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Castle Hill Inn
Castle Hill Inn

Castle Hill Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.castlehillinn.com
  • Phone: (401) 849-3885
  • 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 (401) 248-4951

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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "It started with the hostess who barely acknowledged our presence and acted as though we were bothering her. BTW - she had dirty hair, no makeup and a housedress on. Our waiter was very attentive but we made the mistake of asking questions of the somellier and he was as friendly as the hostess. The food was barely average, which was a real disappointment, since the food has always been exceptional. I had duck which was overcooked, tough and tasteless. My husband had lobster that also had no flavor and the portion was so small, you could hardly see it. The menu choice was 3 or 5 courses only. Will not be in a hurry to go there any time soon. Such a shame."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Service was amazing. Can not beat the views! Food was very good, the dessert was underwhelming. 3 course menu is a great!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Sat inside and dined on the evening on the 4th. Had a great seat by the window to watch the sunset and then fireworks. Had the 3 course fixed dinner and everything was immaculate. Best venue in Newport by a landslide. Looking forward to going back and staying here at the inn and also trying the brunch on the lawn."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Castle Hill provides an amazing classy dining experience! Castle Hill is right by the water on an amazing property with incredible ambiance, truly one of the most beautiful places we have seen. The chef and the service were fantastic. Beginning to end, the food was incredible and the waiter chose excellent wine pairings. We brought our young adult children and they were wowed too. Go at sunset, and ask about the history of the property. It is expensive but you won't be disappointed. Ideal for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Castle Hill is a Summer Must. Sitting out on the patio overlooking the water and watching the boats go by could not be more relaxing. The food is wonderful and the service is spot on."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "great view and good food and service was outstanding"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Spectacular view,service,food and ambiance. We enjoyed a lovely afternoon celebrating our anniversary. Castle Hill is one of Newport's gems. The service is impeccable. Food is delightful and is specially presented and served. I would highly recommend Castle Hill."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It was a beautiful day, the sun was shinning and the breeze was perfect. We went for brunch on the lawn. The jazz music added the perfect background music. The sailboats were dancing on the water. We sat in a corner patio table and had a 180 degree uninterrupted view of the water. The food and cocktails were heavenly. The steak melted in my mouth. It couldn't have been a better dinning experience."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Delicious food, great wait staff, breathtaking views, and solid wine pairings made this a dinner to remember."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This restaurant is so special in so many ways. The food, service and view were all spectacular! I have been here many times over the last 20 years and the current ownership and management really know how to create an experience!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I was slow to accept the sea change at castle inn, it just hasn't been good, or inviting this year. Maybe it was the large wedding, maybe it was the strange lock step 3' 4 or6 course menu and less than stellar pairings. Maybe the charm , the effort to accomodate the diner, the quiet sense of a dining experience isn't in the mission of relaid. Bar scene outside was hopping, the view and chairs are great, but I'm not dining there again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "When you want it wonderful, and you are within a 2 hour drive--"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have dined at CH several times and the food has always been good. On this visit, however, the salads were mushy, limp and inedible. The waitress was courteous and actually took the cost of the salads off, but our check was still $120 for 4 people. I was hungry since my meal was salad with chicken on it... Anyway, we will try CH again because the view is fantastic."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Excellent ambience, amazing views, awesome food. Very impressive spot, would recommend to anyone who has a special occasion"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The outdoor dining area on the lawn was the perfect setting for lunch. The boats were coming in and out of the harbor. The breeze off the ocean was pleasant. The food was incredible. The wait staff was very attentive. Overall, Castle Hill was all I would expect an elegant restaurant in Newport to be."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We make an annual visit here either for drinks or dinner to enjoy the spectacular views coupled with a wonderful meal. It does not disappoint. There isn't a bad seat in the dining room, and eating outside is a delight..when not occupied by weddings, which it often is. The food was, as always, delicious, and the service is attentive, and mostly unobtrusive and seamless. We enjoyed watching the wedding going on, although, they became the view, even though we had come for the views over the bay. Their noise did not affect us at all, given the superior soundproofing."