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The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn, Newport, RI

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn

4.9
4.9
2619 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
The Dining room serves only a six-course tasting menu for $165 per person, where each course showcases signature ingredients from our local farms, waters, and garden. The typical dining experience should take about two and one half hours, and is served inside our historic 1875 Aggassiz Mansion. The Dress code for the Dining room is Business Casual. We are closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays, and allow for reservations of up to seven guests. Reservations can be made up to four weeks in advance, while overnight guests and private events may book further. Please feel free to email us with any questions as well at dining@castlehillinn.com.

Not bookable

Online reservations at The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn can only be made directly on their website.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (888) 466-1355
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Andy Taur
  • 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
    Boston/New England
  • 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 2,619 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Exclusive

    Best Service

  • Exclusive

    Great for fine wines

  • Exclusive

    Romantic

  • Exclusive

    Best Service

  • Exclusive

    Great for fine wines

  • Exclusive

    Romantic

2,619 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience - food was great as was the service! Always recommend

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  2. Mike

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had a dinner reservation for the Chef's tasting menu. The service, the venue, the bar, and the wine list were excellent. This review is about the food ... which unfortunately violated the cardinal sin of eating out and in our opinion just wasn't that tasty or memorable. The first red flag was in our first course of oysters. While I am sure the oysters were great ... we'll never know. They arrived at room temperature: one with caviar, one with kimchi, and one with pickled bergamot. The flavors of the garnishes completely overwhelmed what I assume was supposed to be the main ingredient in the course. This was a common theme throughout the dinner, feature ingredients obscured or overcomplicated by a (well executed) technical flourish, or paired with an ingredient that seemed unnecessarily extra (seaweed on applesauce?). If you've seen The Menu ... we got those vibes (less murder). The service, venue, and atmosphere were all terrific and what we hoped for. While we might return for an a la carte lunch, next time, we will choose another option for dinner.

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  3. RKap

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the six course tasting menu with wine pairing and truffles. The American Wagyu was disappointing but every other course was spectacular including the tortellini and foie gras. Best service I’ve had all year. Would return.

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  4. PMP13

    Greater Boston

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a fantastic Anniversary dinner, this was a perfect setting and meal for a special night. We enjoyed the 6 course tasting menu plus wine pairing. The food was artfully presented and absolutely delicious. Service was outstanding, staff knowledgeable and friendly. Very pricey, but worth the memory.

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  5. MarinaR

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OUTSTANDING!!!!! It was a most fabulous dinner- everything A+! So professional service with magical food.

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  6. adan

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing 6 course dinner with every dish executed to perfection. Carl was very knowledgeable and very attentive as was the staff around him.

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  7. MikeB1000

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous!!! The waiters/busboy were some of the most cordial and knowledgeable of the dishes being served that we’ve ever seen. We have been regulars at CH for 2 years now & cudos to the management and staff.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not just a meal An experience Everybody should have at least once in their life

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  9. GraecinB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made a reservation here for my wedding day to have dinner with my parents and now husband. We had such an amazing experience and were treated so well by the staff. They went out of their way to make our experience unique and memorable. The other diners also added to our experience, I wore my wedding dress and he wore his NAVY dress blues so we attracted plenty of congratulations and well wishes throughout the evening. Everything was lovely and every dish on the menu was exceptional! I definitely recommend this to anyone celebrating a special occasion. They went out of their way to really make our night special.

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  10. BJRI

    Orlando

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best high end dining in Newport. Extensive wine list ad fabulous embiance.

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  11. Bobi

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from being greeted as we walked in to saying goodnight w our picture being taken at the Christmas tree was fabulous. Nick, Tom, Christine and Carter were all very friendly and accommodating. Will definitely recommend and return the next time we are in Newport! Thank you for a memorable evening🎄🎄merry Christmas..

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tasting menu (with wine pairing for me) was beyond expectation. Each dish was prepared with precision and flavor, with some interesting and somewhat unique wines to pair. The service is expert, informative and gracious/accommodating. The intimate room is perfect for a romantic dinner and enjoyment.

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  13. Stan

    Greater Boston

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been going to the Inn at Castle Hill since the early 1980s. It never disappoints.

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  14. Bunno

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had lovely time there. It was my milestones birthday and wanted to come back here which we had lunch 16 years ago! Food was exquisite, pairing wine was very unique and enjoyable. The atmosphere was just so elegant yet staff was very friendly. I wish I could see outside ocean view from window but was dark already. Look forward to next visit sometime soon.

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  15. ThurmanL

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience. The service and the ambiance was first rate.

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  16. EmKh

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great time with my family. Castle Hill does a great job timing the coures.

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  17. JeffV

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to the castle and numerous times for dinner. The food, service, ambience, and weight. Staff is always a pleasurable experience. I highly recommend anyone who wants a experience. See you again soon.

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  18. DebT

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently excellent service and delectable food.

