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Kartabar Restaurant

284 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1548
+1 401-331-8111
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (9 reviews)
“caesar salad” (2 reviews)
“thayer” (8 reviews)
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American, Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Pub
$$ - $$$
284 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1548
Neighbourhood: College Hill
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have not been to Kartabar, you're missing out on a great spot for anytime of the day. The food is consistent and incredible, never disappoints. The staff are friendly, helpful, and deliver excellent service. The owner is always welcoming and genuinely taking interest...More

Thank Tara H
Reviewed 4 April 2017

My sister and I were visiting my brother at Brown and since he lives right on Thayer Street we decided to try this place out for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. We were offered a table in the back section of the restaurant which was...More

Thank Travelgal0425
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Best restaurant we have tried on Thayer. Our lunch - roasted tomato soup, crab and lobster cakes, cheese tortellini, swordfish - all delicious. Our server, Tony, was helpful and attentive. We will definitely be back on our next visit!

Thank shawnCA
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I have been to this restaurant several times. The food is ok, the restaurant is clean, but when the owner is there he treats the staff like crap. It makes for a VERY uncomfortable atmosphere, and it is unpredictable as to when he will be...More

4  Thank CHRIS L
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Fabulous lunch; beautiful presentation. Enjoyed bruschetta and Caesar salad and beet arugula salad. Commented to our waitress Molly that Caesar dressing was best my daughter tasted and owner came over and gave us some to take home! They could not have been more accommodating, friendly,...More

1  Thank PeleeTraveler
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I can't say enough good things about this place! The food is exception, as is the service. I've been twice now, and each time the owner came over to make sure we were happy. Very hospitable, like you're family! We had a large group but...More

1  Thank renat6
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

While the service remains good, the food quality is getting worse with each occasional visit. The last straw was using what looks like some cheap, bagged lettuce for my Caesar salad and not that fresh I might add. A note to the owner, your restaurant...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Found Kartabar while walking on Thayer St. near Brown University. Nice and varied menu. Good food and service, decent prices. Would return

2  Thank Linda E
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Kartabar is located on Thayer Ave. in Providence, pretty much ground zero for Brown, Univ. We expected a college type food and drink establishment. We were wrong. Ambience is nicely done, outstanding bar set up, with windows that open to the street and outside dining....More

2  Thank 3,142,013
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Great location on Thayer street in the middle of all the restaurants on the block. They have cafe windows that open up to the street and is a great place to sit away from the sun but still get the feeling of being outside. The...More

1  Thank Matthew R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 284 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1548
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > College Hill
  • Neighbourhood: College Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 401-331-8111
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