Needle & Thread

4.8
83 reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
An inviting craft cocktail bar offering classics, originals, inspired & familiar flavors. We sip, we savor, we share.

The inspiration for Needle and Thread came from the history of the space located at 45 Peck St. in downtown Providence. For more than half a century Antonio Conte dutifully served the professionals in the city's center, with an old world style haberdashery, providing suits, outer ware and evening attire. For more than 2 years the Needle and Thread was constructed piece by piece with the same attention to detail and love Mr. Conte poured into every garment he constructed.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 83 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Just absolutely a great spot! Will definitely come back.

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ElizabethH
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super fun atmosphere! Feels like a true speak easy - sort of secretive, tucked in the basement of a building, gorgeous cocktails. Food was delicious.

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Manny
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, drinks and vibe every time we go. Love the love performances too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wife’s birthday

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AndrewP
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Drinks excellent, bartender great. Only negative was no longer serving dessert after certain time. Change that last part and you have perfection.

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Jodi
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Needle and Thread is all that. They got everything right. From the spiral staircase, the staff, the decor, the tin ceiling, the seating, the food (amazing) the drinks, the atmosphere and most definitely the entertainment ( Big Lux). This place wowed me! I haven’t been wowed like that in a minute. My hats off to the owners. This is what I’m talking about. What an experience! I can’t say enough. God Bless.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Drinks don’t look as nice as on the website, still good drinks but look average which was a disappointment. Music is loud and they could do better with the playlist. Overall great place for PVD, great story and the food is great. Bonus they have vegan options. I would go again, but I was a bit disappointed by the atmosphere. I think the place has a lot more potential.

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Tkelly
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and servers were fantastic. All around great place.

MD
MelissaD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! This is my new spot. The service was incredible, the cocktails sublime and the vibe-pure fire!

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Fernanda
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service will definitely be going back to have a girls night out.

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IanC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Staff was knowledgeable and polite, food and drinks were all amazing.

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Coret08
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. DJ played hits from back on the day. The drinks were good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great first experience at Needle & Thread! The atmosphere had a very speakeasy vibe, drinks were amazing and the small plates were delicious. Will absolutely be back.

JC
JoanC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a new place for us and we were very pleased! The atmosphere had a great vibe, and the food was delicious, especially the Tiny Tacos and the Royale With Cheese. But let's not forget about the drinks...the Antipasto was especially hot and dirty, just the way I like it! Another person in my party had the Broken Doli and the others had the Fruta Y Fuego which were wonderful. Overall, this a great place and we can't wait to go back!

JD
vipJDAF
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Fun place in Providence for cocktails. Below the street- historic yet new vibe.

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abellajo
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Intimate, cozy atmosphere, delicious food & excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top quality food at Needle and Thread! My friend had the short ribs and love them and my other friend had the vegan scallops which were amazing! I enjoy the freshness of my shrimp rice bowl too! We were so happy to find so many vegan options for my friend! That’s why we chose the restaurant in the first place. It was an added benefit to have live music that we weren’t even expecting! Very jovial atmosphere. Great service! We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was 10/10. Thank you Tevin!
However, food was not filling and dull.
Drinks were overpriced.
Music was trash and too loud.
Ambiance was beautiful.

Probably won’t go back, but glad I experienced it!

BT
BrianT
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Place has a great vibe definitely a great hang out spot!

MD
MadalenaD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

First time here after hearing so much about it and was very impressed! Food was great,service was great, and loved the ambiance and vibe! Sexy and chill vibe very diverse crowd.
Providence needed something like this! Can’t wait to go back very soon.

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KasiaM
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance and service but we were seated on a couch and chairs at a low table for dinner. Be sure to specify that you are eating when you make a reservation…that to me is weird but you have to. The food left a lot to be desired. The tiny tacos were good. The short rib was good. The charcuterie board was not good, the rice bowl way too bitter. They were out of two of the first red wines we asked for and my friend finally settled for the only Pinot noir they had left. The service was great though, kudos to the staff. Great vibe but I was pretty disappointed with the food after reading so many good reviews.

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DeeCardoso12345678910111
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved this place! Wish the menu was a bit larger with more options but nonetheless we were very happy! Went on a 1st date.

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Cheryl
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is such a vibe! I'll definitely be back.

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Melinda
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved everything about our night there. Leslie and Tevin were lovely. The food was so delicious and fresh. The music and ambiance topped it off. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food and drinks were delicious, and our server was very polite. Overall I would go back at a time later in the day because we went ~5PM and the lights were still on and ambiance was a bit off. However, good experience overall!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, service, drinks and food.

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DWorkman
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We tried Needle & Thread just on a whim ... and honestly, it was one of the best dining experiences we've had. The menu is exquisitely focused on just a few select dishes that are executed perfectly. The drink menu was the same - not a wide variety, but each drink was unique, perfectly balanced, and delicious. Needle & Thread is a hidden gem, and we certainly will be returning. Highly recommended for any foodie with a discerning palate who appreciates a unique dining experience!

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Carlo
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent addition to downtown Prov. Solid drinks, great atmosphere. Loved the spiral staircase coming down!

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vipMichelle
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Needle and Thread is a beautiful place! The drinks are delicious and the food is good.
It is a bit pricey but worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place

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AnaG
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The vibe was nice. The tiny tacos were delicious. The drinks were good as well and the service was attentive.

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RIgourmand
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rich atmosphere and decor coupled with great drinks, delicious fresh food and really friendly staff. I will definitely go back and would recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great spot. Phenomenal food, drinks, and service!

LK
LucyK
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service and drinks and food - the pasta with clams was phenomenal, as were the oysters.

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vipMickey93
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rice bowl with tuna is BOMBBBBBB. My favorite

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance. Loved the drinks especially the Fruta y fuego! Nice and spicy! Def going back.

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nancyc
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu selection whether you want small plates or entrees. Loved the mystique and ambiance of this speakeasy lounge, there was live music which totally added to the atmosphere (guy on saxophone was really good) prices were reasonable. Will definitely return soon. Reservations are required.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Foods was amazing!

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vipLaurieB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

WOW what a great place. Made a 5pm reservation for cocktails before our dinner reservation. The cocktails were great, so unique and the best thing was you could get a half pour if you were tentative if you would like it. The other great thing with the half pours is you can try more cocktails. The service was great, our server was so knowledgeable. We would absolutely go back!!

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MelissaG
Kuwait
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is overall amazing! The service, the food, the drinks were on point. We had an amazing time celebrating my birthday. We couldn’t have asked for better overall service. Our waitress Krystal was extraordinary. She was personable, fast and very attentive to us. She made sure everyone was taken care of. Any questions we had and whatever requests we made she made happen! The music was great and the atmosphere was on point.

FAQs

Needle & Thread offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 437-8725.

Needle & Thread is rated 4.8 stars by 83 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.