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The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn

4.7
4.7
2234 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

7:00 PM


Booked 55 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 2,234 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Best Ambiance

  • Rhode Island

    Best Ambiance

  • Rhode Island

    Outdoor Dining

  • Rhode Island

    Most Booked

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  1. RS

    RickS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We came for dinner and the sunset, we were blown away by both! The food was amazing! We couldn’t have asked for a better water view or a more beautiful sunset! Very good service and the drinks were also very good. It is not an inexpensive place but you get what you pay for.
  2. m

    maggiel

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    I had heard so much about castle hill but i as very underwhelmed and generally feel that this restaurant is overhyped! I’ll start by saying that the view is incredible. It’s pretty far from downtown newport but the view and deck are definitely the highlight. Otherwise, the food was mediocre at best and the service was really lacking! We went for lunch on a Wednesday and it was not super crowded. Our waitress never checked on us after we ordered, or came by to see if we needed refills of beverages. As such a high end hotel I really expected a higher level of service. As noted by the other diners the bee situation is out of control but I couldn’t factor that in my star ratings because it seems beyond the restaurant and staff control!
  3. PW

    PhyllisW

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me, my family, and friends have been coming to Castle Hill for over fifty years to celebrate not only family events but just to enjoy the excellent food and beautiful surroundings that Castle Hill offers. I was very happy, in particular, to see that your menu selection has expanded. We love Castle Hill. Thank you.
  4. EF

    EvelynF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service1ambience3
    Overall it was a reasonable experience based solely on the location and view. Beautiful area. The service was very good. But my food and drink were lacking. My Bloody Mary was bland. My chowder had barely any clams, only potatoes. But the biggest issue was we were surrounded by bees flying around our table. It was more than annoying to keep trying too swat them away from our food and table. Other diners left because there were so many.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is a top favorite location for us and it never disappoints. The only issue was not anything that could controlled more- lots of bees!!! Otherwise- still a high favorite!!
  6. DK

    DorothyK

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Castle Hill is the perfect setting, my biggest complaint is they never have available reservations, via open table and when you show up there are many empty tables. I finally asked why and was told they have empty tables but not enough staff to service all the tables. It’s time their management hire people. If they claim not to be able to find staff increase their pay….Treat your staff with respect and good salary and you’ll find the necessary staffing.
  7. p

    philamom

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The atmosphere and view of the sunset can't be beat. It is beautiful!! The service was great and our waitress was very friendly. However, we were disappointed in the quality of the food. The cocktail sauce served with our shrimp was bland. There seemed to be minimal, if any, horseradish and it tasted more like ketchup. We shared a Caesar salad which was a generous size, but there was no taste to the salad. Something was missing from the dressing. And, we both had swordfish served in a corn pudding. The entree was delicious but it was lukewarm when brought out to us. It's tough to spend that much money on a meal and leave with an unsatisfied feeling.
  8. N

    Newportgirl

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect
  9. P

    constantinoP

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Nice set up. Great location took my wife and 2 year old. BAr on the grass. Bee heaven. A drink and beer(can) $33 Ordered an IPA draft gotta a bottle of lager. Same brand was told. Fish taco was stuffed to max but 5 hours later still burpin. I’d say go see it. Have a drink on the lawn and see ya later. 2 people right next to us hot bee stings. The table next to us waitress was spaying stuff to keep away. Ours was a dud. Never offered and we had a baby.
  10. F

    Foodie

    Orange County

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Today was my birthday, so we went to the Lawn for dinner. The dinner was amazing, so was the location and the service. My friend’s swordfish was fabulous. My NYStrip steak was incredible. The arugula they served with it could have included some cheese, carrots, and nuts to enhance the taste. The service was terrific. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Location is spectacular, our waiter was ok but not great. And food was average not over the top.
  12. DS

    DawnS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Incredibly beautiful setting, with slow service and a limited menu.
  13. c

    carolc

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Great food, perfectly beautiful setting, and poor service. Our waiter was very engaged with another table, ignored us - including forgetting repeatedly to bring us drinks. The runners were delightful, as was the team at the host stand and the valet team. Delicious oysters, great chowder, and perfect lobster rolls. The s’mores brownie was a bit too sweet for our taste, but that didn’t detract from a otherwise memorable lunch.
  14. LP

    LaurenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wonderful service. You can’t beat the setting!
  15. d

    deb7756

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual!
  16. DD

    DianaD

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was great. The drinks, cocktail shrimp, tacos and lobster roll was delicious. The oysters and smores brownie was a little disappointing.
  17. AS

    AmySue

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From beginning to end, a perfect experience, minus the bees! But we’ll worth it. Don’t miss lunching there on a beautiful day. The food is outstanding. The fish tacos were wonderful and I get fish tacos everywhere. Big pieces of delicious white fish with a lovely slaw in the soft tortilla shells. And the lobster roll, a little pricey, but so worth it. Huge chunks of lobster in butter falling out of the bun. You won’t go home hungry. It is a must to finish up you meal by ordering a lovely glass of wine or nice, light drink and moving on to the lawn. Have a seat in one of the many Adirondack chairs and watch the sailboats go by. What a way to spend a beautiful afternoon!
  18. AJ

    AlisonJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worth it for the setting! Friendly and timely service and good food-
  19. K

    Kris

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic…all around…ALMOST. We were harrassed by bees the entire time. It would be great if there was a solution to that. But we still enjoyed our time with you very much!
  20. c

    carolc

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although it was pouring rain, we were seated in a room of windows facing the Bay…lovely! The service was unhurried, the food was fabulous and we enjoyed a wonderful lunch on a dreary day!
  21. CC

    CindyC

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Table on the patio: Unparalleled views. Afterwards, sat on lawn in one of the many Adirondack chairs to watch the sailboats and sunset. Our waitress Juliet was terrific.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience and food. Great service by Ella and everyone made my girlfriend’s birthday truly special.
  23. EH

    EllenH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect lunch! (Wish the sun had come out!) Michaela was our server and she was wonderful! We will be back soon!
  24. VD

    VioletD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Castle Hill is a must do when in RI. It is iconic!
  25. VP

    ValP

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous views, great service and delicious food, can't go wrong here!
  26. JD

    JoanneD

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful views of Newport Harbor, relaxing jazz music, decadent food, and great service! What's better than that?
  27. WW

    WendyW

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect table on the water for bachelorette party!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing view! Amazing food!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for a date night or for the whole family. Service was top notch!
  30. D

    Debalkris

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and awesome chilling on the lawn at Castle Hill
  31. R

    Roselynn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service. Delicious food. Beautiful setting.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful sunset, great drinks and food!
  33. n

    newbie

    New England

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The venue is unsurpassed. Pricey, but always worth it.
  34. o

    outsidepam

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love an afternoon at The Lawn at Castle Hill . The food is great, the service is friendly and efficient and the setting is beyond compare!
  35. v

    vmf1

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    I was very happy to arrive at sunset- it was stunning. Our waiter was great. He did everything he could do to make up for the poor kitchen performance. We never received our appetizers and our main came out almost 40 minutes late as well. Once it came it was almost cold. The location is beautiful but the kitchen needs to do better.
  36. F

    Foodcritic2

    New England

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Started on the lawn, drinks were made very well. Reserved outside seating for appetizers on the deck. Ordered the corn salsa for the first time. It was delicious and plenty for 2 people. Service was great, of course beautiful views of the ocean and sail boats.
  37. MO

    MichaelO

    Naples

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience. The food, the views and the service were outstanding. Nicloe was a very personable and attentive waitress. Dining outside at Castle Hill, enjoying a delicious meal and watching the boats return to Newport Harbor never gets old.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always INCREDIBLE!!!!! A fave when we're in Newport.
  39. SP

    ShannonP

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic anniversary lunch. Our waiter was friendly, engaged, and attentive — his timing was perfect! The food was delicious. The drinks were equally good. Gorgeous setting. And we received a complimentary dessert because we were celebrating our anniversary. Highly recommend!
  40. JE

    JackE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful setting for our anniversary lunch on the Lawn. So happy to have found it. Highly recommend.

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 4.7 stars by 2234 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 55 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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