Chapel Grille
Chapel Grille

Chapel Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chapelgrilleri.com/
  • Phone: (401) 944-4900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Tues
    11:00 am - 9:00 pm

    Weds - Thurs
    11:00 am - 10:00 pm

    Fri - Sat
    11:00 am - 11:00 pm

    Sun
    10:00 am - 9:00 pm



  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Mediterranean, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Tim Kelly
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Chapel Grille
Nestled within a hilltop village, Chapel Grille is the crown jewel of Rhode Island’s restaurant scene. Relax on their terrace overlooking stunning panoramic horizon views, sunset-washed Providence skyline and the beautifully lit bridges at dusk. Featuring hearth style cuisine and a Mediterranean Italian influenced menu focusing on locally foraged ingredients prepared with care and served with ceremony. Watch your pizza being fired in their woodstone hearth oven while enjoying a glass of wine in the soaring cathedral bar or cozy up by the fireplace for a dining experience second to none.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Chapel Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
203 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (137)romantic (111)fit for foodies (72)notable wine list (64)great for outdoor dining (60)good for groups (58)neighborhood gem (57)scenic view (53)vibrant bar scene (49)great for lunch (44)hot spot (34)great for brunch (26)late-night find (16)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Worth the Trip!
    Easter
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    So we actually traveled to this restaurant as we had seen it on Phantom Gourmet and it peaked our intereste. We are all in our 60's so at this point in our lives, we have been very lucky to have gone to some very nice places. All four of us rated this an awesome experience. From the waitstaff to the atmosphere and to the exquisite food. Soooooo worth the trip. We would have liked to have sat outside but the weather did not cooperated so we were nice and cozy next to the beautiful stone fireplace with the beautiful glass displays overhead. Wish it was closer to us, but we WILL make the trip again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Awesome wine list, loved the lamb chops and the steak and cake was a big hit with us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We went here are on whim.. Turned out to be an excellent choice.. The drinks, food, and atmosphere were perfect. We started with the Block Island Seafood platter. The Oysters, Clams, and Shrimps were fresh and delicious. After that, the 4 of us had a variety of dishes, each one was wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food, very slow service
    Nana2
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our food was delicious. We ordered the $30 special included appetizers, entree & dessert. However we & diners had to wait extremely long for our entrees. There must have been an issue,staffing problem in the kitchen. We were told by our server for over 30+ minutes repeatedly that our meal would be right out. Other diners were also repeatedly told that as well. Server was pleasant but did forget to give us our leftover package. We have dined here previously with no issues.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    Gypsy2Eat
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Beautiful atmosphere but that is unfortunately the best this restaurant has to offer. I ordered the Lobster ravioli which was good but I didn't remember until after I ate it that it was missing the baby spinach the menu said it came with. My husband ordered the Paella which the bartender raved about but he said it couldn't compare with the Paella (his top choice) from Spain or Hemenways (his 2nd favorite). It had too many olives and lemon wedges giving it a bitter taste. The dessert was a key lime tart that had a "rapberry sauce" which basically looked like spooned jelly dabbed on top. The service I will say was very good, almost too attentive though with too many different servers asking how we were doing. Not worth the money.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Apps!
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Enjoy an absolutely wonderful appetizer menu offered at half price Monday through Thursdays at the bar. The eggplant pizza was fantastic as were the fried vegetable platter ( I wanted a second one of those as it was rather small!)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 117 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 799 reviews are from the Chapel Grille reviews archive.
  • lpjw
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This was our first experience here at the Chapel Grille and although the service and food was good and it looked beautiful, we will not return due to the noise level. It was to us just way to noisy to enjoy our dinner. We had to speak above the noise to even talk to each other.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Evening!
    RIMom
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I have been to Chapel Grille several times, most recently on 7/25/14. The food and setting are excellent. I always try to sit outside where your under the night sky and warmed by the outdoor fire. The food is very good. Everyone in my party enjoyed their appetizers, meals and desserts (veal franchise/chicken paillard/bbq pizza/fettucine/calamari/steak frites). No complaints whatsoever. Our waiter, Mike truly made the night perfect. He was funny, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We never had to wait for anything. My previous visits to Chapel Grille were okay, but the service was subpar. This recent visit, with Mike as our waiter - was perfect!! I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • suefed26
