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Rue de L'Espoir - CLOSED

99 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906-2027
+1 401-751-8890
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible10%
19 Jul 2015
“Before it is too late”
11 May 2015
“Quiet Dinner”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, International, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
99 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906-2027
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1 - 10 of 69 reviews

Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Rue de l'Espoir has been a mainstay of the Providence restaurant scene for decades. Our recent meal there confirms why. A lot on the menu is French (hence the name) but there are other choices. In fact, I had a pasta dish, with shrimp...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2015

Came here to have a nice quiet dinner on a Saturday night.. Wasn't busy at all which was nice. Our waitress was very nice and helped us right away with drinks, etc. We both ordered the sesame chicken appetizer as our entrees cause it is...More

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed April 19, 2015

A recent dinner for 4 persons leads us to believe that the menu designer and/or the cook do not know what they are doing. A so called confit of duck risotto came as an extremely salty, extremely dry duck leg on a mix of beans...More

Thank RIItalophile
Reviewed February 28, 2015

We enjoyed Rue enough in the fall that we returned for dinner on a snowy night. The hot bread was quite welcome, and the server returned to us with the basket several times. All the staff are genuinely friendly, welcome and accommodating. We usually like...More

Thank cararro
Reviewed January 17, 2015

We went on a chilly evening for the "Burger and Beer" night special. (This is currently offered every Wednesday.) It's a great deal: a 10-ounce draft beer and a burger for 12.95. The burger can be beef, ground lamb, or black bean. Plus a choice...More

Thank Katiebird1
Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Rue, as it is commonly referred to, is one of our very favorites in a city replete with fine restaurants. The romantic ambiance makes this a delightful place for a special dinner. We decided to enjoy it on New Year's Eve and were thoroughly...More

Thank RHJ46
Reviewed December 27, 2014

Disappointment always seem so much more acute when a long-time favorite does the disappointing. Such was the case with our Christmas Eve visit to the Rue. Rue de L'Espoir has been a family favorite for celebratory lunches after school events and, on occasion, our annual...More

Thank WnnaBTrvlWrtr
Reviewed October 28, 2014

They bill themselves as "Creative Bistro Cooking" and it's true. Everything we had was imaginative and good. Interesting takes on traditional dishes.

Thank cararro
Reviewed October 21, 2014

We used to come to the Rue every once and a while and loved the french onion soup and the dessert called the concord cake. My husband LOVED the concord cake so for his first father's day I thought I would surprise him and order...More

1  Thank SRCote
Reviewed October 4, 2014

After so many friends urging me to experience brunch at this Providence landmark, I succumbed to the mantra and wished I hadn't. The food is very mediocre and the place is "tired". It would appear it is living off a former glory. The waitress, though...More

Thank pierantonio01701
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$40
French, International, Contemporary
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906-2027
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Fox Point
  • Neighbourhood: Fox Point
  • Phone Number: +1 401-751-8890
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