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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 26, 2015

Lovely menu and gorgeous presentation of food, Parkside delivers on every level.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 21, 2015

I used to love this restaurant. Went many times for both lunch and dinner. This time was such a disappointment. Start with service. The waitress was obviously new. We could hardly get her to take our drinks, She left before the 4th person at the table even got a chance to order his. She kept on disappearing. Oh well, that might have been OK if the food was something to rave about. A chicken dish with ginger and some brown sauce was so over sauced that everything, including the French fries were covered in goop making the fries soggy and the chicken drowned. Two people ordered it, two people did not like it. The pasta dish was also over sauced with a heavy hand. We decided to forgo dessert. Really surprised about the food (and it is somewhat pricey..Boston chicken is better). Won't be back for a long time.

The valet parking guys were very nice!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed the meal very much. There were plenty of choices and the food was prepared to perfection. I would definitely return and/or recommend to a friend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2015

Have been to Parkside 4 times before, each time was a "great" on the scale. This time however was only "good". The parpardelle duck pasta (normally one of the best dishes) was dry and lukewarm, the waiter had to look at the menu multiple times when asked questions, no wine pairings were suggested when specifically asked (yes, I'll drink what I like, but when I ask you for a suggestion, make one!). Calimari was great app, and we'll be back, just hope this was an anomaly

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2015

We were a party of 8 people celebrating a birthday for my boss. The server was attentive and prompt. We all ordered different dishes and the food was delicious and served promptly. They presented a lovely dessert to my boss for his birthday which was very nice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2015

Braised short rib was a big hit with the group, 4 of us enjoyed it as our main course

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2015

I forgot my I phone on the table and I must say honest staff and bus boys. They held it for me in the office overnight till I came for it. It feels good to go to a great place with great staff.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2015

My food was exceptional, I had the short braised ribs and scallops for an app. I would not recommend going there for restaurant week, Sienna's was much more bang for the buck. The portions were so small, we were joking if we should go to Wendy's or Burger King after. You only got one scallop for the app and a half a grapefruit size of short ribs. I let 2 people try it and I was sorry I did because it was soooo small. I wasn't crazy about the flourless choco cake. Needless to say we had a great time and the service was excellent too!
I would go back, but not for Restaurant week.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 16, 2015

We have been to the parkside many times before and we are never disappointed. We were most recently there for restaurant week and I was very pleased with the variety offered in the pre-fix menu. Half of our group ordered the pre-fix menu and the other 1/2 ordered from the regular menu and everyone was very pleased.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2014

We were seated in the front window which is cold and got colder every time the doors opened. On New Years eve, the host's stand was just inside the door. Groups held the doors open while the first person spoke to the host. It was Cold. Don't sit near the door. The food was good.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 30, 2014

Chef willing to shuck oysters for granddaughter. Fries outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2014

Meal was excellent as always! Great service and a nice martini selection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2014

Surprisingly busy for lunch on a Thursday afternoon. Glad I made a reservation! Delicious lunch. Well priced. Outstanding Cubano sandwich with homemade fries!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2014

This is one our favorite restaurants. Food is always excellent, the atmosphere is quiet with appropriate soft dining music in the background. Wine list is large enough to meet almost everyone's taste. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who values food preparation and presentation, quiet atmosphere and excellent service. If light snow is falling, be sure to get one of the window tables, The view of the park across the street is magical.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2014

Food is always awesome. Who would have thought that a double cut pork chop could be accompanied by a clam and mussel combo and topped with a tomato based salsa? Great blend of flavors...too bad it was just a special of the evening. Pork mignon also delicious as was the pasta bake. Rapidly becoming one of our favorite dining spots in Providence!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 6, 2014

My daughter and I went here for dinner before attending a show at PPAC

I liked the convenience of the Valet service when you pull up out front; as the night we went it was raining

The restaurant is small, but elegantly decorated and cozy For such a small place and the fact that it was full, the noise level was minimum,

The food was Amazing I would definitely recommend this restautant

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2014

The restaurant is beautiful, food is fabulous and the value is amazing. Can't wait to go again soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2014

I can't say enough good things about our evening at Parkside. Due to a family issue we had to call earlier in the day to see if it would be possible to change our 7p reservation to 7:30p. We knew it was asking alot on a Saturday, but even more so on Thanksgiving weekend, and figured that we would most likely lose our reservation. But, to our amazement the restaurant not only accommodated our request to change - they even accommodated our original request, at the time of booking, for a quiet side table!! Now, that's service with a smile.

The food was fabulous. Starting off with the dumpling appetizer (incredibly good) then entrees: double porkchop, crispy salmon and salmon special. All of these dishes were perfectly prepared and portions were more than enough. Our server was pleasant and informative. She had impeccable timing. The whole evening was a win. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2014

Service and food excellent as usual. Our favorite for simple dinner to special occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2014

The food is incredible. The wine list is very good. They always have delicious specials.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2014

My husband and I went to Parkside with another couple. We were seated promptly, and out waiter Danise, not sure of the spelling, was fantastic! Their menu is very different without being intimidating. The only drawback is when you site at the tables by the bar, it's a little cramped, especially if you have a Coat and or purse. We will definitely go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2014

Our first visit for dinner did not disappoint. Pork mignon cooked perfectly as ordered (med) and nice melding of flavors with the apple butter topping and accompaniments of maple glazed sweet potatoes and Brussel sprouts. Coq au vin also nicely presented and very tasty. Already know what I'm ordering on our next visit - the baked pasta dish. Come hungry as portions are abundant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2014

Been here several times, never a bad meal, service always good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2014

I had two associates in from out of town. The location near the park, the river, Brown and RISD provides a welcomed view of old Providence. The interior is comfortable and warm.

