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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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Warwick, RI
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Having worked at Castle hill in the past (both dinning room and hotel) I knew it's reputation for great food and lodging. It was Newport restaurant week and one of my friends had made reservations for dinner and invited us along. It was a great chance to test out their menu at a lowered cost as it is definitely one... More 

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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

My daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren joined us for dinner in early April. It was "Restaurant Week" in Newport and there was a special Prix Fixed menu. But that didn't preclude the Castle Hill Inn from providing the finest service and fare possible. EVERYTHING was perfect. We were there for about 2 hours and none of the 6 or 7... More 

Thank capngeo
Rockville Centre, New York
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Castle Hill in is nothing short of exquisite. Its so pretty, the layout is gorgeous, the food is phenomenal, the staff is so personable. You feel like your on a luxury resort and your being treated as royalty. If you go during the summer, the weather is just perfect. And if you are able to rent on of the cottages... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Technically, we ate at the bar in the restaurant addition that is open to the air in the summer. On a cool April Saturday for Restaurant Week, it was buttoned up tight and very cozy. And such a deal! Three course lunch for $16. The staff worked hard to keep up, and the atmosphere was great, and overall, I'm glad... More 

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

We made the 75 minute drive down to Newport to take advantage of Restaurant Week. Castle Hill Inn had a very good Restaurant Week Menu with lots of good choices for $16. Service was very good and our Server greeted us at the table by name. Food was very good but I will note two small items. Bacon Cheeseburgers did... More 

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Newport, RI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

I've tried all the five star restaurants in Newport - this one is the best. When I'm trying to impress guests visiting Newport - I bring them here. Whether it's having an aperitif on the lawn overlooking the ocean, or a multi-course dinner in the restaurant, it's an experience you don't want to miss. In the past couple months I've... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

The service makes you feel very special and welcome. Lunch was delicious and the view was spectacular. Quiet, peaceful setting. Ordered scallops for appetizer. They were huge! Lobster roll was a healthy portion and delicious. Make sure you try the shrimp Bloody Mary cocktail. Would definitely go again. Worth the higher price.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We stayed at the Inn for two nights and had one dinner which was great. The scallop appetizer was one of the best I have ever had. The service was super. This is a great setting and a high quality food experience and it will not be cheap but I felt I got my moneys worth with the quality of... More 

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

Thank you so much for the kind review. I'm glad to hear that we were able to deliver to your expectations, and hope we can exceed them on your next visit! Cheers, Anthony More 

Newport, Rhode Island
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Portions and quality misrepresented. Very pretentious and not always well informed dining staff. A bit much.

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

Hello - It sounds like there was a major error during your recent visit that was not addressed while you were in the restaurant. Please give me a call so that we can discuss and see how we can make it right. We love the feedback but will need a little more information to ensure that we can put it... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

I have dined here twice now in a couple years and the experience is amazing. This is probably the best meal you can have within New England. I have eaten at a lot of fine restaurants, but Castle Hill is #1. If you are looking for a great meal, great service in a quaint, relaxing, upscale setting, it is a... 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, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?