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Parkside Rotisserie & Bar
Parkside Rotisserie & Bar

Parkside Rotisserie & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.parksideprovidence.com
  • Phone: (401) 331-0003
  • 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: Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary French / 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 (401) 331-0003

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."Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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!!!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "$1 oysters on Tuesday were great as was the duck. The Waitress helped make the visit memorable. She was great."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Good food at reasonable prices and good service too, BUT very noisy."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Awesome food and great service! Far exceeded my expectations."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "service is attentive but unobtrusive, waiter was very friendly, food is high quality and delicious!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "This was our first time at Parkside. The food was outstanding and I like to cook and am picky. It had a good mix on the menu with some specialties. Happening atmosphere and would be a great place to hang at the bar. Service from Kelly was terrific and the price moderate. We ill be back!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This restaurant on South Main Street has a nice selection of drinks to choose from, though I did not see their wine list. The bartender was accommodating in my request for a half pint of Shandy, which was delicious. My friend and I both ordered salads--the tuna nicoise and the beef tenderloin. Both were excellent and had good portions for the price. My steak was cooked perfectly. I nice bed of fresh greens and excellent service. I would go there again to try other items on the menu. Nice outdoor seating for summer facing the street looking out onto the memorial park. Parking is relatively easy on a Saturday though if Water Fire were happening, I would park on Benefit Street and walk down. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We frequent Parkside regularly. This weekend they accommodated our group of 30 people, in town for reunions and graduations, in about as seamless and expert a fashion as you can imagine. The food had everyone raving...meals were delivered promptly and at the same time...the drinks were great! The wait staff, led by Ryan, was terrific...and Adam was his usual cool efficient self! I often rave about Parkside in my reviews as the best overall restaurant in Providence. Oh, there are restaurants that do some things better (some of the food as art places) but no place is better and more consistent for an overall enjoyable dining experience! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Enjoyed a business dinner with colleagues the other night. Appetizers were good, however, the grilled items were truly outstanding. rarely eat beef but ordered the strip steak special because it sounded divine. And it was. It was also HUGE. If you have a normal/modest appetite, skip the starters and save your appetite for the main course. I'll be back on a future visit to Providence."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Hostile, abusive, terrible service.. for reasons inexplicable, on a not-busy evening. SImple salads were ordered an took inordinately long tme to arrive; presentationsloppy, quality poor. A poor showing from a place that had previously been quite nice in all respects. Wait-staff needs overhaul. Valet service great. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We had a terrific meal at the Parkside. No complaints there! The only issue for the four of us was the noise level in the front by the bar. It probably didn't help that a Bruins playoff game was on. But luckily they were happy to move us to a table in the upper back where we could enjoy a conversation with good friends. They were great about that and everyone raved about their meals. Highly recommend unless you want a more intimate and quiet setting."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We went here for Mother's Day and it was very good, as usual. Nice selections of foods and all very good and the Bloody Mary was very well done. Two of us had cashew chicken, one had the swordfish special and the other a pasta and sausage dish. Everyone really liked their food choice. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Nice spot. Good ambiance. Good service. Thought the food was quite expensive for what you received. Steak Frites was a $30 pile of French fries. Cashew chicken interesting dish but very strong / salty. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food is excellent as is the service. The host was flexible when we changed the time of our reservation at the last minute and the wait staff made every effort to accommodate off menu combinations and choices. While the restaurant is a bit pricey, it is worth every penny. We do not live in or near Providence and were bemoaning the fact that we would probably not have a chance to return. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Excellent as always; we always pick the chef's specials and are never disappointed! The spinach, Gorgonzola tortellini with steak was awesome as well as my husband's swordfish special!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We had a last minute work get together with visiting co-workers from the UK. Parkside accommodated our large party of 8 with very little notice. Food was spectacular and drinks were wonderful. Magnificent bartender Shane! "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "We walked over while staying for the night to look at colleges. We all loved our food. My pasta with duck confit was outstanding. The octopus app was tremendous. The fried calamari delicious and also huge. Reasonably priced glasses of wine. Waitress was lovely. It was just what we needed after a long drive. If my son is lucky enough to attend Brown, I will keep coming back :)"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Food, drinks, and service always excellent. Our "go to" place in Providence. Simple Grill is an outstanding value. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Went there for lunch with a few neighbors and I had a mixed experience. The hostess was very nice, friendly and smiley. Good first impression. The waitress had a very long face during our entire lunch and that was not cool. I had the cuban sandwich, which was nicely done, toasted with nice lean pieces of pork loin. The mustard sauce was a bit overwhelming for me, but it was an OK sandwich. The fries were not good. I left half of the order on my plate...and....I don't leave fries un-eaten. No..no... unless they are not good. The chicken pot pie was good, but was a bit too wet and creamy for my taste, with no real taste of a flaky crust. Overall an OK experience. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "This is the first time that I went to the Parkside and I was not disappointed. The host sat us where we wanted without question which was nice. All of the food that we ordered was great and cooked to perfection. Overall a great meal in nice place with great service. We will definitely be back. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We were a group of 9 and had a wonderful time! The menu was extensive and everyone was delighted with their choices."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Great food - excellent wine list! Menu is VERY reasonably priced for the amount of food you get. Tables are pretty close together, which could be a little awkward, but the sound level at peak times makes up for it."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Portions were generous (maybe too generous) and the service was great. We had 7:30 reservations and the Kitchen was backed up, so it was a long meal. Overall, not a bad experience. It's not gourmet, but it's not all bad."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Tried this spot while on a business trip but was fairly disappointed with the service received. Made a reservation through opentable, however my points weren't honored somehow? (Open table handled the discrepancy) Based on the service I received and noting the service others received, I would say this place is best served for locals. Bartender questioned my beverage choice while making an extremely rude face and comment. Food was eh, have def had better, as well as worse. Def wouldn't go back should I find myself in the Providence area again, as I'm sure there are other restaurants happy to have out of towners dining at their establishment."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We went to the Parkside for lunch with a group of five people. Everyone loved their food selection, the prices are very reasonable and the quality of food exceptional."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The service was excellent, and the food was fantastic. Everyone at our table loved it!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Had a nice evening in a party of 4. Service was good, but the waiter was not the most attentive. The food was also good. The salmon was delicious. I found the pork dish bland. I had the beef short ribs. They were good, but extremely fatty. I prefer it when the chef removes most of the fat so I don't have to look at it. The menu said my dish came with a mix of root vegetables, but all I got was carrots. We had a delicious red wine. Only issue was the waiter mixed up my to-go leftover box with someone else so I got a surprise the next day when I found the bland pork in my box : ( Disappointing since I had saved half of my meal to eat another day. In the trash it went."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I have eaten at Parkside several times and have never been disappointed with the food or service. Our friends from Cape Cod met us there for dinner and they loved it as well. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We stumbled onto the Parkside after walking around after the Providence Waterfire. That night we had one of the most amazing dinners, from the food, to the venue to the service, everything was top notch. And every time since then, maybe 10-15 times, the experience has been the same."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Always happy when eating at Parkside. Drink at bar with very friendly bartender, Mike!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014