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The Vanderbilt, Newport, RI

The Vanderbilt

4.3
4.3
762 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Pull back the portico curtains and step into the historic downtown Newport mansion once owned by businessman Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt that has been reimagined as a glamorous social hub with a culinary secret to discover at every turn. From an intimate experience in The Dining Room at The Vanderbilt with an intriguing menu of savory local dishes to the sun-dappled Conservatory and dining al fresco in The Garden, the dining scene at The Vanderbilt is crackling with alluring eccentricities just waiting to be explored.

Enjoy the cuisine of The Vanderbilt:
Breakfast | 8am - 11am (Saturday-Sunday)
Brunch | 11am - 2:30pm (Saturday-Sunday)
Lunch | 12pm - 3pm (Monday - Friday)
Dinner | 6pm - 9:30pm (Sunday-Thursday) | Dinner 6pm - 10pm (Friday - Saturday)

Visit our Roof Deck for chilled cocktails and light bites on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Vegetarian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (401) 846-6200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Halston Conella

  • Catering

    SANDHYA POCHIRAJU | CATERING SALES, SERVICES MANAGER VANDERBILT, AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION P: 1.401.842.6200 F: 1.401.847.7689 sandhya.pochiraju@aubergeresorts.com

  • Private party facilities

    SANDHYA POCHIRAJU | CATERING SALES, SERVICES MANAGER VANDERBILT, AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION P: 1.401.842.6200 F: 1.401.847.7689 sandhya.pochiraju@aubergeresorts.com

  • Private party contact

    Alex.Pendergrass@gracehotels.com: (401) 846-6200 ext. 7529

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Cross street

    Clarke Street & Mary Street

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Entertainment

    Kristine Wilbur on piano Friday and Saturday.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 762 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. FG

    FoodieGaga

    San Diego

    165 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    165 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This was an unusual lunch menu, heavy on salads and appetizers with a fish course and a burger. Not that I minded the small plates but I didn’t see the value in a small cup of soup for $19. Not many people were there either so it was super quiet. We had very good and friendly service but it didn’t impress me enough to return.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Service slow and limited menu and no substitutions. At the price point you should at least serve mash potatoes rather than French fries with filet and poor salad. Recommend music outside.
  3. V

    Victoria413

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the total experience. 5 star in every way. Ambiance, service, food, drinks…SUPERB.
  4. T

    Tracit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner reservation cation was made for 8:30 in the garden. From the moment we arrived the staff was amazing. The establishment itself is breathtaking. Our waiter ( Paublo) was such a wonderful young man and so full of knowledge on The Vanderbilt. Our food was delicious and the garden atmosphere takes your breathe away. If I had to give one thumbs down, a table away had two smaller dogs that joined them for dinner that decided to bark the whole time. I’m not a fan of dogs at finer dining.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall delicious
  6. RB

    RickB

    New England

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had to wait a bit to be seated, but I imagine that was due to the short-staffing that all restaurants are experiencing. After that, everything was excellent. The sommelier did sn excellent job of saving our bottle of wine from a faulty, difficult cork. Great food with portions sized perfectly.
  7. V

    Vineyardgirl6088

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite recently renovated decor bringing the Vanderbilt to a higher expectation of elegance and service.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Sat outside, service was slow, took a long time to get tap water, never received ice we requested, took a long time to get our food but once received was delicious, ordered coffee and dessert and when it was finally received coffee slipped off tray and waitress burned herself. Coffee was also spilled all over table and my dress, was not only charged for coffee but took forever to get the bill. Maybe service would have been different if we had dined indoors? Tables near us also had dogs barking and kids crying, otherwise atmosphere and music was nice. Just wish service had been a better.
  9. 2

    2travelers

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was awesome! Such great hospitality.

    The VanderbiltResponded on August 17, 2021Dear 2travelers, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your waiter at The Vanderbilt. We are so excited to continue welcoming in guests to explore our reimagined Downtown Mansion and hope to have you join us again in the future.

  10. CW

    CWright

    New England

    88 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Menu was very limited with very little seafood options and it is Newport. What we had was good however for the price the portions were small and $18 for a green salad is a bit much. Service was good, Martini's were not.

