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About MainSail at the Marriott Newport Rhode Island

Located inside the Newport Marriott hotel with panoramic views of Newport Harbor, the Mainsail Restaurant features Contemporary American Cuisine with Regional New England influences.

25 Americas Cup Ave
Newport, RI 02840
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Americas Cup Ave and Long Wharf

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 849-1000

Parking Details:
Parking is available at metered spaces along Long Wharf. Additional parking is located in the Newport Visitors Center parking lot.

Executive Chef:
Eric Steinhauer

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 9:30PM

MainSail at the Marriott Newport Rhode Island Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (8)
Waterfront (4)
Cozy (2)
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Good for Groups (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Well our server was very accommodating and the food was great. Too long in between each course though. The room was nice and the table was spacious but the chairs were horrible. We were a party of six and we all were very uncomfortable. The chairs made you slouch and we all had sore backs. We have eaten here before and since then the restaurant has been updated. The theme is great.., supposedly a ship with plank ceilings and sails are the back drop - very cleverly decorated and designed. All except the chairs!! The value was okay.. pricey but understandable considering the location. The food was very good and they brought a surprise dessert for the birthday boy. The staff disappeared when they could have sung it wasn’t busy at all. I would give it a 3 out of 5 overall due to the seating.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great restaurant!!!! I loved the scallops with couscous. My daughter and I had a great Thanksgiving dinner. The service was wonderful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Nice restaurant and good food.....My wife's scallops were chewy and overcooked but thought the rest was very good

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent service combined with delicious food during restaurant week. Would definitely go back anytime!

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Good martini, delicious salad and dressing.
As for the main course: A good paillard is a thin pounded breast quickly grilled or griddled and uncoated. This was something else. This chicken was just a dry piece of coated breast with the bone attached. It probably was purposed for other dishes as well, served in the restaurant or hotel catered events. It was sitting atop the other overly sauced vegetables (which lost their identity in terms of appearance and flavor in the sauce). The chicken partly absorbed and was overpowered by sauce over and above the pesto dedicated for the breast as described in the menu. Probably the bowl it was served in was too small and crowded everything.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very under staffed. Wait staff was just in a frenzy trying to keep up. Should have had more help.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

My wife and I stayed at the Newport Marriott over Columbus Day weekend to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. We ate at the Main Sail restaurant at the Marriott on Saturday night. The restaurant has a nice view of the Newport Harbor. I would describe the atmosphere as 80's library motif and while we had a table with a nice view, the AC vent pushed cold air down the window during the entire meal making us strongly consider going up to the room to get our jackets. The best I can say is that the entire experience was fair as I've indicated in the star ratings. I had the seafood pappardelle and my wife had the cedar plank salmon. My dish was hot, but the noodles were over-cooked and a bit mushy. Overall the flavor was nice, but the texture of the over-cooked pasta threw me off and limited my enjoyment of the dish. I'm obsessive about hot food and mine was nice and hot. However, my wife has come to appreciate a hot meal having been married to me for 18 years, and her dish did not arrive at the table hot, but rather had a temperature as if her dish was plated first and then sat on the counter waiting for the kitchen staff to finish over-cooking my pasta. She was disappointed in the temperature of the dish, but did say the flavor was nice despite that miss. The above leads to my overall rating of fair.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Food was excellent and the expresso chocolate Martin was a prefect way to end dinner

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We shared the anniversary of our friends and made that known when making the reservation yet no one asked us about what they could offer to make it special. Our server, Holly, was friendly and efficient. The food was prepared well, (we all had the filet mignon, and the roasted Brussel sprouts were amazing), and served in a timely manner. The wine list is good but extremely over priced. Despite the location which offers outstanding views of the harbor, the interior and lack of any ambiance whatsoever is what brings this restaurant down significantly. The interior is sterile, stark and lacking in warmth and color. The lighting was way too bright and there is no music of any kind. We are local and never hear anyone talking about this place. For a Marriott restaurant, to bring in the locals, it could benefit from becoming significantly more inviting.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had such wonderful food but unfortunately the service was poor. I am hoping that is was just our particular server because otherwise it was a great option especially if staying at the hotel. Dishes were not cleared from appetizers, had to ask, we were not told about unavailable menu item that we had ordered until just before food was being served. Had to ask to have candle lit, had to ask for drinks. Service was very lacking and given how great the food was I really hope that our server was the exception and not the rule. Place is beautiful inside, lovely view.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Waited 12 minutes after seated until waitress came to our table. Waited another 20 minutes for food while people who walked in after us were being served. Bad service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

It's like eating in a food court in a shopping mall. Noisy and sterile. Service was good but it was one of the worst hotel restaurant experiences ever.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The food and service was great and the view of the marina was awesome. Would recommend to friends and go back on my next trip though New Port.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Travis was our waiter, he was excellent. We had the two for one dinner meal which was great. We both had the Caesar salad and recommend it. Entrees were also good, will return.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

We had never visited Newport before and wanted to grab brunch before taking the Ten Mile Drive. This restaurant was exactly what we needed. The food was acceptable, the service was great, and there was a beautiful view of boats in the harbor. The value/serving size ratio was good for the Western Omelette. I requested salsa, which strangely did not come with the Western Omelette, and the server was happy to bring it. The Eggs Benedict was good. Plate presentation on both meals left something to be desired. Atmosphere was relaxing.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Casual, Afternoon Tea
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Service was good, restaurant really nice. We were a party of four, three of us had issues. Scallops were very fishy tasting. Steak was ordered medium and served well done. They brought another steak out which was cooked slightly better, but the rest of the party had finished eating. The manager (Davon) did the right thing, he removed the scallops from our bill and took 20% of the bill.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Good view overlooking the corner of the harbor. Dinner has a 2 for 1 special and we got grilled salmon along with grilled swordfish entrees. Fish was good, veggies and sides were ok.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Good service and food. Good view of marina.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Chose mainsail due to 1,000 point table and it was getting late. Everything was very good overall, no complaints. It is the Marriott Hotel restaurant, so nothing fancy, but it served our needs.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Best seared scallops we have had in a long time. Potions sizes were perfect.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (London)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Holiday meal - great food and excellent service

