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
264 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (236)special occasion (187)romantic (186)great for outdoor dining (181)fit for foodies (119)great for lunch (109)notable wine list (98)great for brunch (87)good for groups (47)neighborhood gem (41)hot spot (29)kid-friendly (29)vibrant bar scene (22)late-night find (2)Show More
  • 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.
  • DebRN
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • View, ambiance was outstanding
    JimmyVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    A must for the sunset, ambiance is excellent. Food was good, service just ok
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The best lobster roll in Newport! I had lunch with a friend and we both enjoyed our lobster roll immensely. The staff was courteous and helpful with telling what food item was good to share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome in every way
    WorkinmommieVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Gorgeous unforgettable view, impeccable service, delicious food, great wine choices by the glass ( not often you can get Sancerre ). Definite must when you are in newport.
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So amazing!
    LisaANDRichie3417
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I would drive the 4 hours it took me to get to Rhode Island just for Castle Hill Inn. I missed brunch on Sunday but had lunch there on a Tuesday and everything my Fiance and I ordered was delicious. The scenery is unreal. The staff, food, and service was outstanding. Highly recommend !
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Castle Hill
    maureen
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary here with dinner. We were seated in a smaller room with 6-8 tables. Our table had a view of the Newport bridge, was awesome. The room was quiet, which we really enjoyed. The service was great. Brian was our server and he was very attentive, and friendly. He made it a great nite by being so good. Nice touches with bringing over a few glasses of champagne, and very nice touch by wishing us a Happy Anniversary, as i had stated this on the reservation made through open table. It was nice they took the time to read and remember that. Great place. But then again, i am biased.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Spot for Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was delicious. I had the clam cake appetizer and lobster roll for my lunch. We had my three year old son with me, and there were other children at the restaurant too, including babies. It was very child friendly. At $50 a person for lunch, I usually reserve this spot for a once a summer treat.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing experience
    Nano40
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Service and good are excellent, planing to come back next year.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    Theaterdiner
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food and service, and the view cannot be beat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great2bdining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    First time at Castle Hill Inn for dinner. We had a great experience. Was there for a birthday celebration and the food, drink and dessert was very gourmet. The staff couldn't have been more pleasant. We never had to wait for anything. We certainly were treated very well. Would definitely go back. Want to experience the beautiful scenery and view during the day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feedback
    feedback
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Last time I visited Castle Hill there were outside loveseats/couches and a live music (singer) - what a wonderful spot to sit and enjoy your before dinner cocktail and/or coffee/dessert or after dinner cocktail. "tho the outdoor seating is inviting and enjoyable I missed that amenity. I particularly noticed that the customers were attired in nicer clothing than my previous visit. At that time, I felt the customers were way underdressed and it spoiled the "specialness" and the ambience of this dining treasure.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    GardenGirl
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This was our first visit to Castle Hill Inn. I received a gift card for my recent retirement which we used for our dinner. We arrived in time for our 7:00 reservation, so there wasn't time to walk around the grounds. Went back the next day to walk the grounds, see the lighthouse & yake pictures Beautiful setting! Just wish everything wasn't so expensive .... we added to our $250 gift card, to cover the tip.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foreverfoodies
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My husband and I decided to celebrate our 25th anniversary here, and we definitely picked the best venue. We arrived ahead of our reservation time and spent an hour having cocktails on the lovely lawn with its breathtaking view of the water. Afterwards, we went inside and sat in the dining room, where we were warmly greeted by the staff. Our server was amazingly attentive and spent a good deal of time with us, sharing information on the food and wine and determining our needs. All of the staff made us feel very much at home and welcome, and we loved the glasses of champagne that were brought out when we mentioned our purpose for the evening's celebration. Everything was simply perfect, and we look forward to returning next year.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming, as always
    SeriousTravelGal
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Nothing in Newport equals Castle Hill for setting, as the view is unsurpassed by virtue of its location. High on the hill overlooking the entrance to Newport harbor, the cool breeze made a very hot day delightful and the view of sailboats plying the waters back and forth was picture-perfect. The service, even on a crowded summer day, was very good, and the lobster rolls excellent. Even the valet parking staff were lightning-quick in taking and retrieving our cars. I drove 1 1/2 hours to get there and it was well worth it. I look forward to a return engagement.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • roomwithaview
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The experience at Castle Hill was wonderful. Although we didn't need a reservation it was helpful that we had one as they had saved us a perfect table closest to the water. The view was spectacular. Both the service and the food were impeccable. The pace was leisurely. While the service was prompt we did not feel at all rushed. We would highly recommend the restaurant for a special lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will become your favorite
    flowergirl
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The tasting menu is a wonderful way to dine. Even if you pick the simplest choice - the fried green tomatoes, for example - the preparation is excellent, the presentation is beautiful. I would suggest the four-course menu, with two appetizers, which we did, since all the courses are a bit small. They are perfect though, and sufficient together for a great and memorable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet