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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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We enjoyed a before dinner drink in the outdoor covered bar and enjoyed the fabulous view. Then dinner in the dining room was wonderful. Food and level of service is what one would expect."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The food, service and view were outstanding. We were there for over 3 hours after having a great cocktail at the outside bar. Would highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning in the future."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "great view and good food and service was outstanding"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "When you want it wonderful, and you are within a 2 hour drive--"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Excellent ambience, amazing views, awesome food. Very impressive spot, would recommend to anyone who has a special occasion"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Everything was excellent except we felt a little rushed from appetizer to entree"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great service, great food and a scenic waterside location combine for a great dining experience."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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