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Aspire Seasonal Kitchen
Aspire Seasonal Kitchen

Aspire Seasonal Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aspireseasonalkitchen.com
  • Phone: (401) 521-3333
  • Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week! Breakfast from 7am to 10am. Brunch from 10:30am to 2pm, Saturday and Sunday. Dinner from 4pm to 9pm on Sundays and from 5pm to 10pm Monday thru Thursday. Friday and Saturday nights we serve dinner from 5pm to 11pm. A-Bar Lounge is open 7 days a week until Midnight!
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Jori Rieben
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Private wine room is perfect for parties, meetings or dinners for up to 50 people.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Wine Room accommodates up to 50 people, Executive Boardroom for up to 14 people, two meeting rooms and the outside terrace and park for up to 200 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Rhonda English (401) 861-8000 x105
  • Entertainment: Live music every Friday (Joe Potenza Quartet from 7:30- 11:30pm) & Saturday night (changing roster of area's best local talent from 8:30- 11:30pm)
  • Special Events & Promotions: Weekday Wineday- downtown's BEST after work deal! 1/2 price apps and select wine. Weekday nights from 5-7pm (offer not valid on PPAC show nights)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mathewson Street
  • Public Transit: Taxis, Bus, and Train close by.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking!
A word from Aspire Seasonal Kitchen
Aspire Seasonal Kitchen was voted the Best New Restaurant in Rhode Island, by readers of The Phoenix Magazine for 2009. Casual dining, courtyard dining, and a Private Wine Room all add to the experience. Our venue offer contemporary American food with a special emphasis on inventive preparations of ethnic Rhode Island. Aspire offers one of a kind selections of appetizers, steaks and seafood, while the A-bar, Voted the best Restaurant Lounge by the Providence Phoenix, is a beacon for lounge aficionados, boasting an irresistible bar and cocktail menu. Inviting menus complemented by a global wine list and gracious staff all contribute to the elegant, relaxing surroundings that exceed even the highest expectations. Aspire Seasonal Kitchen and A-Bar are located in the heart of downtown and offer complimentary valet parking for all diners. One block from the Providence Performing Arts Center and a quick walk to Trinity, Aspire Seasonal Kitchen is the perfect choice for Theater goers. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was really great, but the service was just bizarre and not very good. In their defense it was a busy night, but it definitely threw our experience off."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My daughter and I decided to go here for lunch during Restaurant Week. We hadn't eaten downtown in a while so thought it would be a nice change. We sat outside because the day was lovely, thus the noise level and ambiance ratings. Inside would have been 5 stars. Our choice. the food was delicious but it took us 30 minutes for our first course...as the food arrived at the correct temperature this may have been a kitchen issue. Our waiter didn't check back or explain. All in all for a "quick" lunch from the set menu we were there an hour and a half. Not acceptable for lunch. Although the bus person kept our water glasses full, the waiter never asked if we would like another cocktail or something else to drink. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Just a disclosure - we went for Restaurant Week. Pluses: Wine List=Excellent; Service=Attentive & thorough but not pushy, gave good recommendations Cons: Food was good & well-prepared but not unique; pricy for non-restaurant week; pretty much like every other high end restaurant in Providence; when you're that close to Atwells, you really need to bring it on the desserts!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "When we arrived we were seated in the dining area next to the bar. It was very noisy, so we requested a quieter table. The other room was much quieter. The service was attentive, the food was excellent; the quinoa rissoto was excellent, as was the salmon. The free valet parking during the show at PPAC was a bonus, and our car was ready when we got out. Altogether an excellent choice."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We had a great time having dinner at this restaurant! While some of the other restaurants in the area were too full to fit us, this one was able to accommodate a group of 6 on a Saturday night. We were very pleased that the atmosphere was peaceful indoors but we could also hear and see the band playing outside on the patio. We were able to get up and down throughout dinner to go outside and hear some music and the waiters were not annoyed with this at all. Food was delicious and unigue, appetizers were fantastic, and dessert was fun too. Definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a great dinner spot!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We were guests at the hotel and enjoyed a Sunday brunch at Aspire. The food was very good and reasonably priced for fine dining. We sat outside next to a small park-like area near a historic church. It was very charming and a perfect summer brunch. The only problem of note was that the park benches had 3 homeless people sitting and smoking. Obviously that detracted from the view and the smoke was also disturbing. I don't know if the hotel owns the park area, but they definitely need to do something to keep that spot clean and pleasant. Hopefully this review will help."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "tables were well spaced and allowed us to enjoy our meal. They had live music which was a bit loud - we had to shout to each other at point, but the food and service was good and they were able to seat us even though they lost out OT reservation."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The drinks were over-priced for what they were. The cocktail list may have had 7 or 8 specialty cocktails, but they couldn't make the first three my date selected because they were out of some ingredients. The one she ended up with was just okay. My Manhattan was fine, but I'd rather have drinks down the street at the Dorrance. We had the pork belly, pulled pork pizza, calamari, and beet salad. The pork belly was very good, but the portions seemed small even for a small plate. The other dishes didn't wow us, but they were certainly tasty enough to take home. Despite hearing of poor service, the serving staff was very attentive and accommodating. The patio is beautiful. We were there on a slow Thursday night."