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MainSail, Newport, RI

MainSail

3.4
3.4
143 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
NOW OPEN FOR DINNER!

A harborside restaurant in the heart of downtown Newport featuring a contemporary American menu influenced by seasonal ingredients and complemented by boutique wines, craft beers and curated cocktails

Dinner is available Thursday - Saturday 5 PM to 9 PM.

Valet parking at the Newport Marriott is complimentary for up to 3 hours. Validation at the front desk required.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Breakfast
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:15 am Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (401) 848-6079
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Garrett St. Amand
  • Private party facilities
    Host your next special event at MainSail. Our semi-private spaces offer Newport’s best harbor views and custom menus to create your own unique event. Perfect for all types of occasions, celebrate with us for birthdays, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, wedding after parties, and more.
  • Neighborhood
    Newport
  • Cross street
    Americas Cup Ave and Long Wharf
  • Parking details
    Parking is available at metered spaces along Long Wharf. Additional parking is located in the Newport Visitors Center parking lot.
  • Public transit
    Newport Visitors Center and Gateway
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 143 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.4
3.4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.1Ambience
  • 3Value

NoiseModerate

143 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Didn’t have the menu they said. They used all the food from the bar next door. Overall a bad experience. Our apps and food came out at the same time and we specifically said for that not to happen. Would recommend

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  2. MarkP

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the reasons we stay at the Marriott is because the service in the restaurant is always first class. Breakfast is a real treat when we’re on holiday and the buffet is good value. The views of the harbour compliment the food.

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  3. JaciH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an exceptional dining experience. Our waitress was very friendly, knowledgeable about the menu, and a good sense of humor. Our food was delicious. There were 4 of us and We had the clam chowder, lobster claws, swordfish with sweet potato gnocchi w pesto, lobster roll and red fish with dirty rice. Everything was prepared perfectly. We had key lime pie and crème brûlée for dessert that did not disappoint! We also had the ginger Pom Margarita that was out of this world and was even given the recipe ♥️ Looking forward to a return visit soon.

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  4. JNS68

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Had the breakfast buffet here several times. Its always very busy, but the service is good. The food is mediocre, but you get a good variety for the price. Make-your-own-waffles are always delicious with toppings they provide. They have a regular menu for breakfast too.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We were not impressed. Matradee/hostess/waitress was pleasant, so I can't blame her. Menu was pretty limited and not much was appealing. I had steak with chip crumbed on top; no veggie or side dish. My wife was so turned off she decided to just have a beer.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    For our 6:30pm reservation on thanksgiving day, there were only three main dinner entree options and the two non-meat options (scallops and lobster) were sold out. I understand that this is thanksgiving, but i specifically booked this restaurant because it had a non-thanksgiving meal option and more importantly a non-meat option for my partner. Therefore, my partner only ate appetizers for our dinner. I was very disappointed.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Dinner was mediocre with no ambiance. Staff was pleasant. Hotel dining room

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  8. MikeB

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and nice atmosphere. We will definitely be going back.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked this restaurant for the convenience of our arrival night. We arrived an hour early and had the just opened dining room to ourselves. Service was warm and inviting, with every accommodation we sought. Food and view made for the perfect celebration. Excellent!

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  10. TUT950

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I made reservations and were glad. There were a few edding parties and the place was packed on Sunday AM. We both did the buffet. The selection of food was good and fresh. I had an omlette, english, fresh fruit and all were good. Would go back again.

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  11. Suzette

    New York City

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Main Sail was great! I hate smoked anything. My husband got the smoked cod appetizer and I loved it. We both had the tuna with lentils and it was delicious. Menu is not large but everything is excellent! It was our anniversary and they provided special dessert that was beyond different and amazing,

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  12. Vivvy

    New York City

    65 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The location is great The hostess in the AM is not helpful at all The waitress’s are always nice and the hostess is consistently un helpful Food is great

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible breakfast buffet layout and staff has the attitude of trailer trash

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  14. DavidR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Potatoes were obviously bought and generic. Service might have been a tad friendlier but was excellent for quickness and attention. Omelette appeared to be microwaved instead of cooked in a pan. Otherwise, very tasty and good. Toast was generic and nothing to remember. Not good. View of the harbor was nice. OK value but more for the convenience than the value.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We made a reservation for 10 AM as the breakfast in the photos looked great. We arrived at 9:55 and checked in only to be told by a disgruntled hostess that they don’t take reservations so we will have to wait . After standing around for 5 minutes I hear the manager ask the woman “where is the iPad, we have reservations” lol. They finally seat us after seating everyone else . We sat at a table for about 15-20 minutes before we decided to get up and leave because no one would take our order . Upon leaving I approached the manager and said “hey we have been waiting at our table for a while so we’re going to leave but would you mind validating our parking”, she offered no apology , she actually had quite an attitude and just said “take it to the front desk”. I approached the front desk by the exit of the hotel and let them know what happened and asked if they could validate our parking . The ladies at the front desk were apologetic, would love to be invited back to get to actually try this breakfast though. Hope the manager figures out how to run her restaurant better and how to not have an attitude with guests, super unflattering.

