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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)
Tasting Menu (26)
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Good for Birthdays (17)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic food, atmosphere, and service. Will be back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing dinner! The service is definitely 5-stars.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 5, 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)

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 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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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food and service was wonderful. We look forward to coming back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We've been to Castle Hill a few times...love the lawn in the summertime and visit for brunch often too. Dinner tonight wasn't the impeccable service we've come to expect...it wasn't bad...but we have known it to be much better. Every now and again...even great places have an off night? We couldn't figure out if our server was slow or if the kitchen was extra fast...courses seemed rushed, drinks were slow...dinner was good, but the polenta was creamy and they served it with a wide fork? It made eating it interesting...my husband's chicken was incredible...but the sirloin was very salted. Dessert was wonderful. What made it less than romantic was the drunken loud couple that were seated in the dining room, who kept loudly saying Feed Us. If this had been my first experience, I wouldn't be impressed...being fairly local and visiting a few times a year, I chalk it up to being an off night...I hope.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful meal, service, and ambiance!! A lovely evening which we thoroughly enjoyed! Thank you Castle Hill!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Amazing 5star experience

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

One of the best meals we've ever had! Entire experience was wonderful - food, service, atmosphere. Food was creative and delicious. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Once again, our dinner at Castle Hill was absolutely first rate. Without question, the best restaurant in the area.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Loved my visit to the Dining Room. The service was amazing. The food was terrific. I really like the prix fixe menu style and the accompanying wines were fantastic. It is fancy for sure, but I will definitely return!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We loved celebrating our anniversary at Castle Hill. We first went there for brunch 2 1/2 years ago and got engaged that same day right by the light house. To spend our 1 year anniversary having dinner their was icing on the cake. Dan was knowledgeable and accommodating. The manager send us a complimentary glass of champagne and the 3 course menu with wine pairings was delicious.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 20, 2017

James and Desiree were amazing and knowledgeable. Truly sophisticated and made this evening memorable. Will be back again!

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

It was a fantastic dinner from start to finish. Outstanding service and food. Highly recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Incredible and exquisite!! The food was terrific to view and taste. The pace was pleasing . The atmosphere was elegant. A nice surprise was a gift given to us from our chef at the end of our time.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Excellent as usual. Romantic setting. Especially nice in summer and day time for ocean view

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Lovely dining room overlooking the water with beautiful sunsets (so we are told-it was raining when we went!). Prix fixe menu has several creative selections with seafood, meat and vegetarian options. Portions are a generous considering this is a multi-course meal; we went with three courses and I couldn't finish my dessert. Highly recommend the wine pairing option, which definitely elevated the already delicious food. Everything was flavorful and perfectly cooked and the service was top-notch. It was the perfect choice for our anniversary dinner, and we will definitely return next time we are in Newport. Worth the cost!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Choosing our favorite course among the six offered on the tasting menu befuddled us. Surely it was the tuna, but what about the pheasant or the lucious beet salad? In other words, everything delighted us, including the weird sounding but ultimately delicious desert...grape soufflé with peanut butter sauce (a riff on a PBJ sandwich).

The dinner was a memorable highlight to a birthday visit to Newport. Lest I forget, my partner and I shared a complimentary mini birthday cake (the size of a cupcake). Something bright blue with speckles cannot be that good -- but it was.

The service matched the food...simultaneously professional and caring. In short, don't miss the place.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Awesome Place. We waited till the last day of our vacation to try this place and wish we would have went here first and everyday in between. The meal was one of the best I have had in a long time. Will definitely be back on our next trip!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Married at Castle Hill...always a great way to spend our anniversary.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Was delicious and romantic. Food was great. We should have arrived earlier to have a drink at the outdoor bar overlooking ocean sunset.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The setting, the food and the wine are all exceptional. Elegant dining, sophisticated service and superb wine make this a must go to location for fine dining in Newport. Al did a great job of providing a high level of service and information. The food is prepared perfectly as is the presentation. Go with the 3 course meal. Bu have the chef prepare what they think is th best meal they are serving. Had pheasant with a great chardonnay. Worth it and also fun.
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Breathtaking views from the dining room! Our table was next to the window, but I don't think any table could have a bad view in this place. There are only about a dozen tables in the dining room, so it is quiet and romantic. The service is outstanding and made me feel like a VIP; from the complementary valet, to the greeting from the hostess, and straight through the entire dining experience. It was definitely a special treat to have dinner here to celebrate a birthday! Expensive, as the menu offers 3-course, 4-course, or 6-course tasting, but we knew that going in. You can choose to have wine pairings with any of the dinner options, which we opted not to do, but discussed coming back to do so in the future. The swordfish was fresh-as-can-be, as was the tuna. The flavors in everything we had were delicious, especially the dessert! I would definitely recommend this to someone looking to celebrate something very special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Phenomenal top knotch service and meal. Nick and the service team were excellent! Chef tasting menu ranked amongst the best we havs had.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent service. Great food. Sunset view worth the drive

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We celebrated my niece's birthday there with the wine pairing chefs menu. Everything was delicious and the pairings amazing. The staff that took care of us from the welcome at the door to all the people at our table who served us were friendly, professional and happy.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Tasting Menu
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food, service, and view were spectacular! We had the four course prefix with wine pairing. Two starters, a main and a dessert. We tried the pork belly. It was infused with a plum sauce and was exquisite as was the tuna and the beef tenderloin. We had a wonderful table overlooking the water. The sunset was amazing as was the total experience.

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

Great experience from the moment we entered Castle Hill until the time we left. Service was impeccable, the food was beautifully plated and delicious, the little extras were special. Will definitely return!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Amazing service, great ambiance, wonderful meal.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The meal and presentation was superb. Every dish was tasty and the pairings were spot on. Only complaint was I felt they rushed the courses a bit. Didn't have time to finish my cocktail before the appetizer and first pairing arrived, and that cadence continued. Other than that it was wonderful!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The perfect balance of friendliness and excellent service. Too often there is dichotomy of either too familiar and intrusive on one end or haughty superiority on the other.
The food was very well prepared and the fixed price levels allowed the diner to match their appetite with their pocketbook.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Lovely spot, attentive service and excellent food. While a very nice dining experience, we did feel a bit rushed by the service.

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

Dinner was delicious and service was great. The dining room is beautiful

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Service was pretentious
We had to ask for water refill and bread
Food was good but not fantastic
Price was expensive for what you got

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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

OMG. The food was absolutely amazing. From the bread to the dessert. The staff was incredibly professional. We were given tiny plates in between courses to cleanse the pallet. The food was cooked perfect and very flavorful. The portions were not oversized yet they were very filling.

It is pricey, however it is worth the experience. If you can afford to treat yourself to a meal fit for royalty then this place is a must go to. It is business casual, however many of the men wore jackets. Only a collard shirt is required. For women it is easy.

We arrived early so we decided to drive along the coastline which was absolutely beautiful.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Incredible service , fantastic food and one of the best views in Newport . We were there for our 25th anniversary and the staff really made our special meal truly memorable. We went a little early and had a cocktail on the Lawn as we watched the sunset over the water

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

A true fine dining experience. Creative and delicious food with an emphasis on local ingredients. The service was superb. Everyone who came to the table addressed us by name and all were completely knowledgeable. The wonderful view across the bay and a beautiful sunset wrapped up the whole package.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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