As you well know, visiting Newport is one of my favorite New England day trips. It is right up my alley, with a gorgeous seaside setting, cobblestone streets, shops, and of course, lots of food and wine. Visiting Newport is even more fun when visiting with people who have lived there, and our Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival buddies knew just where to take us after the festival.
41 North is a swanky, multi-level bar, restaurant, hotel, and marina right on Newport Harbor. Before we settled in to a comfy outside seating area, we took a wander around. The space is beautiful!
Lots of options for group and private dining made me want to have a party.
A downstairs room featured an extra large chess set, funky seats, and a table that would be perfect for a private, indulgent dinner. Who’s in?
After exploring, we made our way to the outdoor bar area where a sleek white marble bar wrapped around in a clean rectangle. Everything was so clean and modern, providing a nice contrast to the natural beauty of the harbor.
A glass of Roederer Estate Brut Rosé paired perfectly with a pink sunset.
And for him, an expertly made Dark & Stormy.
We all lingered over drinks, recapping the wine festival and talking about boats for a couple of hours before heading into town to grab dinner. 41 North is definitely going to be seeing me again, definitely for dinner, and perhaps next season pulling up to take advantage of their marina services