MainSail at the Marriott Newport Rhode Island

3.8
142 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Located inside the Newport Marriott hotel with panoramic views of Newport Harbor, the Mainsail Restaurant features Contemporary American Cuisine with Regional New England influences.

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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Unfortunately we arrived following our daughter’s Salve Commencement only to find the restaurant CLOSED. Our reservation was for 2pm but they had closed at 1:30. The waitress agreed to seat us but it certainly was not the festive lunch we had anticipated as we were the ONLY ones there.

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DM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The Mothers Day brunch was horrific. I was embarrassed that I brought my mom here. The food was terrible. The waffles were rock hard and cold. The eggs Benedict would have been good, but the heat lamp turned the English muffins into concrete. You couldn’t cut through them. The selection was small. The omlets were good and the beef was good, but cold. Very disappointing.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

At first they stuck us in an awful table in a dark area with no view. I requested another table and we were moved. If the meal was $25 it would have been fine. $30 would have been fine. $50 was too overpriced, really!

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Brought in out of town guests for dinner and a view. 5 people were served there dinner and finished it by the time my dinner came out. Not the servers fault, but no Manager apologized. No comp either. All meals were excellent, but it was a shame that I had to wait for my dinner. And they all slowly ate their dinner and mine arrived after they finished.

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New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Definitely not worth the price.

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New England
177 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We love the the buffet brunch at Mainsail. The made to order waffles and omelettes are delicious. There’s an array of fresh fruit and muffins. Homemade whipped cream with raspberries is delightful!

Eggs, sausage, bacon and potatoes, all you can eat with a great view of Newport harbor.

Excellent brunch!

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Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a date night for my husband and I - we went early so it was quiet. Food was great. Can always count on the restaurants on Marriott properties to be good and this one did not disappoint. Highly recommend.

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1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Crab fritter appetizers were still frozen in the center, had to send them back. Seafood newburg was ok. Dessert was supposed to be fancy but in reality it was just a plain old custard filled donut with a dollop of ice cream on top and some drizzle. Chef should be fired

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dining room. We were nearly the only diners on a Tuesday evening, off-season. Great value with buy one/get one entree (otherwise a bit high priced). Food (grilled swordfish) was cooked exactly as i asked. Delicious (although a little over-cooked for my partner, probably due to my request). Onion soup was good. Service was excellent. As a "local," will dine here again. Surprising quality for hotel restaurant.

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Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Not the greatest. The restaurant wasn't at all crowded, and we were seated in a section that was a bit removed from other diners, which was fine, but then we sat and sat and sat. Finally, after 10 minutes with no attention whatsover, we went to find someone who cared. The food was OK, but overpriced.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Pasta was overcooked...just made for a not so great meal. Service was wonderful though.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

"fine-dining" option at this hotel overlooking the Newport harbor. Decent menu selection with local seafood options, nice view for a select number of tables over looking the water from the 2nd floor over a street running between the hotel and the water front. Priced a bit above what it should be considering so many local restaurants with larger wine lists & broader dining options, also be prepared for lots of late dining children & the noise level to match, even with a later reservation there were more than 10 children walking around under the age of 10 who were over tired and did not want to sit at their tables requiring parents to entertain them while trying to consume my dinner, that combined with the waitress forgetting to order my starters leave me to suggest If your staying at the hotel consider a short walk or taxi/uber to one of the many local restaurants for a more polished dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food wasn’t great and was over priced. It was a nice looking area and quiet.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Food was not that good especially for the price.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great restaurant.

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New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Service was extremely slow! Took forever to get dinner and the restaurant was not crowded. They didn’t have the wine we ordered from their menu. The breadcrumbs on the scallops were burnt and otherwise very bland. The filet was not cooked correctly and very bland, the sweet potatoes on the side was terrible. The best part of the experience was with the host who sat us who was dressed in a tux and very professional. The waitress and helpers were dressed in jeans and tee shirts which is not what was expected at a fine dining restaurant. I Would not recommend or go back, very disappointing for a Marriott property.

