Newport, RI- Restaurants???

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Nov 9th, 2006, 11:19 AM
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Newport, RI- Restaurants???

I am deciding between the Canfield House or the Spiced Pear for a romantic dining experience on New Year's eve in NewPort, Rhode island- Any comments on either one? thanks.
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Nov 9th, 2006, 12:03 PM
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Spiced Pear....not even close.
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Nov 9th, 2006, 04:32 PM
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Spiced Pear is much better.
Also Castle Hill Inn
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Nov 16th, 2006, 12:42 PM
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Castle Hill Inn. If you stay thru midnight you can catch the fireworks from their lawn.
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Nov 16th, 2006, 01:23 PM
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In case you're not thoroughly convinced: Spiced Pear,first choice. Castle Hill, second choice. Both have spectacular views, both offer fantastic dining experiences but in my opinion, however, Spiced Pear is a bit more au courant.

My husband and I stopped into the Canfield House, as we've heard that in it's heyday (15 years ago?) it was quite a place....today think: bloated, aged, and very outdated-preppy. Dated decor. Boring, uninspired menu.
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Nov 18th, 2006, 08:39 AM
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Foods a bit more interesting and more costly at the Spiced pear but the fireworks at Castle Hill will be outstanding - I know you didn't ask.
The Black pearl would also offer an exc. meal and put you in a nice walk around area around the harbor.

I agree with others in that the Canfield house can be a bit stodgy. Great chartobrau (destroyed spelling - sorry)is excellent, though.
Enjoy!
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