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  19. BillB

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional 6-course pris fixe meal and wine pairing. Beautiful dining room environment and great servers.

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  20. MichelleB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I were celebrating our 25th anniversary and we couldn't have felt more spoiled by all of the wonderful staff, including Dario and Alex. Each course of the tasting was delicious. Cocktails were perfection. Not inexpensive, but definitely worth it for our special occasion.

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  21. DanaM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing time at Castle Hill Inn enjoying the dinning room tasting experience. We were celebrating our anniversary and it was a perfect spot. The food was delicious and the staff was amazing. I would definitely recommend enjoying this experience for a special occassion

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Intimate and very pleasant. First class dining experience.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding, as always. Perfect attention to detail by our server, Alex and her fellow servers. Thx

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  24. Heather

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfectly executed from start to finish - tasting menu, cocktails, wine and service were flawless.

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  25. DeborahG

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening, fabulous food, perfect staffing! The food was so diverse and unexpectedly fresh and unique

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nick and Lexi were very attentive! They provided some of the best service my wife and I have ever had.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing experience of excellent food and service. Always helpful for food allergies.

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  28. DavidW

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a special place dinner when in the dining room. We had a really beautiful dinner. The service was impeccable, our seating was amazing overlooking the ocean and witnessing a brilliant sunset. The food initially made me think of the movie chef until we were served bread. It’s a food lovers experience and will work for everyone that enjoys a great experience. It was worth every penny.

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  29. RonC

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal and service in all of Newport. Carl and the team are amazing.

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  30. Robert

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful ambiance, with excellent food and exceptional good wine. And Carl is a hero in his work. Thanks for giving us an unforgettable evening. Robert and Nicole

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  31. DavidT

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the staff members were professional and attentive. The cost was a bit high but I would recommend for a special occasion.

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  32. Eddie

    New York City

    433 reviews

    2.0

    433 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s really mind boggling as to how this can be considered a wonderful special night. First it is a beautiful restaurant with great views and a beautiful environment. Second the servers primarily Nick and Thomas were very good and knowledgeable. Third the baguette was the best part of the meal sad to say. Kathy and I had the six plate wine tasting menu. We are really sorry for this. The chef tasting which we weren’t sure what it was, but it was not pleasant. 1st course we had the heirloom tomatoes with lettuce. Good but then again tomatoes and lettuce nothing special or pretty. 2nd we had the langastine soup. Both of us got a fishy taste with squash not pleasant. 3rd was a dish comprised of 3 tortellini stuffed with ricotta. Was ok but again basic. The 4th course 2 pieces of beef which came from the shoulder and was marbleized. Now I do understand it’s rich marbleization means don’t overcook it. This was sliced way to raw. Kathy had the Golden head with crispy. Well it was a tiny piece rolled up with I believe chicken sausage in the middle. This on top of being cold which we told the waiter and never tried to do anything to warm it. Course five the cheese ( big deal ) over sold 6th was either a tiny chocolate with a string chocolate effect, not tasty. I had a dish which had a piece of dried cheddar cheese rye bread and I forget. This whole dinner should be unforgettable. The wine 12 different were surely nothing to brag about. A couple being medicinal. I did care for a desert wine called bugey-ceron. Kathy did find a Chardonnay that she enjoyed. Patz and Hall. Well I just can’t recommend this excessive amount of money for just a lot of talk about richness and emulsification with the minerals running through. There was one wine from Crete Greece that was good in which the owner plays music for the grapes and process of music last for approximately three months it was tasty and on the sweeter side Vidiano

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing !!! All ss simply impeccable ! Thank you

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  34. LouisT

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was lovely and attentive. They took the time to explain the elements of each dish. The food was unique and excellent.

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  35. choochoo

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Do not go. Food quality very disappointing and the price was exorbitant. No consistency with wait staff, rather a different person from ordering to serving each course. Go to the bar if you want to enjoy the sunset and skip the restaurant.

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  36. Danish

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an experience - not cheap, but food was excellent overall and a really good wine list!

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  37. LeighP

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nick, Harrison and Alex took phenomenal care of us. I took my parents to dinner here and they loved it. The food and ambiance was on point. Will be back!

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  38. nineveh

    New York City

    93 reviews

    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we had a lovely and very memorable experience, as we always do at this magical spot. Drinks, menu options, food taste/presentation, and ambience are all wonderful, quality of service is perfect. highly recommend

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  39. AmandaR

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing 31st birthday and visit to Newport overall. Dinner at Castle Hill was coursed perfectly, we didn't feel like we were rushed and enjoyed all the staff who came over to chat. It felt genuine and organic, would definitely go back!

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  40. Dionysus58

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable service. Impeccable facility. Excellent food. Beautiful setting. A grand experience

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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 4.9 stars by 2619 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

Online reservations at The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn can only be made directly on their website.

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
    Boston/New England
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American
  • 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
    Andy Taur
  • 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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