Derby Day in the Ballroom

4.1
356 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

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Join us for the 145th Kentucky Derby at the Ballroom at the Providence G.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is being held in the Ballroom at the Providence G.

We’ll be live streaming this southern tradition with cocktails and hors d’ouevres, plus live entertainment and prizes for the best dressed guests. Sponsored by Woodford Reserve and High Limb Cider.

Best Dressed Contest Prizes - “Too Hot To Trot” (best dressed female), “Dapper Dan” (best dressed man), “Daily Double” (best dressed couple)

Our Judges - Rosanna Ortiz, Founder/CEO of StyleWeek Northeast, Kristen Adamo, President/CEO of Providence/Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau, Jamie Coelho, Senior Editor at Rhode Island Monthly, Barbi Jo of 92-PRO FM radio

The cost per guest is $40.00 which includes plated hors d’ouevres and a Woodford Reserve Mint Julep in a keepsake mug. Cash bar available. Complimentary valet parking.

Support Derby Day in the Ballroom during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 356 people are saying
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StephanieC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food! live entertainment, all precautions taken for safety with covid for sanitation and spacing. Looking forward to going back!

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Food courses were as good as we have had in a long time. Service was outstanding.

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CarolineS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Had an 8:30 reservation and did not get seated until 9, didnt get served until 9:30 which then we left to make 10 pm plans....

Derby Day in the Ballroom
Responded on October 29, 2020

We are so sorry to hear you did not have an enjoyable experience! Providing excellent, timely customer service is our number one priority and it seems we missed the mark. Your feedback has been reviewed with our management team and further training has taken place so we can ensure this doesn't happen again. We hope you will return so we can provide you with the true GPub experience!

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JohnH
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Fab food. Services was slow and it wasn’t busy.

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CarolC1006
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The burger, with Gruyere cheese, shallot jam, arugula and tomato, was absolutely delicious. I also had a lovely Cab, which was a generous pour. I wish the menu had mentioned that the accompanying fries were seasoned, as I would have asked for something else if I had known, but our AMAZING waiter Amir quickly switched them out for me for a grilled Caesar salad (and was smart enough to ask me if I wanted the anchovies that came on it; the answer to that was NO). Amir also brought us blankets without us having to ask, and was so charming and pleasant that he elevated the experience tenfold. I hope the weather stays nice enough to experience a night in the Beer Garden again this season, and I'll definitely request Amir.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We waited 45 minutes for drinks and ended up leaving before getting them so we left... had a great experience prior to COVID I think they were just understaffed this time around

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Annabelle
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We really enjoyed our food and drinks. Our server was friendly and attentive. Would recommend.

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Sami
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was really nice and the wings were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Not enough staff on to handle trivia night of 80 people...very slow service.

Derby Day in the Ballroom
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you for your review and I sincerely apologize for the slow service you received! Admittedly, the Harry Potter themed trivia night was a bit more popular than we anticipated. But rest assured we have made adjustments and will be better prepared for next time. I do hope you will join us again! Best, Rebecca Miller

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun time with great food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lots of fun games, and the wait staff was super helpful. Definitely coming back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok. Service was a bit spotty and inconsistent. May go back again perhaps for lunch.

Derby Day in the Ballroom
Responded on March 4, 2020

I am very disappointed to hear that you had a mediocre experience...we strive for stellar! I would love to have an opportunity to discuss with you how we could have improved. I can be reached at 401-632-4782. Please be sure to visit us again so we can show you the true G Hospitality experience!

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vipKatieS
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliable pre-PPAC dining for our family - great burgers, interesting beer selection and cool ambiance 😊

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vipBarbaraB
New England
28 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We only had an appetizer and a salad, so am basing review only on that. Thai calamari was delicious! Salad was OK, dressings not so great. Server was nice, but not as attentive as we would have wished.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Went for the super bowl. TV kept shutting off. First 2 drinks we ordered off the menu they didn’t carry anyone but they were still on the menu. The sound was awful. The food was good but not good enough to make up for the other deficiencies.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a great night out with friends. Food drinks and food. Had fun playing shuffleboard after dinner. Nice atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Small portions for the appetizers...other than that food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wait staff

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Food was good but service was honestly horrible. Not only was service slow and not very welcoming, but upon request to start separate tabs to split up the bill the waiter complained it would be too much. Mind you it was just my group of friends and maybe at most 5 other people in the restaurant. Most likely won’t be going back anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing she was very accommodating. I brought in homemade cupcakes for dessert and she put them away for me and served them with my surprise birthday candle cupcake!☺️ The service was phenomenal. The food was really good. Great place! I will definitely keep Providence G in mind for all my future special occasions!

