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Permanently Closed - The Conservatory At Vanderbilt Grace

244 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Romantic (196)
  • Special Occasion (179)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (162)

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - PERFECT FOR INFORMAL DINING is the Conservatory restaurant at the Vanderbilt Grace in Newport, Rhode Island - a transformation of the former Vanderbilt Hall by Grace Hotels. The bright and airy Conservatory offers lighter meals in lovely informal surroundings and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Conservatory"s picture windows offer lovely views of Newport town historic Trinity Church, built in 1725 based on designs by Sir Christopher Wren. The Conservatory also serves cocktails and food in the Vanderbilt Grace's garden terrace. This oasis of calm is just minutes from the town center yet transports you into another world.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm ; Dinner: Sunday- Thursday 6:00pm - 9:00pm - Friday-Saturday: 6:00pm-9:30pm
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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
Darrel Lazier
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Cross street
Clarke Street & Thame Street
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking
Banquet, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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CJDolan (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2016

Outstanding dinner and service......worth a detour to this spot

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 8, 2016

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.

JoWen (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2016

Exceptional service and exceptional and creative culinary menu. Would highly recommend restaurant as one of Newport's finest.

Dinaroo (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on September 28, 2016

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.

vipjen53 (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on September 25, 2016

had a lovely meal, very relaxed, maureen was terrific

vipMike (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2016

Heavenly! Overall you can't go wrong, and they have a number of gluten free options. Glorious.

Kathy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 18, 2016

My friend and I visited while touring the mansions. It was the best brunch we've ever had! She ordered Eggs Benedict and I had the Greek omelette. The hostess was SO friendly and when asked, told us the history of Vanderbilt Grace which was quite interesting. The outdoor setting was peaceful and beautiful. If I weren't 5 hours away, I'd go back several times a year.

vipFineFoodLover (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2016

The food was phenomenal.!! I had the best grilled lobster and the steak my husband had was so tender and flavorful. I read a negative comment about the portions. If you want huge portions then don't go. The food is worth the price. A must go to if you are a foodie and farm to table person.

vipJimB (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 4, 2016

Dining at night in a garden in Newport. ... perfect

OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on September 4, 2016

100% Dissatisfied !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

vipEllenH (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 3, 2016

Very small entree portions,
Service was excellent.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on September 3, 2016

It was a beautiful setting with excellent and attentive service.
unfortunately nothing we ate was special, especially for $100.
The inexpensive meal we had the next night was more tasty and satisfying.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on August 23, 2016

Great secluded gem for a romantic dinner or intimate group. Garden dining beautiful.

CMBH (London)
4.0  Dined on August 18, 2016

Quiet retreat dining in downtown Newport. The food is seasonal and farm fresh, an inspired menu that is simple yet elegant. Good wine list, nice garden terrace dining, nothing rushed, secret in the hustle of busy Newport.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2016

I can not confirm some of the negative reviews. We experienced utmost courtesy and professionalism by the entire staff, from the moment we entered the hotel/restaurant. Our server, Maureen, deserves a special mention as she was particularly friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere was very nice (not too busy or loud), with beautiful live piano music in the background. The food was delicious, but as other reviewers have stated, portions are on the small side, so you certainly need to add an appetizer, and perhaps even a (delicious) desert. The result, of course, is a dinner bill that is not on the cheap side. However, it is worth it, and we have no hesitation recommending this gem of a restaurant for dinner.