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Both the food and service was outstanding. Chapel Grille is definitely on my list of restaurants to frequent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • remmy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    tremendous hostess and wait staff. absolutely wonderful food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Questionable ingredient
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Ordered the Lobster-Clam Chowder. First spoonful revealed warm soup with cold bits of "lobster." After viewing the lobster, it appeared more flat & stingy, like artificial lobster, rather than real lobster. Also odered the lobster ravioli and got real lobster chunks, as expected. Service staff handled the issue professionally and with care, taking the soup away and deducting it from the bill and even offering to get another appetizer at no charge, which we passed on. Have been here other times and never had a problem before. Remainer of our food was "Outstanding," as usual.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    Katy
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Tried for the first time Friday, and will definitely be back! Great food, great service, and lots of choices to pick from!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprised
    Stairman
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This place has been on our hit list for a while. With Restaurant Week it was a nice time to try. First, service and food were very good. The wine portion was small in comparsion to others. The veiw really was not great looking over to a parking lot but the tables where we sat outside were very nice.It was not dark yet but I bet it was nice when it was dark with just the outdoor fire place on. The menu was fair for the event. Good Choices. But when we checked out the regular menu I though it was at least 40% high overall if you added a couple of regular meals up. The bill was over $80.00 with tip. We each had a glass of wine with the meal. So this could have easliy been over $200.00 on a normal night with two drinks.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Bartending staff was not very attentive or friendly and it was not busy Disappointing as the bar is large with a great atmosphere
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    PaulD
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The family has been the 4-5 times for special celebrations and always been happy with the food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thoughtful and competent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The menu offers real alternatives and the preparation and service are so professional. Like the 4 olive oils provided with bread and the different ambiances offered in the bar and different dining areas too. Feel I have had a significant experience after a dinner at your restaurant. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Alex
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    When you first walk in you see a beautiful bar and an open kitchen with wood fire grille. The ambience and decor was delightful. I was always warned of the price but upon reviewing the menu I found the cost reasonable. That is until I actually tried my meal. The price I paid was a steal. The food and wine pairing was perfect. The service was above and beyond. I will be returning many more times.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my first time!
    Greatlook
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I came in with a group of 7 people, from the time the last person sat down before I ask for bread was too long! We did get a table visit from who I think was the manager she never introduce herself. I needed to ask for bread, and we got ONE basket, my server poured the wine for my wife and never gave it to her. I thought my wife's meal could had a better presentation then it did. Dinner took a long time, one member at our table got a fly in his food our sever said he was sorry but, I never so a manager and his food should have been comped.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chapel Grille - First Timer
    FoodLover26
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My wife and I had dinner with friends at the Chapel Grille last weekend. We try would recommend that everyone try it out. The food, service and ambiance were all top shelf! We look forward to going again. Also, it was an hour drive for us and well worth it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No third chance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The first time we dined here I ordered lamb chops medium rare. I was presented grey overdone chops, they were replaced with rare chops with all the fat attached , not very appetizing. We decided to give it another chance. " Grilled Idaho Trout lemon-mustard seed vinaigrette, asparagus, Yukon gold potato salad " This is what I ordered. I received a piece of fish burned black. I could not taste anything but ash. The vinaigrette was barely a drizzle on the plate. The waiter very politely ask what the problem was and I explained the problem. Then, the manager came to the table and attempted to tell me that it was supposed to be blackened . I am not a restaurant critic but that is certainly not what was described on the menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chapel Grille
    JudiQ8
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    A wonderful old chapel beautifully restored. Worth visiting just to see the building but the food and service were very good. Everyone was very welcoming.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salumi Me!
    CristyVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    LOVED the SALUMI BOARD - parma prosciutto, fennel salami, bresaola, reggiano parmesan, chef’s apricot moutarda, mediterranean olives. What a great way to start the meal!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    new menu no good waitress very pleasant but new nothing about menu and service was poor I don't think chef was on must be baseball hats cooking
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Value
