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The Bar @ As 220

115 Empire St, Providence, RI 02903-3217
+1 401-861-9190
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good51%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
30 Apr 2018
“Amazing Food and Service”
29 Jun 2017
“See My Misplaced Review at as220 - the attraction ”
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American, Bar, International, Pub, Diner, Vegan Options
115 Empire St, Providence, RI 02903-3217
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Everything on the menu is GREAT. I sat for hours trying things and watching them cook. The staff clearly cares a lot about getting it right in terms of preparation, taste, and service. This place is so good I went twice in two days. The...More

Thank moiranadal
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

For the out-of-towner's benefit: AS220 is part of a thriving non-profit / art studio complex that includes a cafe with a bar. I mistook the attraction AS220 as AS220's cafe and posted my initial review there. To restate: the food is excellent with lots of...More

Thank Svennicht
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This was one of those choices that just worked out. We really enjoyed the food and we had a superb waiter. The atmosphere was great. I would heartily recommend this spot

Thank savoy555
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here at least a half dozen times over the last few years. From what I was told in the past, it's run, in part by students/grads of JWU's prestigious culinary program. They also use all organic ingredients, and have an extensive vegan &...More

Thank Brianne V
Reviewed 1 July 2016

That was our 'number' for our order - a playing card. I scored major points for bringing my 18-year-old vegetarian to AS220 for lunch. Fabulous fresh food and lots of locals at lunch - a great sign!

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 5 April 2016

This is a weird little spot where you read the specials off a wall, then order at the register where they give you a playing card (e.g., ace of spades) and then call out that card when your order is ready. The food is quite...More

Thank Tswdfm
Reviewed 29 February 2016

There was a small group of Irish musicians playing in the corner when I went in. I mean, real Irish music. It wasn't too loud, it wasn't at all intrusive, it was great. The bar is loaded with artists and interesting clientele, the food is...More

Thank RhodeIslandActor
Reviewed 31 December 2015

This is a nice laid-back place to get a good lunch. The food is good, the service is friendly and the atmosphere is easygoing. The prices are not unreasonable for what you get. We were in town for a conference at the Rhode Island Convention...More

Thank Debbie K
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

This is a great spot for lunch. I had mussels, delicious, but I was tempted by almost everything on the menu. This is a casual boisterous place run by AS220, a nonprofit arts organization.

Thank Minnesota_Ice
Reviewed 27 September 2015

My partner and I settled into a window table with a queen of heart card, a pumpkin ale (and whatever he was drinking) while we waited for a grilled cheese on pumpkin bread and kale salad (mine) and monkfish (his). Delightful. I'm only sorry we...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, International, Pub, Diner, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Empire St, Providence, RI 02903-3217
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence
  • Phone Number: +1 401-861-9190
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