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Barnaby's Public House, Providence, RI

Barnaby's Public House

4.0
4
196 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Barnaby’s is a locally-owned neighborhood kitchen and bar located in the iconic Conrad Building in the heart of downtown Providence. We offer fun, creative cocktails, a curated selection of regional craft beer and elevated bar food, featuring hand-crafted burgers, sandwiches, salads, wings and fries ~ all customized to your liking with an eclectic array of sauces and fresh toppings.

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Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (401) 455-6857

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Providence

  • Cross street

    Empire Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 196 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3

    The food was fabulous but we were disappointed by the lack of service - waitress said they were understaffed. However after sitting outside for over 1/2 hour, we were served our delicious meals but had to go inside to find our waitress talking with 3 other staff members when we needed something. Could’ve been better on a Saturday night…

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Food was delicious but my flank steak was very chewy and fatty

  3. PA

    PaulaA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    Service was extremely slow - over 45 minutes for a burger and a steak meal. Waiter forgot our drink order - one soda and water. Waiter never came back after meal was served and had to find him to ask him for what we needed.

  4. TE

    TraciE

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5

    Food and atmosphere were great. Service was slow and non responsive when we asked for the bill to make a show at PPAC.

  5. KR

    KRISTINM

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Walking distance to PPAC, took reservations. Staff was nice, limited menu.

  6. FC

    FrankieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great place to eat and drink for a nice casual dining experience. The champagne brunch is great.

  7. LA

    LApeeps

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Great brunch menu, lively room, lots of laughter, friendly servers. Perfect pre-show dining for PPAC-weekend-matinee-goers.

  8. RG

    RhodyG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4

    The service was below average. One waiter for the night to handle all tables and they paid little attention to our party. Our food and drinks came out late and majority of the food was burnt. We wanted to grab the check but our waiter was unavailable (waiting on other tables, chatting at the bar, also the host was seen taking shots at the bar). It took what seemed like forever to get out of there.

  9. K

    Kimmyb

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    The ratings on this place seem inflated. While it wasn't bad, it definitely is not a place is say, hey let's go there again. Butter beer tasted like root beer with whip cream (it was fresh cream, I'll give them that). Super disappointed with the Thai chicken sando. You'd expect a little spicy, maybe a little tangy... but nothing. Completely bland. Chicken was cooked perfectly and was nice and crispy, but the whole thing was just tasteless.

  10. MB

    MalloryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great experience at Barnaby’s. The food was excellent and we will definitely go back.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Went for brunch, the food was decent

  12. K

    Kcallahan08

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    Been there numerous times over the years and this was the worst. I made reservations and I was told I had to sit at the bar. I explained I asked for a table because I had physical issues and had a hard time with that seating. I was told there were no options. We ordered Trulys and were given lime with no opportunity to choose. We had to ask and was given a lot of attitude for asking for another flavor. Tried to talk to hostess but she was to busy taking selfies to even notice us. We are done with Barnaby’s for a while.

  13. DC

    DawnC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Overall we really enjoyed our experience and would gladly go back. The only issue was it was quite loud; so much so it was hard to carry on a conversation at the table with people right next to you. Other than that, we loved it.

  14. RB

    RaymondB

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Food here is very good. Not a large menu but more than sufficient. Good place to eat before going to a show in Providence.

  15. LM

    LynneM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    While I thought the menu was limited food was very good, atmosphere was very nice and the service was good

  16. r

    reviewer

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    Unfortunately our first trip here was terrible, either the waiter forgot to put in our order or the chef forgot to cook it and after asking several people when we would get our food because we were going to a show at PPAC they brought it out five minutes before we were leaving with takeout containers. Very few apologies and the manager never came by, she supposedly comped us but I could not determine what we comped because it was still a big bill. It’s too bad because we were excited to go there and try a new place.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    Food took well over 30 minutes. And restaurant was only about half full and was not during peak time. When the food did arrive it was great

  18. JL

    JonL

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Had the Cuban and a Beet Salad, both delicious and highly recommended! We'll be back!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Got a great meal before a show at the PPAC.

  20. BI

    BIGTIME

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The place is really cool and the staff is great, the musics was fine but it was too loud, even at our small table for 2 we had some difficulty having a conversation.

  21. JP

    JenniferP

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Great brunch. Delicious mimosas! So happy we tried the spot!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    awful food. everything was bland. service was terrible

  23. MD

    MD1982

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food4service3ambience3

    Never have I ever been to a restaurant where the manager kicked us out of our table after being there less than an hour, because the next reservation was there. It's not like we only ordered water... We were out celebrating! So rude. Will not go back.

  24. B

    Bubby

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Drinks not brought over in a timely manner. Drinks were Shirley templesz

  25. DR

    DarleneofRockPine

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was super. Everyone so friendly. Beer selections were excellent. I had the salmon dinner, DELICIOUS! Grilled vegetable sides and greens with lemon dressing YUM! My husband had the Cuban sandwich and fries, great too! We will definitely go back!

