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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 – 8pm
Friday & Saturday 5:45pm – 9pm
Mansion Bar 5:00pm – 10:00pm daily

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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4.8

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4.9

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4.9

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4.4

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96% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (45)
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Waterfront (35)
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Creative Cuisine (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Tasting Menu (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Cozy (12)
Authentic (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Seasonal (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
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Great for Brunch (4)
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vip
 (New England)·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.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Creative, friendly, impeccable service, delicious meal

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Organic, Worth the Drive
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·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.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 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!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Adelaide / SA)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent service and food served by knowledgeable and interesting staff

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 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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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 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!

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 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.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great! Excellent service, food , ambience!

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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