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The Dorrance

4.6
456 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 456 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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JMAD (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Always classy at the Dorrance. Great service, great food, amazing environment.

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TheDocsMartin (New England)
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

I had really hoped to be wowed by The Dorrance -- the location is so great and they have done such a great job with the interior. However, from the moment we walked in it was a little disappointing. Hostess literally walked away from us when we came in the front door without saying a word. When she finally came back we were seated by being led to the table and a pile of menus set down -- she then simply walked away again really without saying much -- it was quite strange. It was a really cold night and despite there being a coat rack by the hostess station no one made any attempt to take coats and we were left to inelegantly drape them on our chairs. Cocktails were the one bright spot -- lots of care and attention to the menu and bartender offered to create custom cocktails for us as well. We were there during Restaurant week so half of our party ate from the prie fix menu and the others from a la carte. Again -- about half the food was good. Unfortunately the more adventurous menu items seemed to be the least successful. One member of our party has many dietary restrictions and the chef did oblige and her food was clearly carefully prepared which was appreciated. Overall probably not one we would return to for a full dinner but might be a fun spot to grab drinks before eating else where.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined 5 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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Wait staff professional and attentive. Handcrafted cocktails excellent. Fresh ingredients, interesting palettes of flavors. Excellent portions for the Restaurant Week pricing.

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vipEricK (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

The lobster ravioli was delicious.

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GfMan (New England)
2.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

So great! Love music and excellent food as well as service!

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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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