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The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn

4.9
1829 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
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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.
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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Payment options
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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1829 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Our server Caitlin was very attentive. We had a nice table overlooking the West Bay and the Point Judith Lighthouse. We enjoyed nice appetizers (steak tartare and asparagus) then had the dual beef followed by a chocolate incased mousse and ice cream . Food was excellent as were the views and service.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Elegant restaurant in exquisite setting. Exceptional food, beautifully presented....and professional staff. 5 star+. 2 thumbs up. A definite 10. Highly recommended!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

I have heard so many good reviews and that the sunset view was lovely. They called the day before to confirm my reservation and explain their menu. Very nice.

All staff we encountered were professional. The only disappointment was the table, our view was to the parking lot! I asked if we could change our table. They were gracious enough to say yes. We happily move. But the next table had a view of the back of the kitchen. I mentioned to my husband that this view was worse.

The host heard and said there may be a table in the Sunset room. We moved a third time, but it was worth it. My poor husband. Lol!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

As usual, Newport Restaurant Group service, menu, cocktails, ambiance were all in play on the evening of our dinner. Beautiful sunset, came in through the Drive, to take advantage of those coastal views. Our dinner was superb.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Incredible food, impeccable service. It was the perfect dining experience!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent meal!!! We only wish that we had a table in the main dining room overlooking the ocean.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic, cannot wait to return!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food, service and ambiance. First class all the way.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent service and memorable culinary choices are the norm here at Castle Hill. The dining room was busy but not crowded last Thursday evening; dinner is fine dining - never rushed. The staff , working as a team, are knowledgeable and helpful in guiding you through your courses. The chef oversees beautiful presentations, truly artistic masterpieces that delight the senses. Special thanks to Caitlin for making this a wonderful Newport experience - we will return!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

This is top of the line dining! We brought my parents here for a special occasion. The staff to table ratio is excellent; you get just the right amount of attention; without being intrusive. The extra touches - little treats between courses is great and makes it feel extra special and very indulgent if you want to make someone feel extra special. Great bar too if you want to get there a little early for a cocktail.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This is a very special restaurant. Beautiful location, perfect service, amazing food. Have a drink on the lawn first, enjoy the ocean and the view. The only thing bad you can say about this restaurant.................It is not cheap to eat there. Special occasions, business dinner, or fine if money is no object in your life.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Exceptional; cuisine was amazing, service was perfection, & atmosphere is gorgeous.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

a must.since you seeing how the rich lived, its only appropriate for you to experience how the ruich ate.cant say enough about the location,service, and food.its pricey.but worth it.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

It was wonderful and we will be back. I would recommend they speed up slightly between courses.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Outstanding dining experience in every way!
World class food in a unique location by the Sea in beautiful Newport!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Absolutely wonderful dining experience. The food was very creative and tasty. The service was very good and the servers were very knowledgeable in regards to the menu and wine selection. Would highly recommend, and the view of the ocean was great as well.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Dining at Castle Hill NEVER disappoints. The attentive service, succulent and varied food options and outstanding views provide diners with a memorable experience. Thank you! 5 stars

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Amazing food with perfect paired wine. Best birthday meal ever! Expert staff, detail oriented, great food, beautiful view.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always a scenic place to eat. The service is very attentive and the house is quite beautiful with lots of woodwork and antiques. The chef does amazing things with fairly standard American food, including local produce. The presentation was artistic and delicious. Always our favorite place for marking special occasions!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We are only able to come to Newport a few times a year but Castle Hill is always on our list when in town.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Perfect evening
Food service ambience they have the whole package
Need to go there more often

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Wonderful attentive service. Very special evening for my son and me.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We had a blast. The food was impeccable, great service, and a beautiful atmosphere. We appreciated that the servers took their time between each course, instead of rushing to turn tables like other restaurants do! Thanks for such a nice night.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Most amazing service. The staff should be commended. If you want to feel like royalty- dine here. The only negative was the decor- definitely worn. Otherwise would have given 5 stars.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Top notch dining experience and wonderful attentive staff

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The food is very good but the real treat is in the service. The service is as close to perfection as I've ever experienced.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Valentines Dinner- everything was excellent and top notch! Zero complaints!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Creative, friendly, impeccable service, delicious meal

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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