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The Grill at Forty 1 North

4.3
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1214 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The Grill at Forty 1° North is a dockside restaurant designed to deliver a fresh, upscale dining and entertainment experience while providing a unique and serene respite from Newport’s bustling waterfront scene. The menu features grilled meats, seafood and raw bar, as well as organic and locally sourced selections. There is an open-air dining area, with individual tables and bar seating surrounding the covered Pavilion. Inviting waterside lounge seating creates a perfect setting to relax with cocktails and conversation. Indoors the Dining Room, Oval Bar and Lounge offer sweeping views of the Harbor in a casual yet elegant setting to enjoy timeless cocktails and our full menu.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1214 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.6
ambience
3.8
value
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSsech422
New England
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster thermidor and Rib eye were great! Service was attentive and the view is amazing.

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vipKB20005
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. The restaurant is outdoors with part of it only partially enclosed in plastic covering, so dress really warm. It's cold there!

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LB2013
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Poor service very slow no bread at 6:30 was told it was baking you would think they would have had it made for enough People

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The bar was dirty, and littered with at least 50 used glasses. Staff was not wearing masks over their nose. Waited 25 minutes for a server, no one ever came to our table. We left extremely disappointed after booking this a week in advance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We came to celebrate my birthday near closing time on a Friday night, we had a reservation and the hostess was very sweet and seated us quickly. Due to the cold weather, most of their outdoor tables were inside within these tents that really take the magic away of eating outdoors near the bay. They got my order wrong and when the other waiter brought it, he gave us major attitude even though it was his mistake. Everyone’s food was absolutely incredible, other than what I ordered which seemed like it was cooked too quick because they were rushing to close and bring my food fast. The menu is very pricey, and with their current outdoor layout that takes away most of the view, I would say it’s not as much worth it to pay for, especially with a staff that doesn’t take charge of their mistakes! There’s definitely many other better dining options in Newport with a much friendlier staff (and views!)

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goodandquick
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Only outdoor seating was available. It’s a beautiful place and they’ve done a great job with the space heaters and glass partitions.

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vipLsmith
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Sat outside and it felt safe and food was great

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Trisha
London
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience1

I was pretty surprised that 41 North had not planned better for cooler weather. We were brought to a table in around the bar area that had two openings creating a tunnel of cold air blasting through. they would not close the opening which was open to the docks as they said a party was going to be seated there. Two hours later, when we were leaving the party never materialized. Our food came out hot but was cold within a minute of being placed in front of us due to the wind whipping through that opening. How does such a sophisticated restaurant not consider this ? I won't be back until the issue is resolved. Our waiter Mateo was phenomenal and asked the manager to close the opening for us with no luck. No apology, nothing taken off the bill or a warming drink sent over. Shame on them.

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KathN
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great place. Maybe a little loud but we were outside due to COVID. Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary dinner. Drew was our waitress, and made it extra special. Totally flexible with each request. Andrew the restaurant manager even found me my favorite bourbon as a nightcap. Highly recommend!

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vipJohnS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every course was fantastic! The most tender calamari we’ve ever had, cavatelli like you would have in one of the best Italian restaurants, and fish lightly seasoned and grilled to perfection. Great service and atmosphere made for a perfect dinner experience.

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vipMeghan
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Food was not good, service was incredibly slow and staff was not kind. Beautiful setting but plenty of other great restaurants in the area.

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vipginat
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Outdoor dining only.
Waiters and waitresses were overwhelmed by amount of tables they were assigned.
Bus boys were not clearing table prior to next courses so some patrons were angry and yelling.

Steaks were delicious... tender and tasty

Ceaser salad was dry.

My gin and tonic was flat.

Atmosphere was lovely on the water.

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vipTaylor
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food average but our server Scott was out of this world. He made the experience that much better. I would go back literally just for him. Scott a stand up guy and a true professional.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We have been to this restaurant a few times, but of course inside dining and it was amazing! This time we had a 7pm reservation. We were seated outside due to Covid-19, it took 20 mins for someone to come to us with a menu and didn’t ask us if we wanted a cocktail. 15 mins later, the waitress came over to ask for our drink order, by this time is was really dark. We couldn’t see the menu, thank goodness for cell phone flash lights. We were finally able to put our order in for apps and dinner. 30 mins later our apps came out, another 30 mins we had to ask where our salads were. They came out 20 mins later. They didn’t come to take our plates from apps or salads. Finally, a sweet older man came over to take our plates and give us new silverware. 45 mins later we had to ask again for our dinners. She told us the kitchen is really backed up, so 20 mins after that our dinner arrived. We couldn’t see what the dinner looked like and it was cold. I ordered a vegan dinner and it truly was not worth eating. This is long winded, I apologize but this restaurant was truly a disappointment all the way through. We know the chef can do a better job and we will try it one more time when there will be inside eating. Sorry but I give this restaurant 1/2 star.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Beautiful location. Some food was amazing - very fresh oysters, well prepared chops. Some food was a joke - pineapple cake was almost inedible - sort of like sweetened card board. Felt like a spot which makes it money on the location (harborside and beautiful) so have not really invested time in making consistently good food.

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Vanessa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !
My fiancé and I went over the weekend for date night . Great drinks , food , and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Charcuterie board was $28 and not great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Server was so nice but the food was absolutely disgusting. The only thing that tasted good was the cappuccino.

