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About The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn

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.

590 Ocean Ave
Newport, RI 02840
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Sunday through Thursday 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:45pm – 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Castle Hill Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 849-3885

Website:
http://www.castlehillinn.com/food-wine-newport-rhode-island/castle-hill-dining-room/

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.

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

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96% would recommend it to a friend

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Local Ingredients (27)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Tasting Menu (25)
Good for Birthdays (17)
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent great around dining experience service was excellent

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Celebrated our 32nd anniversary at the Castle Inn, as we have every year. Always excellent food, service, and ambiance. Will definitely go back next year!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We visited Castle Inn for a romantic birthday dinner for my boyfriend. This establishment is a gastronomic tour de force. We arrived early to enjoy a cocktail on the lawn, however, rain precluded that. The bar inside was cozy and we were promptly served with drinks. This mansion is lovely, and we had a window seat in a cozy room. And now the best part, we were attended to by Harrison who is a perfect personality for the incredible cuisine that followed. From my beets appetizer to a tuna main, and my guy's vegetable ravioli to duck, all so incredibly delicious. We typically do not have dessert, but wow, we sure enjoyed chocolate cake with pistachio ice cream and raspberry soufflé. And, Harrison was kind enough to accompany all of this with a delectable birthday cake. My new favorite restaurant in the world, and we decided that we will visit annually from New York. Kudos to Castle Inn!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Healthy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

We went here to celebrate our anniversary and everything was perfection from the start.
We are travel magazine publishers and eat our often around the country. It doesn't get any better than this.

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Incredible food, incredible presentation, incredible service. The homemade rolls alone are worth it! We even took the leftover rolls in a doggy bag.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Wonderful dinner
I haven't enjoyed a dinner as much as I did last night at Castle Hill. The combination of fine cuisine along with simple garden vegetables was impeccable.
The service was professional,attentive, knowledgeable showed a interest in our dining experience st all times. The server Desiree was fabulous.
Bravo Castle Hill.

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 (Naples)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Absolutely outstanding... food, service, ambiance and experience...

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 24, 2017

3 course prix fix food was incredible, service attentive, fabulous wine list. We go every year and once again a near perfect experience.

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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Impeccable service, warm atmosphere, remarkable cuisine. Special thanks to Alex and Dan for taking such good care of us.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Organic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. The food and service were exemplary. Perfect for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Castle Hill is top notch from the moment you drive in until you leave. We had a beautiful time enjoying one of the most delicious dinners we've ever had. You can just tell the vegetables and fruit are so farm fresh. You can just taste it in every bite.

We had Carl as part of the wait staff and he was outstanding. He was easy going, friendly, professional in every sense of the word. I just adored him.

Since this was a birthday for my husband, Castle Hill even made a special little sponge cake with a candle in it for him.

We would go back in a second.

Also would like to say unfortunately I don't remember his name, but there was a young man at the reservation desk who was beyond helpful when we were deciding whether to sit outside or inside, but I'm so glad we tried the formal dining room. It was a great experience. I can't say enough about it or all of the people working there.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

The food was tremendous. Chef Rossi is an outstanding chef! The head waiter, Dan Moriarty was terrific as were Steve and Maggie, who also waited our table. It was our anniversary, and can't wait to go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Been there many times before t this visit was especially outstanding, Dans great

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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We always enjoy Castle Hill, which is our favorite restaurant and has become a tradition for our wedding anniversary which has now reached 39 years. The sunset was fabulous and Alfred, our main waiter, was very gracious.
We were sad to see a less formal and somewhat raucous atmosphere in the dining room which, unfortunately, mirrors other dining experiences that we have become accustomed to in recent years. No longer are jackets even suggested for the gentlemen and conversation was difficult due to the volume of noise, at times. This restaurant is no longer a sanctuary from the newer trends, which we will miss.
Nonetheless, we hope for a return to a more "civilized" atmosphere and will return, with renewed anticipation

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

One if the most wonderful and truly exceptional dining experiences. The staff is attentive and very well educated to offer suggestions of food and wine pairings. Expensive but so well worth what you pay.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Alex our server was attentive and made excellent recommendations. We chose the 3 course meal with the wine pairings. The food was delicious and the Sommelier chose exceptional wines that went well with each course. It was a wonderful birthday experience!

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Fantastic in every possible way. The staff are super experienced and way too good. We were served by Carl who was extremely Attentive and very pleasant to deal with. Returning again in 2 weeks. Obviously, highly recommend it :)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Castle hill is amazing! Everything was perfect!! Our dinner was spectacular! Extraordinary service, extraordinary food and ambiance was superb! Every bite was a culinary delight!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Beyond amazing experience . Service was beyond outstanding and Caitlyn couldn't have been any more than perfect and caring to every need. Food was exceptional and our best dining experience in Newport.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We've dined at upper level restaurants all over the world, and this was not a good experience. Food was mediocre at best. Foie Gras torchon was just room temperature, soft and mushy, bad flavor. Beef tartare was nothing more than thin slices of beef on top of an inch of cream cheese, straight out of the package. Wild boar was salty, tasted like a bad ham. Cheese plate at the end was totally insulting, with 3 little pieces, a tasteless camembert, a dry crumbly blue cheese from Vermont, and a tasteless cheddar. They should be ashamed to serve this when there are so many great cheeses in the world to offer. Their excuse was supporting New England farmers. When I pay those kind of prices, I expect the best, even if it has to come from outside the local area. Waiter was snooty and didn't care about satisfying customers. Wine was OK. Don't go here if you're looking for "gourmet dining" or for a special occasion.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2017

best thing is the fabulous lawn. you can come here early and sit in lawn chairs and be served wonderful drinks while you watch the sunset.
We dined inside with the pre fixe 3 course meal which was fantastic. For dessert we chose a cheese course and shared a dessert. Great idea.
They do try to push you into higher priced wines, but the list is extensive and Im sure all are great.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

