Read what some of our customers have recently written about us…
"The food was unbelievably good–yucca, which we had never thought of as food was positively delicious–very long cooked, we were told. The secret works.Service is always personable and friendly."
"On Monday evenings, this restaurant offers a special in the bar. If you purchase an alcoholic drink, you may order up to ten $1 small plates, appetizer size.
Highly recommend the beef/blue cheese crostini and the crab cake."
"great food and staff!
would like to see the specials again at breakfast and brunch time!"
Imaginative menu, well prepared food, attentive service. After dining here, you can understand why this restaurant has been a staple on the local dining scene for as long as it has.
Rue De L'Espoir has received attention in numerous travel books and magazines, including Esquire, Bon Appétit, Food and Wine, Victoria, Weekending in New England, Fodor's New England, and even This Old House. Here are a just a few recent good words.
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The Rue's marinated chicken artichoke and bread salad - perfect for the warm weather.
Rhode Island Monthly
"One of Providence's most charming and enduring restaurants. Rue de l'Espoir is aptly named - it is French for "street of hope." The Rue is always there for its loyal customers...the perfect spot to meet, have a leisurely dinner, and linger over coffee with a dear friend. But don't think for a minute that the Rue is merely "old and reliable." The menu is respectful of classical cuisine and yet innovative, even daring at times."
Linda Beaulieu, eat it up, Providence Monthly
"I can attest to the fact that these pancakes (Lemon Ricotta Cheese) are indeed light as a feather... Brunch at the Rue is very much a Providence treat."
Gail Ciampa, Chef's Secret, Providence Journal
THE place to go for A GREAT BREAKFAST.
New York Times, Escapes, "36 Hours in Rhode Island"
"There's no denying that a decadent dessert is a great meal-ender, but a cheese course is so much more civilized. Rue De L'Espoir offers . . . a little 'round-the-world adventure for your mouth."
Best of Rhode Island (cheese course)
Rhode Island Monthly
"The Rue is so fresh, inventive and hip, it could be a newcomer. But at twenty-five, it has earned its place as one of Providence's old favorites."
Daniel Asa Rose, Rhode Island Monthly
"A landmark known for quality and creativity of its constantly evolving menu . . . One of Rhode Island's very own fine dining places."
Bob Mariani, Find RI.com
"Supper at the Rue De L'Espoir is like supper with an old friend . . . It's good to have friends you can trust, especially when they are serving you dinner. (P.S.: the breakfasts are great, too)." Providence Phoenix
"It feels as fresh and comfortably hip as it did twenty-five years ago."
John Philcox, About RI.com
"The favorite Sunday brunch spot."
"Relaxed . . . A charming bistro."
Food & Wine
"An eclectic menu in a cozy setting."
This Old House
"An authentic café that could have been lifted from the streets of Paris."
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