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Needle & Thread, Providence, RI

Needle & Thread

4.5
4.5
296 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
An inviting craft cocktail bar offering classics, originals, inspired & familiar flavors. We sip, we savor, we share.

The inspiration for Needle and Thread came from the history of the space located at 45 Peck St. in downtown Providence. For more than half a century Antonio Conte dutifully served the professionals in the city's center, with an old world style haberdashery, providing suits, outer ware and evening attire. For more than 2 years the Needle and Thread was constructed piece by piece with the same attention to detail and love Mr. Conte poured into every garment he constructed.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Contemporary American, International
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 17:00–00:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–02:00 Kitchen Wed, Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    (401) 437-8725
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Providence
  • Cross Street
    Pine st.
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wine

What 296 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Hot spot

  • Rhode Island

    Lively

  • Providence County

    Good for groups

  • Providence County

    Hot spot

  • Providence County

    Lively

296 Reviews
  1. FrankM

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, but we had empty drinks most of the night. Food took very, very long to the point that we didn't want to eat anymore and were debating going somewhere else.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, amazing ambiance and food was delicious!

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  3. Unfortunate

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I had to go to the bar to remind my waitress we ordered food, she opens the kitchen door and there’s our food. Music was amazing while the dj was there but unfortunately left by 10:30.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can't say I've ever had a bad experience at needle and thread. I was so happy when they announced that they would be open on Sundays because I was able to celebrate my birthday there last night (2/18). Drinks are always on point. The menu changes seasonally and I can't say I've ever had any complaints. Looking forward to my next visit!

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  5. TheRealtorAdam

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Needle & Thread is great! We love it here. Fun drinks, delicious food, and their resident dj is awesome. Great service, atmosphere, music, just overall fantastic!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Love it. For the perfect 1v1 date.

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  7. Nunu

    Corpus Christi

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks and vibe. Music was on point; great weekend chill spot

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  8. TimP

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot for cocktails. Limited food menu but everything we ordered was delicious. Service was great!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to listen to a Saxophonist Play and had a Great Time on Date Night with the Wife. Ambiance was Great Drinks were really good and the Waitress was Outstanding!!! Really Nice place to come and enjoy a night out. Highly Recommend this place.

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  10. KIARAJ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, great vibe, great people, great experience.

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  11. FeenessinPVD

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot in downtown Providence for a delicious meal a good drink and a very chill vibe. The staff is friendly and professional and make the experience that much enjoyable. Great date spot, or just to have dinner with friends. Do yourself a favor and drop in after work or on the weekends. Grown up vibe but very chill.

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  12. krae226

    Greater Boston

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place to grab a drink after dinner or just to hang out. Service was great, small plates for food, and drinks were fancy. Good place to go to grab a drink prior to going somewhere else for dinner as well. Pricy though.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice atmosphere, great staff, food and drinks were delicious.

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  14. BrianB

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Needle and Thread is a cool venue with a great atmosphere. The location and decor are that of an old-school speakeasy. The staff was friendly and attentive. Unfortunately, the food was not great. We ordered the charcuterie board for $23 which was basically a $10 grocery store spread. Very lacking and disappointing. We then split the chicken sandwich which was ok but nothing special. It was supposed to be a chicken breast and it was chicken pieces, not even a full breast. Not worth the money. Needle and Thread looks like a great place to have a drink, hang out and listen to live music which they had starting at 11. I would skip the food and instead head over for a night out with friends after getting food elsewhere.

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  15. AmandaM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time going after following online since they opened. Why did I wait so long?! Food was delicious, drinks were delicious, service was fantastic! Loved the speakeasy feel, dark wood, dark walls, good music. Bar is pretty. Small and intimate settings. Never felt rushed by staff. Definitely going back

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and drinks ! Will absolutely be going back! The dark moody vibe was so on point too !

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  17. Jules

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I gave the food 4 stars but in reality, we didn’t eat here so I didn’t want to be unfair and give it 1 star (the app didn’t let me skip the rating) The small place is quiet and comfortable with great drinks. We went during a cold mid-week evening between Christmas and new years so there wasn’t a big crowd or a lot of staff. Getting our check took some time but other than that, everything was excellent. I’d caution folks with accessibility concerns or even extreme vision impairment: the venue is sub-street level and the entrance is down quite a steep and narrow staircase. We found it cool but I could see where it could give some trouble.

