2 Paul's
2 Paul's

2 Paul's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://2paulscitygrille.com/
  • Phone: (401) 228-7285
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 12:00am
    Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm

    Kitchen Hours
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    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday 2:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Paul Shire
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: we will make arrangements for large parties
  • Private Party Contact: Chef Paul 4012287285x
  • Entertainment: Karaoke on Thursday, trivia on Friday, live music on Saturday

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pawtucket Avenue
  • Public Transit: Taunton NS N Broadway
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: plenty of off street parking
A word from 2 Paul's
2 Pauls City Grille located at 315 Waterman Ave in East Providence is known for its neighborhood comfort cuisine. Diners can choose from a wide selection of cooked to order entrees, salads and appetizers. Our ingredients are the freshest and the best quality available to us. We offer a famous a la carte brunch on Sunday mornings. Daily specials are available at the bar and in our dining room. We also have late night entertainment Friday and Saturday.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
2 Paul's reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (21)fit for foodies (12)good for groups (11)special occasion (6)vibrant bar scene (5)romantic (3)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food and atmosphere were great, definitely going back. Nice that the owner came and introduced himself to us.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice restaurant
    JackStorin
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I thought the stuffed mushrooms were kind of pricey. 12.00 for 6 very small mushrooms but other than that it was a very good dining experience. I would never consider ordering meatloaf on a Sat. night dinner but that's exactly what I ordered and it was terrific. My significant other had clams over linguine and she said hers was good as well.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening!
    Fred
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Nice spot for 6 of us to enjoy conversation. Great music, but not loud. 5 of 6 people loved their meals. My meatloaf was ok. I was disappointed that they had run out of prime rib and Sam Adam's Lager at 7:30 on a Saturday night. Everyone else's night went great. We'd definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthdayclub
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The food was great! They accommodated a large group. We really enjoyed the evening. We would definitely go again. We highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Excellent service
    Beachy
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Nice find! Our son had a gift card so we decided to give it a try and were very happy we did. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by our hostess who returned to our table a few times during the meal to see how we were doing. Fall decor made for a comfy atmosphere on the chilly Halloween evening. Our server, Alyson, was very friendly and efficient, explaining all specials to us and recommending delicious chocolate cake for dessert. We'll definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    Ginny
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We were visiting Brown University for family weekend and needed a spot for a large party--friends and parents wanting to dine together! 2 Paul's accommodated our last-minute request very cordially. It was very easy to get to the restaurant--a quick trip outside of the center of the campus. The food was fresh and delicious with the prime rib in particular a favorite of the evening. Our server split our checks without us even having to make the request which was extremely helpful. We are sure to return on another trip to Providence.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So tasty!
    Coolwater
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    2 Paul's has been in E. Providence for a while now. And i'm happy to say that i finally made it there. The food was very good and worth the asking price. The chef and manager both came out to ask us how our meals were. We had calamari to start. It was the standard light crispy breading, tossed with peppers. But it had the right amount of heat, and was not a pre-tossed soggy mess. Calamari done right! I had Steak frites. I ate every single last bite. Usually i'm not a fan of those fancy lettuces, as i find them bitter. Not this time. I ate the whole thing. Even the fries were tasty and had the perfect amount of salt on them. My wife had a stuffed chicken dish with risotto. I tried some, it was just as good as my dish. Very good all around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We'll be back again
    BobJr
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This was our first visit. Excellent food and service. We will come again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TravellerVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Gabrielle was great!. Nice brunch. Great sweetbread cinnamon toast!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Muncho1VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Paul Shire back, great! Reminds me of the original Down City Dinner. You gotta try this place. Great food, reasonable prices. Usually steak frites is just s few slices of hanger steak. This was a nice piece of sirloin cooked to perfection, with hand cut fries. Will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 2 Paul's was great!!
