Parkside Rotisserie & Bar
Parkside Rotisserie & Bar

Parkside Rotisserie & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.parksideprovidence.com/
  • Phone: 4013310003
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm (Closed on Sundays in the Summer)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Steven Davenport
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Catering: The Parkside is available for off-site events. Please e-mail Adam at parksideinfo@yahoo.com for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our back room is ideal for intimate parties under 40 guests. Please e-mail Adam at parksideinfo@yahoo.com for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Adam Vargulish 4013310003

Getting there

  • Cross Street: College Hill
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet service is offered Tuesday thru Sunday evenings beginning at 5pm. There is also on street parking.
A word from Parkside Rotisserie & Bar
The Parkside Rotisserie and Bar is a Manhattan-style bistro centrally located in the heart of Rhode Island"s capital city, Providence. One of the best restaurants in Providence since 1994. Serving lunch and dinner daily, the Parkside is surely a fantastic choice anytime. The Parkside offers a wide array of upbeat foods ranging from spicy crab cakes to grilled tenderloin and portobello salad. There are also several innovative pasta dishes as well as the Parkside's signature rotisserie meat items and daily specials. The Parkside's unique atmosphere is accented by an open kitchen where guests can enjoy watching our talented culinary staff prepare all of the enticing entrees found on the menu. Join us at the Parkside for a relaxing dining experience that is "casual elegance."
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Parkside Rotisserie & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (48)neighborhood gem (35)special occasion (24)vibrant bar scene (20)romantic (19)hot spot (15)notable wine list (14)good for groups (12)great for outdoor dining (12)great for lunch (10)scenic view (7)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Serendipity
    samziamVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    On a day trip from Boston, discovered Parkside on O/T and it was a delightful find. Food was well-prepared, inventive and first-rate. Service was a tad rough, but server was attentive and his recommendations spot-on. Unlike an increasing number of restaurants, the noise level was moderate and permitted easy conversation. Will look forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waterfire Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The additional tables outside expanded the normally loud restaurant to the street. Very convenient for a great meal and then a stroll along Waterfire.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for a large party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had 10 people in our party. We sat in the back room, which was full of other diners although we were away from the bar area. The service was excellent. We were moving slowly and the waitress was very attentive bringing us drinks and apps without pushing us. We received a few good recommendations for wine and food orders. 1 guage of a restaurant is the bread and it was excellent. The food was excellent - all hot, several different dishes, apps and main course, and all excellent. I ate the peking duck and it is served the way they prepare it in Bejing with the moo shu pancakes, hoisin sauce and vegetables. The halibut was a nice thick piece cooked to retain the moisture. Several people brought leftovers home. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LcPanaggVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Went on a whim. Great service! Great food! Prices were exceptionally reasonable. I am definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal...
    ZimmyVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had the octopus appetizer...best appetizer on Providence restaurant scene. Also had the steak simple grill. Terrific meal and a very fair value. Highly recommend you go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissatisfied on this evening
    Dailybread1
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Based on this evening only.. A busy Waterfire night, our waiter was not personable nor consistent in his service to us. Spoke fast and did not make much eye contact not ever even giving us his name. Our meals and appetizer were over cooked .. After speaking w manager to give our feedback he was sincerely apologetic and said the policy was to remove cost of meals even though we explained to him this was not our intention. We have eaten here prior to this night and enjoyed our meals. We may try again down the road.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food and Drinks
    CMC2
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We came here for my husband's birthday dinner out. We were looking for a spot close to Waterfire so we could see it after we ate. We were seated right away. The restaurant is cute and relaxed. Our server was very attentive and was able to promptly answer our questions about cocktails and the food. Appetizers were great - crab cakes were exceptional and loaded with crab and the dumblings were just as good. My husband ordered the pork minon which was amazing. I had a simple grilled steak that was cooked perfectly. It was noisy but we chalked it up to the large crowd and Waterfire - we could still have good conversation. Overall a great night out!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This restaurant was fantastic! Our reservations were for 6p and we had requested outside dining. We were seated on time and in a prime location. We were in Providence to attend the WaterFire and it was right across the street from Memorial Park. The food was terrific, three of us ordred the salmon off the Simple Grill menu and it was delicious. Service was great, we didn't feel rushed and afterwards we walked across the street to enjoy the waterfire. Highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cinike
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    this was our 4th year coming from Florida to RI and having dinner with you then attending the Waterfires. Look forward to coming every year!! The food is always delish and the service is perfect!! Love the atmosphere also. Love Parkside!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient for Waterfire
    DTraveler
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Good food & good location. Service started off good, but as the restaurant filled, became a bit frenetic. Two severs delivered the food to the table, but were not well coordinated with each other (leading to a falling steak knife which mercifully miss my leg).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant Evening
    zen4foodVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Our waiter,Adam , made the 4 of us feel as though we were the only ones in the restaurant. He was attentive, yet not overbearing. His suggestions were appreciated. The food as pleasing as ever. The rotisserie chicken is an all time favorite of mine...but the salmon was exceptional also. Dessert list small but special...molten chocolate and caramel custard were perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great!
    ZimmyVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Love the Parkside. Have reviewed many times. Just go...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waterfire dinner
    Dee1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Went here for dinner during waterfire with our inlaws who we're visiting from out of town. We've been quite a few times before and don't ever remember it being so noisy but attributed that to it being busy because of waterfire. Food was excellent as always but it took far too long for the food to come out. I like that this isn't a restaurant that rushes you but we've never waited this long for food here before, again they were busy because of waterfire so we understood. Our server was sweet and apologetic. Overall a good experience, not great as other times, but we will be back because waterfire night aside this is an exceptional place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    jacluvs2din
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I had high expectations for my first visit to Parkside; both from friends and the menu on-line. The drinks were great, the appetizers large and flavorful (streak tartar and Thai dumplings), the soup special (lobster bisque) started the huge let down of the rest of the meal. There was no lobster, the color was unattractive, and far to much sherry. For entries we went with specials - pan seared halibut and lobster tortellini. The halibut was significantly over cooked, very very bland, and even more dry (even with extra sauce)- too bad it was beautiful piece of fish. The tortellini more a ravioli were just plain bad; course in presentation, lacking flavor and surrounded with fishy tasting mussels. The Creeps tasted like a butter dish.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Choice for WaterFire Night
    MorselOfLove
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Most of the choices of meals at our table for six were quite delicious, but the lemon garlic chicken was unexceptional. Good fries, er, "pommes frites." I should have had the tenderloin salad, which I've had for lunch before and really liked. The menu is to my taste, cosmopolitan, but not effete. Now, I find it restrictive that on the review form my only choices for "noise level" are "quiet," "moderate" and "energetic." Hey, how about "too noisy"? Very loud in there, hard to hear or converse pleasantly and easily until later when the crowd thinned out. However, the location by the river is perfect if you are thinking of attending WaterFire afterward.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice dinner with friends
    esltchr65
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was the perfect place for a group of us to eat just before heading across the street to see Waterfire. The food is very good, leaning toward French, with some creative offerings, including some imaginative and delicious cocktails. The service was also very good, with enough wait staff so we didn't have to wait to ask for anything on a busy Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Before Waterfire
    madismom
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We're not familiar with restaurants in Providence and found Parkside on Open Table. It turned out to be in a convenient location for walking to Waterfire, the food was excellent and we enjoyed being able to sit outside, The restaurant was packed when we arrived but we were greeted and seated immediately. Our waiter was a bit distracted but placed our order promptly and the timing of the food delivery was well paced. We had a light meal-- dumplings, crab cakes, a Caesar salad and a Cobb salad. Everything was fresh and tasty. We'll return to Parkside when we next visit Providence.(Please note, the noice level was moderate because we were sitting outside.)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food and wine.
    Girlrunner46
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Girls night out. The food and wine was very good would definitely dine there again
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Restaurant!
    jbink1224
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Everything about Parkside was fantastic! The food was amazing, and came out quickly, and the service was outstanding. Most importantly, the ambience was so perfect! I recommend this restaurant highly. The Apple Crisp dessert was amazing as well!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Vibe
    satisfiedVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Super friendly bar and waitstaff. Host and hostess spot opn with seating people during the rush. Great specials Always a blast before and after Waterfire
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner
    Heidi0630
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a wonderful birthday dinner here. The food was fabulous and the service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent menu. Nice vibe and room felt like you were in a European Bistro. Arrived early, seated in the back of the restaurant, even though the front of the house had plenty of tables and a much nicer feel. Too close to the kitchen and it was a bit noisy. Service was ok, not great, but food made up for that. A nice place to dine after a long day of sight seeing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time, not the last.
