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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
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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)
Good for a Date (22)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
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Good for Anniversaries (17)
Cozy (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
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)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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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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 (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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Outstanding dinner every time, friendly, responsive service, excellent contemporary take on old world favorites----duck l'orange, foie gras, steak tartar. My 12 year old daughter loves it too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We went on Waterfire night so we were not surprised that the restaurant and bar was crowded and noisy. We were seated only a few minutes past our reservation time. We were promptly greeted by our waiter, offered drinks and appetizers quickly.
The hostess and wait staff looked a bit flustered by the crowds and difficulty of moving around the restaurant.
Our food came out quickly, yet we were not rushed at all. My dinner, spicy rotisserie chicken was very good, my wife had a pork tenderloin with littleneck clams (same bowl in a broth) was full of sand from the clams. We never sent food back, but did this time as we were afraid she may lose a filling! The waiter and manager both came over to apologize graciously (we were not upset) and offered my wife a complimentary glass of wine while she waited for another meal to be prepared...another chicken dish. The wine was a nice touch.

Our waiter recommended the tart for dessert which sounded great. We ordered it and it took an extremely long time to arrive (25 minutes), but was delicious. The waiter again apologized for the delay and the dessert was also comped. He told us to come back another night (not waterfire) for a better experience.

We've eaten at Parkside many times and will continue to return. The food is normally excellent, the service is always very good and the vibe and energy is always fun. This night they were a little out of sorts but it was to be expected as they had huge crowds and also squeezed in about 8 outdoor tables which they were balancing. Good job by them to comp us on a couple of things...it was the right thing to do.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Parkside is one of our favorite places and it didn't disappoint tonight.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food and service was great. Sitting outside was a challenge once the sun set. Sitting closer to the door is well lit. So make sure you use your phone as a flashlight.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We enjoyed our meal tremendously. The menu offered several enticing items, which was great for experimenting. The steak was cooked to perfection and the sides complimented it very well. Overall, a great time.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Pasta was not cooked. Prime rib was ordered medium rare. It was medium at best. Always a long line at bathrooms.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Always enjoy going to the Parkside!

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

The food was fabulous, had the Salmon, it was to die for. Had the calamari as an appetizer, the pepper paste served with it was incredible. Just the right amount of heat. Service was phenomenal as well

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We went here to celebrate our friends anniversary. I love steak tartare, and this is the ONLY place I know of that serves it. The tartare was okay, but it was served with soggy home made potato chips. The food was disappointing, except for the thai dumplings and the chimichurri steak. The steak was good, but the chimichurri was almost all oil. The rest of us had the statler chicken and the lemon garlic rotisserie chicken. Nothing special and not flavorful at all. Our friends really like this place, but we could do without. When I had made the reservation, I mentioned the anniversary. Dinner was so disappointing that we really didn't want dessert. But our waiter brought out a nice dessert with a candle, which I thought was very nice! So we ended on a good note!

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent Staff ,Warm Atmosphere
The quality of every dish was outstanding

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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