  26. m

    miggy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere was pleasant and our waiter was friendly, helpful and attentive. The food was delicious and the prices were reasonable. We would definitely return again.

  27. L

    Lizzie

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    The place is cute, the menu is varied, good vibe. When we sat down (90 mins prior to the start of our show), we let the nice waiter know that we wanted to order everything at once. He was awesome and ready for us. In 10 minutes our three salads, veggie burger, and fried pickles were ordered. We waited, with no check in or anything for 70 minutes. Finally our food arrived, 15 minutes before showtime. The salads were plated upside down…like the cheese, beets, and nuts were stuck to a cold plate and the greens were piled on top. The meat and “bread” (it was a weird, spongy focaccia) was different on each plate: my friend got a 2 ounce piece of salmon and mine was 6 ounces. One person didn’t get any bread…so weird. The appetizer never came with no explanation. We missed the first part of the show waiting for the check, too. To be honest, it seemed like our waiter went out back to get high…his eyes were low and he moved with little to no urgency. There are tons of restaurants around there. Don’t go here.

  28. BE

    BillE

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We were a group of 5 having an early dinner before seeing a show at PPAC a block away. 2 of us got there quite early and were seated right away. All the food was quite good and the service from Talia was friendly and quick. It was just what we wanted: a tasty meal and excellent service at a moderate price. The only thing we didn't love was the volume the music was cranked up to, which made conversation a challenge. But we were happy with our experience at Barnaby's and would recommend it.

  29. A

    Alyssa

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    First time, food was so good and the bottomless mimosa’s were a plus. They were playing good music I liked the atmosphere it was very cute inside will definitely be back

  30. SS

    SherieS

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2

    Disappointed again. We gave this place another chance the first time we went was early on and the drinks were small and way over priced. This time we walk in the door and the host says with attitude. I called you, I thought we were late, I said we were walking. She says your tables over there and sends us off 🤨! We look at the time. It’s only 6:23, our reservation was for 6:30. Then I ask the waitress if the hot honey chicken is boneless , she says yes. I order it, it’s a bone in thigh. So I bring it to the attention of the waitress and she says why you don’t eat chicken with bones. I’m sorry I thought it was boneless. She offered to get me something else but we all know, never send anything back to the kitchen. 18 dollars for 1 boneless thigh over some collards, come one it’s the overpriced drink all over again. Never again

  31. j

    jg1955

    New England

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Crowded when Dunk I had big event, but staff handled with good humor. Food and drinks were great. The “dirty tostones” were so good , we’ll go back for them.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Went for brunch, the food was very good, smaller portions than you’d expect for the price but it was really good!

  33. PM

    PeterM

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    food was weak at best. service was nice but over worked

  34. JA

    JeffA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Food was good, server was very friendly and attentive. However, they were short staffed and the food was very slow. We had an event to attend and it did not leave us much time to get to the event and enjoy the food.

  35. J

    Joey

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Went for brunch. Server missed a couple of things we ordered, stopped checking after a while, orders took a long time. No big deal. Regular restaurant stuff. The food was just not very good. I got biscuits and gravy (served almost like soup) and it was so heavily salted I barely got through a quarter of it. Tried the bloodies. They were fine. The place was ripping loud with diners, which is totally cool if that's your scene. Just so you know if it's a first date or something you'll be yelling to hear each other. It's a nice spot. But providence has a banging food and drink scene so I wouldn't waste another look at this place.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love Barnaby’s! The music is always on point and the food is delicious too. Not to mention their drinks and beers. Highly recommended.

  37. SO

    SOroja

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    The food was good… great actually. The service, not so much. The hostess was less than pleasant. I seemed to bother her when I gave her my name for my reservation. After we were seated we didn’t see anyone for 10 minutes. We were sat in Siberia and forgotten about; not a great feeling when you’re hungry and about to spend money. I’ll only go back if someone else is paying ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  38. JF

    JamesF

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    When we arrived , our table was waiting for us ! The server talked us into a couple of drinks that were fantastic … The appetizers were good , my steak was cooked perfectly …The two servers we had , both had great personalities …. I would definitely go again just because the ambience is so relaxed …

  39. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    Bottomless mimosas make the whole trip worth it! Definitely recommend the divalo skillet.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our daughter came up for a visit from SC. We had only been to Barnaby’s once before and we loved it there! Everything about the place is excellent!! The food is amazing. The wait staff is so friendly and accommodating and the ambience is just so relaxing and comfortable!!! We love going there! This will be our spot any time we’re in Providence and want to have a great evening out! Oh and the music!!!! We just love the place and can’t wait to go back!

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Barnaby's Public House is rated 4 stars by 196 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Barnaby's Public House

385 Westminster St Providence, RI 02903

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Empire Street

  • Neighborhood

    Providence

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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