    The VanderbiltResponded on August 17, 2021Dear CWright, We are so glad you were able to join us at The Vanderbilt, reimagined. We have provided your feedback to our team and hope to welcome you back in as our ever-evolving menu continues to expand.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful food and attentive staff

    The VanderbiltResponded on August 17, 2021Hi there, We are so glad to hear your culinary experience was fit with delicious cuisine and a hospitable staff. We strive to make every guest feel celebratory at The Vanderbilt, reimagined, and hope to welcome you back in the future.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They set the bar really high. Drinks and food could not have been better. Our bartenders Dean and Micah were professional and very friendly. I will definitely return!
  13. NT

    NewportTownie

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Austin has introduced a very audacious and innovative selection of foods, with defining touches that clearly emphasize specific flavors that complement superbly with each other. Every dish has at least one culinary surprise. The service was impeccable: attentive and courteous without being intrusive and unctuous or overly familiar. The venue, now divided into three completely different ambiences (garden, conservatory and dining room) remains one of the most attractive in Newport. The location is far enough from Thames Street to be quiet and exclusive, but close enough to be very convenient. The wine selection by the glass was excellent, but surely the by-the-bottle selection could be scaled a bit differently from what amounts to an almost exclusively high-end list.
  14. r

    raidersix2002

    New York Area

    169 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    169 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Fantastic location . . . food was ok . . . service was sooo slow!

    The VanderbiltResponded on August 17, 2021Dear raidersix2002, We are so glad you could dine with us at The Vanderbilt. We are sad to hear about service time and will alert our team to improve experiences in the future. We hope to welcome you in again to experience The Vanderbilt, reimagined.

  15. C

    Castlerocker

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great service but very limited menu with no vegetarian entrees although they agreed to make one. Main dining room extremely dark but garden room is much better. This could be a prime dining destination in Newport but seems a work in process.
  16. EK

    EricK

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    The roof was awesome- but dinner was awful

    The VanderbiltResponded on August 17, 2021Dear EricK, We are saddened to hear your culinary experience was less than perfection. While our Roof Deck is a wonderful place to spend the evening, we hope to welcome you back for an amazing meal in The Dining Room at The Vanderbilt or The Conservatory to wow you with classic New England fare with a modern twist.

  17. YG

    YelenaG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Expected a nice fine dining experience. Was disappointed. Salad was so overly dressed with vinegar that burned my palate. Food portions were small, main dish was edible but nothing special. Restaurant is pricey, though I wouldn’t return even if my dinner was free. Do not recommend.
  18. MM

    MrsMunch

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious brunch. Highly recommend.
  19. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    New York Area

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Am unbelievable experience start to finish, thanks to Dwayne my server for his perfect suggestions and brilliant wine pairings. A truly memorable evening with delicious fare!
  20. m

    maria

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very limited menu, although what we had was good, well prepared and served. Seems they are in transition to redo menu and dining room, it is located now in an informal greenhouse type structure. Server was excellent, friendly and energetic. From description thought the restaurant would be more upscale, but turned out only the prices were and so the value was not so much there. Very limited wine selections, small pours for the price, although they do pour a taste so you can try before getting the full glass. Cocktails were good. Overall was OK in an interesting hotel but nothing special.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Out door courtyard was nice
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Service was god awful
  23. FM

    FoodieMike

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First and foremost, the service was excellent. The staff is smart, young, ambitious kids who are experts in customer service. They should open a school. The food was excellent, the sauces where exceptional. Especially the buerre Parmesan fondue that came with the stuffies. I actually dreamt about that sauce. I’m loath to write this because I don’t want reservations to become more difficult but they deserve accolades.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Staff was very pleasant and a charming location. Menu was limited, but everything we ate was delicious! Caesar salad with lobster was perfect!
  25. c

    curtisl

    Greensboro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Service was very slow and incompetent. They refused to substitute chips for another side even though there were was someone in our party with dietary restrictions. Ran out of lobster rolls and then the replacement burger was undercooked and sent back. Ambience was the only highlight.
  26. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is currently being renovated, so we were seated outside, under an awning, nice, sheltered and comfortable despite poor weather. Food quality, service, and ambiance all outstanding, would happily recommend.
  27. P

