The Gwynne

4.4
702 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
In the heart of coastal Newport, lies The Gwynne, a seafood-focused, vegetable-forward restaurant in The Vanderbilt Hotel. All of our ingredients are seasonal, regionally sourced delivering on the bounty of New England farms, fields, and coasts. Enjoy the familiar comfort of New England cuisine with intriguing and unique takes for the curious mind.

HOURS:
Breakfast | 8am - 11am (Monday - Friday)
Brunch | 11am - 2:30pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Lunch | 12pm - 3pm (Monday - Friday)
Dinner | 5pm - 9pm (Sunday - Thursday) and 5pm - 10pm (Friday - Saturday)

Our Rooftop Deck is closed for the season. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2021!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 702 people are saying
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DianeM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reservation at 11 am for Brunch. Waiter announced when we were seated, the menu change to dinner menu as of 11 a.m. for Easter. We had not eaten breakfast yet, and were very upset to have to eat dinner at that time. Plus the menu was not something I would even consider eating at 11 a.m., rabbit, seafood fra diovlo, mushrooms special, oysters, etc. asked to speak to manager. She arrived at table to say the chef agreed he would make us the brunch menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Beautiful dining room and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the most elegant Palm Sunday brunch seated by the fireplace! The food was outstanding. I had the leek and wild mushroom omelette. It was exquisite.. The service was exceptional. I will be back soon

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vipSandy
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time back...IT WAS TWICE AS INCREDIBLE!! Booked Easter Brunch with family. The level of genuine care and attention from the entire staff is beyond description. The GM, Massimo, and his team incl Chef Halston, Host, Taylor and our Server, Mertha all made our visit special and memorable. Thank you!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent breakfast and incredible price for a hotel. Great service

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vipMarieG
New England
21 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My daughters and I went out to dinner to celebrate our move to Newport. We had great food and very personable service. We enjoyed the salmon and duck fried potato appetizer along with the trio of French olive oils and bread. My seafood bouillabaisse was very flavorful and the tuna was perfect medium rare. My daughters had the rabbit and double cheeseburger. Both were excellent. For dessert, we tried the sticky toffee pudding which was delicious. My only complaint was that the service took a long time as we were there for two hours and it was late in the evening by the time we left.

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vipJulieT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience in Newport! Food was perfect and the service was excellent.

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HelenaK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, delicious food, lovely service.

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vipCookieSnapperTB12
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice all the way around

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vipKenann
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had several wonderful meals at The Gwynne while staying at their hotel. Food and service were excellent. The atmosphere is classy and inviting. Tables are appropriately spaced to allow for adequate social distancing. I’d highly recommend The Gwynne.

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vipSandy
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular ambiance, superb food and polite, attentive service make this an awesome experience. Quaint bar, a historic billiard room and charm galore. Highly recommend...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The housemade gravlax was amazing. My server was kind and attentive. It was a lovely dining experience in a beautiful setting. Latte was a bit expensive and was made more like a cappuccino with a lot of foam. They did a nice job making me feel safe with covid protocol.

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vipelizabethb
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible flavors and beautiful presentation. A very limited selection but what was offered was outstanding and plentiful. We ordered almost every appetizer to share and and few entrees. We enjoyed everything. Loved the attention to detail and the service was great.

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vipPetraN
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! The manager, Taylor, checked in and was very friendly and professional !

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SeanM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place. Great for brunch. They have a refurbishment coming over the summer.

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BobG
New England
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The Gwynne is a nice dining experience. They have a next level menu that is reasonably priced for the quality.

Would love for there to be more vegetarian/vegan options, but all in all, very good. Service was excellent and, when I inquired about a mushroom pasta dish, the server had the chef come out for a chat about it. Pretty cool. Not sure he'd have time to do that during the high season, but it was a nice bonus for a local on a cold winter night.

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vipJuli
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, amazing service (the kindest and most accommodating server and manager), terrific food! What a great experience!

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vipErinM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! Great food & ambiance near the fire

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ErinK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! It was our first time at the Vanderbilt and it was the perfect Sunday brunch - in fact it was in my top ten breakfasts’ ever! Beautiful cozy spot and the service was great, everyone was very friendly and attentive. Can’t wait to come back when the weather gets warmer and sit outside. Thank you.

