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
87 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (45)neighborhood gem (39)special occasion (24)vibrant bar scene (24)romantic (21)hot spot (16)good for groups (14)notable wine list (13)great for outdoor dining (11)great for lunch (10)late-night find (7)scenic view (7)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Excellent
    John
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best!
    ZimmyVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 339 reviews are from the Parkside Rotisserie & Bar reviews archive.
  • delicious, abundant!
    sfshelley
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • stunningly bad experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always4Nantucket
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal, fun place
    Bernie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Beel
    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.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre Theater dinner
    Fnky
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Patty
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    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!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    ParksideNightOut
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great!
    ZimmyVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food, drinks, and service always excellent. Our "go to" place in Providence. Simple Grill is an outstanding value.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK FOOD, POOR SERVICE.
    Rob1764VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    jcarchia
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lhri
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for Groups
    NewburyportFoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Locals only it seems
    timberVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food HUGE Portions
    DobbsDinerVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    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 :)
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Lunch Spot
    lftank
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    Edgesmom319
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The service was excellent, and the food was fantastic. Everyone at our table loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Who's left overs are these?
    BriggsyVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great dinner at Parkside
    lkool
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just amazing
    MikeinRI
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good service
    luv2eat
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Always happy when eating at Parkside. Drink at bar with very friendly bartender, Mike!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New experience every time
    Luv2eatfood
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    A great place for a romantic get away. We loved it so much we went back for more for second time and our last night before heading back home to our home state. Can't wait to visit again. Hopefully soon!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Devour
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Love this restaurant...food, service, location all great....just wish it wasn't so noisy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • riding on past glory
    iceman777
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    food was OK , prices have skyrocketed , $36 for a steak that was not a prime steakhouse quality . This place is resting on its past reputation , and it seems like ownership has a take it or leave it attitude. Server was aloof,, once he realized we weren't ordering wine , and only one of our party of four had an appetizer with our meal, and after the main course actually came to the table and said " yeah , anything else ? "
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was amazing so and
    Tazz
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The food was amazing so and so was our service. We got the special smelts as a appetizer which were pan fried. I also got the special pasta and it was fantastic and relatively inexpensive. The cocktails were from $9-10 and strong. We will definitely be good back soon .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Valentines Day Choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We choose Parkside because we had her first date there several years ago. We both enjoy the arty bistro atmosphere and delicious varied menu. It was once again an excellent choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food and service
    mongo
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The place has great food and service only down fall , it was very loud and hard to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy and crowded
    BelizVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Very busy, crowded, could be because it was Valentine's Day. We were first seated at a table directly outside a backroom area which had servers going in and out constantly. We requested a different seat and were accommodated, but two other couples were shown the first table, one got up and left before ordering. The seating is very close and you cannot help but over hear the conversations of diners seated in adjacent tables. This place appears to be very popular given the number of people at the bar and also waiting to be seated. Definitely get a reservation if you choose to eat here. Food was ok but nothing spectacular.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Good food and service. Had a reservation and did not wait when we arrived. Relaxing atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    RML1
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was outstanding service was great little noisy but well worth it
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Stuffed
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Our first visit here and we booked reservations for Valentines dinner at 5:30. They moved it to 6:00 when we called ahead, stuck in traffic. Very elegant little restaurant. Dimly lit, dark wood, looks new. The wait staff was excellent. The menu was limited but the food was creative and very, very good. Surprised they had a tiny kitchen partially exposed to the back dining room. How they make all the meals there is magic. A little pricy overall, but expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our table was ready when we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Our table was ready when we arrived. Service was efficient. Food was good but after an hour at the table, we definitely were being rushed along and I hadn't finished my dinner yet. That was annoying. The place was crowded and very loud. I have been there for lunch and enjoyed it much more. Wouldn't go back for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Consistently Favorable
    lftank
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    We recently went to Parkside for a co-worker's birthday celebration. The food was excellent and service was also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for a date night out!
    Allie
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    The service was good, and the menu has choices fit for every taste. The calamari is one of our favorite appetizers. The atmosphere is pretty easy and low key, but romantic for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food But Bar Noise An Issue
    RIdinerVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The food and service at Parkside is always very good and during our recent visit we were not disappointed. The issue is the way the bar is essentially part of the dining area and on the Saturday night we visited was no exception to the point where it was difficult to hear the waiter and to keep a conversation going. Regards it is a great place and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rotisserie Chicken
    KBL1954VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    If you're looking for an inexpensive place to dine with outstanding Rotisserie Chicken, then Parkside is for you, This chicken falls off the bone and melts in your mouth. The french fries are to die for! The restaurant is a great spot for casual dining. Try and you won't be dissappointed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not oustanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    It was very cozy and the atmosphere was nice and relaxed and romantic. The food was just okay. I got the risotto special and it tasted more like a chicken casserole. The service was nice. It was a nice place to come and have a casual bit to eat, maybe before show or for a date, but I wouldn't recommend it for the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate