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About Red Stripe

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 basil; 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.

465 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02820
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Saturday: 11:30am- 3:00pm, Late Lunch: 3:00pm- 5:00pm, Sunday: Late Lunch: 3:00pm- 5:00pm; 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.

Cross Street:
Elmgrove Avenue, Providence,RI 02906

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 437-6950

Website:
http://redstriperestaurants.com/

Red Stripe Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (27)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Good for a Date (22)
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Comfort Food (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Fun (18)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Authentic (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Cozy (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
People Watching (8)
Business Meals (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great Beer (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Romantic (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

It's our family go-to restaurant. Still very noisy, so be prepared for that. Food is good, service is EXCELLENT. They treat my grandson like a prince.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

You can never go wrong at Red Stripe. From salads to sandwiches to fabulous entrees, it's always a good meal and good time!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Staff was very accommodating of my daughter having celiac disease. I love this place, it's got great staff a warm feel and really nice food.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were celebrating my mom's 80th and they delivered with 5 stars! the food was excellent and the service top notch. Everybody was happy - Red Stripe is a classy joint! :)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

A bit of a hectic feel on a Friday night. Our waiter was strange and kept forgetting about us. I also felt the food was not up to the usual standard I have come to expect from Red Stripe. It left me overall slightly disappointed.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

First time after hearing good things from multiple sources. There was something for everyone on the menu and everything was delicious.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Waitress was awesome

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I was very angry. We’ve spent thousands of dollars at Red Stripe and we were celebrating with friends. We’re from NYC - visit often and Ref Stripe was our go to for an informal dining experience in Providence.

Friends drove in from Boston - we were having a lovely time when we were rudely rushed out as there was another reservation. Understandable - but that’s where style comes into play...instead of kindness - rudeness.

I guess the generous tip was not enough....

Riches to rags in one night.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a late afternoon Thanksgiving Day meal. The food was great and our waitress was super friendly and efficient.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Service was excellent - Thanksgiving food was only so-so. Turkey was overdone, stuffing a bit too sweet and the desserts were sub-par (my bread pudding was more like a rubber bread brownie). I have eaten here before and enjoyed the food very much. All in all, my family and I still had a good time, it was a very relaxed atmosphere and, again, our server was awesome!

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were there for what was apparently Red Stripe's first Thanksgiving and clearly they have some things to work out before doing it again. 12PM seating and many of us were outside freezing waiting for the doors to open, so lost opportunity for them to have us all wait with drinks at the bar!
The food when it arrived was basically room temperature, obviously reheated but barely. Dry turkey that appeared to be sliced yesterday with a tasteless gravy. The pumpkin pie crust was inedible and raw, not blind baked in advance of custard which is how it's supposed to be. We had to ask for coffee after dessert was thrown down at the table.
A friend of mine at JWU said that Seiler's recently took over the kitchen, so in retrospect the food tasted a little basic institutional etc and that may be the core of the problem. Everyone used to rave about this place, but it's just basic and ordinary and we sat there wondering where we should have gone for dinner instead. C'est la vie!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I come weekly. There isn't a better place for drinks and sushi.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Parking is awful. Food is perfect and you can't get a better staff.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great lunch. The best grill cheese and tomato soup!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I was disappointed that the hostess failed to show that we honored our open table reservation. As a result, I had to explain to open table that we did in fact honor our reservation. The hostess should be more careful if they are going to use open table.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Good for a Date, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The Red Stripe Restaurant was so accommodating! Our party increased from a 4 to a 6 top and they were so nice about getting a new table for us. We only had to wait about 15 minutes. The food is very good and the service is excellent!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Table was ready on time; server very attentive to details and food was absolutely delicious. From fish and chips to pasta to cobb salad to burger -- everyone was happy and it was a very pleasant experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Love the new items in the menu! Great job. Something for everyone

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was amazing! It was a fun time and crowd was friendly. I felt bad for the waitress because she was running ragged covering the bar and two tables, but she was great considering the situation.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Lunch was very enjoyable. Good food, good service and just the right amount of interaction from waitstaff. Would highly recommend Red Stripe to anyone.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Charming waiter, excellent crusty sourdough bread, mediocre salmon, nice veggie sides. Good wine recommendations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My coworker and I asked a patient for a recommendation in the Providence area for a great restaurant. Red Stripe instantly came up. He said he had been there often with his family and was never disappointed. My coworker went there with her mom on Saturday at 4:30 , I had plans to go there at 7 to meet long lost friends. She texted me "everything was AWESOME " after her dining experience and we found it to be true as well. Loved the window seat looking outside. Food, service great. Yes, kinda loud (people just having a good time!) and not the easiest parking but so worth it. Ill be back. 😊Danielle C.

