Red Stripe

4.4
1268 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Red Stripe is a traditional brasserie with an edge. Classic, and unique. Red Stripe has the distinction of being upscale yet relaxed, where you will find people from all walks of life enjoying their dining experience. Red Stripe serves comfort food with a French influence – simple in context, yet refined in taste. Food that is reasonably priced and made with passion! Come try one of our originals – like the mouth watering Red Stripe Grilled Cheese, made with prosciutto, poached pear and pesto; accompanied by our oven roasted tomato soup or hand cut frites and aioli (surely unlike any grilled cheese you’ve had before) or our wide selection of moules (ten to be exact!) always a house favorite!
Red Stripe is located on the East Side of Providence in bustling Wayland Square and was recently awarded “Best Neighborhood Restaurant” by Rhode Island Monthly.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Saturday: 11:30am- 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm- 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm- 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm- 11:00pm, and Sunday: 5:00pm- 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am- 3:00pm.
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Phone number
(401) 437-6950
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
Elmgrove Avenue, Providence,RI 02906
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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New England
15 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We could have had a table in a better location. The hostess did not pay much attention to my telling her we had a reservation.
The first course was brought out before the wine was served.
Otherwise, the food was very good & the service was ok.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dan was fantastic!!! We will definitely be back, and hope we are able to request him again!! Everything from buffalo cauliflower to decaf espresso martinis. We feel our hourly sitter was well worth it!!! Next time we will save room for the Matilda cake. Thank you.

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g
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I thought the food and the service was really good. The only thing I didn't like what some of the tables are too close together so you're almost afraid to have a conversation with the person you're with because you know the person next to you can hear every word you're saying

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New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here, my wife and I enjoy experiencing new places. Red Stripe certainly is a great place and we will be back. Plenty to choose from and very reasonable. Our waiter, Dan was very personable and funny, we loved him. We were also visited by the manager, Michael. We highly recommend Red Stripe!!

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

Inhale e eaten at Red Stripe several times and the food is consistently good.

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CC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Cramped quarters near window area that pose a challenge for getting up and conversation. Otherwise always very good food and service.

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TH
New England
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Good service, very poor food quality. Food was cold and tastless

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Red Stripe is the best and a must go whenever I’m in town!

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AL
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and our drinks were good. Our waiter was fantastic. Definitely going back soon.

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LC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Aaron was awesome! The food was delicious as well! We went for NYE so a bit busy and loud but we didn't mind.

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N
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and wonderful food. Will be back soon.

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JH
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We really wanted to like this place - the service was fantastic but the food was mediocre. We started with deviled eggs and they were very firm as if they were prepared days ago - I had the same issue with my polenta. I was expecting a smooth creamy consistency but what I got was dry and crumbly as if this was also prepared days ahead.

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LF
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Red Stripe is normally very good, but we had lunch there two days after Christmas, and it was apparent that the B team was working that day. Service was very slow, the servers didn’t know who ordered what, and a request for more ice tea was completely forgotten. The food was fine, and we still had a good time, but service was definitely lacking that afternoon.

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a
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time in and both times the staff and food was top notch.

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k
New England
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great, but the noise level is uncomfortable. Great service on Christmas Eve.

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DM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Great server John. We were a party of four. Two ordered the short ribs which they said were excellent. Another had the crab cakes which were badly burnt, flavorless and dry. I ordered the pumpkin ravioli which were over cooked. They were swimming in a greasy cream sauce and the ravioli themselves were overpowered with cinnamon. Not a good combination. I would not go back.

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CF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal... Service was excellent. Price was reasonable!

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

Nice restaurant with good food and drinks. Had brunch and the selection was good- they offer a wide variety of both breakfast and lunch items on their brunch menu

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GT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I had a great experience at Red Stripe tonight. The food that we ordered could have been any better and the service was excellent.

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L
New England
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great value. Fun with caring employees. Families welcome

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AG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Our waiter was very nice and attentive but somehow our salads came before our cocktails and my husbands second drink came as he finished his meal so he sent it back. The food was delicious.

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CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food in a casual (loud!) setting. The handcrafted cocktails were sweet to our taste. Excellent apps. The Moules Red Stripe were outstanding!

