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The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn

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590 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6518 (Ocean Drive)
17:45 - 20:00
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Fri - Sat 17:45 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went there with friends, and we sat in those big Adirondak chairs and drank champagne by the sea, then shared the deluxe seafood plate in the dining room. It was expensive, delicious, and so much fun! Lovely setting.

Thank Vallerie M
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been visiting Castle Hill for nearly 18 years. Exclusively, we have eaten on the lawn. This was our first experience in The Dining Room. We can't express how exquisite the evening was! The setting is lovely. The servers are gracious, professional, and very well informed. The food is inspired! The wine and beer was incredible. What more can... More 

Thank northernbelle300H
Bristol, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Brunch as Castle Hill was a wonderful experience. The food was outstanding, well prepared and perfect proportions. I had the lobster hash with poached eggs and béarnaise sauce. It was an outstanding dish. The view of the water through the windows was perfect for the nice sunny day we were fortunate to have. A small band played in the background... More 

Thank Bill T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You will have a nice view and great service. The food was also excellent. One of surprising menu was ramen. I was not sure about this particular menu, yet tried. It was very good, exceeding my expectation. I also tasted my family's dish and they were all great! Highly recommend without any reservation.

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New York City, New York
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Eat here. Seriously. We dined here as part of my 40th birthday celebration. As we walked into the dining room we were warmly greeted by the dining manager and staff and shown to a table along the windows set for two. We both chose to order the four course menu. Our first courses were a beet carpaccio and polenta with... More 

Thank Travellingrrl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Newport for the weekend and we were really looking forward to dinner and it had some hits and some misses. FIrst of all, we had a wonderful warm welcoming from the staff. Once we were seated, we were concerned that the tables were too close together but it was not an issue. The steak tartar my husband... More 

Thank zOe26347
Anthony B, Manager at The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us and for sharing the feedback. I'm glad to hear that overall you enjoyed the meal, but am sorry to hear that the main course was not up to par. Furthermore, we should have picked up on that during your experience rather than after the fact. I hope that you'll give us another... More 

Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Normally I am not a huge fan of "Dining." For me, a good steak or Prime Rib and a baked potato usually suffices. But we decided to the the Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn. First off it is a fixed price 3 or 5 course meal. They will substitute a bit for food allergies, but not much deviation. But... More 

Thank Rod S
Newport, Rhode Island
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had friends visiting from CA and this was the perfect venue for a relaxing lunch. The weather was perfect, the menu had something for everyone and it was a memorable day for all

Thank Lcfoodie453
Ringwood, New Jersey
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Delicious food for a New Years Eve lunch. I got the lobster roll and hubby got a burger. Both delish. Be sure to ask for the main dining room so you can get the best view--surrounded by water. Service was good. Reservations are important. This was our 2nd time here. Back in 2012, we had come for lunch in late... More 

Thank Travelsake
Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Wife and I went for our 10 year anniversary December 26th and that Place is amazing! The views inside and out were spectacular! When asked what was the food like, we couldn't stop talking about the butter that we put on the bread... Wait, hat?, yup, the butter was the most memorable. We got Lobster rolls and the lobster meat... More 

Thank newenglandflorida
Anthony B, Manager at The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for lunch this past holiday season - we're lucky to have been chosen for you to celebrate your anniversary! I'm sorry to hear that there was a substantial delay in your experience. I'd love to gather some more information so we can see exactly what went wrong and what we can do to make it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, 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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:45 - 20:00
17:45 - 20:00
17:45 - 20:00
17:45 - 20:00
17:45 - 20:00
17:45 - 21:00
17:45 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 590 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6518
    (Ocean Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 18884661355
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?