Parkside Rotisserie & Bar

4.6
1062 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Parkside Rotisserie and Bar is a Manhattan-style bistro centrally located in the heart of Rhode Island"s capital city, Providence. One of the best restaurants in Providence since 1994. Serving lunch and dinner daily, the Parkside is surely a fantastic choice anytime. The Parkside offers a wide array of upbeat foods ranging from spicy crab cakes to grilled tenderloin and portobello salad. There are also several innovative pasta dishes as well as the Parkside's signature rotisserie meat items and daily specials. The Parkside's unique atmosphere is accented by an open kitchen where guests can enjoy watching our talented culinary staff prepare all of the enticing entrees found on the menu. Join us at the Parkside for a relaxing dining experience that is "casual elegance."

Specials

Dollar Oyster Night

Local Sourced Oysters are $1 every Tuesday and Friday night

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 24, 2018

Ends: September 25, 2117

Availability: Tue 4:00PM-9:30PM
Fri 4:00PM-9:30PM

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Key West
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I like the small restaurant atmosphere but the past two ro three meals here have not been up to their previous standards. I had the swordfish special with scallops. The swordfish was overcooked thus dry and the scallops undercooked. The potatoes and sausage where tasteless.

The other two members of my party had the sirloin steak special and filet mignon which they said were both good.

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J
New England
26 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food- always love the crab cakes. Fish was awesome and so is the chicken.... a Providence fave!

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SL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love it at Parkside! Never disappoints!

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FB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the food was excellent! Highly recommend.

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P
New England
26 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here before a show and brought new guests with us. They were as impressed as we first were and I know you have gained 2 new patrons!!

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C
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Staff didn't seem super friendly. Would be nice if they offered recommendations or asked if we had been there before. Interactions felt very mechanical.

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C
New England
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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AD
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Parkside has always been a fine restaurant. The quality of food is excellent. Many time however it becomes so crowded that it becomes unpleasant and not enjoyable. My wife and I were against a wall with a very small table. If a fire broke out, we would all be in trouble. You could hardly move in there.

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P
New England
32 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We SO enjoyed our lunch with you. This was our first visit and we were a group of 10. Nothing could have been easier or nicer. Quiet area, excellent and very accommodating waiter, good service. We all enjoyed our dishes, fresh and nicely presented. However we all felt there could have been a bit more seasoning. Great location, great ambiance and decor. We all said we'd go back in a flash and we will see you again when we next visit the RISD Museum. Booking on line was also a breeze.

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SM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our visit. The food was well prepared and delicious, but it was piled in a heap on a dinner plate that was too small for the size of the serving. Too many French fries! Noise level in the back room was very high. Better in the main dining area and bar.

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JA
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was fantastic. The chef was able to cater to our diet concerns. The manager and our waiter were so friendly and really catered to our special occasion.

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b
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great but for $30 a plate I’d expect less flies.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service, down side is cramped quarters. You are definitely not having a private conversation since the next table is a foot away, there is barely enough room to squeeze between to get out. Very loud and not good for kids.

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p
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service and food very good. Would have preferred table in front part of restaurant, not near the cooking area.

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BN
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service and incredible food . I definitely recommend trying out this restaurant. I really big on costumer service and this place nailed it. The was incredible .

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PH
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Went to Parkside for Valentine’s Day. It was my wife’s and my first time there. Food was exceptional and priced reasonably. The only critique was with the service. While our waiter was attentive, sociable and cordial, he was too distracted with having to wait on his tables, take customer orders and provide us our check at the end of our evening. This was true for the other waiters working in our area. Other guests seemed similarly frustrated with the delay of the waiter. It may have been due to the volume of patrons, which speaks to the popularity of Parkside. I don’t want this to take away from the extraordinary evening that we had at Parkside. We will definitely go back and will recommend the same to others.

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P
New England
27 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this little restaurant. My only disappointment (again) with it, is asking for Kettle One vodka for my cosmo and not being served Kettle One.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and service outstanding

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KT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience! Food and service was excellent! Would highly recommend this restaurant

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I love the Park Side, but there was a new prep chef on the evening we visited. A few of our food items came out a bit subpar, but were quickly remedied by the manager on duty. They run out of table bread around 8:30-9:00pm on busy weekends. The bread is good, so we were a bit disappointed. We were offered free dessert for our trouble. The wait staff and management were very friendly and accommodating.

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GV
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cheryl our waitress was terrific. Food was amazing!