    Pierre

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great foods great staffs
  28. NY

    NYer

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food very nice, service a bit shaky. Early arrival ensured an "inside" table in the conservatory otherwise "outside" in the garden under a tent on a cold, rainy evening. Look forward to the dining room reopening.
  29. MH

    MarkH

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a beautiful hotel restaurant with a wonderful and diverse menu.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The mansion is going through some renovations so we ate in the patio. The food was good, reasonably priced but the service was slow. We noticed that there were 2 couples and us and it took over 25 minutes to get service. The waitress was very nice and pleasant but we noticed that another couple came in and got served right away. Not sure who they were but we would have loved to get that kind of service.
  31. AQ

    AmyQ

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2021

    overall1food4service1ambience5
    Oh, wow, this was a horrible dining experience. With the beautiful pictures and food pictures, I thought I was making a good decision. First thing: the waitress was very overwhelmed and the two support bus boy and water boy were of zero help to her. We had to ask for water 20 minutes into our wait, our drinks were never refilled and the food is delicious, but extremely overpriced. I chose the eggs Benedict with a poached egg that was fully cooked on top. $18 mimosa in a coupe glass is an absolute rip off. Five tables surrounding us were not cleaned off and reset the entire time we had breakfast. Oh, and the manager ~ she was interviewing a prospective employee in the outside dining area, clueless to what was going on and flirting heavily with the soon-to-be employee. Absolute rip off. AVOID.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    I've eaten here twice and both times the food was subpar. First time the restroom was also dirty. The service is always fantastic, I wish the food was comparable.
  33. T

    Tabbs

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best team, fabulous chef and wonderful menu
  34. AW

    AshleyW

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable. The food was delicious beyond words. The ambiance was perfect! The service was outstanding!
  35. DA

    DaveAgburyCT

    New England

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding. We were greeted by the general manager, the host, and the head chef as we entered. We started with a ceviche tostada, followed by pickled scallops, followed by oysters and an amazing burrata salad. The main course was to die for.. consisting of the Waldorf salad with lobster and the Seabass. Both outstanding! We ordered a beautiful bottle of Pinot Noir, suggested by our waiter, after having two delicious martinis. We finished with berries, whip cream and chambord. The staff, service, food, quality, ambiance and management were top notch! We will definitely be back!
  36. DS

    DSamT

    New England

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal! Server was well versed on wines and every item on the menu. Definitely a hidden gem.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    There was no restaurant the address was not a restaurant update open table because it was a waste of my time it was closed that sounds good don’t talk when you’re on the breakfast one yeah oh yeah yeah
  38. S

    Sheilas

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    Understandably the renovations are ongoing but the signage was poor and we wandered around to get to the roof top and Then to the pavilion for dinner. Staff we very inexperienced and served side dishes without any cutlery , no bread just dry crackers , couldn’t find the valer to get our car and had to go into the kitchen ( trailer) and ask for help. The management was around and trying but missing the basics. We will go again as we love the roof top bar and we want this hotel to succeed despite so much turnover in ownership
  39. JM

    JoeM

    Austin

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food with good service. Thoroughly enjoyed the Tomahawk steak and the heirloom carrots.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The menu was limited, but everything was delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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The Vanderbilt is rated 4.3 stars by 762 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Clarke Street & Mary Street

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Vegetarian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Halston Conella

  • Entertainment

    Kristine Wilbur on piano Friday and Saturday.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (401) 846-6200

  • Catering

    SANDHYA POCHIRAJU | CATERING SALES, SERVICES MANAGER VANDERBILT, AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION P: 1.401.842.6200 F: 1.401.847.7689 sandhya.pochiraju@aubergeresorts.com

  • Private party facilities

    SANDHYA POCHIRAJU | CATERING SALES, SERVICES MANAGER VANDERBILT, AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION P: 1.401.842.6200 F: 1.401.847.7689 sandhya.pochiraju@aubergeresorts.com

  • Private party contact

    Alex.Pendergrass@gracehotels.com: (401) 846-6200 ext. 7529

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