Our experience with food and service was great. Jumbo shrimp cocktail was fresh. Lobster bolognese was delicious as well.
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We came this time for breakfast. It was after 9:30 in the morning, time enough for them to have gotten their act together?
The girl who started out serving us was wearing a shirt that was so wrinkled, it looked as though she had left it in the dryer for a week. she was forced to wear an undershirt underneath, because of the unironed front...if not, you would have seen bare skin where the gaps in the front where the buttons were. We exchanged the polite, "we are well, thank you, and you?" she told us she was TIRED. Now, that's just what we want to hear when sitting down to breakfast with our friend on a beautiful day! She was very accommodating and helped us to close the doors, as the breeze was cold, but I would never let my staff represent my restaurant like that. I blame the people who have not trained her properly, nor checked that she looks as polished as she should.
The next girl was a bit more bubbly, but just couldn't seem to give good service. Even though there were only 2 tables occupied, including ours.
we ALWAYS wonder how this restaurant is still in business. The atmosphere is nice, the view is spectacular. In our personal experience, food ranges from good to poor, although some people say they have had very good food...but the comments about the service are always the same: poor to shocking. everyone we know in town makes a comment or a joke about the service when you mention 41 North.
How can they not know this? Where do they get these people, and why are they not properly trained?
we only agreed to go here because our friend really wanted to try it. we thought perhaps there might have been a change. If Midtown Oyster Bar can have amazing staff, year after year, why not this restaurant?
my other gripe is that you are forced to pay $20 to park, which may or may not be something to do with the restaurant.
We went to the Grill at Forty 1° North for a 21st birthday brunch celebration before a day at the spa. The waterfeont view was stunning. The mimosas and bellinis were delicious. Crab cakes were delicious, but the lemon ricotta pancakes were definitely the stars of the entire group's meals. They were absolutely amazing! We love it there and will always return!
We loved the view and the decor of this modern, sleek, trendy hot spot. See and be seen. A "Buffy...where did we dock the yacht" type of clientele when we were there which was for dinner, on the earlier side. Seems like it livens up and must get a hipper crowd later on. The decor is Phillipe Starck-ish with killer waterfront views. On to the dining, drinks were really expensive ($17 for a vodka and soda, and not a Big Gulp size). There seemed to be bread but they must have decided we didn't need any. I started with the peekytoe crab balls, which made me giggle and is a very Martha Stewart dish. There were 3, they were expensive but I did enjoy them and they were served with a mildly spicy remoulade. I had the Tuna steak, it was super fresh and really well cooked. My companion had a salad and pasta with lobster which was meh. Go for the fish, they also had steaks which I would have ordered had we not had our minds blown with the steak at 22 Bowen the night prior. Fun place, prepare to pay.
In August, by the water, this provided a relaxing yet fun atmosphere for our team. We sat on the couches outside on the deck and it was very comfortable. We ordered drinks and appetizers which were all great, including the Mediterranean plate, calamari, and the crab balls. The prices are a bit high, hence why I selected more fine dining, and to be expected in Newport.