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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
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Special Occasion (25)
Business Meals (24)
Cozy (24)
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Bar Seating (24)
Romantic (23)
Casual (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Fun (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Authentic (12)
Great for Lunch (9)
Happy Hour (7)
People Watching (7)
Healthy (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Great Beer (4)
Waterfront (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Healthy, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 5 days ago

It was lovely. Bistro burger was great.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

I always enjoy the food at the Parkside and the ambiance reminds of restaurants in NYC. One of my favorites in RI

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Phenomenal gem. Every time we dine there, we say, "Let's come back tomorrow!"

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food is always good and consistent. The bread was very good for a change. I learned they ran out of the regular bread, which tastes like stale diner fare. My only complaint related to the noise level. If you sit in the back area, be prepared to yell and say "I'm sorry, what did you say?" a lot! It is SOOOO loud back there, especially if there are any big parties. It's anything but relaxing. They desperately need to install some noise absorption materials on the ceiling or walls.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food, atmosphere , service all excellent. Would definitely recommend it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner on Saturday and everything was absolutely amazing. From the drinks, to the appetizers and main entrees, Parkside did not disappoint. I haven’t been here in years and I’m so happy I finally gave it another try. The head chef, Robbie, really knows what he’s doing- the food was outstanding. My boyfriend said it’s the best meal he’s ever had. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2018

As always everything was great, well taken care of by staff, and food was delicious

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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The restaurant was very noisy. We ordered the dumplings to split as an app. They were fried and very hard to cut into. The filling just fell right out. We both ordered specials and they were ok but disappointed by them overall. We also waited nearly an hour in between our app and entrees. Others around us who sat down after were getting served before us. We also had to ask for bread after we saw everyone else was getting bread.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Really enjoyed it again. Nice on a quiet weeknight. Noise level low and lots of privacy. We will be back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We went to the Parkside for a special business meal and were expertly attended to by several waiters. The restaurant serves very good food at a reasonable price with unobtrusive service.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Parkside is a favorite place for my wife and I to dine out in Providence. We like the valet parking and great service. Love the food.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Casual, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food and service. Our waiter was not pushy at all and let us dine at our own pace.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful evening with excellent service and delicious food!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wow, what a great meals we had last weekend! Went for Restaurant Week. Service was very good and they have a wonderful bar with many different cocktails. It's one of our favorites and proof is that it has existed for years and is aways busy. Just go and give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was an experience that really spanned the spectrum. The food was fantastic, but the establishment obviously had difficulty with the crowds this particular night due to restaurant week.

Had a reservation for 2 at 7pm and was told to grab a seat the bar by the hostess until our table became available. 7:15pm rolls around, then 7:30. See several groups come in after us and get seated before us. Overheard a conversation between the manager/host and hostess, where the former instructed the latter to seat a 7:30 party of 2 before us. We were finally seated a little before 8pm.

It then took another 10-15 minutes a server to come to our table. Our server was great, despite the fact she obviously had just been told to come cover our table. She was attentive and ave good recommendations. From there, the experience was quite good.

I was a bit suprised that they were comfortable charging full price after having a reservation and being made to wait to get seated and served. A "Hey. Sorry for the inconvenience. Here's an app (or dessert or a glass of wine) on us" would have cured all ills.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food is always beautifully seasoned and prepared in subtly different ways.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We were back in "Friartown" for a basketball as we are PC alum. Picked Parkside at the recommendation of my husbands colleague. Wonderful way to start our getaway weekend! Great food, great service, great atmosphere and great location!

