The Grill at Forty 1 North

4.4
1436 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Please Note:
Effective November 30th, 2020, RI COVID-19 Regulations restrict tables to parties of no more than 5 people, all of whom must reside in the same household.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1436 people are saying
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vipElleO
New England
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view and service were amazing! Deconstructed S'mores dessert was our favorite dish of the meal - will go back just for that! Appetizers and main courses were also very good but pricey with sides a la carte. Overall, a great experience and satisfying.

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CelesteC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time this summer to The Grill at Forty 1 North. Once for dinner and once for brunch. Both times were excellent. The food is fabulous and you cant beat the view! Can't wait to go back!

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vipEdHart
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little expensive

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Bella
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Expensive. Since all hotel bars are closed, the restaurant had a deserted/spooky feeling. Lighting too low to enjoy any architecture.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Small portions and not worth the money

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vipChristinaL
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect.

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MichaelM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Should have gone with my first impressions and looked for another place to dine as soon as being seated. Was expecting a nice quiet meal indoors with a view looking out into harbor. Instead was seated outdoors in the Pavilion area, where the bar crowd was overly loud , the music was even louder and not as to be expected while enjoying a "fine dinning experience", it was not "an elegant setting" as stated. We asked to be seated further away from the bar and was told nothing was available, and a preferred table remained empty during our meal. Although the entrees were what you might expect , the salad was overly dressed and limp, the crème brulee was burnt. All things considered, quite disappointing.

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KimZ
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty and a lovely spot away from the crowds

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Janef
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Dinner outside with a beautiful sunset. Food is pricey but all was very good. Hard to cough up $18 for one glass of wine, but whatever. Great people watching and Newport ambiance - we are local and haven't been there in awhile. It was a nice change of pace.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service. A must try if your in the area- worth every penny

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FranP
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent but we felt rushed from the moment we were seated. Great spot but not the best overall dining experience especially considering the cost.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak i ever had

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JimM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, great atmosphere and a wonderful overall experience.

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BarbaraM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

My fault for not realizing the seating was outside, therefore, it was very cool. The steak was delicious.

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vipWMfamily5
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant relaxing dinner with beautiful views of the harbor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience5

Way overpriced

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great evening. Great service. Bad table.

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vipTA273
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Appalled at the service we received. I cannot wait to leave a review online. The host was rude to our party amd the server was new but clearly not trained. I brought family from Raleigh for a special meal and was completely embarrassed for this restaurant- what a huge joke. At least the sunset didn’t disappoint. Will not be back here - taking our money to TSK amd Stoneacre where they actually value customers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was amazing from start to finish of the meal! So helpful and friendly. Overall great dining experience!

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Magda
West Palm Beach
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quite pricey but food was excellent. Fabulous wine list. Lovely setting on the water.

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AnkerIV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have experienced high end steak restaurants in some of the best cities in America and this was a serious standout!
My wife is claiming that this is the best ribeye she has ever had. Couple this with the ambiance of sitting next to some of the finest yachts in the world, incredible outdoor dining, and a highly skilled waitstaff and you have yourself a winner. We spent over $400 on a dinner for three, but if we could get a reservation for tonight, we’d probably go…

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Lynne
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great spot. view, service and food excellent would recommend to all

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vipHot37
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Staff do not understand English well, they pretend to do so. So there is a language barrier

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Alexandria
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great brunch with a view of the harbor. Pancakes were delicious! Good mocktails too

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JoannaP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Halibut was outstanding. The best sautéed mushrooms on the planet! Beautiful views with observant and non-intrusive service. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary and the food and service were great. Alejandro was our server and he was excellent!! Would easily recommend again!!

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vipKatrinaK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience each time we dine at this place especially with our dog

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JT21
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and good vibes

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Foogirl
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The location of the restaurant was beautiful it was very clean but I found it very expensive and portions were very small overall disappointed

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Renee
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was the first time we visited this restaurant. We all were taken back by the al a cart style menu. I think part of visiting a upscale restaurant is experiencing the different flavors and the plating of the dish. It was way over priced. I chose the salmon, it was good but not great. It literally was a piece of salmon on a plate, that’s it. The table chose sides, mash potatoes which were average, kind of watery, creamed spinach, which did not have a lot of flavor, and sweet potatoes, which were good but just simple sweet potatoes. We were a party of five, three of us got the salmon and two got lamb chops. The lamb chops I was told were a solid good cooked just right. Every thing over all was fair- good but not the same as when a chef cooks a meal with sauces and spices and plates it. We chose a chimmichuri sauce for the salmon because there were not many options for something else that paired with seafood. The sauce choices were bearnaise, a peppercorn, chimmichuri, and bordelaise. We each had one drink and deserts were good. The bill with tip was 700! I wouldn’t mind paying that but I do not want to think about sides and a sauce to go with the protein. Way overpriced for al a cart. I will not return to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We were sat at a table in the bar, which was disappointing as we made a reservation. At first it was fine, but as people started to fill the bar, it became loud and not enjoyable. It was our anniversary and there was also confusion with our champagne order.

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HenryH
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

It’s rare I write something negative, but the frill was a disappointing. The best part of the experience was Matt the valet for 41 North, downhill after that. The staff needs some serious customer service training. From the hostesses to the bus staff who took my dish as I was taking my last bite. Every time they approached the table they never smiled and looked with contempt. For the prices here I would expect exemplary service and it seemed like the staff hated working there. I ordered my NY Strip medium and it came out medium rare.
The scallop app was good but really 2 scallops for $25.
For $250 for the two of us there are better options in Newport

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The seating area is nicely positioned on the water snd we loved our seat right by the window. The food was good, but not sure it was worth the high price point. Our waiter was not particularly warm or engaging, but he was responsive to our needs. A solid 3.5-4.0 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We made reservations with open table( families: 7 people) 2 teenagers…it was a great time. We went for the nostalgia ad we remember it as Christie’s Back in college (1990-94) and visited a few times since but never as 41 North. One of the things it’s missing is a live band…I know that would change the vibe but I think the fact that it’s Newport, they could pull it off at least a couple times a week. I’m sure people would still come but you’d get more foot traffic on those days and probably create curiosity for future visits and in turn increase sales. The fact that it’s closed off unless you have a reservation is unfortunate. I do appreciate the inclusivity once you’re seated but it’s the type of location that I would visit daily for the week that I’m there if I could just go to the bar and grab a small bite.
We had a nice time but I missed the vibe it used to bring.

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KaleyR
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came with coworkers and its an amazing atmosphere and view!

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vipMissyP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love 41 North. The Alaskan king crab legs and lobster rolls are excellent. The view is nice and the ambiance is chic yet relaxed. We go often for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful service by Billy and gorgeous view.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great meal with wonderful service.

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MarthaC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - the ambiance is perfect, right on the water, and we saw a spectacular sunset. Delicious food and good service, what a great dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server (Chip) was awesome! Best lamb chops and steak. Management was also so friendly and accommodating.

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 4.4 stars by 1436 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.