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The Lawn

An Al Fresco Dining Experience

Savor New England coastal specialties at The Lawn, featuring unparalleled views of Narragansett Bay and beloved as one of the most enjoyable Newport restaurants on the water. In warmer months, alfresco dining is offered on our terraces overlooking the rolling lawn. As fall and winter approach, we offer the same casual, a la carte menu indoors in the comfort of the main Agassiz Mansion. For decades, locals and visitors alike have savored our take on regional cuisine, fresh seafood and cocktails that evolve with the seasons.

Indoor and Outdoor Dining: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM daily
The Terrace Bar: 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM daily

Chicken dish with sauce garnish next to beverages on top of wooden table at Castle Hill Inn in Newport, RI

A Seat on the Sea

What better way to enjoy the expansive sea views and serene setting of Castle Hill Inn than from an iconic Adirondack chair on the lawn? The Inn does not take reservations for the chairs, yet there is a capacity limit. Once that capacity is reached, new arriving guests will be directed to return at a later time or on another day. We expect this capacity to be reached frequently on weekends and advise guests to have backup plans before venturing this direction in a shared-car service or other transportation service.

Adirondack Bar
We invite you to treat The Lawn as your own beautiful backyard. Care for a gin and tonic on a warm, sunny day? Simply stroll up to the intimate Adirondack Bar for the refreshing cocktail of your choice, then return to the best seat on the lawn to relax in front of sparkling Narragansett Bay. It’s sheer summer bliss. The walk-up bar is open seasonally from 11:30 AM – 6:30 PM.

Terrace Bar
Sit and linger at The Terrace Bar, where the view is spectacular and the food and drinks always flowing. Order from The Lawn menu, with all the sips and bites you might be craving, from blood orange Bellinis and brandied apple cider, to native oysters and grilled flat-iron steak.

Table with dishes and glassware under umbrella at Castle Hill Inn in Newport, RI


In the warm summer months, lunch on little gem Caesar salad with butter-fried croutons and classic New England lobster rolls. In the cooler season, indulge in a hearty kale and grain salad alongside chicken parmigiana with local mozzarella or seared salmon, cooked to perfection. Finish your meal with fresh sorbet or an apple blondie skillet with apple cider ice cream.