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Red Stripe
Red Stripe

Red Stripe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://redstriperestaurants.com
  • Phone: (401) 437-6950
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Saturday: 11:30am- 3:00pm, Late Lunch: 3:00pm- 5:00pm, Sunday: Late Lunch: 3:00pm- 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm- 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm- 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm- 11:00pm, and Sunday: 5:00pm- 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am- 3:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, French
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Elmgrove Avenue, Providence,RI 02906
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Red Stripe
Red Stripe is a traditional brasserie with an edge. Classic, and unique. Red Stripe has the distinction of being upscale yet relaxed, where you will find people from all walks of life enjoying their dining experience. Red Stripe serves comfort food with a French influence – simple in context, yet refined in taste. Food that is reasonably priced and made with passion! Come try one of our originals – like the mouth watering Red Stripe Grilled Cheese, made with prosciutto, poached pear and basil; accompanied by our oven roasted tomato soup or hand cut frites and aioli (surely unlike any grilled cheese you’ve had before) or our wide selection of moules (ten to be exact!) always a house favorite!
Red Stripe is located on the East Side of Providence in bustling Wayland Square and was recently awarded “Best Neighborhood Restaurant” by Rhode Island Monthly.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Red Stripe is a very homey, lovely neighborhood bistro. Food, ambience and service were very fine. Also, there is very strong, reasonably-priced wine list. We will come back. We loved our evening here."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Enjoyed a wonderful lunch with a good friend who had not previously been to Red Stripe. As always, a superb experience! I had the Red Stripe grilled cheese and tomato soup...every bit as tasty as touted. She had the Chop Salad and deemed it the best ever:-) This friend used to be employed in a position where she frequented many restaurants in RI, CT, and MA, and said Red Stripe is so terrific in every respect that she will recommend to everyone she knows."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The food was truly outstanding. We had a party of 10 people and every person said that the food was fantastic. Great job on menu selection and preparation!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Red stripe was a nice find. Would recommend and will definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Pressed chicken and beef steak exceptionally tasty. Beet salad that we shared beforehand was disappointing and we were surprised--too much cheese and dressing, too little beet. On the other hand, we were appreciated that the kitchen split the order for us and served it on two plates. Bread was warm and, like the butter, delicious. Good selection of beer and wine. Will definitely go again."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We had dinner with another couple on a Saturday night. The place was filled but didn't seem crowded. There was plenty of space between tables. The entrée special was delicious. The server was very good and kept the food and wine coming as we wanted. I would recommend Red Stripe for a fun night out."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Hadn't been to Red Stripe in a while but last week went for a late evening meal and brunch. Fantastic--wondered why I stayed away so long. Service was great on both occasions. Had chicken under the brick and my friend has the grilled scallops and both dishes were flavorful and well presented. Our waiter suggested some great glasses of wine which complimented our dinners. Went back on Sunday for brunch with another couple and everyone enjoyed their selections. In addition to my husband's breakfast choice of bread pudding french toast, which was delicious, he also had a bowl of oatmeal prepared in cider vinegar--we all tried--spectacular. Our waitress was attentive and patient, filled our coffee cups often. Will return for brunch and dinner."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We ate dinner early on a Saturday night. Food was fantastic and the service was also great. I had a pasta special and my spouse a steak frites. Both were delicious and the cookie pie dessert weas to die for! The menu has a nice mix of offerings, something for everyone. I have had the moules ftites in the past and these are also done very well. Salads were bright and fresh and lovely warm bread on the table. Yummy! As it got later it did get a little loud but we could still hear each other fine. Nice atmosphere and good food, no hesistation to reccommend Red Stripe."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "What looks like a regular fun and well-loved neighborhood place is really much, much more. The menu is sophisticated without being stuffy, the specials were innovative without being trendy. Our waiter was wonderful -- knowledgeable about the food, wine, and the variety of tequila available! -- as well as warm and friendly. We were a party of six, celebrating a birthday, and it was the perfect choice of restaurant! