Castle Hill Inn

As you look around the bar and restaurant at Castle Hill, it is evident that this is a special occasion destination. Everyone is dressed up and everyone seems to be celebrating something. Most of the people at the bar, waiting for a table, were there for a special event.

There’s good reason to come here for a celebration. The setting is spectacular, with water views from both dining rooms, and the food is equally as special.

The restaurant makes use of local seafood, local farms and their own herb and produce garden

Start with a drink on the terrace or take your drink down to the lawn, relax in one of the Adirondack chairs and enjoy a magnificent sunset. This is the best place in Newport to watch the sun go down.

Yellowfin tuna carpaccio came with a sesame, garlic, ginger and coriander dressing, wonton chips with wasabi, sea salad and crushed peanuts. Lots going on here and each ingredient provided another taste level. It was wonderful.

For my entrĂ©e, I chose a pan roasted halibut with a crushed basil and shaved garlic crust served over a sweet potato ratatouille with a saffron infused foam. The delicate white fish, the pungency of the basil/garlic crust, the sweetness of the potato, the acidity from the tomatoes and the hint of saffron made this a marvelous taste sensation. I won’t be so quick the next time to judge a menu by its cover.

Ended the meal with some wonderful cheeses from Maine, Vermont and one from Spain, ruby port macerated sun dried cherries, fresh berries and toasted rustic bread.

The Lawn offers al fresco dining, seasonally with casual favorites and amazing views.


Forbes Four Star

AAA Four Diamond
Wine Spectator – Award of Excellence
“Absolutely the finest. Welcomed graciously, treated knowledgeably and courteously, provided exquisite menu options, seated with a spectacular view of Narragansett Bay and passing boats. The best.” ZAGAT