Castle Hill Inn
Castle Hill Inn

Castle Hill Inn

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.castlehillinn.com/
  • Phone: 4018493885x
  • Hours of Operation:
    DINING ROOM:
    Dinner: Sunday through Thursday, 5:45pm to 9:00pm;
    Friday & Saturday, 5:45pm to 10:00pm

    THE LAWN:
    Lunch: Monday through Saturday, 11:30am to 3:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: with live Jazz 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday through Saturday, 3:00pm to 8:00pm

    TERRACE BAR:
    Food: Sunday through Thursday, 11:30am to 7:00pm; Friday & Saturday, 11:30am to 8:30pm
    Beverage: Sunday through Thursday, 11:30am to 8:00pm; Friday & Saturday, 11:30am to 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Karsten Hart
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Castle Hill Inn is the perfect place to hold your next event. Corporate Events: Private, elegant, Castle Hill Inn offers an appropriate setting for executive meetings and social events. From corporate retreats to fundraisers, lectures, business seminars, reunions, and large cocktail parties, the Castle Hill Inn staff has the experience and flexibility to enhance a variety of occasions. Social Events: Spend your next special occasion with us in Victorian elegance, whether planning an Anniversary, Wedding Shower or Corporate Dinner. We provide award-winning cuisine, exceptional service and the best sunset views in Newport.
  • Private Party Contact: Nancy Andrade 4012484951x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ocean Drive
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Castle Hill Inn
The Mansion's chefs artfully craft fresh local fish, regional meats, and produce into a distinctly native, seasonal menu, served in four dining rooms within the Inn. On The Lawn, the epitome of classic New England al fresco dining, think small plates and summer cocktails delivered right to your Adirondack chair. From creative cocktails to appetizers to desserts, imaginative presentation and exceptional taste characterize Castle Hill Inn's fine Dining Experiences.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Castle Hill Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
272 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (241)special occasion (191)romantic (188)great for outdoor dining (187)fit for foodies (122)great for lunch (114)notable wine list (100)great for brunch (86)good for groups (50)neighborhood gem (46)hot spot (34)kid-friendly (31)vibrant bar scene (20)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Magical evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    It was our wedding dinner. Every aspect of our dining experience was splendid! The most memorable memory will be the women in housekeeping. Her name was Ines. She not only help our maid of honor in the ladies room but she made us feel so special. She showed such pride for working at Castle Hill. She has convinced us to make reservations to come back and spend a night. She even showed us some of the rooms. She knew the history of the mansion in every detail. We will be back to spend a few nights in the fall. The food and service was magical also. We had the Chef,s tasting and every course seemed better than the one before. This was the perfect ending to a perfect day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • What a View
    Wintersgirl
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Would highly recommend Castle Hill for both the food and the amazing view. The adirondack chairs on the lawn are a lovely place to enjoy a cocktail while waiting for your table
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breathtaking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I loved this place. The view was spectacular. Everything we ordered was delish. The service was excellent. I want to go back next summer and at the beach cottages.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Castle Hill dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Outstanding service and excellent dinner.I would recomend this to anyone looking for a special dining experience.HOwever I would tell them that they must expect a heft price for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    absolutely amazing. one of the best meals I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mildred
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had a wonderful time. The setting was fabulous. The only negative was portion size. We went for brunch and my husband and I decided to split the bagel/lox entre as an appetizer - we only received 3/4 of a bagel. Really? It cost $16 for 3/4 of a bagel, cream cheese and lox. I would also question if the 3-egg omelets were made with 3 eggs. Again, great setting, great service, wonderful tasting food, but you might leave hungry.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • main coarse options
    amazingsunset
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    There was no chicken option for main course. I liked the portion sizes of the courses.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our late lunch and view!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great food, great location, great view... all worth it! Food was fresh and amazing for the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great view of harbor & sail boats. Can sit on lawn for cocktails. Lovely outside dining location.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mals
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Absolutely beautiful view and on a nice day eating out on the lawn made the lunch even more spectacular. The food was excellent as well. It was a great way to spend a birthday. We highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was lacking
    Ellen
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The location was fantastic, the food was good, the service (at least at our table was very slow and inconsistent) 27 minutes and two inquiries if anyone was helping us yet finally brought water to our table. Another 20 minutes to bring coca I'll and wine at same time, only to have us ask to hold the wine until our food was served, but then we had to request the wine when our appetizers were served. By the time wine was served 15 minutelater with only a screw top to be removered, our okay gumbo an yummy pork belly sliders were cold. Fish sandwich was well prepared and homemade fries were very good, but cut very short (maybe end of batch)? And fish and lobster of ettoufee were nicely prepared, but gumbo and ettoufee should not be twins
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great spot in Newport, must do drinks on the lawn! Food was fantastic as was the service! Do not miss when in Newport!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seems to us over rated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The table we were seated at was just too close to folks on either side. My steak was poorly trimmed and had a large amount of gristle; just not a $38 steak.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The ace and view we're outstanding. The food was very expensive and mediocre. We were disappointed. Nene
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    High end restaurant with a great location on the water. Dining there is an experience, not just a meal.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful brunch
    mike
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants for brunch, especially in the nice weather with the wonderful view! The service and food are always wonderful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best view, great food & service
    PFar
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Gorgeous day overlooking the bay - filled with sailboats! The view alone is worth it! Castle Hill has the best clam chowder in RI and the clam fritters are amazing. Other, more sophisticated delicacies, were fantastic too! Fluke and lobster etouffee for example!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DebRN
    DebRn
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Absolutely Beautiful!! Food and Service was Outstanding!! If you plan your time right, the sunsets over the water are amazing!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Dining
    Maple4
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We loved the atmosphere, amazing view, and total ambience. It was a very special celabration for us and would definitely return when we are in Newport again on vacation. The food was cooked to perfection. Kudos to the chef.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jan252
