The Grill at Forty 1 North

4.4
1465 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1465 People Are Saying
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ErikaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was spectacular. Dining room had crumbs on chair, and looked like a rough cleanup from night before. Server wasn’t very knowledgeable. Broken and chipped nails on hand are a turn off.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Restaurants is a little dark though.

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TomM
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous customer service very professional and friendly. Outstanding meal

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Brady
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We found a hair in our calamari. When we told the waitress she never apologized, only responded she would tell the kitchen. When we asked the manager if the waitress had told him about it he responded he would talk to her. It was comped from our bill but there was never an apology. When we placed your order for appetizers the waitress asked if we wanted to place our meal order at the same time. We asked if we did place our meal order if we could have some time between the apps & meal & told yes. We received our meal as they were removing our app plates. Same was true with drink orders, told waitress we wanted after dinner drinks after we finished wine but it came immediately. Whole meal felt rushed even when there were open tables around us. Food was very good, lacked customer service.

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Gyjh
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and so was the staff

Definitely want to revisit!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. Traumatically pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was beautiful. Music was too loud. Great service!

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viprobn
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks great food great service!!

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vipGuyD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Waitstaff was shaky

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vipPhsdg
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was excellent. Drinks in the pricey side for this type of restaurant. Food was very fresh but quite plain. Ambiance and decor were very nice. Desserts were good which is nice to see.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We were seated promptly. After 21 minutes we asked the hostess if there was a server for our table. When the server came over she asked if we had been helped! One of the appetizers we ordered had to be sent back because it was too salty (by the way, the table next to us also sent back the same appetizer. They did remove the appetizer from our bill.

The side order or brussel sprouts arrived a few minutes after my main course had been served. A few minutes after that the soy sauce and wasabi was brought to the table (I was already half finished with my tuna).

When we finished dinner the server came over asking if we would like another drink (my glass had been empty for at least 15 minutes and the server never came over to the table during that time).

Overall, the restaurant is overpriced for the quality of food.

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Anniversary
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was quiet
A Monday night
Only one waitress but was ok
Extremely nice
Too dark to even read menu
Prices a bit high but consistently good as we have been there a few times

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Noisy and loud even though there were only a few tables. Food was good

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vipDPGESQ
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were in town for parents weekend and wanted a nice place to take our daughter. We were very happy with our choice. Although we had a rather late reservation The restaurant was still a bit busy. We had a beautiful table by the window and an excellent meal. My daughter had the tomato soup and the squid ink past both of which she said were excellent. My husband had the half chicken and although on the smaller side he said it was delicious. I enjoyed the butternut squash risotto, it was a special of the evening and just perfect. We enjoyed S’mores dessert as well, just the perfect end to our meal. We would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night for our 30th wedding anniversary!
Christina our server was fantastic! Just a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service from Michael. Absolutely loved the Brussels sprouts and the tuna tartare on the seafood tower!

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Foodie743
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The restaurant was wide open when we came it and were seated at a nice table with a view. The service by the mart d/waiter took our drink order and was pleasant and efficient. We had the charcuterie board had nice selection but very small portions, like literally 1 tsp of the tomato relish. I had a soup and salad for dinner, there wasn't a cup of soup in the bowl, and the caesar salad was bare no croutons, no anchovies and no parmesan cheese. ( I had to ask for them) my dinner partner had the lobster risotto, and a vegetable side dish. All portions were undersized. We shared the dessert a coconut lemon tart and I had an espresso.
Food was good, but very mediocre as far as creativity and taste. This dinner for two was over $200. do not recommend this restaurant so many other good places to eat in Newport

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MichaelV
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was seated in outdoor enclosed area. Food was spectacular (NY Strip is a must). Friendly and knowledgeable wait staff with overall good vibe. Pricey but so are most places in Newport.

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BruceC
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

My partner's granddaughter had worked there so we wanted to see it.
The prices were high by even Newport standards.
The menu was quite limited and the drinks were very expensive.
The venue in a tent like bar area was very noisy.

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AllanM
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and great service. A little too much noise at first near the bar, but got table moved.

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vipEdwardR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food and views were fantastic!

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Bush
London
27 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The seared tuna and lobster risotto were excellent.

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vipChanteuse
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Drinks were good but high priced. The food was good except for my filet mignon which tasted like it had been boiled; staff is young; not terribly attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

I booked this restaurant for our anniversary. We travelled from Mass to stay for the weekend and the photos of the restaurant on their website site looked perfect. BUT on our arrival they could not park our car for us because they had a wedding AND a rehearsal dinner and had to reserve parking for them, even though I had a dinner reservation. Had to walk a block and pay $15, which was a decent price all things considered unless your husband has difficulty walking
Getting to the area to dine meant we had to walk thru the rehearsal dinner and down the stairs to the outside bar area that had roll down sides. NOT what I was expecting. So our reservation was NOT in the area that you see on their website but nothing is mentioned about that when booking. Our table was in the tented area and by a service station so we heard lots of banging of dishes. Service was slow because they overextended themselves with a wedding, rehearsal dinner and then the restaurant. The $18 Caesar was very small and lemony. The $61 NY strips had a line of gristle running thru and nothing better than anywhere else I could have cooked at home.
All in all it was a waste of a lot of money. Very dissatisfied. And when I booked it asked if it was a special occasion. I selected AND commented that it was our anniversary. Do you think anyone made mention….. nope! Very disappointed.

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ANNEM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view and great service! Expensive and needs a wider menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were in Newport on vacation and really enjoyed this dinner experience. Great service and accommodating staff, delicious food and nice ambiance. A bit too loud.

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vipCoronadofinediner
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent lobster, filet mignon, and creme brulee. Server was very attentive.

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tcam
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We came here primarily because dogs are allowed. The restaurant is on a pier, enclosed on the top by a giant roofed pergola, which was great because it was raining. There are heaters and speakers at regular intervals in the ceiling so it was toasty warm . Music was a little too loud for the upscale ambience they are going for. Do you want to be a fun waterfront bar or do you want to be a fancy waterfront restaurant that charges $42 for a 4 oz piece of tuna with no sides? Pick a lane.
Once we got over the sticker shock, we did enjoy our meal. The server was great, the tuna was exquisite and the lobster risotto was pretty good, if a little too salty/risotto not quite the right texture. The table side of fries for the table was an enormous serving. The coconut lemon tart for dessert was yummy. The bill for two was $180. So while the food is very good, be prepared to pay a premium for the location.

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JanR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Server was alone, but as attentive as could be, considering number of diners. He was very pleasant, professional to the 4 of us. Very nice dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Beautiful location- food mediocre and over priced

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vipLJW03
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 35th anniversary and the waitress gave us a glass of champagne to celebrate.
The view was spectacular.

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AmberK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The spot is beautiful but overall the facility seems weathered. The service was ok but the food preparation and food quality was deplorable. For the high per plate price my expectations were that it would be a great meal. Our entire party thought the food was terrible. Sorry that we spent $900 on 4 people and had such a bad meal.

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John
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very expensive and a limited lunch menu...views okay but not outstanding.

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vipElleO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
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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vipCelesteC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
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
9 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little expensive

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Bella
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
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 on 21 September 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Small portions and not worth the money

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vipChristinaL
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect.

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MichaelM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 19 September 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.

FAQs

The Grill at Forty 1 North offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 846-8012.

The Grill at Forty 1 North is rated 4.4 stars by 1465 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 bookings at the moment.