Dine at The Vanderbilt

Classic and contemporary New England cuisine in the heart of coastal Newport

Dine at The Vanderbilt
Channel a glamorous era gone by with sumptuous dining and drinking experiences in the atmosphere of an exclusive private home. You’ll revive the Gilded Age with a single cocktail at The Bar, savor a taste of New England in each beautifully presented dish at The Vanderbilt Grill, revel in our lush and intimate Garden Terrace, and take in the best sunset in town from our popular Roof Deck.
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The Vanderbilt Grill

Come here for classic and contemporary cuisine that showcases New England’s exceptional bounty. Dine on artful, inspired dishes, many of which are cooked to perfection on the grill, including salmon with lardons and charred brussels sprouts, and apple barbecue pork belly with cauliflower panna cotta and shaved radish. In the summer, dine al fresco in the beautiful Garden Terrace.
  • Open Sunday to Thursday from 7:30am to 11am, 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 9pm; and Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 9:30pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays for dinner until May 27, 2019.

Private Dining

When you crave a night unlike any other, our dining team can set up an intimate private dining experience either in your luxury room or suite—or even on a secluded spot on the beach. It will unfold in an atmosphere of understated romance—created for you two and for one unforgettable moment in time.

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Drink You'll Find Me By The Horchata

On Wednesdays throughout the summer months, the renowned Aquidneck Growers’ Market awaits a 10-15 minute stroll from The Vanderbilt. Take your pick of seafood, colorful produce, local mushrooms, fragrant flowers and other specialty products—but whatever you do, save time to grab the famous, juicy pork taco that’s sure to run down your hands and beckon you back for seconds.

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Crab Shack Entrance

Eat Where New England’s Hottest Tradition Was Born

There’s nothing like biting into a steamy fried clam roll while sitting on the beach overlooking Sakonnet River, the juiciness of the oyster seeping out to form the ultimate creamy combination with homemade mayonnaise. It’s hard to believe this sandwich, one of our most illustrious traditions, was all but unfathomable at the dawn of the 1900s when New Englanders only ate their clams steamed, raw on the half shell, or chopped in chowder.

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Ballerina Drink

Learn There’s A Story Behind Every Drink

As guests walk into our bar I almost always see them immediately start to unwind. I think it’s our unique, historical and cozy setting, accented by candlelight and a fireplace that naturally gives way to conversation and relaxation. The lighting is soft, the seating is cozy and the music does not get in the way of talking. As a bartender, the atmosphere here helps me to connect with the guests. I LOVE hearing their stories and I feel like we can learn so much from each other.  Sometimes the Leyendecker paintings at the bar spark conversation, but often just a simple conversation about a drink recommendation can lead to a story.

Christina Mercado
Beverage Manager and Bartender at The Vanderbilt
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