Parkside Rotisserie & Bar

4.5
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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."

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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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parkside has been around so long in one form or another that it's easy to overlook. This would be a mistake. We enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner there on a Saturday night. The service was excellent, the food delicious, and we felt truly welcome.

e
New England
20 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

idk - we love this place. i cook pretty good and the food here is consistently - really good, which is more than i can say for most other places. we only eat at a few restaurants and this is one of em. The staff is genuine and nice. The atmosphere is great, for us, a cozy bistro feel. The bar is well stocked -> Best fried calamari anywhere --

F
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We arrived for an early, pre-theater reservation to a near empty restaurant. The hostess tried to seat us at the table closest to the kitchen and restroom that jutted out into the passageway. When I asked to be moved she refused even after I pointed out the four empty tables. In an effort to not embarrass my son I acquiesced but those tables remained empty. It’s bad enough when they try that but to refuse to give someone a better non-reserved table is uncalled for. Plus, the food is mediocre.

CH
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our first time visit was very positive with great food, good service and welcoming environment.

TC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Your famous half chicken was dry and the skin was not crispy with flavor, disappointing.
The server seemed to rush us through our dinner serving the entree just as the appetizer plates were removed.
The restaurant was too noisy to enjoy conversation with other couple.

L
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was four of us. Everyone’s food was excellent. Staff was friendly and waitress was very nice and attentive. Would definitely come back again.

JL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
Outstanding food

T
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Oreded. NY Strip. The steak was served cut in three. Never served that way. The preparer cut across the grain kinda ruined the steak. Staff gladly removed from the bill and comped me a flourless chocolate torte that was outstanding. Will definitely be returning.

N
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very disappointed on our recent dinner. 6:30 reservation, didn't get seated until 6:50 - no big deal, place was busy. Appetizer of dumplings came out very quick and were not hot.. next was soup which was hot. Had the burger and it was very tasty but again not hot, just luke warm as were the fries. My wife had the cod, which she liked but the carrots had a heavy maple glaze on them. Had to ask for bread and water refills.

Will give Parkside one more opportunity and consistency has been an issue lately.

RP
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was about the 6th or 7th time I’ve been to Parkside and it is always excellent! The waitstaff is courteous and very attentive. Then there’s the food..the food is amazing! Every time I have a different dish and everyone has been a winner. This time around it was a lamb special with mushroom risotto. The risotto was rich and creamy with the lamb prepared to perfection. I always recommend the Parkside to anyone asking for a nice restaurant in Providence! Thank you!

R
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food is good, could improve on attention to detail, we were seated by their prep room, they left the door open a lot, the smell and the breeze make the experience not very pleasant

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Very prompt at getting us seated even though we were early for our reservation. Waitress very attentive to us all evening. Will definitely try to get back when in area again. Noise level a bit loud due to large groups on Valentine's and weekend.

LS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always awesome. Earlier can be noisy. Always a good experience

E
New England
68 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly service. Bit crowded and loud but we go often so expect that

E
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

first time we have been disappointed at Parkside, unfortunately we were introducing friends to the place! Do not let them seat in backs to the front windows a a cold night!! Or, any night. The bench seats are too narrow to relax, and on a COLD night you freeze leaning up against the window AND patrons we standing holding the front doors hopen. I should have insisted we be moved.

AA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, very busy night but staff handled it very well.
Alex the manager is a true professional.

AG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant evening, great meal and very good service

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both food and service were incredible. Definitely a perfect spot to spend Valentine's Day or any special occasion!

MG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The first time we visited this place it was quiet, the food was delicious. Service was also great. No complaints for the price and quality of the food. I liked it enough to reserve dinner for Valentines Day. We get there and grab a drink waiting for our table. It was chaotic and busy, not a place to enjoy a romantic laid back dinner. We were seated on time and had the same server as last time. Very professional gentlemen. We ordered apps to start and asked the server what he would recommend for wine, he uttered some fancy white wine to which I agreed to try. Well I had to stop him about 15 minutes later thinking he may have forgotten my wine. Which he did and frantically came back with not white, but red wine. At this point I just figured well I'll try it. But wasnt pleased with the taste and really wanted the white. The apps came out and were delicious. The dinner came out and the duck I ordered was chewy and fatty. Overall for the price it's not worth it for the food you get. I wouldn't go out of my way to make reservations there again unless I perhaps stuck with my choice of dinner the very first time I had visited as I would be hesitant to try another meat they serve.

