The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
We went to dinner here for my Fiancé’s birthday. We picked a time around sunset to watch the sun set over the water. They sat us by a window and it was quite the view! We opted for the Chef’s Tasting Menu which was delectable from start to finish. The sablefish with squid ink was our favorite dish of the night. We also enjoyed a few cocktails which were tasty as well. I definitely recommend coming here for a romantic evening supplemented by a delicious meal.
Castle Hill is one of the best restaurants in Newport, we've eaten here many times over the years when we come to Newport for the classical music festival, we've never been disappointed.
Professional waitstaff, great food
My wife and I had the chef’s tasting and wine pairing. All were outstanding. Will be coming back.
Amazing birthday dinner! Had a drink on the lawn and then the 3 course menu. The menu has several options for each course so there is something for every preference. Food was beautifully prepared and presented, delicious and plentiful. The sunset added to the experience. Highly recommend!
The best restaurant in Newport which is really saying something as it’s a great restaurant town.
The ambiance of Castle Hill is without any doubt wonderful: To enjoy a glass of champagne at sunset with the awesome view on the bay is a very nice experience. The interior of the restaurant is very stylish, although the lighting a bit too dusky. The multi-course menu with wine accompaniment was delicious but not outstanding. The service, however, left much to be desired: As a hotel professional must I say, that the reputation, which the Castle Hill Inn refers to, does not match the service level (cover the table, pour the drinks, announce the dishes and serve them neatly), especially not when the prices are again settled at a high level. I invited my spouse for our anniversary and was over all rather disappointed.
We have a good experience at the restaurant. Great food, atmosphere, and service!
I'm running out of superlatives to describe The Dining Room at Castle Hill. All I can say is that each time we've been here it's been absolutely top notch!
Excellent food and Outstanding service. Fantastic Venue
It was our anniversary and they made it so special.
Beautiful setting and delicious meal. Would definitely return!
Simply one of the world's star places. We were treated like royalty, start to finish. We were allowed to take our drinks outside onto the terrace and into the guests-only area (admittedly, early in the season when there was lots of space). The captain, Dario, was excellent and gave me two choices of the kind of wine I liked. One was just right. At my request they brought the car up before we were done, so it was sitting right by the front door when we were ready to leave. A nice touch. One of the wprld's classic venues.
The views alone are worth dining here but the food is excellent and the service superb. Would highly recommend dinner at Castle Hill.
We brought friends and a client of my husband's from landlocked Indiana. Needless to say the location alone impressed but the food and wine pairings were extraordinary! A fabulous night!
We were first time visitors and perhaps our expectations were too high. The waiter was delightful and well informed but as the meal progressed, he became absent and we were tended to by much less experienced support staff. My filet was ordered medium rare and came out well done. Although the waiter was on top of it immediately and both our meals were removed and reserved, this was pretty egregious given the place was not busy on a Tuesday night at 6:00. The food was OK. Nothing particularly memorable. Also, we were seated in the least desirable location in the entire restaurant. My view was of the entry drive. No understandable reason for this as the restaurant was not busy. It appears they give their hotel guests the prime dining room, which overlooks the water and their non-hotel guests the much inferior second dining room.
There is not a more beautiful place in Newport to have exceptional food with amazing views! A must for any visitor.
Great place for us to celebrate our 40th anniversary. We were seated early ( 5:35) and the dinning room was fairly empty which added to our ability to enjoy the atmosphere and our table by the window overlooking passing Sloops and Schooners . The servers were very attentive and the food was excellant. I highly recommend the potatoe & leek soup and the poached lobster. The lemon Soufflé for dessert was a delight and everything had a beautiful and delicate presentation.
After dinner we walked out by the water and enjoyed a beautiful sunset. A very romantic and relaxed celebration that I would recommend highly to those wanting an exceptional dinning experience.
Perfect evening for a dinner with a great view of the sunset. Dinner was superb and I suggest the lamb Wellington it was cooked perfectly! Our servers were also very attentive!
A lovely dining experience. It checked all my boxes!
Always a wonderful time! - Always a great meal! -Service and ambiance all perfect
Our meal at Castle Hill was outstanding! We had a three course meal with a wine pairing and our waitress was incredibly knowledgeable about the wines and why they would pair well with each dish. She was completely accurate too!!! Every bite was absolutely spot on from the appetizers to the dessert and the view of the ocean was breathtaking. We can’t wait to return(perhaps to stay?)!
Enjoyed our visit. Good food and excellent service. Thank you.
My husband and I were there celebrating our anniversary. Our waiter, Dan, and the entire wait staff were very attentive to our needs. The food was fantastic and we had a table by the window. The views were spectacular. We will definitely be back!
Always great food, great service, great view!
The food was amazing!!!
Fabulous! Best in Newport!
One of our top dining experiences we’ve ever had. Good, service, and ambience were amazing. The location, with panoramic ocean views as the sun set, flanked by a lighthouse and the Pell Bridge were like something from a movie. Baby geese nuzzled in the lawn as we enjoyed a pre-dinner cocktail.
Service was outstanding; friendly and refined without seeming aloof, attentive without being intrusive. The dining room was intimate and quiet, with those wonderful views accessible to the handful of tables in the room.
The food in quality, taste, and presentation was wonderful. My wife, not a seafood lover, lit up at her first taste of the silky smooth and delicate potato and leek soup with fried Ipswich clam. My cured sea bream, unassuming on the plate, burst with flavor. Entrees of roast poussin and lamb Wellington were delicate, balanced, and perfectly executed, though my lamb seemed slightly past medium rare, it would have benefited being a few degrees cooler, though it was still wonderful. Desserts also followed suit with their refined, delicate flavors.
Expensive to the average dinner? Yes and then some. Worth the cost if it is within your means? Absolutely and then some.
Wow! What an experience. My hubby and I went there to celebrate my birthday and we both had a great time. The view of the bay is to die for. The service is top notch without being pretentious. Dan was extremely helpful in helping me choose just the right wines to compliment the creative and delicious 3 course meal. The lobster with black rice was so flavorful and the highlight of the evening. We look forward to a return visit.
2nd visit after 7+ years, and it’s getting even better
Great food, amazing service, a bit expensive but worth it for the right evening
The food, presentation. and staff are beyond belief. And, of course, the views and setting are to die for. The chef's choices and portions are exactly as desired.
Beautiful meal, setting, and staff
Special evening out with our adult children. Visiting from out of town.
I cannot say enough about how wonderful this dining experience was. Our server Carl was extraordinary and truly made the experience all that much better. He was gracious and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was delicious. The presentation was fabulous. The view beautiful. The dessert was to die for. We will definitely be back.
35th Wedding anniversary
Ambiance service and quality food
This was our first visit to Castle Hill. The atmosphere was excellent. We were seated at a table next to the window with a perfect view of the water. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We chose our meals from the prix fixe menu which had a great selection. We both enjoyed our main course selections-steamed halibut and seared sea bass. We will definitely return another time.
Fabulous experience. Had girls weekend in Newport. One of our trip highlights. Everything was fantastic.
The food was excellent. The service impeccable. They accommodated all allergies explained the food and pairings. Would highly recommend. The view was beautiful.