Tumblesalts Cafe

4.3
72 reviews
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Bistro
Tumblesalts Cafe is a quaint Victorian re-imagined as a combined Cafe, Restaurant & Pub. Our menu is a modern twist on an old classic - boasting comfortable favorites in a delightfully unexpected way. We strive to inspire customers with our charming atmosphere and whimsical menu, making it the perfect place for that long-awaited date night, a fun family celebration or to reconnect with friends. Stop in to escape your hectic work week and enjoy the amazing food and fabulous service we have to offer.
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CB
New England
36 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Visited this restaurant for restaurant week - would think they would be at their best - NOT. Started off with the appetizer not being presented as described on the menu. Downhill from there, 4 of the six dinners came out wrong - took a couple of times to get it right. With that we should have seen a manager - NOT!! Two dessert choices - out of one at 8:30 - wow.

Will not rush back!!!! Never saw a manager.

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m
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time for our 19th Annual Holiday dinner.... atmosphere, service, apps, entrees, drinks and desserts and a great atmosphere.

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DZ
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience all around! We had breakfast there a few months ago, and loved it! I was pleasantly surprised that we could go there during restaurant week for a great pre fixe menu. Food was excellent, as was the service! I've already told all my friends about it, and would certainly consider Tumblesalts for a special occasion as well.

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AB
New England
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Not busy and service was very slow. Despite this food came out luke warm. Food was tasty and nice size portions. Never asked to refill water.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super cute! Loved the ambience & energy.

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RI
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We recently had dinner at Tumblesalts. My husband had been there for lunch and thought it might take the place of our old favorite The Little Inn. Alas, the menu doesn't equal that former favorite, but our meals were tasty and more than ample. We both ordered side salads, which were huge. We would split one in the future. Our main dishes were both nicely prepared. We ended up eating in the bar area because it was the quietest of the many rooms in the restaurant. There was a live acoustic guitar player in the dining room (Friday night), and we weren't looking for music. The only problem with the bar is that they have a huge television at one end, which was distracting. Overall, if you live in the neighborhood, it's a nice local spot.

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HM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is great, the desserts and baked goods are delicious. I feel like I am on a vacation when I’m there. My waitress was a sweetheart but the manager was very rude and acted inconvenienced. Was a very pleasant experience besides her.

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JG
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Requested being seated where the singer was. They had advertised Steve Burke was to sing. Instead another organ player was there and there was no vocalist. Was very disappointed. Food was ok Kay. Appetizers I had was a platter..of mini appetizers..not so good.
Bill came tom200.00 with tip. That was steep.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Chris, was amazing! She was very attentive and had such a great personality! Will definitely be back!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful setting, excellent food, good service. Would gladly go there again

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D
New England
37 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a very nice lunch with my friends, then was able to walk around and check out the nice gift shop. The food was very fresh and satisfying.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here with a reservation for 9 people for brunch. They sat us immediately and we got to enjoy live music with an acoustic guitar. Great to catch up. Food was delicious and they did not rush us out of the cafe.

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ED
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

There were 5 of us at a reserved table for lunch. Two of us were in direct, blinding sunlight. No shades. Waitress just shrugged her shoulders. Some entrees were quite small, salads were huge. Overall, just OK

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SF
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good and the service was excellent.

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JF
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious. The room was small and cozy. The only little thing that kept me from giving it 6 stars was the bread basket. While the bread was good, it was plain italian bread at room temperature. It didn't match the level of the entree and left me second guessing my $30 entree. Thankfully, the entree did not disappoint!

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BE
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice visit with friends. Food was good. Have had kitchen mistakes previously.
Friendly waitress! Yummy dessert.
I didn’t know there was music on Friday lunch. We sat right next to him. A bit too close.

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P
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I Love this place!
Service and Food is great!
Nice atmosphere you will not be disappointed.

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CB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My Tortellini was so so, my date's shrimp and scallop scampi was tasty. We asked for a bowl of parm for the table and our server has happy to give us one....however 2 minutes later a rude co worker came over and informed us that they only have one bowl for the entire restaurant and dumped a tablespoon on a bread plate and left. Unbelievable......

