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XO Cafe

125 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1309
+1 401-273-9090
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“meatloaf” (9 reviews)
“scallops” (12 reviews)
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All hours
American, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
125 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903-1309
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1 - 10 of 106 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 15 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 16 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 23 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! :)

Reviewed 5 September 2016

I have been a huge fan of XO for years. After my last visit I unfortunately will not be back. Let me say the food was very good as well as the drinks but customer service was pathetic. With all the restaurants in the city...More

2  Thank Zuzu1234
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Menu is well thought out and tasty! While the menus is not 10 pages long like other places, the food on the menu offers a variety of seasonal goodness! I have had many of the items on the menu and really love the scallops, Short...More

Thank Bellasorrisi
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

The cafe is very cozy. It has a variety of options from eggs to a great burger. The burger is $18 but it is very big and comes with fries. I recommend it. The mimosas were very tasty. Staff is very friendly.

Thank Veronica Z
Reviewed 27 May 2016

The atmosphere is great, the entre' menu is very limited. Appetizers are good and drinks are excellent

Thank Jay L
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Be warned -- harvest-to-table means they offer a VERY limited menu. Even knowing this, our friends made Saturday reservations @ 7:00 p.m. for a party of 6 (their turn to choose). We were seated immediately (plus) right by the front door (minus). Our waitress gave...More

Thank ElvisOnly
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is this menu up to date ?
6 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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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