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Sailor's Tea Hour at The Vanderbilt, Newport, RI

Sailor's Tea Hour at The Vanderbilt

4.2
4.2
241 Reviews
$50 and over
Afternoon Tea
AN AFTERNOON OF INDULGENCE
Head to the reimagined sun-dappled Conservatory for an exciting coastal take on afternoon tea. Take in the hotel’s lush gardens from classic rattan armchairs within gleaming glass walls while sipping a selection of delicious teas. Enjoy a light bites menu of savory and sweet selections and add a bespoke cocktail to your experience, dreamed up by our expert Cocktail Curators.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, Contemporary British
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri–Sun 2:00 pm–3:15 pm
  • Phone number
    (401) 846-6200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party contact
    Alex.Pendergrass@gracehotels.com: (401) 846-6200 ext. 7529
  • Neighborhood
    Newport
  • Cross street
    Clarke Street
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 241 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 0.7Value

NoiseModerate

241 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambiance is excellent, but the rest of the experience and food was relatively mid.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Absolutely terrible from start to finish. Unbelievably awful service, particularly from the woman who seated us. Our water was never refilled. Food was dreadful, tasted like packaged grocery store pastries. Nothing appeared to be restaurant made. The tea was ok, but nothing we could not have gotten from a coffee shop for $6-8 at most. At $55 per person, we were appalled by the price for what we received in terms of food and service. Do not recommend!

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  3. Laurie

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious afternoon tea experience. The service was exceptional and very accommodating with a food sensitivity. Thank you.

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  4. DENVERVIP

    Denver

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I cam here for afternoon tea with the daughters. They treated us well. The tea was good and my girls had a good time. Thank you for your hospitality.

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  5. MoniqueM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked a brunch reservation at the last minute sight unseen and we were absolutely blown away by the beauty of the space. Our waitress was kind, drinks were excellent. My only downsides, which is on the smaller scale, is that the French fries that were served with my meal were hard as rocks. Additionally, when booking through open table, the staff could not seem to find the reservation although it was booked. Other than those small hiccups, I cannot wait to come back in the near future.

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  6. CJDolan

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dinner and service......worth a detour to this spot

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  7. Paola

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a nice anniversary dinner good wines and food

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is outstanding, polite, felt like a princess. Only thing is small portions, and 1 salmon dinner was undercooked and 2 salmon dinners overcooked. And the white chocolate mouse was too sweet like vanilla frosting. Bread and butter is homemade in restaurant.

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  9. JoWen

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service and exceptional and creative culinary menu. Would highly recommend restaurant as one of Newport's finest.

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  10. Dinaroo

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    2.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant was empty for most of our meal on a Friday evening. The room was very cold. My steak was ordered as rare to med rare but it came medium to well done and dry. It was precut into slices on my plate and cold by the time I ate it. The other entree was grilled tuna and was good. Their wines were limited and we had to choose a few from their menu before they had one on hand. Dessert was boring and small. Fruit tarts were actually very hard cookies with pie-type fruit filling. Our other dessert included chocolate puff pastry which was hard as a rock and shot across the room when we cut into it. Meal was very overpriced for what was delivered. Service was good.

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Sailor's Tea Hour at The Vanderbilt is rated 4.2 stars by 241 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Sailor's Tea Hour at The Vanderbilt

41 Mary Street, Newport, RI 02840

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Clarke Street
  • Neighborhood
    Newport
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri–Sun 2:00 pm–3:15 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, Contemporary British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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