    General
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I were looking for a new dining experience and 2 Paul's was great. The food and service were great. Plenty of good menu choices. We also enjoyed the live music very much on 9/13.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paul's Back!!!
    Goagain
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great to have Paul Shire BACK! He lives and loves cooking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tzam15
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have been to 2Paul's at least once a month for the last year. The food is always outstanding and the service is very good. We will continue to visit the restaurant and recommend it to our family and friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    6 of us had dinner here last Saturday. Food was awesome. Try the Eggplant cakes appetizer. They were recommended to us. They are amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Good Meal at 2 Pauls
    LeeLa
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is a favorite 'go to' spot. The food is interesting and always good. Also, great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 Paul's Has Gotten a Bad Rap
    Atasteforfood
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I found this restaurant via a search for restaurants in East Providence, and I was surprised when we got right in on a Friday (there were 7 of us). But the food was terrific. We had the spicy calamari for an appetizer. Two of us had the steak tenderloin tip special ("Oh my God, this is so good," one person said at first bite), two of us had the fish and chips special (VERY generous portion of crispy haddock and fries, with a free cup of a very tasty New England clam chowder), one person had ravioli, one a beautiful salmon, and the last person had tuna, I believe. We all ate so much of our main courses and the appetizer, we had no room for dessert. Finally, after dinner, it was Karaoke night. Fun!! We'll go back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 52 reviews are from the 2 Paul's reviews archive.
  • Great find
    The3Buddies
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Two friends and I get together every month for dinner and we like to try different restaurants. Our favorites are frequent repeats. 2 Pauls will definitely be on our repeat list. The food was delicious. They had extended Restaurant Week and accommodated the three of us under the special pricing. Our server was very efficient and personable. And on the way out we met Paul Shire and we were able to express our accolades to him personally.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Meal
    LeeLa
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We are semi-regulars at 2 Pauls and dined here on Saturday night. We were a group of 5 and we each enjoyed our meals very much, Great selection, great and fresh ingredients, interesting food combinations and presentations. what more can I say?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will go again
    Time2eat
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent food! Ended up eating everything because it was so good. Service was phenomenal. One of the best waitress's I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    There was a very friendly, helpful staff who accommodated our large group easily. The crab cakes, sweet potato fries and calamari were tasty and the house red wine was a quality bargain.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Everything was great food and service Terrific Michelle was very fiendly
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Dinner!
    JazzyMike
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We decided to try 2 Paul's during a Restaurant Week promotion and were pleasantly surprised. The food and atmosphere were great. Our server Michele was fantastic ... attentive and friendly. A jazz trio played in the background. Would definitely recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food choices were varied and our choices were delicious and cooked to our preferences. Our waitress was friendly and competent. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dinner for Four
    RayMike
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Went to 2 Pauls with friends from Brookline, during Providence Restaurant Week, out first experience dining here and were very satisfied with our meals. Selection from the menu, which surprisingly was their regular menu, very unusual for Restaurant Week. The Spinach Quesadilla was a welcome surprise. WE were all very pleased and satisfied with our selections for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food always excellent
    FridayVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    One if my fav restaurants that are local. I has a grilled pork with mash and a very rich gravy and hubby had the cod with shrimp.,,i knew he found his a little oily. There is a menu with a lot of dishes at $10.00. There was not a lot of people in, but it was on a Tuesday..I hope that they are doing well as I love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    FridayVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Waiter did not offer us bread, and when I was finished he took my food and put it into a container right in front of me. Usually, they take the plate out back and do that......otherwise excellent food, I had the pork..amazing. The food is right up there with any "top" restaurant in the state...looking forward to going back often.
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  • Great for Brunch!
