Red Stripe

4.6
1862 Reviews
$30 and under
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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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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • 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 1862 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ArtA
New England
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Red Stripe for the 1st time on Mother's Day. Our table was ready immediately upon arrival. You could tell they were short staffed yet we were treated great. The food was terrific and reasonable. The red sangrias were a very big hit.
We will absolutely be returning.

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Jackie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Stripe never disappoints! I took my mom here for Mother's Day with the rest of our family and everyone enjoyed it. The service is always awesome and the food is delicious. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Highly recommend.

CL
CarolynL
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, this restaurant was excellent. I tried the new 1/2 chicken and it was delicious. It was my dinner companion's first time there and she had the baked stuff shrimp and was extremely happy. It seems anything you get, you can't go wrong.

KD
KatieD
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was very regular the food was kind of expensive but also a little cheap depends what you get I guess. I had a party of 6 and we all got sangrias, we ordered a second drink each and the waiter asked if we could finish our first drink fully cause they needed our glasses to get a new drink which I thought was a little odd. Overall wasn’t great but wasn’t awful

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RogerB
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food at reasonable prices
Attentive staff. Recommended.

DJ
vipDeniseJ
New England
30 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group of 8 women for lunch. Fish tacos were great!! Service was attentive. Loved the open bistro windows

KC
vipKimC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second trip to Red Stripe and it did not disappoint. The food was amazingly delicious, the service was outstanding and the atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable. We will definitely go back again.

RI
vipRIdiner
New England
115 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I often go to Red Stripe because it is close to where we live, but mostly because of the quality of the food and service. Our last experience did not disappoint us. The staff are excellent and attentive, the food is excellent and reasonably priced. The owners have done an excellent job of following COVID policies and we will look forward to returning to the restaurant soon.

DD
DegustabusDan
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

A bit of a disappointing restart to restaurant normalcy from a favorite neighborhood restaurant. The moules frites, mussels and fries, are a specialty and one I often enjoy. They were not up to Red Stripe’s normal standard, small, dirty, some beards still attached and overcooked.

The Buffalo cauliflower starter was totally drenched in a thick hot sauce. They were a challenge to eat until the blue cheese salad dressing we had to ask for arrived to cool things down a bit, then they became pretty good. Next time will as for the sauce on the side with blue cheese salad dressing on the side from the start.

The burger was as good as normal and the drinks, including the white sangria were perfect. Hopefully this issue with the mussels was just a restart problem and is not the new standard.

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Murphy
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ordered the "Jumbo" baked stuffed shrimp, they were very small shrimp, stuffing was very pasty, sent it back and ordered grilled cheese and tomato soup combo which was ok.

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vipExcellent
New England
111 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Server took 15 minutes to take a drink order. Luckily once our order was taken things moved along a little quicker. Meal was ok. Mussels are always very good

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Jessica
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been trying a different restaurant every weekend in the providence area for a little while now. This was one of the more casual spots we have been which was a great change for an awesome experience. I went with a group of four people and we all ordered something The French onion soup was the best I have ever had! The duck confit appetizer was to die for. And all the entrees were superb as well. Service was wonderful! We will definitely be going back!

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vippolinickj
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good service was a little slow. Drinks were good

BM
vipBethM
New England
27 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The salmon was cooked perfectly. We enjoyed the atmosphere, happy that it’s not too loud.
We will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch - plenty of space and precautions. Yummy food and thoughtful service!

EP
EPlady
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always...Red Stripe is consistently good...something they should be proud of. Sat at bar and bartender was excellent! Always go for my mussels fix!

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Starry105
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A great choice with a lot of variety in the menu. We loved the food.

DJ
DavidJ
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

First time here. Was not what we expected. More of a pub atmosphere...we were expecting "upscale" as described on Open Table. Very loud. Service was not great...took a very long time to get served. No bread or anything while waiting. My wife had the Bolognese, which was good. I had the Braised Short Ribs. Short Ribs and potatoes were just warm. I asked them to be warmed up, but they came back about the same. Will not be back.

ML
vipMichelleL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The meal was very good. Very quick service. Our server was very attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was great & the French onion soup was outstanding!!!!

DG
vipDeniseG
New England
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and excellent service from Dylan!

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vipSusannancy
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Dillon was great. Food and drinks were really good and socially distanced tables were exactly what we were hoping for.

MG
vipMrGee
New England
29 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The server was very honest and amazing. Food was great as I remembered and nice potions.