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vipSuzyQ
New England
100 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for dinner before a show at PPAC. We had the French dip sandwich and the pasta dish with grilled chicken added. Both were good size portions and very tasty.

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Frienddinner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Not rushed delightful dinner

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ShariG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Went here before a concert and loved the atmosphere and the food was excellent. The service was dreadfully slow though so order accordingly. We had time so we were not in a rush, but make sure you give yourself time if going somewhere afterwards.

I also wish this place served their extensive craft beer selection in glasses...instead we got plastic cups...kind of takes away from drinking a good beer.

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SarahM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

A bar should be able to make decent nachos. These were lousy. Hardly any cheese. Mostly lettuce. No beans I could find. Come on, guys.

Derby Day in the Ballroom
Responded on November 25, 2019

We are so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal! We strive for quality and consistency with our food and it sounds as though your dish fell short of our standards. We do hope you will return and give us another chance to exceed your expectations! Thank you for your honest feedback, we will certainly use this as an opportunity to improve.

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LisaB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Our waitress Jamie was fantastic. Food was delicious. Liked how they had free valet parking. Would definitely recommend.

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vipRose
New England
80 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were disappointed in our dinner. The Tater Tot Poutine was good. I ordered the Prime Rib special. The potatoes and broccoli were good but the Prime Rib was a very thin, more like a well done steak. The fish tacos and the burger were okay. We ordered a carrot cake, there was very little frosting on it and they only had black tea. I couldn't believe a restaurant only having one type of tea. I was told, that most people do not ask for tea. The music was loud so it was hard to hear the others at my table. We did get free parking.

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Katherine
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We walked all day at RICC so we were hungry. Beer selection is outstanding! We had two appetizers, hard to choose just two. Menu is good bar food plus a couple of entrees. Service was fantastic, hostess and servers were very pleasant and friendly. It was a little loud but not overwhelming; a happy sports-y crowd. Very kid friendly menu! Great atmosphere and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Booked a table but they tried to give us a high top, no booths available. Ordered a martini from menu but they didn’t have the ingredients to make it? Food was good, service was just ok.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great vibe, excellent servers and bar service. There is Vallet parking in garage just to left of building, with very professional staff. Do not go to the city parking lot extremely rude arrogant attendant.

GPub is wicked, absolutely kicking great food with some great service. Party of 6, we had calamari, poutine, seared tuna, salmon, chicken n waffles, Mac n cheese, great cocktails. We will be back!

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JoannZ
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was great they accommodated our large party and we included an additional 4 people for a total of 14. Server was great and we had no complaints!!!

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CM82
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Perfect place to meet up with college age son, his friend and his parents . Menu was perfect - it had something for everyone. Service and food was great, though the noise level was just a bit too high to have a decent conversation with everyone at the table... But it was a Saturday night, so it was fine.

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vipCds1
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great shareable food. Reasonable prices lively and entertaining

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TacyT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Noisy place for young people who want to watch tv

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Country WED., brought daughter for dinner before returning to college. Def. not what it’s advertised to be. Just country music playing for music, nothing really going on. Ordered Boursin Mac & cheese, not enough cheese, onions still in even though asked for no onion. Rhubarb Fizz drink tastes like it was mixed w//bubblegum😝. Hubby got grilled cheese burger. It was good just plan nothing on it. Waiter was awesome,friendly,Helpful.

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BeckyC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Stopped for dinner before seeing Hamilton. The food was great, will definitely go back.

Derby Day in the Ballroom
Responded on August 21, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you again in Downtown Providence at GPub! Best, Victoria Realejo Restaurant Manager

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steveo
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Great food. Waitress was terrific. A bit loud though

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HollyC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We had a Saturday evening reservation and were seated promptly. Unfortunately we waited a long time before a server came to greet us. Server wanted to take our drink order but we hadn’t been given menus. We finally got drinks and our food. Thumbs up for food & beverages. But horrible waitress. If we return we’d just sit at bar for drinks.

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KristenP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I would recommend to a friend for drinks and ambiance. The rooftop is really nice!! However, it took an hour and a half for us to get our food, while everyone around us was getting theirs. We almost left, but our server talked us into staying, assuring us that our food would be out in 5 minutes and yet it still took another 20. We were starving. I thought that she would at least offer a little something off of the bill for the inconvenience, but nothing. Very dissatisfied with the service!!

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JustineD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Cool place inside. Food was ok, apps and drinks way better than meals. Service started ok but got incredibly slow as he night went on. My husband ate his entire meal without getting a refill on his drink, never mind water. Might be a good place for drinks and apps, but probably wouldn’t go for dinner again.

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Derby Day in the Ballroom is rated 4.1 stars by 356 OpenTable diners.

Derby Day in the Ballroom does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/742/providence-g.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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