    JayF
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I went to Parkside for dinner during Restaurant Weeks. It was nice to see a menu of items that make Restaurant Week worth it. The food was delicious. I am going to try and figure out the honey demi on the filet. Sweet Jesus was that amazing. The arancini was better than any I've had. The cheesecake was not too sweet, perfectly smooth, and the fresh strawberries really added a nice, refreshing touch to it. They rally helped cut through the richness. Great food, great service, and I highly recommend it to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a wonderful dinner!!
    Mammacoop
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We chose to eat outside. Was a bit noisy inside. Service was excellent. We didn't feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Definitely one of the best spots in Providence. Recommended by a friend and the restaurant did not disappoint. All was delicious. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Carol
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We had lunch during Providence Restaurant Week. The food was delicious, especially the seviche w avocado appetizer. I don't know if it's on the every day menu or just for the special prix fix. If not, it should be! We'll be back for sure
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can not cook steaks
    Jkim
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I got a steak for my meal and when it came it was under cooked for what I asked for. I asked for medium well and it came as medium to medium rare. The took it back and recoiled the same steak and brought it back. This time it was burnt on the outside. I was very disappointed. I would only recommend getting the chicken only.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We had a great experience. All staff were so pleasant from host to bartenders to wait staff. Food served hot and in a timely manner! Will definitely revisit this establishment. We are still discussing our great experience three days later!!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    tonyVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food is always consistent and good.. staff tends to rush you a little so don't order everything at once.. order your aps. Eat then order your main dish.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • super fun
    ProvDining
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Although I used OpenTable to first reserve the table, my group number changed twice and I was more comfortable calling to confirm the changes since it was a Waterfire event night, and we needed to find out about parking. The dining experience was super, we werer accommodated with the booth I requested as seen online, the food was eclectic and superb, service outstanding, and it was the perfect location from which to tour the river and enjoy the event. We could not have been more pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Bobbie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was delicious and our server fantastic (until it was time to pay, when all servers seem to disappear). It was incredibly busy at 6 on a Saturday evening, so she was running around at top speed. The menu was diverse and included interesting choices for vegetarians, as well as giant portions of beautiful grilled meat for carnivores. Portions generally were huge - my roast duck salad was entree sized, not first course sized. No room for dessert, even if I'd had enough time. My only quibble was the noise level, which was more-than-energetic and made conversation during a 4-person reunion challenging.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The Thai Dumplings were delicious. The Salad perfect. However the waited didn't know the wine list and drink delivery was slow. My Bacon Wrapped Filet was flavorless(I don't know how that could be?) and my husband's duck came with one piece raw(ugh) in the middle. I wouldn't come here again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My husbands food was served lukewarm. Mine was pretty close to that as well. My son had pizza, which he enjoyed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Parkside Food
    steve
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    $1 oysters on Tuesday were great as was the duck. The Waitress helped make the visit memorable. She was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual dining.
    SGM1
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Good food at reasonable prices and good service too, BUT very noisy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Amazing
    lftank
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    On our recent visit, there were five of us having lunch. Each of us raved about the food. The filets were cooked to perfection, everything was fresh and tasty. Perfect place for lunch if you have only an hour and you never feel rushed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Awesome food and great service! Far exceeded my expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Have been a few times to Parkside. The food is always good but the restaurant is small and seating is tight. This time we went just before Waterfire. Pro - valet parking so you can leave your car and wander the river after dinner; Con - so noisy due to being packed that we could hardly hear ourselves. Don't take an older person with limited hearing on a very busy night, as we did!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent!
    ZimmyVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    If you go, I doubt you'll be disappointed. Have the octopus appetizer. All the simple grills are great too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Fabulous
    RIfoodie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I've been going to Parkside for many years, and even after the fire the restaurant continues to be superb. Parkside was a find back then and continues to be now. The food is consistently amazing, and the service is always great. I wish i could remember our server's name she was Fantastic. I was especially happy on this visit because I got the pleasure of introducing my boyfriend to the place, and he doesn't particularly enjoy the same type of restaurants I do. He's hard to please and he even fell in love with the place. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.