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The Castle Hill Inn is nothing short of spectacular. I went on Wednesday with a friend who was visiting from Atlanta. From the valet to the hostess to the servers, the staff was attentive and friendly. The food was excellent and, of course, the setting is indescribably beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the View
    mikec
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Fantastic view of Narragansett Bay, Newport (Pell) Bridge and Rhode Island Sound. Very expensive, consider having sunset cocktails or brunch as the dinner menu leans towards multiple courses as a dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Suzito
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Had a good lunch using a gift card we just received for our 40th anniv. All was well until checking out. We were told card had nothing left on it even though it had never been used. So waitress had put it on our credit card which we had also given to cover the tip. Was a $125 card. Now the fun began, we waited a half hour for them to fix their error. The restaurant apparently had never activated their gift card. So what had been a good experience went sour. Not even an offer for a comp drink while we waited a half hour for them to correct their error.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HotWater1
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Outstanding dinner on a Prix fix menu. You can select from a 3-4-5 course meal with or without wine. The wine pairings really were done well and the service was not 'pushy'. We arrived on a Tuesday night for a 7:00 P.M. reservation and by 9:30 P.M. we were the only two left in the room. It was a bit noisy as the inside gazebo was full and it was a fast paced environment but we never once felt rushed. A fabulous setting and dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Escape from reality
    Lhh1014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    A delicious meal positioned in a setting that is breathtaking without ever being overwhelming. Everything you could hope it would be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!
    lkadin
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Katie was an excellent server! Great view. We were here for our anniversary and has a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unsurpassed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Words cannot describe the wonderful views, comfortable environment, quality of service and excellent food at this fine establishment. You have to experience it once and you'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loveNewport
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Our guest has numerous food allergies and the staff could not have been more solicitous making it a relaxed and enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed here!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The restaurant thst I can always recommend without hesitation is Castle Hill
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I never write reviews for any restaurant but this place was AWESOME ! ... Period ! The end !
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • still superb after all these years
    Valleynews
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My husband and I had been to the Sunday jazz brunches here 25+ years ago. It was on a whim day trip to Newprt for our 33rd anniversary that we decided to go for lunch on the lawn. Exquisite views of the sailboats and sparkling bay. Fresh and tasty food. Friendly, warm, prompt service. And a pleasant place to stroll afterward. Wish we could have stayed for more.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE
    mem8
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We went to Castle Hill for our anniversary. The restaurant and the view are breathtaking! The service was exceptional. From the hostess to the waiter to the food staff who brought out our food...The food was delicious. We tried the three course meal with wine pairings. We had scallops and calamari for appetizers; salmon and lobster for dinner; and the chocolate hazelnut bar and milk chocolate ice cream for dessert. The wine was just perfect with the food. The next day I recommended Castle Hill to all of my colleagues. I had such a great experience. I can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    Lily
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We had our wedding at Castle Hill last summer and decided to go back every year for anniversary. This was the first anniversary dinner we had there and it was exactly what we expected - romantic atmosphere, fabulous views, excellent service and wonderful food!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It was my husband and I's 23rd anniversary and we had the perfect meal. It was a foggy night so the view was restricted but you could tell that on some nghts it would be spectaular. The service was excellant and we just enjoyed the time!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stan
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great food, great service. Staff were friendly and helpful and ready to serve.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but WAY overpriced
    Cardsdaddy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food is very good. The watermelon gazpacho and the scallops were outstanding. However, the prices are astronomic for what you get. Sure, I don't mind paying a premium for location and for the fabulous view of the bay, but the prices were at least double what you would pay at any other fine dining establishment. The service was VERY slow. We were there for almost 3 1/2 hours! I don't like to be rushed, but that was ridiculous.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best view, great good.
    RI401VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    For anyone that wants to experience scenic Newport and get away from the T-shirt buying crowds you can't beat Castle Hill. Great food, great seafood and the best view of Narragansett Bay. Reservations necessary. Complementary valet parking. If you don't have a reservation, waiting for a table is not bad, just get a drink and enjoy the breeze and views.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Service was slow, not very friendly. It took forever to get water even. Staff seemed overwhelmed and unprofessional. Food wasn't very interesting at all. I've been coming here for years and to. E honest if it wasn't for the great view it wouldn't be worth coming - very mediocre place. The server on the lawn afterwards was excellent. They also shouldn't allow smoking on the lawn.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Building and Location
    OTtruth
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This location is simply elegant and the "Castle" is well kept and historic - I would recommend for outside dining and their lighter dining room inside, but not for their inside dining room which is over rated and way over priced. $109.00 for one half lobster and 3 scallops is a bit much and the food was not outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We were disappointed in our dining experience. We had a 12.15 lunch reservation. Told the table wasn't ready. We waited at the bar for 25 minutes. They had forgotten all about us. This happened to other diners also. The food was okay. Table service was fine, but the waitress forgot our wine. All in all, it was a combination of amateur houe and a couldn't care less attitude. We won't go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow to get food
    Localdiner1
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My last experience at CH. Was less enjoyable than when I went there for lunch in July . The wraps we ordered were just ok and the fries were terrible but the biggest disappointment was that we had to wait a very long time to get our lunch in spite of an early reservation at 11:30 and we also let our waitress know that we wanted to catch the 1:00 water taxi. While we waited over 40. Minutes to get our lunch we had to dodge a lot of birds that came right onto the table and a yellow jacket bee. We received our check at 12:50 , making it too late to get the CH water taxi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.