The Reef

Newport with an international twist! Situated dockside of Newport Harbor, The Reef serves international cuisine inspired by the travels of sailors.


10 Howard Wharf
Newport, RI 02840

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  • Delivery
  • Heated Outdoor Dining
  • Indoor Dining
  • Masks Required
  • Takeout

Newport with an International Twist

The Reef is a gathering spot that captures the heart of the seadog in all of us. It feels like home port in all the right ways, and acknowledges the wanderlust and adventurous spirit in every sailor's soul. Situated dockside in Newport Harbor, The Reef is a waterfront restaurant serving international cuisine inspired by the travels of sailors to ports around the world, with a drink selection to suit every taste. Our versatile harborside space is great for intimate gatherings and large celebrations alike, yet casual enough for spontaneous come-as-you-are get-togethers. Down a quick libation at the end of a perfect sail, or enjoy a meal with flavors from faraway places while listening to live music on the patio. Our accommodating staff guarantees a pleasant, memorable experience every time you visit. At the Reef, we believe every day can be a good one when you’re surrounded by the sights, sounds and flavors of the sea.

  • Waterfront Dining
  • Delivery
  • Takeout
  • Drinks
  • Private Events
  • Catering
  • Gift Cards
  • Reef Apparel

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Robert Flaxman

The Reef Newport, formerly The Pier, opened July 2019, and promises to offer a different type of experience to the Newport restaurant scene.

Robert Flaxman, the new owner, spent his whole life sailing in Newport and eating at The Pier since the 70’s. This was his family's favorite restaurant, and in their opinion, one of the best in Newport back in the day. When the opportunity to purchase The Pier was presented to him in the Spring of 2019, he jumped on it. The thought of bringing it back to its greatness was very exciting. Being part of the sailing community, with ties to Harbor Court and IRYS, he was determined to bring a twist to the typical New England restaurant and came up with the idea of New England meets international cuisine.

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