The River Social
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Shrimp and Polenta
Garlic and herb marinated grilled shrimp on crispy herbed polenta. Served with our Sriracha aioli and arugula pesto
Agro dolce brined breast stacked with fresh mozzarella, fresh basil and tomato chutney. Served with slow roasted tomatoes and an arugula pesto
Roasted red peppers, fresh herbs, roasted heirlooms
Good food in a great location on the river in heart of downtown Providence. Worth a stop!
Beautiful setting, great service; coffee was average; Shaka hula was very salty; wish they’d had gluten free bread
Good wasn’t good and took forever to arrive. Pancakes undercooked. Portions were small, especially for the price. My dish came out 15 minutes later than the rest of my party’s. Had to ask for water, coffee refill, bill - no one checked on us. Won’t be back.
Lovely brunch. We had trouble making our reservation on time due to street closures for a race that my phone wasn't picking up. They called us and held our table a few minutes longer than the usual 15. We were seated and waited on promptly. Mediterranean omelette was great as was the chicken and waffles. Orange juice was okay - full of ice and not fresh, but a nice way to start a Sunday.
Very mediocre food. Seems like microwaved frozen stuff. Great location.
Menu was limited due to Waterfire but we weren’t told that beforehand. The menu had 1 basic chicken dish, steak tips and a vegetarian past dish - kind of like a wedding. They also had a 90 minute limit and we were told that when we walked in and then again 20 minutes before our time was up and then again 10 minutes before our time was up. It made for a very uncomfortable meal.
I really wanted to like this place due to proximity to the Waterfire. But the food was just not good at all - crabcakes that tasted like they came from the frozen food isle, chicken with tomatoes that was bland amd tasteless and very few food choices due to it being Waterfire night. For the high price we paid, was surprised to be served wine in a plastic cup amd forced to wear a paper bracelet to allow access into the one toilet they have. Will not be returning.
It was my first time dining at The River Social, it was good. Although I found it weird that I had to confirm 3 different times and was called to move my reservation 2 days in advance because there were two big parties ahead of mine. They called me 5 minutes before my scheduled time to confirm once again I was showing up.
Service- once there the waitress we had was great, she made sure our mimosas were full and surprised us with different flavors each time. The grapefruit was our favorite!
Food- the kitchen closed shortly after we sat down but they still took out order. We all had chicken and waffles. The dish was served like a sandwich with a spicy aioli spread and pepper jack cheese - delicious! I recommend dipping it in maple syrup to bring it to the next level.
Overall, it was a good time. The music was good and the outside seating was nice.
i went with my family and it was very nice, overall. the music was a little loud, but we were close to the speaker. the food took a little while to get to us too. but everything looked and tasted amazing!
We wanted to try their house rub wings, and mini naans with pork belly-- waitress took our order, returned & told us they ran out of wings and the mini naan & no pork belly. I ordered the ahi tuna roll and they didn't have that either. We ordered the kabob tower for 2 and the steak has zero flavor. I think they forgot to marinate that. We ordered a side of arugula salad to accompany it and a regular house salad came out - no explanation. Probably won't return.
Love this place. Have only had brunch but cannot wait to come back and try dinner menu. Service is fantastic. Drinks are outstanding and food delicious!
Overall left feeling like we would not return. We sat outside so it was hard to see how busy it was inside. The service was a little slow so we just assumed they were busy however when I went in after our waitress had not checked on us in over 20 minutes, the restaurant only had a few tables and all of the staff was just hanging at the bar and in the kitchen they were eating. It ended up taking over an hour from sitting down to get our food. Ambience by the river was nice but would not go back.
Great location along with good service and quality food, would maximize more outdoor seating if possible but overall worth the trip.
First time at River Social. We had a great time. The weather was perfect and the outdoor space made for a relaxing brunch with friends. We will be back. The meatlovers omelet and sangria are the best!
Food was great!! We got the waffle pops to start and omg they were so cute! And then the table got the salmon Benedict and the crab cake which were great. I got a dish that came in a cast iron pan with pita on the side I wish I remembered what it was called 😭 and it was my favorite out of everything it was delicious. Will definitely be back!
