Providence Restaurant

4.4
169 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Providence Restaurant is a farm-to-fork New American concept with a unique social mission. Established as a program of Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC's Providence Culinary School, this restaurant's mission is to serve the finest cuisine while empowering our community, our staff, and our guests.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff was polite and attentive. Good environment. The food tasted great. The seating was a little too soft and sunken which made it hard to sit up during dinner. But what I like the most is the non-profit nature and great cause of this place. I definitely recommend.

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LL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was okay, but not great as it usually is. Lots of plates were dirty (which I brought to waitress’ attention). Have enjoyed so often in the past and will return.

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PD
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Friday Comfort menu was incredible from the unique delicious soup, the excellent entree and dessert. Not only was it a very good deal but it was simply a terrific meal. The mission of the restaurant is bonus to a great meal and a setting.

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BS
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just Excellent! Again! This is the third time my wife & I have enjoyed Providence for a night out. Each time- Excellent

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S
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was very good. I have the short rib. It was flavorful and tender. The service was very odd. We were never asked if was wanted drinks. And after we ordered a glass of wine. Had to ask the waiter three times for it. It seemed as if he just started and had not been trained. I would still go back. Although not if I was in a hurry

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c
Greensboro
21 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We've been to Providence 4 times. The first time was for Valentine's Day and it was a mob scene/Mad house. However, despite the long wait, we found the service and the food worth giving them another chance. We came back, brought my parents (who are real foodies) and came back again. We love the food, the service, the mission and the farm to fork concept! Keep going!
One suggestion: the wine list, while offering a large choice of wines (regions, grapes...), needs to improve a little in quality.

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OT
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first experience eating at Providence and will definitely be back. The foods is so fresh and almost designed for the plate. We will definitely return

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LA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great dining experience. Protocol our waiter was fantastic.

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my fourth time visiting and I am always pleased with the friendly service and the excellent food. Thank you for making one of my Christmas evenings out to eat so pleasant! I do brag on your restaurant to folks that I know! Happy New Year and thanks again!

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AP
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The facility was great, food was very good. Service was a little rushed due to our being there as the shift change was soon to occur. I would recommend the restaurant. I like supporting the concept of this restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

It was good. The people at the table next to ours was very loud, I would have liked someone tell them to quiet down a bit

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JA
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly staff
Not too loud for a dinner conversation
Great presentation
Food was good
Did not have enough vegetarian options

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HM
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service and affordable! My visits are always an enjoyable experience! I love the ambience!

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DJ
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We had Thanksgiving lunch there. I normally do not like a buffet but everything was fresh and delicious.

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JW
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We quite enjoyed the Thanksgiving Buffet. The dining room was bright, airy and quiet. Food was good, but the brussel sprouts were the best thing on my plate! Service was excellent.

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JC
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Everything cooked & seasoned well. Great variety. Very delectable presentation. (One small suggestion: cook the green beans longer.....to me half cooked green beans have a very bad raw taste.)

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Greensboro
29 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time here. Pleasantly surprised - very tasty. Very pleasant surrounding and comfortable setting.

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MC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Limited menu. Not great food. Sterile ambiance . I night give it another try

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MM
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I hate to give low scores to the restaurant because I love its mission and generally liked the place. My meal of braised pork ribs was delicious, although a little light on the veggies. My husband truly disliked his pork loin because it was both dried out and cold when served. Also, while I didn't mind the slow-ish service so much as we were out with friends, my husband was very annoyed by the time it took to receive the food and that twice we were delivered the wrong main courses. It just seemed like a lot of people were new at this. I will return, though, as I'm confident the staff will make progress in the art of waiting tables and that the kitchen staff will improve their timing. Creative menu, nice wine and beer list, very nice atmosphere in the restaurant. Also, I had to give a low score on value because the food was very expensive compared to other local restaurants.

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DP
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy our meal! We really enjoyed Oktoberfest this year.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding experience! The menu was diverse with an Oktoberfest feature that was absolutely delicious! The chef came out and spoke with us which made us feel extremely welcomed. We really enjoyed being able to contribute to such a worthwhile program! We will definitely be back!

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LM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food! The restaurant is in a hotel, that is the only downfall, but the food was well worth it!
The kitchen cleanliness rating was a bit low, but the restaurant itself seemed clean. Decor is contemporary. I didn't like the plastic/wire table mats. I would have preferred fabric tablecloths.

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CK
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Decor is attractive. Service was very slow. Croque madame was made with turkey instead of ham and served “stacked” so the egg and bechamel did not reach the underlayer. The bechamel was thick and gray. We will not go back.

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KL
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Great atmosphere but not loud like some. Excellent and innovative food! Wait staff are attentive and warm! Love that it's also "missional!"

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DL
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great menu choices!!! I would highly recommend the restaurant.

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RL
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very interesting menu- different and unique. Presentations are lovely.

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RJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Atmosphere was excellent, food was excellent, service was very good and friendly.

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MS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

The food was beyond outstanding!!!!! However, the service was the absolute worst I have EVER had! The waitress was an absolutely idiot....it took her over 20 minutes to bring WATER!!!!! Over 30 minutes for Bread....I KNOW that our salads were sitting there until our entrees were ready....I will try this restaurant again for the food, but it I get that waitress again, I WILL WALK OUT!!!!

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SA
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always superb at Providence and I feel good supporting the students in the culinary program. This time we ate from the special Friday night menu and all 3 of us were delighted with the meal and at $20 was a great value. We will be back.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good, fresh food. Service was very good. Cocktails not so good...stick to wine or beer!
No tip required...donations accepted in lieu of tip.

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ME
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Providence Restaurant! We had the pork chop, which was amazing, especially the corn puree, and we also had the ribs which were wonderful. Our service was first rate -- everyone was friendly and personable --would definitely go back and would definitely suggest to friends!

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SB
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience with 24 neighbors....everyone was satisfied.....food was nicely presented....attentive service.

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SL
Western NC
35 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our table of five really enjoyed our location,our server and outstanding food ! Try the southern chicken and waffle ! Three of us really enjoyed it. We will go back.

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TT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice menu with local accents that allows for a good meal for a good cause

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VH
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food for a great cause! Everything tasted great and it was a great atmosphere. We will be back.

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RH
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

This was a Mother's day buffet in a room that was much larger that the normal Providence restaurant location in the hotel. I have sciatica, and the seats were significantly worse than the those in the regular room. I was unconformable. We also had a large group next to us, and the room was so lively that we had to talk to each other louder than we normally do. Food preparation and presentation were outstanding as always. I very highly recommend Providence at its regular hotel restaurant location.

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GP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Good food, drinks and service. The food is creative and filling without being overwhelming. The atmosphere is fun and trendy.

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t
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Having been there before, I was anxious to support this restaurant again and took important friends from out of town. I was very disappointed and my wife and I were frankly embarrassed that the quality of the food was so poor. Poorly prepared and not tasty at all. Much different from prior experience. Service was slow but then became very slow. Bar service was mediocre and extremely slow. Will not return and will not longer recommend to friends.

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KV
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were SO impressed by Providence. The staff was excellent and the food was amazing! If you go, you must get a piece of cheesecake - truly special! We will definitely go back.

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PL
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was fast and friendly and the food was very good. The decor is very interesting.

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