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I would say not their best night. I went on Open Table to make a reservation at Parkside for a special event dinner with my wife and was pleased I had many choices of time - 7:00, 7:15, 7:30 or 7:45. I chose 7:15 and we arrived five minutes early. The gentleman at the front told us it would be just a few minutes for our table and suggested we take a seat at the bar. After waiting 30 minutes I went back and asked if we were close. He clearly had forgotten us, as we inquired if we were a table for four. I corrected him and he said it would just be another minute. Thirty more minutes went by and now, when he had to walk other diners past us while we were seated at the bar he almost comically worked to not make eye contact. Table after table turned over, but not for us. So at about 8:15 we asked the bartender if we could eat at the bar, which we did and it was fine. But, seriously, what's up with this? Either they took way, way too many reservations than they could handle or he wasn't taking customer service too seriously. Either way, it was not the evening we were looking for.

Tags: Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We went for lunch during Providence Restaurant Weeks on Friday 1/19/18, and it was very nice. Our appetizer was "pork wings" - a sort of pork drumstick with sweet/sour sauce which was very tender and very good. I had the lobster tortelloni, which were very nice; Partner had the chicken pot pie crepe, which he said was excellent and very inventive - a rethinking of a classic comfort food with a gourmet twist. We both had the beignet Foster for dessert, which was delicious. Service was excellent. I hadn't been here for some years, but I will definitely go back soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2018

First time there. Loved it. Will go back. Food was served hot, which I love

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Wonderful overall dining experience, very personable and helpful waiter

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 14, 2018

90 mins to be served. Didn't get menus until we asked. Didn't have beers listed on menu. Food just average at best.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I've enjoyed Parkside for a while now. I appreciate its history, reputation, excellent service and good food. I would have ranked the food higher if my salmon dish was more moist. I still plan to return as soon as I can given my overall experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Good atmosphere, good food, best service, complementary valet parking, tasty deserts.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was so tasty! Great ambiance. We did feel a little rushed out to leave...

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere, quaint and cozy. The food continues to be the highest quality, and the service is extremely good and professional. The menu has a nice mix of entrees, wines and drinks.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for the first time on New Years eve. We were a party of 6 and though we had an 8:15 reservation they were absolutely packed. It did take us quite a while to be seated but the entire staff couldn't have been any more apologetic. We completely understood that because of the freezing cold temperatures and the fact that it was New Years Eve, nobody was getting up from their tables. That being said the food was incredibly delicious from the appetizers to the main course... EVERYTHING was a big hit. We all cant wait to go back on a regular night. Totally worth the drive from Massachusetts

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fun, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The rotisserie chicken and duck were fantastic! We also enjoyed the enormous Thai dumplings. And our server recommended a sarsaparilla cocktail that was great!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service as always. Had a great meal New Years Eve with the best waiter in town, Denay!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, People Watching, Late-night Find, Fun, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Casual, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was good but drinks were disappointing. Martinis only filled 3/4 of the glass.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

First time at Parkside and we'll be back! The food and service were perfect. The ambiance was fun. It is a bit noisy, but that didn't detract from our meal.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

It was a Christmas party for my office staff and their spouses. The service and attention was fabulous. The food impressed my staff. Everyone thanked me for introducing them to a new restaurant--one that they would come back to some day.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fun, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

My sister and I found Parkside on a Web search for "restaurants near me" after spending the day in Providence. We made the earliest reservation for 4:30, happy that we didn't have to wait around until 5pm when many of the restaurants start serving dinner.
Parkside was warm and inviting on a very chilly night and, with my sister in agreement, the beginning of many more great food experiences with more family and friends (most of whom are great home cooks and/or have worked in the restaurant/catering/food service business) who appreciate great food, great dining.
We split the trio of huge fried dumplings served w/hot mustard and s&s sauce on , this appetizer pleased on every food level...taste, texture, quality and freshness of ingredients, presentation. Soooo good. The organic pork rack dinner on roasted root vegetables was as satisfying and delicious as the dumplings.......we kept saying how "happy" we were with every bite....and at the end of the meal....and on the ride home.
Our waitress was spot on with the service, helpful about the specials and menu questions we had, she made our experience all-around 5 star!
We're looking forward to a January visit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Organic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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