Towne House + Douro Steakhouse

4.2
100 Reviews
$31 to $50
Portuguese
LOCATED AT 37 PURCHASE STREET IN DOWNTOWN FALL RIVER, TOWNE HOUSE IS A DESTINATION FOR EVERY PALETTE. TOWNE HOUSE COMBINES HISTORY, FOOD, ART, DRINK ACROSS 3 UNIQUE SPACES.

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 100 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.5
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4.0
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viprocket
New England
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jess at bar is bubbly and attentive . Anderson and Shelby are great wait folks . Wine list is very good, although its a bit spotty during Covid. Great place , great staff great food . No complaints , only praise!

JG
vipJohnG
New England
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our server was excellent. The food was decent, shrimp were small for $3.50 a pop. The Manager working last night was barely involved and could’ve been helping his staff to make the place run smoother. The hostess was busing tables to help the servers. The Manager needs to personally get more involved with the operation of the establishment. Not sure we will go back based on some of the reviews.

MG
MissyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love the atmosphere here. It’s definitely a great place for date night or a friends get together. Food is so good and the staff are friendly.

JA
vipJenniferA
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience2

This was our first time at Towne House and the last time unfortunately. The server was beyond excellent! Bolognese was nothing short of lazy mans spaghetti, the stuffed Salmon I think the started cooking it the night before. It was so over cooked and the stuffing had absolutely no flavor at all..

KT
KevinT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

$110 steak that was more like pot roast. Seafood tower with small oysters that tasted spoiled and warm shrimp. Frozen bread. I hate to give a bad review for any local business, but this was just bad.

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TimT
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Nice place to go to for wine me dinner. Fast service

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PondDweller
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was just so so. My date’s Portuguese steak came out cold. The pork in my Portuguese Pork and Little Necks was dry and overcooked. Atmosphere was very modern and upscale but a bit noisy, and that was during reduced Covid capacity! Our waitress was very nice and just attentive enough without being over bearing. I wouldn’t rush back.

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vipBobL
New England
22 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

very nice remodeling job,, clean, Fall River needs a nice upscale room like this,, Will be back again and recommend to others.

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Janet
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Awful dining experience. Food was not good. At all. Ran out of multiple food and beer selections. Restaurant is poorly managed. Was warned not to go by multiple prior customers. Should have listened. Will never go back!

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TriciaT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The 1st 2 things my husband asked for were not in stock but on the menu, along with the chowder I asked for

Ordered French onion soup was super salty could not finish
My dinner salad was over dressed and i couldn't eat

Sangria was AMAZING but food wasn't good place was beautiful but we got a babysitter and wanted some quality alone time with good food and ended up disappointed

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Everyone was very hospitable, professional, and kind. Delicious was food.

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abja
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Food was not good at all. Couldn't even finish my meal. Four of ate different items from the menu and all but 1 was unsatisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were friendly. The ambiance was amazing and the food was so delicious. This was our first time but not our last

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Brianne
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing! We have been there a few times and have never been disappointed. Food and people and atmosphere is fantastic. Recommend highly!

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner! Beautiful atmosphere and great service!

MC
vipMiCloset
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here one of my favorite restaurants the lobster raviolis are amazing!!!

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Foodsnob
New England
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It's a nice date night restaurant. It can get loud though.

CO
ClareO
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good to see a place this beautiful in Fall River. The city is turning around and getting that trendy vibe going. I’ll be back for dinner. Brunch was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steak I’ve ever had!!

AD
AnaD
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be back great experience over all food was great

GG
vipGregG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Anderson was very attentive to us.

LA
LinaA
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and the food was spectacular. I would love to return in Spring to enjoy the outside dining.

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lvsfinedining
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Facility was very nice. Bartender, Morgan, extremely nice, great drinks and very attentive. Also very engaged with not only our needs but the patrons around us, all while training a new employee. Food, I had Portuguese steak, slightly undercooked. Wife had Filet felt it was good, not blown away but cooked perfect. Will definitely return but in a city with increasing restaurants opening even during pandemic you’re battling every restaurants Portuguese Steak. I’m interested in some of the other entree offerings.

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vipJeff
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fancy , great service and atmosphere. Good fit for downtown

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Tina
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Waited 20 minutes before a waiter came to the table. Place was barely social distancing people switching tables and moving freely with no masks. The food was very plain which was surprising for Portuguese food. Food and service poor. Pork was tough. Not recommended. Will not be returning.

