Red Stripe

4.3
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1541 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.
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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal this evening with friends! Our water, Eric, was very attentive and friendly. We will be back!

MS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, good service, food and atmosphere.

B
New England
236 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Busy Saturday night. Disappointed that we couldn't sit at our high top table in the back room as the area was booked by a private party. No high tops available in restaurant area but waiter said we could sit at the only 2 stools left at the bar. Shared calamari on happy hour half price special. Seemed to contain more hot peppers than calamari. Lobster bisque very decadent. Half portion of mussels just right after the appetizer. No room for dessert.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great options for gluten free. Awesome food. Awesome staff . Clean

r
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to dine in Providence,
Casual atmosphere with great choices, large portions,and high quality
Tried some appetizers and both the Brussel Sprouts as well as the Artichokes were superb.
The service is also terrific

CD
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aaron Delsesto is awesome. Always a pleasure. Professional and caring.

MF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had great food great service. The fried artichoke app was fabulous along with all our meals even the bread was unbelievable

ET
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Meals are always very good here, this was no exception. Scallops with maple risotto, lobster Mac, beef stroganoff—all fantastic. Only issues were: we ordered the lobster Mac as an appetizer, then were told they did not have that portion available, we would have to order the entree size (not sure how that makes sense, but we agreed). It was delivered to our table with the meals, so we ended up bringing most of it home. Also, on the last 2 occasions, I ordered the Eiffel Tower, which was one of red stripes signature cocktails for years. Both times, the server came back to tell me they did not have the ingredients to make it, yet they have a full bar. Still highly recommend this restaurant, these were just odd interactions that made the experience a little less stellar.

Red Stripe
Responded 6 days ago

Erica, The Eiffel Tower specialty drink is no longer on our drink menu because we did not carry Absolute Peach at the bar to make this drink with. However; since we have been getting requests for it lately, we have just placed an order for Absolute Peach so we will be able to make this drink soon! I hope your next visit at Red Stripe will be stellar! Thanks so much for recommending Red Stripe! Thanks, Shayna

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NS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Most of us were disappointed in our meals this time. Although the appetizers are consistently good, the quality of the entrees can vary from visit to visit (even for the same dish). Complaints this time included a pasta dish that was served cold, paella that was under seasoned, and a grilled cheese that was completely saturated in butter. The drinks and the service was good, but we’ll probably try somewhere else next time.

N
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family a fan of Red Stripe Providence. Brothers and sons lunch. Excellent waiter. Delicious food.

P
New England
73 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good size entrees, yummy good and great atmosphere! A winner!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

12/24 Christmas Eve

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Tasty food!

AC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Red Stripe has been consistently a great place to eat. I'm not sure how or why it isn't busier given that it's got great atmosphere, good prices and excellent food.
My only complaint both times has been slow service but I'll excuse it for the good food.

C
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience

LB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Stripe was great! Food and drinks were really good! The artichoke appetizer was fantastic! There was so much lobster meat on my husbands Caesar that he couldn’t finish it all. Drinks were delicious! Fresh stuffed blue cheese olives in my dirty martini!

Z
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the special that day — swordfish kebob — and it was delicious and the price was very reasonable. The two of us were sitting by the window at table 27, which has a partition that protected us from the table to the left. This tamped down the noise considerably.

EH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever was amazing and the food as always was great. Thank you for making my friends birthday a special experience!

B
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katherine is a great server, perfect place for a casual evening.

L
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent!

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DS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I wish we had known that there would be no entree choices. I assumed that the menu would be altered for Thanksgiving but I thought there would be some choice. There wasn’t even a vegetarian choice (which we needed). Our server was great but he didn’t always bring our food and the server that did made a number of errors (like bringing us meat). Considering there we no options, it took a long time to get served. We waited a long time for our server to make his initial introduction, and we waited a long time to get a fork. We also had to wait for the last meal to arrive at our table. I thought the price for the food was appropriate but the cocktails were very overpriced.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Thanksgiving Dinner was very disappointing! One option only on menu for their Thanksgiving dinner. Menu not available when reservation booked. Some sides were overcooked and cold. No options offered. Asked for main area to dine with at least 3 tables available but seated in back area where we were asked to vacate in advance of a large reservation. We just happened to be the last party in their backup room.
We love this restaurant and have had excellent food and dining experience in past!