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great decor and service! Food was excellent but limited menu. Very quiet atmosphere with few other diners....recommend going later in the evening if you want some activity/others dining."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great downtown setting in a park. Was there for breakfast 2 mornings during the past week. Everyone in my party liked the food - well prepared, eye appealing plating. Wait staff was friendly. The big problem for my two visits was the slowness for getting the food after the order and getting the bill paid. Good place for a leisurely breakfast."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had such slow service and the food was subpar. I really enjoyed my meal (roasted chicken) but the three other patrons I was with were extremely dissatisfied with the lack of quality of theirs (a flimsy caprese salad with chicken, overcooked burger, and average club). It was a whole *hour* before our waiter came over to ask if we wanted another drink (and that was primarily because I waved him over after noticing him not even looking his way at our table)."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was Great, Jazz Band was a nice added touch to the Beautiful Xcenic Outdoor Dining, Friendly Crowd in Park like setting with great view of sky & stars make this a worth traveling into the downtown area for dinner or even just for drinks Al-fresco. Confusion on our Server & Service was a bit concerning but in the end I would reccommend it as well as return to for another tryout. Tip - Avoid Busy PPAC & DDC event nights as nearby parking can be at a Premium."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "What Aspire has going for it is its outdoor seating, at least in nice weather. If it were not for that, my spouse and I would not return, even though the food was very good. The service was all around terrible, from the person who was supposed to be at the podium waiting to seat guests (she was wandering around, and was also very unprofessionally dressed), to the maitre d' (I believe) who wandered around as well but was inattentive. The server was nice but very harried. She forget to bring one of the items we ordered, took forever to bring us our check and then to pick it back up. No one was checking to see if we needed more water. But: it was lovely to sit outside on a beautiful spring day, eating food that was quite tasty."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had a reservation for 8 at 8pm. Upon arrival was given the choice of dining inside or out, and table was immediately prepared. Food was very good, wait staff was excellent and attentive."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Made reservations for dinner before going to a show at the PPAC. From the moment of arrival and meeting the Valet - they were very personable. We were 30 minutes late for our reservations and still welcomed with a great big smile and a "no need to apologize - we are glad you made it and your safe". the food was fabulous and the service great!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Adherent to (part of) hotel providence but is much better than typical hotel resterraunt. There with party of five. Service was very good and attentive (definitely above average). They moved our table because of noise from bar (band playing) to other end of resteraunt. Most of food was local and was fresh and tasted very good. We had bollegnaise; steak; scallops and gnocchi. Everyone like their food but none raved about it. Among the many excellent resteraunts in providence this is definitely in top 25 but not in top 10. Price was high but not outrageous. Definilty worth a revisit. The outdoor patio is beautiful and bar also looks like worth a few visits. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Aspire has always been a favorite of ours. Even though we no longer live in Rhode Island, we usually always stop by Aspire for a meal. The restaurant and bar space are very nice and comfortable. We had lunch this last visit and the crab cakes were wonderful. We will return whenever we are in Providence."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Ordinary food for this price range. Not worth the money. 2 of us had the lobster pasta and the pasta was gluey and the de Shelley's lobster claw had the cartilage left on and we bit into it. Pasta bolognese was ordinary. Ice tea was cooled tea with no ice. Rolls had been left in drawer so long that they were hard and barely chewable. The rolls were bland wheat and bland white. with such a wonderful Italian community in Providence it should not be hard to put out fresh baked Italian bread or other decent fresh bread. We had much better food for same price or less up on federal hill or at cappricio's. Don't go to this restaurant. Waiter was polite, but didn't seem used to serving things other than drinks, but he was nice. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Very good, inventive and attractively presented food. Went here on a Friday and they had a very good live Jazz band. Service is friendly and enthusiastic but needs training. Wine list good, not "award winning" and pricey for the quality. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Great food and atmosphere, dining inside or outside. You get enough food to be satisfied. Plus, the Wait Staff is exceptional. Pick your time, make your reservations and have a terrific well cooked meal. Then, take a romantic walk and check out Providence!! Also recommended. Back soon to Aspire to hear some unbeatable free jazz on Fridays. Recommended."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner at Aspire to celebrate our son's graduation from PC. The food was delicious and the restaurant is beautiful. Everything was great except for the table size, which was too big. We were so spread out that it was hard to converse. The table was right in front of the booths, which was also a little awkward ... more for them than for us. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The blue salad was good, but had only a couple pieces "Blue"cheese. I had the lobster and was very good. My husband ordered the salmon med rare and came out well done to say the least. He sent back and even the second time was better but still not medium rare . They were very accomidiating and did remove from bill with desert on them. This was first time here and would try again maybe at a later point. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "20 minute wait for a drink with 2 other people in the bar. Seat right next to the loud band-had to be moved. Chicken was unedible other food was passable. Will not return for dinner."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We stayed at the hotel and I made reservations in advance on a night we attended a show. The mood was wonderful and romantic. We dined at 5 PM and the restaurant was basically ours for a while. The food and service was awesome. we had a wonderful time and would recommend it to anyone. