Plaza Bar & Kitchen

3.1
36 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bistro
Thirty-seat outdoor bar in DePasquale Square right in the heart of Federal Hill. Full service bar and American Bistro. There is no other place like this in all of Providence! We hope to see you soon!
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3.1based on recent ratings
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3.7
service
3.4
ambience
3.0
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We get there and they tell us the kitchen is closed! We made a reservation!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Absolutely awful food. Do not go here. When you walk in on a Saturday night and it’s dead, should have known better. Worst dinner I’ve ever had.

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vipZulma
New England
25 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is a nice everyday restaurant with a great location at the heart of Pasquale Plaza in Federal Hill, Providence. Unfortunately, it rained all day long and outdoor dining was not possible. However, our server was very good ad was the food and the drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and singer outside

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Megs
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

It’s a great place if you can’t get in anywhere else and want to sit outside. The seating was cramped and not great quality. The drinks were awful and the food was mediocre. The service was slow and the staff disappeared for long periods of time. Definitely not worth the prices. Needless to say, we more than likely won’t be going back.

Plaza Bar & Kitchen
Responded on June 11, 2021

Hello Megs, I'm sorry you didn't see the value in your visit. We strive to ensure all our guests are happy. We always have a manager on duty to address issues. Can you please reach out to me so I can identify the issues and ensure they are corrected? This would be greatly appreciated as we want everyone to enjoy their visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food and service were okay. Took a while for drinks each time but the food came out quickly. Portions were pretty small and the pasta was only warm.

Plaza Bar & Kitchen
Responded on June 11, 2021

Hello, We take our business very seriously and strive to provide each guest with great food and service. Can you please reach out to our management team, so we can get details and correct the poor points of your visit?

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food was bland drink did not taste good, not worth the money spent. Service was great though.

Plaza Bar & Kitchen
Responded on June 11, 2021

Thank you for providing the comments you did. Can you please reach out to us, so we can fix the issues going forward?

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Very disappointing, I would give them 1 out of 5 stars. Service was acceptable to good, drinks were ok, food was awful, every dish was unsatisfactory and one was not acceptable. They need to change their chef. I would say don’t waste your time or money on this place

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

The restaurant was closed. Many confused people with reservations standing outside.

Plaza Bar & Kitchen
Responded on April 15, 2021

Our apologies, our manager/bartender had a personal emergency and we were not notified until later in the day. This could have been handled much more professionally and we apologize for that. We are building in additional stopgaps to ensure this doesn't happen again.

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Junior
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon walking in, we noticed it was tastefully and beautifully remodeled. The service was great from the start. Their craft cocktail menu had many great options, the Plaza Punch and OG mule were awesome. The food was hot and delicious. 10/10 would recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Bartender (Gabriel I think) was great! Food was terrible. Square blocks of cheddar on a charcuterie board on the Hill. Chicken wings were raw (table behind us had the same issue). Would only recommend for a drink at the bar.

Plaza Bar & Kitchen
Responded on April 7, 2021

Our apologies for the issue with the wings. We attended to the tables that brought the issue up and retrained our kitchen staff to ensure this never happens again. I will message you directly to find some resolution.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Worst dining experience in my life where some of the most famous restaurants best restaurants are right next to them. Never ever would I give them a second chance with so many other places within feet with outstanding reputation

Plaza Bar & Kitchen
Responded on March 22, 2021

It states you dined on 2/13, which we were not open. If the date is wrong, please feel free to reach out to PlazaPVD@gmail so I can get a handle on the situation and see how we can make things better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It allowed us to make a reservation and we arrived and the restaurant was completely shut down. They should probably take it off this website and also maybe post on their own website that they are closed....

Plaza Bar & Kitchen
Responded on March 22, 2021

Our sincere apologies, OpenTable was supposed to be off and we had to adjust once we identified the issue.

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XxxxanonymousxxX
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience1

Waitress was nice and genuine. Brunch wasn’t worth it, unless you only went for alcohol. Two meals were missing items on plate. Portion size was small. Menu read more interesting and delicious than what was served. Chef wasn’t a very good cook.

Plaza Bar & Kitchen
Responded on June 11, 2021

Sorry for the poor execution. The chef's grandmother passed and we tried to execute, but had a number of issues that day due to being short staffed. I will send you a private message to try and rectify the issues.

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Foodmom
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was very good. Server was sweet but forgetful. We we seated near the alley way full of trash so not the best ambiance. Would go again though for the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Food, service, ambiance. I’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I had reservation for bar seating I did not get seat at bar. They need to hire more people I left the bar after because my seat was not given to me. I will not to be going to the place any time soon.

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JeffH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were seated promptly per our reservation and our waitress took out drink order right away. We placed our app order and ordered the Bacon Scallops and the Fresh Fried Mozzarella, both came out and were not very hot. You expect fried Mozzarella to be gooey and hot, the balsamic was too thick to drizzle but was tasty. We waited for quite a while before she came back to take the rest of our order. We ordered a ceaser salad and the Margarita pizza. They did not bring the salad separate from our pizza and the pizza was luke warm. When I told the manager the pizza was not hot he took it away and instead of making us a fresh new pizza they "warmed' up our pizza and it still was not hot.
Food good tasting but lacking in execution and service was just okay... will not be back anytime soon for $80 for pizza salad and apps I expect better

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SteveA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phoebe at the bar was great. Food was awesome!! Thank you Pheobs

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vipChrisH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a lovely outdoor lunch on a hot Saturday. No one else near us. The food was remarkably good and well prepared.

The tables were a bit small for four people, but the umbrella kept us in the shade.

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vipCherylP
New England
44 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our door seating was comfortable, apps were good (Arancini, mozzarella triangles, and truffle fries), beer and wine were nice and cold, and the 5 meals we ordered were plentiful. Salmon for my husband was good he said, chicken parm for 15 yo son was huge and juicy, BBQ pizza was tasty per 19-year-old, penne with vodka sauce was a bit underwhelming, and my chicken piccata was ok....not battered, not beaten enough, and the capers were as big as peas!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the beginning we were off to a amazing start, we had the best server his name was Robbie, will for sure ask for him again when we go back, he was prompt and very attentive the whole night with us, made such great selections, convinced me to try the raspberry martini which was delish tasted like a jolly rancher candy, and suggested the lasagna which was a special that evening and it tasted just like home, my boyfriend had the lobster ravioli and devoured it, one thing you must try is the bacon wrapped dates and fried mozzarella oh wow the dates were the perfect blend of salty and sweet with a little crunch, and the creme brûlée cheesecake oh so so good that was a treat for myself and sooooo worth it, service was amazing and so was the food I am always looking forward to going back and trying more

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The waiter was kinda horrible, i mean he was nice and all but def not experienced. The food was ok, for one of the plates they didn’t have the rice that comes with it, they decided to switch it up without even asking the customer first! I thought that was beyond wrong! What If the customer was allergic to the replacement?? Smh

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vipHeidi0630
New England
19 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Service was very good, the food was just ok.

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JoLonn
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first post-stay at home dinner out. The process was excellent and we arrived early and were seatd in the proper manner and well away from other diners. The waiter was maskd, took grat care to obey social distancing and health guidelines; he was also courteous and helpful throughout our time there. The calamari was great and the food served quickly, The quality of the entrees was high, better than a couple of neighbors but not quite among the best two Federal Hill Italian restaurants. Overall, a great choice with an open, airy setting and attentive, diligent staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is located in a great area, upon arriving we were seated promptly and the service was amazing to begin with, our server was a very nice girl very attentive and answered any questions that we had, anything we needed she was right there, started with a appetizer the Aranici/Sicilian rice balls and they were amazing, so flavorful and the sauce that came with it had just enough sweet and spice to it, I had the lobster ravioli and can I say wow, it wasn’t what I was expecting the pink sauce was so good , ravioli was cooked so nice and tender and the filling was not overwhelming, my boyfriend had the fettuccine Alfredo which was nice and light also had amazing flavoring, we will be going back and trying the drink menu which had a good selection- cannot wait to try them again

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Food portions were not that big. The server was nice but his attention to cleanness was not the best.

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BPBP
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

This was our first time dining out since Covid. I called to make sure the restaurant was following all recommended precautions. After we were seated, we noticed most of the wait staff had their masks down beyond their nose and some below their mouths. Our server had her mask below her nose and mouth. I asked her to please pull up her mask and she told us to take ours off! We then decided to leave and never ordered any food so we cannot comment on the food. There is no excuse for the total disregard for everyone elses safety. Needless to say, we won't be rushing back there.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a milestone for a friend. This was just after restaurants RE-opened due to the shutdown from Covid. Everything was amazing and we could not have asked for a better experience. The Covid protocols were on point. The food and drinks were excellent as was the service. We even had a manager check on us and thank us for patronizing his establishment when we were finished. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a casual friendly atmosphere with top notch service and cuisine!

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Steph
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot on Federal Hill in DePasquale Square. Outdoor dining was safely spread apart. The Chowder, and ahi tuna were delicious appetizers. The shrimp scampi has a great portion size and the burger was cooked as request. Service was top notch. Highly recommend Plaza Bar and Kitchen.

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BrianK77
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service. Outdoor dining. I would definitely go back.

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vipLindaK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Lobster ravioli was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around!

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LisaM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to get out and enjoy some great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had the Fried Mozzarella and it was fabulous!! A must try. Had a pasta dish and chicken dish which were very fresh but taste was decent. Server was excellent.

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Plaza Bar & Kitchen is rated 3.1 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.

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.