We enjoyed our special evening at Castle Hill. The food was exceptional and the service efficient and gracious. The views from dining room windows is spectacular!
My husband was disappointed with the flavor and texture of his boar chop. Our waiter noticed and offered him a different entree free of charge. The duck he received next was perfect!
We will definitely return next time we visit Newport.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Outstanding experience!!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2017

This was one of the best dining experiences we've had in a long time. Wonderful service, friendly and knowledgeable... wonderful view and out of this world food. A little pricey but expected and worth every penny. Special occasion dinner for our anniversary. Thank you!!!

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

One of the best overall dinning experiences in a long time. Excellent service. Well paced meal. Attentive but not overdone service. Excellent and varied food.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent restaurant. Exceptional cuisine &wonderful service
View was amazing!!!
Would definitely come back &recommend!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Dinner was wonderful from cocktails through desert. Waiter made the perfect wine choice. We splurged for the caviar service - not something we've done before - and it was delicious even for us novices. A rare case where the quality of the food met the atmosphere and price point.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Unfortunately this was one of the worst dining experiences I've ever had in my life. We parked the car, took two steps towards the restaurant and the valet ran over and made us get back in the car and drive it to the valet stand so he could go park it. We arrived at the hostess stand and the incredibly rude Hostess told us that even though it was 7:23 we had to sit in the waiting area for our 7:30 reservation. There was one table occupied in the dining room. The staff is trying so hard to be impressive that they forget to be polite and they need to recognize thst guests should be treated with respect and dignity. I would have no problem paying the incredibly high prices they charge for their meals and service if the experience and the food was worth the value. It most definitely was not!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

We went to Castle Hill twice during our recent vacation stay. The first time was for brunch. I would recommend making reservations as the alternative may be to sit at the bar area or wait up to 2 hours. The bar area is still nice as they have wonderful views. The food is excellent! We were so happy with the brunch that we went back for dinner but this time made reservations. First and foremost, the service was excellent. The meal was equally impressive. However, don't go here if you are looking for low cost dinning. It is expensive but definitely worth the price we paid. We had dinner at the Mooring and spent only slightly less than we did at Castle Hill BUT did not get nearly the food and service experience. We have been going to Newport for the past decade and this restaurant is by far the best restaurant we are at. Others we highly recommend at the Spiced Pear and 22 Bowen...

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 31, 2017

The wild boar with grits carrots and Swiss chard worth getting again. Can't go wrong with Inn grown heirloom tomatoes and apricot soufflé was the best. My husband's duck had good flavor but a bit dry. We will be back.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 30, 2017

What a fantastic meal! Well worth the money and experience. Incredible. It's a course menu with the choice of a three, 4 or 6 course menu. Highly recommend this place especially in the summer around sunset. Just overall a wonderful experience. Fine dining at its best!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We had an amazing anniversary dinner here! We chose the 6-course chef's tasting menu with the wine pairing and everything was absolutely wonderful! The choices complimented the delicious food perfectly. The service was also top-notch. We were seated by the window with a view of the pink skies during sunset and the bridge all lit up once it got dark. Thank you for a great experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

We came to castle hill inn to celebrate my girlfriends birthday. We had the chefs tasting menu and everything was delicious. Karl or Carl, was our server and start to finish was amazing. We will be back!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The food is always outstanding! Our initial server was not friendly and we were sat at a table that should not be used due to being in front of the service station. It was also my husbands birthday and they forgot, come time for dessert. When they moved our table we had Harrison as a server and he was fantastic!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

My spouse and I look forward to going at least once a year. This year there is a choice of 3, 4 or 6 course prix fixe meals. We took the 4 course with the wine pairings. Service was impeccable. There are a number of people assigned to insure you have the correct silver and glass ware for each serving. They work unobtrusively and you never feel rushed. The food was superb. Each course was good. Pick something you don't ordinarily get--it will be delicious and you will have tried something new.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Elegant, very creative, an extraordinary experience. the wait staff was friendly, very knowledgeable and attentive without being annoying. Carl and Caitlin our servers was so personable and comfortable to be with. The chef spoiled us with his perfect menu and his wonderful amuse bouches, he is an artist in addition to be one of the best chocolatiers I've ever had to the good fortune to come across, I live in NYC (and am a Batali groupie) where many restaurants are hard to beat-I would recommend this restaurant to a chef!!! I hope I can get a reservation again after this review!!! Thank you again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great food and outstanding waiter, Nick. Nick was attentive, knew details of the food, wine and history of the hotel. Outstanding waiter.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Wonderful experience

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Honestly, one of the best meals I've ever had, and I eat out a lot! The watermelon-cherry-jalapeño gazpacho app, was perfect. Lamb cooked perfectly. Apricot soufflé was delicious. Fiancé had ravioli l, halibut and strawberry shortcake. Amazing wine and champagne list!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Excellent all-around!

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