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PM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was ok but had to reorder one dish because it was very over done. Service was slow and unresponsive. Not impressed

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

New Years Eve family dinner

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Was there for Christmas dinner (special menu.) One of the few places open in Newport. There were only two other tables seated and it was an off-time (1.15 PM), but we waited for 40 minutes for water and bread, then another 40 after appetizers for our entree. The entire meal took 2 hours 45 minutes, most of which was spent just waiting. Perhaps they were short-staffed. Food was very good, however. Marina view is nice; otherwise ambiance is just upscale hotel. Severs had to bring food from some distance away (could see them carrying heavy trays from down the hotel corridor.)

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WB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

placed a drink order prior to dinner, 1st two selections were not available, out of stock, final choice came in a plastic cup after waiting 30 minutes. SENT IT BACK!

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have dined here several times for breakfast and dinner. As a party of two, we were always seated by the window so we had a great view of the water and boats. The staff is very friendly and the food is delicious. I love the nautical vibe of the décor. If you have time, take a walk through the Marriott hotel....it is gorgeous.

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T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My daughters and I had a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner at the Main Sail. The turkey dinner was very delicious. I loved that I could also get typical kids food for my girls because they do not eat brussel sprouts, etc. I wish they did but oh well! The restaurant had a nice vibe, busy and festive, but not crazy. My only complaint is that our dinner took forever and I had two tired hungry girls. The table next to us sat down after us and left before we even had our dinner. Something went wrong. Forgot about us perhaps. It wasn't the end of the world, but we wanted to leave to watch a movie, that is why we booked an early dinner.
The delicious meal made up for it. Service was good and apologetic.

Breakfast was also outstanding!!! And kids food was VERY affordable, which I appreciate!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Thanksgiving meal. The food was mediocre. Appetizers were good. Main meal was fair but dessert was inedible. The courses were served too quickly; one right after the other without break. However, the view was very good.

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New England
24 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the breakfast Buffet
It was delicious. The service was excellent and very friendly!

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New England
177 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love the buffet brunch at the Marriott Mainsail restaurant. It has a variety of foods to satisfy any palate. Delicious waffles and omelettes made to order. A variety of fresh fruits with homemade whipped cream. A variety of breakfast breads, pastries and muffins. Eggs, breakfast meats and home fries. Steel cut oatmeal!

You can enjoy a relaxing brunch with a view of Newport harbor. The servers are very friendly. An enjoyable, delicious brunch!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

If you like a quiet night out with a water view and good prices the Mainsail has it all.

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New England
107 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Quiet restaurant, great place to get away from the busy downtown while still being downtown and best part is the wonderful view of the harbor. The food is really good and while on the expensive side, there are various discounts that you can take advantage of which make the food prices reasonable. Will return.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Was really great. The steak came out over cooked but they brought us a new one right away!

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DT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was good. Staff was great. Nice place

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Philadelphia
87 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and beautiful views.

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We waited over and hour and a half for our entree. I completely understand that things come up and they were short staffed, however, the situation should have been handled more appropriately by management.

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SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grabbing a quick bite before meeting up with friends. The baked scallops and simple grill swordfish were fantastic!

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M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Dinner was just lukewarm (rice bowl with shrimp) and came with white rice not brown as requested. Grilled shrimp were Very good on top of mediocre ricebowl

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A
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Poor slow service when the restaurant wasn’t even busy! Would not go again

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E
New England
84 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went 2 for 1 entree Thursday night and it was excellent. The swordfish and scallops were tasty and done just the way we ordered. It wasn't crowded but regardless service was terrific. We had eaten out at the waterfront restaurants for two days so we didn't mind giving up sitting outside. Still had a lovely water view.

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New England
35 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great evening with a beautiful view! Calamari, wedge salad, lobster tortellini and baked scallops...yum. Good selection of drinks and BOGO free entrees!

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EA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were very good. View of the harbor was a plus

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DR
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coming back to Newport from Block Island on the fast ferry we needed a place to meet a friend for dinner before driving back to NY. A half hour early my wife and I got to the Marriott sat at the bar and had a drink with friendly bartender.
When are friend arrived we were seated at a table with a view and had a wonderful meals. my wife and our friend had two differently prepared salmons and I had clam chowder and a wedge salad with shrimp. The service and food were excellent.

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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DJ
New England
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, food and service. Waitress was particularly acc

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