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Blu Violet Roofbar, providence, RI

Blu Violet Roofbar

4.3
4.3
88 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
We are open for Dinner Tuesday through Saturday nights 4pm- 10pm. We offer Sunday Brunch from 11am - 5pm. Our Rum & B Brunch offers a live DJ both mornings. Reservations strongly encouraged. Reservations for 1-2 guests will be allotted an hour and a half of seated dining time, reservations for 3-5 guests will be allotted 2 hours of seated dining time & reservations of 6 & more; will be allotted 2.5 hours. If you anticipate needing more time dining with us please make a note on the reservation and we will do our best to accommodate. https://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/pvdal-aloft-providence-downtown/

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Providence

  • Cross street

    Clifford St <br />Dyer St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 88 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Rhode Island

    Hot Spot

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  1. J

    Julie

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    Lovely location but I don’t think I’ll go back. Nothing to rave about or return for seconds. Our service was also poor. Our waiter was quite forgetful and didn’t follow up with us. I understand they were busy but I’ve been to busier restaurants where I felt more attended to. One and done type of deal.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    The decor and vibe is great. It took one whole hour to receive our drinks!! our sever was great and was doing everything he could but the bartender was too busy talking to people sitting at the bar and not making drinks. The managers saw thsi and did nothing to rectify the situation. The food was decent but way too much salt and overpriced for what it is. We won’t be back and I don’t see this place lasting long if they keep the bartender that was working on 11/4/22 he was the worst of the worst.
  3. LS

    LindaS

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was beautiful and delicious. Will def be back for Sunday brunch.
  4. ST

    StephenT

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Music way too loud for Brunch. Food was fair.
  5. K

    Kyah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    I really liked this location, nice views and chill vibes but… I was disappointed in their selection of food choices. I ordered grits and eggs not thinking meat was in it since it didn’t specify like everything else but… there was meat most likely pork in my beans. I’m vegetarian so I was highly upset about that plus I do not eat pork even when I was a meat (chicken) eater in my past life. Sigh. Oh and plus my drinks came super late.
  6. c

    christinas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere for drinks, including rooftop area. Carla (our server) was the bomb. She worked that busy area and all our requests like it was no body's business. Recommended for drinks and small bites.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The chef came out and we got to talk and praise the menu. Love to celebrate haitian chefs meeting excellence. The views the ambiance always amazing. Our waiter had a large table so understandably his attention was focused but nothing deters me from going here. Always a great idea the FOOD for brunch was AMAZING
  8. B

    Butter

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and food
  9. NP

    NancyP

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great staff!! The octopus appetizer was cooked to perfection and the BV burger was outstanding with the red wine! Staff knowledge and great with questions. Valet was great too!
  10. T

    Tamara

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Service was good, view is nice. Place was loud (live DJ), but not unbearably so. Cute hotel, convenient location. Main issue is that the food was simply bad, and overpriced. Both dishes were very salty, and meat on both was not good.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Very nice staff and anbience. Food is good but could be better for the cost.
  12. D

    Dana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view of providence really made me appreciate my city even more! It’s so breathtaking from the view! Service and food was EXCELLENT! Our waiter even let us know about the bar closing beforehand to ensure we wouldn’t be blindsided. Staff was super friendly! Also that hotel was amazing I would definitely stay there just because of the aesthetics! (Giving boho nyc chic kinda lol) all together 10/10 experience, I will be back here soon!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great view of the city. Food was okay. Nothing spectacular. Service was great as well as the ambiance. Could use a bit more decor to liven up the place tho.
  14. D

    Debbie

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place for brunch.
  15. N

    Natalie

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very cool vibe, and was a bit more low key than what I had read from other reviews (probably because we went on a Sunday night). Service was also speedy and the food was delicious (burrata, steak, and peppardelle for the win). Great cocktails. Roof deck is nice, although smaller than I anticipated. Overall would recommend!
  16. DH

    DanyelleH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will definitely be back! Had an amazing time! Atmosphere and service was great!
  17. S

    Staylo14

    Denver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful night sitting outdoors- quiet, great view, and excellent service
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch menu is delicious and decadent. Exactly what I wanted for a Sunday late morning! They had a DJ playing great music which was a bonus.
  19. J

    Joanne254

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    The first time I visited Blu Violet, I was blown away! This time was very different. Thank goodness they had an amazing DJ because other than that everything else was mediocre.
  20. m

    mely

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food was delicious! Will definitely be back!
  21. NS

