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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
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10:30 PM
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Parkside Rotisserie & Bar

4.5
871 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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."
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm (Closed on Sundays in the Summer)
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Phone number
(401) 331-0003
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Steven Davenport
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Private party facilities
Our back room is ideal for intimate parties under 40 guests. Please e-mail Adam at parksideinfo@yahoo.com for more information.
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Private party contact
Adam Vargulish: (401) 331-0003
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Catering
The Parkside is available for off-site events. Please e-mail Adam at parksideinfo@yahoo.com for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
College Hill
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Parking details
Valet service is offered Tuesday thru Sunday evenings beginning at 5pm. There is also on street parking.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
What 871 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KevinP 
5.0  Dined a day ago

The food and service at Parkside is excellent and consistent! It can get busy at lunch so consider making a reservation.

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eatmorefood (New England)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

this is one of our favorite restaurants and have been coming to this location before it was even parkside; but parkside food is really great. we walked in and had to wait at the bar for our table which was fine, we were early. the bartender didn't acknowledge us for at least ten minutes. when I flagged down the bartender at the other end of the bar we were redirected to the bartender who wouldn't acknowledge us- even though we were in plain sight. not to mention that I bartended my way through college and could have handled 5 deep in the time she still didn't acknowledge us. anyway, we ended up walking out. very unfortunate.

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Finedining (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We had a great dining experience. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was delicious.

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KevinM (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Consistently excellent -- great combination of local seafood (Friday night oysters are an awesome appetizer!!) and great menu.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

It was lovely. Bistro burger was great.

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JohnathanT (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

really good, real real good. Liked it a lot. Would go back.

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CarolF (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My husband and I really enjoyed our Valentine's Dinner here! Great ambiance, food, service! I also eat here often for lunch since I work nearby, and always find everyone there to be friendly and professional and the food is just delicious! A big thank you to Steve and his staff!

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thomas (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Filet special tonight was absolutely the best piece of meat I have ever eaten.

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vipDoreenM (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

I always enjoy the food at the Parkside and the ambiance reminds of restaurants in NYC. One of my favorites in RI

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MadeleineT (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Use to be a favorite, but we had not been in years. The service remained top shelf and the menu has expanded but they have kept our favorite dishes. Great experience. We will return.

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vipr2geo (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

It was a Friday night so the Parkside was crowded, too crowded. The tables are so closed together you can hardly move. The noise level is intolerable. Good food, OK service. Go there if you don't want to talk and if you want to feel cramped.

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fringebenefit (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Phenomenal gem. Every time we dine there, we say, "Let's come back tomorrow!"

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JDCMA (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The food is always good and consistent. The bread was very good for a change. I learned they ran out of the regular bread, which tastes like stale diner fare. My only complaint related to the noise level. If you sit in the back area, be prepared to yell and say "I'm sorry, what did you say?" a lot! It is SOOOO loud back there, especially if there are any big parties. It's anything but relaxing. They desperately need to install some noise absorption materials on the ceiling or walls.

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TinaA (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food, atmosphere , service all excellent. Would definitely recommend it!

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HaileyR (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner on Saturday and everything was absolutely amazing. From the drinks, to the appetizers and main entrees, Parkside did not disappoint. I haven’t been here in years and I’m so happy I finally gave it another try. The head chef, Robbie, really knows what he’s doing- the food was outstanding. My boyfriend said it’s the best meal he’s ever had. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

As always everything was great, well taken care of by staff, and food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The restaurant was very noisy. We ordered the dumplings to split as an app. They were fried and very hard to cut into. The filling just fell right out. We both ordered specials and they were ok but disappointed by them overall. We also waited nearly an hour in between our app and entrees. Others around us who sat down after were getting served before us. We also had to ask for bread after we saw everyone else was getting bread.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Really enjoyed it again. Nice on a quiet weeknight. Noise level low and lots of privacy. We will be back.

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vipAnnie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

We went to the Parkside for a special business meal and were expertly attended to by several waiters. The restaurant serves very good food at a reasonable price with unobtrusive service.

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vipMichael (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Parkside is a favorite place for my wife and I to dine out in Providence. We like the valet parking and great service. Love the food.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food and service. Our waiter was not pushy at all and let us dine at our own pace.

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MikeG (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful evening with excellent service and delicious food!

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vipGolfer (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Wow, what a great meals we had last weekend! Went for Restaurant Week. Service was very good and they have a wonderful bar with many different cocktails. It's one of our favorites and proof is that it has existed for years and is aways busy. Just go and give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

This was an experience that really spanned the spectrum. The food was fantastic, but the establishment obviously had difficulty with the crowds this particular night due to restaurant week.

Had a reservation for 2 at 7pm and was told to grab a seat the bar by the hostess until our table became available. 7:15pm rolls around, then 7:30. See several groups come in after us and get seated before us. Overheard a conversation between the manager/host and hostess, where the former instructed the latter to seat a 7:30 party of 2 before us. We were finally seated a little before 8pm.

It then took another 10-15 minutes a server to come to our table. Our server was great, despite the fact she obviously had just been told to come cover our table. She was attentive and ave good recommendations. From there, the experience was quite good.

I was a bit suprised that they were comfortable charging full price after having a reservation and being made to wait to get seated and served. A "Hey. Sorry for the inconvenience. Here's an app (or dessert or a glass of wine) on us" would have cured all ills.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The food is always beautifully seasoned and prepared in subtly different ways.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We were back in "Friartown" for a basketball as we are PC alum. Picked Parkside at the recommendation of my husbands colleague. Wonderful way to start our getaway weekend! Great food, great service, great atmosphere and great location!

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LakehouseGirl (Indiana)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

I would say not their best night. I went on Open Table to make a reservation at Parkside for a special event dinner with my wife and was pleased I had many choices of time - 7:00, 7:15, 7:30 or 7:45. I chose 7:15 and we arrived five minutes early. The gentleman at the front told us it would be just a few minutes for our table and suggested we take a seat at the bar. After waiting 30 minutes I went back and asked if we were close. He clearly had forgotten us, as we inquired if we were a table for four. I corrected him and he said it would just be another minute. Thirty more minutes went by and now, when he had to walk other diners past us while we were seated at the bar he almost comically worked to not make eye contact. Table after table turned over, but not for us. So at about 8:15 we asked the bartender if we could eat at the bar, which we did and it was fine. But, seriously, what's up with this? Either they took way, way too many reservations than they could handle or he wasn't taking customer service too seriously. Either way, it was not the evening we were looking for.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We went for lunch during Providence Restaurant Weeks on Friday 1/19/18, and it was very nice. Our appetizer was "pork wings" - a sort of pork drumstick with sweet/sour sauce which was very tender and very good. I had the lobster tortelloni, which were very nice; Partner had the chicken pot pie crepe, which he said was excellent and very inventive - a rethinking of a classic comfort food with a gourmet twist. We both had the beignet Foster for dessert, which was delicious. Service was excellent. I hadn't been here for some years, but I will definitely go back soon.

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icefleur (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

First time there. Loved it. Will go back. Food was served hot, which I love

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Wonderful overall dining experience, very personable and helpful waiter

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