Always a winner
We've been to Red Stripe many times and we always find it to be fantastic. There were 4 of us and we all enjoyed our meals tremendously.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Local, energetic and good.
Energetic scene. Great for Soup-n-sandwich locally.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Neighborhood Gem
This restaurant came as a recommendation from a colleague, It was perfect for our pre-theatre dinner. It had a very nice menu selection offering starters, small plates as well as full dinners. My husband started with the Iceberg Wedge Waldorf Salad, which had a great dressing over nice crisp iceberg lettuce and for his main course he had paella. The yummy saffron rice was chuck full of shellfish, chicken and charizo. He has a pretty hearty appetite and there was plenty, enough to even take some home. I started with the Sauteed Broccoli Rabe. What great flavor. The Rabe was not bitter at all and the olives and tomatoes were a nice addition. For Dinner I had the Nicoise Salad, I substituted the dressing for the house dressing. Yummy!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
New appetizer is a 'must try'
The Red Stripe has added a sausage board appetizer to their updated menu. It is absolutely fantastic. The selection seems to change daily but both times we ordered the board we were delighted. They serve the sausages with home-made pretzel bread which is warm and delicious.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Neighborhood gem. Paris bistro
Neighborhood gem. Paris bistro feel. Excellent menu; good drinks and wine list; excellent service.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent as always - must
Excellent as always - must try the Red Stripe Mussels and the Striped Martini! Everything on the menu is delish. Love our waitress Stephanie! :)
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Providence/Wayland Square Classic
Red Stripe never fails to disappoint when it comes to dinner. Whether it's their classic moules and frites selection, the delicious paella or the duo duck confit, you'll be satisfied with your meal at this American/Belgian brasserie. Reserved for a weekend dinner party of 8 a day before with no problems (albeit in June). The service is friendly and the ambiance is classy but casual (a New Yorker would feel right at home). I wish I could balance my review with a criticism but I have none (perhaps that it can be difficult to get a table without a reservation? Especially if it's a large party?). I consider Red Stripe an old standby and one of my favorite restaurants in Providence.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Food and Service
We stumbled upon Red Stripe on Open Table. We are so glad we tried them!! We have been there two weekends in a row and the food and service have been excellent!! Red Stripe has a casual feel but the food is upscale and perfectly prepared! I had the brick chicken with sage polenta and my husband had the meatloaf - both were outstanding. The french onion soup is one of the best out there! On our second outing I had the smoked salmon plate and the croque madam with a couple of specialty drinks. My husband had the Steak Frite (hanger steak with crispy, pefectly cook french fries). Outstanding! We love our server, Vanessa, whom we asked for on the second outing. Very friendly, professional and attentive. Great location! Would highly recommend!!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, local joint
Bread was warm and delicious.
Had the Shepards pie (made with duck) it was great. The menu is extensive, there is something for everyone.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorite reasonably price high quality restaurants. You'll love it too.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good, menu
The food was very good, menu was varied with many good choices. There were 6 of us and we all enjoyed our meals.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood bistro
You can count on Red Stripe to deliver. The service, food, and ambience are all great.
Don't go if you are with a group and need to really hear the conversation; the acoustics are tough.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service from entering door seating wait staff and food service excellent.......... third time there and will be back NICE
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little spot
I went here for the first time and I was very satisfied. It has a nice ambiance, service was good...there were a lot of people so it wasn't too quick but the waitress was attentive. The food was fantastic, I would definitely recommend this restaurant. It is expensive though, so be prepared to spend some money. A dinner for three with appetizers for everyone, a bottle of wine and entrees came out to about $200.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a party of 8 and we
We had a party of 8 and we seated immediately even though we arrived early. Everyone in our diverse group enjoyed the food and thought the service was very good. We all had a very good experience.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
best grilled cheese
The red stripe grilled cheese will change how you look at grilled cheese forever
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good comfort food - tomato
Good comfort food - tomato soup and grilled cheese, although soup was a little too spicy for my taste. Clams and linguine always a favorite as fresh clams are a nice addition.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well prepared food and wonderful service with an outdoor eating option.
