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New Rivers

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7 Steeple St, Providence, RI 02903-1329
+1 401-751-0350
17:00 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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173 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Was here with local friends. The commended it and indeed food was great. Can be crowded it seems so book ahead.

Thank Ellehoj
Egchel, netherlands.
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We visited this restaurant while travelling with a group. The restaurant itself has a cosy atmosphere. The initial service, when offering the map and ordering drinks took a bit long from my perspective, but not annoyingly. We had the oysters as starters to share - phantastic, local, fresh! As main course I had the burger - see picture attached. Was... More 

Thank Rob H
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Great place to eat, different entrees on the menu. Had the giant shrimp cocktail, and they were giant and very firm and tasty. Did the Resturant week prefix menu and it was great. The berries and cream for dessert was amazing.

Thank KPK713
Bristol, Rhode Island
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We both tried a pasta dish. It was so good I had to try to re-create it at home. I love that they have some unusual items since if I am going out I prefer it not be something I usually make at home.

Thank shamrockri1
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This restaurant is one of a kind. It's unique layout lends itself to a multitude of different dining experiences. The bar is fun to sit at take in the people coming and going, and the adjacent dining room is darker and more intimate. The food is locally sourced and really well done, as are the desserts. New Rivers is a... More 

Thank cbrislin
Boston, MA
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

A colleague and I wanted to eat within walking distance of campus but not at a student hangout. This was the answer. Unpretentiously elegant, with food and ambience to match. I had chicken, roasted to tender perfection in buttermilk, with a side order of brussels sprouts; my dining partner enjoyed whichever fish was on the menu for that evening. The... More 

Thank GracefulUnderFire
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

My daughter and I had dinner for Valentine's Day. We have been at New Rivers on several occasions. The food and service never disappoint. I had the carrot soup, polenta, quail stuff with duck and the chocolate cake. Everything was excellently prepared. This food is prepared by well-trained chefs and for a more sophisticated pallet. If you enjoy quality and... More 

Thank Andrea N
Wrentham, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

New Rivers is our favorite restaurant in New England! The dinning area is intimate and the wait staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful when ordering. Every menu item is either raised or grown locally and its preparation is impeccable. You will find yourself chewing your food slowly and shaking your head at your fellow dinners in astonishment at how something... More 

Thank Glen P
Providence, Rhode Island
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

This is the perfect restaurant...if you like absolutely delicious, never heavy, always creative but not too odd, food coupled with a simple, modern but warm atmosphere. I'm certainly not the only Providence resident to love this place - there are a lot of good reasons why we all feel that way.

Thank Jane L
Stockholm, Sweden
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Favorite place in Providence. Love the inside decor - simple yet tasteful with enough of modern touch details that create warm cosy atmosphere. Superb food - menu is vibrant, dishes are full of flavor. Attentive staff. Absolutely love that place.

Thank johanna322

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Steeple St, Providence, RI 02903-1329
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence
  • Phone Number: +1 401-751-0350

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