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Blu Violet Roofbar, providence, RI

Blu Violet Roofbar

4.2
4.2
153 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Blue Violet is a hidden gem located in the Aloft Hotel with spectacular views of Providence Jewelry District, Providence River, Water Place Park, and the Point Street Bridge.
Serving Dinner and craft cocktails.
We offer Sunday Brunch from 10am to 3pm. Our Rum & B Brunch offers a live DJ playing your favorite R&B hits. Reservations strongly encouraged.
OUTDOOR seating available on a first come first serve basis.

Reservations will be held for 15 minutes unless we are notified of late arrival. https://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/pvdal-aloft-providence-downtown/

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Area
    Providence
  • Cross Street
    Clifford St <br />Dyer St
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Brunch and the Perfect Parcel

    US$124.00 per person

    11 May 2024 only
    Join us on Saturday, May 11th for a memorable Mother's Day Brunch & The Expert Guidance of The Perfect Parcel. Experience Includes: A Spectacular Brunch Buffet on Saturday, May 11th 11AM to 2PM One (1) Welcome Mimosa Per Person The Perfect Parcel Bouquet Charcuterie Workshop to enjoy or take home

What 153 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Innovative

  • Rhode Island

    Great for scenic views

  • Providence County

    Innovative

  • Providence County

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Providence County

    Great for scenic views

153 Reviews
  1. Josh

    Greater Boston

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was just ok. Server was very good. There was a surprise 20% mandatory service fee and it said “for large parties” but we were a party of two. Would not go back for the insane price we paid.

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  2. Dragonfly

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We did not eat food, but the review required an answer. The drinks were good. Our server forgot to bring one of our guests his beer. After 15 or so minutes, we asked again and the server brought it over. Nice view.

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  3. ScottT

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool place. Nice vibe. Good food. Service was great

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  4. Tyro

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This restaurant is actually a roofbar on top of the Aloft Hotel. It has a nice view of the city and the river. Inside is lounge environment. Drink choices are limited. Food is small plates, small portions however, they have full restaurant prices. Service is OK. Very few people inside despite a Saturday night. Would not recommend for dinner.

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  5. cowboyRI

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The night started out great with a very delicious appetizer. It went all downhill from there, as the main course, the Duck Confit, was overcooked. The third course, the Warm Pound Cake, was also overcooked on the bottom. And then to top it all off, they voluntarily added the tip to the check. So, the only two good things were the first course and the service. After all, mama did say that if a restaurant is not full, there are probably a few good reasons why...

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  6. TriciaH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cannot say enough about our experience! The food was OUTSTANDING! We easily Got a table right at the window with an amazing view of the city. Service was top notch and the drinks were even better! We shared the pork belly, mushrooms, and short rib flatbread. DELICIOUS! I had the peach tequila specialty cocktail followed by an espresso martini that was equally yummy! Would HIGHLY recommend!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    No GF options available. Given its a hotel and Providence's brunch spot this is not acceptable. Food was very slow to be delivered to the table.

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  8. GerryP

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall pleasant experience. Nice touch with the free photo. Great service, Brian is very attentive. Sweet guy. My breakfast bowl with the short ribs was delicious.

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  9. dinenc

    Raleigh

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun view of river. Interesting happy hour menu for fall.

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  10. TomP

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful and friendly, helpful staff. The food was great too!

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  11. KENG

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice vibe . . . Waitstaff provided just the right amount of attention.

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  12. SoVeryTracey

    Greater Boston

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our girls brunch at Blu Violet Rooftop was a fantastic experience. The service was impeccable, and the food was simply delicious. I opted for the steak and eggs, and they were cooked and seasoned to perfection. My friends ordered the breakfast bowl and blueberry pancakes, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. What made it even better was the great R&B/Afrobeats music playing in the background. Blu Violet Rooftop exceeded my expectations, and I can't wait to go back!

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  13. Chrissy

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice view and ambiance. Our server was very friendly and helpful. The hostess was not at all warm and made us feel unwelcome. We had drinks and some appetizers. The Eggplant Chips were delicious - I'd definitely go back for more! The Charcuterie Board was described on the menu as "Chefs Selection, Seasonal Garnish, Grilled Bread." I would describe it as "two small servings of cheese with some burnt toast." Our server was kind enough to go find me some crackers to eat with the cheese. Most definitely not worth $24. Overall, I'd recommend going there for the view and cocktails.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice view of providence. All small plates that honestly weren’t that good and not worth the price point.

