Res American Bistro

4.8
98 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 98 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TonyR
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the drinks to dinner, everything was delicious. Friendly waitstaff and bartenders. I highly recommend this restaurant in Providence.

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vipspingirl
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Shrimp Tempura was a fantastic surprise. The attention to detail in plating my Ahi Tuna Bowl and the Lamb Chops was appreciated. The service was super and pace perfect. What an amazing gem. Loved it!

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vipBentleyGTCSpeed
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great new vibe, innovative menu, try the teriyaki bacon by all means. The chicken is good and plentiful but the sauce there doesn't work very well. Limited high end liquor options. Great service, efficient and friendly, valet parking. And it's far cleaner than Bravo was when it occupied the space!

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Desmond
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first time visit had a great time, valet parking available, server was excellent, seated immediately with a reservation, kitchen was prompt and portions were generous, would definitely go back

JM
vipJoyceM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing food. Next time we will request the lovesea

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing! It was a perfect night out to celebrate! Good was amazing and so were the drinks! Can’t wait to go back!

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hank
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat to find a great restaurant that survived. I don't know how they did it starting up last year but do yourself a favor and try it out. We're over an hour away and happened to be going to Providence for another reason and was looking for dinner prior.
We've been to other very good to excellent restaurants in the area, but this has to be the new number one.
We had the seafood risotto and Mongolian Lamb and both were outstanding.

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Tewil
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the charcuterie to start fabulous and just got better from there

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vipBuckheadLyfe22
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food. Very generous portions. We loved both the warm lobster roll as well as the fresh pappardelle. We also loved the free fresh bread with salted butter! SO good - can’t wait to go back!

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Victor
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best spot in Providence!!! You can’t be disappointed. Get the Bacon app, fallen Apple drink, and a steak! Game over ! They crush it every time! #RES

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KittyA
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic service will definitely be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service. We will be back!

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vipprovidencefoodie
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tuna tartare is one of the best I’ve had!

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LisaD
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there and we loved it, food was greAT atmosphere was relaxing service was quick will go again...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!! Highly recommend! The patio/ sidewalk was surprisingly roomy and comfortable.

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vipZoster
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal. Staff was pleasant and prompt. Food was excellent. Seating a little tight where we were but the space is very nice.

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ChristianG
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing and the hospitality was world class

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

GREAT food, drinks, and service...does anything else really matter?! Lobster Tempura and Scotch Egg apps were on point, and the Tuna bowl was phenomenal. We will be back!

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vipprovidencefoodie
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Family Practice cocktail is my favorite

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KimS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable experience! The moment I walked in I was greeted by super friendly staff. The drink were delicious, food was out of this word and the waitstaff was extremely attentive. Overall 10 out of 10!! Highly recommend!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Mother’s Day

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vipMarissa
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing! Can't wait to come back again

MB
vipMichelleB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Mother's Day brunch. The price was great and the food was fantastic. Looking forward to going to dinner there soon!

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skenney04
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Res is a gem in downtown Providence! The atmosphere is friendly and the vibe is very hip with a beautiful interior. The Mother's Day Brunch was delicious, inventive and beautifully plated. The cost of each meal was fair, it isn't a budget restaurant but is priced accordingly. Each plate was a good sized portion, and the cocktails weren't skimpy either. The location is perfect for eating before or after a show at Trinity Rep, which I've done for many years and look forward to doing so under the new ownership. I can't wait to go back for date night with my husband!

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JenniferD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I read reviews about Res American Bistro prior to making my reservation and I must say im glad I did. I can't agree more with what everyone said. The food was soooo good! the drinks were great. The staff was so nice! Definitely try the lamb chops!

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vipAaron
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best new restaurant in Providence. Food is amazing every time!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my family here for a birthday dinner and we had our first dinner out since Covid and I am so glad we chose this place! Servers and staff were attentive and friendly. Food was beautifully prepared. Try the bacon teriyaki. Will be returning!

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CarraC
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Thought this was very good. My cocktail was a bit disappointing/underwhelming but good wine selection. We started with charcuterie board which was good but a bit small for 4 people for $20. No explanation about what was on board. Oysters were great. Grilled wedge was fantastic (subbed balsamic vinaigrette). I think I was the only one not 100% thrilled with their entree. I got the seafood risotto. The seafood was great (scallops, shrimp and pieces of lobster claw). The risotto was more of a soupy rice than anything and flavor was a bit one note overall. Fiancé and our friend got 2 different steaks they both loved and my friend got the seared tuna which was delicious. We passed on desserts. Service was good. Busy and a little slow with our entrees but we expected that on a busy night and are understandable with the restaurants having staffing challenges. We will be back for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom here for Mother’s Day after a day of shopping . Loved that there was valet. Valet was very pleasant and quick. Our waiter was so attentive and knowledgeable. All of his recommendations were amazing ! The teriyaki bacon is a must have . Everyone was genuinely friendly from the moment we walked in the door ..

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vipRhodyJoJo
New England
40 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our first visit to the new restaurant at the former Bravo Brasserie location. The service from Jess at the bar was outstanding. Cocktails were great, and the scotch eggs, lobster tempura and tuna bowl were fabulous.

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vipCraigL
New England
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We completely enjoyed our date night, the date seat facing the theater was very special. Food, service and everything was fantastic and we'll be back!!

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Reviewer7
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! We will definitely be back.

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JeffStG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Apps were delicious and plentiful. Meals awesome. Service was awesome.

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Teddy
New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. I think this restaurant will be very successful.

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FrancineT
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The desserts and drinks were really good. The ocean risotto was Ok, not impressed (needs more seafood) and lamb chops also did not impress. But the restaurant was just too loud making communication with our friends and server very hard. I think the acoustic in the second floor just makes it louder and also table are too close together.

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vipRobertR
New England
18 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding, from the service, main course to the scotch eggs! Will definitely be returning, Hopefully Trinity Rep opens up soon

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vipMarissa
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't say enough great things about this place, the drinks, apps, dinner, and dessert were all amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Thank you!

LJ
vipLJG2
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great -cool vibe inside the restaurant too. Reminded me of a typical busy NYC place. I intend to return for another meal. Parking with the valet was convenient.

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Adm0719
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really great food & cocktails. Beautiful restaurant

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 98 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.