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Very convenient to the theatre. Food was above average and reasonably priced. Service was pleasant but very slow. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The service was terrible. My husband and I went to Aspire for dinner before a show at PPAC. Thank goodness we were early for our reservation, because we were there for 1 1/2 hrs and almost missed the show. Not only was the service slow, but there were stupid things that just set us off. For instance, clearing away our silverware after the salad, then delivering our dinner without silverware and just walking away. I ordered a cappuccino with my desert, but my cappuccino came after I was finished with dessert, when we were trying to leave the restaurant for the show. The food was good, but I will never go there again."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "To be open I need to say I have been here several times and have written glowing reviews. Saturday was an exception to the norm. First the butternut soup my wife ordered was delivered cold, not just cold but solid as if it had just been taken out of the refrigerator. Our waitress served it and when my wife questioned the temperature the waitress said, "Oh yes, it supposed to be hot."My first reaction was to question how she did not know it was cold when she picked up the dish. After the food was served she did not come and ask how it was did we need anything and so on. I would have asked why my lobster, for $30.00, was only a half lobster. In my experience, lobsters come with two claws and a full tail, not one claw and half a tail."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had a reservation before a show at PPAC. The valet parking was great. The Theatre Fixed Price Menu was tasty with enough different choices on it. My only complaint was the location of our seat near an emergency exit that people in the bar kept using to go out and smoke or talk on their phones. Every time they opened the door, the cold swept in so I couldn't take off my coat to eat. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Went to Aspire before the theater. Great place to go!!! We had drinks at the bar first. The bartender was great and made a perfect cosmopolitan. In the dining room, our waitress was very attentive and the food was delicious. The truffle fries were the best I've had anywhere. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "If you are going to PPAC, you cannot beat the deal at Aspire. Pre-show menu, free parking and a short two block walk to the theater. Food is good to very good, nice ambience and accommodating service."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "very convenient pre-theater since you can leave your car with the valet."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We were going to a show at the PPAC and Aspire is on their list of recommended restaurants. We ordered from their pre-fixe Theater Menu. $38 for three courses. The food was very good. All well seasoned and took advantage of seasonal availability. The waitress came out to apologize for the entrees being late and asked if we wanted to rush dessert or come back after the show. We assumed the theater menu was the way to go because they'd know how to get the timing right to get us to the show. We ended up coming back and it worked out fine, but had we not had the time after, I would have been miffed. She did apologize, but it also sounded like this may not be the first time it happened. They had a backup plan in hand."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Nothing was right with the dinner we had last night. The restaurant is very pretty. we were seated on the bar side near a window. It took quite some time before our server came over and when she did she explained that she ws also working in the dining room on the other side of the restaurant. She took drink orders. They never came. When she returned ( after we had our salads) she told us they couldn't make the drinks we ordered. We ordered something else which took anther 15 minutes. The Caesar salad was much too garlicky. My steak, ordered rare, was medium at best. Frites were too salty. we ordered wine with our dinners, which came when we wee done. Cheesecake was so so and the crème brulee more like pudding. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We had a horrible meal here last summer. I forgot the name and we accidentally came back with another couple! It was even worse this time!! Upon opening they were out of vegetarian entree and soup, meals tasted terrible and pork was overcooked. Waitress could not even remember which one of us had food allergies. She was so uneducated about menu she didn't even know they had camomile tea. Music in bar was loud & bad, and they gave us a hard time about moving us to empty dining room!! We have no idea how Aspire is still open!!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great place to go when you are going to PPAC. In addition to great place to eat, you can park your car for the evening until after the show"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I have dined at Aspire numerous times and it never disappoints. This is a great place to dine prior to a show at PPAC as it's within walking distance and you can valet park for the show. At our latest visit, our server was excellent and very attentive. The staff was friendly and courteous when we arrived and we were seated earlier than our reservation. The menu is smaller compared to other places, but there is still a variety to choose from. The food was very good and we will definitely come back!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I surprised my boyfriend with tickets to Book of Mormon. I am not from the area, and found Aspire online and made reservations. Very glad I did! It was the perfect romantic dinner to lead into a night at the theater. For us, it was great for a special occasion. I had the duck and have been dreaming about it ever since!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The Host,Waiter,Staff and Food were all great. It's a great Show night deal. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Great restaurant for breakfast lunch or dinner. Nice bar and outdoor patio. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "This is a place listed as go to prior to PPAC show and I agree. Valet parking and leave your car until after the show for no extra charge. They have a good theatre menu that is reasonably priced with good choices. We enjoyed all three courses. Wait staff were quick and attentive. We would definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/2/2014