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Bistro By The Sea

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364 Cards Pond Rd, Wakefield, South Kingstown, RI 02879-6906
+1 401-789-3030
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Wed 17:00 - 23:00
Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 14:00 - 23:00
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Westerly, Rhode Island
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150 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Had lunch before the theatre's matinee. Service was prompt and efficient and we had plenty of time before the show. All four food items ordered by us were plentiful, very good and enjoyed by all. Afterwards, a walk through their beautiful gardens.

Thank kapaugers
Wakefield, RI
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Just went for dinner with friends. The large dining room was packed with people and it was extremely noisy so it was very difficult to carry on a conversation with the others at our table. So if possible get a table in the bar area as it is quieter. Our server was very attentive and polite. The menu is limited... More 

Thank Matunuckgal
Boulder, Colorado
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I attended with my family for a cabaret performance after a showing of the Wizard of Oz at the theater by the sea. If at all possible get tickets for the theater. It is a charming experience boarding on the magical to see a show in this vintage wooden theater. At intermission you can have pick up a drink at... More 

Thank 2kidsTraveler
West Warwick, Rhode Island
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The restaurant has a charming decor. The gardens are beautiful. Wait staff is pleasant. Service was good. Food is good but not exceptional. Okay place to go if have theater tickets and have some time for a bite before or after the show.

Thank Linda C
Colchester, Connecticut
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Very cute place with reasonable food. Located adjacent to theater so very convenient. Shrimp cocktail very good but a bit heavy on the spices. Mussels zuppa excellent!

Thank correia4
Kingston, Rhode Island
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The best part of the Bistro by The Sea is its location, if you are seeing a show. It used to be a great place to get a great meal, but this year the staff changed and not nearly as good as before. Food was okay, service a little slow as they try to get everyone in and out for... More 

Thank jericscherer
Warwick, Rhode Island
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We had tickets for West Side Story and decided to try the Bistro. We walked into a friendly and comfortable dining room. The wait staff was attentive and our waitress was wonderful. We had drinks (Lemondrop Martinis) that were among the best we have had., We hen had the Bistro Zuppa (impressive) and Shrimp Cocktail (very firm and fresh). For... More 

Thank jeanstad
Providence, RI
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This spot isn't just for pre-theatre dining. A best kept secret in South County I recommend heading here when you want to skip the insanity if Narragansett. The food is really 3.5 stars bit the service, and location makes this a 4 star. Don't go expecting gourmet heaven, but go to unwind and enjoy a hidden gem.

Thank 26.2er
east greenwich, rhode island
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799 reviews
514 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was not crowded (we arrived at 5:30 pm) and I now know why. The service needs help and the food is second rate! Nothing impressive and nothing to write home about. The only consolation was the 10% discount coupon for being a subscription holder to TBS. Pretty sad!

Thank dermgoddess
Rhode Island
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227 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We had a lovely server who was just perfect. My meal was great - I had to send my filet back (too raw) and the end result was just perfect. Big drinks and they will place in a plastic cup for the theater if not done. Will definitely go back!

Thank MaddyLibby

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 364 Cards Pond Rd, Wakefield, South Kingstown, RI 02879-6906
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  South Kingstown  >  Wakefield
  • Phone Number: +1 401-789-3030

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