The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn

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$31 to $50
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American
Castle Hill is renowned for its al fresco dining overlooking the waters of Narragansett Bay. Limited reserved seating will be offered between 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on The Lawn, beginning Thursday, May 21 for parties of no more than five people. We cannot accept walk-in guests at this time, and are taking reservations no more than seven days in advance. We regret that, in the event of inclement weather, we will not be able to reseat guests indoors. Please dress for cool evening temperatures, as we do not have outdoor heaters and cannot supply our customary blankets or throws. You must wear a mask or face covering to be seated, and are required to self-screen for symptoms prior to dining. Please arrive no more than fifteen minutes before your reservation. Sorry, but The Mansion Bar, Terrace Bar, and Adirondack chairs on The Lawn remain closed at this time.
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious! Staff was fantastic

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vipgoodeats
New England
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first experience social distancing at a restaurant; everything was good, service a little slow though, but we had a good time. i guess something we will all have to get used to.

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Caroline
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The views are breathtaking and the food is fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic! Made the whole “new normal” so easy!

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Janmw
New England
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful day! Great service. Great views. Delicious food. After being quarantined for 2 months it was a great first outing

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vipStone13
New England
72 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a treat to dine on the lawn at Castle Hill. Both the fish tacos and the lobster role were excellent.

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vipnewporter
New England
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Castle Hill was a model of how to social distance. The experience was excellent from start to finish. The food and our server Brian were outstanding as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. Nick was our server and he was one of the best I’ve ever had. From the beginning, to the end he made sure we were completely satisfied. He said happy birthday, took amazing pictures, gave my husband his jacket, and recommended the best meals. Overall in a pandemic I was anticipating average and this exceeds my expectations. The food, atmosphere, price and service was outstanding. It is cold and they don’t have heaters so dress warm!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bring a sweatshirt, hoodie, jacket or blanket just incase the wind off the water is cold.

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vipBeckyA
New England
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Our first dining experience since lock down. Although we initially sat in the windiest possible place, they let us move and we were much more comfortable and really enjoyed our experience. They took measures to be safe but still provided excellent service and the food and view are top notch. Thank you for making this worth it in every way.

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DavidK
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff did an excellent job adapting to the difficult requirements of procedures related to the Wuhan virus containment.
Everyone was courteous and professional as has always been our experience during much less disruptive times . The setting (outside) was well adapted and the view was excellent as usual. This is our favorite restaurant for ambience, service and menu. We have reserved for another visit next week.

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vipEDL150
New England
35 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luck will have it, we enjoyed a most spectacular lunch in an idyllic setting in Newport on the first day opening out of quarantine!

As it was our 25th we were complimentary served flutes of champagne to toast our day.

Chowdah & tortilla soup to starters. Lobsta salad & fish tacos were perfectly prepared and satisfying.

Since it was such a a beautiful blue sky Day with the top off the car we passed on desert for a ride along the water.

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DonnaL
New England
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here for our anniversary every year.

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richardh
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great to have them open again, best setting in Newport!

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vipjaj2000
New England
39 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible view. Service was perfect. Food was excellent

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you jaj2000. We really appreciate your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again.

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DougM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jazz brunch on Sunday, food was amazing, service was excellent, view was spectacular and the 3 piece band was perfect. We had a great table at the window. They had a hash special with eggs that was delicious.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for joining us Doug and glad you enjoyed your brunch. The hash special was certainly a favorite this weekend so happy you liked it too. Hope we see you back here again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Views outstanding. Astrid provided excellent service and was most attentive to our needs.

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Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you! Very happy to hear you enjoyed and that Astrid took good care of you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always

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Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed.

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Cricket
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining area! Service and food top notch! Would love to go back!!!

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Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you Cricket! We are so happy you enjoyed.

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vipbetsyc
New England
48 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time visiting. Quite a nice sunny room for a winter view. Food was fabulous. Innovative and large portions. Banana bread was out of this world. Will try to visit in the summer although will have to plan way ahead

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for joining us Betsy. We are glad you enjoyed and look forward to seeing you again this summer.

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vipMaryFran
New England
41 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ladies Christmas lunch! It is always a treat to go to Castle Hill!

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Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you MaryFran! Very happy you and the ladies enjoyed.

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PhyllisW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you Phyllis!

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vkk32
New England
39 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Elegant dining in a most spectacular setting. Had a lovely Christmas lunch with friends during a break from touring the mansions decorated in all their finery. The Castle Hill Inn is such a lovely addition to the grandeur that is Newport with food and beverage to match. We each got something different and enjoyed every morsel of it. I had salmon, there was a soup/sandwich order and the chicken salad. We were properly nourished and enjoyed blood orange Bellinis to complete the meal.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on December 19, 2019

Thank you for joining us for your lunch vkk32 and we are very happy to hear you enjoyed. The holidays are a magical time around Newport and we are glad we could add to the festive grandeur. Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you again.

