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“A bit pricey but at least it's worth it!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hourglass Brasserie - CLOSED

Hourglass Brasserie
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 35
Cuisines: French, American, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Located in Bristol, Rhode Island our restaurant serves French inspired cuisine in a casual bistro setting. Our carefully crafted menu, an extensive wine selection, impeccable service and an elegant yet cozy atmosphere brings the best of Europe to your dining experience. Our constantly-evolving menu is based on season and availability of the freshest ingredients, yet we make sure to offer the favorites that our patrons enjoy
boston
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A bit pricey but at least it's worth it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

4 of us converged on this restaurant from 3 different directions. The place is not on the water, but there is a clear view to the Western sunset. Two of us orderd the skate (of which one would order it again / recommend it to others, the other was neutral) and two of us ordered duck and deemed it excellent. Coincidentally I had just ordered duck the week before at another restaurant, and now I realize it wasn't very good.

There are not a lot of vegetarian options.

All meals were creative, mixed several flavors ambitiously and successfully, and were a joy to look at.

The really fun parts were the unannounced between-course treats. They were creative, delicious and contributed to the feeling we were in a European restaurant. (Chef's way of giving us Americans multi-course meals in spite of ourselves!)

It was a quiet Sunday and Chef came out and answered all our questions! It is clear that quality is important to Chef.

The price for the four of us, including a bottle of Pinot Noir, a bottle of San Pelligrino, one starter, one coffee and one dessert, was $190 bottom line, which we considered worth the superlative meal.

Visited April 2012
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English first
Pottstown, PA
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A hidden gem in Bristol, RI”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

This is a lovely restaurant that has fine, fresh food with a French flair yet is unpretentious. The chef delighted us with little surprises throughout our meal including a personal visit to our table. There are many decent wines offered by the glass which was a nice surprise. Our only suggestion would be that the owner put better signage on the front of the building-the restaurant is a bit difficult to find even though it is on a main street. Menu is not very large but well done. White linen service with a smile along with a few laughs. A very enjoyalbe dining experience.

  • Visited April 2012
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Newport, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Absolutely Amazing! Our Favorite Restaurant in RI”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

The food is the best we have had in RI. Great environment, very nice food presentation, amazing food quality, and wonderful service. The chef really cares, and even goes around to greet the local patrons while they are eating. Would highly recommend for special occasions, for a nice dinner, or for foodies. Its worth the trip, won't be disappointed!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Providence, Rhode Island
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Posh food in a beautiful restaurant at reasonable prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

We tried the Hourglass Brasserie for the first time last week during Newport's Restaurant week. We were so impressed, we came back 7 days later. While the menu is not extensive, the quality of the food is simply outstanding! Instead of ordering entrees, we cruised the appetizer side of the menu. We started with the roasted beet salad. My husband, who does not ordinarily like beets, thought it was remarkable. We then had tomato soup poured from a teapot around a miniature crab cake. After that, we had my favorite course; salmon mi cuit served in a cucumber gaspacho with an accent of caramelized balsamic vinegar. Our final savory course was the scallops. I can not bear overcooked scallops. These were seared beautifully!! We finished with the chocolate bombe. Again, sensational. We enjoyed all of that, one cosmo, and two glasses of wine for ... wait for it ... $110 before tip. You really can't eat better than that for the money. It was a lovely evening and we highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Lucy M
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“Easily the best food I've had since moving back from Europe.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

We've been driving back from Bristol to Providence and have not stopped talking about this restaurant. The chef has a true talent and the food reflects his culinary passion. He has been trained in the best of the best restaurants in London and has brought something original to Rhode Island, pairing the best of European preparation with fresh American ingredients. This restaurant is a must for any food enthusiast!

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Thank KElkin
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