    NeglectedStarvingPatron

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Primarily a bar, not a restaurant. We waited 50 minutes to receive two hamburgers and two fries. The quality of the food was okay, but the service was not. During the hour we sat there, as more and more crowd drank more and more booze, the noise level which began loud became shrieking. We will never return. As guests in the hotel trying to get a meal after a long day of traveling, this was disgusting and totally inhospitable. We spoke to the waitress and the manager on duty, their attitude was "so sorry, we are really busy". Really? We can see it's busy and WE are two of the customers you should be busy taking care of. They never came to us to say "sorry", we had to stand up and go to them after 45 minutes of waiting for food. It turns out also, the restaurant is not owned by the hotel, it's a sub. We will also be talking to hotel management to register our unpleasant experience.
  22. m

    mark

    New England

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Carla, was a rock star. Only down side is the limited menu. Food was excellent
  23. J

    Jozuhf

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. We went there for the first time and had an amazing waitress. Between the ambiance of the bright LED blue lighting, the view of providence sky liners & the taste of the food, it was an all around great experience.
  24. WK

    WendyK

    New England

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Fun vibe, a very young crowd, loud background music creative cocktails and food. We were the only couple there over 30!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New favorite spot!
  26. DS

    DSusan

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The service was too slow, the drinks took so long that I was done with dinner by the time it came, I let them know, they still charged us for it. Beautiful view but you can have better food elsewhere probably only makes sense if you’re staying in the hotel.
  27. KH

    KarenH

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    The music inside was extremely loud, to the point you couldn't have a conversation with the person next to you. Reserved an outdoor table, but none were available when we arrived and they wanted to move us after our drinks were available, we opted to not move. The tables outside were only good for two people not our party of four. We ended up not staying for dinner, just a drink and a headache from the music.
  28. R

    Rachel

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The DJ was AMAZING!! Brunch was really good and the staff was all really nice. But the whole ambiance was MADE but the awesome DJ! will be coming back when he’s there again
  29. JO

    JOF98

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    That was a wonderful experience. I had the salmon, could not recommend it enough. Compliments to the chef. The drinks were creative. Nice view of the city from the deck, a beautiful place to grab a drink. The service is exceptional, they do a wonderful job creating a welcoming and relaxing environment — complements the space perfectly.
  30. DJ

    DelaneyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! The staff is so awesome, the view are great, and the spicy margarita can’t be beat.
  31. AA

    AnitaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Service was slow but food and ambiance was amazing
  32. BG

    BrianG

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Hostess for Sunday brunch was most annoying
  33. T

    Terryc

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere,excellent food but small menu.little expensive but was really good .Outstanding waitress,don’t recall her name .could use a bigger wine list
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great Rooftop… waitress could have been more motivated but I understand the current staffing situation. Will definitely be back
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Over all the best brunch ever! Sharon Ashley was a phenomenal DJ. The food was spectacular and Carla, our server, was the best.
  36. NF

    NFeliz

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I came here for the first time on a Friday night. My friend and I went an hour before our reservation and sat at the bar to have a couples of drinks and an appetizer. From the start the staff was really friendly and professional. We tried the burrata and I got to say that it was amazing. We order the fruit punch drink and also was really good. At the time of our reservation we approach the host stand and they sat us immediately. The only downside to our experience was that it took a really long time (about 15 mins) for a anyone to acknowledge us, once we sat at the table. We had to ask the hostess to please let our server know that she had a table. We order our food and drinks once she came. It took a while for us to get our drinks. The food was amazing, I had order the 10 oz sirloin medium with mashed and Brussel sprout and my friend had order the chicken pappardelle; the pasta was a little hard but the taste was amazing. Food 10/10 Service 8/10 Ambiance 10/10 Definitely recommended!
  37. RM

    RonM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overall: It took over 25 minutes to get drinks, appetizer came only 2 minutes before the meal, waitress was very sweet and did a good job (she was really busy). Food was really good. The Burrata was great, just timed poorly. It was so loud inside you could barely hold a conversation, but I think that is what the vibe was supposed to be. Lastly, the gentleman who appear to be the manager seemed so stressed and unfriendly (it was just his stressed look, I’m sure). I wish he would have folded napkins and flatware elsewhere than right at the front by the door.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love this restaurant, good food, drinks, service, and beautiful skyline during sunset!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Came for a birthday brunch. Drinks were great, but I wish they offered bottomless mimosas. Food was so/so. The chicken and waffles were way too salty. The steak and eggs were okay, but the steak was a much smaller portion than expected. Our waitress was super sweet but not very attentive. We had to ask multiple times for simple things like water, ice, condiments, etc. The highlight of the day was the DJ. DJ Jackie is incredible! Would come back here for drinks and vibes after eating somewhere else first.
  40. JJ

    JJeats

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    The way this spot was hyped up in Boston Magazine made me excited to visit. Food was great but not in the type of atmosphere I expected. This place is more like a bistro than anything good. Kudos to the chef who’s savory, fusion spin on Haitian dishes were great! Though it’s a limited menu, I’ll be back! 🤣

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas

FAQs

Blu Violet Roofbar is rated 4.3 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Blu Violet Roofbar

191 Dorrance, providence, RI 02903

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Clifford St <br />Dyer St

  • Neighborhood

    Providence

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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