The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn

4.8
1611 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 - 3:00pm, 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 on weekends.
On weekdays in the absence of the Adirondack Bar, guests may still obtain walk-up service at the Terrace for drinks.
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
What 1611 people are saying
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PhyllisW
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My family and friends have been visiting Castle Hill for over forty years, celebrating every occasion or no occasion. It is my favorite place on earth.

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vipATSCC
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful lunch on the Lawn. Service was great, fish tacos wee delicious and the wine was excellent. Highly recommend and would return!

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vipAndrewB
New England
52 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food.

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RobertS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure being at Castle Hill. Our server Trisha was the Best!

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ThomasF
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Like every thing else with covid, menu was limited. Food was not as tasty as in the past visits. Tried to be friendly and engage our server but no luck.

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BridgetB
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and a beautiful setting.

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kathyb
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our late lunch early dinner at Castle Hill outside dining.
Sunset was fabulous.
Met some nice people to share the day with.
Beautiful place!!

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vipCINDYT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is amazing.

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SMLY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

They have an amazing view but the food quality was low and receptionists have very bad attitude. They are the face of the restaurant and it can definitely change the vibe before they enter the restaurant so management should either change them with someone who's actually trained or make them learn how to be a receptionist at the restaurant industry.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Lawn is AMAZING. Beautiful place, delicious food. Our reservation was at 5:15 and it was ready when we arrived and we caught a stunning sunset.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great and of course the view is incredible. We had perfect weather which didn’t hurt.

Got the fish tacos and the shrimp dip - both very good. And tried a few cocktails. Stand out was blueberry lemonade.

Then mosied down to the chairs to drink some rose and watch the boats.

Perfect afternoon!

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NikkiC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I ate outside at the Lawn with a group of friends. The indoor bar area was open with the windows on the side open so it felt relatively safe ordering from the bar, although it was very busy and crowded, so it took a while to be able to order a drink. When we were seated at the table the service for drinks and food was also quite slow, but we did have a fairly large group so that may have been part of the reason for the slow service and as most people know a lot of restaurants are very short staffed currently. Our waitress was very friendly and sweet though - she told us she is an ICU nurse, which is a challenging job right now. She gladly provided individual checks to our group which made paying our bill so much easier.

The food was amazing and totally worth the wait. I had the surf and turf which was fillet mignon that you could cut with a butter knife, with a crab cake that was delicious. It was served with zucchini over something that was super creamy (although I forget what it was exactly - kind of like a creamy white polenta but it wasn't polenta). The sauce was yummy too. I would definitely order that dish again - even though it was expensive, it was a good value based on the quality and quantity of food. People around me ordered a salad with steak and chicken and all of us enjoyed our food. I'm looking forward to returning to the Lawn next year when the weather is a bit warmer.

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MaddyM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t beat the view, the food or the service. The sunset was fabulous, too.

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DerekW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food and ambience were outstanding, service was bad. It literally took a 1/2 hour to get a bottle of wine to our table after we ordered it and 45 minutes to get our entrees after they cleared our appetizer plates. Despite this, I would go back; it’s a cool spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely birthday lunch out on the terrace

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vipmissey
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very limited menu. We just had lunch there yesterday 9/14/01. It could be because of Covid and lack of help. But, we were disappointed in the very Limited menu!!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dinner of week-long anniversary trip to the Northeast. Perfect location to watch the sunset from the Adirondack chairs on the lawn after a great meal and drinks.

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KatieW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A memorable venue with outstanding vistas . We enjoyed great food and excellent service , and look forward to our next visit .

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Eating outside on the lawn was a perfect ending to our trip!

JW
vipJWLnGLL
Tampa
51 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrated a special occasion here, taking advantage of outdoor seating with an lovely water view. Started with Louisiana shrimp and crab dip, which was outstanding. Better Half had grilled salmon for her entree, which she enjoyed. The special for the day was a filet with lobster and crab cake, basically surf and turf. The seafood cake was very good, better than the filet which was slightly overseasoned and slightly underdone. Finished up with something called "birthday cake", a bit of a strange combination of ice cream, cake and cookie crumbles. Tasted OK, a little too sweet for my liking. Service was excellent throughout.

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vipfoodlover
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Shrimp and crab dip was fabulous. The lobster roll was enjoyed by all. Shrimp Mozambique pasta turned out spicier than expected but had a lot of shrimp and flavor.

