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The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn

4.8
4.8
1902 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.

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

Outdoor Dining will resume ideally in March as the weather and winds become more favorable.

The Mansion Bar is available for dining and drinks from 11:30am - 9:00pm daily, without reservations.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 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

    Smart Casual

  • 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 1,902 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Best Ambiance

  • Rhode Island

    Great for Lunch

  • Rhode Island

    Scenic View

  • Rhode Island

    American

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  1. R

    Roxanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Castle Hill. The food to the view, it is truly a one of a kind experience.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is legit perfect
  3. JJ

    JoJo

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful setting - food is decent but you come for the ambiance!
  4. K

    Karen

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails on the lawn overlooking the water, lovely lunch of seafood and pasta, perfect service and wonderful day!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, the service was great, the music was great (perfect for an afternoon lunch) and the view was perfection!
  6. s

    snel

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome view, food and service. We celebrate our anniversary here every year!
  7. I

    Igtoutocc

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    Location: fantastic. Ambiance: great. Service: very good. Food: menu had potential but it was just too bland. The chowder was good. The corn cakes were too sweet for an appetizer. The crab cakes sauce needed more heat. The Cajun fish forgot it was Cajun. The tacos were ok and lobster was good but slightly over cooked Was it nice overall? Yes. It just needs a little more attention to detail
  8. ML

    MichaelL

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Delicious food and lovely service. Tables a bit close so we could hear another couple's conversation too much. The aiderondack chairs were great for a view. The previous occupants' glasses should have been cleared.
  9. LC

    LaurenC

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love coming here! Such a special place.
  10. r

    reynold3

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    We had reservations for 7 tonight with my family and our friends for dinner, to celebrate their engagement. My family members all, at separate times, got up to use the restroom inside the inn by the patio, my daughter actually going 3 separate times. We were never denied access to the restroom or told to use a different bathroom. However, my friend, one of only two people of color, when she went inside to use the restroom, was told to “not to disturb the business inside” and to use port-o-potties outside. I understand that it may not be restaurant policy to use the inside restrooms, even if we were having an expensive meal outside, but to inconsistently apply this policy to the only person of color in our party is inappropriate and extremely upsetting. I plan calling the manager to speak with them tomorrow.

    The Lawn at Castle Hill InnResponded 3 days agoThank you for bringing this to our attention, I'm glad we got to connect and hope that we'll see you and your guests again in the future - Anthony

  11. DW

    DavidW

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful views. We went for lunch and did the outdoor seating. Calamari was excellent.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had the best table on the lawn and food was exceptional. It was perfect!
  13. T

    Tberger

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    If you like fried food and have pedestrian tastes, you’ll enjoy dining at The Lawn. There were some strange combinations - e.g. calamari served with very hot peppers. Nowhere in the description of the calamari was there any any indication that you were ordering something hot and spicy. Lobster roll had some nice chunks of fresh lobster but the crème fraiche with chives (or tarragon) was barely perceptible. Fish tacos were decent. Service was amateurish but the wait staff were friendly and upbeat. One goes here for the view and ambiance, not for fine dining. Apparently the indoor restaurant focuses more on a gourmet experience.
  14. MJ

    MichaelJ

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a view! Great , fresh appetizers and entrees.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most perfect dining experience I have ever had, Service was outstanding, food was beyond expectations and the ambiance, location and views were unforgettable. Best dining experience ever.
  16. LC

    LouisC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must visit. Beautiful setting. Great food. Great service. Best of all, sitting in the Adirondack chairs after dinner and watching the sail boats.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience5
    Everywhere else like the Ocean House kindly acknowledged our anniversary. We were very surprise Castle Hill said and did nothing even though we told them via notes on opentable we were engaged here and spent a lovely time here years ago and were celebrating our anniversary. The manager came over and was told in person and again, he did nothing. They did not get our drink order correct, nor our entree. Very disappointed. Not a great way to encourage a return visit.
  18. SM

    SamanthaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful meal, beautiful scenery, delicious drinks, and an excellent waitress! Avery was a gem
  19. CM