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JT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Each of us ordered flatbreads. Fig and eggplant flatbreads toppings were both overcooked. Flatbread itself was more like a pita bread. Waitresss was not concerned that we did not even eat half of our order.

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L
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great! The service was slow even though the Resturant was not busy at all, which is unusual for the service. We will go back again. The multiple small dining rooms make it feel very cozy.

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E
New England
29 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service was great! A perfect neighborhood restaurant!

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p
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 3

Resturante over all was OK. Tried to find our way in, too many entrances. Food was ok for all the members of my party. Big problem was the music. It was jazz which is ok but not in a room that small. We tried to talk to one and other but the music was too loud. In a larger room that would not be a problem. Food could have been more refined. Mash potatoes so so. Carrots juts cut and cooked. Could have used some butter, glaze or seasoning. Meat loaf was just regular with bacon, bbq sauce like I make at home. How about something more exotic. They tried to do a good job with the french onion soup. A little too sweet. We heard about the place on tv wanted to try it. Looks like several buildings make up the "hopscotch village" Good try for this area.

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JG
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a group of 8 for lunch and it was very pleasant. Most people had sandwiches and the variety was refreshing, altho they certainly also had the usual favorites. One person had mushroom ravioli, which he said has excellent. Another had a very generous Caesar chicken salad, which she enjoyed. The cafe section is not large, but it was perfect for our needs and the service was excellent.

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BE
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to Tumblesaults several times as it’s in my neighborhood. I’ve brought friends for brunch or lunch. Only one time our orders had mix ups from the kitchen. Then wait service is excellent. I look longingly at the pastry case but so far have not purchased or tasted.

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WH
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Like the restaurant but the food was not as good as the first time we went

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MB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

4 of us enjoyed the tower of Pisa appetizer and we all enjoyed our entrees. Only negative was my husband and I ordered manhattans and it was the smallest drink we have ever had.

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M
New England
34 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a hidden Gem! Food and service was excellent! Also just started with half price apps!

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CL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great night! Food was delicious!

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LP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Family get together for visiting and dining-we loves the atmosphere of variety. Our room was very noisy-need some overhead buffers. Our waitress lacked personality-acted overwhelmed. Had lunch previously with a friend outside-everything was enjoyable. Will go back again and recommend to others with the aforementioned caveats.

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TC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my first visit to the restaurant. Was a little apprehensive that it was 6:30 and we were the only ones there. I will chalk that up to it being a Monday. It was quite nice inside and later we got a tour of the other areas. Very Unique and nicely done in all areas. The food was very good. My only suggestion would be the bread and butter offering is below the level of the rest of the menu/food. The cold butter packets would be better if substituted with either a whipped and or seasoned butter or choice of Olive oil. Otherwise, it was a nice experience and I would recommend to others.

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ES
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Awful. Second time there (wanted to give it a second chance) waited over an hour for food. The food was cold, only ate because I was starving.

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PM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is just adorable! The food is excellent, everyone is so friendly! Great service!

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s
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful when we go there. Manager is great as is the wait staff! Beautiful surroundings!

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CG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Tumblesalts. It was a really great experience. Food was absolutely to die for!! Great ambience outside seating was very authentic it felt like I was in a quaint village somewhere other than North Providence! I am definitley returning soon. I absolutely love, love, love this place!

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RD
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The restaurant has a nice ambiance. We sat out on a deck, which was quite private. Two servers took care of us all night, so we had plenty of attention. Just a little disappointed with the food. We had chicken marsala and steak tips, and both were fine, just not anything special. Meats were well cooked, but flavors were not well developed. Since we just moved close by we were hoping this would be a favorite place, but we're still looking.
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KC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service - little gem - will definitely be back!

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E
New England
29 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great relaxing dinner the other night. The food was excellent as well as the service.

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C
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Love the atmosphere and the food! Been here three times in the last two months after finding this place!

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m
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Slow service, fruit flys everywhere... had to cover my wine with a dish! Food was inedible... raw flat bread pizza. They did provide free dessert.... but frankly that was not a sufficient consolation.

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