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“So So Meal with a view”

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
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Ranked #3 of 243 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Ocean Drive
Description: 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.
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Our party of four went to Castle Hill upon the recommendation of our hosts in Newport. The setting on Ocean Drive is lovely and the weather permitted us to sit on the sun drenched terrace. Our waitress was cheerful, friendly and efficient. The food only lived partially up to the surroundings. The Chourizo and Clam cakes were more reminiscent of Southern Hushpuppies and lacked both Chourizo and Clams. The Lobster Roll served without the roll on a bed of greens was excellent. The Calamari were tasty but too greasy.
Reservations are a must during the summer season, walk-ins are accepted and seated in the bar on a first come, first serve basis.

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Anthony B, Manager at The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Thank you for joining us at The Lawn at Castle Hill. I'm sorry to hear that the food did not live up to your expectations, sounds like we really missed the mark that day in a few areas. I hope that you might give us another chance to improve. Please contact me so that we can discuss how to make this right in the future.

Anthony J. Boi
Dining Room & Beverage Manager
(401)849-3800 Ext. 560

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

While a bit on the expensive side, our twilight dining experience at Castle Hill was extremely pleasant. Upon arrival you will find that all parking is via complementary valet. The old mansion is beautifully situated on a hill overlooking the Newport Harbor. An open lawn sweeps down to the water, and is adorned with scattered Adirondack chairs. Very prompt staff will bring you the drink of your choice, and we were not hurried as we enjoyed wonderful ocean breezes and watched the passing sailing vessels as the sun started to set. Our original booking was in the main dining room, but when we saw the outdoor terrace we asked if our reservation could be switched. The staff informed us that the outdoor seating was on a wait list, but when they learned it was our anniversary they made a special effort and we were able to sit down as the sun began to set. The dining staff actually came all the way down the hill to fetch us when it was time. Our waitress was wonderful, and the food was very good. Altogether it was just about a perfect evening. Highly recommended for a romantic dining experience.

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Thank leom5558
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Anthony B, Manager at The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2014

Thank you so much for such a great review of your Castle Hill experience! We hope to make it a tradition where you'll celebrate many more anniversaries with us in the future. Thanks again,

Cheers,

Anthony

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

This place was amazing. The views alone set it apart. We had drinks down on the lawn before heading up for dinner on the terrace. After a noisy day in downtown Newport the peace and tranquility of the setting were much appreciated. The dinner was served impeccably. However, as food goes in establishments with great views – the view trumped the food. But with a view like that I suppose it’s hard to top. Ah well, the drinks were amazing and the food was very good.

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Anthony B, Manager at The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2014

Thank you so much for dining with us at Castle Hill. Try as we might, the sunsets are hard to compete with! Hope to see you again soon,

Anthony

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

VERY GOOD FOOD , OUTSTANDING SERVICE , GREAT view , great out door seating - a must visit in newport

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Thank Zammy M
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Anthony B, Manager at The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

Thank you so much for the stellar comments on our lobster roll! We hope to see you again soon for another one. Thanks for sharing,

Anthony

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We had lunch out on the Lawn, rather then inside in the Dining Room. The deck overlooks the Narragansett Bay and is absolutely breathtaking. The food itself was good- particularly the clam chowder (more milk based than creamy) that has been made by Tug, for 30 years. The service was excellent. The menu is small but has a number of choices including lobster roll of course. As I said the food was good and not inexpensive but you are paying for the location. If you need to wait or after lunch/dinner, they have adirondack chairs out on the hill, with wait service, If you just want to sit and watch the boats go by and sip a glass of wine. I will definitely plan on doing that on my next trip. Very relaxing and a great way to end our stay. The dining room looks more formal and they also do a lot of weddings there.

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Anthony B, Manager at The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

Thank you for joining us for lunch and for the kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your time here at Castle Hill, and will make sure that "Tug" knows you loved the chowder!

Cheers,

Anthony

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