Cook & Brown Public House

Cook & Brown Public House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cookandbrown.com/
  • Phone: 4012737275x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Thursday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday: 5:30pm-9:30pm
    Bar: Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday: 5:30pm-9:30pm
    Bar: Thursday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
    Bar: Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm-1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Nemo Bolin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact us through our web site to set up.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact for information.
  • Private Party Contact: Nemo Bolin 4012737275x
  • Special Events: Please contact us through our web site to set up.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North St
  • Public Transit: RIPTA Bus 42. The bus runs to and from Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence and stops just steps from our doorstep.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Plenty of on street parking on Hope St.
A word from Cook & Brown Public House
Cook & Brown Public House is a modern, New England inspired version of a European Gastropub. This translates to a restaurant with food that is rustic in nature yet refined in technique, and service that is casual and friendly while still maintaining a high level of professionalism and polish. Cook and Brown seats 50-55 people including the bar, which acts more as a dining counter for single diners or those guests who wish for a more casual dining experience.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Cook & Brown Public House reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (19)neighborhood gem (18)romantic (11)special occasion (10)notable wine list (7)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (4)good for groups (4)great for lunch (4)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Food was outstanding. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/29/2010
    Food was outstanding. Service was very helpful and informative. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was good but the portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2010
    food was good but the portions were too small. usually small portions aren't a negative, as they fill you... but this portion of gnocchi did not do that.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great from start to finish,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/20/2010
    great from start to finish, very friendly, and the food was excellent, all super fresh and well seasoned. Will become a regular here.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was my first time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/18/2010
    This was my first time at Cook & Brown and I have very few favorite restaurants. Now this one is my absolute favorite! The food was fresh and so well put together. We had an amazing orange cocktail and the wines were fabulous! Share as many dishes as you can, it is so worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our second visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2010
    This was our second visit and we were not disappointed. It is a very limited menu, but everything is from nearby farms and waters. They are hoping to have outdoor dining in the near future as well as Sat & Sun brunch. Definitely worth a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AWESOME Food! The chef is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/9/2010
    AWESOME Food! The chef is very talented at creating unique foods from local delicacies. Highly recommend a dinner date at Cook and Brown
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very small menu but we were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/8/2010
    Very small menu but we were prepared for that....everything very fresh and flavorful. One member of the party is vegetarian and was very pleased with the offerings. The cocktails were tasty and imaginative, the wine list afordable, yummy desserts! Service was outstanding....we will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first trip to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/7/2010
    This was our first trip to Cook & Brown Public House and we will definitely be going back. The food was excellent and the staff was great! We enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience and have no complaints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have visited twice this past
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/6/2010
    Have visited twice this past week. Can't wait to return. Chef Bolin and his wife have created what I would call the perfect neighborhood restaurant for those who love fresh, local, exciting cuisine. We had baby bluefish slow-poached in olive oil over lentils. The fish had been delivered right off the boat only a half hour before we ordered it. My favorite however (had it both nights) was the ricotta gnocci with a chicken ragu. You have to taste it to believe it! Scott was a very knowledgable server with a passion for the food he was serving. Treat yourself and go. By the way, you will need reservations. It was quite busy on a Thursday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Cook and Brown Public
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2010
    The Cook and Brown Public House is a wonderful addition to neighborhood dining. The food is excellent, focused on locally produced ingredients, and the service was attentive and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good, relaxed but hip vibe.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/1/2010
    good, relaxed but hip vibe. creative menu--well executed offerings! great desserts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was truly excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/17/2010
    food was truly excellent. Decent price-quality ratio. Will surely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a new restaurant in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2010
    This is a new restaurant in an old restaurant space. The overall ambiance is a lovely improvement from before -- especially liked the ceiling! The food was very good -- a somewhat limited menu, but appeared to be locally bought items. The wait staff was very attentive. When they didn't have a specific gin that we asked for, they gave us a couple of tastes of what they did have. Overall, it was a delightful meal and we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate