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Safari Room

65 Ridge Rd, Newport, RI 02840-3717
+1 401-849-4873
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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65 Ridge Rd, Newport, RI 02840-3717
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were lucky enough to pick up an early table on Saturday night during Newport Restaurant Week as the rest of the night was sold out in the Safari Room at Ocean Cliff. Being the epicenter of weddings in Newport, the place was humming with...More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed both lunch and dinner one day and was impressed with the creative touches that made each dish special. Soup was excellent, sandwich (Reuben) high quality, entrees tasty, well-presented and filling, and desserts all plate-scraping good! We will return!

Thank John L
Reviewed 16 January 2018

The location of the Safari Room is great! Located away from downtown means there is ample free parking. The view is lovely, over looking Naragansett Bay, we watched a beautiful sunset! The food was, honestly, a little above average. We started with a cheeseboard that...More

Thank Jackie P
Kristen W, Manager at Safari Room, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Hi Jackie P, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. However, we think you may have mistaken us with another restaurant because we do not have lobster on our current menu. Otherwise, everything else sounds about right! Again, we appreciate the...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018

food was really meh... the eggs benedict had no "visible" hollandaise at all. it was like they were serving "broken" Hollandaise. not even close to being forgivable... tells all...

Thank nycnyc12
Reviewed 2 January 2018

If you would like to step into a a friendly, classy restaurant, with a a great wine and cocktail list, delicious small-plate appetizers and meals, all in a beautiful rustic setting with an amazing view......look no further than the Safari Room. We live in Oregon...More

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We dined at the Ocean Cliff Safari Room during restaurant week. Instead of seating us in their regular dining room (which was closed), they sat us outside in their huge porch which is heated by propane tanks and plastic curtains are used to keep out...More

Thank anniekf
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We had a family wedding reception here, and the food was top notch! The staff was fast and friendly! Couldn't have asked for a better place for such an event! The views are one of the best in the area. Great job! Highly recommend!!

Thank Mike_On_A_Bike_13140
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Food was good, but our waiter and bartender was great. Went for the sunset and had a drink and dinner. Loved it! Perfect for a laid back night watching the boats.

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 October 2017

love the location and usually the food, HOWEVER, the calmari though looking nice on the plate, left a lot to be desired in taste. why would i go here to only get frozen, heavily breaded and then overcooked due to being frozen seafood. You should...More

Thank n0tac0p
Reviewed 4 October 2017

What a great place to eat outside looking over the water. Very romantic setting. We took ocean drive to get there. It is about 20 to 30 minutes from town depending on traffic. Ocean drive is beautiful by the way.

Thank Wil012014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$42
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 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
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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