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Res American Bistro

4.7
4.7
349 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Res American Bistro is a elegant two level dining destination for all of your occasions. Make a “Res” for a casual bite, a special night out, and everything in between! Our menu features fresh takes on contemporary favorites such as lobster tempura, roasted baby lamb chops, fresh pastas, and our “almost boneless” whole roasted chicken. Make sure to also check us out for our Spectacular Sunday Brunch featuring two styles of dining!
The star studded lights of Trinity Repertory Company bring the second floor dining experience to life while we host your special event. Celebrations, receptions, graduations, and holidays are especially memorable when booked at Res. Anticipate all of your special requests taken care of with ease by our team of event specialists.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Bistro

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30–16:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 16:30–22:00 Fri, Sat 16:30–23:00

  • Phone number

    (401) 272-3965

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Evan Mathew

  • Catering

    At this time, we do not offer off-site catering.

  • Private party facilities

    Res American Bistro has thoughtfully curated a spectacular second floor venue for all of your special events. Please inquire about availability and menus. Everything about your special day can be suited to meet your needs. The private space has a full bar, bathrooms, and even its own entrance!

  • Area

    Providence

  • Cross Street

    Washington Street

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking and Paid Lots Available

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 349 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Rhode Island

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. e

    elliebethmv

    New England

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great Mother’s Day brunch. Food was excellent and drinks inventive and good as well. And the prices were not outrageous. Excellent experience.

  2. R

    Ricalves74

    New England

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food is very good and a beautiful space. The service was nice too. I recommend it. I didn’t rate 5 stars as the prices for the meals were on the high side.

  3. CB

    ChadB

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience, great food. Will be back

  4. JM

    JaniceM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Res American Bistro exceeded all expectations! Fabulous food and staff. I wish I lived in Providence - I would go there all the time!

  5. MC

    MichaelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and staff were great! If you want quiet plan to eat upstairs

  6. AD

    AlDon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Food was good but two out of five dishes came cold. When we brought this up with our server, we were told that "egg cools down quickly" and that we had waited too long to eat it once it got to the table...but it was cold when it arrived at the table. The manager eventually came over and got the food heated up and gave us a round of drinks for free which was nice, but by the time the whole ordeal was over half the table had already finished their meal while the other half was just getting started. Other than the cold meal, the atmosphere was nice, it was very bright and clean, and the drinks were good.

  7. PB

    PeeperBeeper

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Celebrated with best friends at Res for Easter Brunch. Hostess greeted us enthusiastically and our table was ready on time. We were seated at a round table downstairs that had been added to the dining room just for the occasion and we were greeted individually as guests arrived by our exceptional server Justin who was very patient with our boisterous group throughout the experience.The bistro influenced design of the dining room, delightfully refined by the new team of owners made the experience even more special. Bartenders were at the top of their game as we enjoyed several rounds of expertly prepared, exquisitely garnished Martini's, Bloody Maria's and a unique Pistachio Martini. Appetizers included a beautiful Charcuterie board, Sweet Chili Tofu Fries and a tender Scallion Cheddar Biscuit with butter and pepper jam that we easily split with 6 at our table.Tofu fries were not fried long enough, so they were a bit limp, but still tasty.The Garden Frittata entrée was delicious as were the Big Res Burger and Steak & Eggs. Brunch entrées are new to this restaurant, so there is some tweaking to be done.I would say the biggest criticism was that the home fries were overbaked and underseasoned. They should rethink that preparation and add more interest to them such as rosemary or other herbs and seasonings. The other disappointment was the Huevos Rancheros. Ingredients were fresh but there was not much substance compared to most. Rather than layering corn tortillas with beans, sauce, eggs etc. they chose dry flour tortillas standing upward at the end of the bowl. Avocado was missing and a Ranchero sauce could added. Coffee was rich and dark, espressos were perfection.Not to be missed Sweet Tart with Blueberry Basil ice cream for dessert is superb! Our server Justin was perfectly attentive and split our bill as requested. He made our group feel extra special and never rushed.A wonderful brunch overall!

  8. HS

    HollyS

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First time we went there for brunch. It's always hard to find a place that has traditional brunch items (eggs benedict, pancakes, etc.) as well as items for those who don't eat eggs or like typical breakfast items. Res American Bistro fit the bill! Varied menu for both of us to enjoy. Bottomless bubbles was an added treat. I'd recommend and will return!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Easter brunch

  10. LS

    LuisS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had Easter Brunch here with another couple. We sat at the bar and experienced great service by a super friendly staff. Great food. I had the lobster Benedict. It was amazing.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for Easter brunch with my mother and Madison and Andy were the best!!!!

  12. B

    Baylee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Res American! It is my go to restaurant when we have friends/family in town and a great place to celebrate.

  13. GB

    GregB

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything from the smiling and attentive service to the best steak around, this place has it all. They seem passionate about delivering an outstanding experience, and they deliver everytime I am there.

