About The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn has been the backdrop of memorable occasions for over a century, residing inside a historic mansion built in 1875. The Forbes Four Star restaurant presents a prix fixe menu showcasing the talents of Chef Lou Rossi and his culinary team. We are blessed with a location that is second to none in New England - not only for the view, but for the bounty provided by our surrounding lands being brough to your table. These range from local seafood surrounding Aquidneck Island, seasonal produce, and artisanal cheeses crafted throughout the region. We hope to serve you a meal that will speak both to the nostalgia and tradition of New England cooking, while inviting you to experience something new along the way. The wine list features over 800 selections, and has been awarded the “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator for ten years running. We look forward to making great memories and traditions with you soon.
Contemporary American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Sunday through Thursday 5:45pm – 8:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Castle Hill Avenue
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn Ratings and Reviews
This is the second time that my husband ...
This is the second time that my husband and I dined at Castle Hill, and we have been delighted both times. This is not your every day dining experience. Business casual attire is required (collars for men, but many were in full suits or sports jackets). There are options for pre-fixe 3 or 4 course meals (with and without wine pairings) for a set price, or a traditional chef selected 6 course pairing menu (with or without wine pairings). We've opted for the 3 and 4 course meals, and it is a lot of food. They are each a set price, and then you select from approximately 6-8 choices per course.
While we love to eat out and try new restaurants, we don't consider ourself 'foodies' perse...we like to know what we are eating, and be able to pronounce it. Often restaurants like this I find the food to be too pretentious, but not here. It uses local, in season, creative ingredients in a way that is still approachable and absolutely delicious.
The service here is the best I've ever had at a restaurant outside of a private club. They address you by your name the entire meal, and make you feel like you're really at home. Plan on at least 2.5 hours for a leisurely dining experience (for 4 course for 2 people, longer if you do the 6 course tasting menu).
You will not be disappointed. I highly recommend!!!!
We celebrated the first night of our "mi ...
We celebrated the first night of our "mini-moon" at the Castle Hill Inn after arriving in Newport. It was the final night of Restaurant Week, and we were able to taste multiple items on the menu. Everything was delicious and clearly well thought out.
Everything about our dining experience w ...
Everything about our dining experience was perfect! The warm welcome by the staff, the excellent service and over-the-top food and drinks made for a great night out. Newport is beautiful, and our table offered a lovely view of the ocean with a near 3/4 moon - so enticing. We plan to visit again in the spring and Castle Hill will definitely be on our must-do list.
Perfect in every way. The food and prese ...
Perfect in every way. The food and presentation were amazing. Best seafood meal that we have ever had. Pace of meal was perfect too. This time of year it was dark, so no idea what the view would be like. We went during restaurant week, but selected the normal full price menu, very pleased that we did, worth every penny.
Overall, what I found most impressive wa ...
Overall, what I found most impressive was the service. All the wait staff were extremely personable and professional without being overly intrusive. They were also very attentive. The food was excellent; the poached quail's egg steeped in Earl Grey tea was amazingly flavorful (it was served as an amuse bouche). The portions were very generous (I had the Maine lobster). Regina, our main server, was very professional and friendly.
I surprised my wife with an anniversary ...
I surprised my wife with an anniversary trip to Newport and made a reservation at the Dining Room at Castle Hill. We walked in about 30 minutes before our reservation and headed to the bar for a glass of wine. The bartender was friendly and attentive, and we loved the recommended wines. We were seated in a room with a view of the water, and had a spectacular meal with excellent service.
Went for our 25th anniversary dinner. S ...
Went for our 25th anniversary dinner. Service was excellent. The food was delicious; had the prex fixe with the wine pairing, and the portion sizes for both the food and wine were perfect. Fairly pricey, but worth it for special occasions. Would definitely come here again.
Simply the best meal we have had in year ...
Simply the best meal we have had in years. I am 74 and have had the opportunity to eat in many fine restaurants all over the world. The food, service and ambiance at your place is as fine as I have ever experienced. We hope to return and perhaps spend a night or two.
Took my 93 yo mother here for her birthd ...
Took my 93 yo mother here for her birthday dinner. Access for elderly was excellent (a ramp and assistance from the staff both helped). Our seating was prompt. Service was exceptionally proficient and polished, and menu explanations were clear and practiced. While pricey, the quality and preparation of the meal were both well executed, together with the wine pairings. We thought that the value/price relationship was reasonable, considering the quality of food, service, and ambience. The restaurant is very quiet.. conducive to low conversation, which we enjoyed. The view of the entrance to Narragansett Bay was outstanding.
I recently treated myself to an early bi ...
I recently treated myself to an early birthday adventure. Dining at Castle Hill Inn was a part of the itinerary. We arrived early to watch the glorious sunset. It was magical! The meal was tasty, but the atmosphere was the selling point!
website indicates "business casual" as a ...
website indicates "business casual" as attire. we were tourists for the weekend to this seaside town. informed by phone the day before that this means COLLARED SHIRT for men...my son's elegant cashmere sweater with suit jacket does not constitute business casual for them - so had to purchase a shirt in town beforehand.
appalled upon arrival that the maitre himself was dressed in a green striped short sleeved polo that he deemed "acceptable". we waited a good 5 minutes while he yakked loudly on the phone explaining the dress code to yet another poor blighter ...mercifully a young lady took over and checked us in and showed us our table. sunday evening and there was one other table occupied, and no other customers as yet waiting.
food was good, but initial reception less than professional. waitresses and servers made up for it throughout the meal, but restaurant should learn that the first impression is LASTING. especially at these prices and assumed level of cuisine.
Our liaison Katelyn was fantastic! We ha ...
Our liaison Katelyn was fantastic! We had the four course meal and she made our experience. My swordfish was mushy and his tomato bisque was amazing, so we traded off pros and cons. My cappuccino after dinner hit the spot!
After having a very unexceptional (and u ...
After having a very unexceptional (and unacceptable)
dining experienced at Castle Hill Inn several years ago ( there was a wedding going on ), with problems with both food and service, we decided to give it another try. The new experience was strictly top shelf from the moment we arrived. I had previously sent a note that we would be celebrating our anniversary. We were led into a more secluded side dining area and our waiter Brian introduced himself and proceeded to provide the finest service we have experienced short of Europe throughout the evening.
Totally first class. I was a little skeptical of the idea of a prix fixe menu in a fine dining situation, again, the meal and particularly with the wine pairings was exceptional throughout. All in all this was the antithesis of our previous experience at Castle Hill, we could not have been more pleased and will make a special point to dine there again the next time we are in Newport.
Certainly the Castle Hill Inn Dining Roo ...
Certainly the Castle Hill Inn Dining Room is pricey. But the food was delicious and excellently prepared and presented. The service and ambiance were outstanding. The views are spectacular. A great place to enjoy a relaxing and satisfying dinner with friends or familt!
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