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Cook & Brown Public House

4.1
428 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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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Cuisines
American
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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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Catering
Please contact us through our web site to set up.
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Neighborhood
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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.
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
What 428 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
3.5
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelH (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

This restaurant was a complete disappointment. As a "Farm to Table" restaurant, you would expect fresh, local ingredients prepared simply with appropriate seasonings. From the start, we had difficulty even finding anything on the menu that would make us want to stay and try it. Since we had little time before we had to go to see a show, we decided to try to make it work. The first couple of small dishes we ordered were good...fresh cucumber salad with mint and giant radish...it was nice and we thought "OK...maybe this will be worth it". Unfortunately, that was as good as it got. The smoked trout was just bad. It did not look fresh, was really cold and seemed like something that was opened from a deli package. The brussel sprouts were not fresh...they looked like they had been cooked few days earlier, warmed back up in a dish covered with olive oil and mixed with fatty bacon. What is with the over pouring of olive oil on everything? Sometimes less is more...and in this case, it's going to be way less.

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Pcart27 (New England)
3.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

Our server was curt and seemed annoyed to serve us. The food was great!

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lola (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

The service is exceptional--everyone was very attentive, the food was served with perfect timing and the staff very friendly, conversational and efficient. The food is good--a lot of butter was used and of course that makes things delicious. I liked everything we ordered and will definitely go back. It was rich but healthy tasting.
The one thing that could use a bit of a boost is the decor--rugs on the wall? it felt slightly dirty which is not good. Given the food is austrian the decor should reflect this--good art on the wall and maybe a different paint color.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

The restaurant made a small
Mistake with one of our orders and really went above and beyond in making it right.

Could have clearly used 1 (or 2) more waitstaff in their dining area, but the staff that there was was very kind. Will be back soon! Cool place

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

My second time here and still very impressed. It’s not often you get a great neighborhood feel with such inventive menu, quality products and knowledgeable staff.

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