  14. o

    outfoxed

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Our 3rd time at Res. Very good. Great service. Very good food. Nice French cafe ambiance

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food and service was fantastic but our table was placed next to the dishwashing machine. Would go back but not sit at that one table.

  16. BR

    BR67

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Took a large party with a late day reservation. So we were thankful just to get a table. But service was well attentive and food was quite good sized in portions. Everyone had a great time.

  17. RL

    RobertL

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to have a drink and something to eat before a show

  18. HH

    HeatherH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Food was Phenomenal and the staff was very nice and attentive.

  19. c

    cherieee

    New England

    147 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our dinner was good, we started with the burrata appetizer and then had the salmon and lamb chops. My husband had asked for medium cooked lamb chops which were served rare and purple inside. My husband sent them back and our waiter was very apologetic and took our wine off of our bill. The manager also came by to apologize, the service was great even before the problem. What wasn't so great was the closeness of the tables. It was very hard for us and the other table members to get in and out and loud conversations hard to ignore. We had been there before and had a great table so we may return.

  20. F

    Folie

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This has excellent food and excellent staff (particularly John!). I have been coming here before Res took over and there is no comparison. This is now a favorite! It is directly across from Trinity Repertory Company and it couldn't be more convenient for dinner before the show.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went with family for a night out, beautiful decor and service was great. Food was amazing and there wasn’t a crumb left. Would highly recommend and will be going again.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    It was overall your average, nice dining experience. We were seated by the door and I knew I would be cold. I asked for another table and was told no by the hostess. I thought the menu was cool, they offered original options.

  23. BR

    BarbaraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed our experience at Res. Food was outstanding and service great! Can;t wait to go back.

  24. JB

    JessicaB

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful upstairs dining room with excellent, friendly service. Creative cocktails and good food.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and drinks. One of my new favorite restaurants. Can’t wait to go again!

  26. BT

    BrianT

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Shrimp and scallops over lobster and asparagus risotto was very tasty. Service was very good. Tables are very close together and it's a challenge for the staff and patrons to move around the dining room and also attributes to a higher noise level. Those negatives were overshadowed by the great drinks, food and service!

  27. C

    Coco

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our new go to places for a pre-show dinner. Justin, our server, was great! Always smiling and making sure we were on time for our show without feeling rushed. Thanks

  28. W

    Wjean4

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place. Great food, good service and lovely surroundings.

  29. LB

    LobsterBoil

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dinner. Res took our reservation at the last minute, recommended by the hotel. Food was excellent, and the servers couldn't have been more pleasant and helpful.

  30. KB

    KathiB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere, food and service were all great. A good restaurant for any occasion or just for a nice dinner. My husband and I were there to celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary.

  31. AC

    AllyC

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was great! Pricey though.

  32. m

    mandie2014

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was beyond exceptional. I went there for my boyfriend birthday dinner. The lamp chop appetizer and molly shrimp was so delicious. The main entree duck, steak, lamp, and seafood risotto was top notch. But the best thing was the lychee martini!!! Our server Eric was so nice and welcoming. I would highly recommend this place. I wish they served brunch on Saturday.

  33. SK

    SKDK

    New England

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Food was well prepared and delicious. The service was lacking and I believe that it was directly related to the number of staff and the fact that they needed to bus everything from the first floor.

  34. G

    Griff

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We’ll be returning soon. A truly great dining experience!! The food and service was excellent!

  35. VS

    VSquared

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Our first visit: lively vibe, even at 5:00 pm; cocktail menu creative; seafood risotto rave-worthy; salads generous. Rolls delivered in paper bags (bistro touch?) are skippable. Save room for the chef’s complex flavors and quality ingredients. Not to mention house-made popcorn (yes) ice cream. Prices as high as the energy in the room—go prepared for a lavish spend.

  36. M

    Mamarazzi

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the moment we were sat, everything was spot on — perfect pours,preparation, and portions.

  37. DL

    DavidL

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great, waiter Derek was awesome. Food was delicious perfect portions. Had upstairs table by the window. People working there were very friendly.

  38. D

    Daisy151

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Our entrees were great. My guest had the pork chop and was very pleased. I had the salmon and it was excellent! For dessert the crème brulee received rave reviews the fruit tart with basil blueberry ice cream was a bit too adventurous.

  39. E

    Elain

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2

    food was great. service was good. just too loud. could barely hear the person sitting right next to me

  40. D

    David

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always an amazing dining experience at Res. No matter what the food is mouth watering and the service impeccable!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Res American Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 272-3965.

Res American Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 349 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Res American Bistro

123 Empire St Providence, RI 02903-3217

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Washington Street

  • Area

    Providence

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30–16:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 16:30–22:00 Fri, Sat 16:30–23:00

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking and Paid Lots Available

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Evan Mathew

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (401) 272-3965

  • Catering

    At this time, we do not offer off-site catering.

  • Private party facilities

    Res American Bistro has thoughtfully curated a spectacular second floor venue for all of your special events. Please inquire about availability and menus. Everything about your special day can be suited to meet your needs. The private space has a full bar, bathrooms, and even its own entrance!

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