The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Wonderful drinks, good food, and a stunning view. A do over!
Perfect spot to relax. Amazing view of the bay. Delicious cocktails. Food was fresh and service was efficient and friendly.
View and location fantastic. Food ok but not great. Next time we will sit on lawn chairs, have a drink and snacks.
Come here all the time. 5 star place because it’s the most scenic vista in the state. Everything else is good but pricey. There’s a cost associated with the spectacular view. So if you’re into good food at a good value, you should go someplace else. If you’re into a scenic experience with the availability of decent food and drink at a cost, you go to CH.
It is always a treat to visit The Lawn at Castle Hill but never more so when the weather is bright and beautiful as it was during our visit. The stunning panorama and gentle breeze created the pinnacle outdoor dining experience and our engaging waiter provided a level of service to match. The meal was, as always, wonderful. I suggest an early arrival so that you can have a cocktail on the adirondack chairs and absorb the views before your seating.
I loved the food, drinks, and service. After having an anniversary dinner we went out to the lawn chairs do drinks and to enjoy the views. The lawn service wait staff is very delayed and after waiting 1.5 hours to be serviced there was an ant in the drinks. The bartender said “that was the fourth time today that happened”. That shouldn’t happen for what the venue is trying to offer and at the price they are offering it at.
Best view in Newport and service is outstanding
Our server PJ was outstanding! Can’t beat the view!
Great service, fantastic venue. Food was yummy. Can’t wait to go back!
An awesome late afternoon lunch. The views and grounds are absolutely incredible. A fantastic menu for lunch and service is great.
Had a lovely leisurely lunch service was great very good food and value
Really good food, ambiance is perfect
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF Newport. Food and service top notch...Must summer visit on anyones bucket list.
Celebrate July 4th
Excellent, as always!
Our server PJ really made the meal enjoyable. His knowledge of the menu and overall positive attitude complimented the experience. The food quality was excellent and the view was outstanding. Keep up the great work.
I simply can't say enough great things about THE LAWN AT CASTLE HILL INN. I've been to Newport at least a dozen times, and somehow it took until this most recent trip June/July 2019 to discover the place!
We made reservations for lunch @ 1 PM. We arrived about a half an hour early and were greeted by seriously the nicest staff ever who told us to take a place at one of the beautiful Adirondack Chairs on the lawn with the most amazing views. We did and ordered drinks at the bar on the lawn, which were delicious! We were sat promptly at 1 at a great table with an amazing view under an umbrella to shield us from the sun.
This was a highlight of our trip, and we ate at a lot of great restaurants! The staff is AMAZING. The food was delicious. The cocktails terrific. The ambiance was perfect.
We started contemplating getting married there (at some unspecified date in the possible near future). It's that great! Highly recommend to anyone, and will definitely be back on every trip to Newport in the future.
Always fabulous, great view, great service, food was delicious.
Perfect Location, food, and service
Out served PJ was wonderful, personable and conscientious. Thank you for a great experience. We were the group that multiplied like gremlins!
Just a great spot. Kat waited on us and was absolutely amazing.
We had the chip and dip to start . YUM.
My husband had fish tacos and I had lobster salad.
Everything was scrumptious . You just can’t beat the view
As the New York Times states...simply the best spot on Newport.
lunch to celebrate a friend retiring
Food was great. We had the lobster rolls of course
Sat on the lawn and watched the sailboats then the fog rolled in. A definite must experience.
With your spectacular harbor views of Newport and Jamestown what could be better on a summer day!
Pleasant, engaging staff took great care of us with, as always, delicious food!
The location is second to none and sitting outside on their patio is absolutely spectacular. It makes up for their marginal food and service. My friend had a lobster roll which she said was delicious. I had a salad made with butter lettuce and fresh vegetables. It was tasteless and far below what I expected at such a lovely establishment. They touted their homemade dressing which was equally tasteless. It’s pretty hard to mess up a salad, but it was memorably bad. The service was mediocre, nothing spectacular. The tables are placed too close together for private conversation. We could hear every word at the tables beside us, despite them speaking in normal voices. Overall, however, the location goes a long way in creating a memorable experience.
My husband and I go to The Lawn every year when we visit Newport. We always have a great experience. Unfortunately, this year the service was terrible. We waited quite some time to order drinks, after we did so, we waited nearly 20 minutes to receive them, as the hostess walked by and asked if we were done with our menus, we hadn’t even ordered food yet. When the waitress finally did come to bring us our drinks and take our lunch order, she almost left the table without taking my order. We had to call her back. This experience is totally out of character for Castle Hill. We won’t rush back to this spot anymore.
The view is outstanding. Arrived a few minutes early and really enjoyed sitting on the Adirondack chairs on the lawn. Lovely service.
The service was excellent; friendly, helpful and efficient. Truly some of the best around.
Fabulous! Beautiful views and delicious food!
I have heard so many stories of how lovely the view is from Castle Hill. The lobster roll was the best this far on the island and the blueberry cheese cake was a perfect ending. Service was a little slow but could be overlook because of the spectacular view of the sail boats and the New Port bridge.
We are looking forward to our next visit!
Exceptional service Carl and his assistant were superb!
Castle Hill never fails to dazzle. The setting is one of the most iconic on the west coast and the food is outstanding!
The lobster salad rolls were fantastic. Very little mayo and large pieces of lobster. The guacamole with pita bread and chips was amazing.
Our waitress, Grace was super! She picked up on it that it was my birthday.
She promptly offered us some bubbly and I also had a complementary dessert!
The pace of the meal was nice. They accommodate us by putting us on the deck partly in the shade for the baby.
Nice day and great place!!! Being outside on a beautiful day with good food is everything one can ask for!!!
The food and service was excellent. They made us feel like we were in their home. Outstanding!
Weather rainy; so they were serving lunch in the main dining room. Had soup and salad. The best clam chowder ever and the Caesar salad was perfect. Service very attentive. Hadn't been there in a long time and now I am anxious to return not only for lunch but dinner as well.
The service was impeccable. We celebrated our anniversary lunch here. We had a wonderful water view. The salad looked like a work of art! The fried green tomatoes were good. My husband's burger and fries were cooked to proper temperature and a nice portion. Next time visiting Newport we definitely will be having dinner here.
Beautiful views, wonderful ambiance, pleasant and helpful staff with delicious foods. It's a bit pricey but worth it! Sit and enjoy the view of the bay, watch the sail boats and relax on an Adirondack chair on the lawn with a glass of wine while you wait for your table on the patio. Take it all in, this place is a gem!
Great service and views