The Castle at Dunleith
84 Homochitto St.
Natchez, MS 39120Neighborhood:
Creole / Cajun / SouthernPrice: $30 and under
The Castle at Dunleith
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.dunleith.com/castle-overview.html
- Phone: 6014468500
- Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:30am - 10:00am; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern
- Executive Chef: Brad Seyfarth
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Catering: Corporate, private and wedding catering offered with reception or seated dinners. Can accommodate 50-500 people with full-service capabilities.
- Private Party Facilities: Private dining rooms accomodate up to 20 or less. Private parties in the pub available or rental of entire facility an option as well.
- Private Party Contact: Lyn Fortenbery 6014468500
A word from The Castle at Dunleith
The Castle is great combination of continental and southern cuisine utilizing daily fresh seafood and the best steaks on the market.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
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The Castle at Dunleith reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since May 5, 2014
- Ambiance4.6Noise LevelModerate
special occasion (37)romantic (30)great for lunch (21)fit for foodies (18)great for brunch (15)good for groups (13)notable wine list (12)scenic view (9)neighborhood gem (8)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
- Charming and deliciousOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/30/2014The experience at the Castle was unique and lovely. Arrival on awe inspiring grounds started us off on good footing. The friendly staff made us feel comfortable. Drink orders were taken immediately and the blood orange cosmo was tangy and tasty. My meal of shrimp and grits had an unusual addition of black eyed peas. My dinner companions enjoyed their steaks and particularly liked the creamed spinach. We also enjoyed the shy violinist. I have no qualms about recommending the Castle.Special Features:
- NAjacatDined on 8/16/2014Great place for a special lunch. Good food and great serviceSpecial Features:
- Every Year Anniversary Date4thAnniversaryDined on 8/9/2014We visit The Castle every year for our anniversary and it's always a delight. It has amazing food, incredible service, excellent drink selection, and delicious deserts. We always thoroughly enjoy our visit to The Castle!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- TouristDined on 8/9/2014The food was excellent and attentive service. We would have preferred a table more private table since we had made reservation specifically for our anniversary. We were right by the cash register with all the checkout traffic. We would still recommend the restaurant for the beautiful setting and delicious food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great BrunchLovestoeatDined on 8/3/2014Food was very good. Don't know why I haven't been sooner.Special Features:
- Castle Dinner MidweekjseatsDined on 7/30/2014Had dinner there ona Wednesday. It was all very good. The duck egg roll appetizer presentation is delicious but sloppy. For sharing an appetizer you should get 2. My wife's duck entree was perfectly prepared and also delicious. she had Brussel sprouts in a sort of slaw as a side. My steak was also very well seasoned, slightly overcooked.....it was a little thin for a filet but tender and very good. The lobster mac and cheese was luscious. For desert he blackberry pana cotta was excellent. Overall it was very very good....service was impeccable and food was scrumptious. I would recommend highly and I would go back.Special Features:
- The Castle is a GemFabfoodgreatpriceDined on 7/12/2014Every thing we ordered was cooked to perfection. There was no waiting and the service was great. I can't wait to go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great for breakfastOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 7/12/2014Would be good to have the option for ordering off of a menu alsoSpecial Features:
- Unique and classic dining marriedMargaritaDined on 7/4/2014So pleased to have chosen this restaurant. Some of the menu items appeared to be strange combinations, but we were pleasantly surprised by the dishes. Fried green tomatoes were heavenly with the crab and sauce. Crab cakes were fantastic. Collared greens and succotash were excellent with very unique flavors~ these ain't your momma's, they are so much better. Service was helpful and food arrived fast and hot. Sweet potato rolls with honey butter....oh my! Just a note to those Dunleith guests expecting the same at breakfast- don't. The chef obviously does not do the breakfast here. Sadly, it's a very good breakfast, just notthe same quality as dinner. The Castle is well worth the cost of dinner, it is devine.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great ExperiencelunchbuddiesDined on 7/1/2014A group of six friends met for lunch. The Castle adds a touch of elegance compared to other dining establishments at lunch. Our server was very attentive and met all of our needs. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. The only downside might be that it was a bit pricey for lunch.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 6/21/2014It was a wonderful dining experience. I highly recommend it for a Natchez, MS dinner.Special Features:
