- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Squid Ink and Black Garlic Aioli, Toasted Sesame, Herbs, Lime
Curried Chickpea Stew
Butternut Squash, Kale, Bulgar, Whole Wheat Flatbread
Rhode Island Harvested Oysters*
Cocktail Sauce, Mignonette, Lemon
It was Great!
I brought my girlfriend here for her birthday... The food was excellent, the service was excellent, and the ambiance was incredible... Our waiter was awesome... I would highly recommend this restaurant to any couple, who would love a perfect dinner date.
The only place we spend our Anniversary!
A wonderful evening. Great ambience. Gorgeous venue. Wonderful food. Melinda’s service impeccable.
The service, drinks and quality of food were outstanding.
We were returning from Maine and overnighted in Providence. So glad we dined at the Dorrance! We had the best salmon ever and also enjoyed everything else we ordered. Service was superb. Tables were far apart so we felt safe. We would love to return.
Great atmosphere as always, and the service was excellent. All masked, and all courteous
The space is gorgeous and intimate. Elijah was our server and he was awesome, attentive and professional. The food was excellent as well. Homemade past was delicious and the fish was very fresh. Definitely worth going.
The atmosphere and the food was wonderful. Everyone from The Dorrance was so friendly and Brian, our server, was outstanding. He was attentive but not intrusive and he handled all our requests quickly and with a very positive attitude. We could tell he was smiling even though he wore his mask. Thanks to everyone at The Dorrance for a memorable evening!
Enjoyed their restaurant week offer. 3 course dinner menu with cocktail paring. Not very impressive food, but good and really value for money. The staff members were very nice and the interior is gorgeous. A lovely place to visit again.
The ambiance was lovely. Enjoyed the food and cocktails very much. Loved how spacious the restaurant was
We went there on Saturday, 2-15-20, which was Valentine weekend. The food was outstanding and our server, Adam , was equally as good. Our evening was wonderful and Adam contributed to our very positive and enjoyable dining experience. looking forward to going back!!
We really enjoyed our dinner at The Dorrance. The food was great and the decor was really different. The music they play is also refreshing.
Great place to bring your special someone on any occasion
Excellent meal, delicious from beginning to end. Our server was fantastic, it was like we were the only ones in the room.
Connor was our waiter and very friendly and attentive. We had the calamari as the appetizer and it was outstanding. My wife had the pan seared fish which was cooked perfectly. My scallops were very good too.
Every thing was brought out quickly, service was excellent and the cooks did an outstanding job. We went to The Dorrance last September and the waiter Adam recognized us and chatted with us. He is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the local eateries and he told us about some good breakfast places. He even wrote it down so we wouldn’t forget
Highly recommend this place!
Beautiful building, excellent service, delicious food!
Had an amazing time. Food was fabulous and server Jim was excellent.
We adored our dining experience at the Dorrance. The ambiance was wonderful: gorgeous architecture with high ceilings, white tablecloths, low lighting. The service was impeccable. We had 4 teens in our party and our server asked if they would like a "mocktail" surprise. He brought beautiful drinks and made their evening. The pasta was handmade that very evening--delicious! We felt like royalty. Several times, we received extra treats on the house: potato appetizers, and later chocolate chip cookies. Our waiter was there at just the right moments: not hovering, yet checking in to see if we needed anything. A wonderful experience. We will definitely return!
great place to relax and have a good bottle of wine ( Bordeaux)
A very pleasant waiter.
Visited The Dorrance tonight and enjoyed a 3 course meal as part of Providence Restaurant Week. The food was excellent and well presented. The coq au vin and top sirloin were delicious and a perfect portion size. The service was very good and the pace set for courses by the server was just right. The bread knots and chocolate pastries served at the start and end of the meal compliments of the kitchen were a nice touch. The ambiance and decor were very beautiful with the old bank vault set up as a sitting room, windows with different coat of arms and an intricate ceiling design. Wonderful experience and will definitely dine at The Dorrance again!
Everything was absolutely delicious and the fact that it was restaurant week meant that it was a great value. We loved everything we ordered including a fantastic bottle of Napa Cabernet that was also reasonably priced.
