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Providence Bar and Kitchen

4.4
97 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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Eclectic Cuisine with a newly added full service bar in New Providence, NJ. The first bar in 110 years in the providence.

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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
All days (including Monday upon request) are available for private parties.

Monday: Closed

Tuesday- Friday: 11:30am to 10:00pm

Saturday: 4:00pm to 10:00pm

Sunday: 4:00pm to 9:00pm
High top and patio tables are first come first serve.
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Phone number
(908) 464-0096
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
We Do Catering! Contact us for information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Passaic St., South St.
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Parking details
Parking Lot
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 97 People Are Saying
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4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Have dined here many times and one of the reasons we return again and again is the service, the ambience and the special dishes. The short rib rigatoni is our "go to" dish. Can't get enough of it.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Haven't been here in several months, but had a great experience upon our return. Husband ordered chicken dish and I had crab cake - both were delicious. Wedge salads are generous. I have always loved the mushroom bisque. Can't wait for warmer weather so we can take advantage of the outside dining!

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food was ok, despite the canned anchovies on the Caesar salad when white anchovies were on the menu. Service was good. Nice looking place. Nothing special.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Surprisingly very good. Very diverse menu. Excellent service. Great addition to the area. Will gladly return.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We loved our experience!
The staff was very friendly and the service really good. It's always nice when they are able to time courses well. Had great mixed drinks and a nice wine list. It's a smaller dining room so reservations are a good idea.
The food was delish. I've never had octopus carpaccio before - and loved it. Have already recommended to a friend. Will absolutely go again and again.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

A real neighborhood find. Highly recommended

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

It is a very attractive space updated when they added a liquor license. We preferred when we could bring our own wine. Unfortunately we waited for about 25 minutes to be seated despite the fact that we had a reservation. Once seated, all went well. The menu is varied and there are specials. Chocolate dessert was
The perfect ending.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great meal

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

First timers, invited old friends and picked as a halfway place just by chance. Great find, more than satisfied with place, food was really good, staff was pleasant and professional. Felt friendly and quite comfortable. Would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Food presentation was beautiful apps to dessert. Great attention to detail. Service was great! First time and a 20 minute drive . We’ll be back!! Great octopus app!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very pleasant service, nice bar and well prepared appetizers.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

My wife and I thought the dinner was excellent and the creme brûlée for desert was by the best we ever had.

Seating is tight but overall a great night.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Terrific family celebration for a birthday.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Overall, a nice local place and the food is good.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

My fish was almost cold when it arrived and not all dishes came out as ordered so we had to wait for corrections. As I waited my food got even colder. The flavor was nice but would have been better hot.
Tables are very small. We were three at a table for 4 and we felt there was not enough table space for our three meals.
It’s a very pretty place. I’d go back for drinks and apps

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Was my first time at restaurant. Met a friend for a late lunch. I had the arugula salad with grilled salmon and my friend had the crab cake. We both enjoyed our lunch very much and I plan to go back for dinner .

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner was so pleased we found this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

I have been there several times but this time was clearly the best meal and service.
The food was very good...and nice portions. It's a small restaurant and very narrow so I think that it is always going to be a bit noisy...but not uncomfortably so.

Very welcoming. Nice wine list and good recommendations. The food was quite good.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Very nice intimate restuarant. Wait staff pleasant and attentive. Every plate ordered was delectable. They have the best Caesar salad around.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Great Service and delicious food
We will be returning soon

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2.0Dined on December 26, 2017

The location was good and the ambience was nice, but the food was just ok. Nothing was particularly hot (temperature) and the taste of the food was nothing to write home about. We had ordered multiple appetizers and various entrees. The tuna and seemed to be the best and the drinks were good.

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Despite multiple people in our party asking the staff to close the wide open door, the staff dismissed our pleas and insisted on bringing in numerous tables and chairs from the outside and then taking chairs and tables from the inside out to the patio. It was a frigidly cold night and we were truly shocked regarding the lack of conicociousness for our comfort (we were sitting right in front of the door). We asked them to simply wait 10 minutes and we would leave but they just didn’t care. Really disappointing end to an otherwise good meal.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We tried this restaurant for Christmas Eve family party of 9! And it was a big hit. All enjoyed there food and the service was very friendly and attentive. We look forward to returning more times in the future.

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2.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Second chance and not much better than first time

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

The place is very cozy and has a friendly vibe. Great menu. Owner and staff take time to make sure you're taken care of.

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

The menu is extensive with many good choices. We both had the delicious arugula salad filled by the Providence Veal for me and Eggplant Rollatini for my friend. Both excellently prepared very tasty. Service was attentive but not overbearing.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Varied menu and great, fresh food. I like that the menu is not overly large but there are choices for everyone. They have happily accommodated some very particular dietary needs upon request. Service is consistently good. Very comfortable recommending. Would like to see the restaurant busier at lunch time - it's a gem.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

My favorite restaurant-local gem, delicious food and attentive service. Favorites on the menu are the Osso Bucco, the Short Rib Rigatoni. My personal weakness is the Zuppa de Pesce. The bar addition is classy and they make a stellar Jalapeno Margherita!

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

The place was packed but the service was still good. Food was excellent and the cocktails were spot on! Highly recommmended

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1.0Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was good but service was spotty. Shared with the manager or owner ( not sure as he never identified himself) about how the entire meal started.....small table meant for 2 people even though there were 4 of us, had to ask for them to split a salad, one came out with the dressing on the side for us to share???? And it was the wrong dressing! Then went through (no lie) 3 forks that were so bent out of shape it should have been embarrassing. The drink deliveries were slow and the two servers kept duplicating their drinks to the table.....what a waste of energy and money for the bar. My friend (we were celebrating her birthday) had to wait for a diet soda after asking twice for one. This manager said he’d take care of us....well we had dinner which was very good and ordered a dessert and one coffee. There wasn’t one comp on the bill for the crazy way the dinner started!?! So the manager swings by and I said thought you were going to “take care of us” he said for three forks??? Now it’s time you take care of me and chuckled as he walked off. Very unfortunate of him to have his excessive over confidence about people continuing to eat here. I know 4 people who won’t be coming back anytime soon.....not even for a free meal. Such a shame and poor way to end the birthday celebration dinner......how much could a dessert could have cost him....Maybe $3?? Never again....future patrons......you’ve been warned!

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Perfect everything!

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Went to Providence Bar and Kitchen for the first time tonight. Great meal. Octopus is a must have. Ahi tuna and lamb chop special were amazing.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Always amazing food and service. Incredibly nice about accommodating special dietary needs. If they offer the grilled octopus as a special, get it!!

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Delish food and yummy cocktails! Can be a bit noisy. Enjoyed the specials and special martinis. Especially fun in warmer weather with ample outside seating.

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Very good food, nice atmosphere. Good drinks. I recommend Providence Bar and Kitchen.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food and drink. Contemporary and original approach to appetizers and entrees. Bartenders are outstanding.

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2.0Dined on November 4, 2017

The food wasn't very good. Duck and veal tough. Tuna pizza not good. rice cake was burnt on bottom and barely warmed through while tuna on top wasn't identifiable. We were sharing a dessert and no fewer than 3 waiters tried to take it away- clearly hurrying us along. All in all, 7pm reservation for a Saturday night and was out in 1.5 hours. Not relaxing and not good food

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food and cocktail selection. Staff was super friendly, great place to go

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3.0Dined on October 20, 2017

3 friends catching up over lunch, beautiful day to do it on their outdoor patio.

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