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R
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, great service!

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KD
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great mussel's! Great grilled cheese and tomato soup! Great restaurant! Try it, what are you waiting for!

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L
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Our waitress was Sofia and she had stellar customer service. Nice, kind and efficient. We had a baby with us and she was very patient and accommodating.

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GT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The "Red Stripe" is a wonderful local restaurant with the potential to be a local gem. Menu is great and the service is great, but the food has been hit and miss. We ordered the broccoli-rabe for an appetizer and it was the best we've ever had. My burger was cooked to perfection, however the bun charred a little too much. My partner's clam cakes were way overdone and a disappointment. Last week it was the schnitzel that was way overcooked, but it was a busy Friday evening so overlooked. To the restaurant's credit, they did not charge for the food we complained about. Will return, because overall the experience is pleasant.

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C
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

We went to this restaurant on the recommendation of a friend who lives in Providence. Everyone there was very nice, including our waitress. It is a big open room and very loud, which was neither positive or negative but just something to know. The food, as far as taste, was good but all of our food came out lukewarm. Felt like it was just sitting in a warmer or sitting too long before the server got to it.

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RS
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Arrived promptly at my reservation time and was greeted and seated immediately. Brandon our waiter was attentive and personable. The teamwork among the staff was impressive as well.

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MF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Solid restaurant. The Portuguese mussels are amazing!

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F
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was EXCELLENT. But... we were sat next to a table with 6 SCREAMING, drunk women. I did complain about it but nothing. IMO we should have gotten a break on the check. Hiwever, with that said, the food was too good not to return. Next time we'll ask to be moved. Food is outstanding, so we'll return for sure. Breakfast us very good as well.

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Living in Fox Point we frequent the Providence Red Stripe for special occasions as well as just in between laundry loads sometimes. The food and staff are fantastic, don't miss out if you haven't been yet!

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

A group of 7 of us dined at Red Stripe last Thursday and were impressed by the great food options (diverse menu from Mussels and fries to hamburgers and salads), the hearty portions, friendly and attentive service and fun atmosphere. The food was delicious and those who ordered salads brought at least half home with them in doggie bags - they were that big! We would return in a heart beat.

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

very crowded seating, we were literally on top of another table. Food was ok, nothing crazy

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KW
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Dillion was Not the most Conscientious waiter. Ordered bread no bread
Plates. Dropped a napkin and asked for a new one., ten minutes went by before we got a new one. No fork replaced after I finished my salad. When my entree came which was not
Worth $29.95 I needed a fork. He was nwhere to be located. Ordered tea and No milk came.
Not the same since Jamie left. Used to be perfection now the diner down the street is
A better place. Manager no where to be seen.

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i
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We went for Thanksgiving which is a test
for any restaurant. Service was exceptional.
The wine list is good for an American based
brasserie with definite French influence.
The Thanksgiving plate was quite good
although offering a jus rather than typical
gravy, which might not please some people.
Dessert was uninteresting.

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LW
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our most recent meal here was not good, but we saw that they were doing a Thanksgiving meal for $29.95 per person, and we made a reservation. First course was salad or butternut squash soup; we had the soup, which was a bit sweet, but delicious nonetheless. The main course was everything: turkey, dressing, Brussels sprouts, smashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce (which I think was made in the restaurant - it had whole berries in it, very nice) and green bean casserole in cream sauce. Very delicious. Dessert was also included: we both had the pumpkin pie, which was also very nice, but a neighbor had his wife's dessert (ice cream) on his pumpkin pie, and it looked wonderful. Our waiter, Eric, was really nice and helpful. A very nice time.

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D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Thanksgiving dinner

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Had Thanksgiving meal. Dark meat was dry. Sides were ok. Nick was our server and was very good.
I’ve eaten here many times and was disappointed with the quality of the holiday turkey.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

It was a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. Food was amazing. It was so cold by the window!

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MP
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We lucked out with window seating at this lively bistro on a recent Sunday afternoon. The food, atmosphere, and service all made Red Stripe the perfect spot for a lunch gathering with friends. The menu is wide and portions generous. Service was just the right amount of attentiveness. We'll be back to try more dishes and cocktails and check out the neighborhood.

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