The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn

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The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn has been the backdrop of memorable occasions for over a century, residing inside a historic mansion built in 1875. The Forbes Four Star restaurant presents a prix fixe menu showcasing the talents of Chef Lou Rossi and his culinary team. We are blessed with a location that is second to none in New England - not only for the view, but for the bounty provided by our surrounding lands being brough to your table. These range from local seafood surrounding Aquidneck Island, seasonal produce, and artisanal cheeses crafted throughout the region. We hope to serve you a meal that will speak both to the nostalgia and tradition of New England cooking, while inviting you to experience something new along the way. The wine list features over 800 selections, and has been awarded the “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator for ten years running. We look forward to making great memories and traditions with you soon.
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New England
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Castle Hill is a culinary experience. Its not just a 5 star restaurant, the food quality goes well above to this so that guests truly get to experience where master chefs can go with tastes' and flavors in a culinary adventure. If you have not been to Castle Hill in a while you may want to visit this restaurant as they have well above the food quality that you might have experience just a few years ago. Bon Appetit !

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Responded an hour ago

Thank you Paul and we are very happy you enjoyed. You have shared some truly kind words with us and we are grateful. We hope you continue to join us for more experiences where we look forward to seeing you again.

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r
New England
45 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an anniversary dinner. We had a nice table next to the window and could see the Newport bridge lit up.

We opted for the three course fixed price dinner option with wine pairing.

Our service throughout was top notch by the entire service team. Our lead server walked us through each meal option with wine and did outstanding.

For the first course my wife had the oysters and I had the squash soup. Best we ever had.

Next my wife had the duck and I had the beef filet. My wife enjoyed her duck but thought it was slightly over cooked and smelt a little gamey. My filet was cooked to perfection with nice flavors. Overall we both enjoyed them.

For desert I had the soufflé and my wife chocolate ganache. Both were top notch.

The wines that were paired were all excellent. However some of the pours seemed a little light.

This is a great restaurant for a special occasion. It was worth the money for a special night but the most expensive meal we ever had.

We will go back.

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Responded an hour ago

Thank you for choosing us for your anniversary celebration and we are very happy you both enjoyed. We appreciate your kind words and we are thrilled to hear you will be joining us again.

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GT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall great food and restaurant. Service was good and there were plenty of staff on hand. My sense was the staff was new or maybe the winter staff. The doorman didn't seem to speak at all which seemed a little off. Food was excellent with several rounds of free treats from the kitchen. Was a birthday celebration and I'd asked for a cake or something when I booked the reservation... after dinner they brought a mini cake with a candle- it was delicious. We were also given a free jar of gooseberry jam, also excellent.

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Responded an hour ago

Thank you for joining us Greg and glad you enjoyed. We appreciate your feedback too. We strive for a five-star experience with every guest. We will discuss your comments with the team as we always want to be better where we can. We hope you choose to join us again.

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F
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening part of Newport Restaurant Week

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Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank you for joining us.

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DT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful meal served by professional, friendly wait staff.

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Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank you David! We are very happy you enjoyed and grateful you chose to dine with us.

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LJ
New England
34 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked this restaurant for Newport Restaurant Week. First time there and we enjoyed it immensely. Everything was classy including our server was dressed in a suit. He was knowledgeable about the history of the mansion and a superb server. The food was phenomenal. We live 1.5 hours away and will gladly do the long trek again soon since it was one of the most enjoyable dining experience.

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Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you Leo and Jane. We always love Restaurant Week as it brings new guests to Castle Hill. We are so happy you enjoyed too. Thank you for making the trip and we sincerely hope you come back and join us again.

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RI
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, attention and atmosphere are exceptional. The details and extras are amazing. The food was excellent ,the variety was excellent.

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Responded on November 7, 2019

Thank you RIdiner! We are truly grateful you enjoyed and hope we see you again soon.

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AM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CH knows what they’re doing. The atmosphere, charm and beauty of the property are impeccable. The service and food are unmatched.
It was our anniversary and they surprised us with complimentary champagne too; nice touch!
We will be back. Thanks so much for a wonderful evening!!

