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The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn

4.8
4.8
2352 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American

At The Dining Room, our singular offering is a $135 six-course curated tasting menu for all guests - please see our website for further description & details. Reservations are available online or email request dining@castlehillinn.com two weeks in advance, for parties of up to seven guests. Serving from 5:30pm - 9:00pm, we will be open Thursday through Monday, closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

https://www.castlehillinn.com/dining/the-dining-room.


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Booked 27 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (401) 849-3885

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Louis Rossi

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining services are available for our indoor spaces and our Chalet, featuring a range of capacities and menu styles based on applicable hours and seasonality. Please contact our sales department to coordinate private events at (401) 619-3830.

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Cross street

    Castle Hill Avenue

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet and self-parking available. Access to the property is reserved for guests with dining or lodging arrangements.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 2,352 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • Rhode Island

    Best Overall

  • Rhode Island

    Best Service

  • Rhode Island

    Best Ambiance

  • Rhode Island

    Notable Wine List

  • Rhode Island

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  • Rhode Island

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service3ambience1

    The restaurant overlooks Narragansett Bay but our table looked out to an Arborvitae hedged that blocked all water views. Our table was situated very close to another diner and we could hear every word the neighboring diner had to say throughout our meal. The waiter made a couple mistakes with our order, mistakenly served us the wrong entree and had to ask what our order was in order to correct future mistakes with the six course tasting. The waiter approached our table to introduce every course and his awkward personality made it difficult to enjoy the experience. Very disappointed with the Castle Hill Inn dining experience overall.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic! Highly recommend.

  3. N

    Neuroscientist

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was quite literally the best meal experience that I have had in years..... and I have eaten all over the US and the world. This is not a dinner for those worried about $$, but if you are willing to spend the money you will have a gastronomic experience that is absolutely fantastic in every way. The food (priced fixed) was fabulous - so interesting in presentation and taste. Small portions - which was perfect for this multi course dinner because I was stuffed after!! Each dish was fascinating to look at and delightful to taste each little nuance from unusual vegetable pairings to delicious rabbit ragout. The somellier also provided superb wine pairings with great explanations. Add to this a delicious plate of fresh breads that was continuously circulated. Yum! Finally, to top it off the spectacular view - the restaurant sits on the edge of a point overlooking the bay with yachts gracefully riding the waves with the wind filling their broad sails. Spectacular.

  4. TM

    TedM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent presentation service etc…can’t wait to come back

  5. MM

    MoeM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Not thrilled with the new tasting menu options. Makes it hard for couples with diverse palate to enjoy the selections. The food was terrific though and the staff was exceptional

  6. JF

    JamestownFoodie

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb fixed-price tasting menu. Excellent in every way: food, cocktails, wine, service, ambience. One of RI's five absolutely finest dining destinations. We make an effort to visit once or twice a year.

  7. S

    Steven

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favorite restaurant. The view, the food, the service are all exceptional. The wine list is deep, and many options in price and varietals. If you have the money, or it is a special occasion, this restaurant is a must!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5

    The food was awful. We are not picky eaters we eat everything, try new foods all the time but this was just awful. We felt bad to tell them because the service was so great. Some of the dishes were okay but it was one bite of food and that’s being generous. Then other we couldn’t even eat it because the taste made us gag. This shocked us because of all the great reviews.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I have enjoyed Castle Hill for over 40 years. There wine by the glass list was disappointing. Since you only had a preset menu, the need for different wines was more important. It distracted from the excellent food.

  10. JN

    JenniferN

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful presentation and taste, wonderful service, gorgeous views. Literally everyone that worked there was so lovely and kind. A very special place indeed.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4

    Food was mediocre. Chef not at all creative. Flavors blend and tired, no real special experience. Asked for a different table with better views, request was not accommodated.

    The Dining Room at Castle Hill InnResponded on May 10, 2022

    Thank you for joining us - it sounds like something went terribly wrong here. We'd love the opportunity to connect so we can learn more about what occurred, and how we can make it right. Looking forward to hearing from you, Anthony

  12. JV

    JohnathanV

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I came to the Dining Room last night for my girlfriends birthday, just me and her. Walking in, the atmosphere hits you right away; high class, fine dining, relaxed. First interaction was with the hostess, she was lovely. I mentioned i was coming from providence and she proceeded to say something i did not expect when i said its a beautiful drive to and from. “With all due respect its like Siberia out there.” Kind of shocked me because i just mentioned the drive. No big deal. I was given Alex and Harrison as my waiter and Service Captain. They were nothing short of amazing and welcoming! The Wine is IMMACULATE! I am a moscato guy and what i was served made my mouth fall in love with the sweetness of it! The overall setting was stunning, but the other patrons who were eating gave off a disturbed vibe like we were out of place. I love Newport, its beauty, its food, and the aesthetic of it all. I cant control how others respond or react. Don’t let it get to anyone because its just the way the “high class” is. I have no complaint about The Dining Room. I will be returning again to try to more of the menu and enjoy it more and more each time!

  13. j

    jobeezy

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service! The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu, especially the frois grois, oysters and lobster.

  14. F

    Fayway

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From start to finish a world-class experience. Staff was well-trained and supervised, the facility superb, and the food and drinks outstanding. Truly a special occasion.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We took a couple there to celebrate their engagement - service was great and staff was so sweet to leave a card and surprise the table with champagne to help us celebrate. Would recommend to anyone seeking a special occasion celebration!

  16. j

    johnd

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5

    Very disappointed they make the entire table chose the same dishes and the portions are minuscule tasteless and very expensive

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding, Thank You!

  18. CS

    CathyS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the 6 course tasting menu. It was beautifully presented and delicious. Service was top notch. Kudos to Harrison and Team for their quiet attentiveness.

  19. JJ

    JoJo

    New England

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I made this reservation for my partner. It was a business dinner, so I wasn't present. They ordered from the chef's tasting menu. When my partner got home, he described the food, the service, and the wine as "exquisite."

  20. PM

    PhilipM

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent as was the service. The proportions are RIDICULOUSLY small for the amount of money this cost- $125 per person. This certainly downgraded my review from a 5.

  21. JS

    JayneS

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved everything about this 6-course prix fixe dining experience. We were a little hesitant but decided to go for it. It exceeded our expectations. The food, waitstaff, ambiance, and even the beautiful sunset created a magical atmosphere. We will be back again for sure.

  22. CM

    CathyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Pre fix menu good food but minuscule portions for example one quarter of one strawberry was served as a dessert There are too many choices to recommend this to anyone

  23. ST

    SanfordT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful tasting menu with a twist as we had options to choose from. We also chose to have the sommelier pair wines with each of the 6 courses. Fabulous way to experience wine choices we might not have considered. Overall a great meal, staff and experience.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience ! Delicious food full of surprises, very nice and helpful a staff

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely one of the best experience I had at the Castle Inn. Truly was an incredible experience and the staff there was so polite I felt so welcomed and appreciated. Went there on last week and I cannot stop thinking about the meals and can’t talk speaking about it. Absolutely a wonderful place and happy to have been able to go there. Very special and highly recommended. Thank you for an amazing time and our servers Nick and Sam were fantastic. Give this place a 20 out of 10. Incredible

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Planned a surprise date night dinner while staying on Rhode Island and we were not disappointed. The entire property was beautiful with incredible scenery and view of the water. The entire staff was so friendly and eager to assist, even the valet even though we took an Uber. The restaurant took note of my request for a table with a view of the water and they all were sure to wish us a happy anniversary with complimentary champagne toast and chocolates when we left. Nick was a delight and explained everything on the chef’s curated menu as well as answering any questions we may have had. Joe was also super friendly, welcoming and insightful, as was Sam who kept coming over with more bread and helping with any additional requests we had. Overall a 11/10 dining experience that we will certainly do again whenever we visit Rhode Island

  27. R

    Ronniem

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The food and service were terrific and the whole experience was great. However, I feel I need to mention that we found the new menu structure frustrating. For us to have to share every course when there weren't too many choices, left us feeling we couldn't order just what we wanted. We both wanted the lobster but were told we had to share it and pick another entree to share. The others didn't interest us as much as the lobster so we had the rice dish. The portions were awfully small and it felt like we didn't have a full serving of any course. Though each dish was amazing. I think having 3 full courses would have been much more satisfying .

  28. LI

    LawrenceI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nick was GREAT. Love the location. Would go back.

  29. RD

    RichardD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service as always. Digging the tasting menu with some choices but not completely blind (allowed my pregnant wife to feel comfortable with the experince). How do you make parsnips so good?

  30. SR

    ShirleyR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service, food and experience for all of us! Highly recommend for a special evening.

  31. M

    Momma

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Every course of the 6-course tasting menu was perfect. The oysters were very fresh and tasty, the rabbit was delicately flavored, the beef was just the right amount of rare, the lobster was tender and fresh and the desserts were magical! Definitely try the Castle Hill Negroni - one of the best Negronis I’ve had!

  32. g

    gmtb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I gave 5 stars across the board however if i was to make one criticism it would be food portions. I understand it is a tasting menu but we felt the portions should have been larger.

  33. AG

    AsiaG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter Carl is the personification of excellence! He and the rest of the staff - Alex, Spencer and Pamela could not have been more professional and accommodating. Castle Hill is our go to restaurant whenever we’re in Newport!

  34. TL

    TimL

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have had the opportunity to enjoy a number of highly rated and Michelin-starred restaurants around the world. At the end of the evening, neither of us could think of a dining experience that was quite as enjoyable as our dinner at Castle Hill. The staff was fantastic and brought great warmth to our meal. The food was unbelievable from start to finish. Thanks for a memorable evening.

  35. JW

    JeffW

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always changing menu, always excellent service and food

  36. W

    William

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as always. We were celebrating my wife’s birthday had a great time, everything was perfect

  37. AH

    AdamH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very intimate dining experience. Excellent service. Great for a special occasion.

  38. D

    Denise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An amazing experience. Highly recommended - Food and service was excellent!

  39. JI

    JeanI

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed a romantic meal at Castle Hill Inn. Enjoyed it's beautiful views and the sunset. Nick, our service captain, helped us choose our six courses from the tasting menu. Each member of the staff were attentive and helpful. If you want a special evening, this is the place to choose.

  40. S

    Stan

    New England

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We used to live in Newport, RI. We celebrated our anniversary and birthdays there. Whenever we get back to Newport we try to eat at Castle Hill. The food was excellent, the service impeccable, and the room is beautiful.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 2352 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn

590 Ocean Ave Newport, RI 02840

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Castle Hill Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet and self-parking available. Access to the property is reserved for guests with dining or lodging arrangements.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Louis Rossi

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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