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Broadway Bistro

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205 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903-3017
401-331-2450
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Dinner
Reservations

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Small, cozy and very good

This restaurant is probably a neighborhood hang out but it is worth the effort to find it ...on Broadway of course. My Crispy Chicken was excellent, as was the Roasted Romaine Salad (an odd concept but go for it). My only problem was that they only take reservations for parties of six or more so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2014
Mike G
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This restaurant is probably a neighborhood hang out but it is worth the effort to find it ...on Broadway of course. My Crispy Chicken was excellent, as was the Roasted Romaine Salad (an odd concept but go for it). My only problem was that they only take reservations for parties of six or more so counting on a table for... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had dinner at the Broadway on a Tuesday evening about 730, we waited a short time at the bar. The bartender was very thoughtful allowing us to taste the wine before deciding on the type of wine. Comfortable sitting, and the lights are down low, we used our iPhone light to read the menu. We all ordered entrees and... More 

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had dinner there recently, 6 people. Waitress was polite and nice. Setting is acceptable, chairs moderately comfortable. Lighting ok. Music level was too high for our conversation. Menu is limited, several pork dishes and sauces. Salad was fairly fresh. Main course of stake was mistake. Nit readily chewable, rubbery, and untastey. Veggies were ok. Other entries inclued fettucine which... More 

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London Ontario
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Had a very nice Sunday dinner in November. So, no outside seating. In a real bistro way, the menu is short. We focused on seafood - hake, salmon, swordfish. All well presented and flavourful. The salmon was pretty straight up. As in, a usual treatment. But, I suppose you need a couple of those on the card. Wine selection ample.... More 

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Stopped by this place for dinner with family. The atmosphere is friendly. No reservation is accepted and you might need a bit of patience. But please do trust the maître d who will get you situated in the right table. We tried the pork belly taco which was quite good. We also had the pea green salad which was really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I loved everything about this bistro. The service was excellent. We all had appetizers roasted Brussels sprouts done perfectly with sausage in a delicious buttery broth, pork belly tacos, and a huge roasted beet salad. All were presented beautifully. The entrees were equally delicious and we shared a dessert of apple turnovers with homemade cinnamon ice cream. There are special... More 

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Narragansett
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Perfect food ; amazing presentation ; lovely atmosphere ! The only downfall was the service . The server did not say her name (Jess) and was more interested in the bartender than her tables . Calm down honey; you're a waitress for a reason . Do your job right !

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Plainville, Connecticut, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The restaurant is small but we apparently arrived at a good time because we didn't have a wait. The only thing I would be wary of is that it can get very noisy because it is so small. The food was sensational and presented as if we were at a gourmet, award-winning restaurant. Everything we ordered looked like it came... More 

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Warren, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We love this restaurant and it is always our choice on our way through little rhody, convenient location and satisfying food.

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Dighton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Despite having to get there early to ensure a good seat, we are never disappointed with the food that comes out of the kitchen or the specialty drinks from the bar. Just as many delicious appetizers as there are entrees. A favorite is the Crusty Hen with its' crisp skin and delicious couscous / veggie bed. The steak fritte with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903-3017
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Federal Hill
  • Neighborhood: Federal Hill
  • Phone Number: 401-331-2450

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?