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 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
Went for our 25th anniversary dinner. S ...
Went for our 25th anniversary dinner. Service was excellent. The food was delicious; had the prex fixe with the wine pairing, and the portion sizes for both the food and wine were perfect. Fairly pricey, but worth it for special occasions. Would definitely come here again.
Simply the best meal we have had in year ...
Simply the best meal we have had in years. I am 74 and have had the opportunity to eat in many fine restaurants all over the world. The food, service and ambiance at your place is as fine as I have ever experienced. We hope to return and perhaps spend a night or two.
I recently treated myself to an early bi ...
I recently treated myself to an early birthday adventure. Dining at Castle Hill Inn was a part of the itinerary. We arrived early to watch the glorious sunset. It was magical! The meal was tasty, but the atmosphere was the selling point!
website indicates "business casual" as a ...
website indicates "business casual" as attire. we were tourists for the weekend to this seaside town. informed by phone the day before that this means COLLARED SHIRT for men...my son's elegant cashmere sweater with suit jacket does not constitute business casual for them - so had to purchase a shirt in town beforehand.
appalled upon arrival that the maitre himself was dressed in a green striped short sleeved polo that he deemed "acceptable". we waited a good 5 minutes while he yakked loudly on the phone explaining the dress code to yet another poor blighter ...mercifully a young lady took over and checked us in and showed us our table. sunday evening and there was one other table occupied, and no other customers as yet waiting.
food was good, but initial reception less than professional. waitresses and servers made up for it throughout the meal, but restaurant should learn that the first impression is LASTING. especially at these prices and assumed level of cuisine.
Our liaison Katelyn was fantastic! We ha ...
Our liaison Katelyn was fantastic! We had the four course meal and she made our experience. My swordfish was mushy and his tomato bisque was amazing, so we traded off pros and cons. My cappuccino after dinner hit the spot!
After having a very unexceptional (and u ...
After having a very unexceptional (and unacceptable)
dining experienced at Castle Hill Inn several years ago ( there was a wedding going on ), with problems with both food and service, we decided to give it another try. The new experience was strictly top shelf from the moment we arrived. I had previously sent a note that we would be celebrating our anniversary. We were led into a more secluded side dining area and our waiter Brian introduced himself and proceeded to provide the finest service we have experienced short of Europe throughout the evening.
Totally first class. I was a little skeptical of the idea of a prix fixe menu in a fine dining situation, again, the meal and particularly with the wine pairings was exceptional throughout. All in all this was the antithesis of our previous experience at Castle Hill, we could not have been more pleased and will make a special point to dine there again the next time we are in Newport.
Certainly the Castle Hill Inn Dining Roo ...
Certainly the Castle Hill Inn Dining Room is pricey. But the food was delicious and excellently prepared and presented. The service and ambiance were outstanding. The views are spectacular. A great place to enjoy a relaxing and satisfying dinner with friends or familt!
Castle Hill continues to deliver a super ...
Castle Hill continues to deliver a superior dining experience. The location, fantastic arts and crafts style building, ambiance, professional wait staff, innovative menu, superb food - everything about it is top shelf. I am lucky to live in Newport and have such an amazing restaurant in my backyard. People travel from all over the world to visit Newport. Add Castle Hill to the "must do" list.
I have dined on the lawn at Castle Hill ...
I have dined on the lawn at Castle Hill several times in the past and enjoyed myself. This time my party and I were in the main dining room. The service and attention to detail were impeccable. I was, however, disappointed in my duck entree. It arrived over cooked and although they cooked another serving to perfection, my entire party was finished with dinner by the time my entree reappeared. They did comp my dinner, but I would rather have had it correct in the first place.
Exceptional menu selections and gracious ...
Exceptional menu selections and gracious, approachable service. Thoroughly enjoyable meal and evening out. Our server, Dan, was outstanding, and tailored wine pairings that were exactly to our liking. Exactly the type of experience we have come to expect whenever we visit Castle Hill. Already looking forward to the next time.
I've eaten in some fine restaurants thro ...
I've eaten in some fine restaurants throughout major US cities and in Europe, but this was the absolutely best tasting menu I've ever experienced. We took our 12 year old son along and even he was impressed! Highly, highly recommended! The service was impeccable, and of course, the scenery with the Bay Bridge lit up at night and the view of the sound was beautiful. Bravo to the chefs!
Presentation and attentiveness of server ...
Presentation and attentiveness of servers was excellent. Had traveled all day. Food not quite as expected but in all fairness might have just been our fatigue. Certainly would rate in the best two or three of Newport in any event.
This was our best dining experience in N ...
This was our best dining experience in Newport. Everyone who worked there was so friendly. We were seated by a window ideal for viewing the sunset. The host apologized about the shades being down but assured us they would be raised in time to view the sunset and they were. The food was superb (appetizers of melon and lobster bisque/dinners of filet mignon and lamb tenderloin). The chocolate souffle for dessert, should have ordered 2 instead of sharing. The service was extremely professional, attentive without being overbearing. Combine the view with the food and the staff, I don't know how you could top the Castle Hill dining experience.
We dined here for the last night of out ...
We dined here for the last night of out New England vacation. The food was excellent and the service top notch. I would happily come back here if I lived near by, and will definitely remember if we are fortunate enough to return here.
Excellent menu. Did the 3 course with wi ...
Excellent menu. Did the 3 course with wine pairing. Excellent presentation & service was impeccable. They insist on a jacket for men over the phone when confirming but we found that they were seating men without jackets and to our surprise one with shorts. Either the dress code is formal or it is not. In a high quality restaurant like this the dress code should be strictly enforced.
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.
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