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Evan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Valentine's day fixed price menu was delicious. Our server, Alex, was absolutely great and made our dining experience even better. He was attentive and went out of his way to make sure we had a great night. Cannot recommend this restaurant enough for a date night or special evening.

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Chrissox
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! There wasn’t anything other than exceptional about our dinner!!!

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vipJoeW
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Prime bone in rib-eye steak with broccoli was so outstanding . Their Purveyor of beef is locally sourced . My lobster pappardelle pasta.. the chefs grandmothers receipe, was so delicious . My grey goose dirty martini was spot on . Our wait staff Eric was so knowledgeable of the menu and wine list . Chef Halston is sooo talented snd makes tasty and delicious dishes . All is presented perfectly . Halston is an asset to this beautiful establishment . We wanted the whole dining experience and got it!!!! Sitting in front of the fireplace was an added bonus. A must . So romantic . This cornealius Vanderbilt mansion is rich with history !!!!

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DamarisB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The breakfast menu was so good. I would definitely dine again

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AmandaM
New England
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried egg sandwich with duck fat potatoes was absolutely incredible. The mimosas were delicious and a good balance between champagne and orange juice. The ambiance was cozy and beautiful. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. We went for my boyfriend's birthday and they made it feel so special. Taylor was great and made sure to do something extra for his birthday which was in the form of a delicious dessert. It was such a wonderful experience.

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Aninhas
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Now my favorite go to! It was beautiful and historic.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we walked past the Vanderbilt hotel a few times, once we finally got to our destination. We were pleased to be greeted with an awesome waitress. It wasn’t busy for 11:00 am on a Sunday which is perfect if you’re trying to social distance. The menu is short but makes up for it with their fantastic choices. We got the bacon breakfast sandwich, lobster Benedict and avocado toast, and just as fast as the food came out it was gone just the same ! Everything was delicious

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Natasha
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

5 star service and ambiance. Beautiful building and courtyard, with friendly staff. Ordered mimosas, the cheese place, the avocado toast, and the lobster eggs Benedict. The food and drinks were overpriced and the quality was not to the caliber that I was expecting. I probably wouldn’t go back for the food, maybe just for an evening cocktail.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Difficult to open the front door. Restaurant did not have a host and the table for 5 could fit about 3. When we received the menus they were limited and told we received a call stating they couldn't use the kitchen hood so all good was not cooked on grill or oven. We never received a call and had nowhere to heat on a Sunday evening. Poor service and experience overall (nice looking hotel).

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viptimd
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Menu was super limited- probably cause of Covid - but didn’t expect dinner options to be a ham sandwich or lobster roll... they need to update website as online menu shows wonderful menu! Beautiful place though and friendly staff..

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AmandaM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Only sandwiches and cold items available as they were awaiting a part for a fan in the kitchen.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service excellent! Thank you Sophia

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner!

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vipRobertP
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Typical hotel restaurant. Did not know it was like this. We were only ones there and it took about 30min for pancakes and avocado toast to come out. Then they were rearranging furniture everywhere while we sat there. Food was good, but Probably won’t go back.

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RebelY
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant week menu was a great value and great food. Our waitress was exceptional and very attentive. My only complaint was they burnt something in the kitchen (unsure if it was accidental or on purpose) and the smoke and smell wafted out into the dining room. I could still smell it on my jacket two days later.

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Haley1
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing breakfast menu, we got the French toast, breakfast sandwich and the lobster Benedict and everything was so yummy

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vipKik04
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, the room is warmly lit with candles and the wood burning fireplace. Service was excellent.

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vipRobertR
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staying in the Vanderbilt where the restaurant is located. The food and the service were excellent, as was the atmosphere and decor. I would recommend the Gwynne even if you are in Newport, whether you are staying at the Vanderbilt or not.

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georgann
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So special- we went to lunch for our anniversary. We sat outside and everything was delicious. I’m still thinking of the cheese platter! We have been to Newport many times- we never ate here before. But now will be our favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Croissant French toast was really delicious and coffee was excellent

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The Gwynne is rated 4.4 stars by 702 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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