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The late lunch menu was perfect. We ordered the onion soup and burgers. After enjoying the piping hot, delicious soup...we realized that it was a meal itself! So most of our burgers/fries became a yummy late night snack. I had requested a table near the window in my reservation and they chose the perfect one. Our waiter, Dana, could not have been any pleasanter...we hope to get him again on our return visits."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants in Providence. Great food! Relaxed, laid-back feeling."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Great food, reasonably priced and very good service. The only negative is that the restaurant is a bit too "cozy" when full. I felt I could jump right into the conversations going on at the tables to my left and right. More privacy please!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "There were three of us who had lunch. One person ordered a burger which looked delicious. I had some of the fries and they were true " frites". Delicious, crisp and hot. The other person had a BLT. It looked pretty good, as well. I, on the other hand made the fatal mistake of ordering the crab cakes. I was undecided between them and the risotto cakes. The waitress said the crab cakes were "awesome" With chunks of crabmeat. When they arrived, I was immediately disappointed. The cakes were dark brown and looked as though they had been deep fried in very old oil. They were very flat tasting and I was disappointed with my lunch. They were no chunks of crabmeat, either."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I've dined here at least a dozen times and never once has the service been bad (even on the busiest of weekends) or has the food been inconsistent. The menu is the right mix of comfort food, perfect portions, and priced right. In a city of many great restaurants Red Stripe is definitely at the top of my list. Also, be sure to check out Mills Tavern the Sister Restaurant of Red Stripe it's AMAZING too!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Awesome service! waitor couldn't have been any better. Food was awesome as always!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We do brunch here for fun, family, out of town guests, special occasions and just because. Excellent food and service. Worth any wait!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "If you order sandwiches, salads, and muscles, the food is very good. When you go into larger main meals, the food has a tendency to be mercurial. The noise level resulted in having to shout at the people across the table from me. It is much more of a bar atmospherd (loud and noisy) than an eating place."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I have been to Red Strip a number of times and the food and service have always been consistently good. The only problem with the restaurant, particularly in colder weather when the windows are closed is the noise level."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Couldn't have had a better time! We dined with our parents who were visiting from out of town. They had a delightful time and were excited that there were so many choices! One of our group has many allergies and our waiter, Sean, took the extra time to step her thru the menu. Sean was superb all the way through the evening, and not only was knowledgeable, but also extremely personable. We will be back to sit in his section again!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "It was my first time there and I thoroughly enjoyed the food! Everyone I was with liked their orders as well. However, it did a very long time for the food to arrive at the table (granted it was a busy Saturday night)."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Went for an intimate celebration. The food was terrific as always - everything on the menu is solidly good, even when it changes from season to season. We also enjoyed 2 of the cocktails. The waitstaff is very kind and takes the time to know their guests. I have seen the quality of Red Stripe vastly improve over the years and it’s great each time I return!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Was surprised how backed up the kitchen was this past Sunday, our food (along with everyone else's) seemed to take an exorbitant amount of time to come out. Great that the restaurant was busy, but then you must rely on your waitstaff to keep customers informed and content!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We were a group of 7. We made reservations for lunch on March 1st. Our group ranged in age from 30 to 91. Red Stripe is a lively restaurant with a great menu. The clam chowder is delicious! Burgers are huge. Wonderful mussels cooked in many different sauces. Salmon dishes were excellent. Our server, Stephanie was top notch and helped with questions about the menu...never making us feel rushed. We were celebrating a 91st birthday and Red Stripe delivered a dessert with candle much to the delight of my aunt. Red Stripe is quite lively so quiet conversation is not on the menu here. Make reservations so you don't stand at the door. You'll be glad you did."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We were very pleased with our visit. Had a reservation and was seated immediately when we arrived. The service was excellent and the food was very good. The chowder was very good, the Onion soup was average. The Duck duo was excellent and the Short Rib was very good. The restaurant tends to be a little loud but it was manageable. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This is our go to. I was very happy the chickens I was planning to make didn't defrost & I had an excuse to visit Red Stripe."