The lunch menu is diverse with options for all. I had the rotisserie 1/2 chicken and it was excellent. The staff was welcoming and very efficient.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2014

My low star rating for the service is not because of the service our waitress gave us- she was very good-BUT- she forgot to wrap my dinner to go and threw it out with a simple, "sorry"...I had the pork tenderloin special of the night and purposely had only finished half expecting to save for later, very disappointing! But to still be positive, we always enjoy the Parkside.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2014

Parkside has been one of my local favorites over the years, and food has always been good. This was first time I'd been back since menu was modified (some time ago), and the food was truly outstanding. Everything from the shrimp cocktail to rotisserie special to a pasta dish were top both. Portions are generous. Bar is terrific. All around, this is on my top 3 in PVD!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2014

Dined all over the City & have passed Parkside many times. Gave it a try on a WaterFire night & LOVED IT! Great location across from Memorial Park events. Arrived early for drinks @ bar. Great cocktail selection & a few craft beers on tap. Seated on time & waitstaff knew the menu well. Shared 4 apps (Colossal Thai Dumplings, Grilled Baby Octopus, Risotto of the Day, and Charcuterie and Cheese). All prepared and presented excellently. Octopus could have been a bit more tender, but the rest were delicious. 3 had Blackened Sirloin with Bourbon Molasses Sauce and Charred Corn Salsa. Meat was cooked perfectly w/ nice presentation. Striped Bass over White Beans was delicious. Banana tart was fabulous! Flourless chocolate cake was very rich.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 1, 2014

Even in the far rear, away from the bar, conversation was difficult. Food was good. Service was fair. Value was good. Best for a loud night out. Not good for an intimate meal.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2014

Every dish in the large menu that we had was made to perfection. Chef's decisions of accompaniment to the protein were smart and flavorful. Portions were bigger-than-average. Prices were moderate. Room was a tad noisy, but some like that. Service was first rate. Lots of choices; big menu! Varied wine list, many price levels. Our first visit to this downtown Providence joint; a pleasant surprise. Highlights: Steak Tartar app was seasoned especially well & served creatively with hand-cut waffle fries. The Peking Duck was a stretch from the real thing but tasty! Maybe a little too much work as it is DIY. All in all: Worthy to return.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 1, 2014

Love sitting at the window seats, romantic and very comfortable. Reasonably priced meals and good service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2014

Went with a couple of family members to the PR & B for dinner before attending a sporting event in Providence. I totally enjoyed it. The food, drinks, service and ambience were all very positive which made for a very enjoyable meal. While there wasn't a big selection of raw seafood the quality of the oysters were very good. We found the mixed drink menu to be fun and the selection of beers to be worthy of a good city restaurant. Our main courses were all delicious. I had a risotto and chicken special that was wonderful, prepared perfectly. Other members of our party had rotisserie chicken and burgers and thought they were very satisfying. The prices were very reasonable

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2014

My daughter and I had a very tasty dinner there, both having short ribs, which were braised perfectly. Had a reasonablely priced bottle of wine which complemented the meal nicely. Banana tart and creme brulee for dessert were divine. If I lived in the area I would go back and try different entrees. It was a nice dining experience in a cozy, warm atmosphere. Only problem was not having dessert menu after asking and having bill put on table when dessert was delivered. We had a bill that was a good amount and felt rushed at the end. By the way restaurant was not packed that night.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2014

We had a wonderful experience at Parksider Rotisserie. We called to change our reservation time and were gladly accommodated. Then when we arrived 20 minutes early, we were seated immediately. The waiter was knowledgable and friendly. He was attentive without being intrusive. We're from California and were only in the area for a few days, so picked this restaurant based solely on customer reviews. The food was fantastic. Glad we found this place. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2014

Took my son and several college friends for dinner. Food was terrific and creative. The rotisserie dishes in particular were very good. The atmosphere was vibrant, but not too loud that we could converse. Very convenient for RISD and Brown parents.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner with our son during Family Weekend at Brown. Perfect location for a walk down the hill and then stroll by the river. My son enjoyed their gnocchi special and I thought the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin with butternut squash and brussel sprouts was outstanding. Great service by everyone at the restaurant. Reasonable prices for great tasting food with IMO large entree portions.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2014

My first visit was not very good. This time, for lunch, I found the entire experience much improved.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2014

Great atmosphere, quick & friendly service at the bar.Amazing appetizers fresh oysters, spicy crab cakes & calamari. Equally amazing nightly specials of sword fish,pork roast, & pasta. Service was timely & friendly. Every dish went back to the kitchen empty! Topped off double espressos & crepes. We will most certainly return soon to try more of there dishes. We give it a outstanding recommendation.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2014

For of us went to celebrate my birthday. The steak tartrate was outstanding as was the lamb shank. The swordfish special was so salty we had to send it back. Our server was wonderful and took it back and offered something else. My friend asked for a roasted chicken and it was brought out in a few minutes. The dessert I ordered came out with happy birthday written in chocolate over a pool of mango sauce. Pretty and delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2014

Martinis were great and fully poured. We had octopus appetizers, salmon simple grill and steak simple grill. Food was plentiful and superbly prepared. You won't leave hungry. We come here often and recommend to everyone...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2014

Had dinner here Sat with my husband and daughter who had just moved back to the area after 10 years in Boston
We knew it would be a lovely dinner and she was impressed. Great food, excellent service, tasteful decor. We had
Peking Duck and Coq au vin very tasty. Great specialty cocktails.

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