The food was good but the atmosphere needs improvement. It had and old rundown feel to it.
My husband and I enjoyed our recent brunch experience at One Bellevue. We had been excited when we heard that One Bellevue was now serving brunch.
When we entered the restaurant we were pleasantly surprised to find a live band playing music for the diners. The music carried but was not too loud and did not hinder any conversation, which we appreciated.
All of the staff was very friendly and professional. Our server provided us with great detail about the dishes on the menu when requested and we were happy with our selections.
We were impressed by the new options on the menu and the speed and professionalism with which we were served. We will definitely be returning for brunch again in the future!
Went for the jazz music.
Food was atrocious
We went here for restaurant week, and were so impressed! The food was elaborate and delicious, and well presented. Drinks are quite pricey, but well-made with quality ingredients.
the pancakes were kind of dry and dense and it was very loud even though having the jazz band was cool ambiance
After ordering the "Viking Grand Chowder" -which was excellent!- we were very disappointed with our entrees. Being gluten intolerant, I chose the "Atlantic Salmon." I was very interested as the menu described the salmon had been "marinated in molasses" would be served with "buckwheat soba noodles." When my dish arrived, it was served over regular wheat flour noodles, and the salmon looked like it had been boiled. I expressed my concern, and the server told me they had run out of the advertised noodles. She offered no explanation as to the salmon having no molasses. My husband chose the "New Bedford Scallops" which the menu described as served with ""spring pea lobster risotto, and cardamom carrot broth." His dish had no peas, and certainly no cardamom carrot broth! We dined there 2 months prior and had their "Tuna Tartare" follwed by their "Seafood Paella for 2" and were very impressed. After that first visit, we decided to dine there for our 27th wedding anniversary. Needless to say, we were very disappointed with the entrees we were served during our second visit. We felt it was nothing short of false advertising, and so we will not go back.
Food was excellent. Staff extremely professional and friendly. We will definitely go back. Hotel Viking great place to stay
We really enjoyed Sunday brunch. The menu is diverse and we all enjoyed our choices, from eggs to French toast to bagels to a burger. The music is really nice, perhaps a bit loud in volume for easy conversation. We’ll be back!
We went here for an early valentine’s celebration. The food is pricey but we used a food certificate and ordered all the appetizers. The oysters were from buzzard bay and they were so sweet and nicely shucked. Our waiter was very enjoyable!
I was very disappointed with the scheduling. The Viking Hotel's website said that afternoon tea is from 2 to 4 daily, so I made a reservation on Open Table for 2 p.m. on Sunday. We walked in and there was a jazz band blaring so loudly you couldn't hear yourself think. Nobody greeted us as we walked in. I had to approach a group of three waitstaff, all of whom were nice, but who looked disorganized and disheveled, and had a hard time making eye contact with any of them. I said we were there for tea and had reservations, and was told that on Sundays, tea starts at 3. I had to drag her to the next question of: "Then can I make a reservation for 3 p.m.?" She said yes, so I did, and my friend and I went and killed time until 3.
We came back around 2:50, the band was still blaring, and we were ushered in right away, which was nice, but then I saw three other tables were already seated. So they didn't open at 3, they opened earlier than that. That part of the experience was really poorly done, very cheesy for something that's supposed to be sophisticated.
I will say that once we were seated, the service was great and the food was delicious.
Enjoyed our meal, wait staff was attentive and the manager stopped by to see if all was well. We had the scallops and the duck. Enjoyed both.
The lightning was bright and unappealing for evening dining
The waitress stood way back from the table to take our order as if we were infected with something
My filet was excellent but the potatoes stone cold
My husband’s special meal lobster ravioli had no taste
The service was the glaring flaw in an otherwise pleasant evening. It was so slow that, after 2 hours, we had to request the bill instead of enjoying dessert and coffee. The food was good, but underseasoned (NOT something I am used to experiencing as a minimalist myself in that regard). My guests enjoyed our time together and the potential of utilizing valet parking was a HUGE benefit as 2 of the 4 of us suffer from serious mobility challenges.
As always, a great experience! Great food. Excellent service.
The location was nice, a modern flair in a historic style building. Services was good, and tea services was served at a good pacing, and they had a harpist playing holiday music. The only thing I would change was that 2 of us ordered tea service, but the scones and sweets each came in odd numbers.
Great afternoon tea
I don’t know if they were under staffed or the wedding going on took away all the attention, but this was a horrible experience. It took forever just to get drinks and I had to flag someone down just to get a water refill.
The appetizers were good, but the main course was another story. We got the lobster Mac n Cheese, which is listed under Chefs Signature Dishes. There were 4 of us and we all got this dish. It came out in a soup of milk and cheese. It literally looked like a bowl of cereal that’s how milky it was. When we asked the waistress if this was right, she only said “I can take it back and have them fix it”. Which lead us to believe it shouldn’t look like that and she took it back to the kitchen. When she brought it back it was much cheesier, but literally ice cold. We called her back over and she touched the plate and said, “that is cold, but the kitchen has no heat currently and it’s as cold in there as it is outside”. This was a bit of a shocking statement to nonchalantly make, but she took it back again and when it came back now for the 3rd time it was lukewarm and kind of dry.
They never actually made a new plate and kept trying to fix the plate without ever explaining what was going on and no real apology. No manager or anyone came by and we were still charged the full amount for an expensive dish that we had to keep sending back.
