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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.8

ambience

4.9

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (18)
Scenic View (16)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
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Quiet Conversation (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Waterfront (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Cozy (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Tasting Menu (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)
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Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful experience

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined 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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined 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!!!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Delightful dinner in a beautiful setting. Superb service !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Traditional holiday dinner

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Amazing experience and very attentive service!

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 (New England)·Dined 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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

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 (New England)·Dined 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💜

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful over all dinning experience!

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 (New England)·Dined 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.

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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vip
 (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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 (New England)·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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 (New York Area)·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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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 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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 (New England)·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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