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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

    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

    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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "AMAZING!!! Must dine here when in Newport! Glorious site. Impecable service, specialty drinks were so delightful! Food... incomparable!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "My wife and I consider Castle Hill to be our favorite restaurant. We have been to many restaurants around the world but nothing beats the food, service and ambience of Castle Hill. We are blessed to be fairly close and visit at least twice per year. It is too special a place to go more frequently. The sunset, while we were contemplating our wine and then coffee/desert, was a special treat this visit. We already look forward to our next visit!!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We had a great time. The food was amazing and the view spectacular!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "A memorable birthday lunch on The Lawn- perfect service, knowledgable waitstaff. Salads were very good; tuna appetizer with jalapeño jam was a favorite. Great spot - make reservation ahead of time."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We had a four course dinner with wine pairing. Our waiter was outstanding! He was very attentive but he gave us plenty of time to talk with our friends, look over the menu and make our choices. We were not rushed. We were treated like royalty. I will definitely returnand highly recommend Castle Hill for a special evening. The food was amazing! The view of the sunset was perfect!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The food was good but the view was amazing. Service tableside was EXCELLENT. The seating hostess (lady and gentleman) not so much. A bit snooty and not very friendly. With that being said, we always go back because it's so beautiful there."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We recently had lunch at the Castle Hill Inn. The overall experience was outstanding. Let's start with the superb food. The oysters were fresh, chilled properly and very tasty. Our party had the grilled swordfish and the lobster and fluke etouffe. Both were excellent. for drinks we had Greyhounds and a nice Kim Crawford Sav Blanc. The service was excellent. Efficient but unobtrusive. The setting can only be described as outstanding. Being August, we sat outside on the terrace. All the tables have excellent water views. The day was beautiful. Sunny ad temperatures in the high 70's with a slight breeze. This created an ever changing view with the boats cruising by. Good value for the money at a high end restaurant."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Inn at Castle Hill is one of the best dining spots in the country. It is as cosistently outstanding as it was in our experiences there over the past 20 years. Well worththe price."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Wonderful staff, delicious food and unbelievable view! Your visit to Newport is not complete without lunch at Castle Hill."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I gave them a huge review on Yelp. Loved every bit of this entire experience. I will most definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Always a fabulous experience. Beautiful views, attentive service, fabulous meals - a joy!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Great spot for lunch or dinner. Outdoor seating is a must during good weather. Overlooks Narragansett bay with views of the ships going by, the outer harbor, Newport bridge, Jamestown and fort Adams. Menu is very good. A bit pricey but worth it for special occasions. Staff is very knowledgeable and the food is excellently prepared."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We've been coming to the Inn at Castle Hill for years although it had been a while. Our 29th anniversary and we were excited by the jazz brunch. When we arrived, we were greeted by very friendly hostesses and sat inside because of weather. There was no jazz. I'd pictured live music but there wasn't any. I think there may have been jazz piped into the outdoor area, but not really what I'd call a "jazz brunch." Waitress was lovely, service good, food okay. English muffin wasn't fully toasted with my eggs Benedict, which was average. Dessert was meh and not a great selection - probably why most people around us ordered ice cream. I still love this place for the view and history. Just wish I'd been wow'ed."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "My wife and I have dined at the Castle Hill Inn for over 20 years. Recently, the deterioration of the culinary aspect has become quite apparent to our chagrin. The menu is extremely limited and not well prepared. Daniel was our outstanding and very knowledgeable server who made the experience tolerable. The chef should be ashamed of the quality of fare. The duck was tough and undercooked, the pork offering was also bland and tough. The deconstructed "strawberries and cream" was tasteless. The Castle Hill Inn no longer even serves clam chowder. When they did, it was so watery that it was laughable. The cookie dough soufflé redeemed the dinner. It looks as if we'll be looking for another place to dine in the future. The Spiced Pear?"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "It was pretty magical...one of the high spots of our trip. Not only was the food great, but the service was spectacular and lastly, the views set a moment that will not soon be forgotten. Put this one on your list if you plan to visit Newport and tell them you'd like to eat outdoors!