Service was excellent. Atmosphere
Service was excellent. Atmosphere was quiet and pleasant. It was a pleasant start to our show at PPAC. The valet parking was a nice touch.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Took my wife for her birthday. We were promptly seated. Service was top notch as our waitress was attentive to our needs. Decor was nice and the ambiance was warm and inviting. The food was fabulous. The steak I ordered was tender and cooked the way I ordered it. My wife's chicken was also tender and moist. Overall our experience was nothing short of amazing.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife's duck was not up
My wife's duck was not up to standards due to a large amount of gristle. The on duty manager and the Waitress went above and beyond to make up for it. We have been there several times and have never Had a bad experience.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another wonderful meal at Aspire
Aspire is, as Aspire always is ... simply one of the most elegant fine dining experiences in Providence. It amazes me as to how, from the moment one enters, you melt into a sense of total luxury and ease. The creativity of the dishes, the menu selection, the special presentations, and the attentive staff makes every visit something to remember.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Easter Brunch was well presented
Easter Brunch was well presented and enjoyable. Our server was terrific, tables were well spaced, food was very good.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was good overall
The food was good overall but a couple of the meals were disappointing--the skirt steak dish and the scallops were a very small portion. Pricing was a bit high but overall a good value.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
I would go back
This was my first time at Aspire and there ws a nice mixture on the menu. The decor was nice and it appears that once theweather warms up a little more the outdoor dining will be great.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
dinner before bourdain & ripert
We were going to the show and wanted to grab a bite before the show. Aspire was recommended by a close friend and we are so happy we went. Food was outstanding and service was great. Could not have been better and we will be back.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day brunch
We actually came for brunch on Sat., not Sunday - too bad that this lovely restaurant, a true gem in RI, was nearly empty for a Saturday morning brunch. The booths are comfy, atmosphere upscale, valet parking available - and the food was delicious! Facility should increase its promotion!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Happy Prune
Overall we had a great Mother's Day Brunch, the booths were very difficult to get in & out of because of the non-skid velvet. Also, the food could have been maintained a little better. For example, the dessert buffet was poorly maintained and selection was poor at best. The other food stations was excellent and good quality.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
great mother's day present
The food was outstanding. Great variety. Very professional wait staff. Willing to try it again for other occasions.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had a reservation but had to wait before being acknowledged . Once seated we waited at least 10inutes - them I went to the front desk to ask for a waiter/waitress. I also got up to get our own bread plates. Once we were waited on the experience was quite delightful and the food was excellent.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great place to have a nice dinner. The service was excellent and very attentive. The atmosphere is very nice. The dining room is beautifully decorated and very elegant. The food was also very good. However the tomato soup was overly spicy and the veggies with the meal were overly salty. Some of the salads/greens were also over salted. I can understand adding a little salt to flavor a dish, but it should be kept to a minimum. Not everyone is accustomed to consuming so much salt and it ruins the meal. People can always add more at the table.
Other than the food issues, it was a 5 star evening and I will definitely go back.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Charming restaurant with really good food. I had the delicious salmon and my boyfriend had a large and delicious portion of Lobster Pasta. Drink pours could have been a bit more generous, and prices are a bit high. Otherwise, I'd rate it Excellent.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and great menu.
Wonderful food and great menu. A perfect place to go before or after a performance at PPAC.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Aim to please
Generally a satisfying diner. Small mix up at the time of our early 5:15 seating as to about our waitress would be, but after 10 minutes of waiting that was solved. More than on e staff apologized for the confusion and the manager took care of our glasses of wine. We rec'd our 3 course meals within a timely manner to make to our play down the street.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went on a Saturday night.
