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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
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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95% Recommend
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English first
Boston, MA
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Wellesley, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The food was very creative and delicious. The chef's style really showed through layers of flavors that worked well together. Loved the edible flowers from the garden, the multi colored carrots, and the naan tacos.

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

If is not often that you come across a restaurant that really produces food that is a real pleasure to taste as so often the main criteria for evaluation is the quantity of food served. As I was only going to have one course I had some of the complimentary focaccia with a slight garlic oil dip. At that point... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We dined at Hourglass Brasserie for the first time tonight and we will be back for what will no doubt be many more memorable meals. This is a beautiful yet comfortable space with a low key ambiance, but let's get to the food which was outstanding. It happened to be restaurant week and I had the fixed price meal and... More

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Bristol, Rhode Island
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I usually only come for restaurant week. Always great options and i usually get an appetizer off the menu as well. The charred squid is spectacular with great pickled vegetables and caper berries. The chef always sends out little treats and palate cleansers. Definitely worth every penny!

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Port Charlotte, Florida
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This restaurant has probably the most creative and sophisticated ingredient combinations, preparations, and presentations that you will be so fortunate to ever get to experience. Seriously, it is that good. Unfortunately Bristol, as wonderful as it is, is not ready for this talented chef owner who brings his gifts & experience to this small town as the restaurant is rarely... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I had originally eaten here for Providence Restaurant Week, and it immediately became my favorite restaurant in Rhode Island. I have eaten at loads of different top rated Providence restaurants and nothing compares to this. The prix fixe menu is top notch. Each dish is unique and not just beautifully prepared, but delicious. For people who comment saying the portions... More

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Bristol, Rhode Island
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had a party of 8 with reservations and were seated as soon as every one was ready. The wait staff was freindly and took care of us all, making sure we had every thing we wanted. The food was not rushed and they gave us time between courses. The food was cooked and presented to perfection. Braised beef short... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
257 reviews 257 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Dinner for four at the Hourglass Brasserie, on a lovely spring evening, the water in the bay sparkling in the distance - a fabulous night! We all ordered the four course prix fixe menu, every dish was a highlight, I'm sorry, I have simply nothing negative to say! First of all, every dish, visually, is a work of art. The... More

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rhode island
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

It is incredible that I only learned about this restaurant last week from a friend. When great RI restaurants are mentioned, this one should be at the top of everyone's list. 4 of us had the prix fixe menu (check it out online) and everything we had was fresh, wonderfully prepared, and really different. Plus, although each course was small,... More

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