Maybe this was an off night, but it was so bad that I had to write a review.
It wasn’t that the food overall was bad, but it wasn’t great and it seemed like nobody really cared or put any effort into making it a nice experience.
Six of us spent 3-hours at "restaurant week" dinner. Something happened with our orders that delayed them almost intolerably. We watched as a foursome arrived at an adjacent table after we had ordered. They were served, ate, paid, and departed before our entrees arrived at our table. The restaurant was only about half-full. To their credit, they refilled our drinks on the house. We were among good friends, so we weren't too put out, but the delay was extraordinary!
I took my girlfriend to Newport to get engaged and our flight home was on Sunday afternoon, so I made a reservation for brunch at what was marketed as a very nice Sunday brunch. Unfortunately the room for brunch is small and attached to the general breakfast room for hotel guests. The result is that there are only two tables for two in the brunch area looking out onto the patio. When we arrived, there were no signs in the lobby indication where the dinning room was and had to wait to ask a desk clerk. Then there was no host/hostess to check us in. When we were eventually greeted by a waiter, we were told we had to wait for a table as they would not seat us at one of the open tables for 4 or 6. Unfortunately due to the layout of the brunch and general dining areas, when they cleaned our table a couple from the hotel buffet walked into the brunch seating and took it. We again would not be seated at a larger table and had to wait while they negotiated for the other couple to leave. Although the food was good and the patio view was nice, the general disorganization of the affair left a bad taste. It also didn’t help that some of the wait staff in the non-brunch area had a loud discussion about other staff. They were talking over the hotel guests in the other room. Needless to say it was the lone disappointment of the entire trip.
Sorry, we expected elegance and class and didn’t find it here.
Would not recommend for any reason. Service bad, food was bad, even drinks were bad...music in lounge are was terrible. Young band that could not hold a note.
Coffee was Lukewarm. Bread pudding mediocre. Halibut was fresh but risotto was fairly tasteless. Scallops were good and fresh but again risotto tasteless. Vodka gimlet was very good!
One Bellevue serves up some great food items especially the mussels. Service was also fantastic.
Went for tea not worth the time or money. Items listed on menu not included. Had to beg for more hot water. First server was awful. Second server who took over was wonderful.
Service bad. Tea cold. Food less than average. Seeets appeared storebought.
The hostess was super friendly and engaging. We could have talked for hours. But that's sort of where it ended. The food was average, the wine list was okay and the service was just okay. It was boat show weekend so maybe that's why. The ambiance outside was lovely.
The waiter was pretty clueless: didn't tell us the specials (we heard waitress at nearby table) , we had to ask for bread, he tried to grab plates when we were still eating, he didn't bring spoons for the soba noodles in entree, & never asked if we wanted dessert.
the lobster nachos were an extremely tiny portion...
Everything was great, both food and service
I was in rhode island visiting my parents and we wanted to check out a new spot in Newport. One Bellevue was exactly what we were looking for! The garden dining room is gorgeous and has a wonderful ambiance. My mom and I shared the seafood paella, and it was one of the best meals i've had in a long time - and i admit that I am a new england snob when it comes to seafood. The scallops were melt-in-your-mouth perfect and it was just the right portion for two. We were enjoying ourselves so much that we even had dessert! Our waitress was from Serbia and couldn't have been sweeter. We will definitely be going back. Perfect spot for a special occasion!
The food and service were excellent. We will be returning. We had the Paella, which was for two, but enough for 4. It was great.
Excellent experience. The service was terrific.
The only thing I would caution regards sitting outside. We were seated next to the air conditioning equipment which to me was a disturbance. Having said that, our party of 6 only myself and 2 others felt it was an intrusion. Other than that I was surprised it wasn't more crowded considering the high quality of the overall experience. The hotel looked beautiful.
It was just ok wouldn't go back. Jus so many better Resteraunt's to go to
Went for a date night. The food was okay. The service was great. Fairly expensive though.
Always a fantastic dinner at One Bellevue. This is not your typical hotel restaurant. It is creative, gourmet cuisine. A must when looking for fine dining in Newport. Great for lunch, too. Don't miss the outstanding lobster roll.
My wife and I recently enjoyed an excellent dinner at Bellevue One and it appeared that they have recently done some renovations. In addition to having a wonderful meal, with excellent service we were able to enjoy live music from the bar area.
All in all it was a very pleasant experience and I am sure we will make one more visit before heading south again.
Great sea bass, excellent appetizers. We all enjoyed the experience.
Great food, great service, great time! Best restaurant we visited in Newport!
I was staying at Hotel Viking and wanted to try the restaurant on a business trip. The food was fine but not very exciting. The service could not have been worse. My waitress was rude, didn't refill my water and barely visited my table. She clearly was significantly less attentive to me, dining alone, than to the groups dining around me. I will never return and would not reccomend.
One Bellevue in the Hotel Viking. We were attending the Jazz Festival at the Tennis Hall of Fame. We chose One Bellevue as it was within walking distance of the venue, The food could have & should have been better, I had a salad with Grilled Shrimp, Shrimp Cocktail & cheesecake, The Salad was small & the shrimp was tough. Might I mentioned the croutons were stale. Everything else was fine-----my friend had a fish entree which was okay, nothing special.
Overpriced for the meal. Service was very good.
We should have anticipated the price----after all----A hotel in Newport---in August---our mistake!