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A Dinner Party with James Beard Award winning Maison Premiere


An Unforgettable Holiday Season

Join us at our historic Newport mansion and be transported back to a time of raucous parties of the early 20th-century, when the East Coast’s most notorious families threw extravagant, over-the-top fêtes, with our one-of-kind, white glove experience at The Vanderbilt.

  • Available from December 7, 2022 to May 30, 2023
  • Available for hotel guests and non-hotel guests in groups of 6-10
  • Five days notice required
  • $450 per guest
  • Book with our Concierge | Call 401.846.6200

A Gilded Age Dinner Party

Step into our iconic East Coast mansion, filled with flirtatious eccentricities and glamour, and revel in the extravagant dinner and cocktail experience, Upstairs/Downstairs:The Gilded Age Dinner.

Cocktail Hour in The Mansion

Begin your evening in the Parlour, dimly lit by candlelight, where servers dressed in tuxedos will greet you with our special welcome cocktail. Savor luxurious cocktails from a menu exclusively curated by Maison Premiere, iconic James Beard award-nominated New York City cocktail bar and restaurant, for this one-of-a-kind Vanderbilt experience.

Gilded Age Dinner on Alfred's Landing

After cocktails in the Parlour, you will be taken upstairs to our opulent Mezzanine, which is alive with flickering candles, an enchanting playlist and ornate table setting. Along with your decadent specialty cocktails from Maison Premiere, indulge in a sumptuous, nine-course dinner menu..

Nine-Course Menu by Executive Chef Richard Gras

Delight in nine courses, featuring fresh oysters, ice-cold Beluga Caviar, Roast Lamb Wellington and Baked Alaska. Elevate the evening through convivial, tabletop games.

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James Beard Foundation Award-Winner for “Outstanding Bar Program"

About Maison Premiere

Maison Premiere is rooted in the traditions and ceremony of oyster bars and absinthe cafés, where at-hand service paired with frank advice about daily shellfish and quenching wines serve as well as the recipes from old bar manuals. It has long been lauded for excellence in drink making as well as its unwavering commitment to service and hospitality. For years, Maison Premiere has been favorably written about in The New York Times, Esquire, GQ, Travel & Leisure, The New Yorker, Food & Wine, Playboy, and The Wall Street Journal. It has received nearly every major award in its industry, including a Taste Talks award and a James Beard Foundation Award in 2016.

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