- justinDined on 6/21/2014My wife and I went to The Castle at Dunleith for our anniversary dinner. This is a great place to have a romantic special occasion dinner! For an appetizer I would reccomend the crab cake. For the main entree I had the duck and my wife had the Shrimp, Scallops, Jumbo Lump Crab with Artichokes. Both dishes were very good and I would reccomend both.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- group outingouttolunchDined on 6/19/2014We were a group of 12. Everyone in our group enjoyed the lunch. The food and service was WONDERFUL!! Thank you!!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great ExperienceLuv2eatDined on 6/18/2014My wife and I went here 33 years ago when the castle was a Carriage House. Now as a Castle for dinner the Ambience was Fantastic, and Romantic. I would recommend this Resturant to any one looking for a Romantic, Great Dinner place to bring someone special. Our Waitress (Janice) did an EXCELLENT job. Never let the glasses go dry, and the food came to the table once the previous plates were finished. Great attention to Detail on our waitresses part. The cost was definitely worth the service and quality of the food. Thank You again for a Wonderful Romantic Dinner that my wife and I really enjoyed.Special Features:
- Sensational4AussiesDined on 5/18/2014We found this beautiful restaurant online. There were four of us travelling from Memphis to New Orleans and when we arrived at Castle at Dunleith we were tired and very hungry. We were welcomed like old friends, had the best meal of our one month USA trip and would highly recommend this gem of a place. We would return in a heartbeat.Special Features:
- First time dining hereCyberdocVIPDined on 5/16/2014Our experience was somewhat less than optimal. A large group of very loud people enjoyed themselves and annoyed every other diner! We use very little salt on our home cooked meals and the food served to us at this restaurant was barely edible due to excessive use of the NaCl shaker! If sodium in your diet is a problem, then Buyer Beware!
- Ultimate Dining ExperienceEatYourHeartOutDined on 5/15/2014Tanreka offered the ultimate in service as our server...the atmosphere was upscale comfort with care and attention given to each detail...the cuisine was exemplary and prices quite affordable...an overall remarkable dining experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- PerfectionSuzanneDined on 5/15/2014The Castle does not disappoint on any level. The food is exquisite and the servers take great pride in working at The Castle. The best meal to be had in Natchez. My husband's steak was tender, and seasoned beautifully. My seafood dish was out of this world. The cream brulee' was superior and my husband's bread pudding was very good. I wouldn't think of coming to Natchez and not eating at The Castle. It is not to be missed.Special Features:
- Romantic weekendOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 5/15/2014We went to dinner then breakfast this last time and they surpassed the usual excellence in all areas.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very enjoyable dinnerBogartDined on 5/12/2014It was a real pleasure to dine at The Castle. The food was interesting with a varied menu and a stunning wine list. The setting of the restaurant is very picturesqueSpecial Features:
- Extra help givenOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 5/11/2014Carried my mother to The Castle for mother's day. She has poor ambulatory skills as well as some dementia. They were extremely accommodating for her physical handicaps as well as answering her questions. The food was excellent also.Special Features:
- MOTHERS DAYOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 5/11/2014As always The Castle was fabulous, great food, great service and friendly atmosphere.Special Features:
- LovelyNYDinerVIPDined on 5/5/2014Particularly perfect if you're staying at Dunleith. Not having to drive after dining makes it gracious beyond words. The food is excellent. The service is truly wonderful. Would recommend for anyone visiting Natchez for an elegant experience.Special Features:
- The following 155 reviews are from the The Castle at Dunleith reviews archive.
