The Vanderbilt

4.4
755 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 dining room 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 Dining Room at 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)

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 755 people are saying
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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YelenaG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
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.

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vipMrsMunch
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious brunch. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTableDiner
New York Area
78 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!

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vipmaria
Charleston
6 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Out door courtyard was nice

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was god awful

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vipFoodieMike
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 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!

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curtisl
Greensboro
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.

PB
PaulB
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.

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Pierre
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great foods great staffs

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NYer
New York Area
9 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.

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vipMarkH
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
17 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.

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vipAmyQ
New Orleans
4 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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Tabbs
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best team, fabulous chef and wonderful menu

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vipAshleyW
Birmingham
6 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!

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vipDaveAgburyCT
New England
34 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!

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DSamT
New England
36 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 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

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vipSheilas
New York Area
10 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

JM
JoeM
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu was limited, but everything was delicious.

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vipElizabeth
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I really enjoy coming to the Gwyne for brunch. Their price and value are out of this world, especially for Newport. Their menu is small, which might turn people off, but what they do they do so well! The main dining room is currently under renovations but the sunroom is a great backup for brunch. Might not be peoples ideal for dinner. I am a repeat customer and proud of it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was so good and the restaurant was gorgeous!

KB
KathleenB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The leek and mushroom omelettes were delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The quality of the food and the service staff here are excellent, however the portion sizes are a bit to be wanted. Side of corn beef hash was embarrassingly small - I left breakfast hungry.

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Dede
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Honestly the food was excellent but overpriced. Perhaps making up for Covid. Lovely experience, everything else was fabulous. Would recommend with reservation.

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vipCarolineD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! The brunch was so good, and the overall atmosphere was stunning, and soooooo Newport! The mushroom and leek omlette is to die for!

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vipVaness
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Vegan option they had was absolutely delicious. It was made available by the chef. The wine options were also superb.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was excellent, very unique menu and everything was made perfectly. drinks were great as well

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything perfect

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family
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was shear artistry.

RJ
vipRJGA
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was fantastic. All three courses and the items we selected were outstanding. We were disappointed that the main dining room was being renovated. The “arboretum” was nicely set up, too cool to sit outside, but some other patrons were sub-casually dressed, had very young children and the atmosphere wasn’t what we expected considering the location and price point. But the service and food made up for it.

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Rugs
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Booked for Mother’s Day brunch a month ahead of time. They call me three days before Mother’s Day to say they just started remodeling the dining room so we would have to sit outside on their patio ( good luck trying to find another reservation three days before Mother’s Day!!!!) . Service was poor( almost chaotic). A very poor and disappointing experience all around

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Matt
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was a little on the salty side, specifically the duck fat potatoes. The wait staff was very attentive and so nice. We were seated on the outside perimeter of the tent, so our table wasn’t decorated as nicely as those under the tent, which was a little disappointing, but overall the experience was lovely.

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DianeG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVELY. We were there on Mother's Day for brunch.
We ate in a beautiful courtyard and it was pleasant and relaxing! Everyone was spaced so we felt safe. Friendly staff who made us feel welcome. The cheese plate (get this), pancakes, generous fruit bowl, avocado toast dish and burgers were outstanding.

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vipKeithH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service from staff - friendly and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The decor could definitely use a little sprucing/brightening up. Food and service were excellent.

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The Vanderbilt is rated 4.4 stars by 755 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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