    OutToLunch
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We went to Chapel Grille for lunch with a small group (6) to celebrate a work anniversary. The food and service were both great, and the bill was well within our corporate guidelines for a team lunch. Make sure you ask for the bread and oil sampler even if you are already having bread as part of a sandwich.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was very slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Our waiter was very nice but I think he had too many tables to oversee.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful building
    michelv
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Amazing historic chapel...they have done a fantastic job renovating it. The service was impeccable. The food was good....the calamari was not my favorite. I had a seafood dish with shrimp, clams, mussels, scallops and fish in a tomato broth, it was very good. Prices are pretty high but great place for a nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Overall great experience. Was a quiet night and service was attentive. Miss the small servings that are no longer on menu -first night of new menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • HopSingVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I have been here many times and have never been disappointed. I have tried many of the items on the menu which are always delivered fresh and well prepared. Great for a meeting or a night out. Great staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dining
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Very nice the wait for lunch was a little long, we arrived at 12:30 but did not get out of the restaurant until 2:30
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Loved it!
    JBC1
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I really enjoyed the chaple grille. It's beautiful and the food was fantastic. I can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • usguyz
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Chapel Grille. Our server John was personable and very knowledgeable about the menu items. He answered all of our questions. He was attentive but not pushy; which we appreciate. His assistant server Andrew was quick to refill the water glasses and offer assistance as well. Our meals were phenomenal. I told John I had never enjoyed a chicken dinner as much so that meal. The garlic Parmesan potatoes were amazing. I passed on the deserts but my husband raved about the peach bread pudding croissant. We have been telling family, friends and co-workers about you wonderful restaurant. I'm looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what happened???
    luveatingout1
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I normally love your Veal Polpetine and order every time I am there. This time, however, the meatballs were different. Not in a good way. I actually did not eat them. Not sure if the recipe has changed or the chef but please go back to your winning recipe!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Exterpeice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We had a great time. Very romantic for a date night for two parents looking to get away.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A RHODE ISLAND GEM
    FLORIDAJIM1
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Our first visit to this restaurant was recommended by many friends who know good food. The ambiance must be among the best in R.I. and the food matched the ambiance. The presentation, temperature and taste were all as they should be in a fine restaurant. Our server and her assistant were attentive, knowledgeable and welcoming. Definitely on our list for our next visit to RI.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great entrees
    TwelveLords
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Second time at this restaurant. EXCELLENT entrees. Apps and desserts are just O.K. Try to get seated in the bar or "infirmary" atrium. The middle dining room is pretty ho-hum.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Girls night out
    Anncams
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I have eaten at Chapel Grille about 5-6 times now. I have never had a bad meal and it is just stunning inside and out. The service is always slow so you cannot go there with the intention of leaving in an hour; it is a night out. The waiters are accommodating for allergy issues and are always pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time and will return
    Thanksgiving2013VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was our first time at the Chapel Grille. I had been concerned because of some of the Yelp reviews. However, we found the food and service very good and the restaurant has a very nice wine list. The view, of course, is beautiful. We ate too much but that was our choice. Next time, and we will go back, we will order from the Petites section: I'm looking forward to the Fra Diavlo. Prices were what we expected but then when we want an inexpensive meal we go to a Fast Food restaurant. Our only nit was that our table was a tad too small for 2 people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Fabulous
    Lovetoeatout
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    A favorite for any occasion, anytime. The staff is of the utmost professional. Food is superb.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • INCREDIBLE!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had two of the best entrees we've ever experienced (Beef Strogonoff and Lobster Ravioli). We shared the Burrata Caprese - amazing! We really enjoyed the bread and wine appetizer as well. No room for dessert - maybe next time. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We have always had great food at Chapel Grill but this past visit included great service as pleasant addition. Loved our visit there and will be sure to return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate