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Local 121
Local 121

Local 121 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.local121.com
  • Email: info@local121.com
  • Phone: (401) 274-2121
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Lunch:
    Tuesday - Friday: noon - 3:00pm



    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm



    TAPROOM
    12pm-1am, Monday - Thursday
    12pm-2am, Friday & Saturday
    10am-10pm - Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American
  • Executive Chef: Tyler Demora
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our "Speakeasy" is a private space for dinners, meetings and events that can accommodate up to 60 people. Please call or email with an inquiry for the space and to discuss needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Emily Carpentieri (401) 274-2121 x10
  • Entertainment: DJ Series Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10pm - close, Friday and Saturday 11pm - close. No cover, 21+.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mathewson St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We have complimentary valet parking from 5pm at the front entrance on Washington Street.
A word from Local 121
Local 121 believes that seasonal, regional, organic sustainable cuisine is not a trend - it is a method of creating beautiful, responsible, delicious dishes. By building relationships with local farmers and suppliers, we ensure not only that your food is fresh and healthful, but that it has been harvested in a way that pays respect to land and sea. When that food is combined with the exceptional efforts of local wineries and breweries, the result is a completely satisfying dining experience.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I went to Local 121 prior to going to the theater. We were seated promptly and the entrees arrived at adequate times so we did not miss the opening. The food was very good; my wife had two small plates that were adequate for her diet and I had a salad and pollack. We shared a dessert, Overall a very nice evening."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "This was our first date night in over 6 months and I am SO glad we selected Local 121. From the complimentary beet potato chip with homemade dressing, to the navajo fry bread, the charcuterie plate, the burger, the rabbit - it was all absolutely incredible. The flavors were so fresh that you could taste each individually. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Fantastic restaurant. Its a bit dark in there, but other than that we absolutely loved it."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The restaurant was a bit slow at the initial time we got there but picked up very quickly. The waitress was very attentive and helpful. The food also tasted great! I had the spicy masala and was a little surprised at the small portion and how fancy it was set up, but it was delicious!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "good food, decent service. eat at the outstanding bar. dining room is older crowd. everyone was slowly dying."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "What a disappointment this restaurant was. We were there for Sunday Brunch. The service was friendly but slow. When the food finally arrived it was disappointing: flat, hard, scrambled eggs. When I asked if this was how they were usually prepared the waitress said yes. The cubed vegetables: sweet potatoes, turnip and carrots? were alternately soft and hard and a poor accompaniment. The toast was late in coming - one slice each, and barely toasted. A mistake on one order wasn't rectified (sausage instead of kielbasa). As this was to have been a treat for our grand daughter who is a student in Providence we plowed through to dessert but didn't chance anything but the ice cream."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Loca 121 was one of the few places showing open tables this past Saturday night when we decided to go out last minute with friends. What a treat. The rabbit was incredible as was the quail. Food and ambiance were exceptional, service was good but not on par. No complaints, just not as amazing as everything else."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We arrived for a 5:00 reservation & entree arrived at 6:30; we did receive bread & our appetizer during this time. My appetizer was a root vegetable casserole which did not come in a casserole just a few spoonfuls of cubed vegetables on a plate; there were no nuts, dates and figs in the appetizer as it stated in the menu. When I finally got our server, she said that she was sorry that she did not see it since she did not deliver it; she brought a small plate with a little of each on it but at this point most of my appetizer was already eaten. I ordered the beet steak entree & when it came it was basically sliced beets with nothing on top with a spoonful of quinoa on the side. The beets were somehow very salty and the quinoa was very good."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Eaten here many times. The menu changes. But, everything is always wonderful. The hostess (Emily) along with our server (Emma) were both excellent. I have a gluten allergy, and they are very accomodating. Would strongly recommend 121 to anyone going to PPAC, Dunk, or Convention Center. Won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "From the moment we arrived, the atmosphere, staff, drinks, and food were all wonderful! You are tempted to try new combinations of flavors you probably never experienced, and you will not be disappointed! Hats off to the Chef! It was yummo..."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "After informing our server, Lindsay, that we had tickets to a show at the Providence Performing Arts Center, she took very good care of us. We had a wonderful relaxing meal, were not rushed at all and were out of there in plenty of time to walk the short distance to the show we were going to. My foie gras torchon appetizer was delicious as was my rabbit pappardelle main. Likewise, my wife thoroughly enjoyed her chestnut and mushroom salad (a special) and her open ravioli (vegetarian version) with sunchokes, black trumpet duxelle, winter truffle and ricotta. We will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The food was outstanding, the service appropriately attentive and knowledgeable, and the ambience conducive to to quiet conversation and enjoyment of the experience."