Very nice Mother's DayWe really enjoyed our Mother's Day brunch at Local 121. Our adult sons were both able to find food to suit their palates and my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our Eggs Benedict with locally cured ham. Service was very good - not rushed. Chairs were incredibly comfortable - a real plus. Tableware was very nice and the decor quite pleasing. Overall, a very positive experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFit for FoodiesWonderful food, relaxed, comfortable atmosphere, attentive service. We have eaten here twice recently. Both times the food was excellent. Excellent salads, both house and beet. Small plate mushroom tarte delicious. Bomster scallops perfectly done, nicely accompanied. Valrhona chocolate dessert delicious. The noise level was quiet to moderate depending on the day. In either case it was good enough for conversation.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Find!My wife and I went here for Mother's Day and loved the food...and I love food. Local 121 has some fresh, delicious, and eclectic choices. Their menu options are smaller, but it has a good mix of food types ranging from chicken and steak, to scallops, hake, and rabbit and what they do serve, they serve exceptionally well. We had an appetizer, two entrees, a bottle of organic Italian wine, and a dessert that cost $100. We go to pricier restaurants from time to time and are willing to spend the money if they deliver on the food, and Local 121 delivers in every way. The ambiance is great and very comfortable, and we happened to meet a celebrity that night to boot. Highly recommended!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall deliciousWe celebrated our Anniversary here ! Overall the food was very fresh, creative & delicious! would highly recommend the bean soup, scallops & ice cream terrine.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodWe had a visitor from out of town who wanted to try Local 121. We had a great experience. The asparagus plate was delicious. Portions were sized well and left room for dessert. I had the duck breast which was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Our visitor had the scallops which he said were great. My husband and our other guest had the linguine with sausage which both praised. The desserts were also wonderful. All in all a very good evening out.
The service was attentive but not over the top. The restaurant has comfortable chairs and a pleasant ambiance.
We originally had a reservation for 8 pm booked through open table. This was a little late for our jet-lagged visitor but the restaurant were able to seat us earlier which was very helpful.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for after PPACGreat spot for after the Theater. Great service. Loved the look of the place. Will be back.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the tripI have been wanting to dine here for over three years now. We live in Worcester but like to go to Prov. often. I had the best scallops I have ever eaten- perfectly cooked with a sweet and salty crust. I loved the citrus pieces cut into the potato puree- it was a pleasant tartness that made sense with the scallop and was unique with the starch. My husband had the duck breast and it was deliciously moist but not at all greasy. The portions were spot on- we are the majority of our meals feeling satisfied but not overly stuffed. My husband enjoys craft beers and though the list was small, he found a variety that suited his standards. I enjoyed the decor; it had a retro chic vibe that was both comfortably private and upscale.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a very nice experienceHad a very nice experience and look forward to going back. What a beautiful dining room they have. The service was excellent and the waiter was friendly and professional. Some of the food was overly salted.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat local spot for good foodFood was good and service was great. We came early and had drinks at the bar first which was alot of fun. I had flank steak, she had scallops for dinner.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat local findGreat local find! The food is very good, the service outstanding, and the atmosphere friendly.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways greatAs usual we had an excellent ,eal and service was wonderful. No negatives at all but bar/dining room can get loud.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSustaining Sustainably Great MealsLocal 121 continues to impress with a large selection of sustainably sourced local foods that make up a wonderfully diverse and tasty menu. I had the burger, which while a little more expensive than a comparable restaurants, was exceptionally well cooked and made for a great casual dinner. The Bumpster scallops are a must for anyone who enjoys fruits of the sea.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTook our foodie daughter forTook our foodie daughter for her 14th birthday and had a great night. All the food was delicious and the desserts put it over the top.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLocal 121 - wow!Local 121 is a real hidden gem in downtown Providence. Stepping into the restaurant feels like being transported back in time to an exclusive supper club. The downstairs bar mixes cocktails expertly and creatively. Service and food were quite good, duck entree really delicious, we saw our favorite Sonoma County Pinot on the wine list, a very small producer you see in restaurants only rarely, so that impressed us. Would go back gladly. Large party nearby was noisy until they left, after that the noise level was no issue.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there on a Tuesday night.Went there on a Tuesday night. Very quiet. Lovely room - very upscale looking. Bar looked like a good place for a cocktail. We had three small plates and one entree. The calamari were very tender, the mushroon/leek tart very tasty and piping hot, and the mussels were excellent. The hanger steak was good with great frites. Very reasonably priced wine list. Will definitely return when visiting Providence.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat value for money.Food was very well presented, a little bit eclectic and very reasonably priced, particularly for a downtown Providence restaurant. The decor is upscale and with the valet parking would make an ideal place for pre-theatre dinner. Date night with the wife was a success again!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was an absolutely sensationalThis was an absolutely sensational dining experience. I made a reservation here to celebrate a one year anniversary, and everything about the night exceeded my expectations. The food was delightful, light and tasty, and filled us up just the proper amount. The dessert was perhaps the best I have had in Providence; I would recommend the Ice Cream Terrine to anyone who likes pumpkin, and tell anyone else that they are wrong, and will love this dessert. This is a wonderful atmosphere for good conversation and a relaxing, romantic dinner.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter the reservation was great!Everything about the food at Local 121 was excellent; the wait staff, the apps, main and dessert were all perfect. Only downside was the staff kept having issue with our reservation; calling 3 times to confirm the reservation; the last time about 40 minutes prior to our reservation. Seemed like they were either inept, confused, or they weren't too happy that our reservation came from Open Table. It almost ruined an otherwise wonderful meal.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI was in Providence for workI was in Providence for work and Local 121 was recommended by a local friend and other conference attendees. The food was great and my server was friendly but not overbearing. I'd definitely go back.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were a bit uncertain howWe were a bit uncertain how many we'd be after a function half an hour away, and also, were running later than planned. I called ahead and they were able to accommodate us even though we were late, and might have more than expected. When we arrived, we were seated at a wonderful round table with high backed booth bench--which meant we were intimate, even though there were six of us, making it easy to speak to each other. Service was great, food wonderful. We like Local 121 as a place to bring guests after university functions.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMService was slow but friendly.Service was slow but friendly. Best eggs benedict I've ever had.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAttended for Easter Brunch.Attended for Easter Brunch. Service was a little slow - it took us a while to place orders and get water for the table. Food was excellent. The menu had a good variety of options and lots of specials. We ordered a Monte Cristo special and a fritatta (both were very tasty) and a danish (a little dry but otherwise good.) Prices were quite reasonable, especially considering the quality and variety of what we received. I would definitely consider going again.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time thereThis was our second time there and it didn't disappoint. The food was amazing, the atmosphere warm and inviting and the waitstaff friendly and talented. We don't get out for date night too often but when we're in Providence for a show (we were at PPAC for Lewis Black), Local 121 is our first choice!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were there on a FridayWe were there on a Friday night and the floor was vibrating underneath our feet. Was it the pipes? Was it a band downstairs? It was distracting and uncomfortable.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a marvelous restaurant!What a marvelous restaurant! Hidden in plain sight in the hip part of Providence (just steps from Trinity Rep), this was an amazing meal made wiht great care, using impeccable ingredients. A small room, softly lit, with a great feel. Menu was interesting takes on great Rhody hits - there were clams with chorizo, scallops, beet salad - preparation and presentation were flawless. Food was delicious. Wine list very well done - nice wines by the glass, so you could pair with courses. Charming place to which we will happily return.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to go on a date!I've been to Local 121 a few times and it has always been great. The food is tasty and the waiters are super nice and accommodating. I don't care for the pillar in the middle of the dining area, but that's it. Also the chairs are huge and comfortable.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoyed my dining experienceI enjoyed my dining experience at Local 121. We had a birthday dinner there, it was the perfect way to celebrate. The staff was very attentive, the Manager Emily is very nice and the food was delicious!1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM