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.
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.
We thoroughly enjoyed the 8 course chefs tasting with wine pairing. The service was excellent.
Fabulous!!! Every aspect of service and food quality was appreciated. Thank you.
Great place for an elegant dinner. Very top shelf. Service was delayed and staff was very apologetic. Overall a very nice meal and experience
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!
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!
Fabulous. We go there all the time and it NEVER disappoints. Love the people. Food the best.
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!!!
The food was amazing and the staff was excellent ... very attentive and personable!
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.
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.
Delightful dinner in a beautiful setting. Superb service !
Traditional holiday dinner
Amazing experience and very attentive service!
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.
Amazing! Get the spiced pear or French pear martini, so tasty!!
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💜
Beautiful food & Service.
Our waiter Cole was terrific
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.
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.
Beautiful dining room...wonderful dinner!!! Our service was efficient and timely. This was an excellent choice for Restaurant Week.
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.
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.
Wonderful over all dinning experience!
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.
Impeccable service with a Spectacular view!
We had an amazing dining experience!
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.
Superb dining experience. Cole, our server was very attentive and provided great service. Food was delicious and lovely ambiance. Will return .