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Local 121 is a short walk from Trinity Rep and the best pre-theater dinner option. Cool decor, with friendly and attentive service. Extensive wine selection, we each tried wine we had not had before, and both were great new discoveries. The only shortcoming of Local 121, in my opinion, is that the menu is somewhat limited in scope. However, both of us were extremely pleased with our entrees (try the Vermont Rabbit, with house pappardelle, prunes, bitter chocolate, rabbit demi-glace). I also recommend the creme brulee."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Wonderful evening. Delightful service from Emma and Chef Tyler is truly talented as every dish was marvelous"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner before Trinity Rep Friday evening and we were both a little disappointed in our second visit. The first time we came was last summer with friends and we both recall enjoying the food a great deal. This time, however, expect for the Panzanella salad, which was very tasty, we both felt it was kind of "eh." We'll probably choose another restaurant next time."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Great place. The server was a little cranky. But otherwise excellent experience. I would go back."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "For the price of the food, you can go to several much better restaurants. Do not waist your money here. The price and quality do not equal."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Really diverse and different menu. Two couples and we shared a lot of appetizers, got entrees, dessert, drinks and didn't get killed on the bill and didn't feel "over stuffed". Well done and we will be back."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Nice fresh ingredients in a beautiful setting. Creative menu, something for everyone, but mostly for the more adventurous palate. We loved it!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "If you like meat, do yourself a favor and order the charcuterie for your appetizer. My goodness it is a dazzling and thoughtful dish! It's the kind of plate that underscores the pride the chef takes in taking care of his guests (not to mention talent). Both our server and our food runner were attentive, friendly and knowledgeable, and I really liked the wine list (being partial to Napa wines, but liking New World wines as well as local wines, the list had a nice selection). I've been to Local 121 before and I will certainly return. It's one of my favorite Rhode Island restaurants."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I walked in and the ambience was very nice, the staff was friendly and helpful. The bar area is really nice and relaxed. We were a group o 5 got a nice booth table, everyone loved the food, the burger, squash, pollock and pasta. Overall a good experience will definitely go again!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We went for brunch before a matinée at the performing arts center. Super close! Just park once and walk. The food and service were wonderful!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Local 121 is always a pleasure. We stop here about once a month for lunch prior to PPAC and have a great fondness for their seasonal food and beverage menu. The service and food is always top notch. I can’t say enough good about this place. If you are on the fence, try this place!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "First time at this restaurant. Picked it for it's location near Trinity Rep Theater and Dunkin Donuts Center. What a find! Food was fantastic. My husband had the clam chowder and raved about it to many of his friends. And he is a chowder lover who makes his own so is not easily impressed. Love the complimentary little appetizer. Service was superb-waitress came by three time during main course to make sure all was well. Were going to a show after dinner but had plenty of time for coffee and dessert since the service was so fast."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Arrived for a 5:00 reservation and asked if we could have a quick drink at the bar and much to our surprise, they said we could. I had called earlier to see if we could arrive at 5:30 instead and was told absolutely not as they were fully booked. Seated at the bar, the bartender did everything except acknowledge us, let alone wait on us, There were 2 other parties at the bar. She crushed mint, set a table for a couple, settled a bill and made drinks for restaurant diners, before she acknowledged us. We actually considered leaving because of her service. When we were finally waited on, we took our bottle of wine to our table. Everything quickly turned around. Kala was fantastic, the food was exceptional, all at a reasonable price."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We went off-hours, so the low noise level might not be typical. Service was exceptionally attentive. Food was varied, tasty, beautifully presented. The room was small enough to feel intimate and peaceful with some tables in sofa-like alcoves, white tablecloths."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Convenient from the Providence Convention Center, this "neighborhood gem" features locally sourced dishes. It's a pretty good New American restaurant, and my potato soup and the housemade pasta were very tasty. The cod fritters were good, but I wasn't blown away. The bread was pretty tasty, too."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "The food was excellent, but the service left a lot to be desired. Do not go to this restaurant unless you want to sit around for a long time waiting for your food to arrive. Especially do not go to this restaurant if you have tickets to a play as the first act will be over by the time you finish your meal. We will never go to this restaurant again only because of the service that we experienced."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Some of the portions were meager in size and /or lacked vegetables. The desserts were creative and delicious."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We had a wonderful, sumptuous meal before attending the show at PPAC. The ambience, quality of food, service, and the proximity to PPAC made for a wonderful evening. We will be back!"
