Providence Bar and Kitchen

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

We are excited to announce we will now have live music from 6:30-9:30p every Wednesday evening.
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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time we’ve been there.. food is great.. service was excellent.. even gave us individual checks..noise level a little high but able to have conversation. We will return!!

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Servers were polite and efficient. Food was delicious with plenty of vegetables. First time there and I will definitely go back.

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CD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable evening - the food was very good and the service was outstanding. Server was very knowledgeable about the menu. Will definitely return.

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New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always! We like to dine out and try new restaurants. We have spent the last month or so driving and trying new places. It was great to dine here again and realize we have the best right here in town. Can’t say enough great things about the food here. Always excellent and a great bar as well.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

For some reason there is an option to make reservations at the high tops. When arriving the hostess didn’t have a clue and they were not apologetic at all basically saying that’s not an option so they are clueless. Long story not worth using this app for that place.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. Our newest spot in the area to spend some quality time. The menu has a lot of great options and staff is top notch.
Tony is one of the greatest servers there with a great personality and a good sense of humor. Their cheesecake is a must try.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Server with a sense of humor. Great ambience. Everyone loved it.

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RW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had to wait 20 minutes past our 8P reservation. Very little room to wait comfortably. Front section dining and bar area was extremely loud. But dining in the back was surprisingly quiet and conversation was not an issue. The tempo of the service was very good. The vegetable puree with the bread was a nice touch but I would have liked butter without asking. The appetizers were excellent. One of the best fried calamari dishes I've eaten. The entrees were good sized portions and very tasty. Nice selection of deserts but we were too full for more. One negative was we ordered cappuccino and after about 30 minutes waiting we cancelled it and asked for the check. Pricing was moderate. Our party of five with some drinks was only $175. Overall, a very good experience and we will likely go back.

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MJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was great top to bottom. Staff was attentive and great with suggestions!

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A little pricey for an empty space. They were nice and attentive to us. Octopus appetizer recommended was yummy. Husband’s steak for steak frites was embarrassingly awful. Completely full of fat and low quality meat. For over 30 bucks it should have been better than Longhorn steakhouse. They didn’t mind subbing cauliflower purée for mash potatoes for no charge and overall pleasant experience but they should revisit the quality of some the food items if they want to consider themselves high class. For a place that has the only liquor license in the area they could also have better and more extensive cocktail menu.

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MC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Tonny (yes, 2-n Tonny) was fantastic!! Very attentive, made great recommendations and has a terrific sense of humor. Ask for him when you go there!!

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C
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice portions of high quality and well prepared. Our group had the pork chop, short rib , and magi special - everything was wonderful and nicely seasoned - we will be back

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M
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will go again and again and again! Great owner, and staff! Tom the bartender is one of the best I’ve met! Food is always in mark. Love this place. Try it, you will agree!

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I
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good place with excellent happy hour menu - nice staff too

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a saturday night and everything was wonderful.
Place filled-up very quick and the service got in the game fast.
Food is outstanding. We had tuna tartare and calamari to start, then my wife had swordfish and I had seafood pasta special and both were very flavorful.
Tony is one of the best servers in there.
Will definitely go back soon.

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TD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We decided to try this place for our Valentine’s date night. It was just ok. We weren’t terribly impressed. Although the staff did mention they were down a person that night so that could definitely account for the slow service. The food was pretty good. We really enjoyed the calamari appetizer and the tiramisu for dessert.

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NS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 2nd visit. We should come here more often. The dishes were a delight and the service was wonderful.

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T
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent. Ambience was a cozy for a nice night out for Valentine's Day. Menu had lots of options. Food was very good but not overwhelming. Would recommend if you're in the area and looking for a nice night out.

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JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect meal and atmosphere for a quick valentines dinner

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PS
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We really love this restaurant - the food and the service are always great. Wonderful drinks, fun ambiance and intimate feel. We look forward to the warm weather to dine outside as that's always fun as well!

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JH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood place. Food is delicious. The patio is nice, but can be too loud and too hot with the heaters.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Providence was fine. Service was fast and friendly. I had an arugula salad which was good, but loaded with way too many cranberries and short on the promised pecans and goat cheese.

Main was Mediterranean chicken which was generous and flavorful.

Tarte Tartin had very good apples but a crust that was soggy and flavorless.

Hit and miss

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Very generous portions

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant. Food is delicious and the ambience is lovely and beautiful. I have eaten here a few times for lunch/dinner but most recently came here this past saturday for dinner which was beautiful with fast and great service.
Tony was absolutely great and did a wonderful job. Made great recommendations and answered all our questions that we had. My family is a little picky but he kept smiling all the time.
The Calamari here is one of the best and also Steak Frittes with some Shrimp added was very flavorful. Nice surf & turf. We finished dinner with a very delicious
cheesecake.
Wonderful restaurant - one of the best in the area.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were warmly greeted by the host and asked if we wanted a high top or regular table. Selected a high top off the bar area. TVs were playing a variety of sporting events. Immediately we were asked if we wanted to order a drink.. and presented with the dinner menu. Nice selection of wine, beers, cocktails. Ordered from the dinner menu. (1 seafood special $29, one salad and appy ($13/$16). Service was good... even when the area filled in. Many seeming regulars ordered from the bar menu which I would try next time. Bill for 2 glasses of wine, 1 beer, said meal orders and 2 cappuccinos was $96. Not outrageous, but not an inexpensive night out. Definitely will return.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and very attentive staff

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MH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was a crowded Friday night, the wait staff seemed to be sparse. We waited for over 20 mins for someone to even take a drink order. The food was ok. Ordered the Tuna Crudo...egg was over cooked. They immediately took care of it, but my dinner companion and I didn’t start our meal together because I had to wait for it to be taken care of. Just an okay experience. Won’t run back, sadly

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SP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very impressed with quality of our meals and the service

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly and efficient service, good quality food. Good choice for business lunch.

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great little neighborhood restaurant. Only complaints are that it is too small to accommodate many people and we were kept waiting despite a reservation. Also, it is EXTREMELY loud especially for the suburban setting, the bar and the restaurant are kept separated down to the menus so that is a detractor. All that said, the food is delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed everything!!

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GL
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 2

Overall very good experience. I expected a better table since the booking was an Open Table reservation.

No distinction made. We got the next available makeshift table.

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JC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here a few times and brought friends with us and always enjoy it. The staff and owner are warm and friendly and the food is delicious.

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M
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. The wonderful bar, food, ambiance. Always consistent. Excellent food.

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V
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the consistency of good food and service....

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g
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A great find! Food was fantastic! We will be back!

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OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was OK. We were seated outside which was a cool space but was very loud. At the end of our meal while waiting for coffee we were asked to switch tables to make room for a large part that was being seated. Would not go for dinner again- maybe just drinks and apps.

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MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went here for the first time on New Years Eve and had a great dining experience. It was crowded with people out for the holiday but the host couldn't have been nicer and seated us very quickly. Loved the eggplant with burrata appetizer as well as the Shrimp Francese and Braised Short Rib.

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I
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was delicious! I had the special. rack of lamb and it was done to perfection. I particularly liked the fact that when a small error was made with a salad it was corrected quickly and the manager stopped by to make sure that it had prepared to our taste.

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JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday on New Years Eve

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food. Tried most dishes and like them all. Short Ribs Rigatoni, Chicken Scarpelo are great.

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