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Safari Room at OceanCliff

65 Ridge Rd, Newport, RI 02840-3717
+1 401-849-4873
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“cheese board” (5 reviews)
“lobster” (11 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
Closed
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
65 Ridge Rd, Newport, RI 02840-3717
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Getting recommendations from others is always risky. Evaluating a restaurant is personal and relative. (That’s why I love blogging. I can provide an explanation of my experience!) But when our Newport, RI, AirBnB hostess recommended The Safari Room Restaurant, I was cautiously optimistic. Let me...More

1  Thank Crystal R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view of the water and the sunset. Looked like a fake back drop. Did get a few mosquito bites. Service was excellent. My swordfish was a bit dry but the sauce from my husband's seafood scampi was delicious.

Thank Dorothy M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The view is amazing! The food is amazing ! Relax, breathe, soak in the sun like a local. This is a great restaurant with laid back attentive staff. The lobster was fresh and the wine cold. Looking out at the water brings a relaxing calm....More

Thank Viola L
Kristen W, Manager at Safari Room at OceanCliff, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Viola L, thanks so much for dining with us at the Safari Room and taking the time to leave us such a fabulous review! It sounds like you had an amazing time which we always love to hear. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Treat yourself to Sunday Jazz Brunch at this fantastic venue overlooking Narragansett Bay. Sitting inside or out the breathing views and neat music will put you in a great mood! The lobster and clam rolls were delicious, there is also a nice brunch menu. A...More

Thank Vivian N
Kristen W, Manager at Safari Room at OceanCliff, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Dear Vivian N, thanks so much for dining with us and taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! It sounds like you had an amazing time which we always love to hear. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 12 July 2018

we happened on OceanCliff as we were exploring Newport. Drove by, turned around and hoped for a beautiful late lunch spot. A terrace looking over a gorgeous view with chairs on a lawn. Food was good, service was good. A respite from looking for a...More

Thank abigailo505
Kristen W, Manager at Safari Room at OceanCliff, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Dear abigailo505, thank you for dining with us at the Safari Room Restaurant and taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your lunch. Thanks again and we hope to see you again in...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Worth the drive out of town for the spectacular sunset views at dinner time. Service, drinks, and food were great. We really enjoyed it.More

Thank RaisingTravelers
Kristen W, Manager at Safari Room at OceanCliff, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Dear T0ughbutfair, thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! It sounds like you had an amazing time which we always love to hear. Thanks again and we hope to see you again in the...More

Reviewed 26 June 2018

We arrived on a windy day with a bit of rain so the plastic curtains were drawn but we could still see the lovely coast and environment. The food was fabulous, made fresh to order with great care. The photos I posted are after we...More

Thank Donna W
Kristen W, Manager at Safari Room at OceanCliff, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Dear Donna W, thank you so much for dining with us at the Safari Room and taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal. Thanks again and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 26 June 2018

Stopped here while driving north along Ocean Drive to enjoy the view. Just north of Brenton Point State Park, we stopped at Ocean Cliff for drinks. We had drinks accompanied by the most awesome cheese board on the deck overlooking Narragansett Bay. Since we sat...More

Thank Dianne B
Kristen W, Manager at Safari Room at OceanCliff, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Dear Dianne B, thank you so much for dining with us at OceanCliff and taking the time to leave us such a fabulous review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our cheese board, it is one of our favorites as well! We...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant while on vacation in Newport with my wife’s sister and brother-in-law. We had wonderful service from Anna our server, and a trainee. Two had the seafood scampi, one the cod and another the sword fish entrée. All agreed they were universally...More

Thank mweidel
Kristen W, Manager at Safari Room at OceanCliff, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Dear mweidel, thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that everyone really enjoyed their meal. We hope to see you again in the near future so...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018

On a beautiful, sunny day, we dined at Safari Room. Wait staff is very friendly. Sadly, they were out of a few items that we ordered. The heirloom tomato and burato caprese was great. Fried calamari quite good, but too many tomatoes and peppers made...More

Thank Nancy S
Kristen W, Manager at Safari Room at OceanCliff, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Dear Nancy S, thank you so much for dining with us and for sharing your feedback. We are sorry to hear that we were out of some of our menu items when you visited. Having said that, it sounds like you still had a great...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$42
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Ridge Rd, Newport, RI 02840-3717
    (Harrison Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Seasonal
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-849-4873
  • E-mail
Description
The Safari Room Restaurant and Bar at OceanCliff is known for providing extraordinary culinary experiences both indoors and out. Our experienced team of culinary professionals provides the ultimate dining experience, utilizing only the finest ingredients, including a selection of fresh, local seafood, prime aged beef, and exotic house specialties, all while offering p The Safari Patio is open seasonally from May through October, providing you with an open-air dining experience with exceptional service. Enjoy fresh local seafood and a variety of hand crafted entrees while dining among sunsets, starlight and the UN-paralleled views of the bay. Our culinary team utilizes only the finest ingredients to make each dish distinct, creating a unique sense of culture and place in every bite. Relax with a sunset cocktail, and redefine romance while telling us of your travels. The Indoor Safari Dining Room is open for weekend dining October through May, and open year round for special events.
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