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Blu Violet Roofbar, providence, RI

Blu Violet Roofbar

4.2
4.2
48 Reviews
$30 and under
American

We are open for Dinner Thursday through Saturday 4pm- 10pm and Sunday nights 5pm-9pm. We offer Sunday Brunch from 11am - 3pm. Our Rum & B Brunch offers a live DJ . Reservations strongly encouraged. Reservations for 1-2 guests will be allotted an hour and a half of seated dining time, reservations for 3-5 guests will be allotted 2 hours of seated dining time & reservations of 6 & more; will be allotted 2.5 hours. If you anticipate needing more time dining with us please make a note on the reservation and we will do our best to accommodate. https://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/pvdal-aloft-providence-downtown/

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Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Providence

  • Cross street

    Clifford St <br />Dyer St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 48 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Great for Brunch

  • Rhode Island

    Fit for Foodies

  • Rhode Island

    Hot Spot

  • Rhode Island

    Scenic View

  • Rhode Island

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JJ

    JJeats

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience3

    The way this spot was hyped up in Boston Magazine made me excited to visit. Food was great but not in the type of atmosphere I expected. This place is more like a bistro than anything good. Kudos to the chef who’s savory, fusion spin on Haitian dishes were great! Though it’s a limited menu, I’ll be back! 🤣

  2. R

    Raisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sunday is brunch is a must! Drinks were great.. food was fabulous.

  3. E

    Elizabet

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Had reservations for 2pm and 45 minutes later there was a glitch in the system. Another order was placed after waiting an additional 15 minutes to be told they ran out of food.

  4. n

    normap

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Ate outside on the rooftop. fantastic view of newest walking bridge and prov. river.our Waitress (simmons college) was fantastic. Friendly, efficient, attentive while allowing us to eat and be with family. Both boys got chicken and waffles,which were delicious and huge servings. Husband got tarrimusu french toast which ' he said was really good,my steak and eggs were really good as well. only suggestion is to have bigger tables outside with all the food and drinks for four just not enough room, Oh yeah the bellini was delicious,

  5. ED

    EricD

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Small menu but the food is good. My wife and I would go here again. It might not be the best for kids since the menu doesn't have usual things kids would eat.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience! Went for brunch and food was so good. If music could have been just a tiny bit less loud.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was such a great experience. I loved the food, drinks and the my waitress Karla. The DJ played all the hits. If you want to do outside lunch you need to make it clear on the reservation. However, amazing time and I’ll be returning!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The simplest Menu ever encountered. The food was everything. Had a great time.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was such a pleasant experience. My kids and I loved the restaurant and the food. We already made a reservation for brunch next month.

  10. O

    Odilem

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Le cadre est magnifique. Le service impeccable bien que j’aie du attendre un bon moment avant d’accéder à ma table. Ce que j’aurais voulu savoir c’est qu’ une musique style club jouerait à fort volume pendant tout le temps ! C’était une ambiance plus club que resto, et cela a rendu la conversation difficile pour un déjeuner d’anniversaire intime. Heureusement sur le roof top on entendait légèrement moins. En revanche, les gens tournent autour pour se prendre en selfie avec la vue, donc beaucoup d’effervescence. J’espèrais une cuisine plus sophistiquée, le goût particulier du homard s’est noyé dans celui-ci de l’andouille dans ma jambalaya, et les boulettes sont un peu bourratives car elle manque de sauce. J’y retournerai sûrement après avoir téléphoné pour savoir si le DJ est là ou pas !

  11. M

    Marla

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The drinks were great and the ambiance was amazing! We love our dishes too just wish there were some vegan and vegetarian options as well.

  12. K

    Kirsten

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great views! It overlooks the providence skyline, which was beautiful at sunset. The food was delicious as well!

  13. b

    bcassyc

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5

    The food selection and flavor was not impressive considering the pricing. The appetizer I got was very small and not described correctly. The drinks are okay but nothing to rave about and some of them are not appetizing. However, ambiance and location give this place potential and the waitresses were kind and attentive. I think they just need to fix and give life to their menu.

  14. JR

    JulieR

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious meal with the best view in Providence!

  15. MP

    MikeP

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    It’s a magnificent view. However there are some kinks that need to be worked out. The poor server was by himself and had many customers inside and outside. So that slowed everything down. Drinks are absolutely delicious and worth the visit. The food menu doesn’t have many choices & seems more in line with a sports pub than a rooftop restaurant. I tried the food last time & it was only ok. This time my friends decided we should try somewhere else after the drinks. The table that the three of us were sat at is way too small for three. I suspect the smaller tables were when Covid restrictions were high. I think you’ll get more first timers if the menu is opened up maybe less fried and more grilled. A few more options anyways.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    $33 for a poor cut of steak that was almost well done after having asked for a medium rare. The only good part is the view. Not one of my friends liked our drinks.

  17. MO

    MaryO

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went here for my annual birthday brunch and was so happy I did. The food was great, the drink were awesome and the service was spectacular. The music was old school and nice. Definitely coming back here.

  18. S

    Sally

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Be prepared to shout over brunch. Very loud music. However, the food and drinks were great, and the staff was very friendly!

