The George

4.6
271 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The George is Providence's newest piano bar and upscale casual dining restaurant featuring American fare, elevated comfort food, delightfully crafted cocktails, and live piano every Tuesday - Sunday.

Enjoy Brunch with Live Piano every Sunday from 10am to 1:30pm and dinner from 2pm to 5pm.

Our Speakeasy Lounge opens every Friday and Saturday evening at 7pm. Seating is available on a first come, first seated basis. Live music starts at 9:30pm.

*Please Note* We will do our best to seat your party at your requested table upon confirming your reservation, but it is not guaranteed due to covid restrictions.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 271 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time checking this place out and we loved it. The ambiance was top notch, the food delicious - we all LOVED our meals, and the service was great (thanks, Christopher!). They went above and beyond to accommodate & make me feel special by whipping up delicious mocktails for this pregnant girl. It was so appreciated. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to the George last night with two girlfriends. It is unassuming from the outside and then like a little jewelry box inside. The decor and lighting is so nice, with very comfortable chairs at the table we were at. We started off with drinks, the Lady Liberty was the right mix of strawberry and vodka. We had the mozzarella cakes, which were light and fresh and the red sauce was delicious! We also had the grilled romaine salad which was a great combo of smoky from the grill, salty from the capers and bacon and sweet from the balsamic vinaigrette. We also split a grilled chicken pizza and the flatbread crust was very tasty, the chicken was perfectly cooked and toppings of cheese and bbq sauce were generous. We also shared the short rib sandwich, which was so tender and came on a brioche roll. We ended the night with carrot cake and chocolate peanut butter cake, both of which were good, but we had been hoping for a warm dessert, like bread pudding of molten cake. Our waiter Daniel was great! He was friendly and attentive, but not in an overbearing way. The owner Alex stopped by to check on our experience as well. We will for sure be heading to The George again for their fabulous food and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome!!!

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ANNETTEC
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to the George Restaurant was a wonderful experience. The place is beautiful. The food was so very good and the service was very right on. Poor Kevin was working so hard because it was so busy. But still he was there for us. As far as Ales playing piano it was so relaxing. I I highly recommend this restaurant. I though the parking on a Thursday would be crazy but it was so easy to find a parking space. Make sure you try this restaurant you will not be disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Waited 20 minutes to get our drinks and over an hour for our food for brunch. There was only 4 other tables in there with us so it wasn’t busy. On top of food taking forever they messed up my tables order. 94 degree weather and it wasn’t cold outside I was actually sweating. To top it off the piano player was singing so loud I couldn’t hear the person next to me talk.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch. Loved the live piano music. Alex, the owner, was great to meet. Will definitely be back for a dinner and another brunch.

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vipmark
New England
28 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time with Christopher as our waiter. He was awesome!!! Attentive, funny and responsive. Another great experience at one of our favorite spots

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RichardP
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great place for a fun night out. the singer and jazz pianist upstairs are very good. I liked the veggie pizza. Then we went downstairs to the "speakeasy" where a trio was playing.

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vipLynneO
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first time at The George - 5 of us had a great time - valet parking, live music, attentive and friendly service - the Food was very good - only issue was the special jumbo cocktail shrimp were the size described but could have been fresher and no sauce on our calamari but they were cooked very well. The dinner portions were large and cakes for dessert were a hit - wish they had cappuccino
Definitely will go again

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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JoanneV
New England
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The George is the best in all areas of evaluation!

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vipKyleChrisZ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been many times but first time for "Monday Funday". Four people in our party, every meal fantastic. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got a high top at the bar for my friends birthday and everything was wonderful, from the food, to the drinks, the service! Fantastic! Everything was wonderful!

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vipbwmeyer
New England
19 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

What a great night! The George is delightful, charming and fun. Four of us, all over 55, had a delicious dinner in the dining room. Drink service was slow but delicious food and drinks made up for that. There was a party nearby who were very loud (not the restaurant's fault), so perhaps carpet or noise absorbing paneling would help. After dinner we sat in the bar and listened to a crooner sing to recordings - I would have preferred a piano player but we thoroughly enjoyed him. Then we checked out the speakeasy downstairs. Very cool spot with sofas, live music and separate bar. We will definitely be back!

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AlPereira
New England
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food and ambiance. Next time we’ll eat on the bar side. Looking forward to seeing the speakeasy.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex always welcomes us with open arms we really enjoy the ambiance and I am becoming a regular love it there!

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vipTimM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting, wonderful food! Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, excellent aaaaaand excellent.. go here!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

PC Graduation

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vipGeorgeT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, The George delivered. Bartender and floor leader Kevin Sheehan was amazing, mixing us fabulous drinks, while the presence of owner Alex Tomasso (whom we didn't see on this particular evening. Was he playing piano in the basement?) was impossible to ignore. The decor, the food, and the ambience were all great. I had one of the best Bolognese sauces ever and my date enjoyed the excellent scallops. A fabulous place, with a uniquely Providence feel about it. Everyone is welcome here. Don't miss it!

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vipDrDon
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

We chose The George because we were celebrating our anniversary and a Google search of “restaurants with piano music in Rhode Island” led us there. The restaurant’s web site said that they have piano music on Thursday nights. My wife called and asked the manager if that would be true of this Thursday night. He assured her of it. When we arrived and were seated we noticed that there was not a piano to be seen. We asked the hostess about this and she told us that it was in the adjacent bar but we couldn’t be seated there because it was booked for a private party. She assured us, however, that we would be able to hear the piano music from the main restaurant where we were seated.