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vipMariaC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was extremely knowledgeable and helpful . I have several allergies and intolerances to foods and she and the chef created an outstanding brunch for me. The entire experience was delightful.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on December 17, 2019

Thank you Maria! Making sure our guests with allergies and sensitivities are well taken care of is something we believe in and our whole team is committed to ensuring their safety. We are glad you enjoyed.

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CindyM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a late lunch celebrating my husband's birthday. It was such a nice leisurely afternoon with cocktails and delicious sandwiches (the best french dip sandwich I have ever had - and lobster salad sandwich for my husband). Since we Ubered there, we decided to stay for cocktails by the fireplace and Christmas Tree... and what a wonderful treat that was.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on December 16, 2019

We are so glad you celebrated with us and glad you both enjoyed it all. We look forward to seeing you again.

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KelseyM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The service was a little slow, I think there was only one server spread across our whole room and at least part of another room too. So we had to wait a while for things like water top up, paying the bill, etc.

I wish there were more vegetarian and at least one singular vegan option, not much to choose from, but still the food we got was nice. They advertise a full vegetarian menu on their website but I guess that’s for dinner!

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on December 17, 2019

Very sorry to hear this Kelsey. That's not typical of the exceptional standards of service for which we are known. We will review with our team to make sure we stay atop all our guests' needs. We will also share your vegan/vegetarian suggestions with our culinary team too. We appreciate the honest feedback and hope your next visit is of our more typical five-star quality.

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Bush
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Castle Hill for 20 years and ALWAYS go to brunch - it NEVER disappoints!

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on December 11, 2019

It's truly an honor to have been a place you have returned to for two decades. Thank you for your patronage and your review. We look forward to having the pleasure of serving you again soon.

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SteveJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Daughter’s Birthday....

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Responded on December 11, 2019

We are thrilled you celebrated with us.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal in a beautiful setting.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on December 11, 2019

Thank you! We are very happy you enjoyed.

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BobN
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious lunch on Friday at the Inn at Castle Hill. Our food was fresh and nicely presented. Our waitress Isa was so helpful in food recommendation and quick to rescue our table with a spill from a little one. Our experience at the Inn at Castle Hill was a welcoming reprieve from the busy Thanksgiving preparations and a relaxing way to begin the Christmas season. We highly recommended this restaurant!

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on December 11, 2019

Thank you Bob. We are thrilled to have earned your recommendation and so glad you enjoyed. We will pass along your compliments to Isa. We hope we see you again for another relaxing visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!! I have always enjoyed visiting Castle Hill. The atmosphere is amazing and the waiter/waitress team are personable, professional and knowledgeable. In the summer the valet team are also personal and professional. Anything that my husband, guest or me have ordered has been amazing. I have also been there for weddings.

Castle Hill absolutely gets a 5+ rating!

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on November 26, 2019

Thank you! We are so very happy you enjoyed and thrilled to earn a 5+ star rating. We hope you will join us again so we can once again have the pleasure of serving you.

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vipFrankM
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem.What a view and service and lunch was awesome

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on November 12, 2019

Thank you Frank! We are a bit off the main drive in Newport but we are glad you found us. Hope we see you again.

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vipStone13
New England
72 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food, service and ambiance were excellent! The salmon a beef were both delicious. We will return.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank you Stone13! We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and happy to know you will be coming back.

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MaggieV
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very friendly and attentive staff. Location is beautiful

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Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you Maggie! We are happy you enjoy it here.

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ripper
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous location on the water. Excellent service in a very unique and must visit scenic destination.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for dining with us ripper. We couldn't agree more with your review!

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vipFrankM
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my what a view.This Is worth the ride had a excellent lunch Great service from out server Kerrie ask for her section she excellent and the manager Juan Carlos is so nice service and food like I said before is worth the ride

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you FrankM. We hope you will join us again soon.

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vipPinguino
New England
40 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Food and service were excellent, great place to visit

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you Pinguino. We are happy you enjoyed.

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vipBernie
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An unbelievable setting on the Narangasett Bay. The menu was varied. The food was well prepared and plated. An outstanding lunch!!!

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on October 21, 2019

Thank you Bernie! We are very happy you enjoyed your lunch and your view. We hope you come back again to enjoy more.

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vipNicole
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a beautiful lunch inside, overlooking the water on a rainy afternoon during a storm. Something about it was still romantic. The watermelon salad was delicious and the chicken salad sandwich was good too. Portions were large. The red sangria special was very good as well. Our server was great, I forgot her name though. Worth the time to have lunch or dinner here. Separate bar area looked cozy too.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for joining us Nicole!

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