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Found the place by happenstance, went with my wife and we had a nice time--good atmosphere but not too loud that we couldn't have a private conversation without feeling like we were shouting. The choice of appetizers was excellent--we went with the calamari and it was really well-prepared and a good start. My wife had the beet salad and I went with the spinach salad--both of us cleaned our plate. Entrees were up and down--we had a full portion of mussels which was as-advertised (very good) and a house burger which was not as good as recommended. Overall, solid performance and we would return."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We had an enjoyable meal at this American brasserie. The service, atmosphere, food and price made this worthwhile. Steak Frites is nice menu option. We will be back."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I can see how some reviewers have called this a "Neighborhood Gem" because there aren't many options in the area. The food wasn't bad; just not good. My pasta was fine but my friend's rotisserie chicken was not seasoned. With some condiments, that was fixed and became edible. What we couldn't fix was the acoustics. It was so loud in there. The place was packed. You can definitely hear the conversation at the next table. You can also hear the sounds of conversation from all around. Sound bounces off walls and it was cacophony."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Very busy and active environment (in a good way), if you are looking for something quiet this is not it. Staff was excellent and responsive, would have like to see the "bread person" more than once since the home made bread was fantastic. I can't say a word that is not positive about the food it too was fantastic. This was our first time there and we definately will return, this is a must try."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Moules et frites with many different sauces...that is one of their signature dishes."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This was my first time here. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Staff was very friendly. It was very loud and made it difficult to hear the waiter. We kept having him repeat himself. The food came out fast, a little fast for my liking, however it was delicious. We got the duck trio which was a tad too salty and the half chicken with the fries. Both were delicious We will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It's shame I only found this weekend. Arrived before our reservation on Valentine's Day evening...crowded art 9:35, but a few spots at the bar. Bartender was friendly chatty, made our drinks perfectly. Ordered the Risotto Croquettes - two large croquettes that were crunchy on the outside and moist and flavorful on the inside. Just finished and table was ready...ordered Caesar salad to start - it was good, but dressing lacked something. Have had better elsewhere. Then for entrees - Halibut on Risotto (special) and Steak & Frites. Halibut was delicious! Pan-fried with beurre blanc, and the creamy risotto was filled with tomato and basil. Steak unfortunately was overcooked and extremely chewy. And was a little cold. Frites were hot and crispy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Service was excellent, food was delicious. We were seated promptly (on Valentines night) and our waiter was very attentive."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "From the appetizer to the entree to the dessert, everything was wonderful. Even the bread deserves mentioning. Service was excellent. An all around great meal. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Variety of high quality food. Excellent service, quick, humorous, thorough."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I've reviewed before do no need to go on. Just want to underscore that the kitchen is open until 11:00PM, exceptionally late by RI standards. The food runs from real meals to incredible burgers and pizza. Fries are the best! Even has a frequent guest club shared with Mills Tavern. We often go after Trinity or PPAC. Good selection of wines by glass. Always satisfied"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Red Stripe on Valentine's Day. The extra menu items were very good - I had the beet salad and the rack of lamb. The lamb was a little chewy but overall tasty. My husband had the french onion soup and beef stroganoff. He enjoyed them both. We shared the red velvet cake which was just right for two. The cocktails and wine were very good. Service was brisk but the waitress was friendly but intrusive. Overall a very nice evening out."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We wanted to try some Providence restaurants, and picked this one. We arrived 15 min early and were seated right away. Our waiter, Jacob, was terrific. Food was excellent, especially the fresh baked bread. We will try this one again in the summer, when it looks like they can open the glass doors to the sidewalk!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Good is great and the atmosphere is lively, but a little too loud for intimate conversation.All in all a dining experience."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "There must have been changes since my last visit. The food was not up to par. Hummus in the appetizer was not edible, due to the salt. Steak was below average, not cooked to request and extremely salty. Service was not attentive as well."
    Dined on 2/8/2014