    Jeatsout
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We visited for Father's Day and the food was great!! Generous portions and everyone in our party of six enjoyed their selection!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    FridayVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    As usual had a great meal. I had the meatloaf and hubby had the short ribs, large portions, great flavor and cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unexpected!
    keness
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We wanted a restaurant with a varied selection for our picky eaters, but were pleasantly surprised at how good everything was, starting with the focaccia bread and fresh hummus (can we have some more, please!). The beef kabobs with fresh veggies and tzaziki were a real treat, as was the substantial salad with fresh tuna and the homemade soup. Portion sizes were substantial, even for some substantial eaters. Service was great -- helpful, knowledgeable and friendly, and attentive even as things started getting pretty busy. Only regret -- we ran out of time to try their dessert menu, which looked scrumptious. Next time, definitely!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Surprise
    mindee
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The place wasn't very busy but it was very noisy. The food was however unexpectedly good - had the kabobs (chicken and beef) both were well seasoned and cooked - very tasty :) A bit pricey - expect to spend about $100 for dinner for two with cocktails.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great!
    Charlie
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We have been to 2 Paul's on several occasions and the food is consistently great. There never seems to be a crowd there, so it is very quiet. This place is definitely worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 2 Paul's
    Xtreme
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Met Paul the owner at the restaurant great personality and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Meal!
    LeeLa
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    2 Pauls's consistently provides a great meal, excellent service and a very pleasant environment. Lots of interesting choices and ample portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 2 Paul's 2 Good!
    PamR
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We visited 2 Paul's on a Saturday after visiting my daughter at PC. It was fantastic! Our waiter, the hostess, the owner...all super nice! The bread was fresh out of the oven and delicious served with hummus. The polenta fries were so good and the calamari app was huge and some of the best I've had. There was a prime rib special which was very good, the salmon delicious and the chicken Parmesan was HUGE! As good as the food was, the people were better. We had mentioned that we were celebrating a birthday and without asking we were brought a delicious brownie sundae complete with candles and singing! Great spot, we will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • :). :). :)
    GrammaRae
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    20 years ago we loved Paul's food at Downcity...were there weekly. Then we followed him tomOak...were there monthly. Now we are excited to find 2 Paul's. Same amazing food. Some updates. Polenta Fries and Paultumbucca were wonderful, have over Paparadelle! we're wonderful surprises and old standbys Meatloaf and the best Bread Pudding around brought us back to one of our first meals many years ago. Nice guitarist it he night we were there. Only negative...not liking the paper table covers. Wonderful night.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This restaurant is very enjoyable.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This restaurant is very enjoyable. Their cocktails are excellent; the menu has a variety of offerings and there are always interesting specials. Food is delicious and the servers are very accommodating. Overall value is very good. 2 Paul's is not only worth a visit but repeat visits as well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining in East Providence, RI
    LeeLa
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Overall 2 Paul's is a great find. The food and food choices are very good, as is the service. The attitude is pleasant and customer focused. We were there on a fairly busy night but the noise level was very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extra Friendly
    riseNdine
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I dined here on a Saturday night with a group of 4, its a cute little spot with a nice ambiance. For a group of twenty - somethings, we were probably some of the younger ones there but it didn't bother us much since we were looking for a relaxing evening. We ended up using a Groupon which we felt ended up being a good deal (steaks are a $5 upcharge fyi). The food was good...I can't say it was 5 star but it was decent enough for us to consider coming back. The drinks were excellent (I'd definitely recommend the 2pauls punch) and the staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. They were super attentive and made sure out experience was a good one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 6 yr anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    My wife and I tried this place out for our 6 yr anniversary and were impressed. We both ordered chicken Parmesan. The dish was quickly served (within 20 minutes) and we were surprised at the portion. It was generous to say the least. The chicken 3/4 plate length, the breading was unique and a delightful surprise over the basic breading you find almost everywhere. Overall it was a pleasant experience. I was looking to possibly get some cognac for an after meal treat but decided to pass because they only had VS on the list and I without question prefer at least a vsop. I look forward to trying more menu items in the future.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Veal dishes
    ThomasVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Personal friendly staff. Great food. Love the appetizers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.