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on November 7, 2019

Thank you Aaron and we are thrilled you had a wonderful evening. We are grateful for your kind words and we are looking forward to having the pleasure of serving you again.

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SL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding, especially Nick. Patient and attentive with all our questions, and all his recommendations were spot on. Food was 5 star. Butternut squash soup was incredible, and the duck was prepared perfectly. Overall highly recommended. Very pleased with our choice to celebrate our anniversary. Will be sure to include Castle Hill Inn on our next trip to Newport. Thanks again to all the staff for a wonderful experience.

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for celebrating your Anniversary with us! We are so happy to hear you had a great time and are looking forward to joining us again. Thank you for your recommendation.

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MM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner and view... highly recommend it!!!

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Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you MeganM.

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r
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Based on our recent experience, the restaurant fell short of our usual fine experience there.

Service was inattentive, very slow, a long wait from appetizer to entree, 7:15 arrival, entree served at 8:30 Had to ask for water to be refilled. Extremely salty swordfish entree, experienced by three diners in our party... Disappointing for the price.

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Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you for joining us last week, and for taking the time to provide feedback as well. I'm terribly sorry to hear that we fell short of expectations on this experience. It sounds like we were not on the mark in terms of food quality and timing, and even worse that we were not attentive enough to rectify while you were here with us. I hope you might find the time to speak directly so we can see how to make this right. I look forward to hearing from you, and hope to see you again soon.

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R
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully scenic. The food is delicious and the staff is very attentive and accommodating.

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you Raw1087.

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KA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Castle Hill Inn was simply the best restaurant experience my wife and I have ever had. The dinner started with the sunset on a beautiful night. We had superb seating to view it. The service was top notch. The food (three-course prix fixe with wine pairings) was marvelous. Our waitress described in detail each wine and the reason for its pairing with our food choices--and they did not disappoint. Once again, simply the best and a must for our next visit to Newport.

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you KeithA. We love hearing when a guest has experienced the best with us. Our culinary and service teams work hard to ensure every aspect of your visit is a delight. We are grateful for your review.

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MD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The premiere special occasion restaurant in RI, they treat every occasion like it is a special occasion. The view of the Newport Bridge is beautiful and the food is astonishing. This is not quick dining, so plan to relax and enjoy your evening here as you are treated amazingly.

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on October 25, 2019

Thank you Michelle. It is an honor for us to be considered the premiere special occasion restaurant in RI and we work hard to earn that. We are glad you enjoyed and hope you can return so we can have the pleasure of serving you again.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant in Newport! Excellent chef and incredible service. Visited Friday night and then went back a 2nd time Sunday.

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Responded on October 22, 2019

THANK YOU!! We will be sure to share your review with our entire team at The Dining Room. Hope to see you again soon.

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MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to experience culinary perfection look no further than here. Highly recommend the chef’s pairing. Plan on investing between $300 to $400 per couple but you will have a meal that you will never forget. It is not about portions, rather about flavor and presentation.

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you MarkD. This is exactly what we work hard to achieve. We appreciate your review and thank you for sharing an evening with us.

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AE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 3-course Prix Fixe menu was amazing and expertly paired with wine for each course. The waiter was super knowledgeable, polite and sociable. The restaurant assisted me in rearranging my reservation with ease and understanding after my babysitter cancelled and I needed to bring my daughter along on what was intended to be a parent's date-night out. Will definitely be eating here for dinner again!

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on October 22, 2019

We are glad to hear you enjoyed a wonderful experience. We are grateful for sharing your review and hope to see you again soon.

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JM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a amazing birthday dinner at Castle Hill! It lived up to everything that we imagined it to be. Five star service, well composed dishes, finishing with a great ambiance. We'll definitely be back here for dinner soon. Highly recommend!

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you JasmyneM. We appreciate your comments and are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience immensely. This is exactly what we strive for for our guest experience. We look forward to seeing you at our table again soon.

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NC
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Only complaint was that we only received half of the uneaten food we requested to take home.

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you for joining us at The Dining Room. We certainly understand how that could be disappointing and we offer our sincerest apologies for the error.

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KC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary dinner with a beautiful sunset view.

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Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you for celebrating with us Karen C!

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WF
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular evening! The food was exceptional... and the wait staff never left us wanting for anything. The squash soup was superb. At our table, we had beef, seafood and vegetarian... and everything was wonderful. The desserts were also very special... best chocolate soufle I've ever had. Try to get there early enough for sunset. It was dark when we arrived, but what we saw was so intriguing... we went back the next morning to see the view... it's absolutely beautiful. While this is a pricey restaurant... it was definitely worth it!

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for joining us WayneF. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit from start to finish. We hope you will join us again and experience a Castle Hill Inn sunset- it truly is a magnificent sight.

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best dining experience. Can not recommend the chefs tasting and wine pairing enough. It may seem expensive but the food you get and the ample wine makes it worth every dollar. Do t miss out on this Jem!

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Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you Christina! We hope you will join us again for another great culinary and wine experience.

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AC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn is an excellent choice for a special dinner. We had the 3 course prix fixe dinner. All three courses were excellent, both perfectly prepared and beautifully served. My husband felt that the duck was perhaps the best duck he had ever had. High praise, indeed. The service was attentive but not overbearing. My only (mild) criticism was the noise level which was due to our close proximity to another table who were rather loud, but the room itself was fine. Another excellent feature was that we indicated we were not in a hurry and they timed our meal accordingly. I highly recommend this restaurant!

A
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service was very slow!

Food was overcooked!

Disappointing especially given the cost!

TL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole dining experience was perfect! The room is beautiful, the service and food both spectacular. I had the lamb, my husband had the duck. Both were delicious

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on October 16, 2019

Thank you TeachLI! Very glad you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cebrating our anniversary and chose Castle Hill Inn because of the reviews and it being a great day to view the sunset. Great food, great service in a great setting!!!

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Responded on October 15, 2019

Thanks for celebrating with us!

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner at Castle hill! The food was amazing, the service PERFECT, the ambience great and the special extras such a treat! Can't wait to go back!

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on October 16, 2019

Thank you! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and happy to know you will be back. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

35th anniversary

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Responded on October 16, 2019

Happy Anniversary!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 5 year anniversary here as we got married at Castle Hill. Beautiful sunset view from the dining room and the meal /wine was fantastic.

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Responded on October 23, 2019

Thank you for celebrating with us and so happy you both enjoyed. Cheers!

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n
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Tables were too close. Could hear everyone's conversations. No a comfortable setting. Disappointed with the changes in the past year.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall good.
Wonderful presentation , friendly people. Warm.
The main course was ok. Appetizers creative and bery interessting

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thank you for dining with us.

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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carl was amazing.

EL
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Castle Hill is the best place for a special occasion. Service food ambiance always top notch! We even got there early for the sun set which was spectacular!

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on October 10, 2019

We couldn't agree more! Thank you for dining with us.

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J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Anniversary Dinner was lovely at Castle Hill! We had exceptional service from the entire staff.
The food was delicious and everything one could ask for in fine cuisine. Highly recommend!! We will
definitely be returning to Castle Hill Inn!!

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you Joanie! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your celebration with us.

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SW
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful meal on our anniversary. Service, food, and ambiance were impeccable!

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your anniversary with us SusanW. We are happy to deliver an elegant meal in a romantic setting for your special occasion!

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TC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner here. The staff was great!

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you for celebrating with us! Happy Anniversary.

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PL
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I think our experience could have been enhanced by a sunset reservation.

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on October 8, 2019

We do have some pretty magnificent sunsets. Hope you will join us again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Unforgettable...A must!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Responded on October 2, 2019

Thank you for celebrating with us.

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RB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Wonderful food

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Responded on October 2, 2019

Thanks RichardB!

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