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  16. MegK

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The buffet was beautiful and variety-filled. Lots of sweet and savory options as well as an omelet station. The setting and view are spectacular and the food was delicious. The service was great too!

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  17. MARCIA

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Easter Brunch and the cost was $50 pp. I feel for that price there should have been more of a selection. The food was good but nothing outstanding. The wait staff was outstanding, friendly, and lovely to chat with. They let us just sit and chat when they were cleaning up.

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  18. friends

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This was a bait and switch buffet! There was no server except for one woman who was running around the whole restaurant tending to all the customers. They overcharged for the buffet which what they served us was not an Easter Buffet but just their typical “free” breakfast when you stay at the hotel. We got charged $50 per person, the food was cold, and very average. Then in the end they tagged on a 20% service fee even though we reserved for under 5 people! I will never go back. Marriott

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  19. KarenF

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had breakfast both mornings at Mainsail. Our server was exceptional and the breakfast choices very good. Our server went above and beyond assisting our table and even brought a bowl of blueberries to our granddaughter when she heard that she enjoyed them!

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  20. EliK

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing buffet especially for the price. Staff was nice and thorough. Wouldn't go back.

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  21. gwync

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    it pains me to give a bad review to a restaurant. And we were there on Christmas night which is a bad day to go out to dinner, but it was cold and dark and the service was terrible and I understand everyone is short staffed these days. they had a prefixed menu, and we never got our first course and the second course took forever. The table next to us just got up and left finally because they never got food. If we were to go back, I would sit at the bar for a meal. The meal itself was very good.

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  22. RobinF

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Although it was Christmas Day, menu was very limited. Thought it would be better. Would not go again for a Holiday meal.

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  23. Edwin

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and ambiance. Gourmet food superb!

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  24. BrigidM

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice view of the harbor. Delicious breakfast! Easy street parking

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  25. LisaW

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Upon arrival we were told they don’t take reservations on open table by hostess. Then the buffet I thought fir a Marriott hotel was lite in selections fir $25 pp eggs potatoes bacon sauce and bread items along w oatmeal. I was surprised there was no pancakes/waffles or French toast option. For the gist the buffet was not worth it. The restaurant was also seemed short staffed for a full house seating

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The hostess told me that they were not apart of open table in the most rude manner possible and they were not able to honor my reservation. Please only come here if you like rude people.

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  27. Nicv33

    Atlantic City

    66 reviews

    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Typical hotel restaurant, food was good and we ordered off the menu and buffet between two days, view was beautiful overlooking the marina, service was excellent. I think the staff definitely put it over the top, very accommodating, friendly and helpful.

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  28. LarryG

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife ordered off the menu and I selected the Buffet. she had to wait more than 30 minutes for her breakfast and only after we reminder the server that she took our order 30 minutes earlier.

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  29. Jackson13

    Greater Boston

    138 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed an excellent breakfast overlooking the harbor. Hostess Becky and Anna, Joice and the rest of the team always do a great job!

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  30. JanS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had a very nice breakfast with a wonderful view. The service was excellent. We both had French toast which was delicious. My fruit was fresh and tasty.

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  31. RichH

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered off menu instead of buffet, breakfast was very good.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The buffet was subpar for what it cost. Very limited selection of items.

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  33. PatriciaD

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had breakfast today at the MainSail . We both enjoyed the food we ordered and the service was great. I will definitely be returning.

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  34. Sophia

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience!! Wonderful sitting by the water wonderful waitresses and delicious food

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  35. Sophia

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had breakfast two days in a row. Food was great! Service Very good amd the waterview was outstanding

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  36. LauraC

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very tasty however because we were a party of six, it came out cold. Unfortunately we couldn’t send it back because we didn’t have the time.

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  37. Jackson13

    Greater Boston

    138 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy breakfast at the Mainsail. Joyce, Anna, Holly, Susan and Marie always make it a great experience!

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  38. Clreviewer

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for breakfast. The service, coffee, and meals were wonderful.

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  39. matthewd

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food Good service A little pricey but the view of the harbor makes it worth it

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  40. LeslieD

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Convenient, delicious food, and fair prices. We went back 2 days in a row.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

MainSail is rated 3.4 stars by 143 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for MainSail

25 Americas Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3032

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Americas Cup Ave and Long Wharf
  • Neighborhood
    Newport
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:15 am Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking is available at metered spaces along Long Wharf. Additional parking is located in the Newport Visitors Center parking lot.
  • Public transit
    Newport Visitors Center and Gateway
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Garrett St. Amand
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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