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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.
Newport, RI 02840
Contemporary American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Sunday through Thursday 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:45pm – 10:00pm
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
The experience was worth it. We were sitting in the main dining room so we could see the sun setting during dinner. We did the four course option and it was plenty of food. Beef tartar was our favorite. We ordered the beef tenderloin and duck for our entrees and they were good. Wait staff was amazing. I would definitely go back again!
We had a terrific time. The Inn is in a beautiful setting. It has a small, quiet indoor dining room overlooking the water and we saw a great sunset. There appears to be a larger seating area outdoors that is used when the weather is warmer.
We went with the four course pre fixe meal (two first course items, an entrée and a dessert). Everything tasted wonderful. The pace of the meal was leisurely and perfect. The staff was extremely attentive and willing to explain the items on the menu.
We were very pleased and happy to pay more for the service, ambience and delicious meal.
What an evening ! We arrived 30 minutes than the reservation to take advantage of the sunset. With a glass of wine we sat outside on the lawn and enjoyed fantastic views of the water/sunset. It is not summer yet so a little windy and we came inside and were seated immediately. The service was outstanding..and coordinated. The food presentation and quality was superior. We had a very good evening and I would recommend to anyone in the RI area..it is well worth any drive to get to ...and coincidentally is at the beginning of the 10 mile drive in the Mansion area, a very enjoyable take. Such a special evening at a special restaurant and Inn.
Beautiful, historic mansion overlooking the water. Wait staff had a slow start but overall was excellent. Food was amazing. We had a gift voucher for two free three-course meals, including tax and tip. We went with three other people. We dine out a lot and even with our voucher, we were surprised at the high total of the bill. They really upcharge on drinks ($14 glass of wine) and the halibut had an additional upcharge of $12 - small print - didn't see it until after I ordered. Overall, this is a great place for a special occasion, but very pricey for a regular night out.
Castle Hill Inn has excellent food and excellent service. The menu consists of prix fixe options (3 course, 4 course, and 6 course) with optional wine pairings. Each of our courses (first, main, dessert) consisted of extremely well prepared high quality options. The wine pairing were exceptional. We greatly enjoyed our dining experience. The level of service was also exceptional. Multiple individuals worked in unison to exchange silver and glasses, deliver food, and pour wine. As one might expect, this level of cuisine and service does not come cheap.
I was appalled following a delicious meal and a wonderful evening to have the server ask if I had meant to leave the tip that was left. Confused by his question, knowing that I had left a sizeable tip, the server left to count the money again and returned to say he had miscounted. Frankly, this question is unacceptable regardless of the tip left. This completely ruined a special birthday dinner and the wonderful evening that we were having. I cannot recommend a restaurant with such poorly trained and rude staff. Deplorable.
I was in Rhode Island on business and leisure. I have come to see the lighthouse and the beautiful views in the past. My husband and I have never had a perfect dinner meal in Newport area! The Chef did an awesome cuisine for Resturant Week. Katlin, and the staff looked like they enjoy working for Castle Hill also. Thank you, The Alexanders
Excellent from start to finish. Restaurant Week menu (as well as standard menus) offered a nice selection of dishes--something for every taste. High quality ingredients, superbly prepared. Fine service--attentive but unobtrusive. The setting and ambiance are to die for. Our favorite meal in Newport, and one of the best anywhere.
My husband and I have eaten at Castle Hill in the past and have always enjoyed it. Unfortunately our recent visit was a huge disappointment. I hate to say it, but I would have to rate my dinner as the most tasteless entree I have ever had, anywhere. And the presentation was not even close to Castle Hill standards! Hopefully this is not the norm, as I would hate to think that Castle Hill has lower it's standards to this.
Our reservation for our monthly "girls night out" happened to fall during Newport Restaurant Week. We liked the their NRW menu, so decided to head to Castle Hill.
Our meals were delicious with creative presentation.
We were not rushed and spent a good amount of time visiting through out our dining. A very nice evening.
Walking into castle hill I had great expectations. The dining experience was warm and welcoming where they refer to you by your reservation name. The experience is one of a kind where everything is paced out slowly. However this is where we ran into trouble. My dinner entre came out freezing cold but the plate was incredibly hot, meaning it had been sitting for at least 5-15 minutes. It was hard to get a servers attention and my friend had finished her meal before they came over to ask how everything was. Other than that the experience was delightful and they seem very organized. However, I would recommend that if the food is ready and hot, bring it out even if the appetizer plate has not been cleared yet. I'd rather have two hot meals at once than one freezing entre to suffer through.
Location... Location... Location. Nothing better than the views of Jamestown and Narragansett Bay from the Dining Room at the Inn. We went with the three course prix fixe option, which is steep at $80, but well worth it for the service, quality, and unparalleled view. We went with an earlier reservation 5:45 to make sure we had some daylight to enjoy the view. Portions are small, but filling after amuse-bouche and three courses. As dessert options include soufflé, be prepared to place your full order from the get go. Also, be aware of the price-ups for some entrees (Duck +$12). You really cannot go wrong with anything on the menu and the servers are knowledgeable about the menu (and didn't try to upsell, which was refreshing). If you are drinking wine, review the wine list in advance, as the list is extensive and a little homework will uncover some very good wines at a lower mark-up.
Had another wonderful dinner at Castle Hill. The menu had just changed from their online version which worked out well for us. The food we ordered was all delicious. The treats they offer are great. The staff is very friendly, relaxed and efficient. We had the best seats with a great view of the water. Come to think of it, this may be my favorite dining place.
Service in the beginning was extremely disappointing. As we sat down and had to wait over 5 mins before someone approached us. (at this price point that was unacceptable) Once we were acknowledged and placed our order things turned out great! The food and the choice of wine pairing was outstanding!!! Every server that bought out our food was very helpful and explained our dish and why the wine was chosen for that plate. All said in done I will be back in May for a birthday dinner again. Thank you for making it a great evening !
Picturesque view, wonderful food and excellent service make Castle Hill a perfect place for a special night out. The staff was attentive, friendly and informative. The view as the sun set was wonderful. This particular dinner was to celebrate a birthday - we received a special desert and small gift (lovely jam from the area.) It is a prefix menu so can be expensive however the service, view and quality of food create an experience money can't buy.
We had an elegant dinner for our Anniversary at Castle Hill. The food was superb. We chose the wine pairings suggested by the chef and each was delightful. The staff was attentive and informative without being overbearing or intrusive. We are looking forward to a return visit.
Superb dining and service. Exceptional in every way, from the moment you are greeted by the manager, to the impeccable wait staff (Alex, Nick, Brian, etc.) The food is absolutely delicious and uniquely prepared with every attention to detail. A fabulous experience not to be missed!
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