The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn

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$31 to $50
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Out of an abundance of caution, we’ve elected to close the restaurant until further notice. As soon as it is safe and prudent to do so, we’ll re-open our doors and look forward to welcoming you back then.

The epitome of classic New England dining, our rolling lawn is a timeless Newport icon. After decades of entertaining, The Lawn at Castle Hill is as much a tradition as it is a restaurant. This time of year, we offer the menu of casual favorites from the comfort of the historic mansion with ocean-view windows on all sides – as well as in the cozy Mansion Bar. There is no better way to spend a crisp fall afternoon than with a cup of our classic clam chowder, a succulent burger, or a spiked glass of mulled wine. Each Sunday our chefs prepare traditional brunch items paired with live jazz music as well, a perfect way to round out a winter weekend. Reservations are available for lunch & brunch beginning at 11:30am, while the Mansion Bar is “first-come, first served.”
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j
New England
39 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible view. Service was perfect. Food was excellent

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 19 February 2020

Thank you jaj2000. We really appreciate your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jazz brunch on Sunday, food was amazing, service was excellent, view was spectacular and the 3 piece band was perfect. We had a great table at the window. They had a hash special with eggs that was delicious.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 12 February 2020

Thank you for joining us Doug and glad you enjoyed your brunch. The hash special was certainly a favorite this weekend so happy you liked it too. Hope we see you back here again soon.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Views outstanding. Astrid provided excellent service and was most attentive to our needs.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you! Very happy to hear you enjoyed and that Astrid took good care of you.

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OT
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed.

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C
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining area! Service and food top notch! Would love to go back!!!

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 3 January 2020

Thank you Cricket! We are so happy you enjoyed.

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b
New England
48 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time visiting. Quite a nice sunny room for a winter view. Food was fabulous. Innovative and large portions. Banana bread was out of this world. Will try to visit in the summer although will have to plan way ahead

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 3 January 2020

Thank you for joining us Betsy. We are glad you enjoyed and look forward to seeing you again this summer.

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MF
New England
41 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ladies Christmas lunch! It is always a treat to go to Castle Hill!

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 3 January 2020

Thank you MaryFran! Very happy you and the ladies enjoyed.

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PW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 3 January 2020

Thank you Phyllis!

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v
New England
39 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Elegant dining in a most spectacular setting. Had a lovely Christmas lunch with friends during a break from touring the mansions decorated in all their finery. The Castle Hill Inn is such a lovely addition to the grandeur that is Newport with food and beverage to match. We each got something different and enjoyed every morsel of it. I had salmon, there was a soup/sandwich order and the chicken salad. We were properly nourished and enjoyed blood orange Bellinis to complete the meal.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 19 December 2019

Thank you for joining us for your lunch vkk32 and we are very happy to hear you enjoyed. The holidays are a magical time around Newport and we are glad we could add to the festive grandeur. Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you again.

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MC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was extremely knowledgeable and helpful . I have several allergies and intolerances to foods and she and the chef created an outstanding brunch for me. The entire experience was delightful.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 17 December 2019

Thank you Maria! Making sure our guests with allergies and sensitivities are well taken care of is something we believe in and our whole team is committed to ensuring their safety. We are glad you enjoyed.

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CM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a late lunch celebrating my husband's birthday. It was such a nice leisurely afternoon with cocktails and delicious sandwiches (the best french dip sandwich I have ever had - and lobster salad sandwich for my husband). Since we Ubered there, we decided to stay for cocktails by the fireplace and Christmas Tree... and what a wonderful treat that was.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 16 December 2019

We are so glad you celebrated with us and glad you both enjoyed it all. We look forward to seeing you again.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The service was a little slow, I think there was only one server spread across our whole room and at least part of another room too. So we had to wait a while for things like water top up, paying the bill, etc.

I wish there were more vegetarian and at least one singular vegan option, not much to choose from, but still the food we got was nice. They advertise a full vegetarian menu on their website but I guess that’s for dinner!

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 17 December 2019

Very sorry to hear this Kelsey. That's not typical of the exceptional standards of service for which we are known. We will review with our team to make sure we stay atop all our guests' needs. We will also share your vegan/vegetarian suggestions with our culinary team too. We appreciate the honest feedback and hope your next visit is of our more typical five-star quality.

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B
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Castle Hill for 20 years and ALWAYS go to brunch - it NEVER disappoints!

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 11 December 2019

It's truly an honor to have been a place you have returned to for two decades. Thank you for your patronage and your review. We look forward to having the pleasure of serving you again soon.

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SJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Daughter’s Birthday....

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 11 December 2019

We are thrilled you celebrated with us.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal in a beautiful setting.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 11 December 2019

Thank you! We are very happy you enjoyed.

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BN
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious lunch on Friday at the Inn at Castle Hill. Our food was fresh and nicely presented. Our waitress Isa was so helpful in food recommendation and quick to rescue our table with a spill from a little one. Our experience at the Inn at Castle Hill was a welcoming reprieve from the busy Thanksgiving preparations and a relaxing way to begin the Christmas season. We highly recommended this restaurant!

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 11 December 2019

Thank you Bob. We are thrilled to have earned your recommendation and so glad you enjoyed. We will pass along your compliments to Isa. We hope we see you again for another relaxing visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!! I have always enjoyed visiting Castle Hill. The atmosphere is amazing and the waiter/waitress team are personable, professional and knowledgeable. In the summer the valet team are also personal and professional. Anything that my husband, guest or me have ordered has been amazing. I have also been there for weddings.

