Castle Hill Inn
Castle Hill Inn

Castle Hill Inn

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.castlehillinn.com/
  • Phone: (401) 849-3885
  • Hours of Operation:
    DINING ROOM:
    Brunch: Sundays, 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Lunch: Monday through Friday, 11:30am - 2:00pm; Saturday, 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday through Monday, 5:45pm to 8:00pm; Friday & Saturday, 5:45pm to 9:00pm


    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

    THE LAWN:
    Seasonal: Closed for the season
  • 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 Lunch
Castle Hill Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
270 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (235)special occasion (199)romantic (180)great for outdoor dining (157)fit for foodies (147)great for lunch (124)great for brunch (88)notable wine list (87)good for groups (51)neighborhood gem (44)hot spot (34)kid-friendly (23)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (1)Show More
  • BRING OUT OF TOWN GUESTS
    Lollypop
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Yet another superb visit for lunch, again bringing out of state visitors for lunch, this time on a windy, cold November Saturday. Sunlight on the water was dramatic, and the ocean-going ship stopped the conversation for several stunning moments. Food as always was delicious and served by a charming young man. After we'd dined, we moved to the fireplace area and continued our conversation in an even more homey, elegant setting. It was an altogether memorable, happy experience we hope to repeat in the future in whatever season. Sincerest thanks to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kate
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Every morsel was wonderful! We will go back and bring friends. We were seated looking out on the water, just beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Special Retreat, Commanding Views, Terrific Food
    RAC4348VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was our second visit to Castle Hill. This time we went with our adult children. Everyone found something special on the menu and none went away disappointed. The service was attentive. The ambience and views from the Inn are terrific - night or day. Save room for the dessert...simply incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant setting, nice experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We dined here for restaurant week. Previously we have only had appetizers at the outdoor bar, so we were looking forward to the experience. We enjoyed our meal, service was attentive, and we would definitely think of this for a special occasion. The one strange thing was that I guess they suspend valet service in winter as there was no valet and it was freezing, so it would have been nice to have one, and whenever a car in the first row backed out, their very bright headlights cut through the windows directly onto us, very jarring, so maybe putting a film on that window would be nicer for guests when the valet is not operating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Castle Hill is always a pleasure: A gracious dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Extremely memorable day dining with friends in a cordial, relaxed, very scenic location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful all around
    Christopher
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    This was our first visit to Castle Hill, but we'd been meaning to go for some time. We checked it out during Newport's Restaurant Week (November 2014) and we weren't disappointed. We both had the Restaurant Week special for $35 each. We actually selected fairly mundane-seeming entrees... I had the cannelloni with cream cheese filling and a spinach accompaniment, and my wife had the chicken with risotto, and we both had the fall vegetable ratatouille, and all of them were outstanding. I sampled my wife's chicken, and I really have to say it was the best chicken I've ever had, so moist and flavorful on the inside and a slight crisp outside. The setting at the Inn is stunning, sitting out on the water. Super nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of Everything
    Lollypop
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Our second visit to Castle Hill Inn restaurant was just as elegant as our first, and we'll be returning next weekend with another pair of guests. The food is world class, the service impeccable, the setting Newport waterview at its best. Brava/bravo to all involved!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JohnP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Went for a special ocassion. Always a treat when we can eat at Castle Hill!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • newbie
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Went for lunch during Restaurant Week in November, our first visit. Wonderful in every aspect: the food, the service, the view. Will return when the weather nice in 2015.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Newport Restaurant Week Menu
    Eatoutmoreoften
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We enjoyed an excellent lunch from the Newport Restaurant Week menu. It had excellent choices from smaller entree portions and sandwiches to salads. The Salmon and Scallop Entrees were delicious and also had a pleasing presentation. The Corned Beef sandwich was also a very good choice with Coleslaw and a chick-pea salad. The carrot cake dessert seemed a little dry, but the cheesecake ice-cream topping made up for it. Excellent service, wonderful view, relaxing atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The view saves the place.
    Quilter
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We had lunch during restaurant week and many folks were participating. The hostesses were less than pleasant, the food was typical large group fare and the views spectacular.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wait staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Regina and her night time staff are wonderful !!! We will be back soon for the wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous Newport Must
    Great
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    There is no other Castle Hill! View makes one wonder if there is another spot on the planet that can compare. While the cuisine doesn't quite compare to the scenery, it's getting there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing view and great food
    FloM
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Fresh, inventive and well executed cuisine! The place is amazingly beautiful and very nice for lunch with a view on the ocean
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Lunch at Castle Hill
    Ebuzz
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I booked a reservation at Castle Hill through Open Table. We were in town to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. When I made the reservation I noted our anniversary and asked for a table by the window. When we arrived we were greeted by the hostess with, "Happy Anniversary!" and we were seated at the best table in the dining room with a gorgeous view of the water. Each staff member who approached our table wished us a happy anniversary, including the manager. It was Restaurant Week so the menu was set with a few items. We were so impressed and felt very special! The food was delicious and the service outstanding. The staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating. We will definitely return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a favorite.
    DianeDP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Elegant but not stuffy dining gem. Food is always presented beautifully and the service is spot-on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week lunch
    Rosie4
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Went here with a group of 6 for lunch. Beautiful setting and great food that made it feel like a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always very good
    SatisfiedCustomer
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This is a wonderful location with outstanding views and intimate feeling in the restaurant. Must return in warmer weather to enjoy the same good food and service outdoors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scenic lunch
    Grammy6
