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The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn

4.8
4.8
2368 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Lawn Restaurant and The Dining Room are currently open for reserved dining and bar service. Please see OpenTable for reservations or email us at dining@castlehillinn.com. Both restaurants abide by all state guidance on spacing and safety protocols, and are available by reservation only for table seating – while Adirondack chairs and bar service is first-come first-serve. We kindly ask that you arrive no more than fifteen minutes before your reservation. Reservations are available to book up to two weeks in advance for non-hotel guests. Lunch: Indoor & Outdoor Seating: 11:30am – 3:00pm Daily Terrace Bar (outdoor, covered): 11:30am – 8:00pm Daily

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (888) 466-1355

  • 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

What 2,368 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Best Service

  • Rhode Island

    Best Service

  • Rhode Island

    Best Ambiance

  • Rhode Island

    Fit for Foodies

  • Rhode Island

    Notable Wine List

  • Rhode Island

    Romantic

  • Rhode Island

    Seafood

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  1. L

    Laurentius

    New York Area

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing location and venue to dine. Aside from the splendor of Castle Hill Inn, I was blown away by the special care and service I was treated to as a Single diner. Where often I get parked at side tables and feel like “an afterthought” - the whole team at the dining room made sure I had an amazing time. Thank you to all - but especially Nick who looked after “me”. The food is excellently prepared and beautiful presented, accompanied by a great selection of (Sommelier Selection) premium wine pairing. If closer, I d be back many times.
  2. R

    Riles

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. Chef’s tasting menu was incredible as was the wine pairing
  3. JD

    JessicaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Our second time since Memorial Day and continues to exceed expectations.
  4. m

    mariannee

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a perfect choice for celebrating our anniversary. The food was creatively presented and absolutely delicious. Service was flawless and the entire experience was enhanced by the guidance Dan provided in selecting wines to accompany the 6 course tasting menu.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu and appreciated the chef’s substitutions for vegan diet Dan and whole team were very attentive to our needs
  6. P

    Papa

    Atlanta

    70 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Chef’s menus was disappointing. Most courses had little flavor. Beef was excellent but the others unremarkable
  7. AK

    AshleyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable 6 course chefs menu. A little pricey but worth every penny for the experience.
  8. V

    Vrsailor

    Western NC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    6 course tasting meal. Every course was special. Harrison, our waiter was discreet but always available & knew a great deal about every course & wines. Expensive but Extraordinary experience. Last week had lunch on the lawn. That was sublime with spectacular views.
  9. SR

    SuzyR

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it so much we returned the next night! Beautiful setting, yummy food and super nice staff who went above and beyond to make our whole experience delightful. Thank you Castle Hill!
  10. AM

    AML123

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were married today and celebrated that plus my husband‘a birthday 🎂food and service was excellent 🤩
  11. d

    dogsbeachfoodfan

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From when you pull up to the door, to when you leave, the experience is exceptional. The waitstaff is amazing, they are right on top of every detail and always ready with recommendations. We always go here for special occasions and are never disappointed.
  12. RD

    RogerD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service in a beautiful location .. fancy but not stuffy..
  13. GS

    GregS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great dining experience. The chef was on the mark with flavors.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Let's not fill this space up with a blogger level narrative. Let's just use two words to describe this dining experience: Absolutely Equisite
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent from beginning to end. Everyone was fabulous from the hostess seating us, Harrison our very knowledgeable waiter and his assistant. Food and wine presentations second to none. A definite to do for that special occasion.
  16. SR

    SandraR

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We didn’t enjoy the new tasting menu. Portions very small and not worth the money. Service was impeccable.
  17. PK

    PaulaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A "special event" level experience! Interesting concept; excellent explanation of the menu offerings; smooth, friendly service; attention to detail; expensive, but felt we received good value for the money.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a spectacular evening at Castle Hill Inn! The food, service, and setting were all marvelous and I cannot think of a better place to celebrate a special occasion!
  19. CC

    CraigC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If your looking for a fine dining experience, Castle Hill is the place for you! Very nice place.
  20. H

    craigH

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Expensive but worth it. Wine pours are not generous; you may want to order by the bottle
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    It is advertised as a six course dinner for $135 per person . So the two of us were expecting a culinary experience involving large quantities of delicious food with a wonderful presentation. What we received were six rather small courses of mediocre food, except for the rather tasty dessert. A very disappointing culinary experience. In all fairness, however, it should be noted that our first visit to this very scenic venue was in September of 2021, when we had a very satisfactory lunch after sitting in the Adirondack lawn chairs for an hour while enjoying the view..
  22. S

    Starr

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Castle Hill is our favorite restaurant of all time! The tasting menu is so unique, flavorful and amazing! Staff always goes above and beyond with top notch service.
  23. JS

    JonS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A 6 course tasting menu that was a true dining experience. Each course had a unique spin to it. I hate beets but had the frozen beets in order to please my girlfriend and I couldn’t get enough of it! My tastebuds were in heaven!
  24. X

    Ximena3

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Newport. The location is beautiful, and the food is wonderful. Tasting menu only, and the portions are on the small side, but delicious and beautifully presented. Went there to celebrate my daughter’s graduation, and we all got a complimentary glass of champagne. Service is wonderful.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our wedding anniversary
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    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.
  27. M

    Mormj

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Supremely accommodating if you have food allergies, without sacrificing creativity and quality. Staff goes the extra EXTRA mile to engage with you and ensure your dining experience is top notch, without being disruptive or overbearing. Worth every penny!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic! Highly recommend.
  29. N

    Neuroscientist

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    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.
  30. TM

    TedM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent presentation service etc…can’t wait to come back
  31. MM

    MoeM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    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
  32. JF

    JamestownFoodie

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    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.
  33. 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!
  34. 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.
  35. RS

    RobertS

    New England

    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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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, 2022Thank 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

  38. 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!
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 2368 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn

590 Ocean Drive Newport, RI 02840

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Castle Hill Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Unspecified

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (888) 466-1355

  • 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.

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