    CathM

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent time yesterday!! Thank you so much!! The service was outstanding!! Food was delicious, and as always the ambiance was perfect!! Can’t wait till next time!!
  20. DM

    DebM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, service, and location!! Highly recommend!!
  21. A

    Amanda

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I mean. The view, the view, the view!!! Absolutely stunning, warning if you go with kids they will not want to sit for dinner because playing on the lawn is more fun haha Our server Rodney was amazing, so friendly & accommodating!! Suggestion: Have the kids menu on the menu, they loved their meal but thought it was weird that it wasn’t on the menu. Food was delicious, we shared the fish tacos, the caesar salad, the calamari & the focaccia. All was so fresh & yummy but the focaccia was a miss for us, a little greasy on the bottom, but dry to eat. Amazing spot with an unreal setting.
  22. KQ

    KellyQ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    The view is simply amazing! Beautifully kept grounds. The food was tasty and presented nicely. The valet team were super friendly. The bar staff and our server were not as attentive. Plenty of bar staff in front of me but they didn’t pay me any piece of mind. Our server was a kind young lady but besides taking our order, we never saw her. :(
  23. U

    Ugh1

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a beautiful day for lunch. Introduced my family to the “lawn”. My favorite view in Newport. First time for lunch. It was delicious. I had the Green goddess sandwich. A definite yum! All the food was very good. Service was excellent! Thanks for a great experience. Hope to come back again!
  24. GS

    GailS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Apps and entrees were Delicious! Portion sizes were Good and the food is not what you typically see in restaurants which made it even more yummy! Specialty drinks were awesome! My second time there in the last month!
  25. MA

    MrAnim8

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surprisingly delicious food and cocktail. Great view. Very friendly service.
  26. BP

    BethP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Castle Hill brunch in the summer is a must, for locals and visitors.
  27. D

    Dhbr

    New England

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good, but there was more selection years before.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Gorgeous restaurant with beautiful views and live music. Definitely a great spot to go for brunch. Drinks were good but my meal came out wrong and by the time it was fixed, my husband and son were done eating. They also forgot my son’s drink and brought it after he was done eating. A little pricey for those mistakes I thought but otherwise nice.
  29. K

    Kathy

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect in every way!! Always our favorite place
  30. TF

    TamaraF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the most special places to dine in the world: beautiful sunsets overlooking the water. Great food, Great ambiance and service!
  31. LB

    LoriB

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Water glasses went empty Ignored us mainly Service was 0
  32. SW

    SurvivingWithDateNights

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning and wonderful! Ate on the lawn.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a birthday favorite and tradition comjng here. Thank you as always
  34. A

    Adri33139

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent We has crab fritters , lobster rolls and clam chowder All was delicious Service was accommodating I had special requests not on the menu and they prepared without hesitation Beautiful location and experience
  35. AS

    ASeasonalVisitor

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The Tandoori style chicken was good but the Mediterranean salad had zero flavor. The dressing sounds interesting but had no taste. The lemon pepper shrimp did not have any lemon or pepper taste, just bland. But my kids did love the chicken. You really go here for the view, which is spectacular! So it was worth it.
  36. C

    Chaz

    Minneapolis

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were to celebrate our anniversary outside at Castle Hill, we sat, got glasses of wine and watched the storm roll in. As the rain fell torrentially we ran inside. Inside dining at Castle Hill is a world of its own, usually impossible to get a table. Knowing it was our anniversary they found us a table and let us move from the lawn to the inside. It was like being invited to go from the kid's table to the adult one. It was a dinner, of spectacular tastes, service, and ambiance that we will remember and will set the standard for future anniversaries. What really stood out? The truffle pasta was amazing, stripper always pleases, but this time was memorable. If you can find your way inside, we recommend it highly.
  37. BI

    BI139

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    food not great. Got food poising from the calamari
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous location for lunch on a beautiful day!
  39. GG

    GillianG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely lunch the other day. We always love to see more vegetarian options on the menu. Juliet was an excellent waitress. Thank you!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service and a beautiful sunset

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 1902 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 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

    Smart Casual

  • 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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