Providence Bar and Kitchen

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270 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
Eclectic Cuisine with a newly added full-service bar in New Providence, NJ. The first bar in 110 years in the providence.

We are excited to announce we will now have live music from 6:30-9:30 pm every Tuesday and Wednesday evening.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.4
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4.2
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OT
New England
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, outstabding service.
Very good wine list and very reasonable prices.
Old Fashioned and Steak Frittes are some things you have to try.

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The food was mediocre to say the best. We had a family dinner with the kid and the quality of dishes was not impressive. For example, the meat was not fresh - steak and frites that I took - and frites were barely lukewarm. The service had an attitude. The check for a modest dinner with wine came to 170 which given the quality of food was definitely not worth it. Overall, i am surprised why such a place has so many positive reviews if it fails on all dimensions and it’s not even byob. Definitely will not return.

CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! Everything from appetizers to main meal to dessert was so delicious...love this restaurant!

OT
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good restaurant and delicious food.
Service is fast, attentive and the ambience is wonderful. Great for dates, business and friends get-together
Tuna Tartare is very good here and the Steak Frittes is a must-try.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration. Was perfect

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

The food was ok at best. Service was good until I ordered the chocolate sin cake of Providence. Might be one of the worst things I have ever tasted. Cake was dry and tasted freezer burned. Told the server that I was extremely disappointed in that dessert to which he said “ I am sorry” and walked away. There was no effort by the staff of this restaurant or a manager to fix this issue and I was charged full price for crappy dessert. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

JR
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

A nice addition to New Providence (has been here for a few years); especially now that there is a liquor license. My personal opinion- too expensive for what you receive. This isn't New York City. Other than that, the restaurant has nice ambiance, there was a live guitarist playing in the bar area, not overly loud, and the food was great!

OT
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience as always has been. Great atmosphere and great vibe. Service is top notch.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Love the atmosphere. You have the option of the bar, patio, or the main dining room and all are good choices. Especially loved the soups (tried the mushroom and also the pumpkin)but everything was good. Great staff and service. I will most definitely return

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s been a few since I was there last time, but after my meal few nights ago I wanted to give another shout out to Providence crew. Every time I’ve eaten there I’ve been super happy with the food and specially service and last week was no different

My wifey and I were there with few other cuoples and spent couple hours drinking nice drinks, eating great food and to mention that Tony did an amazing job, very knowledgeable and funny.

Listen, I can’t describe how good our food was so do me a favor.. go to Providence Bar & Kitchen and enjoy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We love It here - our second visit was as great as the first! The owner is so nice and welcoming. Love the Flagship Martini & my favorite menu items are the Tuna Tartare & Sesame Seared Tuna... perfect preparation!

C
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and everyone was friendly. Not necessarily a kids restaurant but they welcomed our 3 small children.

L
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Poor service slow and inattentive

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always worth going there lunch or dinner. Menu is very selective and with lots of options to choose that makes it very hard to decide because everything is delicious.
Service is great with Tony in top that always hustle and goes above and beyond to make your experience wonderful.
Great cocktails too.

F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent every time delicious food relaxed atmosphere

KK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food with choices to please just about anyone. Staff was wonderful - friendly but did not hover. Will definitely be back. Often.

PE
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and staff always professional but friendly. Seasonal specials we're delicious. A relaxed but chic environment.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a pleasant lunch with work co-workers.
Food was tasty and service was great, with a sense of humor and very accommodating. Best spot in town.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Service was also outstanding. Definitely a place to go.

M
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place, it is consistent and delicious. My son was home from college this weekend and we let him chose the restaurant after eating college food for 2 months. I'm so glad we did. His favorite is the caesar salad and short rib rigatoni, so good! I had a special app, pumpkin soup sooo delicious and the tuna tartare (my favorite). My husband had the sushi pizza, it was a first time trying that. I will definitely get that next time the rice cake was so good. The wait staff is so friendly and attentive as well. I look forward to going back.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We recently moved in town and was our first time visiting this restaurant.
We were warmly greeted upon arrival and they had live music playing and the atmosphere was great in a rainy evening.
Food was delicious and service was outstanding and very attentive.
Tony was excellent, walked us through the menu with some great recommendations.
Will definitely recommend and be back to try more stuff.

n
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place great service & food great definitely I will be back.

JI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Overall a nice evening. They really upped their service game. Wait staff were very attentive checking in with us often. Food was very good but overall pricy. Ate on their outdoor patio which was nice. Had some heaters on that were hitting my dining companion too much but was overall comfortable. This place is right in town so we will be back.

OT
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and very attentive service with good sense of humor.
The pappardelle special was very very tasty and tuna tartar was great. Old Fashioned was delish.
Always worth the trip to this place.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Not sure why we haven’t eaten here before. It’s definitely tucked away. We ate outside on the deck . The outside heaters created a great warm atmosphere for a fall evening. Service was great. We will be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was so friendly and responsive. The food was delicious. Their pumpkin bisque soup was perfect for a fall evening!

s
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We sat on the back deck on a gorgeous October evening. It was a lovely atmosphere, although a little on the dark side. Our table of four shared the octopus and eggplant appetizers which were both very tasty. I had the short rib main which was a large portion but really delicious. I would definitely return to Providence Bar and Kitchen. Great for pre or post dinner cocktails too. Service was very attentive and friendly. Highly recommend.

OT
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great overall experience and something to mention specifically is the service, top notch and very friendly

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

A great place for a happy hour and drinks after work

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was great. Was hoping for a little something special fiche we went for a birthday meal but the waiter didn’t seem to care. Wouldn’t go again for a special occasion but fine for a regular dinner out.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Not offered grated cheese and was almost done when I saw the waiter again. Arugula salad was fabulous. Companion raved about Osso Busco. Veal parm, good veal, sparse cheese. Tomato sauce excellent. Generally pricey. Got very noisy due to all the hard surfaces in the space.

JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! A little expensive for a girls nite out but excellent food and service. We enjoyed sitting outside.

OT
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and outstanding service. Went for a business dinner with my partners and had wonderful meal.
Everything is top notch start to finish. Loved their cocktail selection and wine list specially.
Tony was our server and did terrific job.
Nice spot in town.

NS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely a place to go back to.

g
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food, good service. Will definitely try again.

E
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Had the steak frites and the meat was poorly prepared and gamey and the fries were soggy. Very disappointed overall and would not go back.

PE
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff and service are what makes this place stand out. The reliably great food, nicely prepared and presented and a decent wine list would make this a nice local spot. But the minute you walk in the door, the friendly host and attentive servers bring a whole new level of energy. It is definitely a local gem.

AH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

The owners/hostess were super lovely and accommodating when we arrived and left. My waiter was great (although I heard another say to a nearby table that he couldn’t make a wine recommendation and that it was up to them-IMO he should’ve asked the owner or bartender). The menu was a little more basic than I expected but we really enjoyed the sushi pizza and the creamy risotto was delicious. We sat outdoors facing the mural so it wasn’t too terrible but at the end of the day you are in a parking lot. I’d like to return to catch the vibe indoors as the scenery is really nice inside.

OT
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time with family and excellent service. Food was delish and lots of great options to choose from, which makes it hard to make a decision.
We set outside under the canopy and they had live music.
Will highly recommend this place.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our first time and a very nice experience! Looking foreword to our next meal.