- islanderDined on 5/2/2014Visiting for two weeks in Natchez. Meal was perfect from excellent wine reasonably priced, one of the best steaks my wife ever had. The bread pudding was by far the best in the region including New Orleans. Succotash side with shrimp sausage was unbelievable. Service was attentive and friendly without being overbearing. Would recommend highly.Special Features:
- Dinner at Dunleith CastleOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 5/2/2014The Dunleith is gorgeous...the Castle restaurant is in the old carriage house-with many tables jammed close to each other. The food was good..nothing spectacular as the write-up on the menu would have you believe. Shrimp was a tad overcooked. Our waitperson, James, was excellent.. familiar with the menu. He was attentive and you could tell he loved his job.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OutstandingrunnergirlDined on 4/26/2014Very accommodating for a large group. The food was fabulous as was the service. It took a little longer than expected but worth waiting for. Perfect place for dinner.Special Features:
- a little overratedSnJliketoeatDined on 4/25/2014The specials were great but the regular menu items we had were just ok. Service was good and our waitress was knowledgeable. Plenty of other places around to eat instead. The ambience was nice but it definitely had an old stuffy smell that sometimes come with older buildings. Overall we enjoyed ourselves but will go other places next time we are in town.Special Features:
- Ideal RetreatsuzieQDined on 4/25/2014We had a day trip to Natchez, and fortunately I made reservations for lunch at the Castle. Everything about this place was a treat to the senses: the food was wonderful, the service was impeccable, and the carriage house location and interior of the restaurant were visually appealing. Although Dunleith is closed to the public, because we dined at the restaurant, we had a private tour of the mansion. I can highly recommend the Castle at Dunleith.Special Features:
- Great Food and AmbianceOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 4/19/2014We love when we come to Natchez eating at The Castle at Dunleith. Such a great place to eat. The food is always great and such a great atmosphere, small and quaint. Staff is so friendly and goes out of there way.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Loved it!OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 4/18/2014Exceptional food! Will absolutely go again when visiting Natchez!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Creative menu, excellent foodvinc92Dined on 4/11/2014Creative menu, excellent food very well presented, kind and professional service, reasonable prices and nice location................what more? really to recommendSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great!!alstaffoDined on 4/4/2014Wonderful place! Delicious food and gorgeous setting.Special Features:
- DunleithRazorbackFanDined on 4/3/2014Three of us had breakfast and dinner at the Castle at Dunleith. Both meals were superb. The breakfast was excellent. I had the swordfish and the other two had the pork tenderloin for dinner. None of us have ever had better pork tenderloin. It was amazing. The swordfish was excellent as well. Highly recommend this restaurant!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Class ActOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 4/2/2014The Hunt Club ambience was welcomed! Dinner outstanding, especially the fried green tomato appetizer and fish entrees. Thursday breakfast buffet wonderful, best we had. The grits and the spinach soufflé best ever!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Tasty brunchEcinajDined on 3/30/2014Very tasty brunch with exceptional service. Moderately priced. Great guided tour of the mansion included with breakfast.Special Features:
- Southern HospitalityJBMMDined on 3/26/2014A true delight with delicious food and good service in a lovely and relaxed setting in the former carriage house of Dunleith mansion. Lunch includes tour of home.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Staff FriendlyBillDined on 3/23/2014The staff were professional, helpful and timely in their service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- AnniversaryOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 3/22/2014It was my wife and I's first anniversary of our marriage. We were extremely happy we chose The Castle. We hope to go back soon with family and/or friendsSpecial Features:
- Fantastic!OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 3/15/2014My husband and I came to the Castle for our first anniversary and it could not have been more perfect. We love to eat out at great restaurants with interesting menus and The Castle more than impressed us. My husbands steak was cook perfect medium rare and my Mahi special was outstanding. Equal to the great food was the excellent staff. Janice was PERFECT! The complimentary dessert for our anniversary certainly did not hurt. We will definitely be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great TimeTeacherDined on 3/14/2014My husband and I stayed at Dunleith and ate at both the Castle and Pub during our stay. The food was fantastic along with the atmosphere and service. We will definitely be returning.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.