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The Parkside

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$$ - $$$
College Hill
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76 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-2907 (College Hill)
+1 401-331-0003
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Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nightmare...the valet got damaged my car and the owner Steven Davenport told me he would take of it..he has not called me. Go some place else because this guy doesn't care about you or your car. There are a lot of other places to go. So the bill was $200 for dinner and $1000 deductible to fix my car.

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Thank Steven C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply amazing . The scallops were tender and moist. The sauce was hearty with a full body flavor. Great meal.

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Thank RJSIII
Providence, Rhode Island
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Owner Stephen Davenport and his staff create an atmosphere of fine dining coupled with a wide range of food choices seen at lower tiered restaurants. The Parkside has been one of the top choices and values in Providence for a long time. Experience Water Fire while dining here!! you will not be disappointed. The Parkside has the best lunch food... More 

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Thank LennyRI
Slingerlands, New York, United States
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Great food and service! Had the Jumbo Shrimp (excellent!) and Grilled Baby octopus to start and share. Then onto to a Veal Chop and the Pork Rack...all really well done. I'll be back!

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Thank John M
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Perfect location for a quick lunch with attentive service and great food! A variety of choices on the menu makes it difficult to choose what to order!

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Thank denden4444
Boston, Massachusetts
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232 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The waterfire events are over for the year, but I keep getting drawn back to the Parkside, regardless of the events downtown. We had a couple of glasses of wine, and then a Chatham Cod -- a nice grits and shrimp combo with a bid piece of grilled cod nicely done on top with an amazing flavorful sauce. My partner... More 

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Thank Walter C
Palm Springs, California
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I came to Parkside with a group from work for a nice lunch. Nice does not even begin to describe how fabulous this restaurant really is. First of all, we were seated at a spacious lovely table and given time to relax. Chris, our waiter, was asked his favorites and we let him tell us about the menu and why... More 

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Thank bys3990
new hampshire
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

You must make a reservation for dinner in this very popular restaurant. The cocktails are great, the chicken breast and the pork mignon are so very good. Great atmosphere and near the river if you want to see WATER FIRE!!

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Thank nhtraveler63
Boston, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

It has been ages since I have eaten here. I was looking forward to going back. The receptionist was very nice. And the service was generally ok. But the food! The chicken was terrible. A roast chicken should have a nice crisp skin and juicy interior. This almost looked boiled. And the side of brussel sprouts were similarly poorly cooked.... More 

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Thank BRCanning
ParksideProv, Manager at The Parkside, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are saddened to hear that your most recent experience with Parkside was nothing to rave about. It is not the norm for our food quality to lack as much as it did and for that I am truly sorry. We are always looking to improve and are always working... More 

Warwick, Rhode Island
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This restaurant looks very nice inside but service was okay. I felt service was a bit slow as the server took a while to check on us after we got our food. The bread also took a while to come out to the table. I felt the food was overall okay. The thai dumplings were delicious but my lemon and... More 

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Thank Tena28
ParksideProv, Manager at The Parkside, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are saddened to hear that your most recent experience with Parkside was not up to standard. It is not the norm for our food quality or service to lack as much as it did and for that I am truly sorry. We appreciate your feedback and we will use... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-2907
    (College Hill)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > College Hill
  • Neighbourhood: College Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 401-331-0003

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?