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great place to bring visitors. Beautiful view...great in the warmer weather when you can sit on the hill with drinks. Food is ok.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent til the last drop
    JoeT
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I came here with my boyfriend as part of our weekend getaway. It just so happened to be restaurant week in newport and we could not pass up the opportunity to dine at such an elegant and fantastic restaurant. The food exceeded up to our expectations and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. Whenever I eat out I am rarely impressed with a restaurants coffee. However, the coffee here is fantastic. I was thoroughly impressed with the decaf coffee. We were each served in own little pot of french press coffee. Even the table sugar was not normal table sugar but rather sugar cubes in both white and demerara sugar. Gentlemen should be sure to wear a nice button down shirt and tie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were extremely unhappy with food quality.
    MICKVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We were extremely unhappy with food quality, every part of the meal was big disappointment.The service was fine. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • worth the ride out of town
    eatsinNewportalot
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Castle Hill is a very popular summer food venue due to it's outside facilities and view of the harbor. The dinning room for a fall lunch was a much calmer place than in summer and the food was outstanding. The food was very well prepared, presented and served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • npt2dine
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Love Castle Hill. Everything is so elegant and welcoming. The service was outstanding, food was perfect, and the view was awesome. We only go there when the summer season is over and things are calmer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely Disappointing
    Didi
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The food was horrible. My salad was over-salted to the extent of being inedible. The main course was cold, greasy, and not presented in an appetizing manner. We've had many meals at the Inn at Castle Hill that were perfectly fine and OK, but this visit was really disappointing. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. It is over-priced, pretentious, and the food is dreadful. The service was some-what attentive, but nobody seemed concerned as to whether or not the three of us were pleased with our courses or not. The restaurant was busy, so there was no excuse. Only a third of the tables in the main dining were in use, so there was no reason for poorly prepared cuisine. The one dining room that was open was freezing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The place has it all
    Cindy623
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Castle Hill Inn is a must stop for a Newport visit. Whether it is an outstanding dining experience or a scenic view with a cocktail in hand you are seeking you will not be disappointed. Brunch is my spot - the eggs benedict over Maine lobster and potato hash is decadent! Pair that with a Blood Orange Bellini and you will be a fan forever. Call for reservations! Our frequent server Hunter is a true gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful View
    EaterNY24
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    It was extremely windy so we couldn't enjoy the outside on the adirondack chairs. Still the view is beautiful. The food was very good with different choices for brunch such as lobster hash or lobster roll. The wait staff was very nice and attentive. The clientele was all preppy type which was a little different for an out-of-towner. All al la carte.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very lovely
    LifetimeNewYorkerVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Lovely ambience, very good food, warm service -- all in all, an excellent experience -- we would come back again eagerly
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    An outstanding evening. Chef's Tasting menu was perfect. We included the wine pairings and our server poured different wines for the two of us based on our preferred tastes. Service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food and service outstanding and views during the day are spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Castle Hiil has it All!
    TuckerVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had such a wonderful evening! The food was beyond great. Service was excellent! It's like going back in time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique restaurant. A Gem!
    POUSA
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great view (in The Lawn), superb service, celestial dishes. Not very pricey. What else do you need?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Newport View
    Lollypop
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Visited for lunch prior to friends' upcoming visit from Chicago. Best lobster roll (and I asked for the cole slaw recipe) ever, and that's saying something in RI. Beautiful view and walkaround space. Definitely will return, bring guests here. Wonderful staff, professional and charming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best of fine dining!
    theopratr
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    A few of my associates brought an author to speak at one of our events to give a presentation on his work. Having had lunch at Castle Hill a few times, I had no hesitation in recommending that we receive him the night before by taking him out to dinner there. It is rare indeed that one can have a dining experience (fine dining or otherwise) and have absolutely nothing even mildly negative to say. Our table was ready at the exact time that we reserved it. The service was beyond impeccable. The food was out of this world. This is all in addition to the fact that Castle Hill is what I believe to be the most scenic locale within southern New England. For a fantastic dining experience or a romantic night out, Castle Hill will not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Setting
    Buzzknit
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The restaurant has a beautiful view and a quaint atmosphere. Service was prompt and friendly, the Bloody Mary was great and we had a lovely day to watch the sailboats go by. We enjoyed the food as well with some very good choices for a brunch menu. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our first time at the Castle Hill Inn and it will not be our last. The location, service and food were all excellent. The location and character of the facility is classic sea-side New England. Be prepared for a large final tab. However if the experience is anything like ours, the final cost will be an after thought.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Meal
    LenoxVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    From the courteous and attentive service (from hostess and excellent server, Dan) to the gorgeous plates and sunset, a very memorable evening. The salmon was delicious and beautifully presented. Only disappointment was the hazelnut biscotti, but homemade ice cream was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rabbit was stunning!!
    Aussiefoodie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We loved our dinner here. It's a beautiful spot. I'd like to come here in Summer and eat on the Lawn.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Menu
    Cheryl
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I wasn't impressed with the choices for Brunch. It was very limited. I had the lobster roll which was tasteless. Overall, it wasn't worth the money.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kick-off to Great Weekend
    PhillyGirl
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Dining at Castle Hill Inn was an unexpected delight and a great kick-off to a "Girl's Weekend". The wait staff was first class and engaging and the food was excellent. Although it is more expensive than we had planned, it was well worth it!!! We ordered the three course fixed price and it was more than sufficient. We would never have been able to handle the five course fixed price. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.