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The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn

4.8
1799 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sunday through Thursday 5:45pm – 8pm
Friday & Saturday 5:45pm – 9pm
Mansion Bar 5:00pm – 10:00pm daily
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Phone number
(401) 849-3885
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Louis Rossi
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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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Cross street
Castle Hill Avenue
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Kare (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Top notch restaurant. One course was better than the next. The service was very professional and knowledgeable with enthusiasm. A must for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great place, menu was great, impeccable service and ambience. Fantastic wine list. Can’t wait to go back.

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Bday (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

As always, one of the finest dining experiences in the US.

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vipMurph (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Magnificently prepared food with a wait staff that pays great attention to detail without being intrusive

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vipFred (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

It's always been wonderful but the selections on this visit were exceptional

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vipjnva (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a wonderful NYE anniversary dinner. Service was very good, as was the ambiance. The restaurant offered a special 5 course NYE tasting menu for all patrons. Veggie, branzino and beef dishes were excellent. For another dish I went the sausage route while my husband went for the lobster and shrimp, the lobster and shrimp was by far the winner, wasn't too into the sausage and lentils dish. For dessert the ice cream plate was good but the poach pear dish and cookie was just ok. Chocolates and a parting gift of jam at the end were a nice touch. Overall, a great meal and an excellent spot to celebrate a special occasion.

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CambridgeDon (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Atmosphere is upscale (there's a dress code), service was attentive, actually too fussy for my taste. Menu was prix fixe only, which was an unpleasant surprise. Food was French style and generally good, though the Israeli couscous that came with my swordfish entree was a bit undercooked. My main complaint is the price. Though we chose the least expensive option (three-course) and did not splurge on drinks, once you add tax, tip etc. it still came out to more than $100 per person, which is much more than what I feel the experience was worth. It would also have been nice to have more flexibility -- not all of us wanted dessert, for example, but with the prix fixe menu you don't have a choice.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a wonderful meal, complete with perfect wine pairings. Although a little on the expensive side this was a meal to remember.

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Skyhawk (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Creative, friendly, impeccable service, delicious meal

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Our party of 5 enjoyed a Christmas Day/eve dinner which was outstanding. Service was spot on this time around - our last visit as a couple a month or two earlier found our waiter not asking how the meals were until we were nearly done. I had questions but gave up since it took so long to check in. It was a disappointment that kept us from coming back. Decided to give it another shot since some of our family hadn't yet been to Castle Hill. Hoping any future visits will have the same fine service as this visit.

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Memere (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Castle was an absolutely wonderful experience. The wait staff was not pretentious. They were attentive but not overbearing, water glasses filled when needed, all our food choices outstanding and we would order everything again. Presentation was creative. We did a prix fixed meal. The wait between the appetizer and next course was a little long. However, the wait between other courses was just right. A plus were the complimentary "cleanse the palate" and post desert of two types of home made cookies. Just before getting up from the table were were given two small boxes with more homemade deserts. This was the best overall meal we had during our week long visit in Newport. That is saying a lot because we had many very delicious meals during the week.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

The food at Castle Hill Inn is simply good; well prepared, inventive and appealing both to the palate and eye.

But it is the waitstaff that excels. They are individually and collectively the best.

Their wine list is exceptional, although I found a disparity between wine by the glass and wine by the bottle. The latter seemed more reasonably priced than the individual where we had a glass of gamay for $13 from a bottle which retails (not wholesales) for $14.50. Yikes!!!

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vipWilliamF (Adelaide / SA)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary here and the staff made it very special. The food was superb and the service was outstanding. Wonderful and ver memorable evening.

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Bella (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent service and food served by knowledgeable and interesting staff

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Aspen (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Never disappoints for a special occasion! Three, four or six course fixed menu. Amazing location!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

Castle Hill earns its reputation as Newport ‘s top restaurant The food and presentation were wonderful, the service attentive and thoughtful. We had our small-office holiday dinner here and it was about as perfect as it could have been. Thanks Castle Hill.

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vipFoodDoc (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Beautiful environment, delightful ambience and a menu that invites exploration. Our group of five adults found the menu choices excellent and the great wine pairings right on the mark. The service was attentive and professional. This dinner was a celebration of an anniversary. The staff acknowledged the event and provided champagne for a toast. This small gesture was warmly received.

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vipDonD (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Easily and by far one of the most elegant restaurants in Rhode Island. The service is second to none and the food, beyond words. A fantastic experience from the moment we walked through the door to the time that we departed. First class in every way!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

My special night out with my fiancee at Castle Hill was simply amazing. The service was on point, knowledgeable, and precise. The food was on the highest level of expert cuisine. Sitting in the room with a view of the ocean was just so romantic. This is easily the best place in Newport, RI.

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jack (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

We have dined at Castle Hill many times. The service, food and wine selections are always excellent. Definitely a place for special occasion dinners. Lunch outside in their restaurant, "The Lawn" is also a must do. They have by far the best water view in Newport.

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Sharon (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Lovely Thanksgiving dinner. Staff was attentive without being intrusive. Quiet , was able to talk without screaming. would have like a turkey dressing that did not have sausage- that the one complaint- minor. Beautiful place. We are going again.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

Went for a belated wedding dinner and had made an error with the reservations. They were able to seat us anyway and were very gracious an accomodating. We had the four course selection with wine pairing. The meal and wine were excellent as was the service. Highly recommended for a special occasion.

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MoeD (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent! We had not been to Castle Hill for many years, The wait staff Danny was exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

Great! Excellent service, food , ambience!

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vipJoJo (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Once again, we found ourselves at the Dining Room at Castle Hill during Newport Restaurant Week. Coming here is always a treat. The atmosphere, the view, the service, the wine are all top notch. As for the food, we are never disappointed. Castle Hill always makes the best beet salads so, of course, we were not disappointed by this one. We especially liked the smoked beets. For the main course, we both ordered the salmon with sweet potato puree. The salmon was just a touch overcooked, but delicious nonetheless. Dessert was the Olive Oil cake, which seems to be all the rage lately. This one was very light with a lovely crunchy crust. The one thing that detracted from our visit this time was the unusually high decibel level in the dining room. This was very unfortunate, as this has become a problem almost everywhere we go, but we don't usually experience that at Castle Hill. That evening, there were two very loud tables very close to us. Why must people in this lovely dining room laugh much too loudly and shout across the table at one another? There was one table, which unfortunately was right in my eyesight that offered somewhat distasteful public displays of affection! However, this will not deter us from coming back to this gem of a restaurant. We are very lucky to live to close by and be able to enjoy it all year long.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic food, atmosphere, and service. Will be back

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jimmygourmet (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 7, 2017

The service was brilliant ..better than 5-star!!! Our waitress Alex was outstanding...Food was superme...always a pleasure to visit Castle Hill during Restaurant Week.

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LWild (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing dinner! The service is definitely 5-stars.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Overall was good. It is good place to dining and talk, good atmosphere.
Food was ok, nothing great.
The waitress should ask if wants more bottle water (price was little high)

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

It was our first visit to Newport and This place met all our expectations. Food was excellent, service was second to none. 5 stars all around. Absolutely beautiful ambiance. Will definitely be returning.

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