live in Newport and thought we should check out the Spiced Pear. We chose a Thursday night to avoid the crowds. That was not a problem as the restaurant was pretty empty. We were given a choice of tables and seated right away. Then we sat for quite a while before our waiter showed up with menus. He came back and asked for our orders without ever asking about drinks. Tuna carpaccio was good. My wife had the duck and had to send it back because it was so rare she could not cut it. I had the scallops and shrimp - good but nothing special.

Service was inattentive. No offer of drinks. When the duck came back my wife had no utensils to eat it.

View was nice but we drive by first beach and walk the cliff walk all the time, so for us not special.

Prices were a little high but not crazy.

Don't think we'll be going back, too many other choices in Newport.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Impeccable service in a romantic setting. High quality, high end ingredients prepared and presented flawlessly. From the unique and delicious handcrafted cocktails, to the house-made truffles for dessert, the entire meal was both satisfying and memorable without being pretentious or fussy. The epitome of fine dining in Newport. Do not miss an opportunity to dine here.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Excellent location with breathtaking views right along Cliff Walk. Unusual items (rabbit and bison our table had ordered) on the menu that you wouldn't necessarily find at an everyday restaurant. The restaurant has an open kitchen (made it exciting to watch). Wait staff was very friendly and on point. There is parking but we had taken an Uber so we could enjoy the wine list! We will definitely be back as it's worth the money and one of the nicest restaurants in Newport.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2017

My issue may be explained by disappointed high expectations.
The physical location at Chandlers is very nice indeed.
The service was good.
The problem is that our dishes (the duck and the shrimp/scallops) were, at best, just so, so.
Dessert, a much anticipated orange soufflé , was a disappointment.
Not so pretty good.

Tags: Scenic View, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on May 17, 2017

This was absolutely over top for dining and service. Pricey but you definately get what you pay for. We will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Wonderful experience. Amazing food, amazing service. Highly recommend!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 10, 2017

There was not one thing that didn't go well. Thank you so much for making our anniversary dinner wonderful!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Always the best when we go. The experience starts wne you drop off the car with the valet.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Great special occasion spot Food and Service is first class Our only regret is seating near the bar is very noisy. IF you want a quiet romantic dinner sit in the front room.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Lovely location watching the big waves roll in. Great food lovely presentation, on the list for a return visit.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The entire service team was outstanding. The food was the best we've had in Newport. It was a perfect setting for a birthday celebration.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

I am usually not critical. However I must say my date and I were disappointed. We live in Newport but travel extensively and have dined in some very nice restaurants. You have a similar price range as some of our favorites so we had hoped for a similar experience from The Spiced Pear. Some of our favorites restaurants include: Acquello in San Fran, White Barn Inn, Kinnebunkport. Please take this as helpful, constructive criticism. To start, we had a pear martini. It was very sweet, seemed to have very little vodka. I asked waiter to please add a little more vodka. He returned with a drink that tasted like sour lemon. So I asked if he added lemon juice instead of vodka. His reply, "I may have added lemon juice to break the sweet taste." It did not seem to have any more vodka. So I dropped it andcthe esiter did not offer to readjust. We ordered a shrimp & scallop dish and the lobster dish as our entree. The scallops were perfect! The lobster was good. The lobster was described as having an interesting artichoke side. It ended up being a dime-sized piece of artichoke. We also found the pecan, cranberry bread to be cold & hard. We had a beet salad and potato leek soup as appetizers. The beet "salad" was delicious but did not have any greens other than small garnish. We were surprised by that. The soup was very good. Finally...our table was at the very end of the dining room, closest to windows. We thought it was odd that seats we arranged so that one of us looked out to the beach, while the other faced other diners in restaurant. We rearranged our seats ourselves and so we both had a spectacular view of the sunset. As a life-long Newporter I wish you much success. A few minor changes could make all the difference. Please consider this review from that perspective.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Incredible experience all around! The wine pairings were spot on!

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 19, 2017

The Spiced Pear is always amazing and worth every cent! They take hospitality and service to a level rarely found today.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Very attentive service. Accommodated our vegetarian requests.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The restaurant and location is amazing. The service was excellent. The food was honestly not good. I won't go on but this needs to be looked into. I would love to go back but not until I feel it's worth going back.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 9, 2017

No se como describir lo magnifico de este restaurante, todo era de otro mundo, para mi, uno de los mejores restaurantes del mundo

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

The food and the service was exceptional. The hostels are very adtented and helpful and give very opinion on food choices. ..