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vipTedB
New England
20 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Ceasar salad bland needs better dressing and anchovies

lobster great

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We came here for my sister in law’s bachelorette.. the bartender served 2 out of the 3 of us. When it was my turn, I was standing directly in front of him, my two friends had stepped out of the way and he started taking the orders of the 2 guys behind me in line. I waited for a few seconds for him to realize he was overlooking me and when I finally said something he didn’t even apologize.
Then our waitress when we got our table was terrible. She had to make multiple trips because she wouldn’t write things down. It was so windy so our food was literally flying everywhere. She could have made so much more money if she had kept the drinks coming but she barely came over to our table! And then when she attempted to apologize she goes “sorry I keep having to go back and forth” well yes, because that’s your job..
As we were leaving (after spending a few hundred dollars) our car had been pulled up, we were walking over to it and the valet came speeding up towards us in another car, stopped short! Then we were like what the heck you almost ran us over he proceeded to argue with us! Yelling across the parking lot!!! Overall completely TERRIBLE. Wouldn’t waste your money. Come here for 1 overpriced drink, sit in the Adirondack chairs, take the Instagram pics and leave. The crab dip was really good but wouldn’t waste the effort.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on September 13, 2021

Hi there - it sounds like things went quite awry during your recent visit. I hope we can connect directly so I can learn more about what went wrong, and how we can make it right. Clearly this is not what you were expecting, and not how things should have gone at all. I hope to hear from you soon, Anthony

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had an umbrella hit our table and break dishes and umbrella hit me on my head.they remade our food and only comp for our drinks $47 and birthday dessert $10:50. I think they should of comp the whole bill which was $132.00 This was an awful experience on my sister’s birthday! At least give us a gift card or something for our inconvenience! The cheeseburger was awful for $20 it tasted like it was cooked with fish! My cheeseburger also was not cooked medium well it was so red and while waiting for the waitress to come to the table to tell her about my cheeseburger not being cooked like I asked that’s when the umbrella hit the table breaking dishes and hitting my head! Not very happy how they handled it!

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Patty
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous! The setting alone is 5 star and the weather cooperated. Our server was courteous, helpful and attentive! Could have been a couple more food choices but this is not a compliant. Outstanding and would recommend this restaurant all day!

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lawn at Castle Hill is a wonderful to sit, enjoy friends and family, great food, drinks, service and a spectacular view!

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Buzzy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were inside due to the rain, and our overall review is this is a high quality venue with very good food and superb service. In a world of lack of staffing, slipshod service, and uneven meals, this restaurant stands out as a real treat. Just terrific!

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AnneB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no more beautiful setting in which to enjoy a spectacular view while enjoying a wonderful meal. It has been and remains one of our most favorite restaurants. The service from this employee owned restaurant is exceptional!

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vipMimi
New England
33 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect late afternoon meal with my husband at Castle Hill. My husband’s bacon clam chowder was tasty along with the Tiki Rum Punch Drink. We both had the Farmhouse Burger and Fries which were perfectly cooked Medium Rare.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had an amazing band playing and our waitress Lily was the sweetest and so attentive! 10/10 would recommend this place !

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RichZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a real treat to end our summer months here in Newport…..the food, atmosphere, spectacular views really made it a relaxing experience. We’ll see you next summer Castle Hill! 😎

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KathyP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great food.

Calvin was our waiter and he was very attentive

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vipMichaelK
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great water views. Burger was delicious as was all the food. Service by Michael was great! An amazing lunch spot!

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angelav
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

just great! great food, great view, great service, a must see in newport

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vippatty
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

My Mezzaluna pasta with crab was very good. My daughter, a vegetarian, ordered a pasta dish that had shrimp since there weren’t many options for vegetarians. She requested the dish be made without the shrimp and asked that it not be spicy. It was very spicy so she had a hard time finishing the dish. She was also charged the same price even though there was no shrimp in the dish. Accommodations need to be made for vegetarians and patrons with food sensitivities.

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ElizabethM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappointed at CH. great late lunch on the patio. Luke, our server, was attentive and seemed as sad as I was that they are not currently serving the Kenyon’s cornbread 😞

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TracyL
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place for a friends reunion and celebration! Delicious food in a extraordinarily beautiful spot. We can’t wait to return.

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BWK3
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous views, great food and drinks both create the ultimate summertime outing. Bring your wallet but the setting alone is worth every penny.

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vipDani
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, incredible food, unparalleled view. Thank you for making our anniversary amazing with such a great experience! Those corn ribs are to die for, couldn't ask for more than the shrimp mozambique pasta, and the truffle fries are *chef's kiss*. This is our go-to for any special occasion (when we can get a reservation) and look forward to many more visits to come.

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Halina
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Beautiful property. I had a lobster roll which was good but Ive had better for a lot less money . The service was average but I guess that’s today’s world now

FAQs

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 1611 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.