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Aspire at The Hotel Providence - CLOSED

311 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02903-3301
+1 401-861-8000
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible13%
26 Apr 2016
“The restaurant is convenient to PPAC.”
24 Feb 2016
“Great breakfast!”
Restaurant Hours
All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
311 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02903-3301
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1 - 10 of 191 reviews

Reviewed 26 April 2016

Aspire is now Rosmarins, and is conveniently located to Providence's attractions. We expected finer, better prepared brunch food, but except for the carrot ginger soup, the preparation of the main meal was nothing special. The hash browns were tiny squares of dried out potatoes that...More

Thank MACTIVRI
Reviewed 25 February 2016

We enjoyed a delicious hot breakfast here recently, during minus zero weather. It was great to be able to stay in. The Eggs Benedict with Crab Cakes were outstanding. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was that they were out of several...More

Thank Leslea_13
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Stopped at the old Aspire for dinner before the Theatre . Waiting over half an hour for a burger .... Two restaurants and one waitress ... Not overly impressed. And this is the new restaurant that charges you 22% fee instead of tipping!

Thank joycef1711
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Creative presentation of food with an interesting combination of flavors. My scallops were paired with root vegetables not what one would think of as a standard combination, but it worked very well. Our server was terrific - she is the one who convinced us to...More

Thank Nancy0657
Reviewed 26 December 2015

I've written a bunch of reviews, but this is my first 1 star. Essentially, the service was abysmal, the food OK. Apparently the restaurant changed ownership recently, but there are serious problems they need to address. We reserved via Open Table but when we arrived...More

2  Thank JHaakRI
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

The food at aspire (which is rebranding) is just so so. My wife had a salad which was supposed to have candied walnuts but the walnuts were plain. The margarita pizza was basic basic basic. I tried eggs Benedict which were just ok but took...More

Thank RJB284
Reviewed 27 November 2015

We went for the Thanksgiving buffet. The food was great, but the service was absolutely the worst I have ever experienced. Although we had reservations, we were not seated for over 30 minutes. We were seated in a dark corner of the bar and completely...More

Thank Mary B
Tina A, Manager at Aspire at The Hotel Providence, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2015

Thank you Mary, for taking the time to write a detailed review for Tripadvisor. First and foremost, I would like to apologize for the level of service that you and your family received on Thanksgiving Day. I can assure you that measures have been taken...More

Reviewed 27 November 2015

We had dinner at Aspire prior to theater on Sunday night. We had the 3 course Theater Menu. We both had the Tuscan White bean soup. It had a nice flavor, fairly simple. Second course, we had the Baked Codfish, which was excellent, and the...More

Thank gwardbeeler
Tina A, Manager at Aspire at The Hotel Providence, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2015

Thank you for your kind TripAdvisor review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal from our 3 course (pre-fixe) Theater Menu, prior to the show at the Providence Performing Arts Center. Your comments with regards to the food and service will be shared with...More

Reviewed 25 November 2015

We were well treated, very attentively waited upon and had an excellent meal at this restaurant. They were aware (via an open table reservation) of the need for a Gluten Free offering and were able to provide an outstanding baked, glazed chicken dish. My dinner...More

Thank John K
Tina A, Manager at Aspire at The Hotel Providence, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2015

Thank you John, for your gracious TripAdvisor review. We take dietary restrictions very seriously and take pride in accommodating all food allergies. We are thrilled that you and your dinner companions were happy with the meals selected, including the gluten-free glazed chicken dish. We look...More

Reviewed 19 November 2015

We were walking about in Providence near the Performing Arts Center Theatre and came up a nice looking restaurant within the Hotel Providence. We were seated immediately, and offered the theatre-goers fixed price 3 course menu for $40 per person. We switched over to their...More

Thank Bill K
Tina A, Manager at Aspire at The Hotel Providence, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2015

Thank you Bill, for your candid TripAdvisor review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal, and your kind words, with regards to your service, will be passed on to our servers. We hope you choose to visit us again when you are in the...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$8 - US$50
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
06:30 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
Thursday
06:30 - 10:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
Friday
06:30 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
06:30 - 10:00
16:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02903-3301 (Formerly L'Epicureo)
    (Mathewson Street)
  • Public Transportation: Taxis, Bus, and Train close by.
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence
  • Phone Number: +1 401-861-8000
  • E-mail
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