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About Providence Bar and Kitchen

Eclectic Cuisine with a newly added full service bar in New Providence, NJ. The first bar in 110 years in the providence.

Book your reservations now for the holiday season due to limited availability!

1288 Springfield Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic

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.

Cross Street:
Passaic St., South St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(908) 464-0096

Website:
http://providencebarandkitchen.com/

Catering:
We Do Catering! Contact us for information.

Parking Details:
Parking Lot

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Providence Bar and Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
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Fit for Foodies (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Cozy (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Authentic (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

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 .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great Service and delicious food
We will be returning soon

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on December 27, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 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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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Second chance and not much better than first time

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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·Dined 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.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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

Tags: Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Perfect everything!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Love everything about this restaurant! Friendly staff, amazing food, delicious drinks, and always a great experience!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I have been to Providence Bar & Kitchen many times & the food never disappoints!! The crab cake appetizer is loaded with crab & delicious. The wait staff is friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive. I highly recommend NPB& K, you won't be disappointed 😋

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Food was very good. Service was horrendous!!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Good local find. Great cocktails. Recommended for date night or girls get togethers.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Went to celebrate Mom's birthday. We all enjoyed our meals and cocktails. Staff is very attentive when you arrive, but then seemed to forget to give us a bill until we flagged them down. Don't get me wrong, we liked not being rushed, it was just a long time. Great place to enjoy an outside meal on a nice evening! Just don't pick the table in the corner by the empty beer kegs, the flies like it there. It would also be nice if the kegs were somehow out of sight.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

I have been to Providence on many occasions and the food and service is always on point. From when you walk in until you leave, everyone makes you feel welcome and at home. I recently had my mothers 75th birthday party there and we were lucky to have nice weather and sit outside. Again food was delicious and staff attentive. Several of my family members had never eaten there before and were very pleased with their meals.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Providence Bar and Kitchen may be a bit expensive for a weekly drop in place, but the food is very good and the decor is pleasant. The outdoor seating is also a plus. We visited on Tuesday and it was surprisingly busy without many wait staff, so service could have been a bit quicker - drinks and water were slow coming to our table. That said, the server was nice, reasonably helpful, and the order was accurate, delivered to us at the right temperature, and very good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We went on a Sunday night at 6. With the exception of 2 people inside, everyone was outside eating. I would guess that there were about 50 people in total eating. Food wise, there were no issues. The food tasted good and I was pleased. I felt it was overpriced for what was received. I order the Branzino and it look like it was maybe half of a fish for $29.00. I was hungry leaving.

My main complaint was the service. It took almost 2 hours to have a dinner with 8 (4 kids and 4 adults) people. The staff came to the table maybe once every 20-30 minutes and then didn't always follow through on what was asked. I had asked for water and it never came originally. The kids wanted to leave and never go back. The staff were definitely working. I don't want to imply they were lazy. They were either understaffed or had some issues. I saw a total of 4 people working.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food good. We had appetizers and drinks outside. Lovely outdoor dining. Service a tad slow - especially getting drink orders out. But overall good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was great. Some tension between the bartenders as we ate at the bar. Not big inside but definitely worth going to

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Service accommodating but not cloying. Everyone could use bit more experience to get to next level. Very pleasant staff but little things make the difference. Example - vegetable purée brought with bread should be introduced and patrons asked if they want butter or EVOO. Runner got 1/2 the table wrong when bringing food out. Little things. Floor manager on top of things but should temper his admonishments to staff, be more encouraging and positive with them. Could use another runner. Facilities were very clean -- always a good sign.
Drink and food menu very good. Wine selection a bit small and priced a shade too high. Bar traffic looked good. Food was good to very good. I had veal. Quality of ingredients very good but not excellent. Huge portions. Prep was a little tough. Maybe a result of overcrowding on the size on a pan. Would prefer slightly smaller portions with uptick in quality.
Indoor noise level fine though space not huge. TV area separate from general dining and doesn't interfere. Outdoor area looked very nice with adequate staff.
Pricing seemed fair overall though a bit above average for area.
Will likely go back.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was solid and so were cocktails. The best was the plentiful outdoor seating!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Track records continues. Awesome food and best margaritas around. Highly recommend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Great little gem in New Providence. Nice outdoor patio. Owner is very attentive. Creative menu, good service and wonderful jalapeño margheritas!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Awesome experience. Food was fresh and delicious. Very friendly and attentive wait staff. Delicious basil and cucumber martini! We will return!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The meal started on a high note. The bread, veggie spread, and arugula salad were excellent. But my chicken dish was disappointing, overall. The bone-in chicken was tasty and plentiful, but the accompaniments were a muddled mess. The flavors of bacon, potato and mushrooms were lost in a kind of mashed potato stew.. My husband's pasta dish was a better choice--but nothing different or better than we find at other area restaurants.

The servers, pace of service, and ambience were all quite good. I think we will give this restaurant another try and figure out the best entrées to order.

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