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The Spiced Pear

979 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Romantic (18)
  • Scenic View (16)
  • Good for Anniversaries (14)
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Continental, Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American
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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.

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Phone number
(401) 847-2244
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Matt Voskuil
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Cross street
Cliff Avenue
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking for hotel and restaurant guests
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Special events & promotions
Spiced Pear Tasting Series, Romance Dinner Packages, Chef's Table, Private Dinners
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 979 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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

Stuart (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful experience

vipMiami (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

vipJaybaveeza (New York Area)
4.0  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

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  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!

vipKatrina (San Diego)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Fabulous. We go there all the time and it NEVER disappoints. Love the people. Food the best.

Taubs3 (New England)
5.0  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!!!

JMDU (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

vipChemprof (New England)
4.0  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.

TonyD (New England)
2.0  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.

vipMarci (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Delightful dinner in a beautiful setting. Superb service !

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Traditional holiday dinner

Disappointed (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Amazing experience and very attentive service!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

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

Edmoran (New England)
5.0  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💜

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Beautiful food & Service.
Our waiter Cole was terrific

vipSouthernCharmer (New York Area)
5.0  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.