Great experience. Five long-time friends had dinner to celebrate our birthdays. The atmosphere is elegant and is perfect for any special occasion. Our waiter, Conor was outstanding. He immediately made us feel welcome and added to our enjoyment of the evening. He recommended meal selections and was extremely attentive. When our desserts came we were surprised to have birthday candles on each plate. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience.
Adam our server was very knowledgeable and even suggested what ended up being delicious dishes on the menu. Great service all the way around. Oysters were fresh, Dorrance burger was a little under cooked for medium well but still tasty enough to consume. All in all, it was a great experience. highly recommended to give this restaurant a try. The ambience in itself is top notch. We will definitely be back! My gf was very pleased on her birthday!-Mike
It was our first visit and our waiter Adam was the only server doing tables. He was superb as he did a fantastic job as he was alone. The Calamari was probably the best we’ve ever had. I had the Lobster pasta which was delicious and my wife had the Char which she enjoyed immensely. The atmosphere and price was great.
Would highly recommend and visit again.
My mother and I dined here on New Year's Eve, at the latest time allowed before you had to buy tickets to the party/entertainment part of the evening. We had never been here before but had kept it in the back of our minds for years and thought that the gorgeous 1920s aesthetic of the restaurant would be perfect to ring in the 2020s, and it was! We chose to sit up on the mezzanine level, which was completely empty! Our waitress Hannah was excellent (and I loved her outfit!). The portions were larger than expected, and the food was absolutely outstanding — I'm still thinking about it! Nearly the whole restaurant oozed a splendid, sophisticated ambiance (the disappointingly plain upstairs bathroom being the one exception).
This is a genuine error on the part of management. Keep the volume level down until 9:45-10:00. You would not lose a single lounge customer but my date and I skipped two 30 dollar large plates because you can’t hear someone one foot away from you. Band is great—-it’s just the timing and volume.
This is my favorite restaurant in providence. We got married here and they remember us every year. The food is always phenomenal.
Go! It’s a great restaurant in a beautiful place - but not at all pretentious. The food was excellent - we had delicious rabbit pasta and perfectly cooked scallops. The server was helpful giving some great suggestions, but did not rush us. They offered us both an amuse guele and a dessert yummy. The wine was delicious and they make a perfect Manhattan!
I love the Dorrance for the atmosphere and dining experience. The food is good and so is the service.
We had a great time at the Dorrance. Although the menu is limited the food is excellent and very reasonably priced. Our waiter Adam, was patient, knowledgeable and entertaining. Highly recommended.
Beautiful building, great atmosphere, food and service
A very enjoyable evening with friends in a beautiful setting. Our server was excellent.
The most outstanding feature of this restaurant is the service. Put it together with great ambience and food, The Dorrance is an experience in itself and a delightful one at that. Very classy place and a great menu. All the menu items are simple. What ends up being on the plate however is quite unique and phenomenal. We LOVED everything we ordered. Special mention to Agnolotti and the cocktail, Mezteca. Also, they gave us a taste of some items we did not order..Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Truffles. Both of these were so so delicious. Overall, a great place and our casual dinner turned out to be very special!
Have dined at The Dorrance several times and each visit has been a pleasure. Loved the scotch cocktail at my latest visit.
I was visiting Providence, and was attracted by the architecture and live music. The Dorrance is in a former banking hall with Art Nouveau windows and stained glass depicting heraldry from famous banks from centuries past. The musicians -- a jazz/funk trio backing a singer -- were first rate.
For cocktails, I ordered (I think) the Mezcal, which was something different and tasted great. Since it was Rhode Island, my appetizer was clams with preserved tomatoes and scallops for the main course, with pineapple sorbet for dessert -- all recommended.
I'll definitely come back the next time I'm in Providence -- The Dorrance is almost worth a special visit.
Our server was fantastic and the food was great. Overall it was a great experience.
The food did not match the beautiful building and wonderful service,
Awesome food! Great service! Music by Joe Davis and the Funky Autocrats!! Fabulous time!
The Dorrance is rated 4.8 stars by 665 OpenTable diners.
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.