II
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Cocktail was poorly made and had shards of ice, the bouillabaisse was watery and tasteless, and the cheese was out of the fridge. Still, I enjoyed my wife's company!

CS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! I'm sure it was one of the busiest nights of the year and they were perfectly accommodating. Dinner and service was perfect.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for the first time for Valentines Day. We were able to secure a last minute reservation and the whole experience was wonderful. The restaurant was so nicely decorated for the occasion, the staff seemed unphased by how busy the restaurant was, our server was extremely friendly and professional offering suggestions, the food didn’t take long to come out, the food was one of the best meals I’ve had in some time, the dessert was so delicious as well - all around great.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Now we remember why we celebrate Valentines Day on an off night. Parkside was hopping. Server was not up to Parkside’s normal attentiveness. Apps were not served together. Second round of drinks was wrong. Had to ask for bread. One meal was delicious, the filet. The second , just so so and it was the Osso Bucco special.

Will return on a quiet night and get the great service and food we are accustomed to.

RA
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Love this place, not the best experience

H
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Absolutely hated the table beside the kitchen which we were seated at. I had a clear view inside the ladies and men’s rooms. I was excited about what I was going to order as I perused their online menu before arriving, only to find out that the online menu is “very” old. The food, although second choice, was delicious. Ordered a half bottle of red wine after ordering our entree, but it did not arrive until after I had eaten half of my meal. Actually, I stopped eating my dinner until my wine arrived. It was Valentine’s Day so it was very busy. I probably will not go back anytime soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food was fantastic as was the service. Will definitely be back in the future.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

No chicken left on a Sunday night, and that’s what we came for...

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food. Good Waite staff. Had reservation at 7:30, didn’t get our table until about 7:50pm.

JG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and friendly wait staff; food was incredible!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. We will be back soon!

r
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went there on a Thursday night, as not crowded at all. Service was great, with very good food as always. We have avoided this restaurant on the weekends as the noise level is quite high. That is why the weekday venture was perfect. My only complaint is the noise. Otherwise, an outstanding downtown Providence restaurant just a small step down from top of the line.

LJ
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our party of 5 was seated immediately, despite arriving several minutes ahead of our reservation. The service was friendly and the food was good. Prices seemed a bit on the high side, but not outrageous. I was very surprised that there were few, if any, vegetarian options on the menu. The coffee, on the other hand, was probably the best I've ever tasted!

R
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old and new friends getting together

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The overall experience could have been much better if it weren’t so loud. We couldn’t hear the server and had to yell to talk to each other. My entree was bland but the appetizers were good. The beer I got was great too. The others enjoyed their meal, so our only gripes was my entree and the noise level.

SF
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Stopped by with my folks for the last night of Providence Restaurant Weeks. The food was, no surprise, great, delicious and arrived in a timely manner. Despite the restaurant being packed, we never felt rushed and even took advantage of their delicious sweet treats to end our experience. Shout out to the staff who were all working their butts off and delivering!

P
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my nephew and niece there for a belated Christmas dinner celebration. It was a quiet night at the restaurant. The waitress was pleasant. The food is excellent, especially their rotisserie selections. They have a nice selection of wines as well.

AA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Appropriate portion sizes. Service was very good. A little pricy, but worth it.

TR
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous dinner at Parkside. This time we enjoyed a Restaurant Week luncheon which was delicious and presented beautifully.

D
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not knowing what to expect we were pleasantly surprised. Our meal was exceptional. I had the short rib with olive oil potatoes. Absolutely delicious. Sorry I don't remember our waiter's name. Very good service. Yes, I will go there again for dinner sometime. Thank you!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The noise level was uncomfortably loud. It significantly detracted from the experience of enjoying good food. We had to leave before our usual dessert because we were tired of shouting to one another to be heard, and constantly repeating everything we said, despite sitting next to one another.

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