The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn

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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” beginning at 11:30am.
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New York Area
94 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service Carl and his assistant were superb!

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FB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Castle Hill never fails to dazzle. The setting is one of the most iconic on the west coast and the food is outstanding!

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C
New England
74 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!

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R
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. They made us feel like we were in their home. Outstanding!

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N
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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B
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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L
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and views

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d
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food was outstanding, we had the fish tacos and the Barbacoa tacos. We also had the clam chowder. Service was excellent and the views were the best part. Definitely worth going again. Dress warm because there is a strong ocean breeze.

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Z
New England
122 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Wonderful venue. Food is of good resort quality. Pricey, but the view is always worth it. Great way to spend an afternoon.

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S
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Raining hard so we missed out on a beautiful setting. Great lunch. Tuna good just right for my salad. Clam Chowder a highlight. Hope did a nice job being attentive to making the experience great.. We’ll be back.

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SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our server was excellent, but whomever brought out the cheese platter wasn’t. The young man put the platter on the table and gave us the sheet with the description of each cheese, but didn’t point out which cheese was which. Other than that hiccup, the drinks were delicious and the scenery can’t be beat!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisitely prepared food and service which was attentive without being intrusive

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular setting with amazing food.
We could not imagine a better place to have a great lunch with great weather.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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JM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great visit.

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J
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Spectacular setting, excellent food and service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

So special

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PA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The view is absolutely unbeatable with the Newport Bridge and sailboats on the water. Great menu although my lunch wasn't that special.

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Nick C was our waiter. He was fantastic! Very happy to have this special experience.

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M
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Our thoughts were - 5 stars for the view! Service was good and the food was okay. Pricey.

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EM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The view is beautiful and the food is delicious!!! We had a wonderful experience.

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NY
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The views were great. The drinks were good but the food was average. Nothing wrong with it, it just didn’t match the setting as far as innovation or taste.

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for the Jazz Brunch. Food and ambiance were wonderful, though there was not much jazz at all. We then spend a few hours on the Lawn enjoying drinks and had a great time.
Then we went to the open air bar for warmth. I ordered an appetizer which never came. The bartender kindly removed it from the bill, but I would have rather had the food.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Service was slow

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful spot on a sunny day. Staff was very friendly and personable. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch there. Great cocktails and an amazing view. It is now a "must do" when in Newport.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice meal with an incredible view

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic setting to celebrate a college graduate! Relaxing, beautiful views of the ocean from the lawn. Enjoyed every minute! The food was spectacular - especially the lobster roll- very fresh with an abundance of lobster! Castle Hill is a must visit!

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ML
New England
41 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only the finest dining.

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M
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Annual lunch with my siblings. Love the location & service is tops. Mercedes took excellent care of us! Some of our party were a little disappointed that the lobster rolls were not offered with usual upcharge for restaurant week.
Was very enjoyable - never rushed

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent all around brunch experience

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DM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary at The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn and had a wonderful visit! The food was delicious, the service was friendly and attentive, and the setting was elegant -- wood paneled walls and ceiling, with a view overlooking the water. We even received our dessert with a festive candle!

We look forward to returning!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great for a special occasion. Beautiful view, yummy food!

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CC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed a lovely brunch at Castle Hill on a eautiful sun day. Food was great, service was a little slow but to be fair they were very busy. Can’t wait to return!

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b
New England
27 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family get together to celebrate our elder Mom’s special birthday. We felt that no request was impossible and all the food and drinks were impeccably presented. We had many dietary restriction in our party and our requests were met seamlessly. We will not forget this special family party in a gorgeous surrounding.

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AO
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We have been to CH many times - for dinner and summer lunch on the Lawn. We visited before Christmas this year for brunch. And it was my least fave meal at CH. The ambiance is ALWAYS AMAZING. The food menu was somewhat limited, and just quality just ok. If you are going to splurge on a meal here, I would choose dinner or lunch in the summer when you can sit on outside. Service was top notch. Location is beautiful.

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ES
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it here! Atmosphere was cozy and the views are amazing. We came for lunch when we arrived in Newport for a quick getaway. The waitress as very attentive and helpful and nice. Great cocktails too. I had the grapefruit tequila one. Potato soup was delish. The salad with duck was wonderful. The dried cherries and goat cheese was a perfect combo. My bf has the burger and he said it was yummy and cooked perfectly. We will be back next time for sure!

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LG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food. Great food. Michele took great care of us. Lovely visit

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c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice, outstanding Oceanview, good food and service

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OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Megan was outstanding as a waitress we had the family in from out of town with a 13 month old everyone was extremely accommodating service and food delicious always a pleasure

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