brings "relaxing" to one of Newport's most time-honored settings.
Sit on the lawn at Castle Hill and enjoy the lazy hazy days of summer. Go fly a kite, as Castle Hill has thoughtfully supplied beautiful white kites to sail against the azure skies.
Or try your hand at croquet. No electronics allowed.
Sit in Adirondack chairs and let the world sail by, all the while enjoying the spectacular views of the Newport Bridge and, as the day ends, watch a beautiful sunset.
As I spoke with Executive Chef and CEO of The Newport Harbor Group, Casey Riley, he said, “They wanted to make the Castle Hill experience more accessible.”
Castle Hill, known for its fine dinning and special occasions, wanted a more approachable venue. Thus Castle Hill on the lawn was born.
Sit on the patio under an umbrella and choose from an elegant but simple menu. The menu is good all day long.
The menu, authored by chefs Jonathan Cambra, Bob Bankert and Karsten Hart, is limited but covers the spectrum from a New England Clam bake, native swordfish and bouillabaisse to Hereford beef and Murray’s chicken.
New England clam chowder, the Castle Hill seafood plate, Narragansett cheeses, fresh greens, lobster roll, and a fresh fish wrap are also available. Their raw bar is also amazing with native littleneck clams and oysters.
The surf and turf burger sounds intriguing—locally raised beef and Maine lobster with herbed butter.
The drinks are refreshing, not sweet, such as a cucumber mojito or a dark and stormy(ginger beer and rum).
- Castle Hill is located at 590 Ocean Ave , Newport , RI 02840. The number is 401-849-3800.
- The Castle Hill website has its most up-to-date seasonal hours and more details about dining on the lawn.
- The current Lawn Menu may be viewed in the image gallery above.