RI
vipRIdiner
New England
115 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Red Stripe for a number of years. The food is very good and the service is excellent. It has a causal, welcoming atmosphere and a great bar area. I highly recommend the restaurant.

JM
JenniM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the Buffalo cauliflower and crispy artichokes to start. Both were outstanding, really nice appetizers. Waiter brought us extra sauce without asking, nice touch. He was very passionate about the menu. We ordered the steak frites and beef stroganoff. The steak was perfectly cooked, frites were crispy and there were plenty to share. The aioli was so good. The beef stroganoff was really nice as well, you don’t often see that on menus. Great experience, can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I have been a frequent patron of Red Stripe for the last 4-5 years. Tonight, I felt like I had walked into a completely different restaurant. The waiter mumbled and we could barely hear him. He had zero personality. I ordered the seasonal sangria and my wife got a martini. The glass was tiny and half full, with no side car. The sangria tasted like watered down juice. I asked for some bread and was told “we don’t serve bread anymore.” Not sure why since every restaurant I’ve been going to throughout the entire pandemic has served bread. The presentation of the baked stuffed shrimp was embarrassing. Who serves you in an aluminum pie plate?? The shrimp was overdone and greasy. The “garlic” mashed potatoes had ZERO garlic flavor and tasted like instant. Overall, the dinner was lousy and I am so disappointed a place I once LOVED has gone down the tubes. Less than 45 minutes after we got home, my wife got violently ill with stomach pain and nausea. I don’t know if the establishment changed hands or got new chefs, but it was unrecognizable as the old Red Stripe. Won’t be back again.

TJ
TiffanyJ
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service! Awesome wine selection.

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Foureyes
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

First time back since COVID closures. Great burger and a mountain of string fries - just what we had been missing. Food is excellent and they’ve done a really good job with spacing, screens and air purifiers.

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judithc
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

enjoyed the pace for dinner service , server was v attentive etc... however tried to chg reserv time from 3pm to 4pm and my husband was a bit annoyed during service because the place cleared out after 4 so not quiet sure why we were not approved for our chg request and some what forced to stick w 3pm but other than that all went well! tk you

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ScottC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Good Day, Enjoyed brunch at Red Stripe as a party of 6 on Easter Sunday.
The restaurant came highly recommended.
I did not find that to be warranted.
Please let me start with a positive. Our server, and I apologize I do not know her name was very good to excellent. I have no negative comment for her whatsoever.
The calamari and buffalo cauliflower were also good.
My fish and chips were pretty mediocre, and the fries on my plate, my daughter's burger, and my son and his friends' home fries were luke warm if not cold.
Furthermore, my wife's entree came out 10-15 minutes after the initial entrees hit the table.
I have a very simple bar for food service.
Hot food or drink should be hot, and cold food/drinks should be cold.
IE-Coffee and or Soup, should come out nice and hot, and a draft beer should come out cold. That is a very good start.
I cannot recommend Red Stripe, but I would not go as far as panning the restaurant on social media or review sites, since it it not what I do.
I think it is much more appropriate and effective to provide candid feedback, and allow you guys to improve your service.
Thank you for asking, and have a nice day.

BK
BrendaK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Red Stripe did not disappoint. Social distancing was followed. Server was sociable and pleasant. Food was great.

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Lori
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing brunch. The steak was cooked perfectly! Drinks 🍹 yummy

MD
MicheleD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out in a while due to COVID restrictions and felt entirely comfortable in this setting. Food, as always, was great and service was wonderful.

PO
PatriciaO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and service were very good. Meatloaf is outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I got the red strip grilled cheese and French onion soup. Both were amazing!!!

PM
PaulineM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Eric our waiter was wonderful, very Professional and interesting to chat with. This was my 1st time there and I really enjoyed it. I had the "Moules" appetizer but passed on the "frites". I also ordered a small salad which is still very large. Ask for the dressing on the side.
The interior is lovely, a little large to be an authentic bistro, but I really enjoyed it and will make an effort to get to Providence again just to go there.

MC
MarkC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a great atmosphere and the food was enjoyable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old friends getting together

DT
DeniseT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I come here for the Moules Frites. Several options to choose from - always good. French brasserie atmosphere can get a bit loud at times but overall comfortable. Recommend!

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You can order delivery directly from Red Stripe using the Order Online button.

Red Stripe is rated 4.6 stars by 1862 OpenTable diners.

Red Stripe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://redstriperestaurants.com/gift-cards/.

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.