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Have never been disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always a favorite! Good food, Great service. You will probably need a reservation, so call ahead.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The menu was recently redone but they’ve kept the best including the kitchen sink salad and steak frites. Generally the food is good and I have had few complaints. This last visit the waitress was rather badly trained and we seldom saw her. This is a common theme with Red Stripe.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I didn't love my meal as much as I usually do here. Not sure why. We brought family here and everyone said food was good not great. Maybe because it was a Sunday night? Our server was great (can't recall his name). We will be back and hopefully it will be the quality we are used to.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Absolutely delcious! Great atmosphere! had the buffalo cauliflower for an appetizer and the short ribs for an entree. Everything was amazing and the service was excellent

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This place has really gone downhill. Used to be a favorite for my wife and I but after our last visit I regret to say that we will not be going back. Made a reservation and when we arrived we were brought to the farthest table in the back of the entire restaurant. Mind you, it was early and the dining room was half empty. We requested a new table to which the manager begrudgingly obliged, stating that the open tables were “special reservations”. So our experience hadn’t started great but we moved on, but it quickly because obvious that this pace had really changed for the worse. The food was not up to par with what we’ve come to expect at Red Stripe. We both had dishes with shellfish and most of the clams and muscles were full of sand. Our baked to order giant cookie desert was completely burnt and a half hearted attempt to cover it up was made with an abundance of whipped cream. That was sent back. At that point we were so disappointed that we chose to have it removed from the bill instead of getting a replacement. There are too many good options in Providence to go back here.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Menu was deceiving. Salad with ‘heirloom’ tomatoes came with a few small grape tomatoes and some mozzarella pearls. Way overdressed. Entree was meh. Potato purée was basically a lump of cold mashed potatoes. Haricots vert were ordinary green beans. My wife’s was better. Bread is fabulous.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The restaurant is acceptable in every respect except it much too noisy. For years I have avoided it for intimate or business conversations or largish groups for that reason. This Sunday I met two friends there for brunch. The food was good, the service excellent, but the noise was almost unbearable. It seems intentional to make the restaurant feel busy even when there are a number of empty tables. Tile floor; metal ceiling and metal pieces on the walls; open kitchen. I know I'm not the only person who complains about this. It will be a long time -- if ever -- before I return again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good food and okay service. The server was extremely busy with at least four large tables at once and some items and details were forgotten. My meal, hamburger and fries, was cold on delivery but it was good. I did not want to make a scene in front of my new friends so I just ate it. Three at our table really enjoyed their meals and the other three commented that their meals were fine. We have now eaten here four times and two were okay and two were quite good. We have had better luck with just appetizers. With many excellent restaurants in Providence, we're going to look elsewhere next time.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Frankly I was disappointed. I thought the food and service were just average. Wine was reasonably priced. Food was reasonably priced as well. I had Cioppino and my daughter had Steak Frites. Again, okay but nothing special. Ordered crab cakes for appetizer, they mistakenly brought two orders, and as they should have only charged us for one. Is a decent neighborhood restaurant but definitely not a destination. Would go again but would not be a top choice.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our evening started off very good. Amanda was our waitress. She was very attentive at first and then after our meals were served she would disappear for long stretches of time. We were given dessert menus and were going to split something but she took so long to return that we said forget it. Our bill took forever to come and to process.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We love Red Stripe but try to avoid the busy hours when the noise level is too high

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Absolutely horrific experience. Food did not come out as requested. My father ordered his steak medium well, it came out rare. I asked for my daughter’s steak to be good well done. It came out half well done and half medium ( still bleeding..) when I asked if it could just get grilled a bit more, it came out burnt to a crisp. Mind you, that was 20 minutes later when the rest of us had finished eating. And I watched the cook staff , they weren’t exactly too busy to check on it. The server stated “ we wanted to make sure if was cooked enough for you.”
Should have known it was going to be a bad experience. When we sat down my husband asked for a new glass of water since his had food al over the side , and never got it. Never again. Not exactly sure why this restaurant has been rated as well as it has.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Something has happened at Red Stripe, and it's not good news. Our brunch this past Sunday was quite inferior to our approximately 10 prior meals at this restaurant. The staff was distracted, from the front station through our actual meal service. The food, which had always been a highlight of our visits, was indifferent at best. Four in our party had bowls of tomato soup that, although quite tasty, were portions that filled slightly more than half of the bowls. The chicken sandwiches that followed, were tough and tasteless. I ordered an omelet, "the forager", with added tomatoes and spinach. I requested that the omelet be prepared "moist" but it arrived dry, lukewarm, and with distinctly unfresh frites. At $19, it seemed overpriced, overlooked, and underwhelming. The server was competent but not very interested in our dining needs. When I asked for a second iced tea, the server merely added some tea to my iceless glass and walked away.
We have used Red Stripe as a "go to" restaurant when visiting relatives in Providence, but they are now out of heavy rotation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Always worth the drive. Food is outstanding and worth every penny.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Casual
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The mains are always excellent. The sourdough bread warm and a treat. The deserts are always a disappointment. But I keep coming back for the great vibe and the terrific mains. Just have dessert someplace else!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The food was very good. In the past we had only been here for lunch so we decided to go for dinner. Our server was very good and attentive. Sadly we weren't aware of the noise level. It was too loud for a group of 5 to carry on a conversation. We do like the restaurant and will definitely go back but we would not go when our intention is for everyone to converse.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Love the paella . Had it for second time . Shared with a friend .

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