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The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn

590 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6518
+1 888-466-1355
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (49 reviews)
“lobster roll” (64 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (10 reviews)
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590 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6518
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had dinner here and it was very nice. the apps were good and the entrees were good also. I would not say they were off the charts, but good. dessert also was a very delicious chocolate bar. the only skip was the shucking of oysters...More

Thank nycnyc12
Anthony B, Manager at The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to dine with us and for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I'm sorry to hear that there were some quality issues that were not quite up to par on your recent visit. I hope that you'll come...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been lucky enough to dine around the world in some very highly acclaimed restaurants. The Dining Room at Castle Hill rivals some of the best I've been fortunate enough to experience. The setting is spectacular. The food is tremendous and the level of...More

Thank Allan B
Anthony B, Manager at The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the rave review! I hope that we can even improve on that experience next time you are able to join us. Our chefs are very proud of each dish and will be so happy to hear that this translated to...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

We were promptly seated on the patio, overlooking the Newport Bay. The food was just above average but the view made up for it. After dinner we sat on the lawn in adirondack style chairs and watched the sunset- great evening!!

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We had the best experience here! The staff was top notch. The food even better! We did the 3 course meal. We enjoyed the pork appetizer and heirloom tomato salad along with the angus beef and tuna entrees. Wow! Every bite seemed to get better...More

Thank CAMBelden
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Our family had dinner on the lawn at Castle Hill...highlight of our visit to Newport this summer. View like no other...food was great and the view simply cannot be beat. Perfect place to watch a Newport sunset

Thank elizabeth615
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We stopped at the Lawn at Castle Hill Inn for drinks initially. The place was so picturesque, so perfect, that we decided to stay for dinner. Happily, we were able to get a table on the restaurant's patio. My lobster roll was perfect and my...More

Thank rachelcoker
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Unique eclectic menu. The view is spectacular. Food and service were excellent. The major draw back are the birds and seagulls come right up to the tables. We witnessed birds perched on bread and butter dishes which were not removed by staff prior to seating...More

Thank Vicki S
Anthony B, Manager at The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us at The Lawn at Castle Hill recently. I'm so sorry to hear that the birds effected your time here - while it is great to be outdoors that is not the way one would hope to witness wildlife while dining....More

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This is the Place to dine in Newport Rhode Island...If you have only one meal to dine there, this is the place...We had 10 people so we ask for Quiet place and we're lucky to get small dining room ..Great view of Ocean...Food Superb.......Visit thus...More

Thank danny W
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

After touring the Mansions we opted to go to the Castle Hill Inn for a late lunch. Great choice. They were busy and we had a 20 minute wait sitting in the Adirondack Lawn chairs sipping a cool drink. Service was excellent starting with steamed...More

Thank Skip R
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed some great cocktails and apps with a wonderful view. Highly recommend for a relaxing night out for two.

Thank KFischer352
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Meg I
9 July 2017|
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Response from sandra r | Reviewed this property |
First come Furst serve....a great view too!
Meg I
9 July 2017|
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Response from Rod S | Reviewed this property |
1st come 1st served. Lawn chairs are somewhat limited, but the lawn is always available.
Robert P
18 May 2017|
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Response from trunkjunk | Reviewed this property |
Yes to all your questions. Parking is very convenient. Recommend you call the restaurant in advance and give them your concerns. They are extremely customer service oriented.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:45 - 21:00
17:45 - 21:00
17:45 - 21:00
17:45 - 21:00
17:45 - 21:00
17:45 - 22:00
17:45 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 590 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6518
    (Ocean Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 888-466-1355
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is 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 brought to your table.
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