An impressive collection of vintage paintings used for magazine covers adorns the muted blue walls at the Vanderbilt Grace Hotel's intimate dining room. The staff clearly takes pride in providing great service, making this venue an excellent choice for a special-occasion dinner. The restaurant's traditional New England–meets-European cuisine menu was developed by Jonathan Cartwright, who is in Newport occasionally to oversee operations. Selections include pan-roasted
pheasant breast and a smoked lobster, which is uncovered when it reaches your table to allow the smoke to escape in a puff. Opt for the five-course chef's signature tasting menu, which can include wine pairings.