K
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

My family did not like the Thanksgiving dinner-very disappointed / I otherwise always love going to Red Stripe but will not attend any other Thanksgiving again! KJS

S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Food was cold. Soup was cold. Salad was soggy & frozen apples. Apple crisp was cold inside. Server was good. One of my favorite restaurant but never doing Thanksgiving dinner again

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for Thanksgiving. Food was good. If you don't like noise, it's not the place for you.

ME
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Wait staff was very slow and service not up to usual standards. We had 6 at our table and continuously had to ask for removal of extra plates; water, etc. The mussels were excellent,lent as always. We have been long time customers and hope we just had a bad night

J
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Been many times. The menu has changed and they have gotten rid of a few items that I used to really like, but it is still great.

B
New England
236 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Early Friday night dinner before a hockey game. Seated just as requested, high top in the back room. Seasonal Fall Salad nicely split for us to share as starter. Appetizer portion of lobster mac and cheese just the right size and still contained plenty of lobster. Half portion of mussels also just the right amount after the hearty salad. No room for dessert.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT FOOD! Our first time here and we were not disappointed! Will definitely be visiting again! 😊

L
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The Mussels are to die for!! Wonderful! lots and lots of broth! Came with really crunchy fries on the side. My husband had the shepherds pie and he loved the potatoes and everything but wished for more moisture under the potatoes. He said it was dry. tasty but dry. Atmosphere was fun and energetic! we were 6 people at a round and it did feel like we were shouting at times. but fun. I think its a perfect night out to have fun with friends atmosphere. their butternut squash and Brussels pleased my vegan in our family. She couldn't say enough about them. Wonderful! Overall a great night out!!

AS
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food tasted great but several of the entrees were not hot enough when served. The noise level was quite high. Would definitely go back.

MA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is always great. Can’t make a bad choice. Good value

WH
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very good. Wait service was friendly but disorganized

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The food is consistently delicious (the crispy artichokes are amazing). The noise level is so loud it makes it difficult to carry on a conversation. I found the wait staff a bit brusque/rushed on our last visit. The waiter slopped ice cubes on the table every time she refilled the water glasses, and was hard to get ahold of when needed. The person who brought our appetizer set it down in front of my husband rather than in the center of the table--not a major infraction but it just seemed careless.

DM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dinner was delicious. Waiter was good but seemed a bit overwhelmed (new perhaps?)

CI
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

1. The service was slow and inattentive.
2. One order was incorrect. It took so long to get to the table I did not have time to wait to correct it.
3. Even when half-full at lunch, the room was so loud it was difficult to talk.

PR
New England
31 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, great service at the bar by Aaron! Well worth the visit.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Red Stripe .. my usual spot to go when I’m anywhere in the Providence area! The food is always good .. the servers are always knowledgeable friendly and on point! I have never had a bad experience here which is why I keep going back!! Plus the bread and fries with aioli are just delicious!! And they have a great kids menu too!

L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

In town for a college visit with family and after looking over dozens of Providence restaurant menus on-line, was drawn to Red Stripe’s food variety and wine list. I was expecting a good dinner, and had an excellent one! We ordered tons of food, and my only critique is that the risotto was quite undercooked — it actually crunched when I ate it - so I left it on my plate and just ate the scallops. I meant to tell our wonderful waiter (wish I remembered his name) but forgot as I felt this as the kind of place that welcomed helpful feedback. Here it is!

MM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been eating at Red Stripe for years and it never disappoints. It is great for couples and families.