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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
We went to Castle Hill expecting an amazing meal.... but it just wasn't. It was average. We had 4 in our party and we all got something different. A couple of dishes were of the quality we were expecting - roasted mushrooms for example. The other dishes were ok, but nothing exciting.
If ambiance, great food, great wine pairing and a friendly and attentive wait staff in Newport is what you are seeking, look no further. From the moment we arrived, it was an experience. For an addded visual binus,Plan your dinner so that you are finishing your last courses as the sun sets.
absolutelys tunning location. They gave us a wonderful table, was very kind. Service was impeccable. Portions were quite large and didn't seem to be adjusted down for multi-course. The wine pairing was very good. Food was very good, just not 5 star. Fish main course was a bit dry & not terribly original. Steak Tartare specialty was outstanding. Very much worth it for the view and overall experience.
A fine dining experience in a spectacular setting
The Dining Room at Castle Hill provides an excellent fine dining experience. Our group of five was very pleased with all aspects. We started with the scallop crudo special. We then progressed through the 3 course tasting menu. Two of us had the wine pairings. All the wines were well chosen and thoughtfully explained. All the mains were superb. I was particularly impressed with the lamb main which was a collection of lamb cuts and preparations. Excellent. The accompanying vegetables were satisfactory but not wowing. My rhubarb tart would have benefited from more rhubarb flavor. All the amuse bouche presentations were very nice as was the collection of small truffles and candies at the end.
Lovely service. They aim to please. We enjoyed our waiter.He was informative and excellent.I did have a problem with the main course. It was not up to standards. I spoke with the waiter and manager. They were glad that I spoke up. Corrective criticism is important at a restaurant of that quality. They were kind enough to not charge for the tea and also charged half price for my glass of wine. Upon leaving they gave me a jar of their jam. Again I was okay with this. I would go back and dine there again,when we return for a future trip.
It was a lovely spot for my birthday dinner. Even though it was a chilly and rainy night, we had a drink at the outside bar and had a seat by the window in the dining room with lovely views. This is definitely an expensive place, but we felt the food, ambiance and service were worth it. The service is very attentive. We chose to do the wine pairings with the tasting menu and while it was nice to try multiple wines, I'm not sure it's a very good value (you only really get half a glass of each wine). Also, I'm not a big sherry/port drinker which is the likely pairing with dessert. We did the 3 course pairing and shared everything, and we truly found all of the entrees and appetizers to be delicious and special. I would certainly recommend Castle Hill for an anniversary, birthday, or other special occasion. I know my parents (in their 60's) would love it too. Thank you!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why is it that some very fine restaurants take advantage of holidays like New Year’s Eve and serve abysmal food at exorbitant prices? Why is it that the Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn did that at a “Capodanno” dinner I and three dinner guests attended on December 31, 2016?
We knew it would be a limited and expensive tasting menu; but we were still excited about the Italian theme. After all, it was Castle Hill.
Unfortunately, I spent over $800 for that meal and I felt robbed. The “Bagna Cauda” opener, typically a hot dipping sauce made with garlic, oil, and anchovies that’s served with assorted fresh vegetables, was nothing more than a pile of wilted greens with a dressing that tasted like it came from a bottle. It could have been an extraordinary opportunity for an otherwise fine kitchen to do something uniquely spectacular with this rustic, yet elegant dish; instead we got a graceless, amateurish, and no doubt cost-conscious heap of greens and some kind of fluid that likely, at some point, had a Kraft label on it.
Our long-awaited holiday dinner at Castle Hill went downhill from there.
Another course, sausage with lentils, had a spicy after-taste that was reminiscent of a Sabrett hot dog. The pork braciola, with a pre-cooked texture that could have doubled as shoe leather, had a bread-like stuffing that tasted like something out of a days’ old turkey. A fish course was served. At least we think it was fish.
My wife and another guest ordered a risotto and added white truffles (at a $38 surcharge per serving). The rice was terribly under-cooked, about as creamy as sand, and the truffles were tasteless. The desert was so unimaginative it’s not worth mentioning. The Inn’s renowned wine list offered the only satisfaction during the meal.
It was a terribly disappointing, valueless, and costly experience. One we’ll not repeat for a very long time.
My husband and I went to Castle Hill and had a great meal! We did the 3 course dinner with the wine paring and it was amazing! The food was outstanding, and the wines that the chef pick to go with our meal was perfect! If you get a chance to go to Castle Hill, especially around Christmas, it is so beautifully decorated!
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