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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn Ratings and Reviews
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.
Wonderful venue. Interesting food made w ...
Wonderful venue. Interesting food made with care. One big disappointment was our lamp chop was overcooked and had to go back. It took more than 20 minutes to bring the replacement, and for the kind of money they charge, accommodating our wine and beer might have been a classy touch. This really put a damper on what would have been a wonderful experience. I can't believe they were so cheap they could not comp a glass of wine and a beer for the incredible inconvenience...I expected better from this kind of operation. We were late for our next engagement because of it.
when they called me to confirm reservati ...
when they called me to confirm reservation they said no jeans for dress code., I asked about nice jeans with blazer and they said no .. So my friend went and bought new pants.. There were three guys with Jeans on in dining room! My friend was very nice and told the manger .. He acknowledged it but didn't offer any explanation or offer a free drink or something for buying new pants. So I still don't understand dress code!
We went there to celebrate out 47th wed ...
We went there to celebrate out 47th wedding anniversary (we had also done so two years ago for our 45th). It would be an understatement to say it was outstanding! We were each treated at the outset to a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and the meal and service that followed were incredibly good. We certainly look forward to returning. It is one of the finest establishments that we have ever had the pleasure of visiting.
Every aspect of our dining experience wa ...
Every aspect of our dining experience was outstanding! The dining room was stunning. The service was professional as well as personable (I was reminded of the staff at Danny Meyer's restaurants). The food was truly memorable: Delicious, creative, attractively presented, and served in just the right portions and at the proper temperature. We chose the chef's tasting menu (and would choose it again) which contained a wonderful selection of dishes and was well paced for all courses. My dining companion chose the wine pairing. The server gave a brief description of each offering and the reason why that particular wine was chosen to complement each course, which added a bit of fun to it. Such a lovely evening and one that we won't soon forget.
The LAMB was it was very tough, no flav ...
The LAMB was it was very tough, no flavor, the combination of sausge and red cabbage - did not compliment the lamb. Very salty. The price for this and quality was substandard. The halibut was the best I have had. Dessert was extremely good - the "chocolate hazelnut bar" was grand also was the sorbet.
The setting and view are spectacular. Yo ...
The setting and view are spectacular. You are surrounded on three sides of the dining room by Narragansett Bay. The service was stellar, each of the wait staff are professional, attentive without being intrusive and very pleasant and engaging. The food was delectable from appetizer through dessert. The presentation of the food was wonderful. It was a perfect setting to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was exactly what I had hoped the evening would be!
We had a wonderful meal at the Castle Hi ...
We had a wonderful meal at the Castle Hill Inn, starting with two glasses of Preseco(?) to toast our wedding anniversary. Each course was delicious and explained so well by our waiter Karl. The extra little treats between courses were great. (White asparagus tasting, beet sorbet) Overall, a great meal and evening with a nice view even though the weather was overcast. The sun did breakthrough while eating. Would recommend to others visiting the area.
Great Food in a Spectacular Setting
Castle Hill Inn sits on a bluff overlooking the water and Jamestown; the dining room enjoys the best of the view. The fixed menus offered something for everyone's palate, the food was innovative and delicious. We especially enjoyed the offered wine pairings, which ranged from predictably appropriate to surprising and working well. We especially enjoyed the cookie dough soufflé for desert, the chef somehow included the cookie dough into a perfectly light and smooth soufflé. The pairing of a bitter stout with the soufflé was amazing.
Not a restaurant for every day, but a great place to celebrate an occasion.
Our group of five had a wonderful time. The food (individuals ordered very different dishes) was outstanding as was the service by Mae. The view from the dining room was spectacular. We dined in leisure in a quiet dining room on a Sunday afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It is not inexpensive though for a special occasion, it was worth it.
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