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For 2
Sun, 2/25
9:00 PM
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Booked 4 times today

Public Kitchen and Bar

251 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
Throughout the space of Public, a modernist sensibility is blended with a classic American, Newport mansion drawing room theme. It's design is inspired by the existing architecture of the Masonic Temple and it's Rhode Island Capital Statehouse neighbor. Public's masculine and warm setting will be a meeting place for hipsters and Senators alike.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Dining Room Hours:
Monday-Friday: 7:00am -11:00am
Sunday Off Menu or Breakfast Buffet 7:00am-11:30am

All Day Menu:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm.
Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am-11:00pm

Bar Area/ Lounge:
Serving All Day Menu from 2pm-11pm Daily
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Phone number
(401) 919-5050
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Willis Stepp
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Cross street
5 Avenue of the Art, Providence, RI 02903
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet is available in the front of the hotel.
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Special events & promotions
Hump Day Happy Hour Specials Every Wednesday (4-6pm & 9-11pm)
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 251 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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hland33 (New England)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

The Public Kitchen is the best place to dine when attending a show at The Vets Auditorium. Located right next door, you can eat, valet your car, and walk comfortably to the show following your dinner. The menu is limited, but the choices are guaranteed to satisfy every diners tastes.

HeyLeise (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Very convenient prior to the events at the VMA. The food is healthy with lots of options from small plates to main courses. Cocktails menu is fun. Dessert was delicious - a tarte and the the pastry was especially light . Also, since it is in a hotel, I have met clients there for breakfast. Near the StateHouse, I also have lunch there and like the shrimp thai noodles.

5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

I loved the restaurant! The food was fantastic, the atmosphere was cozy and our waiter Shawn (sp?) was amazing at explaining what certain ingredients on the menu were as well as catering to my dietary needs. I definitely will be coming back!

vipBeliz (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

The place is nice enough. It’s part of the Renaissance Hotel so was expecting the Marriott breakfast buffet on the (limited) menu. Instead my companion ended up with a bland croissant with ham, egg and cheese. The ham slice was s good half inch thick and not very flavorful. I will say the same about my eggs Benedict. Very bland. The only item that was seasoned well were the home fries.

5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent salmon special! Good service. Great for pre/post theatre.

EllenP (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Our server was not our best experience she was gruff and our bill was messed up it took 3 times for her to get it right
She might not be a good fit for this establishment.

Diane (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We were here for our regular pre-concert dinner with friends, and it was as excellent as always.
Although the concert series ends soon, this restaurant will still be on our list of favorites to visit often. And we love introducing friends who have never been here.

Lollypop (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

As always, we enjoyed our delicious meal before attending a Rush Hour concert at the Philharmonic next door. We were happy to see our server, May [Mae?], again. [And the maitre d' - our fault not to remember names!] It's great to be so warmly welcomed. There was a lively crowd of different ages at the bar/tables. Husband always orders the salmon, and I always try something new -- this time a vegan surprise of wonderful spaghetti squash and mushrooms. Great! Another super experience -- looking forward to next time! THANKS, ALL!

MichaelS (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food. Classy restaurant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GinnyJ (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

If you are looking for a casual upscale place to go, this is the place to go to! Not only was the service and food spectacular, but the ambiance was superb! Whether you start off with a cocktail at the bar and then go to the dining room or you just take in the cozy atmosphere at the bar, it is a "hot" place to go. It's really a nice place to go when you want a little "quiet", but don't want to be in a place that is hustling and bustling, yet don't want to be forgotten about either! The Service was Excellent. The Food was Impeccable! I also suggest ordering a side of their awesome French Fries - it had mint and grated cheese on them! Our server, May, was awesome!