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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

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (23)
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Casual (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Romantic (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Bar Seating (14)
Fun (13)
Business Meals (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Authentic (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Great Beer (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Waterfront (6)
People Watching (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Amazing how this place pushes out the high quality food they produce from such a small kitchen. This is a fun, hip place to dine with excellent food and atmosphere. The pasta dishes are outstanding. Great for lunch as well.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was excellent. We chose Parkside for a birthday dinner and were not disappointed. It was wonderful

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Our server was excellent, and food delicious (I had steak frites and friend had the new lamb shank type dish). Love the front room seating new the bar (not so much the back seating area because it feels out of the bar action). Great work Parkside keep it up, we will be back. (You are pulling far ahead of Red Stripe now in my opinion). Love the location and the buildings (nearby also). Jay R Providence

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Parkside is becoming a go to place for us when in providence. Service and food is always good here.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

celebrating mom and dad

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

The Parkside is a cozy place to catch up with an old friend and enjoy some delicious comfort food. The service was knowledgeable and attentive.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great atmosphere, food and service!

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

My husband and I went out for a rare date
( We have two little ones at home and seldom get out!) We reserved a table before hand and there was no wait although the restaurant was packed. I highly recommend reserving a table online. We both got the filet mignon which was out of this world - melt in your mouth delicious. The service was outstanding and the crowd was lively. The only bummer was that our drinks were watered down. My Sangria tasted like fruit juice and hubby's rum & coke was weak to the point where he sent it back. Other than that I highly recommend Parkside!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Enjoyed all of it! Great cocktails, wine selection- everything we ordered was delicious. The acoustics inside could use some tweaking, surprisingly loud for such a nice place.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Very nice restaurant with a friendly staff and delicious food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Our table in the back room was perfect...thank you.
The front of the restaurant can get pretty noisy.
All four of us loved our meals and the service was expertly timed.....we didn't feel rushed at all.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Excellent service and amazing food!

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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Fabulous food-outstanding service! Love this restaurant-always try the'specials'!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Late-night Find
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Everyone in our group enjoyed their food. It was a little too loud to really hear across the table however.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Discovered Parkside 3 years ago while surfing O/T Providence. Reviews were very positive, so drove down from Boston and had a memorable meal with outstanding service. Two subsequent visits were close to that standard. So, a return visit the past weekend was an easy decision. It was also a bad decision. Both the food and the service were abysmal.

Colossal Thai Dumplings were greasy, misshapen blobs of fried batter stuffed with chewy meat. Barely edible.

Rotisserie chicken entree appeared to be either a 1/2 or 3/4 of a chicken (portion unclear because it, too, was badly misshapened--and tough, to boot) and sat upon a large serving of limp, oil-soaked French fries, and the food was covered with a gooey brown sauce. This entree was to be accompanied by a house salad--which arrived midway thru the meal after two requests made to the waiter. It was tasteless and sloppily assembled on a plate.

The second entree--pork tenderloin in a soupy mixture with some shellfish (?)--was tough and inedible.

A beer arrived in a can with no glass. Took two requests to receive a glass.

2-3 other simple requests were forgotten or ignored.

One of the waiters--maybe feeling remorse over our poor experience--said dessert would be on the house. The banana tarte--about which the waiter raved--may have been the worse dish of the nite. The pastry shell tasted like paper and the filling was an affront to bananas--truly horrendous. To add insult to injury, the check arrived with a charge of $9.00 for the tarte. So much for "on the house."

Performance of this waiter and two colleagues was amateurish--clearly unready for prime time.

Left more than 1/2 the food.

What's extraordinary is that the entire experience was a continuum of incompetent service and apparently disinterested, exceptionally poor performance by the chef/kitchen staff. When one is spending $100+, much more is expected. Restaurant mortality runs high. Will never return.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Always enjoyable. Great wine selections, impeccable cocktails. We like their grilled items the best, but don't forget the lovely appetizers.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

As always, Parkside pleases the tastebuds and wallet. Everytime I go I'm more and more pleased. It's like going back home, it's warm and friendly.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Healthy, Fun, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Scenic View, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Was very impressed by Parkside. We were a party of 6, including 2 kids, and they did a great job. Overall I thought the place was a little cramped, definitely a lively Saturday night, but we had plenty of space at our table and the food was superb. Great cocktail list, great menu, would definitely go back for appetizers at the bar or a special occasion.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Excellent, friendly service; great menu choices. I had one of their specials - a grilled swordfish that was amazing. This was our second visit here - both times were exceptional experiences.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 6, 2017