  19. MP

    MikaP

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great and the atmosphere was charming. Definitely will be back

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Our server was nice,attentive. Burgers were both undercooked, menu was very small with only a few choices.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience1

    Made a reservation for 2 people at 7 on a Saturday. Called in ahead of time and asked if we could add one more to our table, was told over the phone that no, they could not, they are "overbooked". When we showed up, not only was the restaurant 75% empty, they sat us at a table with 4 chairs. Really couldn't accomodate one extra person?? The ambiance is really lacking here. It's very empty, no decorations and when we got there at 7 the lights were all the way up, made it feel like a cafeteria. Overpriced food with soggy french fries. Drink and waitress were nice! But this place is definitely a skip.

  22. j

    jgwil315

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An amazing gem in this thriving new neighborhood of Providence! Marriott's lifestyle brand of Aloft has nailed what it means to create a unique place to gather and re-connect with friends and family. We booked based on other reviews to host a small Birthday gathering. The sweeping views from the Roofbar of the downtown skyline were an impressive backdrop for our celebration. The service we received from Danny, our server, and Steve, Restaurant Manager, were impeccable. They were attentive, respectful, and best of all - fun! The food was excellent, and the signature Blu Violet Burger was on point, well seasoned, and who doesn't love candied bacon. Many thanks to the entire team for an amazing night out.

  23. CO

    CrossandraO

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time brunch was amazing! Atmosphere was fabulous, very clean, the DJ was Phenomenal!!! Food was excellent, fresh with a beautiful presentation! Fun and flavorful drinks, love the 90’s theme! Definitely a must try ! I will be heading back for more!!!

  24. M

    Munz

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience5

    I’ve heard good things about their brunch but their dinner menu is lacking. Not many options and the options they had was pretty basic. Drinks and vibes were good tho.

  25. RW

    RoseW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was outstanding!! The service was superb! And the view is out of this world. You'll be able to see the Waterfire when sitting on the deck. Blue Violet...you got to go see and eat there.

  26. CM

    CarlaM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing and unique food! Sunday brunch was amazing with great music and views!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brunch is delicious. If you are looking for a chill ambience to talk, this is not it. They have a DJ spinning 90s hits and it can be loud. We had so much fun listening and eating. The view and terrace are beautiful.

  28. WV

    WendyV

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fantastic. Probably the best I’ve had in RI. Brunch was definitely a vibe. Made dinner reservations to check out their whole menu.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The restaurant itself was beautiful, because it is a rooftop with a 180 degree view of downtown. I made a reservation for 3 people. I then called to adjust the reservation to 4, which I was told they could not accommodate because they were at capacity. But when I went there, they sat us at the window, making conversation awkward between us, while there were over 5 tables totally empty. They remained empty during our 2 hour brunch. There was also an empty seat between us and the couple who sat there. Strange. There seemed to be no hustle with the staff to turnover and move it along. The food was good, but my girlfriend had dietary restrictions and asked for home fries, an avocado and eggs scrambled. The waiter told us the chef is not adjusting any meals on the menu and cannot add home-fries to the order… even though the kitchen has the ingredient clearly because it was on the menu. …??? We went out to the patio to finish our drinks, and it was a great view! But no seating. There was a DJ inside spinning bangers. But it was so loud I have a sore throat from talking to my friends. I was expecting more with rooftops being so rare in Providence. But they are seemingly trying to be exclusive and sought after while not getting the basics down. Really underwhelming for all the hype. Great cocktails, and service and view (once outside) But everything was really just ok

  30. B

    Bear15

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Only gripe is the menu is much too limited.

  31. JL

    JoannL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great spot A must try, beautiful views! Unique drinks

  32. GL

    GinaL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, Service and atmosphere was fantastic.. Thank you all for a great night out..

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Very good just pricey

  34. E

    Ebony

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My friend & I did brunch and the vibe was awesome as well as the DJ! The food was amazing! I had the Kale & Berry Salad & she had the Chicken & Waffles! They both tasted amazing! The music was great and the energy was on point !

  35. S

    Sapphire

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Server was the best, food was mediocre !

  36. S

    Stase

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Food was delicious! Looking forward to returning for Brunch :-)

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    This place is beautiful definitely a great spot to come to in the summer. Food is very limited it’s more of a tapas menu. Unfortunately both items we wanted they were out of. Other than that they are worth another try.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Our server was the best. I forget her name..definitely tipped the scale for the reason we would come back !

  39. C

    Chloe

    New England

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    We were anxious to try this place. It was lovely and casual inside. Drinks were good. Menu is very limited and not a lot of choices if you need to be gluten free. I had the shrimp and grits which were excellent. Burger sounded good but no gluten free buns and no gluten free crackers for the cheese board.

  40. J

    Jamie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5

    Waited 30-45 for drinks to never receive them. Ended up just leaving and going somewhere else. Wait staff was nice don’t know what was going on with the bartender. Wouldn’t go back. Also it’s not a Haitian restaurant.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas

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Blu Violet Roofbar is rated 4.2 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Blu Violet Roofbar

191 Dorrance providence, RI 02903

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Clifford St <br />Dyer St

  • Neighborhood

    Providence

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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