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  18. Shaun

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Our night was absolutely ruined by a very drunk, very loud, very inconsiderate 40 person birthday party. The restaurant should have required them to rent the entire space because no one dining there was at all pleased, and the staff was clearly unable to keep up with the party and manage to serve the rest of the tables. The cocktails we had were good, as was the charcuterie board. Both were very expensive for what they were, but this restaurant is all about ambiance, so the pricing would be understandable if said ambiance wasn’t completely destroyed by the aforementioned birthday party. I’d been looking forward to giving Needle & Thread a try for quite some time, so I’ll hopefully have a better experience on a night when they don’t mismanage their space.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was a sweetheart, ambience and decor was warm and inviting, cozy classy, love that it got more lively as the night went on. Drinks were BOMB 💙

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  20. BridgetS

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The venue was very stylish, yet comfortable. The staff was really helpful and friendly. The tvs were on but not blasting. The music was good but also not loud (we were there before live music). Cocktails were super delicious.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful vibe to the place. And the servers were gracious and attentive. Definitely would love to come back.

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  22. kennethllaw

    Greater Boston

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Cool place but the food servings have some to be desired. It’s a great cocktail place but don’t come hungry. FF were excellent. The charcuterie board is the smallest that I’ve ever seen.

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  23. ShellyL

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I would have liked to know that the DJ wasn't going to perform until a certain time because I would have changed my reservation time. I specifically reserved thinking that the DJ was going to be there at the time. The menu there just wasn't enough options and I found that having to scan everything in was just more of an inconvenience. I would have rather had something that I could just visually look at. The pricing was a little expensive for the menu prices as well.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our second time going and the experience never disappoints. The cocktails are clever and delicious, the seasonal menu never disappoints, and the ambience and music is next level !

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  25. KristenP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, drinks were great. Good ambiance, parking was a bit challenging but not the restaurant’s fault

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  26. Nani

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went out with the bestie and had an amazing girls night! The staff were attentive and sweet. We went for a speakeasy night, the poems were amazing. They were real and creative. They did poetry and music combination, that just worked. I will definitely be returning. The MC came to talk to us and we very friendly. Definitely a welcoming place.

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  27. ElleJ

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place! So much fun, vibes are great, drinks are ok and a little overpriced but you kinda get over it after a bit.

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  28. Panda

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Looking at the pictures, and considering the name and “speakeasy” vibe that is has been projected, you would imagine this restaurant to be very chill. Maybe some light jazz playing, a great place to kick back and have some friendly conversation with your group. That is not what is going on here. The music was hip-hop which is quite fine, but it was also ear splittingly loud so you had to scream to be heard. Everyone in the restaurant is screaming to be heard, so they turn the music up. The food was excellent. The best charcuterie board I have ever had in my life. Every piece of that board went with every other piece, the meat paired with the cheese, paired with the jam, paired with the pickles absolutely superlative. Any combination you put together was delicious. I wish I could comment on entrees and deserts, unfortunately, we could not stay long enough to sample them due to the noise and the fact the waitresses kept ignoring us. We had to physically get up and go to the host station to ask the host to track down a waitress, so we could order a second round of drinks. I’ve never been anywhere where the waitress takes away your empty glass and doesn’t ask if you’d like another. And then refuses to make eye contact with you as she breezes by your table, and then disappears for 15 minutes. I will assume the poor service was probably just an off night as a result understaffing because it’s very difficult to get good stuff right now. Unfortunately, due to the ridiculous noise level, I won’t be back to try again. Which is a pity because the food was amazing

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  29. KeyJay

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time! Great, vibe, people and food.

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  30. Brooks

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Needle and Thread is a fun time with great drinks and an inviting atmosphere.

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  31. VictoriaC

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is the second time I’ve visited and I didn’t enjoy my experience like the first time. The music was way too loud for it being a club and the small space that was available. The fettuccine pasta we ordered was too salty. The fries come in a strange bowl and tasted like lemon. When the server would bring us the food there would never be utensils to serve the appetizers we were sharing. Needle and Thread is a noisy atmosphere and purely meant for fancy cocktails and nothing more.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place! Decor, lighting and food were great.

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  33. Bobby

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, drinks, and music. I’m looking forward to the next time.

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  34. SumanS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place with great food, music with great DJ and overall awesome atmosphere!

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  35. BrettL

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Great cocktails but mediocre service despite it not being crowded

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  36. JAlexis

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice spot and great drinks but food options are lacking! The menu has changed dramatically and not many options.

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  37. ciciliam

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect Date Night ❤️ good music, great drinks amazing vibes

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  38. Lisa

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place - the food and drinks are fabulous. Highly recommend

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was friendly and attentive. Live music by Big Lux was a hit. We ordered a couple appetizers and they were decent.

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  40. VictoriaC

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was lovely and the ambiance was amazing with the music and then DJ. Food could use some variety and work!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

Needle & Thread offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 437-8725.

Needle & Thread is rated 4.5 stars by 296 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Needle & Thread

45 Peck St, Providence, RI 02903-2840

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Pine st.
  • Area
    Providence
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 17:00–00:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–02:00 Kitchen Wed, Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Contemporary American, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wine
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