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The Vanderbilt Grace

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41 Mary Street, Newport, RI 02840 (Clarke Street & Thame Street)
+1 401-846-6200
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Our outstanding simply sumptuous restaurant, Muse, has earned myriad awards...
Our outstanding simply sumptuous restaurant, Muse, has earned myriad awards and accolades since its opening in 2011. With a strong focus on what it takes to be a leading restaurant in Newport, Rhode Island, Muse has a loyal following amongst residents of New England in addition to the gourmet guests. Muse is open daily for dinner, with service commencing at 6pm and running later on weekends. This awarded hotel restaurant is an echo of the bygone era in which dinner was the centerpiece of the day and Newport social scene. The dining room itself reflects this style with period features contributing to a freshly modern and inviting aesthetic.
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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An exquisite wedding dinner!

We were here for a wedding ceremony and dinner and it was exceptional! Everything was exquisite - the food, the service, the ambiance. There was everything from sophisticated appetizers and elegant choices for each course, to nice touches such as sorbet between the courses, and the chocolate Baked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
TaliR8
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Charlotte
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Beijing, China
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had the Christmas dinner there, understandably it's busy busy busy time but we just sat there for like an hour without anything coming. The place is absolute elegant and enjoyable. The food are fine, actually, I couldn't recall what I had, but nothing remarkably impressive. It's really a pity, we could have enjoyed it a lot more.

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Thank xyangt
Charlotte
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here for a wedding ceremony and dinner and it was exceptional! Everything was exquisite - the food, the service, the ambiance. There was everything from sophisticated appetizers and elegant choices for each course, to nice touches such as sorbet between the courses, and the chocolate Baked Alaska was a special treat.This is certainly a memorable four star experience!

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Thank TaliR8
TheVanderbiltGraceFB, Manager at The Vanderbilt Grace, responded to this review

Dear TaliR8, It is always a great pleasure to hear such wonderful feedback from our guests! We are happy that you enjoyed such a joyous occasion here at The Vanderbilt Grace and hope that you decide to return. Many thanks from all of us here in Newport. Regards, Alex Pendergrass Restaurant Supervisor The Vanderbilt Grace Alex.Pendergrass@gracehotels.com More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

I wanted to love it here but really can not rave about it. Arrived early and seated promptly, water poured. Then about 20 minutes before anyone came around asking for drinks. A special menu where we ordered appetizer, entree and desert for $75/head. Appetizer came out in a reasonable time, then over thirty minutes after we finished for the entree.... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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211 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We were looking for someplace to go for Christmas dinner - someplace where there would be attention to detail as well as "elegant" dining. We found it at Muse. We were impressed with the fact that everything ran smoothly; service was neither too fast nor too slow; the kitchen did not seem overworked; the portions were neither too large nor... More 

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Thank KLGri
Walpole, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Christmas decorations fantastic classic boutique hotel, 30 ft high ceilings all amenities walking distance to brick alley. One of the best hotels we've ever stayed in.

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Congers, New York
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

My wife and I went to Muse for our anniversary this past Saturday and ended up being truly disappointed. As we walked in, I noticed the 4 diamond rating by AAA, and thought to myself, this will be great... not so much so. The atmosphere was nice, relatively quiet, with more modern decor and live piano. Initially the service was... More 

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TheVanderbiltGraceFB, Manager at The Vanderbilt Grace, responded to this review

Dear Omar H, It is with a sad heart I write to you in regards to your recent dining experience with us. On such a special occasion, expectations are high and we fell well below yours. Our service team continually go through standards training to maintain the levels of 4 Diamond AAA properties. We have fallen short on all of... More 

Middletown, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We started our day with a wonderful breakfast of Crab Cake Benedict in the Courtyard. I have had breakfast there many times and love the ambience, food and service. We then decided to return for dinner and cocktails before hand on the Rooftop. After we fininshed our cocktails and enjoyed a wonderful sunset we went downstairs to The Terrace Room... More 

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1 Thank ELIZABETH T
TheVanderbiltGraceFB, Manager at The Vanderbilt Grace, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for dining with us at The Vanderbilt Grace. Your feedback is always important to us. We strive to offer the best food and service in Newport. When this is not the case, we encourage our guests to tell us so that we may improve. Your experience recently was not up to the standards Grace Hotels or... More 

New York
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Food was delectable, atmosphere was romantic and the service was flawless!! We eat at all of the best restaurants in NYC and this one was on par with what a NY foodie has grown to desire.

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Thank healermama
TheVanderbiltGraceFB, Manager at The Vanderbilt Grace, responded to this review

Dear Healermama, Thank you for your recent visit to Muse, inside The Vanderbilt Grace. It is so very wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We continually strive to offer the best service, cuisine and overall experience for our guests'. We hope the next time you are in Newport, that you stop by and say hello! Regards,... More 

Middletown, Rhode Island
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

The Muse was a restaurant we stumbled upon when looking for a location for my brothers rehearsal dinner. The atmosphere is beautiful, and the art work is spectacular! It is located in the Vanderbilt Grace hotel, which has one of the most spectacular views of Newport you will find on their roof top bar. The drinks are one of a... More 

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Thank ChaeRey
ArielleKleinsmith, Manager at The Vanderbilt Grace, responded to this review

Dear ChaeRey, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience, from the artwork, to the cocktails, to the beautiful roof deck. We pride ourselves on providing an experience that is equivalent to the natural beauty of Newport, and we hope we did this for you! As... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

PT Barnum said there's a sucker born every minute ... and many of them come to Muse to drop a bundle on a mediocre meal. Unfortunately, I and my guests are now among them. The service here is extraordinarily amateurish; I can only imagine that J Cartwright is doing some good deed by setting these poorly trained east European "boys"... More 

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3 Thank Tom H
ArielleKleinsmith, Restaurant Manager at The Vanderbilt Grace, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. This is incredibly important to us, and whilst we are, of course, disappointed to read that, on this occasion, our service fell short of excellent, we have taken on board your feedback and will try to improve in every way we can. Let us reassure you that our staff receive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 Mary Street, Newport, RI 02840
    (Clarke Street & Thame Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-846-6200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

Our outstanding simply sumptuous restaurant, Muse, has earned myriad awards and accolades since its opening in 2011. With a strong focus on what it takes to be a leading restaurant in Newport, Rhode Island, Muse has a loyal following amongst residents of New England in addition to the gourmet guests. Muse is open daily for dinner, with service commencing at 6pm and running later on weekends. This awarded hotel restaurant is an echo of the bygone era in which dinner was the centerpiece of the day and Newport social scene. The dining room itself reflects this style with period features contributing to a freshly modern and inviting aesthetic.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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