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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (54 reviews)
“lobster roll” (67 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (11 reviews)
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590 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6518
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Christmas Dinner at a restaurant has become a tradition. I was expecting an outstanding experience at Castle Hill Inn, based on its reputation. I was disappointed. My companion's entree--lobster--was literally edible: it had to be sent back. My entree--beef Wellington--was served cold: not warm, not...More

Thank amherst_reader
Anthony B, Manager at The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for celebrating the holiday with us, and for taking the time to share your feedback here as well. I'm sorry to hear that the entrees were not up to par at first. While it sounds like some remedies were made, this clearly is not...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience. The food and service were both excellent. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we will be back.

Thank JRPearce16
Reviewed 10 January 2018

I had heard from a few people (who live in the area) that this place is best for having a drink and enjoying the view. (The food is good but "there are better places.) The view is exceptional and should not be missed. We were...More

Thank LaFontaine
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Four of us (2 couples) lunched at Castle Hill. It is a very elegant and beautiful building that overlooks the ocean. The staff is welcoming and eager to please. I had the mussels, they were fabulous! Two people had the blue cheese and chicken salad...More

Thank Beth T
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Elegant with excellent service and perfectly prepared food. Ambiance was spectacular with a killer view.

Thank Diane T
Reviewed 29 December 2017

The restaurant at Castle Hill provides both good food and excellent views for couples, family and friends. Our group enjoyed the clam chowder, orzo and Caesar salads, lobster rolls and cod entree. The service was excellent in our sunny room overlooking the Newport harbor. Outdoor...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely setting of course , food is good but may never have experienced ,as the website does not mention brunch . We agree wholeheartedly with the previous reviewer who found this unacceptable . We too had to make a call inquiring whether they served brunch...More

1  Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This was our most memorable meal in Newport - wonderful location, great food and service. Couldn’t fault it.

Thank Alastair A
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Had a mini family vacation to Newport over Thanksgiving with my wife and 2 adult children. Wanted to visit Castle Hill Inn anyway to see where Grace Kelly spent her time while filming Philadelphia Story. So we had our Thanksgiving brunch here. The views of...More

1  Thank PhilM2006
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We ate here this time for Sunday Brunch, as we have eaten here for dinner in the main dining room, as well as in the late afternoon in the Mansion Bar. The location is great, with wonderful ocean views, which we had in our window...More

1  Thank Mark G
Anthony B, Manager at The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Hi Mark G, Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback from brunch. I'm glad you came to join us and hope you'll return - it sounds like we fell short in a few areas. I'm sorry to hear that the quality of a...More

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Meg I
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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
19 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
USD 25 - USD 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
Groups, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
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. * Sunday through Thursday 5:45pm – 8pm * Friday & Saturday 5:45pm – 9pm * Mansion Bar 11:30am – 10:00pm daily
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