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The Parkside

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
College Hill
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76 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-2907 (College Hill)
+1 401-331-0003
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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Warwick, Rhode Island
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442 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I only gave 4 stars, because of the. Iuse level. Otherwise, it's very good. Lemon Cashew chicken is a half chicken, but the sauce is very Teich and somewhat overpowering. However, my dish was outstanding. It was their grilled Portobello mushroom and sirloin salad. The portion of steak is quite large as is the salad, which also has baby roasted... More 

Thank Bobbie W
Rhode Island
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parkside has always been a lunch favorite. They have a great roasted quarter chicken with fries and small salad. Service is pleasant and efficient.

Thank marymcgol
Sarasota, Florida
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have had a few dinners at this restaurant over the past three months. Tonight I visited with a total party of 4. Reserved on Open Table and our reserved table was ready when we arrived. We were well served by Cheryl, this was a business dinner and she was very attentive but in a way that did not interrupt... More 

Thank mobile_corner_office
New York
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259 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We decided to have dinner at this restaurant after finding it incredibly difficult to secure a table for two on a Saturday night over a holiday weekend. The ambiance was nice and food was delicious -- the pork rack in particular was amazing. Our waiter was friendly and accommodating. All in all, our experience was a pleasant surprise. In the... More 

Thank RunrDave
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

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.

2 Thank Steven C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

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

Providence, Rhode Island
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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 

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!

Thank John M
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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!

Thank denden4444
Boston, Massachusetts
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252 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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 

Thank Walter C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
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?