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About 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.
Providence, RI 02906
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
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact us through our web site to set up.
Plenty of on street parking on Hope St.
RIPTA Bus 42. The bus runs to and from Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence and stops just steps from our doorstep.
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact for information.
Private Party Contact:
Nemo Bolin: (401) 273-7275
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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Cook & Brown Public House Ratings and Reviews
The bread they brought us before dinner was inedible--strong taste of mold. The burgers and chips were okay--burgers were a little dry. The dessert was so bad, we sent it back. "Fruit Crumble" ended up being a few tasteless chunks of hard, dry uncooked apple, topped with what tasted like Thanksgiving stuffing! Just disgusting......
Overall the menu was inventive and the food was pretty good. The lighting, furnishings and design of the place is terrible, making for a downscale ambiance,. The layout is awkward, and you have to push through the bar area to get to the dining area. So, very good service, pretty good food, lousy atmosphere.
I met a friend for appetizers and drinks, having heard that this cosy neighborhood spot was a "gastro-pub." In fact, the drink menu was extensive and the appetizer choices were really interesting (and apparently, change every day.) We were told by our server that the menu reflects whatever the chef is able to obtain from locally sourced providers. So, our appetizers of the evening included a bluefish pate plate, whipped farmer cheese plate, and broiled brussels sprouts casserole. All yummy. My friend enjoyed her craft beer and I enjoyed my glass of pinot noir. A fun spot which we will definitely visit again!
The food was okay, nothing special, especially for the price. My husband and I tried the bluefish fitters which were the best thing we ate that night, the charcuterie board was nothing great - we ended up getting the large one by accident and there were 5 meats and 1 plum jam to try. I was surprised there wasn't even 1 type of cheese to pair with this or some kind of pickled vegetables. The gnocchi was terrible, I have never had bad gnocchi, it is typically one of my favorite dishes but this one was not good at all. We went for my birthday and I was hoping for a really good meal and left a bit disappointed.
Casual setting with excellent food. Every dish we had was great. The pasta was perfectly cooked. The Mushroom Ragu was amazing. They Recommended a good wine that went well with the meal and was reasonable. Bartender very knowledgable about the wine.
Staff a bit slow but would definitely recommend this place. A bit of a drive outside Providence but worth it.
Excellent excellent cocktails - they even have a separate dessert cocktail menu. Portion sizes were perfect (not too big) and everything was absolutely delicious. Each of the 3 dishes ordered included some excellent combinations, but combinations I would never have thought of on my own. The desserts are huge, definitely meant for sharing, but so delicious! MY father had a salted caramel rice pudding that was out of this world, while my mother had a blueberry "cobbler" pavlova that was light and yummy. My hot (clearly flourless and exceptionally fudgy) brownie was rich and decadent and the hommeade anise icecream was unusual but so good! Love that cook and brown does daily menus! Everything was so fresh. Also, the pub/restaurant had a great casual feel. The bar was full too!.
First time here. It was recommended by a friend. Waitress was great-friendly, personable and efficient. Decor was lovely as well.
We ordered the 3 course prefix meal to be shared between my husband and I for $38/pp. I am vegetarian and my husband eats meat. The kitchen was able to put the meat on the side which was a perfect solution.
The first course was a small fennel salad with herbs. It was delicious but shouldn't of been the size for two people to share.
The second course was a bowl with corn, tomatoes and jalepenos and yummy seasonings. There was a small serving of pork belly on the side for my husband. Again, it was delicious, but very small (should've been definitely for one serving-not for two to share.)
The 3rd course was an ice cream sundae to share, which of course was delicious (it was ice cream!)
The portion amount and content of the meal was not valued at $38/per person. The fennel, corn, tomatoes and jalapeños did not fill me. No grain, dairy, legume...nothing! Perhaps they don't usually serve vegetarians? I actually left hungry and stopped by someplace else for a bite. I have never done that before.
Anyone else have a similar experience?
Third time eating here and this meal had some highs and some lows for me. The wows were corn soup, bluefish fritters and the dessert. The main entrees I tried were creative but overpowering in their use of smoked cheese--in particular the mushroom lasagna. Because my experiences had been quite positive aside from this, I will return. It was notable that having left over 3/4 of this main dish no one serving us took note nor asked if there was any problem with it--nor did they ask if we wanted to take it home, to which I would have replied no.
