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Cafe Paragon

234 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1216
+1 401-331-6200
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible14%
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“side salad” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, International, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
234 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1216
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

From the moment we walked in we were sat at a dirty table. The host said “you guys can sit, I just have to wipe off the table”. Ha! Where am I at McDonald’s?! There was only a 4 top and a 2 top dining...More

Thank KBarbosa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a clean restaurant and has a cozy setting with a perfect view for people watching. The chicken sandwich is wonderful.

Thank nt33311
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Delicious French onion soup and basil pasta with chicken!! The tuna dish is also a good choice. Fast, friendly, attentive service from accommodating staff!

Thank denden4444
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This pub is well established in the neighborhood with a well earned reputation for delicious and good size meals. For townies and visitors it is reliable, with a very experienced staff of chefs and servers. Effortless delivery of tasty food. Also, for those who care,...More

Thank Jan K
Reviewed 25 February 2018

I used to come here all the time. But I recently came back after a few years and was not impressed. I ordered a Portabella Panini and the bread wasn't toasted, and there wasn't much in the sandwich. I ordered it with sweet potato fries,...More

Thank BR3939
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I was there Saturday at 4:15pm with a friend. We were seated and given menus promptly but after 12-13 minutes not served, despite very few diners in the place. I flagged a server and she said "I'm your waitress, give me a few seconds". She...More

Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We went at 7:45 on a Tuesday evening. We were seated immediately. 20% + of the menu is "burgers." I ordered one and my wife and daughter ordered lamb chops. The waitress informed me: "We are out of burgers." At 7:45.? I ordered another dish...More

Thank Dodger29
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Went to eat before seeing a movie. The host was quick to seat the party, service was excellent, large variety of food options, pleasant atmosphere. Would recommend the restaurant.

Thank x J
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Convenient, friendly and clean pizza/sandwich bistro on Thayer Street---that's the commercial strip next to Brown University. We were here on the move-in weekend. It's a bit more upscale than your usual University student canteen, so the guests had a heavy mix of parents/siblings. The menu...More

2  Thank James W
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We needed a nice sit down restaurant for a quick lunch. Our waitress was attentive, quick, and very accommodating. My vegan daughter and I had amazing vegan sandwiches. Falafel wrap with salad and portabella sandwich. Both can be served with side salad, French fries, or...More

Thank Trigirl50
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, International, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1216
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > College Hill
  • Neighbourhood: College Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 401-331-6200
  • E-mail
Café Paragon in Providence was first to open it’s doors in 1994. We started serving our valued guests in a friendly European Bistro/Café style atmosphere with a comfortable 32 seats, full bar, and a limited menu. In 1997 we expanded to create Viva offering a more sophisticated dining experience including Mediterranean Mezes, specialized martinis, and extended bar selections in our comfortable lounge. On weekend nights the restaurant transforms with club music. Over the years we have won several awards in RI Monthly and the Providence Pheonix, among them for Best Burgers, Best Salad and Best Octopus and in addition we have been written up in several publications such as Yankee Magazine Travel, Providence Journal, and Vanity Fair.
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