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Cook & Brown Public House

428 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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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
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Phone number
(401) 273-7275
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nemo Bolin
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Private party facilities
Please contact for information.
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Private party contact
Nemo Bolin: (401) 273-7275
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Please contact us through our web site to set up.
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Cross street
North St
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Parking details
Plenty of on street parking on Hope St.
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Public transit
RIPTA Bus 42. The bus runs to and from Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence and stops just steps from our doorstep.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact us through our web site to set up.
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
What 428 People Are Saying
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelH (New England)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago


OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The duck wasn’t available as it appeared in the menu but my son had the available version which he loved .. the mussels were disappointing.

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Very limited options on the dinner menu and really not broad based appealing. The web site gives the indication that the menu would be larger. Being a chef myself, I always perplexed that most chef in restaurants don't have a feel for salt. Most dishes are under salted. At restaurant, the cassoulet was extremely salty. I think what made i worse was they used a toasted bread crumb topping made from heir house bread which had a salted crust. Also, for a menu that only had four entree choices (and no specials) they had a substitution for one of their specials. My wife had the Steak Frites and I have to say the Frites were great but were served with no dipping sauce. They serve an Aoili with Moules Frites, why not with the Steak Frites. I think they are more interested in pleasing the drinking crowd and not the dining crowd.

bblaqz (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great place. Haven’t been in a year and was happy to see the drinks are still fantastic and the food even better.

Henry (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

My first dining experience at Cook & Brown and hope for more in future! Food is pricey but the quality makes it worthwhile. Creative combinations of foods, from salad to dessert. For example, the salad (crisp and fresh) included duck cracklings and a whipped cheese dressing. Entree was a fluffy cod cake surrounded by delicious mussels in a base of savory tomato broth. Try the fluffy rice pudding drenched in a maple praline sauce. wine list includes lots of out of the ordinary choices.

Andrea (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We chose Cook and Brown based on the selections chosen for Restaurant Week and we were not disappointed by the choices! From the salads, to the entrees, to the desserts, everything we ate was delicious and creatively plated. We enjoyed unique and tasty cocktails and German beers we hadn't tried before. Our waitress was helpful and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and are already planning on returning next week with friends!

vipTheDJ (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Quaint local neighborhood quality restaurant. Great knowledgeable server, braised pork belly and Seaford Stew outstanding. Cocktails seriously good.

vipKimG (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything was great. Our server when we started the night was outstanding. Her shift ended during our meal, the person who took over wasn't as attentive & left us waiting for the check for a while. Other than that it was a perfect night out. Great menu (albeit limited, call ahead to see what the offerings are) we caught the end of the german experiment. Just delightful. The smoked trout was so good.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Visited last year just before xmas as we pick up our kids at train station from NYC. We all Loved the cocktails and food so decided to go again this year. Unfortunately was offering only the winter menu which was limited and nothing on it met our appetites that evening so we only had cocktails and pretzel bread and left to visit another restaurant for dinner. Suggest updating the menu shown on OpenTable. All that being said we continue to be impressed with the cocktails (and service was pleasant) and will definitely come back - but will call before to check on menu.

vipDocmd (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

What an extraordinary, transcendent meal! They got a pig from a local farm and served the most exquisite ham. Everything was so fresh and seasonal, from the inventive salad with shaved cabbage, rye seeds and raisins, to the wonderful roasted veggies and, of course, the ham. I can't wait to go back. This place is special. And also a wonderful value.