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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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American, Bar, International, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
234 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1216
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

I had wanted Mussels! And, I found them at Cafe Paragon! Delicious, and, prepared with a nod to the Portuguese influences in Providence, with chorizo and tomatoes in a white wine and butter sauce! WOW!!! This dish led me back three times since! I had...More

Thank eventsbythirteen
Reviewed 1 June 2017

While this restaurant has lots of yummy options to choose from, my favorite by far is the Hummus Platter. I have it every time I go, it's that good! Homemade garlic and also red pepper hummus with a thick slice of feta....heaven! Great drinks too!

Thank WorldTravelerjaq
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We made reservations for noon for a party of three. When we arrived the line was out the door. It took us 15 minutes to check in. We were told it would be a thirty minute wait. 50 minutes later-after we made several requests...we were...More

Thank ginger33333
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Are here for lunch for a business trip, nice location in relation to Brown U. Cool atmosphere with a large menu and very good food. I had the Paragon Salad with Chicken. Salad was very good, with good quality chicken and a nice dressing. Would...More

Thank Fair_Honest_Reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

There were 9 of us. Our waiter was fantastic. He took great care of us. The meal was fantastic - baked haddock special was cooked perfectly. We were there almost 4 hours and they never rushed us. The waiter kept us in water and drinks.

Thank Katherine P
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Stopped in for an early dinner/late lunch before a movie at the Avon, a block away. We had the special Italian Wedding soup, Caesar salad with grilled chicken and a panini with fries along with two glasses o wine. Nicely prepared, good size portions, served...More

Thank Neal F
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I was in Providence for a Pre-College program at Brown University. To stray from the bland cafeteria food at the dining hall, my friend and I decided to have lunch one day on Thayer St. Both my friend and I were looking for somewhat healthy...More

Thank Madison C
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We were really impressed by this place. He ordered a California burger and I got the Thai Wrap. Super delish. We also ordered the giant $25 margarita for two. We went on a wednesday night around 8 pm. There were only a few other tables...More

Thank kristineregine
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

I hadn't been to Paragon in quite awhile and to my surprise, it kicked it up a notch. The new interior resembles a 1930s NYC nightclub and it's a classy look. The menu is fairly extensive and there were numerous options that looked delicious. I...More

1  Thank Mike P
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Service was poor. We ordered a drinks, me their chocolate cake, and I actually got a slice of chocolate cake with my date's Margarita. Date chided me to leave more in tip. Broccoli was frozen in vegetable side. After midnight I woke up as my...More

Thank local_boyfriend
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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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