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The Vanderbilt Grille

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41 Mary St, Newport, RI 02840-3027 (Clarke Street & Thame Street)
+1 401-846-6200
07:30 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 11:00
Wed - Fri 18:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 21:30
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Newport, Rhode Island
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here for restaurant week and was very disappointed. They don't even serve real butter. I think they use margarine. I feel as though there was sand in my chicken with spinach and the gram cracker dessert was stale. looking for a new place to have lunch

Thank s7nagy7
Alex P, Manager at The Vanderbilt Grille, responded to this review

Dear s7nagy7, I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience dining with us for Lunch during Newport Restaurant Week. It's always disappointing to hear feedback that is less than stellar. It does offer us valuable input as to what our guests' are looking for. In regards to the butter, we do use local... More 

Acton, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We menu was prix fix, for, $65pp for starter, entree and dessert. The crab and lobster bisque was one of the best seafood bisques we've ever had. The crab and lobster fritter appetizer was also delicious. We shared a the seared tuna (rare) and pan roasted Atlantic salmon in a plum jus. The salmon was very tasty. The tuna was... More 

Thank Sam P
Alex P, Manager at The Vanderbilt Grille, responded to this review

Dear Sam P, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. I am pleased that both you and your guest enjoyed the appetizers. We do frequently receive praise for both of the dishes you mentioned. In regards to the dessert selections, the Pastry Chef and I have reviewed our current offerings and have made note... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We enjoyed the restaurant during a September 2016 trip for our Cape Cod wedding and, later, for lunch during a day trip to Newport. The breakfast menu was the traditional fare -- eggs benedict, rashers of bacon and so on -- but perfectly prepared. The only reason I don't give it five stars is the coffee -- just too weak... More 

Thank jimhopkins
Alex P, Manager at The Vanderbilt Grille, responded to this review

Dear jimhopkins, I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We do spend a great deal of time training our team to ensure every guest leaves satisfied. It is heartwarming to hear that you last visit was nothing short of wonderful. We hope to see you again in the warmer months!... More 

Lavallette, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The New Years Eve menu was available on line but did not have prices. When we were given the menus, after a 45 minute wait, no prices were printed on the menu. We asked the waitress about it, and was apprised that it was pre-fix at $185 per person! We were extremely surprised but decided to have dinner anyway. When... More 

Thank marge719
Alex P, Manager at The Vanderbilt Grille, responded to this review

Dear marge719, I would like to extend my apologies for your recent experience dining with us on New Year's Eve. Although guest feedback is critical to our roles here at the hotel, it does sadden me that your experience was anything less than stellar. The menus themselves were printed without prices but was made available on our website. I do... More 

1 review
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Based on the reviews, we were waiting so much from this place, especially on a Christmas Eve night. For starters the crab and lobster fritters were overcooked and dry. Then what was sold as a risotto appeared to be a pile of uncooked rice with some peas in it, my lobster was burnt. The medium rare rib eye was well... More 

Thank Inès B
Alex P, Manager at The Vanderbilt Grille, responded to this review

Dear Ines B, I hope you have had a pleasant holiday with friends and family. I would like to begin by expressing my apologies for our lack luster performance. In regards to the food, the Chef and I have gone over the dishes that were unsatisfactory, to ensure quality preparation. We certainly never intend for our guests to leave dissatisfied.... More 

Suburb of Boston
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The venue was beautiful. Although we were a large party, there were no other guests so it seemed like we had the entire room to ourselves. The food was delicious but I'm giving 4 stars and not five for two reasons: a few of the guests ordered an entrée which was supposed to be on brioche but it was on... More 

Thank MotherofTwoandDog
Alex P, Manager at The Vanderbilt Grille, responded to this review

Greetings MotherofTwoandDog, I hope you are having a wonderful 2017. Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent dining experience with us. We do appreciate your kind words in regards to our food and service. I do apologize for the mistake our culinary team had made in regards to the bread for the sandwiches. I would also like to... More 

Manchester, NH, USA
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We started out in the bar - actually were the only ones there when we arrived - and were delighted with a very competent and friendly bartender. Her signature cocktails started our evening off just right. When time came for our dinner, one of the waiters from the dining room came into the bar and escorted us to our table.... More 

Thank DMCManchester
Alex P, Manager at The Vanderbilt Grille, responded to this review

Dear DMCManchester, a very Happy New Year to you! We thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us in December. The entire service team and myself are pleased that you so enjoyed the evening in front of the fire. We hope to see you again! Regards, Alex Pendergrass Restaurant Manager The Vanderbilt Grace Hotel More 

South Windsor, Ct
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We have been going to Newport for years and just discovered the Newport Grille, as it had an offering for Restaurant Week. If you are looking for great friendly attentive service, nice atmosphere and delicious food this is the place. The steak sandwich was so tender and full of flavor, chowder was delicious and the pumpkin cake a great way... More 

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Alex P, Manager at The Vanderbilt Grille, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Pilatti1, On behalf of our Food and Beverage team, we thank you for your recent visit and for sharing your experience with us. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed both our service team and cuisine. We hope you decide to take another day trip and visit us once again! Happy Holidays, Alex Pendergrass Restaurant Managers' The... More 

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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The hotel is lovely. The dining area is very cozy. Had a drink at the bar before dinner which was very enjoyable. The bartender was very engaging. In fact, the service and staff as a whole are great here. My husband ordered off of the prix fixe menu. He had a mushroom appetizer that was small but delicious. The filet... More 

Thank Mynonnie
TheVanderbiltGraceFB, Manager at The Vanderbilt Grille, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Mynonnie, We thank you for dining with us recently and taking the time to share your experience. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our service team and our marvelous bar team. Your remarks in regards to the steak, black bean burger and beet salad have been addressed with the Chef and the culinary team. We shall... More 

Dallas, Texas
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were staying in Newport and had not planned ahead for dinner. We happened upon this place using an online reservations app. and it was the only one that was nearby, available, and had decent ratings. There is a decided lack of urgency here -- from our phone call about reservations to our seating in the practically empty restaurant, to... More 

Thank BBfromBigD
TheVanderbiltGraceFB, Manager at The Vanderbilt Grille, responded to this review

Dear BBfrombigD, I would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You, for taking the time to share your recent dining experience with us. It is a pleasure to hear that you and your guest enjoyed the meal, service and ambiance. WE always intend to ensure are guests never feel rushed. You are coming here to indulge and we love doing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 11:00
07:30 - 11:00
07:30 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 11:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Mary St, Newport, RI 02840-3027
    (Clarke Street & Thame Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-6200
  • This restaurant is at The Vanderbilt Grace
In the heart of coastal Newport, The Vanderbilt Grille delivers classic and contemporary dishes that are beautifully presented and grilled to perfection. All of our ingredients are seasonal and regionally sourced to deliver classic New England to all of the senses. Enjoy the comfort of grilled favorites and the taste of upscale familiar dishes. The Vanderbilt Grille is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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