Black Duck Tavern

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$30 and under
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The Black Duck Tavern serves exceptional craft cocktails and dishes in a comfortable gastropub/speakeasy style atmosphere. Each of our items are made in house from scratch! Our menu rotates on a seasonal basis, check back often!

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Mon - Wed 4:00PM - 7:00PM

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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were greeted promptly by a friendly staff. Service was very good, and they had nice selection. Cocktails were creative & tasty!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been at this restaurant maybe 3 or 4 times and have never had a bad experience. The drinks are to die for, food is cooked to perfection and the ambiance is classy yet cool.😍😍😍😍😍

SM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Nice selection. Food was very fresh and the bottomless mimosas were awesome! Wait staff was very good.

TB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Second time we’ve eaten here, the food is very good. The service not so great. First time we were there the waitress made one person in our group wait for their food almost until we were all almost done eating. We figures we would give them another chance, plus I got a gift card there. This time we were seated and had to actually get someone to wait on us! Seriously? It wasn’t even that busy, it was 5:30! Again, the food was great but if I’m not seeing a show at the comedy club next door I’ll by pass this place, so many more restaurants in RI to choose.

c
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all ordered burgers and they were the best we ever had!! Hot, juicy and perfectly cooked .... great fries too!!! Can’t wait to go back !!!

KG
New England
32 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The valentine's menu was limited, not something I knew when making the reservation, but it was excellent. our server was friendly & knowledgable. The one thing I'm not crazy about is the giant TV in the main dining room. At the bar, sure I get it, but I felt it took away from an otherwise stellar experience.

DL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Calamari was awesome but that was it main course fell flat had the flounder with risotto fish had no flavor guess spending 30 dollars a main course expected a little more would of liked maybe bread or salad with meal and filtered water would of been nice just saying when I spend over 100 dollars for a meal I'm expecting flavor.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second visit in the past 2 weeks, I enjoyed myself even more than the first time, and the first time was awesome. Keep up the great work

JA
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Normally I would but I asked for my hamburger medium and it was well done and burnt. The waiter was very nice and took it off the bill. My friends that I was with there food was good but the cook should never serve burnt food no matter what!!!!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bottomless mimosas for $9. Enough said.

TC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was very basic and bland. Very disappointing after going with the Comedy Connections recommendation for a special night. Not finding out until after that they are owned by the same. Comedy Connection is a good recommendation for a fun night but go to a good providence restaurant for your pre-show dinner.

EG
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn’t need the kid movie playing on the huge tv screen!

M
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to black duck a handful of times to grab dinner before a comedy show on a couples date night and have never been disappointed. Great food, great atmosphere! Love it there!!!

t
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

food and drinks were both outstanding!!! we will be back

N
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seven of us did a spur of the moment get together. So glad we chose Black Duck. The menu had great choices so everyone found something they would order and everyone loved their meals

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I went to brunch on Sunday. The food was amazing! If I could give this place 100 start I would. This is definitely my new brunch spot. I can’t wait to go back for dinner.

AB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the lobster Mac n cheese - it was good. The burger was better. Great ambiance, live music and not too pricey.

B
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good and friendly service. Great deal.

JC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic spot, especially if heading to Comedy Connection. Service is great and the food is not overpriced.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice to see an upgraded and affordable menu. Great service, great drinks and fantastic food. The Black Duck will definitely be a new go to.

R
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice little place, comfortable neighborhood establishment. Greeted with a smile, really good service.

A
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I wish the lemon pancake had the taste of lemon.
The home fries looked pale and not very crispy. And I wish they kept some of the old menu options the waffles and fried chicken with bacon jam was absolutely And speak easy burger was amazing. I understand there is a new chief but why take a hot item off menu that makes the business money ?!

B
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Creative food, good selection and nice Xmas decorations.

NG
New England
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was really good. We were a group of 4 that split some apps and two entrees. They have a nice selection of craft beers.

Only issue was there was a large group of women next to us that were getting ready for a chipndales show.

ES
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Very disappointed in food. This has been one of our favorite places. Two apps and two meals were all cold and blah.

F
New England
29 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, friendly staff. Nice specials and a very different beer list.

SK
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

We have eaten here several times and always enjoyed our the environment and the food. This past Sunday we brought friends with us and we were terribly disappointed. We were just having burgers, they were not cooked as we asked, medium well burgers should not be bright pink inside! It’s a shame it’s the perfect location for us to meet our friends and catch up.
The new seating is very pretentious, it isn’t Starbucks, if I’m eating dinner I want a table and chairs, not wingback chairs with a coffee table. It’s a sports bar!
We chalked it up to Sunday night, but our friends just crossed it off their list.
Hopefully they will take this to heart, we really liked the food and environment in the past.

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute little place, food was delicious.

JA
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was great. Would defiantly go back.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Out to celebrate my sister n laws birthday with a group of ten. I was upset that I even recommended this place. I had been here before and enjoyed it. Our waitress wouldn't allow us to order apps as outr meal while others ordered apps to start off. They changed they fries. The poutine was so dried out and inedible cold tortillas for the tacos and crispy wings that were not crispy. They didn't make us pay but sucks when your hungry and everything is coming out unacceptable which they had 101 excuses for. FYI don't change something when it's a good thing

M
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our 2nd or 3rd visit to Black Duck so we obviously enjoy the experience. Menu is great, very creative. Varied drink selection and great service. My only gripe is parking. It is dicey whether you get a spot in their lot and then the street is a whole different challenge. But even with that one complaint, we will be back at the Black Duck very soon.

EG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The food was just average and for the cost there are much better opportunities in this type of restaurant. The bar seemed to be the place to be. The "restaurant" seemed like an after thought.

m
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great service. Tasty food

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We enjoy coming here for brunch before a Sunday matinee at PPAC. Nice variety of selections on the brunch menu and bottomless mimosas. Service is friendly but not super attentive. We have always gotten out in plenty of time though so we keep on coming back.

TC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Cool atmosphere. Lots of good beer choices. East to get a reservation for a big party. Friendly service. Highly recommended!!!

AD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place to go before the comedy show. Liked the atmosphere.

LR
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere food is delicious and reasonably priced !

LM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Unfortunately the three meals that should’ve been hot came out lukewarm. Other than that, everything else was good as usual.