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The Dorrance

4.6
452 reviews
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$30 and under
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European
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The Dorrance is the perfect combination of old world glamour and majestic architecture. Built in 1901, this beautiful space is surrounded by breathtaking stained glass windows, each depicting a different Coat of Arms from wealthy European banking families. Inside this amazing restaurant you"ll enjoy couture cocktails inspired and designed to awaken the palate and relax the soul. The Dorrance uses only the freshest local ingredients in both their kitchen & beverage menus, reflecting the creativity and passion of the Lester Family. Open Tuesday through Saturday for Dinner and Lounge, The Dorrance is also available for weddings and private events.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
European, Global, International, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Kitchen: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Cocktails: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(401) 521-6000
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alberto Lopez
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Private party facilities
The Dorrance is available for weddings, private parties, and special events 7 days a week. Please call the restaurant to set up an appointment and discuss details.
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Private party contact
Lindsay Houle: (401) 521-6000
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Westminster Street
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Parking details
The Dorrance offers Valet parking Friday and Saturday after 5:00pm. Valet is also available for special events.
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Public transit
The Dorrance is located in the heart of downtown Providence walking distance from Kennedy Plaza and the train station. There are 7 local hotels within a 5 mile radius of The Dorrance.
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Entertainment
Live music on Fridays and Saturdays.
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Special events & promotions
Wedding & Special Occasion menus available upon request
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 452 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Amazing atmosphere! Ask about the history of the building! Great food, great mix of flavors. I’m glad you were on the restaurant week list. I will be back!!

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vipEricK (New York Area)
3.0
Dined 6 days ago

there was a holiday party that was expansive and loud
food was average
service was spotty

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

The lobster ravioli was delicious.

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GfMan (New England)
2.0
Dined 7 days ago

Food was pretty good overall. Appetizers were overpriced for the tiny portions you receive.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
3.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

It is hard to assess what a true dining experience at the Dorrance would be as my daughter and I were the only diners in the cavernous space which led to a strange, empty feeling. It was the evening after New Year's. The ambiance felt as if they were still cleaning up/clearing out after New Year's--tables moved, a candelabra on a side service table by bar. It was a strange ambiance. My daughter and I are metro New Yorkers and have sophisticated palates--however we found the menu too exotic for our tastes. Almost too over the top at every level. I'd like to try it another time.

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vipBuckyW (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Service was perfect, and the food and cocktails were incredible. A great place for an anniversary dinner!

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trio (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

The entire evening was a great experience. The Dorrance played an integral part in the entire off-Broadway experience. Three cheers to Staff, Chef, and valet!

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vipNathanaelG (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

The Dorrance is a top spot for great cocktails and well put together dishes. The ambiance and decor is the best in the area.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent meal delivered with exceptional service. The location is a former bank and carries the grandeur of days of old. The cocktails are complex and tasty. Food consistently tasty.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
3.0
Dined on December 22, 2017

There was a very limited menu, not a lot of selections. The entree portion size was very small, and not a good value.

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