Providence Bar and Kitchen

4.7
455 Reviews
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
Eclectic Cuisine with a newly added full-service bar, the very first bar In New Providence, NJ over 127 years.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 455 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTableDiner
New England
52 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t be any better. Very peaceful and relaxed evening outside on the deck. Romantic music was very nice touch

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Kong
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the best outdoor settings I have go to. On top of that the food is also great. Can’t wait to go back again this summer.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch staff and food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, attentive staff. Food was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Few allergies involved in our group and our server guided us through all possible options.
Food was very delish and service was extremely attentive and accommodating. I highly recommend and will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Let me preface by saying I was here 5pm on a Tuesday when about 5 other people were dining. The food was excellent! My compliments to the chef! However, my compliments stop there. The service was awful. The waiter took our drink orders, offered sparkling or tap, never informing us that sparkling costs $4.50 for a tiny glass (my mistake for not asking, I suppose). For some reason, the server never came back to take the food order. Instead, another server came a while later. Food came at a reasonable time. We ask for boxes and the waiter just disappears. We see him outside chatting with some coworkers. After about 10 minutes, he comes and takes our plates to box them himself. We say no to dessert or more water. He leaves and comes back 5 minutes later and again asks if we want more water. Like, dude, what? We clearly are done, sitting here, twiddling our thumbs. He disappears AGAIN! We have to flag him down to get the check. I paid cash just to get the heck out of there. I felt trapped! It’s too bad because I really liked the food. I would have come back somewhat regularly but I don’t think I’ll ever be back again. I paid $100 for one app and two entrees. I expect way better service than what I received. You ain’t that fancy, honey.

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foodiemom
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place…everyone is super friendly, the service is top notch and the food is devine. I ate there two nights in a row this week. Great for date night, friends night out and families. They also have a small bar area if you just want to drop in for a drink.

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KristyS
Poconos
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience. Excellent service, very attentive staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience. We had to wait couple minutes despite our reservation but that was done fairly quickly. The place was well run and managed and the staff was amazing.
Bona was wonderful along with everyone else that touched our table throughout the night.
Food was beautifully presented and cooked to perfection.
Our second time here and it’s already our faveorite spot.

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dianaw
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good was delicious, service excellent! Ate outside and it was really enjoyable

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Arby
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Heavy rain and the closed outdoor area was very loud and noisy which made conversation very difficult. We love eating here and gave come and will come again many times!

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vipOpenTableDiner
New England
52 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There should be a 6 star for this place. Party of 5 for dinner. Had great time. The restaurant was fairly busy, live music was a plus. We sat inside because of the weather. Staff is very professional, accommodating and friendly. Enjoyed to see Kane Ipa on draft.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time start to finish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was another excellent meal. Very friendly service as usual. Had the special bass and cheesecake. I highly recommend.

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Kelly
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great neighborhood gem! We have now been a few times, and we love coming here! The only constructive criticism I would give for our most recent visit is in regards to the seating. We had a reservation for 3, and there were plenty of tables available. The host staff seated us at a table that was clearly meant for two people, and they just simply added an additional chair. This really wasn't a big deal until the waitstaff began to come through, and it was obvious that they were not prepared (or informed?) that a chair had been added to the walkway. It just didn't seem to make sense, and I was knocked into multiple times throughout the dinner service. Again, that's a minor inconvenience, and I will still remain a loyal customer. :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best time at this place. We’re greeted promptly upon arriving.
Celebrating our anniversary and our server Tony walked us through menu and recommending wines to pair with the food. That was great.
Food was cooked to perfection and again, service was exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Everything is always exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place : food is incredible, overall experience is incredible... works for families, couples.... my go to

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We’ve been here three times now. I’ve like at atmosphere but it’s very noisy. Two of us ordered the flank steak and it was very tough. We were over all disappointed.

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vipAmyK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veal parmigiana was excellent quality and large portion. One of the best I’ve had in a long time. Food was great and affordable. We are inside but they have large patio as well. Patio seemed a bit noisy so we ate inside but nice ambiance. Highly recommend.

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vipDominiqueM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and delicious!

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LonnyF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has a great back patio to sit out and eat at.
The staff was great and the food came out fairly quickly. Food was delicious! The appetizer special octopus was grilled perfectly.

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RalphK
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely outside dining area , great bar with interesting drinks menu and delicious food.

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vipKarenK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, as always. Fish was cooked perfectly (nothing is worse than overcooked fish in my book) and very accommodating to special requests. Our waiter, Tony, was amazing. One of the best waiters I have ever had, any where!! Will continue to come back again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Love it every time I’ve been here. Will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, creative and delicious cocktails and extremely cute and friendly staff. And the patio is the best one in area I’ve been recently. Will surely bring some more friends and family.

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vipSandyB
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall, a very nice meal. The entrees were delicious, as usual. The biggest disappointment was the desert. We ordered the apple pie to share (we were celebrating my birthday with my twin and our spouses) but we got a rectangle of a pudding-consistency. There were no apples that we could find, it was visually unappealing and tasted as if it was not fresh. The waiter took it back and removed it from the check but I am still trying to figure out what it was supposed to be (soupy bread pudding, perhaps?). The apple desert special that was pictured on social media looked fantastic but that was not what we got. I am disappointed because this was the first time that my sister and brother-in-law were joining us at Providence and we left feeling disappointed.

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SharonD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistantly delicious. The staff is always attentive. We love the outdoor space. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTableDiner
New England
52 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. Very friendly staff with great sense of humor. They do team service so you will have almost everyone coming to your table checking and making sure you are having good time. We loved that.

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SandraT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We came here to celebrate our anniversary and was extremely disappointed in our experience. There was some confusion with our reservation and was actually scolded and treated rudely. Once seated, it took a long time before our drink order was taken. An hour went by without our waitress returning to take our food order. Finally had to flag down another waiter to get any attention. The food was average, had the worst service in my life. Will not return, I wouldn't recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner and look forward to going back. Staff made the experience that much more enjoyable, and our entrees were all fantastic.

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Arcadia23
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I sat at the hi Top, bar tables for a to our business meeting with one other gentleman and it was an excellent location for this meeting. We had drinks and appetizers and the service was spot on. Overall I would absolutely return whether it be for a business meeting, dinner, or just for drinks.

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CarlosA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. All the food was brought together with very little wait time.

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viparlene
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Providence Bar my martini was exquisite; service staff is friendly yet totally professional; and the atmosphere is a fantasy since once you walk in and are seated, you are in a whole new fantasy place created for your pleasure.

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EllieG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always consistent and delicious. Thank you!

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DebbieS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service ! Sushi pizza was amazing . Food and drinks were perfect.

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here based on a friend’s recommendation. It didn’t disappoint. The food & service was excellent. It was hard to decide what to order because the choices were all great. Will return.

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LaurieZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at the restaurant and loved it!! Will absolutely be back!!

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stacyp
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All was good. A bit confusing on who our waiter was. One took drink order then a minute later someone else came to take our drink order. This repeated for dinner as well as for coffee. While it was all good it made us feel a bit of a step child. Enjoyed the food.

JL
JL68
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable

FAQs

Providence Bar and Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 464-0096.

Providence Bar and Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 455 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.