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XO Cafe

125 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1309
+1 401-273-9090
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“meatloaf” (9 reviews)
“scallops” (12 reviews)
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American, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
125 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1309
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I had eaten here before, but, had been since my last trip to Providence. I am so glad that I went again! The ambiance is elegant- funk, the service excellent, the food delicious!!!! The restaurant was pleasingly busy, an attractive and regular crowd. Service by...More

Thank eventsbythirteen
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to grab a drink. They have one of my favs, bourbon/whisky smash. Done decently well. Dark environment otherwise with good music generally. Will be back to try some of their food. Half off wine bottles on Mondays and fried chicken Wednesdays for 20$.

Thank Vjay S
Reviewed 18 July 2017

There was a high end feel in the restaurant. The server was very attentive and friendly. Expected a bit more from the cheese plate and the mimosas, but our actual brunch meals were delicious!

Thank Tatiana O
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We chose this restaurant for a dinner in large part because I'd found it on one of those internet "clickbait" features listing "the most romantic restaurant in every state". Well, I've been in places I found more romantic--but the food, drink and service here did...More

Thank TR26
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Nothing special in the realm of fine dining, but great for causal dining. Dark inside, older crowd - huddled over the bar. Not a great place for families.

Thank Marina N
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We have been to XO cafe twice now for Sunday Brunch and will definitely be back. I love Egg Benedict and both times have had a great Benedict dish that has strayed from the norm. The first time I had one that had a Louisianna...More

Thank dgmactor
ChowFunFoodGroupRI, Public Relations Manager at XO Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you so much! We're happy to hear how much you've enjoyed visiting XO! :)

Reviewed 14 May 2017

The XO packs in so many folks the small kitchen cannot keep pace. The tables basically touch so there is no sense of private dining. The high density of people makes it impossible to chat with a date as well without shouting above the din....More

Thank gorehamj
ChowFunFoodGroupRI, Public Relations Manager at XO Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

We're sorry to hear this John. It definitely doesn't make us happy to hear your thoughts and about how your night went in general. We'll be taking a lot of your thoughts into consideration. You've given us some points to talk on internally. We are...More

Reviewed 20 February 2017

The first time I had brunch here (about a year or two ago) was perfection, so I recommended and rebooked brunch yesterday, this time for an informal reunion. My group was super excited to do the Pajama Brunch (free mimosa or bloody if you wear...More

Thank oceanstar9
ChowFunFoodGroupRI, Public Relations Manager at XO Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

We're very sorry to hear how poor of an experience you and your friends had. All of the things you mentioned about rectifying the situation are accurate and perfectly reasonable. While the kitchen may have been doing it's best to get your food out to...More

Reviewed 22 January 2017

Bruch on Sunday is a must if you are in Providence, , food is very good with great taste, beverages for brunch are great, service is always prompt and very good, not rushed even though they are busy, nice location and well situated nearby downtown,...More

Thank Dickruns
ChowFunFoodGroupRI, Public Relations Manager at XO Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

Thanks so much! See you next Sunday...? :)

Reviewed 16 November 2016

Great Sunday Brunch, Order A-la carte, Great Selection, but for Distinct Palates, will work with you for plain foods, depending on what it is, White Table Cloths & Napkins, Darkly Lit - Nice Atmosphere, Pricy -But Worth It! Great Food & Service. You Don't Need...More

Thank Karen H
ChowFunFoodGroupRI, Public Relations Manager at XO Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Hi Karen, thank you so much for your thoughts! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! :)

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5 December 2015|
Response from Jamie H | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, but they have specials every day.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1309 (Formerly Cafe Noir)
    (Charles Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Downtown Providence
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Providence
  • Phone Number: +1 401-273-9090
  • E-mail
XO Cafe, a brasserie and bar offering a casual twist on classic French cooking. Our comfortable design invites guests to relax and unwind as they savor simple yet elegant food that features ingredients prepared in classic French style, perfect for a special occasion or a quiet night out. Lively bar scene on weekend nights.
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