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We pulled into town and headed straight for Castle Hill. Their outdoor dining is a step above any others. Their servers are young but passionate about their job and newport! Which is rare. We loved every minute of our experience there. The brushetta appetizer is a must. The oysters were so fresh and delicious. The lobster roll made my mouth water before I even took a bite. My husband got the filet wrap special and it was amazing as well! Just over the top good!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I had just recommended Castle Hill for lunch for some friends vacationing on the Cape who were on their way to Newport for the day. My son and i dined there the next day. Comparing notes, it was a big success for both parties. Great menu, great service and lovely location. Pricey but worth it for a special day."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We enjoyed a a magical evening with special friends at this heavenly location. The setting is gorgeous, the food amazing and the service outstanding. Do not miss a night here."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "With that wonderful view, great service, and excellent food (sumptuous lobster salad), it is one of my favorite spots of the summer. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "With my handsome husband, excellent food, great wine, spectacular view, what a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary. Thank you Castle Hill Staff."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "A wonderful location and the view is just to die for! Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. Truly made this a unique experience. We will surely return."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Excellent food, service and particularly good presentation. We had the three course which is the least expensive of the set menu options. Courses were not huge but satisfactory. The waiter explained the composition of each dish beautifully. The view of Narragansett Bay's East Passage is, of course, unbelievable. Boats can come within about twenty feet of the rocks and are visible across the extensive lawn. A must visit in Newport."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We've eaten at Castle Hill several times but I don't think we will be going back again. The food is fine but that's not good enough for a restaurant in this price range ($250 for two with no alcohol). We started with the oysters which were the only excellent part of the meal. I then had the scallops, which were decent but not outstanding, and the lobster which was also just good. My girlfriend had the calamari, which was also fine, and the duck which was good. For desert I had the cookie dough souffle, if that sounds like an odd choice for a souffle it was, it was fairly mundane."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "How can you not enjoy the best view in Newport. The food and service were also spectacular."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The Inn at Castle Hill should be a destination for all. I enjoy the scenic view and the lovely service . It was one of the best lobster salads of my summer. My other favorites are Quitos and Matunick Oyster Bar. Enjoy this gem in our backyard !!!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "From the parking attendant when we arrived to everyone who served us, it was truly a night to remember, especially because it was a special occasion. Brian was engaging, knowledgeable about both the wine list and how the dinner entrees were prepared. He also enlightened us about the local history and points of interest. We look forward to our next visit to Castle Hill Inn."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This place is wonderful! Very expensive, but completely worth it for a special occasion. I took my fiancée here for our engagement dinner, and we couldn't have been happier with our experience. The food, the service, the atmosphere - all top-notch! Loved it!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Whether you are going for drinks on the lawn, lunch on the patio or dinner in the formal dining room this place is incredible"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This is a lovely venue offering a wide range of delicious food in a spectacularly beautiful location. Friendly waitstaff too. Top of my list for Newport dining choices."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The Setting is fabulous. There's a great view of the bay/ocean and all the boats. Bit of a throwback to another era. Would go back in a heartbeat. Food was good also."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We stopped for lunch on our way to Cape Cod. The drive through Newport to get there was beautiful. The Inn is very quaint and the food ranged from the best lobster roll we had eaten to burned dry shrimp topping a decent Caesar. Service was good and we would go back. Hopefully the chef will brush up on grilling shrimp."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Very pricey but worth every penny if celebrating a special occasion. Excellent food and wine with a very knowledgeable staff."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Granted, it was not a rainy evening.........summer perfection, we'd say. The water views, approaching sunset, sunset, after sunset colors were straight from a wonderful series of professional postcards. The starters and entrees, the service and ambiance provided all the extra enhancement we needed to call it a 9 out of 10 experience. (We don't give 10's!) Professional, not stuffy. Elegant, but not stuffy. Very, very special experience. The wines served were our own, which, in itself, is another wonderful benefit of this restaurant. We have a unique collection and it is always............ I mean ALWAYS, a pleasure to be able to enjoy our own wines. The corkage fee is more than fair and the food and wine pairings were wonderful."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Excellent meal. The view is breathtaking. Nice option to sit on adirondack chairs after dining. Our year and a half old nephew loved it too!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014