Castle Hill absolutely gets a 5+ rating!

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 26 November 2019

Thank you! We are so very happy you enjoyed and thrilled to earn a 5+ star rating. We hope you will join us again so we can once again have the pleasure of serving you.

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FM
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem.What a view and service and lunch was awesome

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 12 November 2019

Thank you Frank! We are a bit off the main drive in Newport but we are glad you found us. Hope we see you again.

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S
New England
69 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food, service and ambiance were excellent! The salmon a beef were both delicious. We will return.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 11 November 2019

Thank you Stone13! We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and happy to know you will be coming back.

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MV
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very friendly and attentive staff. Location is beautiful

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 6 November 2019

Thank you Maggie! We are happy you enjoy it here.

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r
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous location on the water. Excellent service in a very unique and must visit scenic destination.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 5 November 2019

Thank you for dining with us ripper. We couldn't agree more with your review!

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FM
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my what a view.This Is worth the ride had a excellent lunch Great service from out server Kerrie ask for her section she excellent and the manager Juan Carlos is so nice service and food like I said before is worth the ride

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 5 November 2019

Thank you FrankM. We hope you will join us again soon.

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P
New England
40 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Food and service were excellent, great place to visit

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 29 October 2019

Thank you Pinguino. We are happy you enjoyed.

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B
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An unbelievable setting on the Narangasett Bay. The menu was varied. The food was well prepared and plated. An outstanding lunch!!!

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 21 October 2019

Thank you Bernie! We are very happy you enjoyed your lunch and your view. We hope you come back again to enjoy more.

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N
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a beautiful lunch inside, overlooking the water on a rainy afternoon during a storm. Something about it was still romantic. The watermelon salad was delicious and the chicken salad sandwich was good too. Portions were large. The red sangria special was very good as well. Our server was great, I forgot her name though. Worth the time to have lunch or dinner here. Separate bar area looked cozy too.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 5 November 2019

Thank you for joining us Nicole!

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j
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Service was slow and hard to get assistance when we wanted

P
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely jazz brunch with an amazing view. Wait staff was slow to get started, then ok once into the swing of things. Food was very good. The weather cooperated and we were able to sit outside.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 8 October 2019

Thank you for joining us Piggy638!

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L
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful al fresco dining with a view! Get there early and enjoy a cocktail on the lawn while watching the boats go by!

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 2 October 2019

It's one of our favorite things to do too (when we are not working of course!). Thank you for the review.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating. Beautiful view. Food was outstanding. Waited for reservation on Lawn with Adirondack chairs.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 2 October 2019

Thank you for joining us!

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VK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was spectacular. They took my gluten allergy very seriously and went above and beyond to accommodate me. The view was breathtaking and the jazz music made it romantic and relaxing. Would highly recommend!

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 2 October 2019

Thanks for the recommendation VanessaK! It is important to us to provide the most detailed attention to a guest's dietary and allergy restrictions. Happy to hear you enjoyed a wonderful experience brunching with us! Hope to see you again soon.

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JO
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and ambiance were amazing! We can't wait to come back!

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 2 October 2019

Can't wait to have you back JanieO! Glad to hear everything was amazing.

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F
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As part of our anniversary trip, we had to have lunch on the Lawn. The surroundings are perfect but the food and service are insanely terrific. Good selection of specialty cocktails. We make sure we visit Castle Hill Inn every time we visit Newport! Love it!

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 2 October 2019

Thank you for celebrating with us! We are glad you always look forward to spending a special day with us when you are in Newport. Hope to see you again soon!

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MR
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Castle Hill Inn was our favorite experience in Newport. Best view that we found. Laid-back vibe. One of the best meals of our trip. Staff is great. Went for happy hour on Friday and back for lunch on Saturday. We won't go back to Newport without spending time at Castle Hill Inn.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 2 October 2019

That's great to hear MattR! We appreciate your review and hope to see you again soon.

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KG
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is spectacular and the food is amazing! A perfect place to relax and unwind!

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 2 October 2019

Couldn't agree more with you KennethG! Thanks for visiting.

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SQ
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always beautiful, always delicious. Every trip to Newport includes this unique dining experience.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 2 October 2019

Thank you for joining us again SnoozyQzee! Glad to hear we once again served a delicious meal with the most spectacular view! See you soon.

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o
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love to have lunch on the patio at the Lawn At Castle Hill Inn. Great food, good service and the best view anywhere around.

AB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Castle Hill never disappoints - one of the most fantastic views in the world. Sweeping views of Newport harbor form the deck and the Adirondack chairs. Our waiter PJ was great and the seafood mostly locally sourced was fresh and well prepared.

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 2 October 2019

Thank you AlanB!

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j
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick was an amazing and attentive waiter. Not at all intrusive but checked in appropriately. The food was so delicious and presented beautifully. Truly our go to restaurant in Newport, and how about the magnificent ocean views? Just go and enjoy, you will never be disappointed!

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
Responded on 2 October 2019

Thank you for the review and recommendation Joanh1! Happy to hear you enjoyed a wonderful experience.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food took too long to come out. Came out cold

VI
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience at The lawn at Castle Hill was great. The ambiance, food and waitstaff are top notch. The only thing I would recommend is a more extensive menu.