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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.

959 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
North St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 273-7275

Website:
http://www.cookandbrown.com/

Catering:
Please contact us through our web site to set up.

Parking Details:
Plenty of on street parking on Hope St.

Public Transit:
RIPTA Bus 42. The bus runs to and from Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence and stops just steps from our doorstep.

Executive Chef:
Nemo Bolin

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact for information.

Private Party Contact:
Nemo Bolin: (401) 273-7275

Additional:
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:
Please contact us through our web site to set up.

Cook & Brown Public House Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

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Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2016

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......

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2016

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.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Great neighborhood gem. Menu changes frequently based on what's available locally. Wait staff is very knowledgeable and the pace of service is great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Superb meal start to finish.
Service was impeccable. Food was outstanding. Drinks were delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2016

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!

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Welcoming environment and inventive menu. Wait staff very knowledgeable about the food. Informal, neighbor-hoody venue. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Farm-to-table fresh dinners!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2016

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Good food. Entree portions bit small for price.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2016

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2016

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!.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 7, 2016

Met with a group of 7 and the restaurant was incredibly flexible with the reservation. Server was friendly and engaging. Burger, beer, and bourbon was out of this world! Highly recommend.

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2016

Went for the beer, bourbon and burger night on Wednesdays. Beer is preselected (and not good). Bourbon was nice, and there were a couple of options for burgers. Would have loved a different beer though.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2016

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?

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Really interesting fresh menu and great staff- worth a try or a trip back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Quality of food and presentation excellent, atomphspere ok. Pricey

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Creative beverages and dishes. The ricotta gnocchi with eggplant was fantastic.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2016

Super easy to make reservations, awesome staff, great beer/wine list, but the gnocchi did not match the description on the menu - super disappointing! Willing to test it out again because we loved the local sourcing and vibe.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2016

We had a wonderful experience at Cook and Brown Public House. Great cocktails and service. Food was exceptional! Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2016

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2016

This was a great place. Everything was fabulous. Definitely love locally sourced food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2016

This was the worst service I have ever encountered. Rude server. Normally I am a very positive person and it takes a lot to give a negative review. Would not recommend to anyone.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2016

Pricey but worth it. Love the cozy atmosphere. It was cozy but not too quiet. Cocktails were amazing. Very well crafted and delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 2, 2016

Kids were running around. Great food, Great bar... Great bartender

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 25, 2016

Would not recommend. Don't mind paying for a great meal but other than the chicken and biscuit, very mediocre. Salty food. Chocolate soufflé was dreadful! Sorry. Servers were friendly but did not have one consistent server attend to us.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 20, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 20, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 20, 2016

Excellent for brunch and dinner! The menu is small, but everything on it is amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2016

Such nice people! Get the baked alaska- gorgeous dish!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2016

They more than accommodated four adults and four kids (ages 8months to 13yrs) for a late Sunday brunch. Super nice. Excellent tasting food with perfectly poaches eggs.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 16, 2016

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 9, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2016

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2015

The charcuterie board was fantastic and full of items I would not normally have. Overall great meal and great mixed drinks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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