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The Vanderbilt Grill

4.6
389 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
In the heart of coastal Newport, The Vanderbilt Grill delivers classic and contemporary dishes that are beautifully presented and grilled to perfection. All of our ingredients are seasonal and regionally sourced to deliver classic New England to all of the senses. Enjoy the comfort of grilled favorites and the taste of upscale familiar dishes. The Vanderbilt Grill is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Breakfast
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Hours of operation
Winter Hours
Breakfast Monday - Friday from 8:30am-11am
Breakfast Saturday and Sunday from 7:30am-11am
Lunch daily Monday - Friday from 12pm-3pm
Saturday and Sunday Brunch from 12pm-3pm
Dinner Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 6pm-9pm,
Friday and Saturday until 9:30pm
Bar Open Daily from 4pm
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Phone number
(401) 846-6200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Anthony Theocaropoulos
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Cross street
Clarke Street & Thames Street
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Parking details
Complementary Valet parking.
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Entertainment
Kristine Wilbur on piano Friday and Saturday.

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Special events & promotions
We offer a wide range of special events throughout the year. Visit our website at www.gracehotels.com/vanderbilt/dining-and-bars/restaurant-events for more information.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat Mom to a bountiful brunch buffet in one of our beautiful dining rooms. Guest each receive a complimentary welcome cocktail.
Seating’s at 11:30am and 1:30am. $75pp
Reservations required as space is limited.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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What 389 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Romantic setting - some of the best service in Newport

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Awesome service with utmost etiquette.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Perfect atmosphere for our anniversary, waitstaff was remarkable and food was on point. The piano player added to our romantic evening.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Elsa, the server, was awesome. Very attentive and kind. Excellent service!

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Food could have been better seasoned. Cocktails are on point!!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

My husband and I went to the restaurant to celebrate his birthday. We definitely chose the right place! The service was impeccable, the food was outstanding. We happened to be there for Restaurant Week and each had a dinner from the prix fix menu: hanger steak for him, blackened cod for me. Delicious! We definitely recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Dinner was very good, although I didn't think the fish dish I had was all that special -- the potatoes were lacking flavor. My husband's steak was amazing. It was a windy night and the fireplace was kicking some smoke into the dining room, so it got to be a bit smoky by the time were were leaving. Our waitress was excellent, and the wine pairings were really nice. Great cocktail too.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

the restaurant week menu was amazing value, and we had a wonderful evening. Great staff, live piano music and cocktails.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Everything from start to finish was excellent.
We both felt it was one of our best meals ever. We were both so pleased with everything, including our wine choice. Delicioso!
Loved the live music also.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Service and food were excellent. Ambiance very good and piano music a real nice touch. We sat with our backs to the bar, which was very busy and a bit noises. A very fine spot and we will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and I were celebrating Valentine’s day. Food, service and and piano were outstanding!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent ambiance, food and service from our waitress Elsa

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent food, service and ambiance. We enjoyed a lovely birthday dinner. Everything was delicious.

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4.0Dined on January 2, 2018

We came in from the cold for lunch to find an empty dinning room. We had very good clam chowder, but at $18 for a moderate size bowl, way overpriced! You can get the same thing for half the price all over Newport. Good food, but I really wouldn't recommend to a friend.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

BEAUTIFUL restaurant! Lovely setting for a romantic meal, special occasion or just for a wonderful dining experience .
My only ask is that they reconsider charging $18 for a CUP of New England Clam Chowder- ouch, that hurt!

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Had an excellent Christmas dinner at the Vanderbilt Grill. Everything about it was top-notch: the food, the service (especially the service), the ambiance, the live music, the cocktails. All made for a truly memorable evening. We'll definitely return.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food and nice service on Xmas

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Awesome! The best service and awesome food!

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food. Steak was awesome! Service was great.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Perfection on every level!

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

It was fabulous One of the most beautiful evenings of my life. Very romantic! There is nothing like having a pianist playing on a grand piano. The food was amazing and wine list interesting.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful service and live piano playing. Lovely room, unhurried and uncrowned. Food was good.

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Saturday night reservations, 6:15p. Upon being seated we were informed that the N.Y. Strip would not be available as they were out of it! Leaving only Lamb Chops the only meat entree on the menu (besides a hamburger). Cocktails took a loooooong time to arrive. The ambiance was very nice, pianist/singer was also enjoyable. Would considering trying a brunch in the spring when outdoor seating is available. Overall was not impressed.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Experience was great from start to finish! Came here for Restaurant Week for lunch but the food was great and service was top-notch (s/o to our server Giopaolo!) - will definitely come back!

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful service and excellent food and wine. We had a very nice time.

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2.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Ambiance was great Loved the roaring fire and piano player. Service was poor. No one came over to check in us when our dinners came out. Several of our dinners were cold. I️ had mussels and never got a extra plate for shells. Ordered tea to go with dessert and dessert was done before the tea came out. Just would expect better service and food quality for a restaurant like this

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5.0Dined on November 6, 2017

Service and food were both outstanding - 12 out of 10 :)

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Very nice atmosphere, the Gatsby like art and the piano music made it an exceptional evening.
Thanks he staff was very helpful, even showed us around the hotel area. I pledge to stay over the summer and let my guests have the house!

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Beautiful dining room with attentive service and excellent cuisine. The scallops were absolutely delicious. The grilled peach salad with chicken was refreshing, light, and beautifully seasoned. The piano player was exceptional. Great bar. Great cocktails. Great evening.

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3.0Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was not up to par for the price. Otherwise , the service was very attentive and nice.

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3.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Great pianist/vocalist. That's a tough gig, but good song selection, she found spots to get creative (albeit tastefully), and she kept my interest despite the limitations of working the dinner crowd. Musical and surprisingly virtuosic.

The food, not so much. Very simple menu - steak, fish, chicken, no creativity. We both got the impression the restaurant was brand new, with staff that seemed to be actively in-training, and food that was mediocre. The environment was lovely, although it was about 1/4 full on a Saturday night, for reasons that soon became clear. We left large bits of appetizer and entree still on our plates, due to disinterest. The wine list wasn't awful, but the cocktails were bland and fairly lifeless (although the glasses were full, so not all bad). We don't plan to return.

A bit of a disappointment - due to other reviews, we planned this as the last night of a 3-night anniversary trip. We would have done infinitely better to have eaten at Bouchard each night, which was truly fantastic, and what we had been hoping for at the Vanderbilt Grill (The Breakers, also by the Vanderbilts, was a great 2 hours - this restaurant did not live up to the name).

They would do well to hire a skilled, creative chef and give him time to develop - we suspect that the current staff is under orders to keep it simple, which led to a meal that was sorely lacking, particularly at this price point and in this environment.

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3.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Do not pay cash. They have no idea what they are doing. Gave us wrong change back and took foreverrrrr but selfish food and nice ambiance

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

The Vanderbilt Grill is amazing! GianCarlo was the best waiter - attentive and knowledgeable while letting us enjoy ourselves. His recommendation of the pork roast and wine was beyond yummy. It was so romantic to eat outside at night - they even had a piano player serenading us! All in all the BEST eating experience we had on our trip to Newport RI.

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

A lovely old world gem in the heart of bustling Newport. We were there on a beautiful September day and ate brunch outside in the courtyard. The food was fresh and delicious, the service was gracious and it was just an overall perfect experience.

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1.0Dined on September 9, 2017

This restaurant deserves NO stars. The wonderful piano player was the only redeeming factor. Waiter was very uncomfortable, we waited forever for everything....we arrived and waited when only one other table was seated (with our reservation). One server for the entire dining room. Other customers walked out after being served - we should have heeded the warning. Our three entrees were cold and inedible. Manager came and apologized but did not offer any solutions other than to say they had a large party in another room. My halibut was served on a white plate, soggy breadcrumbs without any side or garnish - unappealing and it tasted worse. We were not charged for the entrees but it was too late to change venues. Our last night in Newport offered one of the worst dining experiences we've ever had. Sad to end such a wonderful trip on a sour note. Not sure who rated this restaurant previously with such high ratings.....will do my homework before I make another reservation.

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1.0Dined on September 2, 2017

My wife and I had eaten here last spring and had a very good meal and experience. Consequently, we were very much looking forward to returning.

It took an exceptionally long time for our drinks to be served despite the fact that it was not that crowded.

The dinner order also took a very long time to be served. While waiting, we ordered another round of drinks and pointed out to the waiter that one of the martinis in the first round was nowhere near a full drink. The second martini was served full, but the only reason for this was that it was loaded with ice which was inconsistent with the order that it was to be shaken with the ice on the side. If you subtract the ice, the second drink had less in it than the first.

The lamb chops ordered were tough and fatty and the pasta dish was bland and lukewarm. We ordered a strawberry shortcake to share for dessert and while waiting, we ordered a second glass of wine. Instead of bringing a new glass, the waiter poured the wine into the first glass which still had wine in it. Apparently realizing his mistake, he turned back and poured a little more wine into the glass, but it still did not in the aggregate amount to a full second glass.

When the desert arrived, the biscuit on which the strawberries were served was stale, hard as a rock and difficult to even cut. When we brought this to the waiter's attention, he was apologetic, took it off the bill and told us that he would have the manager come over to speak with us. Subsequently we were told that the manager was "too busy" to come over.

My wife and I are used to paying top dollar at local restaurants during the height of the summer season. However, we have a reasonable expectation that the service, food and overall dining experience will be commensurate with the prices charged. Vanderbilt totally failed to live up to this standard. We will not be returning.

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

So Lovely! The piano music was delightful and the wait staff incredible. I enjoyed my dishes more than my spouse, but we both thought it was exceptional.

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3.0Dined on August 25, 2017

It’s an old school experience . Beautiful setting, very quiet, food was better than average....but didn’t blow my socks off.

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner on the outdoor patio with a great live jazz group...

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2017

WE REALLY ENJOYED THE ATMOSPHERE AND THE MUSIC. IT WAS EXPENSIVE. I WOULD CHOOSE MENU SELECTIONS MORE CAREFULLY NEXT TIME. BUT WOULD DEFINITELY RETURN.

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