The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn

4.8
1434 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Reservations are required in order to join us for dining, and can be made up to two weeks in advance, through Open Table as well as email dining@castlehillinn.com and phone (401-849-3800).

Indoor Dining is available daily from 11:30am - 3:00pm

Outdoor Dining is available daily from 11:30am - 6:30pm, and is completely outdoors without heaters
We do not hold indoor backup tables, so in the event of rain your reservation will be cancelled.

The Terrace Bar is available for dining and drinks from 11:30am - 8:00pm daily, without reservations.
The Adirondack Bar is available for walk-up drink service only, from 11:30am -6:30pm.
Both bars DO have capacities, which are reached frequently on summer weekends. At that time, new arriving guests would be directed to return at a later date or time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Contact tracing information collected
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely celebration.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The worst experience we have ever had there. We were seated and our waitperson asked us why we were in her section after waiting for a server for 10 minutes to come to our table. She tried to tell us we needed to leave without eating. The food is always good but this experience was ruined due to the lack of service from her.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
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Jasmin
New England
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

This was my first time dining and the food was phenomenal. We ordered an appetizer that never made it to the table unfortunately but our meals were very good. The fish tacos looked delicious and my salad was very good as well. It started to rain while we were eating lunch which was unexpected. Overall, food was better than the service. Our waiter seemed to cater to all his other tables rather than us.

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Emily91
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and more filling than I even expected! The service was great and the view cannot be beat.

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LindsayR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Lawn at Castle Hill to celebrate my husband’s birthday & we had a great time. The food was fantastic & the view with the sunset was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always superb, as is the service. The servers really strive to make a memorable experience. Consistent all summer long. Best spot in New England for a special lunch or dinner. The property is magical, that can’t be denied!

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Kelley
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot, everything was excellent!! Loved the view and food was delicious!

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vipNY2019
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the lawn before our meal. The geese droppings were too much for me, but the service and food were great. Turns out our waitress grew up, not too far from our hometown. We will definitely come again.

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vipSusanS
New England
88 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Castle Hill is always a memorable dining experience. Thank you Ryan was doing a great job serving us !

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HoracesDoris
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great view. Food good with the best focaccia bread ever. Peanut butter pie excellent. Prices steep. Service attentive but slow.

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Betts
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no better view than the view from Castlehill. We arrived early to have a cocktail on the lawn. We were then seated for an early dinner. We were disappointed that on Tuesday and Wednesday we only had access to the patio menu, not the full menu. We felt limited by the selection, but what we had was delicious. I highly recommend the street corn focaccia for an appetizer. I had a lobster roll, which was very good. My husband had fish and chips which were different but delicious.

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vipMimi
New England
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect meal for a perfect afternoon at Castle Hill. I had a shrimp cocktail - 6 huge shrimp with the perfect cocktail sauce and then a crisp caesar salad with huge amounts of lobster salad. My husband had a cup of the delicious Clam Chowder (bacon flavor and too thick) and the Farmhouse Burger. He loves the Mansion Gin & Tonic - a perfect refreshment on a sunny day.

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DianeV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect location for celebrating a special birthday.
Food was excellent

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chance
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

No better setting in Newport!!

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CraigD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fabulous. Perfect evening. Great service. Great food! Highly recommend!

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LoriM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views, valet parking. Beautiful restaurant @the Lawn at Castle Hill. Very lovely service. Chocolate and Banana dessert was delicious as well as the lobster roll

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vipMaryM
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience, as always!

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vipRoachF
Miami
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Castle Hill. I usually get seafood but decided to try a burger and it was xcellent. My wife had sides of lobster and shrimp and they were perfect as well.
Looking forward to another visit next month.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our waiter Luke was outstanding. The outside patio with the view of the Newport Bridge and the sailboats were Amat.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best location in Newport. While having lunch on the patio, you have a beautiful view of Jamestown and big and small boats coming and going into Newport. It is definitely a special place. The one drawback is the premium you pay for food and drinks.

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LarryP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Service was impeccable.

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Traveler
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch at The Lawn was an exceptional experience all around. The food was local, unique, seasonally appropriate, and presented beautifully. The staff was attentive, friendly, and knowledgable about the menu and made excellent suggestions for those who were undecided. We were a party of 4 and each dish was thoroughly enjoyed. The servings are generous for lunch. For those not accustomed to New England summer oceanfront dining, here are some pointers - prepare for wind, sun, birds, an un-forecasted rain shower, and some more wind. If you want a more civilized dining experience as compared with the harbor front bars and touristy places, this is your restaurant.

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DanielL
New England
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The views are great as was the service. The food was excellent. Love everything about Castle Hill.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Castle Hill Inn is set on a beautiful cliff with a view of the Castle Hill Lighthouse. The service is attentive, but not overbearing. Food is fantastic. Cocktails could be improved. Tiki was the best, but the other drinks were a bit of a miss. Food was fantastic. We particularly enjoyed the oysters, fish tacos, and spaghetti. If it’s not too dark, it’s a short 5 min walk to the lighthouse. Would definitely come back.

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StephanieL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Most beautiful places

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting and fantastic service and food.

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vipRockrina
New England
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Newport Restaurant Group!

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StephenD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view and great service!! We will be back soon.

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vipdeb7756
New England
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! One of my favorite spots.

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Bill
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Siobhan, was great and we loved her sense of humor.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Definitely visit The Lawn at Castle Hill on your trip to Newport. The restaurant features tasty food with creative presentation, attentive service, and immaculate views. Whether going for a casual get-together or a fancy meal, The Lawn will not disappoint. Sitting in the Adirondack chairs to digest after the meal is a must.

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Claudette
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Beautiful views, excellent service- attentive but not obtrusive!

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Happytobeonvaca
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation and anniversary week

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daria
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Castle Hill is worth a visit, especially in the summer months when you can see spectacular sunsets. The food is always great.

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Jersey
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Our server Luke was the best. He couldn’t be nicer or more efficient. Our food was great with a million dollar view.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were late for our reservation but it was not an issue. That was great cause rhey were busy. A foffy day cleared over course of lunch and the bay was full of boats. The shrimp cocktail was wonderfu but the oysters qwre flat. Tocos and wggplant very tasty. Always a good visit to castle hill.

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JaniceK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food and view.

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DianeL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service
Delicious meals
Most relaxing and enjoyable

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ErinE
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views and food was delicious! Was worth the gamble on weather.

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vipLynne
New England
53 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service !!!

FAQs

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 1434 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.