We've been there plenty of times it's been amazing. Great food great drinks

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Parkside is absolutely amazing. The food is awesome, the service is great and the overall atmosphere is wonderful.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Naples)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We hadn't been to Parkside in a few years and thought we'd try it. The food and the service were great, although the entrees weren't as gourmet as I remembered. The restaurant was crowded and extremely noisy. The entrees were a bit on the pricey side. A party of four that was seated next to us, after 10-15 min. asked to be moved and their silverware, napkins, and glasses were left on the table for the next customer. That is, until we said something to our waiter at which point they re-set the table. Just thought you should be aware.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Food and service was good. W are older dinners and found the noise level, although not extensive, to be too intrusive for our liking.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on June 17, 2017

This is probably my wife and I's favorite restaurant in Providence. We've been here a few times and it's always great. My Uncle, Aunt and cousin were in town from Indianapolis so we chose to eat here. They'd never been to Parkside R&B, and they were more than impressed.

I decided to get a steak, and not only was it delicious, but it was enormous! I could barely eat it all, even though I wanted to eat and eat and eat and eat! My wife got some halibut special they had and she loved it too.

I love this place because it's food is always incredible, the service is always warm and accommodating and the restaurant is loud and fun. You can hear everyone around you enjoying themselves as much as the others. It has an old world vibe, with a sophisticated and modern twist.

Can't wait to eat there again soon.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

What a great menu. Inventive takes on Meat, fish, seafood, poultry. Absolutely delicious. Classy place. Nice service.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Not the best experience we've had at Parkside. I ordered my salmon "medium rare" and it was pretty well done. Also, while not the restaurant's fault, the foursome at the next table were obnoxiously loud - shrieking, hysterical laughter. Not sure what anyone could have done about them, but it did spoil the experience. We probably would have ordered dessert, had it not been for them.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Always perfect! The food, drinks and service are always consistently excellent!

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 12, 2017

The Parkside is always Special the food the wait staff everything

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

There were ten of us and both the service and food were excellent. Standouts were shrimp cocktail, giant dumplings, park chops, steaks, and burgers.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We hadn't been to Parkside in a few years and thought we'd try it again with friends who had never been. We were all impressed with the food, service and ambiance.
We were surprised it was a little slow for a Friday night, but it could not have been for lack of trying on the restaurant's part. I'd definitely recommend Parkside for an excellent dining experience!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great food and great service. We love the ambiance although it is a little noisy but the food is outstanding. Free valet as well. We'll go there instead of Boston.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Reasonable prices for very good food. Wine and beer list was above average as well.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Server Greg went above and beyond to make our dining experience enjoyable. He was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and was a great spot to dine at before a PPAC show.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great Beer, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Excellent meal - interesting items on the menu and my husband and I each had delicious meals. The service was very good - attentive, friendly and efficient. Definitely worth a visit!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Went during water fire this week. We had a great experience. Keep in mind it is very loud inside but the food overall was extremely delicious. I had a swordfish steak special that was to die for! The others had scallops amd the rotisserie chicken. Everything was very good and we will definitely return!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Have had a couple of good meals here but this week we were disappointed. The haddock fish was overcooked and dry and the fingerling potatoes were raw in the middle. The cost for 4 people worked out to be $54 per person, with only one appetizer ordered, 2 glasses of wine, no dessert, no extra beverages.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

At the bar, I had the worst martini I've ever had and paid $15 for it. The drinks we ordered with dinner were fine, but somewhat one dimensional.

The food was wonderful and our server was very attentive (perhaps just a little too much, but not annoying by any means). It was quite loud, but luckily we were seated in an are that cut some noise.

I would go back, but make more informed decisions about drinks and timing to better spend my money and deal with less noise.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

My wife and I wanted to have a little celebration after the birth of our first grandchild. We were able to get a reservation at the last minute. Table was ready for us after a few minutes of arriving. Specials are always unique and wine, service etc. made a very enjoyable time.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Reservation honored immediately. Friendly staff. Waiters are always amiable. Food is excellent with good portions. Restaurant has a cozy feel. Ran out of a hirer grade of champagne on a graduation weekend which was surprising. Would appreciate a burger or chicken finger entrée and chocolate ice cream to be added to menu for adolescent patrons. Overall its a wonderful place and each time we go there we enjoy it.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Delicious food and lovely atmosphere.

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