Went on a Saturday night. Very few patrons. Food was very good. Bus staff seemed oblivious to patrons. Loud crashing of dishes went on throughout the meal.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious but salty
Been here several times and have always enjoyed. Beautiful dining room and the food is very good, however almost everything is salted and some things are over salted. It's been the case every time.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a large party of 16
We were a large party of 16 with two very well behaved dogs - all from out of town. They were extremely accommodating; seated us on the patio and took good care of us, even brought water for the dogs. We only had one waiter but he did a great job juggling such a large crowd. One minor complaint was that we asked for shade (very hot day) and they only set up one umbrella over the tables. Other tables around us were empty so we took those umbrellas ourselves. It was a late lunch and they were almost empty so it all worked out. Food was good too.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food and service
We ordered cheese and charcuterie and a green tomato salad. Both were really tasty. The service was fast and attentive.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Drag Bruch Escapade
I went to Aspire's Drag Brunch this past sunday, and had a fantastic time! It was a show start to finish, and I didn't expect that. Our server Emily was attentive, helpful, and sweet. The menu had a small but attractive array of options, and the drinks were delicious! Reserving on Open Table was easy and efficient. Additionally the hostesses was eager to assist me w/ in my desire to reconfirm, and her demeanor was cheery and professional.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dinner Choice
Excellent food with great service. Really enjoyed the romantic setting also. Great bar also. The jazz scene is not our thing, but good band.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this restaurant
Always excellent food and ambiance. Emily is a fabulous, fabulous waitress. I always ask for her.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out
We love going to Aspire on Friday nights, especially in the warm weather when we can sit outside and listen to jazz while having dinner or appetizers. The food is excellent and is beautifully presented.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
PPAC and Aspire - Priceless
This is a great place to go before PPAC for a fantastic meal with a great atmosphere. The staff is friendly and service is wonderful, too. If it is a nice night, you can sit outside in the beautiful courtyard. Hilghly recommnded.
9/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is one of the new trends in hotel restaurants becoming excellent. This restaurant seems to have trouble catching on and I can't understand why. Service was excellent, the food was inventive and terrific. They accommodated my food allergies in a way that went above and beyond the usual. Definitely recommend.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still very good, but slipping
I generally go to Aspire every time I attend a show at PPAC in Providence and have raved about the place for years. On this last visit, I noticed a new service staff and was told that there was a new chef. the food was very good, although the very expensive ($32) lobster headliner dish had so little lobster in it (probably 1/8 lb or less) that everyone at my table was disappointed. The calamari was a new, sweet version that wasn't as good as in the past. The highlight was a bbq beef appetizer. The service was slower and our waiter disappeared half way through the meal; getting our check was an adventure finding someone else to retrieve it. Knowing Aspire, they will work these things out, hopefully it will be sooner rather than later.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I had a wonderful time. The wait staff was very polite. The decor was delightful and the accent lighting was perfect. The most important part was the food. My wife and I was so pleased with the food we have been talking about it to all of our friends. Our compliments to the Chef.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a large party of 12. They gave us a private dining room which made our get together even more festive
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I chose this restaurant since it was next to our hotel. We were blown away with this restaurant. The food was awesome and very tasty. The caesar salad was big enough for two. The calamari was tasty. The dinners were simply delightful. The chocolate decadence cake for dessert was moist and out of this world. The service is first-rate and very friendly. Give ASPIRE a visit. You will not be disappointed!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I love this place
My wife and I love this place especially before attending a performance at one of the local theatres. They know how to make you feel comfortable and not rushed while still getting you out in plenty of time to get to your show. Food is fantastic! Wine list is fairly extensive. Wait staff is very attentive. Highly recommend this spot for a date night.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very convient if your going
Very convient if your going to a show at PPAC. Food was good, plenty of wait staff, nice atmosphere.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have enjoyable dinner
Three (3) minute walk to the PPAC (Providence Performing Arts Center). We went to the 2:00PM show at the PPAC. Valet parked the car BEFORE the show and went to dinner AFTER the show. While dining the restaurant got busier with diners who were going to the 8 PM PPAC performance. Great dining experience. Limited menu....so we suggest you look at the menu before making your reservation. Contemporary restaurant.....
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM