Providence Cafe
Providence Cafe
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Providence Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.providencecafe.com/
  • Phone: 7043762008
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Eric Litaker
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Since opening in 1992, Providence Cafe has become a very popular location for special occasions. We have two semi-private rooms perfect for any occasion: the Artichoke Room and the Ravioli Room. Contact the restaurant to book your private event today!
  • Private Party Contact: Don Both 7043762008
  • Entertainment: Live music on the patio on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 pm. Weather Permitting

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Providence Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have additional parking besides our two private parking lot. Please call for details. 704.376.2008
A word from Providence Cafe
One of Charlotte's most established favorite neighborhood restaurants, Providence Café is located in the heart of Myers Park and serves fresh American cuisine complemented by an extensive, award-winning wine list. Our fresh house-baked breads and desserts are well known. Providence Café offers a warm, comfortable ambiance including spacious booths, inviting bar area, patio dining, and two large semi-private rooms for large groups. We have a full bar. Open 7 days a week. Sunday Brunch. Convenient to Uptown and SouthPark Areas. Come see why Charlotte has loved Providence Cafe since 1992! For Parties Larger than 12 or Patio Dinning, Please Call the Restaurant - (704) 376-2008
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  • Dinner was very enjoyable.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    Dinner was very enjoyable. Unfortunately it was the last night the restaraunt was open. It has been sold. Becuase of that they were short handed and the service was slow.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food has always been consistently
    Willwork4food
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    Food has always been consistently good and the specials very creative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Generally this has been an
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/3/2012
    Generally this has been an excellent dining place. However on our last visit the employees had just found out the establishment was closing in 2 weeks after 20 succesful years as a privately owned and operated and very succesful restaurant. They are being bought by a mega chain (Ruth Chris ) and being gutted and changed to a new foremat. As a result the service was poor at best. It took three tries and almost half hour to get a correct check and there was a very very light crowd. I am sorry to see them go but professional service is expected even to the end.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Providence Cafe -- Summer Respite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    Providence Cafe can be counted on to provide a great light meal on a hot summer night. Service is impeccable. Our server made sure we were out in time for the movie, and when I made a mistake in my ordering, he was happy to fix it for me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb!!! Food was divine.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    Superb!!! Food was divine. Service . . immpeccable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went to Providence Cafe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/6/2012
    We went to Providence Cafe for our 42nd anniversary. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Charlotte. The service was wonderful, and the food was great. Give PC 4 and 1/2 stars. No one gets 5.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The quiche is always great.
    CarolinaGirl173VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    The quiche is always great. We love the Orchard Salad! Try the ice cream pie!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I came for brunch on Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    I came for brunch on Saturday was dissppointed but the fish made up for the disappointment. Still wish they had Brunch on Saturday's in addition to Sunday
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food at Providence Cafe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    The food at Providence Cafe is lovely and a nice place to bring out of town company. The service is only ok. Our appetizer arrived with the main course and despite promises of taking the app off the bill, that did not happen.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant has been a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    This restaurant has been a favorite of our family's for years. Always good. Elegant but not stuffy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I booked my reservation because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2012
    I booked my reservation because a former Myers Park resident recommended your resturant. I was delighted with your courteous staff, even when I had to change my reservation time the staff was polite and helpful. My chicken marsala was delicious. I will definitely return on my next visit to Charlotte!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fabulous ice cream pie and
    CynthVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2012
    fabulous ice cream pie and a large portion for the price!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Providence Potato Bites are
    MunchyMan
    Dined on 4/14/2012
    Providence Potato Bites are a must try. Prime Rib was average but delicious, the herb mashed potato was pretty dry and was barely touched...especially in the presence of the fantastic spinach risotto that we split...wow...arborio done just right, velvety, not too salty, very creamy, almost detected a layer of white wine in there...ooh so good. The "come to the dark side" chocolate cake with ganache was disappointing...the cake itself on its own tasted like chocolate bread...not kidding...only able to choke down some with the help of the awesome ganache...ambiance great, quiet place even at 7-8p on a Saturday
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cowboy salad and steak & eggs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    Cowboy salad and steak & eggs are consistently excellent. Impressive value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our service in the past has
    Berefriends
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    Our service in the past has been much better there .I was our particular server that was not up to par
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent Option
    GFFoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2012
    The restaurant is large, with ample seating and nice ambiance. Food was good, however, not great, although it was priced pretty well. The best part of my meal was the salad; steak was good cut, but not cooked the way I ordered it. Desert (Creme Brulee) was just OK. The staff were friendly and good about checking on which foods I could have, as I needed gluten free.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was excellent. Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    Food was excellent. Great patio in nice weather. I was concerned about use of coupon which we had. They initially brought itemized receipt, but after I gave them credit card and coupon they brought back a receipt that had only total bill and space to write in tip amount. I almost added a tip, but I realized the total did not look correct, though I couldn't remember exactly what the amount had been. So I asked for another itemized receipt. Turned out they had subtracted for the coupon but also added a 20% tip in the total without telling me. If I had tipped on the receipt I would have double-tipped. I don't know that they were intentionally trying to trick me but it sure looked like that. I was pretty upset.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    Food was just ok, but great outside eating area and good ambiance inside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We loved the salmon special.