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E
New England
52 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the best place we have been in a very long time! Service and food are excellent. Apple tart is best dessert anywhere!

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SB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Always a pleasure eating at Parkside.... Duck, scallops, pork loin and mac & cheese were all delicious!!! The specialty drinks were nothing special = don't bother!! Cherylanne was a great server!

***Word of advice for visiting in the winter months = don't sit under any of the windows!! Prior to asking for a new table, we actually had to wear our coats and scarfs because the draft was horrible!!

Enjoy!!!

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal. Our food was amazing. The mussel app was fantastic. The parkside salad was simple and tasty. The blackened cod entree and the pork mignon were both fantastic. Can’t wait to come back.

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NE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely experience and interesting menu. Valet parking which is a must in downtown.

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MB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding, service was great. Warm and cozy on a winter night. The smell of the delicious food greets you as soon as you step inside!

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SG
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried it for the first time after Parkside was recommended by 2 friends. Food was outstanding. I had scallops with sweet potato gnocchi and it was heavenly. Everything about it was great and I’d highly recommend.

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V
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Parkside - from the convenience of the parking valet service to the cozy atmosphere, good service, and always delicious food. We didn't realize it was Restaurant Week when we booked the reservation, so we experienced somewhat tighter quarters and more conversational background noise than usual, but nothing that interfered with our enjoyment of the occasion.

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MG
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good service and food. No kids menu, but they will accommodate your custom requests. We ordered pasta with a side of Italian sausage for our tween... ~$6.00, more than fair. Overall, food was well cooked and presented and tasted good, but the coziness that could have been was ruined by our freezing our butts off every time the front door was opened. Takeaway? Don't get stuck in front near the window.

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NP
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The food was decent for most courses, but never more than that. The service (it was quite busy) was sporadic, and our sever didn't make much of an effort to connect with us. The prices were too high, even with Restaurant Week going on, to warrant our experience overall. We were disappointed.

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EM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Went on Friday night for the restaurant week menu. We ordered a pizza off of the regular menu to start and that was amazing but the restaurant menu was not. I only got 2 oysters instead of the 3 it said on the menu and the octopus entree was so salty it was inedible. Then the dessert came in plastic cups with whipped cream out of a can. The whole thing was pretty disappointing.

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VT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was fantastic from first to last course, the salad was a complete meal in itself, very creative. I had the salmon which was cooked to perfection....and the desert, yummy👏

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve dined at Parkside for years. Although I now live in San Francisco, Parkside is still my go-to for great food, great atmosphere, and an overall fine experience when I come home to Providence. This visit was an extra special experience thanks to our wonderful waiter, Ricky!

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RF
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Parkside for Restaurant Weeks and will be going back. It was absolutely delicious food and wonderful service. A bit pricey for my day-to-day dining preference but would be very nice for a special occasion in the future.

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RI
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Have been here many times over the years. This time, the food was okay, but not great. It used to be. In Providence, the culinary level is high.
It was restaurant week. Not busy when we got there, but we were rushed along by Nicole. We were celebrating and would have liked to take our time.
No offer of bottled water. Tap water served that clearly isn’t filtered and tasted particularly horrible. Though we did not get the wine, beer, cocktail menu, we tried to order drinks. I asked for a “citrusy” IPA. Was told none were, with no offer to check. I asked for the list. There were IPAs that were.
Drinks barely on table. Asked for time. Not 3 minutes later, there was waitress asking for order. We gave in.
I ordered the chicken salad sandwich, asking how it was from the slightly sullen and impersonable waitress. No help. It had cranberries and walnuts in it. All good sounding, but it was awful looking: discolored and mauve from cranberries smushed in. Tasted ok, but not attractive. Had to get up after no check on us for 10 min to get ketchup for tepid fries. Yikes.
My friends had restaurant week menu. They liked food ok. I noticed the blueberry parfait, served in a wine glass, had no liner plate. Not very nice looking, nor easy to rest spoon.
Waitress became cheerier when she dropped check. I hate that.
Not planning to return anytime soon

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GG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing meal and excellent service!!

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Parkside continues to provide great food and tremendous service. Consistently one of the best values in Providence.

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TC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Honestly it was just OK. There’s a lot of choices in PVD and this wouldn’t be my first. It was good but doesn’t exceed expectations. Service was subpar even though the restaurant was empty on a Friday night. Drinks were way too strong. Food was good but was average.

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IV
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding anniversary

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