There was loud music with a beat we could feel in our bones emanating from yet another party in the basement. When we asked the hostess about this she said it was just recordings and would be turned off when the piano music begins.

The piano music began at 7. We could tell because every so often we could make out the tinkle of the piano between beats of the basement rock music, which continued throughout the evening. Even during lulls in the rock music the poor acoustics and loud conversation in the room and the adjacent bar precluded our hearing the pianist.

The food was Ok. Large portions. But we will always remember our 56th wedding anniversary for the piano music that wasn’t!

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MollyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food - the cauliflower was delicious .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Quiet brunch on a Sunday morning with such a friendly server. The manager came over to introduce himself and asked how our meal was going, which was a lovely gesture. Halfway through our meal, someone started playing the piano and it created such a fun vibe for the morning. Can’t wait to be back for another meal!

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SueZ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been-several times, always a wonderful experience . My husband-and i had the Stuffed Mushrooms and the Thai Calamari for appetizers.... both exceptional! For our entrees he had the Stuffed Veal Chop with a side of rabbi and I had the Scallops with roasted potatoes, n fresh green beans..... both off the chart !! Kudos to the chef . We have been several times and bring different friends so they can experience it for themselves... on our last visit we went to the lower level for cocktails and entertainment.....Wow , thoroughly enjoyed it . Alex is always so friendly and the way he works the room making sure guests are feeling welcome is very impressive. Cant wait to come back

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BrianM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A surprise. One of the best restaurants in Rhode Island. Exceptional good, amply portioned and unique. Great drink list. Very good service. Owner stopped by twice to make sure we were being attended to, and getting good service. Piano bar on one side, gorgeous and lush restaurant on the other, fun lounge down below.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!! Thank you so much!

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MatthewL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Looking at it online it looked like a down to earth bar with a theme. Was a Lot more upscale once you get there leading to us feeling slightly under dressed. Wait staff rushed us and generally did not make us feel welcome.

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

Excellent atmosphere, service and food!

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vipkendra
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service were excellent! Highly recommend.

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Eric
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice intimate bar area. Live piano music on Tuesday provided by Kofi B. was very nice. Food wasn't bad overall. Good experience for our second time going to The George.

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vipCherylP
New England
44 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We arrived 10 minutes early and the restaurant was very quiet with only 2 other people seated. Alex, the owner brought us to our seats and Nick, our waiter came over with water. The rest of the evening went just as smoothly! Nick was attentive at all times, the food was excellent and even though they did not have what I ordered, the chef made me something that was great, a veggie pasta dish. The Monday Funday special (veal parm and stuffed shrimp) was excellent, buffalo cauliflower yummy, meat lover's pizza did not disappoint, and the George burger was fabulous! We enjoyed everything and as we left we learned that they had someone call out sick, but I have to tell you, you would never have known! When we left at 8:00, the place was busy with not a seat to be had. Great place and can't wait to go again!

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JodiG
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We spent Mothers Day brunch here and it was truly a pleasure and we cannot wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I had eaten here when it was Local 121 , my husband and I had our first date there and we did eat again ,right before they closed .snd loved the restaurant . I am a little disappointed. Service was not great our server was not very attentive and honestly didn’t seem to happy ,but other servers were friendly so I think we just had a bad waiter .


Food was not very good ,I had a breakfast quesadilla and it was over loaded with peppers ,not sure where the chicken was or the black beans and it had zero eggs in it . Did not have all the the ingredients ,it listed on the menu.
I should of sent it back honestly !!
My son loved his eggs Benedict , at least his meal was good .


I will not be returning to try dinner with my hubby and certainly will not recommend this place to any one !!

JD
JoeD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is my new favorite. The atmosphere is amazing, the decor is eclectic, the food is fantastic. The owner Alex is always there, and checks on you to make sure you are happy with everything. He even played a few tunes on the piano. This is the new standard in dining out downtown. Dont miss it!!

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

Great food and entertainment !!! Food was very flavorful and unique and entertainment was fantastic !!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The service was poor, in spite of multiple waiters, maybe new, our waiter never told us about the specials, the table was small, as usually is for just 2 people, but they failed to clear the table, by the end of the dinner, we had every single plate brought up to us. The poor service really killed the experience for us, the food was good and priced very favorably.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience! The staff was very pleasant and so professional. Our appetizers and meals were delicious. The dining room was incredibly efficient, and we received everything in a well executed and timely manner.

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Nancylee
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating Birthday/Anniversary! Arrived early and owner Mario was able to accommodate us with a nice table at wind in bar area. Appetizer we shared was lobster cocktail..delicious. For dinner we had the surf and turf...excellent and seared scallops with green beans and roasted potato's. It was pricy, but worth it for the experience for a special occasion. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute you enter The George , it sets the stage for ambiance. The host and servers were top notch. When you order an app, make sure you get the stuffed mushrooms! We ordered the seared scallops which were scrumptious. Even the salted caramel strawberry vanilla cake was delish! The entertainment did not disappoint! Looking forward to my next visit so I can get the short rib; understand they are the best. Great night out. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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LindaO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My two adult daughters and I went to the The George for breakfast and had a wonderful experience. The restaurant is smallish, but we felt quite comfortable and not as though people were on top of us. The food was fabulous especially the lobster eggs Benedict that my daughter had. My other daughter had the George Breakfast and I opted for the Cajun Avocado &Egg Toast. We were all happy and satisfied with our foos. Our server was attentive and professional, one of the best we had all weekend! The owner came over to ensure we were happy and well taken care of. The George is a friendly and clean with delicious food. I highly recommend it!

FAQs

The George does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The George also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 642-6840.

The George is rated 4.6 stars by 271 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.