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We went there for our 45th wedding anniversary dinner and it was fabulous! Not only was the food great, but the service, view, and general ambiance were also terrific. After dinner, we went outside on the terrace to just admire the view and when our server, still inside, saw us through the windows, she came outside and asked if we wanted her to take our pictures (with our camera which was with us). This was service above and beyond the call of duty. We would go back in a heartbeat and highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The meal and service were GREAT! The server explained the different meals and why the chef mixed food pairings,"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Horrible service, nice view, slim menu. Go for the lawn chair."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My husband and I truly enjoyed this romantic brunch. The food was amazing and the view was even better!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "So glad a friend recommended Castle Inn to me. It was fabulous in every way...service, food, drinks, view, overall atmosphere. A definite must go-to if in Newport and if it's a beautiful day, EAT OUTSIDE! The view is absolutely fantastic!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Great service, great food and a scenic waterside location combine for a great dining experience."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Everything was excellent except we felt a little rushed from appetizer to entree"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Enjoyed our dinner. Would prefer a more ala carte menu. View of Sunset is great"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Had a nice time at the restaurant, but did not know about a social function they were having that prevented us from going outside to enjoy the view. One of the best parts about going there, is going early and enjoying the sunset. Sigh....."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Stunning attention to detail, very helpful and knowledgeable waitstaff, and beautiful view. We got the four-course with parings and couldn't have been happier. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • " Brunch was amazing. We got to dine as the tall ships passed by. It was a beautiful experience on a glorious day. This is Newport at its best. Not to mention some light jazz playing in the background. They do it right."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 50th anniversary here for dinner and it could not have been more perfect. A knowledgeable waiter, beautiful view of the sunset and exceptional food. We will return and recommend that others visit at any time of day."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was the first time we tired this well known place. The views were beautiful, except from our table which was stuck in the corner and we really couldn't see the ocean at all, thought this wasnt very nice as the place was half empty. The food as great, nice presentation and our waiter was attentive. Seemed expensive for the size of the portions offered."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "You must try the 6 course meal with a bottle of your favorite wine or the pairings they suggest. They portion down the courses to allow for complete enjoyment of all. Chef architecture is remarkable and made for a dining experience that'll be hard to beat. The sunset room affords unforgettable views and an overall ambiance that seldom rivaled. Top it all off with first class wait service and you leave expecting to return for your next memorable occasion."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "If you want to get away from the more hectic downtown area and have an exquisite dinner, come here. The menu is wonderfully interesting and the food and service are exceptional. My wife and I have tried most of the other high-end locations in town and many do not meet expectations but Castle Hill does."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "One of the most memorable dining experiences in our life. The view, the food, the staf were all excellent. We will be back. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had lunch on the outdoor patio & really enjoyed the view. Jessica was a good server - very professional & friendly. The food was delicious & the live music was the perfect addition to a wonderful afternoon."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Unbelievable service, food, and wine selection. The rabbit and duck were to die for."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Location is magnificent, particularly on a good day when dining outside. Food is also very good and does not let down the location. Service was very attentive and friendly. This is a must visit for folks in Newport"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We celebrated our wedding anniversary and could not have been more pleased. The food was divine. The service was exemplary. Although pricy it was worth the expense. We will definitely go again."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The best thing is the view--make sure you have a table with good sight lines of the water. (If the weather permits sit outside.) The lunch menu is a little restrictive but the salads are good and the Lobster and Corn Chowder is divine. We enjoyed excellent service (a surprise given some of the other reviews)."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I had the most wonder romantic afternoon at Castle Hill for the Sunday Jazz Brunch tis past weekend. We arrived at Noon and were immediately seated outdoors on the patio and spent the next 3.5 hours enjoying the views of Newport, sipping champagne, and enjoying the many fine plates that Castle Hill had to offer. You could choose from appetizers, raw bar, delicious breakfast options, as well as fish, chicken, and pasta. Although the restaurant and bar were fairly full, we were not rushed at all and we were allowed to enjoy our day, taking our time with many options and courses. If you want to sit and enjoy the sunshine, sip wine, and enjoy some very good food - this is the place for you. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Pricey but we'll worth the view, Service and food!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Great presentation. Yummy dessert. Didn't cook my filet properly. Didn't bring me a cake with candle for my birthday. Gave me a handwritten note from the chef. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014