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 Lunch
Castle Hill Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
267 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (239)special occasion (190)romantic (183)great for outdoor dining (182)fit for foodies (129)great for lunch (116)notable wine list (93)great for brunch (88)good for groups (49)neighborhood gem (48)hot spot (38)kid-friendly (30)vibrant bar scene (19)late-night find (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magical evening
    WeddingParty
    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
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    • 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
    Paola
    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
    Spirit
    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.
  • Love it!
    LovesWineVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I have been to Castle Hill numerous times and I love it every time. We sat outside on the patio on a beautiful day overlooking the bay. It was gorgeous and the food and wine were excellent. I will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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