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  15. jimb

    Memphis

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Simply awful. eggs over easy with solid yolks, cold home fries, a medium rare steak delivered brown all the way through! Undercooked grits. Again it was simply awful.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere with music to match. View from the balcony was also great.

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  17. LisaB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an out of town guest that I wanted to take somewhere fun with good food, this place nailed it! DJ was awesome and food/ beverages were delicious

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  18. AnneM

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The rooftop was nice and had a nice views, nice spot would definitely go back. The only small downsize were that cocktail are pricey

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  19. ShannonS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice view but limited menu makes the dining experience less than mediocre.

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  20. AnaS

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The Blu Violet is a lovely space with a terrace that has spectacular views of Providence. We went in time to enjoy the fireworks at India Point Park nearby, and it was absolutely lovely. The service was solid, although we had to wait to get our silverware, and while the menu was limited that specific day (July 2nd) everything was delicious. In short, if you are looking for good casual fare w/ a lovely view, this is your place.

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  21. WendyE

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    View is amazing. Food offered is limited but innovative and very good. Server was attentive but only 1 person so service was slow. Overall worth going to especially for a drink after work. Would definitely go again.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall very nice, my bf and I stopped by for brunch on our anniversary weekend. Food was pretty good, drinks simple and cute. I’d go back

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  23. MacB

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    That overall experience was nice. This is more of an adult experience however the staff was able to accommodate a family really well. The view was nice and the vibe was calm. The staff are super friendly and did not rush us at all. The food was delicious and serviced tapas style. We would recommend this place for beer drinkers and adult groups. We went with a family a 4 ( with little kids). Next time it will be a date night.

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  24. Jessica

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location and ambiance.Dj was good as well. Food and drinks were good.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bartender is always willing to concoct a creative mocktail, and the breakfast bowl served at brunch is amazing!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great but the music could be a little lower based on the proximity to the guest tables. I felt like I was screaming the entire time

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  27. BetzzyD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, food was delicious, excelent location, amazing view

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  28. Nyeg

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partners says, this was the best brunch we ever ate. It was classy, it was romantic and the food was delicious. Our server was a male, I've forgotten his name but he made sure we was taken cared of. I would definitely come back.

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  29. AieshaP

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been here several times, for brunch and dinner. I seem to enjoy the brunch menu better than dinner. I absolutely love the ambience and the music is always an awesome. I do think the menu could use some work. Not that the food is not good it’s not a lot to choose from and when I went last night everything was seemingly sweet or spicy. I’m not really a fan of either. The drinks are always awesome and so is the customer service. I do think you all could keep some safe choice items on the menu as well. Sometimes I do like to try different items however, I do enjoy visiting restaurants for my signature favorite dishes as well.

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  30. KiraR

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot. Could have used a little bigger menu but otherwise super nice

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  31. MayGS

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My top brunch spot spinning the best jams of the 90s and 2000s. The food is exquisite and the service is always excellent. Please bring back the original Wifey Mimosa recipe. The last couple times have not been the same.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it!!! Thanks for a great experience :) the bowl with the short ribs were amazing.

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  33. KellyM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In a word - fabulous! Food was really good, our server was so sweet and attentative. We did the brunch on Sunday for Morhers Day and with the absolutely fantastic, personable, funny, talented DJ Jackie Treehorn we ended up staying for 3 hours! Highly recommend, looking forward to going back!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chill spot, nice view, decent vibes. Not too crowded for a weekend place.

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  35. CristalF

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very restricted menu. But overall great service and nice environment.

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  36. oldmap442

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Overpriced for the service / drinks. Staff nice though and view good

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  37. Abdul

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Honestly I am let down by the whole experience dinning here. 1. We arrived and were seated immediately. But then it took about 15 minutes for a server to come over and greet + take our order. 2. Once we place our orders there was no additional service (such as water refills) 3. The food was terrible. Chicken was luke warm so I sent it back only to receive another luke warm chicken. 4. We asked for the check and waited over 15 mins for our server to come back and process the payment.

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  38. Daniel

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was horrible, cold and overcooked. Took far too long to get my food, I waited almost an hour for my food to come out.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a great birthday brunch here! The food was amazing & the vibe was perfect! DJ was great, playing 90s R&B!

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  40. Erin

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view and drinks were AMAZING! Perfect evening for the patio. Very cool/hipster vibe.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Distancing maintained in common areas

FAQs

Blu Violet Roofbar is rated 4.2 stars by 153 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 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Blu Violet Roofbar

191 Dorrance, providence, RI 02903

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Clifford St <br />Dyer St
  • Area
    Providence
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu 16:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 16:00–23:00 Brunch Sun 10:00–15:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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