The view of the reviver is spectacular. The chicken and waffles were divine. The service was perfect.
Understaffed. Wait for drinks food was lengthy
Great place and great food! We had dinner with my niece and nephew and it was terrific. The singer was great and one of the customers got up to join him. Wait staff were excellent!
Waited on a kids pasta and it took forever and when we received it it was raw. Hostess was rude as well
Great place, excellent service, the food was absolutely delicious.
Sat for 25 minutes and nobody came
Jenna provides great service and really made the evening enjoyable! Delicious dinner.
The food was absolutely outstanding. I was a little disappointed at what I perceived as inflexibility on the chef’s part who could not provide for a side of vegetables that was not a part of my dish. Strange. Perhaps with experience the staff will learn how to accommodate paying customers a little better.
The location was very hard to find and they did not acknowledge the birthday we were celebrating. Our drinks were served in plastic cups and my martini was in a small punch plastic cup which was very disappointing. The service was very slow despite it not being busy at all though the entree came out before the salad was finished. The food was a little salty and over priced for what we got but we did go for dessert which was a baklava ice cream sandwich (small serving) that was very good. The scenery was gorgeous and right on the river so we could see the gondolas go by and it was a beautiful night to sit outside. I am willing to give it one more try and hope things have improved.
Service was very friendly, atmosphere was very nice. Plan on returning
The ambiance was amazing as well as the service, food, and bottomless mimosa flavors
Nice place. Great atmosphere. I prefer the outside seating.
Good was so good! Wouldn’t expect it from a small hidden spot. Our waitress was super engaging and funny. Highly recommend.
It was great. Exceeded expectations—food was very good as was service etc. will definitely go again and bring friends. Location is extra bonus.
Wanted someplace by the river and quieter. Am sure when bar bustling it is louder. Food pretty uninspiring overall. Shrimp on polenta was ok but shrimp had funny taste not related to the sirachi sauce. Crab canes were good. Split the sirloin on what was I guess paella rice and plate looked pretty unappetizing. Service good but would not return for food.
Loved the ambience. The bartender was not attentive to us at all. Came over to take our order and to bring us the bill. Gorgeous restaurant. Would be interested to try at night.
Wonderful brunch in a great setting. Watching the kayaks glide down the waterway, we enjoyed the service delivered by Jenna who was knowledgeable and friendly. Great personality for hospitality! I had Smoked Salmon Benedict with perfectly crisp tater tots and my friend had an omelet with home fries. Fantastic food and experience.
All of our food and drinks were delicious. Service and prices were great. Ambience very pretty. I would only want the size of the mimosas to be a little larger. We will return!
Both the food and service were outstanding.
Our server was awesome, and the other server helping out was outstanding.
Friendly wait staff (even though understaffed like every place!). Yummy Mediterranean menu. Don’t miss the bombolinis!
Wonderful service! Waitress gave a awesome recommendation! Amazing food!
It is a great place for singles or date night with new couples... with food prices up portions were adequate - seeing it everyplace ... drinks were small except the sangria in a huge glass - like a scorpion bowl... food came out when it was ready vs. in normal presentation format ... spicy feta and Syrian bread was great..
Read this before booking. Service was TERRIBLE. I don’t know how this place has such a high review...We waited 20 minutes before the server even came over to tell us about the QR code menu- that we already knew about before she walked away swiftly. We waited 30 minutes before the sever allowed us to place our food order. My chicken was way over cooked and came with nothing for a side. This the worst place we’ve dined at in Providence. I’m sure you’d get better service at any other restaurant. Don’t waste your time go somewhere else and walk along the river or take a gondola ride.
Was hoping for nice Mediterranean food. Disappointed by first course....focaccia not good and then rest was mediocre st best.
The River Social does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
The River Social is rated 4.2 stars by 299 OpenTable diners.
The River Social does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://theriversocial.com/gift-card-purchase/.
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.