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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

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
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Romantic (20)
Cozy (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Casual (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Business Meals (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Fun (13)
Authentic (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Healthy (7)
Great Beer (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
People Watching (5)
Waterfront (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Seasonal (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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food4
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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

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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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I love this place but in a waterfire night expect it to be loud , they were great fir my reservation and it wasn’t to bad to wait for our meal , it was packed :) There food is awesome !!

Tags: Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

First time there with friends from out of town.. Everything was fantastic and DELICIOUS! Great combinations of food pairings. The waiter even split the Yummy kale salad three ways for us. Seasonal offerings , Great wine selection and Excellent wait staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful food and service!! We will go back again!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Seasonal, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing amazing food and selection of awesome foodie and comfort foods

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Awesome! Great food Great service from a wonderful team.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Overall the restaurant was great.
However, the noise level was extremely high and make talking near impossible.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Everything was perfect! Absolutely loved my duck breast, beet & arugula salad. My husband & daughter each had the filet & loved them (& they shared - it was good!) We asked for a quiet table & were given a table at the far end of the restaurant - perfect!
Waitress was knowledgeable & friendly.
Couldn't ask for more - we'll definitely be back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Parkside is long time favorite! Always consistent. Always flavorful. This time we had the Thai Dumplings which were fantastic (as usual). The Kale & Quinoa salad was fine but not spectacular (could have used more dressing). The Halibut and Pork Loin were absolutely wonderful! Our waiter (James) was courteous, fast and always quick to help out. Don't shy away from the Parkside. They won't let you down!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The service here is always excellent. Our server, Denie was top-notch. He is a classic- and demonstrates the true skill in restaurant service. A light sense of humor... an easy way of offering recommendations, an understanding of when to come
over and when to leave us be. And best of all, he gave us the impression that he had all the time in the world for us, even tho the place was packed and clearly he was busy. Just so good at his craft. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Absolutely my favorite restaurant in providence. Many options for a variety of dietary needs or picky eaters - perfect for satisfying large groups!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Healthy, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The staff couldn't have been more accomodating. We mistakenly booked a table for outside dining, but they managed make room for a table for us inside. The waiter, James, was very attentive, courteous and knowledgeable about the menu and wine pairings. We were all blown away by the outstanding meal, atmosphere and overall experience. Also, I was surprised about the free valet parking, especially being right in Providence. Highly recommend this restaurant. Thank you very much for a great experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food. Always liked this restaurant. Great place when water fire is taking place it is within walking distance. Literally across the street.

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food as always, great service, and complimentary Valet. Highly recommend!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We went for a double birthday celebration, and although the food was good, the service was absolutely horrendous. It took 20 minutes to be asked if we wanted a drink, we had to send one dish back, the waiter was MIA most of the evening, and there was no coffee/tea offered when our dessert came. In fact, we appreciated the birthday candles in the two desserts brought to the table, but we didn't get to select them - we were just given cheesecake and chocolate cake. Two other people would have liked to order dessert but it was not offered - the waiter took off after one person in our party mentioned we were there to celebrate two birthdays. I had wanted to try Parkside for years, but when we finally did, I was pretty disappointed.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Lunch. Had the French dip. It was just average. Have had many amazing meals here so was a little disappointed. But will return but may be keep this as a dinner favorite instead of lunch.

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 (Key West)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This is a warm and inviting space where there are plentiful choices on the menu, including great stuff for vegetarians. The grilled baby octopus could actually motivate me to drive the 45 minutes from home just to have it again! Service was attentive and the value for money spent seemed high.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

A+++ in all categories! The Parkside Rotisserie and Bar was my choice for a first-time Date with an out-of-state gentleman. A friend suggested Parkside. I added a note along with the reservation, asking for a quiet corner where my Date and I could easily hear one another. Our corner table was perfect as was the service and food/drinks. The valet service was also easy and ran by delightful personalities. Needless to say, I look forward to returning!
P. S. My date was thrilled with my choice; and I was delighted with my Date!

Tags: Hot Spot, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The atmosphere is great- it's energetic and the crowd of people is nice...great environment. The food is fair which isn't okay with great options within walking distance for the same price ( hemingway's, xo cafe, mill's tavern)...

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Like an old friend, been going for years and the layout is so familiar and works well!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Been to Parkside many times. One of my favorite restaurants in Providence. I’ll continue to return in the future!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Been there many times - somewhat disappointed this time ,
At best, mediocre

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Everything was great from the host to the waitress. The food was amazing!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Not sure who the chief chef is but he/she is creating phenomenally delicious recipes. Great food and menu. And superlative wait-staff service. (I think Caroline or something like that--just married anyway, i do recall that. Great smile and super upbeat.) I think Parkside is now the best bistro in Providence. And love the old room (wood and bar) and old town near river location. Great job keep it up Parkside!
Jay R
Providence RI
PS We were a bit late for our reservation and the maitre d team still fit us in asap--Thank You, they were great too.

Tags: Waterfront, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer
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