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "I've been fortunate to dine at 121 about 4 times now. Each time the ambiance is sophisticated, warm, and inviting. The food seems so carefully prepared. I am a vegetarian, and any veggie dish I've gotten has been creative, and extremely delicious. My carnivore companions devour their dishes with great delight also. Cocktails are perfect. Cheese plate was inspired. The other amazing part of this restaurant is the extremely good service. The staff somehow blends fine dining with warmth and friendliness. They are a joy to converse with, and you feel very well taken care of! It is truly worth every penny:-)."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "We had a wonderful dinner - the menu is interesting, they use mostly locally sourced foods, service was excellent, prices were reasonable, and the atmosphere is quite "posh" though comfortable. I had Spaghetti (homemade) with a Mushroom (local) Ragu and Veal Meatballs. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the ragu.... I wanted to lick the bowl! We did not have time to visit the bar side, but I look forward to returning to either side."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Enjoyed a nice dinner before phantom at PPAC. Our bartender was friendly for our before dinner cocktails. Our server was great. (Looked like Kirsten Dunst) Food was delicious (calamari, hangar steak, Brussel sprouts, rabbit and bass) and timed well to get us to show on time yet not feel rushed. We had a lovely time and would go again."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. It is in an ideal location. The food is good. The wait staff is excellent. A must if you are going to a show downtown. They also have a brand new menu that includes many of their specials. I do miss the scallops wrapped in bacon thou."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Old world, dark wood sumptuous feel. Staff very welcoming and attentive. Ordered calamari. Had to ask for lemon. Ordered RI black bass (2 men each had this), an orange-ginger laquered duck breast cooked medium, and a phyllo and kale crusted albacore tuna. Everything was cooked to perfection. No vege/carb included. Bass was 4-5 small pieces of fish. Tuna was better size and delicious. Duck was three pieces cooked perfectly at medium. So my only gripe would be that giving the eater a complimentary vegetable would be a great addition."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Food is delicious and perfectly prepared. Presentation was beautiful. Service is attentive and pleasant. We did not feel rushed. Local 121 is a great place to unwind."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "We enjoyed a great meal and cocktails enjoying a lovely interior. We will be back."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Somewhat eclectic, LOCAL121 delivers a really nice dining experience. The duck was fabulous, steak perfectly cooked and clam chowder beautifully prepared. Decor is a little odd, but otherwise very comfortable and very "warm". Nice wine list and very friendly service."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "Took my sister and niece here for lunch when I went to visit her at school. We started off with the clam chowder which was very flavorful and not too thick as it can sometimes be. Had fried calamari which were tender and delicious and for lunch I had the scallop dish, which was light, but the waitress had forewarned me. They were great, however, and I would get them again. Overall, wonderful ambiance, and very good food in the heart of Providence."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Came here our first night when we arrived. Food was delicious, we had the scallops as an appetizer, the pappardelle and braised beef as our main course. Only criticism was that the food was too salty for our taste, a comment we saw many times on reviews on yelp. Overall good experience!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Love this place! Food, ambiance and service is tops!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013