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 – 9:00pm
Friday through 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/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
We visit Castle Hill every summer and we ...
We visit Castle Hill every summer and we always look forward to our special dinner there. We were not disappoint beet salad, melon salad, salmon and duck were very good as was my Johnny cake dessert. We were surprised after several reminders regarding the dress code that standards have been lowered in the dinning room. We will be back.
I Had dinner at The Castle Hill Inn this ...
I Had dinner at The Castle Hill Inn this past week with my husband and 12 year old daughter while vacationing in Newport. Our server, Madeline, was exceptional. She had an extensive knowledge of the menu and was polite. Each of our meals were delicious and wonderfully prepared and presented. It is definitely pricy, but in my opinion, worth it. Our server made the experience perfect.
We were visiting Newport and I wanted to ...
We were visiting Newport and I wanted to do something special for my wife's birthday. Castle Hill made it special. The food, service, room and view were all outstanding. My wife's birthday was acknowledged subtlety and tastefully. A most memorable evening.
This was our first time here, for our 6t ...
This was our first time here, for our 6th wedding anniversary dinner. We were a little shocked by the prices, but it was the best meal we have had in years and the service was outstanding. Our waitress Caitlin was superb, wish we could have her follow us around to every restaurant we go to.
This place is great. In the past we ate ...
This place is great. In the past we ate on the patio, but this time we ate in the dining area. My only suggestion is that eating in the dining area is not a last minute decision (no reservations on the patio, bar or lawn -- but for the dining area, plan ahead!
Everything was wonderful! The food was p ...
Everything was wonderful! The food was plated so beautifully and tasted just as good as it looked. We enjoyed a cocktail and the amazing sunset view from the lawn before dinner which I would recommend to anyone visiting Castle Hill Inn. The service was also spectacular. A must for anyone visiting the Newport area.
The place is nice and quiet. Waiters are ...
The place is nice and quiet. Waiters are very attentive. Unfortunately, the food wasn't as great as expected. We had two dishes extremely salty - tuna tartar (presented on a salt) and swordfish. I expected more from the Chef who used to work in Per Se.
Impeccable service and food without the ...
Impeccable service and food without the stodginess you would expect to find in a white tablecloth restaurant. . . Our first interaction with the valet and hostess made us feel comfortable and welcome. The bartender who served us our drinks while we waited for our table was relaxed and courteous. And, our server found the right balance between being informative and responsive. The food was excellent. We would definitely return for a family gathering or another special event, and look forward to trying the lawn sometime soon during the space in between. Thank you to the entire staff there and congratulations to the management on a running a gem.
Better then expected! I took my GF here ...
Better then expected! I took my GF here to propose out on the front lawn and it was a perfect experience. The service was very professional and the atmosphere on the lawn could not have been better. We had dinner in the dining room and it was an amazing dining experience. The service and food was the best in Newport hand s down. This is not an inexpensive restaurant but for special occasion it is well worth it.
We weren't informed there was a dress co ...
We weren't informed there was a dress code, we had come from an informal day with family, they accommodated us by putting us in a private room but not before my 60 year old mother was reduced to tears because she heard staff making fun of her. So it spoiled the experience for us, a lot. Especially when I paid over $600 for dinner.
It is hard to imagine a better situated ...
It is hard to imagine a better situated restaurant on the eastern seaboard. Located on the southwest tip of Newport, the views across the water to Jamestown sparkle in the evening sun. The dining room is small and quiet, the service efficient and friendly while remaining discreet. The tasting menu options are a bit complicated, but I was impressed by the presentation and taste of every course.
My wife went up to Castle Hill Inn for h ...
My wife went up to Castle Hill Inn for her birthday, as we have done for the past 10+ years (we don't live in Newport, if we did we would go more often). The meal and service was absolutely superb. We chose the six course tasting menu, but selected our own wine from their extensive wine list rather than the pairings (if you are an oenophile go to this restaurant, you will be impressed with their selection). The tasting menu was delicious. Each of the six courses was excellent, a melange of flavors and textures. When you go ask to sit in the glass alcove and go around sunset. My wife and I sat there looking over Narragansett Bay watching the sun go down as the sail and fishing boats returned to dock. It was a very romantic dinner, served by a crew that knew exactly what they were doing, with food and wine that you only manage to find rarely.
We dined with friends selecting the prix ...
We dined with friends selecting the prix fixe 3 course menu. The service was exceptional, very attentive. The meal was excellent across the board. If there was one drawback it was that the portions were a bit small, however that being said, we did not leave the restaurant feeling hungry. The overall ambience was relaxed and the view of the ocean from the restaurant is spectacular. This was a special occasion type of experience. Highly recommended.
I choose this spot based on the Opentab ...
I choose this spot based on the Opentable encouraging reviews. I eat out often, I cannot remember being so disappointed in the food. I suppose being specific is important considering the number of positive reviews. Two of us were celebrating a reunion after many years. I ordered the salmon which was fine. My friend ordered the lamb priced at a premium. She asked for the meat to be medium but the first serving was raw. We notified Brian, he stated he would resolve. I waited to eat the salmon while the chef was committed cooking the meat properly. The lamb, when returned was cut in half, one side was cooked the other remained raw. The accompanying condiments were overcooked. In the meantime the salmon had cooled due to the time it took for the chef to reheat the lamb The lamb was still raw. I advised Brian, the waiter before leaving we were disappointed. He shook my hand as if the raw lamb was routine. In my view this was not a server issue but a chef's indifference.
I have dined there for many years as I f ...
I have dined there for many years as I followed Casey Riley from the Westin to Castle Hill. His influence is still present and I have never been disappointed, it is an experience and it my #1 choice in RI. The crew is great. Keep up the good work!
The food and service were outstanding. U ...
The food and service were outstanding. Unfortunately the weather was not ideal and we could not see the boats going by, just a lot of fog, but everything else was perfect. I would recommend getting there early so you can spend some time on the lawn watching the sailboats go by and have a few cocktails before.
We would definitely go back again next time we are celebrating in Newport.
We treated our son and his wife for thei ...
We treated our son and his wife for their first anniversary. You can't beat The Inn at Castle Hill for location, service, and food. They provided complementary champagne for our celebration. The food was creatively and perfectly prepared. The dining room is a very formal and quiet atmosphere. Their outdoor area is much more casual.
Our experience was charming and romantic ...
Our experience was charming and romantic. We ate in the curved dining room and enjoyed fine service from the entire staff. We drank in a gorgeous sunset as we dined. As a bnonus, we also were treated to 11 different fireworks shows (July 3rd) occurring across the Naraggansett Bay from what seemed like 10-15 mile views!
Sadly, It was too windy for us to enjoy the outdoor dining or sitting on the lawn (in chairs) before dinner, but we can imagine that to be a lot of fun.
HIGHLY recommend to anyone wanting to enjoy a memorable dinner experience!
Good service with well prepared food. Th ...
Good service with well prepared food. The dinner is served over several courses and can be long. Our dinner was 3 1/2 hours with long waits in between courses. We didn't mind but other diners might dislike this type of dinner service.
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