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“Creative Dining”
Review of Birch

Birch
Ranked #29 of 898 Restaurants in Providence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

After extensive research, including consultation with several Yelpers who either live here or have dined in the area, birch was among the restaurants to make the final cut. Especially after Heidi, the General Manager and co-owner advised that the Chef was willing to accommodate my wife’s dietary restrictions.

We entered the restaurant to a very cold, impersonal, ungracious and curt reception, by one of the servers who merely yelled out to us “have a reservation”? We were directed to two end seats at the U-shaped table, and left to sort ourselves with our coats onto the backs of our chair.

Notwithstanding this inauspicious beginning, the two servers slowly began to warm up to us, and after receiving our first glass of wine, there was a steady improvement in the demeanor and cordiality.

We came here for the creative food orchestration and presentation, and we were not disappointed.

This is a fixed menu, and you select one dish from a pair of options for each of the four courses.

The quality of each dish was excellent and the quantity provided was quite adequate.

Seating is cramped at what might have formerly been an Automat, stainless steel dining counter in the 60’s. A beverage pairing is available, but since it includes non wine and may specifically be non-alcoholic beverages, we declined that option, opting instead to order our wines by the glass from the very limited wine menu.

All in all we’re glad we came.

Thank Lawrence C
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

I liked this place so much I ate there two nights in a row. Super inventive menu. Wonderful service. Fantastic fresh food which tickles the fancy of any foodie. Love!

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Thank Noblefilm
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

This is a really special experience. Its tiny and everyone sits around a bar and course after course is served. A real treat but not open all that often.

Thank Becky B
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Incredibly inventive restaurant where you learn to savor every bite. It truly gives meaning to the term, savor. Try everything and appreciate the blend of flavors, textures and temperatures. The ambiance is like a Japanese sushi bar with the same sense of intimacy. The price for a four course meal is now $60 with accompanying drinks for $40. There is plenty of food and you will walk out we all sated. Try Everything. Get out of your comfort zone. It surpasses almost every restaurant out there. What a gem.

Thank Cheswilson
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Cozy, friendly, interesting, delicious... all made for a great dinner at Birch. Seated around a horseshoe bar that holds about 18 people, the knowledgeable, friendly servers walk you through a tremendous and creative tasting menu. We opted for the optional wine pairing loved it. Small plates, expertly done and presented, that change regularly with the seasons and availability. A true “dining experience.”

Thank mvyguy
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