The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn

4.8
1595 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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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely birthday lunch out on the terrace

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vipmissey
New England
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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!!

KW
KatieW
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

JW
vipJWLnGLL
Tampa
51 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Ceasar salad bland needs better dressing and anchovies

lobster great

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 3 days ago

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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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!

AB
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
32 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

MK
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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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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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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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

EM
vipErinM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent

JV
vipJordanV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The server was rushing and very disinterested in our table. The server to the table next to us offered a special that wasn't on the menu which we heard after we had already ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most bests settings to dine on the East Coast!

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wxman
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best views in Newport, sailboats passing by as you dine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for a lovely evening. We were late for our table but the host was very accommodating. The service and food were perfect. Loved every minute and hope to be back soon!

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PETERA
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio at Castle Hill is one of my favorite places to dine. The picturesque scenery with all of the sailboats and harbor are such a fantastic backdrop to outdoor dining. After dinner enjoying a cocktail in the Adirondack chairs on the lawn with the same scenery is just a peaceful experience. There's no rush to leave nor any reason to want to leave.

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vippatty
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A very pleasant dining experience!

KN
vipKendallN
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sometimes you get lucky and find a place with amazing food and a view to die for! Recommend the Caesar salad with lobster!

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ChrisD
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The views from The Lawn at Castle Hill are beautiful. My husband and I went for lunch. The fish tacos and fried scallop special were both delicious. After lunch we enjoyed a drink and the views from the Adirondack chairs, we can't wait to go back for dinner and a sunset.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

25th Anniversary. We were only able to get an 8pm reservation. We were seated at 8:30pm, and then rushed out. We had to navigate through a dark restaurant and frantic cleaning up at 9;50pm. We felt like a burden on the staff. We are from Seattle Wa, on vacation. We know the restaurant is better than this and are disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely in every way

CL
vipCathleenL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The location is wonderful; the views are absolutely breathtaking! Our food was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed our lovely meal!

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Leslie
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at the Lawn for lunch with my family and had a great time!
Every dishes we had were delicious and the Lobster roll was absolutely amazing! Best one I’ve had for a long time!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Luke was a personable and friendly server, we loved him. In addition to the great service the food was incredible! By far the best meal we had on our trip. Recommend trying the White Sangria for a drink.

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viprepeatcustomer
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Beautiful setting. Pleasant server. Good menu. Food was fine but not as great as the surroundings.

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The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 1595 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.