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Parkside Rotisserie & Bar

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902 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 902 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

James was an excellent server and all of our food was excellent. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food but noisy. We made reservations stating we were celebrating a birthday but no one ever mentioned it

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

As usual, Parkside delivers! Great food and service in an upscale casual environment. The menu is very tempting, with lots of great choices. But somehow, I always end up ordering the Statler Chicken. And honestly, I don't know why but their French Fries are so delicious! It's crazy.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This is a true neighborhood gem. I have been coming here for years. Always fresh oysters , great cocktails and the rotisserie chicken never misses.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went on Easter Sunday as we were in town to drop off our son at school. Felt like we were left at the bar though our table was ready. some of the staff seemed pre occupied with some guests. In any event the main room seemed very loud but we seated in back near their open kitchen. Unfortunately the staff in kitchen made no effort not to the bang the pots and pans around at times even tossing them. This was distracting at best. The appetizers were good but main course was just ok.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Never go there on a holiday. We had reservations and waited at the kiosk 15 minutes before we were even acknowledged. Once seated NO ONE came to the table at all for at least 20 minutes. Finally the maître de came over and apologized. He asked if we would like a drink. After we reminded him 15 minutes later he brought our drinks and said they were "on the house for our inconvenience" ( which we were still charged for at the end of our visit and he was no where to be found). Our waiter finally came (he was over taxed with tables, one with 14 people). We had our meal and my husbands second drink came after the meal was over. Food was very good as usual but service was inexcusable. The table that left shortly after we sat expressed a similar experience. Parkside should either hire more staff or limit reservations. Ruined the holiday!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always an excellent meal here. Service is exceptional.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We stopped in for dinner and we had a great experience. The food was good. The service was excellent. Dini (spelling) our waiter was excellent, funny, friendly and ensured we enjoyed our time there. Check it out and try the Grilled Octopus. Won’t be disappointed. Calamari was good too.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Unfortunately, very busy so we had to wait 45 minutes beyond our reservation to sit.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Atmosphere was good but very loud. Service was very good. Beer menu was not up to date didn’t have half what was on there. No bread with the meal. Limited menu. Pricing was extremely high for the portions. Total bill was $120 not including tip and that was for two people. One drink each, one small appetizer, meals, and one dessert.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Went here visiting RI from NY because my son wanted to try it.
The place was beautifully appointed and comfortable. We went early because we had a show to catch. The service was attentive but not hurried.
My son ordered orange duck and he loved it. My husband got the cashew chicken. The sauce was delicious and he enjoyed it. I ordered the special, pork bracciolo. It was tasty but as I have wondered, if it would be dry, it was just a little bit dry, the outside of it but the pork belly inside was moist and the fig sauce complimented it well.
Oh, we got the mussels and frittes for appetizer and was very excited that they did the frittes perfectly!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food, outstanding service. Great place for a date. I live nearby and hadn't realized how good their dinner menu was!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

You're a little squeezed in, but still very comfortable. The bar menu is fantastic and the food is singularly delicious. Even the presentation is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Everything was perfect, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Too few servers....was busy....felt service was not good and food prep not as good as usual....kitchen must have been ovderloaded

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Service and Chief were excellent

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Except for my wife knocking her water glass in my lap (which she blamed on the large menu), it was a great dinner before the theater. The burger with the lobster and hollandaise sauce was a ridiculous value, and very good! Will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our group of 7 all really enjoyed their meals. One couple was able to split a meal and they were happy to do it, even portioning out the servings. We ordered a variety of dishes and all were very happy with them. The wait staff was terrific, splitting the bill for us and also making sure we got out in time for our theater engagement. Portions very large, with artful presentations. We ordered flat steak with chimmichurri sauce which was delicious , perfectly cooked and well flavored.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our waiter, Matt, made us comfortable right away. Very knowledgeable about the food, preparation and his service was great. We greatly appreciated the attentiveness of the management staff as well. They all made us feel like family. We will definitely become regular customers and intend to bring our family for dining as well.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Fantastic meal. Attention to every detail. I go back time after time and the experience is always super.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food always good along with service!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We had a wonderful time, the food was delicious!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The Parkside never disappoints...always consistently good!!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

From the moment I arrived and had the Valet service, to the wonderful recommendations made by Jillian for our meals, we left feeling delightfully satiated and happy to walk over to our evening show.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We are becoming regulars. A little expensive for everyday dining but great for all kinds of occasions

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1.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Our extended family dined at The Parkside on Friday 2 March. Although a lashing storm raged outside the evening in The Parkside was warm and pleasant. Service was attentive and not intrusive. Our waitress was friendly and professional. The ambiance was comfortable. The food was good, but as this was our second time at The Parkside we expected that. The evening did not end very well though as two of the cars belonging to members of our party had been broken into while we dined -- these were the two cars that dropped off members of our party and whose drivers had both turned down the offer of Valet parking --one parked on S Main just across from the Court House and within view of The Parkside and the other on S Water Street. Seemed a strange coincidence. When we mentioned smash and grabs to the The Parkside Host, Xxxx, he said something along the lines similar thefts in cars happened on other evenings in the area. Providence he continued is a city what did you expect. Less than warm response. The Valet also confirmed similar incidents and blamed the "addicts" in the area of which he said there were a few. Sadly this incident spoiled the evening. So yes food was special, service professional and friendly, and ambiance inviting, but it appears, at least to this visitor to the city, perhaps not to be a safe area of Providence.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Our server was fantastic. Unobtrusive while being attentive. His suggestions were point on.

Cocktails...great. Dinner...terrific.

It’s a welcoming, neighborhood restaurant.

We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Fabulous as always!! Great food and service! YUMM!!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

It was lovely. Bistro burger was great.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Parkside is a providence gem, been coming here for years and never had a bad meal. Came for Valentine’s Day and we had great service and my husband loved his meal whereas mine was good but I probably wouldn’t order again. I always ordered the short rib and was disappointed to see the only short rib on the menu was a Korean short rib with noodles which, although good, just wasn’t outstanding like the classic short rib dish with mashed potatoes and root veggies. Next time will order something else but will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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