The Castle at Dunleith
The Castle at Dunleith

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

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking for 20 people close range and large parking lot for up to 80 additional cars. Valet parking available on special occasions and for private functions.
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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Castle at Dunleith reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (32)romantic (26)great for lunch (18)fit for foodies (16)great for brunch (12)good for groups (12)notable wine list (11)scenic view (9)neighborhood gem (5)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • First date event
    Tea4two
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    When I made reservations I asked for table with a view for our first date. We were seated at a table for two right by the window. Thanks for attention to special request.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming and delicious
    SecretSquirrel
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NA
    jacat
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great place for a special lunch. Good food and great service
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Every Year Anniversary Date
    4thAnniversary
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We 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:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tourist
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The 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:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    Lovestoeat
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food was very good. Don't know why I haven't been sooner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Castle Dinner Midweek
    jseats
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Had 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:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Castle is a Gem
    Fabfoodgreatprice
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Every 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:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Would be good to have the option for ordering off of a menu also
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unique and classic dining married
    Margarita
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    So 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    lunchbuddies
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    A 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:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    It was a wonderful dining experience. I highly recommend it for a Natchez, MS dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • justin
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • group outing
    outtolunch
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We were a group of 12. Everyone in our group enjoyed the lunch. The food and service was WONDERFUL!! Thank you!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    My 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:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 164 reviews are from the The Castle at Dunleith reviews archive.
  • Sensational
    4Aussies
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time dining here
    CyberdocVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Our 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!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ultimate Dining Experience
    EatYourHeartOut
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Tanreka 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:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    Suzanne
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic weekend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We went to dinner then breakfast this last time and they surpassed the usual excellence in all areas.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable dinner
    Bogart
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    It 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 picturesque
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extra help given
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Carried 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:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MOTHERS DAY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    As always The Castle was fabulous, great food, great service and friendly atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely
    NYDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Particularly 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:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • islander
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Visiting 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:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at Dunleith Castle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The 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:
    Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    runnergirl
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Very 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:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a little overrated
    SnJliketoeat
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The 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:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ideal Retreat
    suzieQ
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We 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:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Food and Ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We 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:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Exceptional food! Will absolutely go again when visiting Natchez!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative menu, excellent food
    vinc92
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Creative menu, excellent food very well presented, kind and professional service, reasonable prices and nice location................what more? really to recommend
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!!
    alstaffo
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Wonderful place! Delicious food and gorgeous setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dunleith
    RazorbackFan
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Three 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Class Act
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty brunch
    Ecinaj
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Very tasty brunch with exceptional service. Moderately priced. Great guided tour of the mansion included with breakfast.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Southern Hospitality
    JBMM
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    A 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff Friendly
    Bill
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    The staff were professional, helpful and timely in their service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    It 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 friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My 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:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.