We ordered chicken, spaghetti, eggplant and salad. Everything was so salty and completely uneatable (we tried diluting it because we were starving and it was almost 10pm so no other options). We had to send the chicken back because it was so greasy and bland, so ordered another eggplant which arrived so much saltier than our original one. I felt too bad to send back the spaghetti and the other eggplant so just dealt with it, but would absolutely not come back.

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MarkG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was during the week so it was quite - we liked the location and outside seating was nice. Food will not wow you but was good. martinis were expenseive $18 compared to everywhere else we were at $10.

TJ
vipTJOB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The waitress was very unattentive. There was only outside seating still due to COVID even though other restaurants have been serving inside. Just didn't seem like anyone at the establishment cared.

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0315MCD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

This is my third visit to 41N this summer. Sadly, all three experiences have been the same.........very poor service (had to keep getting up to find the waitress) Arrived at 2:30pm ...finally got our meals at 4:00pm. And.....it wasn't even busy! Only three other tables were occupied. Again, this is not my first experience here this summer.
41N used to be my most favorite place in all of Newport. ALWAYS brought all of my lunch/dinner guests there. Now, I've been so embarrassed three times in a row......I will not be returning.

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CatherineB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Hostess called and tried to talk us out of coming ~ it was a later reservation on a Sunday night ~ Covid has put everyone over the edge. They don’t want to be there ...They said heaters weren’t on and was going to be cold , last call at 9:45.... it was a bummer trying to make the most out of this Covid crap ~ they didn’t help with it at all ~ we had showed up and they had attitude and dirty looks ~~~ Covid sucks

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

My husband and I went for Sunday brunch. I Had a delicious lobster roll (loved the fresh dill and other herbs on top) and my husband very much enjoyed his crab cake benedict. We also shared the fried calamari and shishito peppers - very good, batter was light - and enjoyed a few (!) cocktails: a generously poured Aperol spritz, perfect French 75, and a really tasty blueberry Tom Collins. Service was great - attentive but relaxed - and the restaurant did a great job with adhering to COVID-19 safety measures without sacrificing ambience too much. We were spending the weekend in Newport as an escape from our home in NYC and agreed that Forty 1 North was our favorite spot. Highly recommend!

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Mike
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

valet informed me it’s 20 to park on the lot when we arrived, spending 180 on a meal for 2 people and being charged 20 for parking is a bit ridiculous, my wife’s steak was severely under cooked and cold. Very unusually for this restaurant every other experience has been great

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vipXopio
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow. Our waiter was non existent for a while, we had to ask for water 3 times.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were great however my only complaint was that we requested an outdoor table when booking and they gave us a high top table a

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vipSharonH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Wonderful food and lovely atmosphere but server was quite cold in her attitude to us. There was also a woman at the next table talking very loudly on the phone with her phone on speaker for 15+ minutes...when we asked the server to have someone speak to the patron about the fact that she was disturbing other guests, we got no response.

Would recommend food and atmosphere but service should be much better at a place this pricey.

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vipKiwi
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Very Underwhelming. Food , except the fried calamari, which was very good, was just like you would expect in a commercial hotel. Server never came by to ask if things were OK, especially galling since the roasted sweet potatoes came out cold and the $45 filet mignon was medium and not medium rare as ordered. Things took far too long, so didn't want to waste another 30 mins waiting for a corrected steak. There are far better options in town, this one is not a good option at all.

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Cyndi
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

This was our last night on vacation, so I wanted to go somewhere special. Great view, great cocktails, terrible food. Uninspired menu. I ordered the salmon. It was overcooked and extremely salty—inedible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience1

It was a decent experience but servers and staff seemed like they did not want to be there

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vipJayN
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful sunset view

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KaitlynH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect ambiance!
We reserved this for the last night on our “mini moon” and wanted to go all out. It was a little chilly and we asked for a heat lamp and were told it was coming, but it did not (which is ok). We were by the water and it was so so nice. Drinks were amazing, including the espresso martini. I got the salmon, and should have known sides were an add on but wish I was reminded when I ordered because I only had a piece of salmon on my plate. It was just okay. My husband loved his lobster thermidore. Overall it was a great experience and would recommend.

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ChrisK
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place was simply fantastic. Great spot, great food, great service. Super pricey but you should know that going in. Typical "grille" style steaks and seafood like a Capital Grille or traditional steak house.
Would definitely recommend!

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vipKellyR
New England
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Delicious tomato, arugula and burrata cheese salad to start, perfectly grilled filet, juicy bone-in pork chop, and a bottle of Caymus Cabernet made for a perfect meal. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Food was excellent. Wait staff was nice. The little things of an expensive meal (150+ per person) were missing. Making a reservation days in advance to be sat at a bar top next to a bar that was not well kept and had trash on the floor was not ideal. I appreciate the efforts of restaurants during COVID, but a meal at a different Newport restaurant a week prior that cost half of this meal took the time to still have menus and wine lists laminated and wiped down between seatings instead of a QR code. Finally, a bottle of Cabernet served cold was not impressive.

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vipJoleneS
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Wait staff uninterested, slow, not helpful. Only the bartender made an effort to be hospitable and offer “service”

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vipNriverajr
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere was great, had the 41 north burger it was one of the best burger’s I ever had the taste will be etched in my tongue for a long time. Highly recommended!

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vipJessicaW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food and great ambience. So good,we went back the next day for drinks and apps!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam Pascale is the BEST!

FAQs

The Grill at Forty 1 North offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 846-8018.

The Grill at Forty 1 North is rated 4.3 stars by 1214 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.