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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
Lovely dining room overlooking the water with beautiful sunsets (so we are told-it was raining when we went!). Prix fixe menu has several creative selections with seafood, meat and vegetarian options. Portions are a generous considering this is a multi-course meal; we went with three courses and I couldn't finish my dessert. Highly recommend the wine pairing option, which definitely elevated the already delicious food. Everything was flavorful and perfectly cooked and the service was top-notch. It was the perfect choice for our anniversary dinner, and we will definitely return next time we are in Newport. Worth the cost!
Choosing our favorite course among the six offered on the tasting menu befuddled us. Surely it was the tuna, but what about the pheasant or the lucious beet salad? In other words, everything delighted us, including the weird sounding but ultimately delicious desert...grape soufflé with peanut butter sauce (a riff on a PBJ sandwich).
The dinner was a memorable highlight to a birthday visit to Newport. Lest I forget, my partner and I shared a complimentary mini birthday cake (the size of a cupcake). Something bright blue with speckles cannot be that good -- but it was.
The service matched the food...simultaneously professional and caring. In short, don't miss the place.
The setting, the food and the wine are all exceptional. Elegant dining, sophisticated service and superb wine make this a must go to location for fine dining in Newport. Al did a great job of providing a high level of service and information. The food is prepared perfectly as is the presentation. Go with the 3 course meal. Bu have the chef prepare what they think is th best meal they are serving. Had pheasant with a great chardonnay. Worth it and also fun.
Breathtaking views from the dining room! Our table was next to the window, but I don't think any table could have a bad view in this place. There are only about a dozen tables in the dining room, so it is quiet and romantic. The service is outstanding and made me feel like a VIP; from the complementary valet, to the greeting from the hostess, and straight through the entire dining experience. It was definitely a special treat to have dinner here to celebrate a birthday! Expensive, as the menu offers 3-course, 4-course, or 6-course tasting, but we knew that going in. You can choose to have wine pairings with any of the dinner options, which we opted not to do, but discussed coming back to do so in the future. The swordfish was fresh-as-can-be, as was the tuna. The flavors in everything we had were delicious, especially the dessert! I would definitely recommend this to someone looking to celebrate something very special.
We celebrated my niece's birthday there with the wine pairing chefs menu. Everything was delicious and the pairings amazing. The staff that took care of us from the welcome at the door to all the people at our table who served us were friendly, professional and happy.
The food, service, and view were spectacular! We had the four course prefix with wine pairing. Two starters, a main and a dessert. We tried the pork belly. It was infused with a plum sauce and was exquisite as was the tuna and the beef tenderloin. We had a wonderful table overlooking the water. The sunset was amazing as was the total experience.
The meal and presentation was superb. Every dish was tasty and the pairings were spot on. Only complaint was I felt they rushed the courses a bit. Didn't have time to finish my cocktail before the appetizer and first pairing arrived, and that cadence continued. Other than that it was wonderful!
The perfect balance of friendliness and excellent service. Too often there is dichotomy of either too familiar and intrusive on one end or haughty superiority on the other.
The food was very well prepared and the fixed price levels allowed the diner to match their appetite with their pocketbook.
OMG. The food was absolutely amazing. From the bread to the dessert. The staff was incredibly professional. We were given tiny plates in between courses to cleanse the pallet. The food was cooked perfect and very flavorful. The portions were not oversized yet they were very filling.
It is pricey, however it is worth the experience. If you can afford to treat yourself to a meal fit for royalty then this place is a must go to. It is business casual, however many of the men wore jackets. Only a collard shirt is required. For women it is easy.
We arrived early so we decided to drive along the coastline which was absolutely beautiful.
Incredible service , fantastic food and one of the best views in Newport . We were there for our 25th anniversary and the staff really made our special meal truly memorable. We went a little early and had a cocktail on the Lawn as we watched the sunset over the water
A true fine dining experience. Creative and delicious food with an emphasis on local ingredients. The service was superb. Everyone who came to the table addressed us by name and all were completely knowledgeable. The wonderful view across the bay and a beautiful sunset wrapped up the whole package.
We visited Castle Inn for a romantic birthday dinner for my boyfriend. This establishment is a gastronomic tour de force. We arrived early to enjoy a cocktail on the lawn, however, rain precluded that. The bar inside was cozy and we were promptly served with drinks. This mansion is lovely, and we had a window seat in a cozy room. And now the best part, we were attended to by Harrison who is a perfect personality for the incredible cuisine that followed. From my beets appetizer to a tuna main, and my guy's vegetable ravioli to duck, all so incredibly delicious. We typically do not have dessert, but wow, we sure enjoyed chocolate cake with pistachio ice cream and raspberry soufflé. And, Harrison was kind enough to accompany all of this with a delectable birthday cake. My new favorite restaurant in the world, and we decided that we will visit annually from New York. Kudos to Castle Inn!
I haven't enjoyed a dinner as much as I did last night at Castle Hill. The combination of fine cuisine along with simple garden vegetables was impeccable.
The service was professional,attentive, knowledgeable showed a interest in our dining experience st all times. The server Desiree was fabulous.
Bravo Castle Hill.
Castle Hill is top notch from the moment you drive in until you leave. We had a beautiful time enjoying one of the most delicious dinners we've ever had. You can just tell the vegetables and fruit are so farm fresh. You can just taste it in every bite.
We had Carl as part of the wait staff and he was outstanding. He was easy going, friendly, professional in every sense of the word. I just adored him.
Since this was a birthday for my husband, Castle Hill even made a special little sponge cake with a candle in it for him.
We would go back in a second.
Also would like to say unfortunately I don't remember his name, but there was a young man at the reservation desk who was beyond helpful when we were deciding whether to sit outside or inside, but I'm so glad we tried the formal dining room. It was a great experience. I can't say enough about it or all of the people working there.
We always enjoy Castle Hill, which is our favorite restaurant and has become a tradition for our wedding anniversary which has now reached 39 years. The sunset was fabulous and Alfred, our main waiter, was very gracious.
We were sad to see a less formal and somewhat raucous atmosphere in the dining room which, unfortunately, mirrors other dining experiences that we have become accustomed to in recent years. No longer are jackets even suggested for the gentlemen and conversation was difficult due to the volume of noise, at times. This restaurant is no longer a sanctuary from the newer trends, which we will miss.
Nonetheless, we hope for a return to a more "civilized" atmosphere and will return, with renewed anticipation
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