Derby Day in the Ballroom
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Mac & Cheese
Fresh cavatappi, smoked tasso, English cheddar sauce
R.I. calamari strips, golden fried, mustard aioli, romesco sauce
Kale & Farro Salad
Baby kale, herbed farro, fried shallot, feta cheese, tart apple
amazing food! live entertainment, all precautions taken for safety with covid for sanitation and spacing. Looking forward to going back!
Everything was amazing. Food courses were as good as we have had in a long time. Service was outstanding.
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....
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!
Fab food. Services was slow and it wasn’t busy.
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.
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
We really enjoyed our food and drinks. Our server was friendly and attentive. Would recommend.
Our waitress was really nice and the wings were delicious!
Not enough staff on to handle trivia night of 80 people...very slow service.
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
Such a fun time with great food!
Delicious food, lots of fun games, and the wait staff was super helpful. Definitely coming back again!
Food was ok. Service was a bit spotty and inconsistent. May go back again perhaps for lunch.
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!
Reliable pre-PPAC dining for our family - great burgers, interesting beer selection and cool ambiance 😊
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.
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.
Had a great night out with friends. Food drinks and food. Had fun playing shuffleboard after dinner. Nice atmosphere
Small portions for the appetizers...other than that food was delicious.
Excellent wait staff
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.
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!
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.
Not rushed delightful dinner
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.
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.
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.
Great place. Our waitress Jamie was fantastic. Food was delicious. Liked how they had free valet parking. Would definitely recommend.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!!
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.
Great shareable food. Reasonable prices lively and entertaining
Noisy place for young people who want to watch tv
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.
Stopped for dinner before seeing Hamilton. The food was great, will definitely go back.
Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you again in Downtown Providence at GPub! Best, Victoria Realejo Restaurant Manager
Great food. Waitress was terrific. A bit loud though
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.
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!!
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.
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.