SB
SuzanneB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great atmosphere.I will be back again

MS
vipMichelleS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We look forward to returning and give the tapas side a try. Beautiful place!

JC
JillianC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food wasn't great at all, scallops were salty no mushrooms on mushroom risotto and some plates came out cold. Salmon was not tasty and barely had any sauce to help it.
Service was very slow, we waited a VERY long time for just about EVERYTHING even a simple can i please have a fork.
Espresso was cold and didn't taste good, not sure how they can mess that up with a "coffee shop" attached.
Dining room was FULL with seating not 6ft apart...FYI.

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PaulR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Really nice place , drinks were good,service was really good , food was ok . Calamari seemed to be frozen and just fried and food was underseasoned but I am married to a chef lol too bad food wasn’t as good as everything else , the potential is there

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Lisa
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Seafood was not fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Good:

- Beautiful place with a wonderful evening ambiance.
- Service is spot on.
- Drinks were good and fairly priced.
- my wife’s grilled octopus was beautifully prepared and she enjoyed it. Smallish portion of actual octopus but overall, reasonably priced.
- Finally, a restaurant with good espresso!
- Plenty of area parking


Bad:

- They do not observe the 6’ social distance rule with the seating, not even close. I’m not an overly sensitive COVID baby but, they weren’t even trying.
- My Alentejana was truly terrible. The broth was gray, thin/watery and completely void of flavor. I actually had to ask for a salt shaker. The potatoes were soggy/pale like they hadn’t been recently fried or for long enough. The meat was tender yet oddly dry in the mouth. I knew it was going to suck the moment he placed it down, it just didn’t look right and was lazily prepared. At $18, I could have thrown a rock in ANY direction and gotten a better prepared Alentejana for $10 and I would have been stupid happy with it. This was embarrassing to Portuguese people.
- Prices are on the high side for what they are offering. They aren’t doing anything innovative or special to command some of their prices. This isn’t Providence.

- Tiramisu desert was just ok. Very soggy and not overly flavorful. Not enough mascarpone cheese I suspect. Rookie mistake, if you prepare them early and pop them in the fridge, be sure to add the cocoa garnish when ready to serve, not BEFORE. It just turns into brown mud, loses all elegance, and leaves the customer questioning freshness. Lose the bowl too and do a proper slice with side garnish. This is why it turned out soggy. Lazy setup at a premium price.


Overall, It was a decent experience and they have great potential. They need to work out some rookie mistakes and improve both the value and consistency of their food if they are going to impose Providence restaurant pricing in Fall River and have a chance at surviving.

I’ll try them again in 6mo.

EC
EricC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My wife and I both had steak plates.

I got the ribeye ($55) with mashed potatoes. Steak was bland and had no flavor. It tasted like it was boiled, then shortly grilled.

My wife had the Portuguese steak plate. Sauce was flavorless and the steak was bland.

Drinks, cheese appetizer and dessert (ride pudding and tiramisu) was great.

Waiter was great and very attentive.

Overall, it wasn’t a good value for the food we had. I really wanted to like this place.

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Budpan
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, and service are excellent here!!! Did not have to wait long for our food and the atmosphere was perfect. Soft music in the background. Definately will return!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Prices of a high end steakhouse but not the quality of one. Love the environment and the decor. Definitely will go back for drinks and maybe apps.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service is awful drinks and food took forever typical new restaurant flaws. Will only go back if it's an accident..

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had a good experience here. We sat outside and it was actually quite warm with the heaters. However, service was really slow and our food was okay. We probably won’t go out of our way to come here again.

MG
MissyG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decor is very nice. Server was good, but lacked time and would be missing for a while due to being busy. Food was delicious. Mozambique fries are not on the menu, but was suggested and were good. Would definitely go back.

DD
vipDonD
New England
33 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful. The decor is tasteful and upscale. Our waiter lacked knowledge about the most basic menu items. We had to guide the server as to what needed to be done. The Portuguese steak was perfectly cooked and the stuffed salmon was also good. The martinis are a good value at $10 each.

KP
KatelynnP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. We picked a busy night so service was a little slow, but understandable. Would deffinately go again.

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mcv200
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food was excellent on this Saturday night, however, the outdoor patio was not ready for guests. It had to be arranged, wiped down and heaters turned on for our dinner. It seemed like they didn't plan for our outdoor reservation.
The staff did not know how to turn on the outdoor heaters, so I had to do it myself.

All of our meals were excellent, and the waitstaff was very nice.

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Towne House + Douro Steakhouse is rated 4.2 stars by 100 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.