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Hourglass Brasserie

382 Thames St, Bristol, RI 02809-1932
+1 401-396-9811
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Ranked #1 of 76 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
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Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located in Bristol, Rhode Island our restaurant serves French inspired cuisine in a casual bistro setting. Our carefully crafted menu, an extensive wine selection, impeccable service and an elegant yet cozy atmosphere brings the best of Europe to your dining experience. Our constantly-evolving menu is based on season and availability of the freshest ingredients, yet we make sure to offer the favorites that our patrons enjoy
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English first
San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

2nd Time eating at the Hourglass, just good food and service. The owner chef always takes the time to say hello and ask about the meal. I would recommend this restaurant and my favorite would naan taco and short ribs.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We just had an incredible dining experience at the Hourglass Brasserie in Bristol. The atmosphere took us back to our dining experiences in Paris!! The menu options were based upon locally sourced ingredients- from fresh halibut to locally sourced vegetables, to spectacular short ribs, all of the selections were expertly prepared and presented. The wait staff was very accommodating without... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary at The Hourglass Brasserie last evening. This is what dining should be. Our server was delightful, she recommended a great bottle of wine as we were unfamiliar with most of the selections. My husband and I shared the beet appetizer, which was beautifully served with edible flowers from the chef's garden. Prior... More

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I am from Bristol and eat locally all the time but have never really been tempted to go to this relatively recently opened restaurant. The menu online shows few choices that both my wife and I can agree on so we put it off; also we drive or walk past often and it is usually empty or not very busy... More

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Hourglass382, Owner at Hourglass Brasserie, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your recent review on tripadvisor. I'm sorry to hear you had a mediocre experience at the Hourglass. Here we strive everyday to give our guests that very special dining experience. I am local too living only down the street from my business. We locally source all our ingredients as much as we can in order... More

Providence, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We've eaten at Hourglass Brasserie several times over the last few years, but this visit was exceptional. We did the four-course tasting menu, and every dish was absolutely impeccable. Favorite dishes included the squid-ink risotto and lamb loin, although every plate was a delight. The service was knowledgeable and friendly, and the chef-owner even came around to make sure everyone... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Our friends introduced my husband and myself to the Hourglass a week ago, and the food and the service were outstanding. I ordered a poached lobster entree and the fish was delicious, delicate and lightly poached and the amount of butter was just right. Honestly I don't think I've ever tasted lobster as perfect as this dish and living in... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I am a foodie and this place is amazing! The service was outstanding, the food was beyond great-creatively presented, every bit of food put before me was an absolute adventure for palette. I travel and have eaten in many cities- but this place killed me! In a good way;) Now if I can convince them to open a sister restaurant... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This place is special. A lot more than a good meal. Our server, Katlin, was friendly and helpful and explained the ingredients when served. The beet salad used very fresh cut vegetables, each carefully prepared and placed in an appetizing arrangement. I had the halibut and my wife the spareribs. Each had a wonderful sauce that enhanced the entree. I... More

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The chef has clearly put a lot of thought into the use of seasonal ingredients to present such a delightful array of selections. The amuse bouche, and intermezzo palate cleanser were thoughtful and artful in presentation (the night we were there, a tiny tureen of green gazpacho and a watermelon shooter topped with tart raspberry foam, respectfully). The prices are... More

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Boston, MA
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Based on our dinner, Hourglass Brasserie deserves all of the accolades that it has earned, and then some. This was probably the most enjoyable meal and overall experience that we've had in many years, anywhere. The chef and owner Rizwan Ahmed loves his craft, and his training in Europe and in top kitchens is very much on display. The menu... More

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