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Went to the Spiced Pear for my wife's birthday. We were so excited to try the chefs tasting menu but unfortunately it was restaurant week and it was unavailable. I opted for the veal and my wife had the lobster. The veal was underwhelming and certainly not worth the 49 dollars paid. My wife had the lobster and it was delicious. Overall, I had a forgettable meal in an unforgettable setting.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Went during Restaurant Week with my wife and had an excellent meal. The setting is lovely and the service is excellent. Highly recommended.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Food was fabulous. Service was great too. The only down side was it is quite expensive, even with the restaurant week deal. Wine is pricey. It was a great dinner for a special occasion.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Dined here during restaurant week. Nice bar and beautiful old dining room with the twist of an open kitchen. Super professional service without any stuffiness . Valet parking on a rainy night was especially welcome. Would love to return on a warm sunny day and enjoy the outdoor dining area.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on April 4, 2017

I highly recommend the Spiced Pear. The food and service were excellent. It was a stormy night and the surf was up so the view was spectacular. I recommend it not only for dinner but also for a drink at the bar and to enjoy the view.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2017

It's my special special place.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Second time and it was even better than the first time there

Outstanding food and service!

Will be back

Thank you from Demar NY

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Wonderful service and attentive staff made for a great anniversary dinner
Tasting menu was a real treat

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on March 30, 2017

The Spiced Pear is hit or miss. The location cannot be beat, the service is good and there's a nice wine selection.

The variable is the cuisine. When it's a hit, the food is great, even amazing. When it's a miss, it's average. Nicely cooked and beautifully presented, but you don't go home saying "Wow". Sadly this most recent meal was average.

We do like eating here but we now always tell our guests that it's hit or miss.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 29, 2017

We always come for Restaurant Week because we love coming here - the food, the service, the atmosphere and the view are second to none. This time, I had the vegetable salad and the scallops, which I enjoyed very much. The scallops were cooked perfectly, and I liked them paired with the polenta. For dessert I had the verrine, which is a layered dessert served in a glass. It was very good, not too sweet. My dining companion had the oysters, which were kind of smallish but tasty. He had the statler chicken as a main course, which I tried, and it was delicious! Chicken was very moist, and the skin was nice and crispy. As always, our favorite waiter, Cole, was very attentive and charming. We keep coming back because it is very romantic and always a treat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Pricey but excellent cuisine, service and ambiance. Wonderful setting in a historic mansion on Newport's famous cliff walk.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Ambiance and Service is impeccable. Your wait staff from top to bottom was as good as I have ever experienced. That being said the food is another story. While I understand the quest to be extraordinary and over the top at such a fabulous location, if your going to charge the prices you do you have to be basically flawless and this certainly was not the case. The amount of food could've been a little more and not as quite overstated. My veal was totally undercooked and had to be returned to the kitchen upsetting the time of eating and leaving my date to dine alone. After the meal was returned it was still not cooked right an certainly did not taste the same. It kind of took the edge off of what was to be a magical evening. Our head waiter, Paul, who was as good as they come, was very apologetic and insisted on removing the cost of the meal from the bill. That being said and not being a Five Star chef myself I might suggest that while you have one of the most beautiful settings for a restaurant in all of Newport you try
being not so over the top on your presentations and a little more on substance.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Highly recommend this beautiful restaurant! The service was outstanding and the food was excellent. The ambience and overall dining experience was spectacular!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Food was pretty boring and unimpressive but the service was outstanding.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Amazing food and service.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Granted we went there in the midst of Newport's long winter offseason, but a great restaurant earns its mettle all year long and if you're spending $400 on a meal with wine for two, it ought to be great. The ambiance was quiet, formal and nice enough -- the service a little over-attentive. The dishes were nicely presented and the food was good, not great -- yet with a sticker price of great. I'd give it a 6 or 7, on a scale of 1 to 10. It's not fine dining. It's solid bistro fare at a fine-dining price.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 15, 2017

The service is excellent and the wine list extensive. Maurice the bartender is great!! A good choice for a beautiful dinner.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Like always... perfect.
Valentine's day just got a different meanning after dinner over there. Great atmosphere, impecable service, not this world food.
Perfect night out with my valentine.
5 stars easy

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Dined there for Valentine's Day. Food and service were fantastic, start to finish. For us it would be a special occasion place due to the prices. We will return.

Tags: People Watching, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Scenic View
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