Res American Bistro

4.8
145 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Res American Bistro is a elegant two level dining destination for all of your occasions. Make a “Res” for a casual bite, a special night out, and everything in between! Our menu features fresh takes on contemporary favorites such as lobster tempura, roasted baby lamb chops, fresh pastas, and our “almost boneless” whole roasted chicken. Make sure to also check us out for our Spectacular Sunday Brunch featuring two styles of dining!
The star studded lights of Trinity Repertory Company bring the second floor dining experience to life while we host your special event. Celebrations, receptions, graduations, and holidays are especially memorable when booked at Res. Anticipate all of your special requests taken care of with ease by our team of event specialists.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 145 people are saying
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vipkareng
New England
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very loud! Hard to have a conversation.
Food was mostly good, salmon was way overcooked. Would normally have sent it back but wasn't starving so just picked at it. The other people in the party got meat and liked it, particularly the pork.

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dgilgallon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my goodness! The food was AMAZING. I literally want to come back to Providence just so I can come back here to eat every day. You have GOT to try the teriyaki bacon sticks and the lobster tempura.

Portions are big.

The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the MOST delicious food with the best service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

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SteveA
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and polite and very courteous and great atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome. Good wine selection & great service. Impressed with all over experience!

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NancyT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host was very welcoming, the waiter was attentive and the food was excellent - really enjoyed the lobster tempura and the lamb chops.

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vipMadameM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional. I was skeptic of finding a decent meal in downtown Providence and was extremely surprised at how good it was. The lychee martini made by (c)Andy was delicious and complemented my Narangasett oysters. We ordered the lobster tempura to share and ended up ordering a second one because it was so good. Katie the hostess was friendly and welcoming and Andy our waiter/bartender was great. We will definitely return since we were in Providence for college drop off and will be visiting often. Kudos to them for opening during a pandemic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Server was lovely, very personable. Food does not live up to the hype. Very skeptical of the reviews posted. We had salads, starter (beef tartare) and entrees. Four people, seven drinks. No coffees or desserts. $150 plus tip per couple. Meh. Will not return.

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AlisonB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, drinks and service.

JR
vipJonathanR
Montreal
21 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time my friends and I dined at RES and it met all of our expectations and more! All of the seafood was great - fresh and tasty! Probably the second best Cosmo in Providence. Staff was prompt, courteous, and friendly - I’ve already made my next reservation!

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fakefoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Food and service are spot on! Favorite restaurant in Providence hands down!

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Marylandvisitor
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice, quiet restaurant, whose food speaks well of it proprietor.

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vipCalebF
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Love how the entire staff engages with you to ensure you’re happy and enjoying yourself.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely excellent.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

JM
vipJMRI
New England
106 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A great first experience. Ate dinner at the bar. Nice variety of food selections and a decent wine list. Will definitely return.

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Tess
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, and the service was top notch. Eating outside is wonderful. I've never had such good tuna, and our server was incredibly kind and thoughtful. Portions are rather large, which means that you get what you pay for as the prices are a bit higher. They even split our dinner in two separate plates with beautiful presentation.

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vipWjean4
New England
22 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love this place. Everything is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderland
We enjoyed 2 different apps Buck a Shuck and the Teriyaki bacon! Oh my!!

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vipMarissa
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks, food, and service were all fantastic.

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Justdowntheroad
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very innovative dishes. Very attentive staff.

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BethB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I enjoyed an absolutely delicious meal Saturday night at Res, our first visit, and what a gem! We decided to belly up to the bar instead of sitting in the lovely dining area, but choosing between that and the outdoor area was tough. We shared appetizers, Calamari, Halloumi Cheese w/pomodora sauce. Then she had the cannellini pasta dish while I opted for the Lobster Roll. I didn't taste her dish, but she loved it. The Lobster Roll, incredible! Perfectly cooked, lightly coated in butter on a scrumptious (I believe Brioche roll). The bartender, Aaron, was perfection, so accommodating and thoughtful with his suggestions for dinner and drinks. An overall perfect summer evening at a new place that we will surely return to again and again. Thanks again Res for the delightful evening!

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karfista
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing and so was the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, dynamic menu and wonderful staff. Highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Nice quiet restaurant in a beautifully designed interior. Great for a date night or an evening with friends!

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vipDiningchick
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktail list! The food is absolutely delicious! The Ocean Risotto was loaded with big lobster chunks. The filet with onion strings is so flavorful! The desserts were excellent! Would definitely recommend!

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vipTASTYANDREASONABLE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Providence restaurant wekk-special menu 3 courses. Generous portions and well prepared. Caesar, filet mignon and tuna bowl were outstanding as was the creme brûlée.

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vipABL1
New England
20 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, attentive service, excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the atmosphere was energetic and upbeat, and our waiter was absolutely amazing! We were in town for the weekend and next time we visit, we will definitely be making reservations for Res!

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vipExurbanMermaid
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service — what a lovely, lively find!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Will be back!

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GPIII
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed a couple's night out for dinner. Wonderful ambiance. Had the Ginger Grapefruit Bourbon Sour. Out of this world cocktail. Enjoyed the Charcuterie spread, the Calamari was out of this world and the Fresh Pappardelle was fantastic. Great service. Beautiful mid-city feel and high energy surroundings. Would definitely recommend and will be going back personally.

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Marci
New England
25 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, interesting and delicious! Thoroughly enjoyed our meal!

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vipCalebF
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was truly amazing, so much flavor and portions were great. The entire staff were phenomenal especially our bartender Andy! The owners and chef came out and said hello and checked in with us to ensure we were enjoying ourselves, such a great way to operate the business. Thanks for a great meal.

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MauraG
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time dining here, food & service were excellent , wonderful ambiance and great specialty cocktails, I would also like to mention the Valet, rainy night, nice touch giving us an umbrella & to text him when we would like the car brought out front

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LizB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I adore Res! I took my husband here for his birthday and it was the perfect choice. The staff is knowledgeable and fun, the atmosphere is lovely, and the food was excellent. They have a fun and well curated cocktail list too. Definitely try the wedge salad, it was the best salad I think I have ever tried. We will definitely be back!

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JaniceS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly recommended. Our waiter was great & the food was fantastic.

JJ
JJFerreira
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our fourth visit to Res since it opened and we have yet to be disappointed. We introduced two friends to Res on this visit and they both loved the food, the ambience, and the service. Two of us enjoyed the Chicken en Croute (an inventive and delicious chicken version of Beef Wellington) while my husband enjoyed the Ocean Risotto. Our other friend loved the Fresh Pappardelle in all of its chicken and broth-y goodness. We are greatly anticipating the coming new Summer menu when Res returns from their much-deserved Independence Day break. Kudos to Evan, Ryan, Stephen and their entire staff! We cannot wait until the holiday season when we can pair one of their great dinners with a night at the Trinity Rep theatre!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing everytime . The food and drinks are amazing !!! Service is top notch !!! Andy and Kevin are the best !!!!

FAQs

Res American Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 272-3965.

Res American Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 145 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.