    CarolinaGirl173VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2012
    We loved the salmon special. The Orchard Salad is great. Make sure to leave room for the daily dessert special....the blueberry cobbler was great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The chicken salad sandwich
    CarolinaGirl173VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2012
    The chicken salad sandwich was great. Love the Orchard Salad.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is very good. A great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/22/2012
    Food is very good. A great place to meet friends if you can sit outside--too noisy for conversation indoors. (NOISY, not "energetic"). I wish the wait staff would not remove dishes until everyone has finished eating--it is very rude.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As always a great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/18/2012
    As always a great dining experience with a very mixed menu to satisfy small to large appetites. Capuchino pie is to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What's Up with Providence Cafe?
    lala
    Dined on 2/26/2012
    My friends and I have dined at Providence Cafe many times but our last in late Feb. 2012 was terrible. What is going on????
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time there - had a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/26/2012
    First time there - had a great time. We had Sunday Brunch. The menu gave options for both lunch and breakfast items. Plus 1/2 price bottles of wine and champagne to boot! Will certainly go back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Was there with a large group
    GreatButAverageVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2012
    Was there with a large group of family and friends. Food and service were great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Eggs Ben
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/19/2012
    Excellent dinner and amazing brunch. I had forgotten about this place and had not been in a year or more, then all of a sudden stopped in for brunch and it was still as amazing as it was before. Keep up the great work guys and dolls
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2012
    I had never been to Providence Cafe before February 15th. A friend suggested it and I am so glad. I thought everything was tasteful. The food, the ambience, the music. I would dine there again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All around excellent neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    All around excellent neighborhood spot. The ambiance has a well tended Mediterranean vibe. The menu has a continental flair with several interesting dishes. One of my favorites is a strawberry/grilled shrimp salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Providence Cafe!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/13/2012
    Immediately upon arrival there was a comfortability that striked us immediately. Service was right on time and the food was well prepared. Will definitely come back. Thanks Providence Cafe staff!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was great, well plated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    The food was great, well plated and flavorful. The service was okay, leisurely and a bit distracted. Their bread is incredibly good, however we didn't find out until the meal was almost over. The waiter finally figured out we didn't have bread. It would have been nice to have with my delicious tomato dill bisque.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were visiting from Cleveland
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    We were visiting from Cleveland and the Providence Cafe was outstanding. If we were local to the area it would definitely be on our regulars list. Food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was the second time I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/29/2012
    This was the second time I have been to Providence Cafe. The first time I got a filet mignon that was very good so on the second time I brought an out of town guest there and the filet they served me was terrible. I dont think what was served was actually filet and believe it was sirloin. Up until then the meal was very good and this was so disappointing to me and shows this restaurant has bad character to serve me something fake like that.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The experience was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    The experience was great! I have never been disappointed with a visit there.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall dinner was good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    Overall dinner was good. Our server did a great job, however, he appeared to have too many tables. Our appetizer and salad came out quickly and was very good. Our entree took well over 30 mins. We were in the restaurant for over 2 hours and 20 mins. I have eaten here before with no problem. I will go back again. Just hoping for speedier service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our experience was enhanced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    Our experience was enhanced by having an incredible waitress. She never rushed us and was very attentive! She is a gem......
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    Went to Providence Cafe for Restaurant Week. I was impressed that their entire menu was available for the event. All of the food was amazing. We ate different salads, entrees and desserts and were satisfied with every course. Our server was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Restaurant Week or not, I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is the second time we've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    This is the second time we've been to Providence Cafe. The food is fantastic and the service was great. Even though it was Queens Feast, they were not overbooked and they sat us immediately. We'll come back often!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service were
    BruceS
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    The food and service were excellent, a little noisy, but to be expected given how busy they were during "Queen's Feast" on a Friday night. To the credit of the restaurant management, they made their entire regular menu available, not a select "sampling" as is the case with so many of the restaurants featuring items on the "Feast" menu that are not regular menu items but offerings designed solely to satisfy a price point. They did a great job trying to honor a special seating request for a "quiet" table, the plate presentations were excellent and the food quality was as good as anything we have ever had in Charlotte.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    This was a great experience! The food was absolutely delicious and the server was extremely professional and provided us with one of the best dining experiences. We were very impressed with the service, food, and the restaurant. Definitely a winner and one we highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This has been one of my favorite
    Brunchreview
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    This has been one of my favorite restaurants for many years. Great food and service, always one of my top picks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet