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The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn

4.8
4.8
2097 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Lawn restaurant is open daily from 11:30am - 8:00pm, with a variety of options!
The reservation you are making is for a table on our outdoor terrace, where we serve from 11:30am - 8:00pm.
We serve indoors from the same casual menu during lunch hours only, please email us at dining@castlehillinn.com to make reservations there. Our Terrace Bar is covered but open-air, and serves a full menu from 11:30am - 8:30pm daily. The Adirondack Chairs are open at 11:30am daily, and are available for walk-up beverage service only, without reservations.

We accept reservations of up to seven guests no more than two weeks in advance. Private events and overnight guests can book further as well.

Our outdoor tables are weather-dependent, we'll call you to cancel if mother nature changes our plans for the day.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 124 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Daily 11:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (401) 849-3885

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Parking details

    Parking is available on-site, with optional valet service

  • Entertainment

    Live music is featured on Sundays for our weekly ala carte brunch.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,097 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Most Booked

  • Rhode Island

    Best Ambiance

  • Rhode Island

    Great for Lunch

  • Rhode Island

    Outdoor Dining

  • Rhode Island

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a party of two at 3;30pm on a Thursday in the summer. We were hoping to have a table where we could both enjoy the view of the lawn / water however the hostess was not able to seat us at a table like that because any tables available were for 5 people. It’s not the hostess’ fault as she was probably just following guidance from management so this isn’t about their service.
  2. D

    Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect except for the hostess being extremely rude to us when we asked if we could be seated under some shade. She was dismissive and when she seated us she didn’t utter a word.
  3. s

    susanf

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place to enjoy a most relaxing afternoon
  4. o

    outsidepam

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Lawn at Castle Hill is the best place in RI to go for dining in the most beautiful spot in RI. And the food is great! And we had terrific service yesterday with a lovely young woman named Sara.
  5. s

    scottg

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, service and great ocean views from the lawn.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Sarah R was exceptional. She thoroughly answered our questions regarding the menu and was a delight to work with. She’s a great ambassador for this restaurant. The food, service and vista make for a wonderful dining experience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Lots of management walking around but we were seated for 55 minutes and our server didn’t take our dinner order and no one seemed to notice (we did have drinks and an app). Tried to get manager’s attention but eventually had to ask hostess to tell our server to just bring us our bill bc a storm was coming.
  8. J

    Jeff1995

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent! Rodney, our waiter was attentive and fun. He made the dinner even better. I will be coming back to dine here again! Beautiful scenery and atmosphere. All staff was friendly and fun.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful afternoon on the lawn-bartenders were so friendly & great!! Lunch outside was delicious-had the lobster roll which was excellent! We also had the Mexican street corn dip-Wow!
  10. LP

    LPM55

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasurable experience. Thank you, CH.
  11. G

    Gregory518

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waitress spectacular view
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never a bad time at CH- appreciate the flexibility to add one additional to our Rez when we arrived which was not possible on website- much obliged that was not a hassle
  13. GR

    GeorgeR

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, great food and the best location in state!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Despite the wind, it was a lovely day - the view did not disappoint!
  15. KC

    KeriC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing experience!! Beautiful view and fabulous food! The Lobster Paella was insane!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was lovely evening also the view is gorgeous.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and setting all combine for a wonderful experience
  18. LA

    LARags

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic day at the lawn. Food was amazing. Great service Weather was beautiful Couldn’t have asked for a better day to celebrate my birthday
  19. DM

    DeborahM

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the lobster roll . It’s is the best we ever had . This place is one of the best restaurants around love it. 👍
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every summer we treat ourselves a couple times and go here. The food is on point every time. The staff are amazing. Yes the food and drinks are expensive but you are paying for the location and service! Top notch!!
  21. B

    Blakeh

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my mom for her 75th birthday. We had a amazing lunch. Service was great and food was even better!
  22. R

    Ruth

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing view and service our server Alex made my moms birthday a great one!
  23. L

    Lola

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Gorgeous setting - food not as good as in the past.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    spectacular experience! Will come again for the food, service, and ambiance!
  25. ND

    NickD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Loved the food, drinks and scenery. Location can’t be beat.
  26. PT

    PatriciaT

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and his twin brother celebrated their birthday!
  27. JC

    JeannineC

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fabulous! The food, the drinks and the amazing view! Our server Sarah was absolutely a star!
  28. A

    Allie

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Valet was wonderful!
  29. M

    Momgz

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely meal on the outdoor patio. It’s a Beautiful location on Narraganset Point. we have dined there many time inside in the formal dining room. This was the first time for casual dining on the patio. Great meal and fun casual time.
  30. j

    johnandrebecca

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    One of the most spectacular dining venues in the country. Panoramic views of the water, sunset, sailboats. Service - from valet parking to dining is impeccable. With the incredible property and the summer flow-through of tourist trade, they could easily relax their food quality and get a way with it - but they don't. We are local and frequent the Inn whenever possible.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Corn pudding was watery.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Sam, my server, was attentive and provided outstanding service. The food was excellent. The view gorgeous and relaxing.
  33. MD

    MaryD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had lunch on the deck. Awesome restaurant, food and service. Would recommend.
  34. BF

    BFues

    Fort Lauderdale

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always!!
  35. HH

    HHMH

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always
  36. R

    Ricky

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Setting spectacular, but food and service average. Over an hour before food arrived. Outside dining very difficult for anyone with mobility issue. Stairs without railings, and trip to restroom especially daunting.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    When we arrived, I asked to have a table with a view and an umbrella (I also requested this on my original reservation). The man that was seating us mentioned he had a couple options and sat us at a table, and said the other table we were going to be sat at didn’t have an umbrella. I saw an empty table next to us in a quieter/more shaded area with a better view, and asked if it would be possible if we could sit at that open table instead? The man scoffed at me, and said no, when I asked why, it was because it was already assigned. I then asked how that system works, so in the future if we want we can reserve a particular table. The man then said the tables are just already assigned to people randomly and can not be changed bc they already organized the seating chart. The guy had a pretentious/patronizing attitude that lacked much needed customer service skills. The ambiance is nice, but the crab cakes were not good, and I would definitely not recommend. They are Louisiana style crab cakes, which they should have told us, not lump crab. My sister could not even eat it because it was so salty, and just batter with peppers and claw meat. Expensive for a poor meal, and we were severely disappointed. My sister literally did not touch her food, and the server who cleared our dishes did not ask how it was, and or seem to care about our experience. Would recommend just going for drinks and apps, and view from the chairs on the lawn.

    The Lawn at Castle Hill InnResponded 2 days agoThank you for joining us and for the feedback. I'm sorry to hear that your table selection and a few of the food items were not up to par. I hope that you'll give us another shot in the future, where we can show some certain improvement. Would love to connect with you directly to ensure your next visit is much better. - Anthony

  38. KE

    KatieE

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Came here during a day trip to Newport and it was lovely. The service was a little touch and go but otherwise fine. Highly, highly recommend coming here for lunch!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints! Love it here!
  40. LA

    LALouiseB

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb spot for an afternoon cocktail and appetizer. The corn dip was incredible and the bar staff were all wonderful. Views are spectacular too.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 2097 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 124 times today
Google Map for The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn

590 Ocean Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Daily 11:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available on-site, with optional valet service

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Louis Rossi

  • Entertainment

    Live music is featured on Sundays for our weekly ala carte brunch.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (401) 849-3885

  • 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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