Noise level high when restaurant is full
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Matt was a fantastic waiter, the food and wine were great. NYC wanna be drivers made for a noisy outdoor dinner (Thursday night 7ish). Indoor dining next time!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice menu....portoguese stew was awesome... I would like to return and try some of the mussel dishes.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
never disappointed here !
Excellent service and excellent food combine in a lively neighborhood spot! Tried the new sausage appetizer - two different types of grilled sausage served with three dipping sauces and a neat pretzel bread - OH YUM!
We always enjoy this restaurant, whether its a dinner for two, or with the whole family.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for a not-so-quiet Sunday brunch with friends - selections were just different enough and well prepared - everyone went home happy!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Home away from home
I can't say enough how much I love this place, we can bring the kids or come a little later in the evening alone. The food & service is excellent & it is very affordable at the same time. Viva la Red Stripe.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite go to spot!
Having moved to the neighborhood recently we've tried all of the restaurants in walking distance. This is, by far, our favorite! The food is consistently delicious, the service excellent (ask for Stephanie!). We haven't been on Sunday for Brunch yet - but hear it's the best around. Note: Reservations aren't required - but I highly recommend them (you'll get a better seat & you can request your server) It can get a liitle noisy (energetic) but, personally, we find that part of it's charm!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the gem in out neighborhood
Had a lovely meal with a friend catching up. Mussels and frites were delicious. Service was excellent Bryan the bartender took greT care of us and even gave us some good recommendations for next time.
9/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was lovely. Had a local Rhode Island dish of clams and linguini. Delicious. But the service outshined everything else! Bryan was wonderful explained everything and recommended a good bourdeaux and also had good conversation. Service is looking up at red stripe!
9/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had great meal at Red Stripe. Saturday night is extremely busy, but reservations made it easy. All meals enjoyed by our foursome and service was very good. Red Stripe is noisy, but lively and tolerable. "Moules and Frites" forever!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this place! Best Mussels in the area!! Many varieties of steaming broths.
We recently went here with eight people
Food and service was wonderful!
We had a variety of apps and entrees
The only thing I would say is that there is not much difference between the sweet potato latke and sweet potatoe hash.
The hash was a bit simple and was over cooked - it could be seasoned better.
We all had a great time!!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Started with a glass of prosecco that seemed a little flat to the server. Without even asking, she brought a new glass over which was great. Food was wonderful and a great way to start a holiday weekend.
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went with my companiera.
We appreciated the variety of food and meal options.
Loved the bread.
Wished some food options didn't have meat - like the fish soups. This would have allowed me to share with my friend who doesn't eat 4-legged animals.
Service was pleasant, friendly.
Zuppa with shellfish was yummy.
Shepherd's pie with duck confit was really good.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic atmosphere and food!
This was my second visit here. I obviously liked it the first time, but it was even better the second time around,
Both my partner and I loved our food. The bread was amazing, our cocktails were great and our entrees were even better. I had the salmon special and the salmon was cooked to perfection. My partner loved her "everything but the kitchen sink salad". We plan on returning with friends to share this terrific neighborhood restaurant.
The atmosphere is great. The only drawback might be the noise level if you're looking for quiet conversation. It was a bit loud both visits, but I'm sure it varies.
I definitely recommend Red Stripe for a date night or dinner with friends.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is always very good, service the same and the place is just cool. This is a solid and certainly safe choice as I have never been disappointed, and Ive been coming here for years.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Home Away from Home
This has become our haunt. We bring the kids, we don't bring the kids, either way, it's a great spot. The food is always top notch. I opted for a special instead of the mussels I usually get. I was not disappointed the short ribs stroganoff was outstanding. There was so much left over that we shared it for lunch the next day.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband, myself and and an out of town guest all dined at Red Stripe this past weekend and found the service and food both to be excellent!!!!! We had reservations and were sat upon arrival. Our server Matt was quite helpful with our wine selection as well as appetizers. His knowledege of the menu was very helpful since our quest is limited to a gluten free diet. We are looking to our next visit to Red Strip.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and my daughter and I enjoyed an amazing dinner this past weekend. It was my daughters college parents weekend and she said having a special dinner was the cap of the experience. Food was excellent, service was excellent , it is loud but energetic. Parking was easy which in the city is huge plus!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Providence Favorite
My boyfriend and I have been coming here for years as Red Stripe loyalists. The food is always fantastic; the service is stellar; the ambiance is upscale, but fun. The manager even paid for my boyfriend's beer when it spilled due to the wobbly table leg. We'll be back again soon.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reliable everyday & special meal
Best burgers in town. Mussels are unequalled. Frites are as they should be. With diet conscious folks, excellent side salad may be substituted for frites. Limited but lovely sidewalk seating during pleasant weather. A bit noisy at times.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reliable Neighborhood Eatery
We live 3 blocks away, and Red Stripe is our "go to place" on short notice. They have the best burgers in Providence as well as a wide range of moules frites. The menu is quite varied from comfort food to semi-haute cuisine. This was our second trip in the past 2 weeks. It is outstanding, reliable, and reasonably priced. Red Stripe never disappoints.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Slow but delicious
The food was beautifully prepared, but we had to wait about 30 minutes between salads and the entree, which I felt was too long. It seemed especially long since my companion had not ordered a salad, and neither of us eats bread, so she had no food all that time. My salmon was beautifully prepared, though, and the rabe had a very nice flavor. My friend said her burger was definitely worth the wait, and the place has a fun atmosphere. I trust restaurants heavily patronized by locals, and this is definitely a neighborhood hangout.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service , food and drinks. I have never had a bad meal which is the reason I continue to return time after time. This Bistro makes its French cousins pale because of the consistency in service, food and drink.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our family go-to place
Great chicken fingers, fish n chips and Mac and cheese for kids amongst other choices. Famous for amazing grilled cheese and tomato soup. Great selection overall and we are big fans of the "Eiffel Tower" drink. Good spot.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great experience Saturday night. Really glad we had a reservation. The place was jammed. Great food, great service. In and out in an hour with appetizers and meal, but didn't feel rushed.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had pleasant experience
We had pleasant experience at Red Stripe. The calamari was absolutely amazing. Quite honestly some of the best that we have had. Certainly speaks to the Rhode Island tradition. The croquettes were slightly overcooked on the outside, although the rissotto filling was delicious.
The decor matched the Brasserie theme, elegant and casual. Service was good, nothing extraordinary, but certainly sufficient and efficient. I would recommend Red Stripe confidently to anyone. Great Wayland Square Gem!!!!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went this morning for brunch, and the food was excellent. The BBQ Pork Hash was amazing.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my second time dining at Red Stripe. The restaurant itself has a great vibe. We were sat promptly ans service was great throughout. Food was delicious. It came our at perfect times so there wasn't excessive waiting between courses. Id highly recommend the meatloaf and the risotto croquettes, and from what I heard from the others I was dining with the hummus tabbouleh and babaganoush plate was fantastic. We will definitely be back.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
good food and service
Excellent brunch selection food cooked as requested. All plates empty and bellies happy
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
R. S. Grilled Cheese. Enough said.
I say that I am going to order something different, just can't bring myself to actually do it. The frites and that special little sauce is just heaven. I live in NK and do miss the Red Stripe being in Narragansett. When I need my fix, I call my friend from Barrington and it is a perfect lunch spot.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
December 6 dinner
We were two couples with a reservation for 8 p.m. on Friday night. The restaurant was full, and the noise level was high. We were seated at a window looking out onto Angell Street. Our server Dana did a great job: friendly, knowledgeable, attentive (but not too much so). We were all happy with our meals, and the only complaint we had was that the noise level was very high. But it is not surprising given that the restaurant is modeled as a French bistro with tile floors. We will definitely return on a night when it is not so crowded.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Linguine & clams could use
Linguine & clams could use some chopped clams added to the pasta, in addition to the whole clams. Fish & chips loaded with more pommes frittes than could be consumed in one sitting.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Late Night qualified
Kitchen open until 11:00 which, by RI standards, suffices for late night. One of the few places one can get served after Ppac or Trinity. Very few folks there after 11:45/12:00. Creature of habit, I always get the Croque Madame with a glass of red wine, of which there is a pretty good choice.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM