The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn

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Contemporary American
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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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

AE
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

NC
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great anniversary dinner with a beautiful sunset view.

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

AC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Service was very slow!

Food was overcooked!

Disappointing especially given the cost!

TL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 6 days ago

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for celebrating with us!

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OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 6 days ago

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

35th anniversary

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded 6 days ago

Happy Anniversary!

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n
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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 7 days ago

Thank you for dining with us.

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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carl was amazing.

EL
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Unforgettable...A must!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service
Wonderful food

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on October 2, 2019

Thanks RichardB!

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G
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful celebration spot, just steps from an adorable lighthouse with very knowledgeable and friendly staff, some of the best food in the area and an elevated dining experience. Views from most seats, outdoor seating if you're lucky to catch the weather at the right time. Leave yourself time to enjoy each course! We had a perfect anniversary celebration and I would highly recommend making the drive to this charming inn and their fabulous restaurant!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Never again!

SF
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary dinner couldn’t have been better. The food and the staff were outstanding! Plan to be back next year.

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on October 2, 2019

We can't wait to have you back! Glad to hear you enjoyed your special evening with us.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, fabulous food and a beautiful venue!

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on October 2, 2019

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

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b
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the welcome to the goodnight hugs and kisses everything was so impressive. The ocean view the food and the service were all wonderful. They even provided a miniature bday cake with candle and all. Loved it!

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on October 2, 2019

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed everything from start to finish! Thank you for celebrating with us.

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OT
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Stopped in for a special dinner with my wife. The hostess was very friendly and quickly brought us to our table. Our server was very nice and knowledgeable. We had the wine paring with our dinner and she explained all the wines and beers that were paired with our meals. The place is a bit formal so we where a little disappointing to see an other table wearing a tee-shirt.

Overall we enjoyed our meals. Dinner is a three hour event so plan accordingly. If you don’t have time for a formal dinner stop in for a drink with amazing views.

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on October 2, 2019

Thank you for your review and we are happy to hear your enjoyed your experience! For The Dining Room, we do our best to require collared shirts for gentlemen, and prohibit ripped jeans, sneakers, and sandals. Dinner is definitely a culinary event and we deliver in an intimate setting with amazing ocean views... who wouldn't want to spend two to three hours with us? We promise you wouldn't regret it!

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ME
Miami
146 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings. It was excellent but expensive

D
Baltimore
80 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good service and ambiance. The highlight was that the rack of lamb was probably the best lamb chops that I have ever had!

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on October 2, 2019

That's amazing to hear Dwayne! We will be sure to share your review of the rack of lamb with our culinary team. Hope you will join us again soon.

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F
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The establishment is so beautiful, and the room that we dined in was also beautiful and quiet. We had a cocktail on the lawn, watching the sun go down and that was really where we should have stopped. We had the 5 course tasting, and it was a tiny mouthful of food per plate! We also did a wine pairing, and the wine was so-so. We left hungry. In addition, it took forever for the service for some reason. I would not do the dinner in the future, just the bar, drink, ambience.

WR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Castle Hill Inn is absolutely amazing. The food alone would be worth driving from several states away just to experience, but the service! Good Lord, every single role from Maître d' all the way to the waterboy, just so far and away above any expectation we had. This place absolutely deserves its status as a Relaix and Chateaux destination.
We were completely blown away by the quality of the food, the pacing with which the courses were brought out, the knowledge of the staff, the sourcing of the ingredients....all of it. It is without question one of the best dining experiences you can have, and it is adorned with ocean and bay views that are second to none. We will return many times over.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was 100% amazing and the service was even better! Love love loves it!

DS
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special occasion. Arrived and valet took care of my car. We went directly to a lawn chair and had a glass of wine as the sun went down and boats floated by. A nice guest from Virginia Beach ( a total stranger) walked by and offered to take our picture. Later we were seated for our dinner, still looking out at Narragansett Bay.
Beautiful setting and the food was equal to the occasion. We both had Risotto (delicious), then Sea Bass, then desert, chocolate for one and peach for the other.
Expensive, but worth it

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Waiter had too many tables.
Lobster was undercooked, steak over cooked. And returned to kitchen.
Entree delivery took over an hour.
Sat at 7 pm and left 10:30.
Had been told our reservation would entitle us to a table outside unless weather was inclement and we would be seated inside. We were seated inside with the high price menu which made my guests uncomfortable.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome view and sunset
Fabulous food.
Great service.
Celebrated my wife’s 60th birthday and she loved it!

RA
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at the Castle Hill Inn for our anniversary and had a fantastic time. We were warmly greeted with a celebratory glass of Prosecco and the attention paid to us all evening was exceptional. The menu exceeded our expectations, and the wine pairings made the meal that much more enjoyable. The waitstaff were very knowledgeable about all aspects of the dining experience. This was one of the top ten dining experiences we have ever had, and we plan to return for all subsequent anniversaries. We could not have had a better evening.

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on October 2, 2019

Attention to detail is our specialty! We thank you for choosing to celebrate your anniversary at The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn and appreciate your kind review. Its always wonderful to hear we are in a guest's top ten! Hope to impress you even more next year.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An incredible dining experience. Courses paced nicely. Food and presentation outstanding. Service beyond exceptional.

J
New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there to celebrate my husband’s retirement. Such a special night and a fantastic meal.

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you Joan. We are thrilled you chose to celebrate such a happy occasion with us and glad it was a memorable night.

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