The building is small, so even though the place wasn't completely filled on a Friday night I still wouldn't try to go without a reservation. (Plus, I always want the OpenTable points!) The food was great for the most part. We were there on a double date. My friend and I each got small plates of two different pastas and they were both very good. The price was a little high for the portion, but definitely nice to have that option to go smaller and a little cheaper compared to buying a huge plate you can't eat. My friend's husband got the restaurant week menu and absolutely loved it! My fiance ordered the flatbread and was underwhelmed. The bread itself was a little soggy, and definitely not what he expected. But, 3/4 isn't bad.
We appreciated the drink menu. They feature a different Rose each day over the summer, and the glass I ordered was nice and dry, just as described by our server. Everyone else seemed pleased with their drinks (beer on tap, and a cocktail of some kind). Overall it was a fun Friday night out.
This is not the first time my husband and I have dined at this restaurant. There is a distinct decline in management over the last couple of years. Though I'd made my open table reservation for a party of six, and the restaurant was mostly empty, our table had not been set. The food was okay and the wine list was very limited. There were two white wines on the by-the-glass menu that were not sweet. One was from a vineyard in Maine and the other from Napa Valley - so it seemed like the only choice. I found it overpriced ($15/glass), not very good, and not very cold. Finally, the most annoying part of the experience was the music. Our reservations were for 8:30 - after a movie. It seemed that the music became louder and more harsh as the evening progressed - as if it were being used as a repellant to send us away. My rating of the noise level as "energetic" is meant to imply this negative part of the experience. That final touch of "hostile architecture" drove us away from what could have been a reasonably pleasant evening.
Picked this restaurant which is on the Pawtucket/Providence line for dinner with my parents and my boyfriend. The food menu is limited, but everything we ordered was cooked well. The fried chicken was crisp on the outside, moist on the inside and not greasy. The "Punch" on the menu which as the menu says "gets the people going" was the perfect mix of sweet and sour. I highly recommend this restaurant.
A friend and I went to dinner there on their anniversary. They served food dim sum style. Every dish was amazing. Beef tongue tacos, a play on chicken and waffles, the best ruben I've ever had, and an uni sandwich were highlights. The servers were friendly and attentive. A near-magical night.
Great place to have different drinks and eat dinner. We went to eat on a Saturday night. We ordered appetizers and entrees, chicken pate , along with fritters for apps. The entrees we ordered were cod and short ribs, both meals and entrees were delish. For dessert we had the rice pudding , it was fantastic. We also sampled multiple bourbon while there. The staff are hospitable and it was a pleasure to go there. I'm sorry we waited so long to try it...we will definitely return and bring friends.
Street parking was not an issue. Space is pretty wide open/basic, but enough décor to make it interesting. Plaid flannel shirt clad staff gave off a hipster vibe, but they knew the menu and were attentive. They're farm-to-table, so the menu is limited, but the food quality was excellent. Interesting signature cocktails. Gin-based Hummingbird was nice. Some solid craft beer choices (Maine Peeper Ale). For starters, Roasted Butternut Squash Soup and Pork Belly Appetizer were both excellent. Gnocci was fluffy and light, with an interesting texture from the seeds that were sprinkled on it. The Cod entrée was cooked perfectly and was delicious. Chocolate Souffle with Stout Ice Cream was interesting, but more soufflé-like than actual soufflé. I would definitely make the trip down Hope Street again.
Came in from out of town for the weekend... and because the reservation had made online, we were unaware that there would be a fixe menu. However, it was to be expected as it was Valentines Day weekend after all); and that's pretty much my only complaint.
The food was outstanding and the wine list was clearly well thought out and very fit for those looking for quality, and deliciousness.
I wish we knew it was a pre-fix menu as the prices were double for everything. That is something that Open Table should either make note of or put a notification when booking restaurants during holiday's to confirm with the restaurant that there may be a pre-fix menu.
We went for dinner tonight and were pretty disappointed. The chicken liver pate probably the highlight. I had a beet salad - overwhelmed with beets - and I love them! My husband had the squash soup which was just okay and there was alot of it. There was a crunchy brittle on top that was very sweet. He had the gnocchi for his entree which was good but needed seasoning. I had the chicken which was fine; rice side was just awful. No flavor, no seasoning and an odd combination of rice, grapefruit, herbs and cauliflower. Will not be back.
I was very disappointed that we were served on very chipped plates. We had invited friends who had never been to Cook and Brown. It was embarrassing to me that the food arrived on plates that clearly should have been thrown out !! Food and wait staff were excellent.
staff needs to just be more warm and inviting. dont talk back to the customer when he asks for something. when you unlock door open it for the women patrons and smile. its a table of 7 you are getting a locked in tip. go above and beyond. didn't this time. food was good but staff needs to be more gracious, maybe female touch would help!
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