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Kartabar Restaurant

284 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1548
+1 401-331-8111
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good50%
  • Average8%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“lunch” (9 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
“pizza” (4 reviews)
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American, Italian, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
284 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1548
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Came here on a third date scenario; hadn't been here in probably 8 years since my college days. The restaurant is an upscale place, located on a street of comparable upscale restaurants mixed alongside college bars / faster food locations. It was a quiet sunday...More

Thank Skysoldier4life
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Used to come here all the time for drinks but never for food. Went on a Monday with 2 friends before the 4th because everything was closed. I was pleasantly surprised by the food. The hummus was great with really crispy pita and veggies. We...More

Thank Marikate N
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Found this place while looking for a late lunch. Started with coconut crusted shrimp (so delicious!) and then we tried the poached pear salad (so large and a wonderful group of flavors) and the barbecue flatbread pizza. So yummy! We will definitely return.

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We first visited this restaurant for lunch years ago. Even though the restaurant is usually not very full during lunch time, it provides consistently good quality food. I usually stick to hamburgers and the restaurant has never disappointed me. Staff are also very friendly.

Thank LuxuryOnABudgetNY
Reviewed 12 May 2017

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 7 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

5  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 21 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Italian, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
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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