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 (New England)·Dined on July 4, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner for the Fourth of July! The view of the water and the boats was beautiful! Our server was amazing and the food was delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Outstanding view and surprisingly good food for a hotel restaurant. Another nice surprise were the prices. In line with most other top Newport restaurants.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We ate an early dinner here with relatives from out of town and my two young children. Our server (I think he said his name was Sam?) was AMAZING. He went above and beyond for us and was an impeccable server. Lovely redone interior design of the hotel & restaurant is modern, sleek and attractive. GORGEOUS view of the docks and a lovely lobby to walk through. Perfect choice for our needs!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

We had a pre wedding day night out and made reserv here. The bar was fun and excelllent service. The dining room food was very good but the waitress seemed disinterested and we recd our app and salads and dinner at odd timing.
The place was pretty deserted and the huge table we sat at was difficult to have conversation for our group of 6.
Food was good... this restaurant has lots of potential but needs wait staff and hostess that have some energy and more attentive.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2017

we went for a quick, light lunch and discovered that the mainsail restaurant was closed, however, the bartenders at the skiff lounge were offering dining there. worked out perfectly as we were able to sit outside at the bar/deck area of skiff ! it offers a stunning view of the harbor (probably one of the best views in town) and it was a gorgeous, sunny day! our waitress/bartender was extremely pleasant, accommodating and attentive. we had the blackened fish sandwich, n/e clam chowder & shrimp cocktail. the fish sandwich and clam chowder were both good!! the shrimp cocktail needed help! the shrimp looked like they were blanched, frozen and thawed :-( - limp & clear - not nearly cooked enough. they are served in a bowl of ice, which of course melts right away, thereby leaving them floating in water. honestly, not appealing visually or taste wise! minus the shrimp, all was good!! see you next visit! thanks!

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 14, 2017

It was great! Amazing view!! Great service!! Good portions!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on April 20, 2017

The food is always good at the Mainsail.
I enjoyed the calamari for lunch , and the view of the boats in the harbor. Service is good and attentive.
Somehow the nautical decor feels cold and too minimalistic.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We went for Easter brunch. Food was good service was so- so. Beautiful setting overlooking the harbor.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The food was great, but service was subpar. Dessert took 45 minutes to arrive after dinner was completed. Getting seated took 10 minutes, and the reservation was made in advance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Thank you for making our fourth wedding anniversary very special and our server on Thursday night was amazing ! He was very accommodating , very sweet and knowledgeable .
The food was outstanding, we are locals, we will be back again . Thank you for the wonderful accommodations, from that the service ,to the food and the hostess was extremely nice . We had a GREAT TIME!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We dined here for our anniversary/a birthday. The menu was varied. The food was savory and cooked as we requested. Great dinner!

2 appetizers. 2 entrees. $100 with tip

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We tried Main Sail because we found it on Open Table and felt like trying a new local place. The experience was very much an urban hotel experience one would have anywhere: unremarkable, overpriced and not worth repeating. That this is Newport with the excellent upscale and nuanced competition that exists made us feel a little foolish as locals!

A gracious but untrained waitstaff seemed overwhelmed by an average dinner crowd -- they were clearly understaffed for a Saturday night of a holiday weekend. We ordered three apps and a main course -- roasted brussel sprouts were delicious; chowder was good but served tepid in a cold dish; Caesar salad and Lobster on Pappardelle were blah. With no alcohol or dessert, the $90 bill (including a tip) seemed absurd.

Too many great -- even merely good -- restaurants in Newport to try this again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Good food and service

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2016

We had a lovely Christmas dinner..service great
Had a terrible experience with breakfast that same day. Food, expensive, and just ok, took kitchen an hour to serve us after we placed our order

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Mediocre food, and VERY overpriced for what it is. Also, for a $100+ meal (for two) I expected better service. I wouldn't recommend this place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2016

We were in Newport for Thanksgiving and dined at Main Sail for Bkfst and Thanksgiving Dinner. Breakfast buffet was very nice tasty, freshly made omlettes and waffles. Bagels were great! Service was nice.

Thanksgiving Night we were aware that there was no real Thanksgiving Menu and that was fine for us. I ordered the short ribs which I thought were dry. They were soft and easy to cut as short ribs should be, but they were served without the normal sauce that you expect in a short rib entree. There were 3 pieces (medium size) and I didn't even eat the whole thing. I was hankering for ice cream for dessert and here they hit a home run! The portion was huge and the ice cream was creamy and delicious. Unfortunately, the service was fair, as I suspect the poor waiter, Sam, was just overworked on a holiday in this hotel restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2016

The Thanksgiving turkey dinner wasn't very special and had a warmed-over feeling. The apple pie wasn't great and the waiter didn't ask if I wanted it warmed up.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Our waitress was amazing and very professional. Would come back again!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 12, 2016

The food was nothing short of perfection. Every bite a joy. Perfectly prepared and served. The service was very attentive, but not overly so. The restaurant has floor to ceiling windows the full length and over looks the harbor. A delightful experience start to finish.

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