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About Parkside Rotisserie & Bar

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."

76 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary French / American

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)

Cross Street:
College Hill

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 331-0003

Website:
http://www.parksideprovidence.com/

Catering:
The Parkside is available for off-site events. Please e-mail Adam at parksideinfo@yahoo.com for more information.

Parking Details:
Valet service is offered Tuesday thru Sunday evenings beginning at 5pm. There is also on street parking.

Executive Chef:
Steven Davenport

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.

Private Party Contact:
Adam Vargulish: (401) 331-0003

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

Parkside Rotisserie & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Special Occasion (25)
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Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Casual (20)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Fun (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Hot Spot (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Authentic (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Great for Lunch (9)
People Watching (8)
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Seasonal (4)
Waterfront (4)
Organic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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 (New England)·Dined a day ago

Wonderful evening with excellent service and delicious food!

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·Dined 2 days ago

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!

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Fun
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Bar Seating, Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

90 mins to be served. Didn't get menus until we asked. Didn't have beers listed on menu. Food just average at best.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I've enjoyed Parkside for a while now. I appreciate its history, reputation, excellent service and good food. I would have ranked the food higher if my salmon dish was more moist. I still plan to return as soon as I can given my overall experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Good atmosphere, good food, best service, complementary valet parking, tasty deserts.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was so tasty! Great ambiance. We did feel a little rushed out to leave...

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere, quaint and cozy. The food continues to be the highest quality, and the service is extremely good and professional. The menu has a nice mix of entrees, wines and drinks.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for the first time on New Years eve. We were a party of 6 and though we had an 8:15 reservation they were absolutely packed. It did take us quite a while to be seated but the entire staff couldn't have been any more apologetic. We completely understood that because of the freezing cold temperatures and the fact that it was New Years Eve, nobody was getting up from their tables. That being said the food was incredibly delicious from the appetizers to the main course... EVERYTHING was a big hit. We all cant wait to go back on a regular night. Totally worth the drive from Massachusetts

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fun, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The rotisserie chicken and duck were fantastic! We also enjoyed the enormous Thai dumplings. And our server recommended a sarsaparilla cocktail that was great!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food and service as always. Had a great meal New Years Eve with the best waiter in town, Denay!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, People Watching, Late-night Find, Fun, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Casual, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was good but drinks were disappointing. Martinis only filled 3/4 of the glass.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

First time at Parkside and we'll be back! The food and service were perfect. The ambiance was fun. It is a bit noisy, but that didn't detract from our meal.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

It was a Christmas party for my office staff and their spouses. The service and attention was fabulous. The food impressed my staff. Everyone thanked me for introducing them to a new restaurant--one that they would come back to some day.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fun, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

My sister and I found Parkside on a Web search for "restaurants near me" after spending the day in Providence. We made the earliest reservation for 4:30, happy that we didn't have to wait around until 5pm when many of the restaurants start serving dinner.
Parkside was warm and inviting on a very chilly night and, with my sister in agreement, the beginning of many more great food experiences with more family and friends (most of whom are great home cooks and/or have worked in the restaurant/catering/food service business) who appreciate great food, great dining.
We split the trio of huge fried dumplings served w/hot mustard and s&s sauce on , this appetizer pleased on every food level...taste, texture, quality and freshness of ingredients, presentation. Soooo good. The organic pork rack dinner on roasted root vegetables was as satisfying and delicious as the dumplings.......we kept saying how "happy" we were with every bite....and at the end of the meal....and on the ride home.
Our waitress was spot on with the service, helpful about the specials and menu questions we had, she made our experience all-around 5 star!
We're looking forward to a January visit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Organic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Never disappointed when we dine at Parkside! This time we went for lunch and were pleasantly surprised at how reasonable the choices were. They had rotisserie specials which are always delicious as well as other lunch items in addition to sandwiches. Great place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We have been here before. Great bistro menu, reasonable wine list. A low keyed find.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

My family was visiting from California. I knew Parkside was a great spot to take them, the menu is a perfect ensemble of rustic comfort food, with a gourmet flair. The duck l’orange never disappoints. The waiter, Dinis, was fantastic.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Absolutely fantastic!!! Food was amazing and Eugene our bartender/waiter was great.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had an excellent dinner with even better service!! We would definitely come back!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on December 12, 2017

I live in Boston. Asked my cousin, who has lived in Providence all his life to recommend a place for lunch. I was meeting a friend from FL who was up just for the day. Only criterion was excellent food. His only suggestion was Parkside. Excellent, and very reasonably priced. I'd go back anytime.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We dined there after attending a show @ PPAC on Sunday afternoon, the food was delicious, and James are waiter was very friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Mussels appetizer included yummy broth, great for dipping the bread from the breadbasket. Crispy salmon lived up to its name and elegantly presented atop delicious lentils. Evening special of halibut also nice and crispy...fingerling potatoes surrounding dish reminded me of sausage! Meals so filling no room for dessert.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our dinner was excellent! It is our favorite restaurant and we will definitely return and tell others to as well.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Menu a little outdated.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Overall great experience, busy Saturday night crowd.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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 (Key West)·Dined on November 25, 2017

One of my Providence favorites . The food choices, daily specials and service never disappoint. The Charles Krug Cabernet is reasonably priced and an excellent pairing with one of their steaks or the lamb chops.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Parkside is a reliable choice for local Providence dining- the food is always good and the atmosphere is warm and inviting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent all around. Great cocktails, truly inspired appetizers, fresh ingredients. The service was perfect, timely, not intrusive and knowledgeable. Ambience is truly adult oriented and seating is comfortable and allows for quiet conversation. A great pleasure to dine here.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Fabulous as always!! It has to be at least 13+ years I've been going to Parkside. It is one of my favorites. Steven the owner, very pleasant and friendly goes out of his way to greet you and make sure everything is good for your dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful place in Providence! Lovely, romantic atmosphere, amazing menu and very friendly staff. Great for a special occasion or just want a nice dinner after a hectic work week!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was delicious and our waiter was outstanding!! We went before the theater and had plenty of time to enjoy dinner and make it to theater on time!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I had a delicious kale salad. The chick peas are roasted or fried...yum!
My halibut was cooked too perfection...yum!
Banana tart and a cup of coffee... yum!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food is superb, the staff lovely. Valet parking in downtown a major plus. The venison was cooked to perfection. The one mistake in the meal was quickly corrected.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Parkside is always exceptional. It is difficult to order from the regular menu because the specials are always so enticing! My new friends were won over by the service, food selections, and quality. I highly recommend Parkside!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was excellent . Wine list extensive as well as drinks from the bar. Food arrived welll prepared and warm. Somewhat noisy which is expected during a cold winter night. Yes I shall return.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We recently 'rediscovered' Parkside after not dining there for several years, and have now had 3 excellent dinners there over the past few months. The dishes are interesting and tasty - everything from the roasted duck salad and Bistro Burger to cashew chicken, Korean short ribs and nightly specials, the portions generous, the service pleasant and prompt, the cocktails imaginative and the desserts worth leaving room for (if you can). Try it, or try it again, if you haven't been there for awhile - you'll love it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The server we had didn’t seem like he wanted to be there. We weren’t told of any specials. We did find out that by someone else they had specials only by overhearing. We will go back but not with that server.

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