Located in the heart of downtown Providence, at the corner of Westminster and Dorrance Streets, The Dorrance restaurant maintains the timeless elegance of yesteryear in a gleaming, contemporary way. High ornate ceilings, a long, luxurious bar, and a well-appointed dining room are the backdrop for hand-crafted cocktails and globally-inspired, New England cuisine that commands respect. Just steps away from the city’s top hotels and entertainment attractions (PPAC, Trinity Rep, Dunkin Donuts Center, Westminster Shopping, Providence Place Mall, The Providence Rink at the Bank of America City Center, WaterFire), The Dorrance is the perfect all-occasion, celebration destination. Whether you’re just meeting friends for a drink or planning a romantic dinner for two or something grander for, say, two hundred, The Dorrance delivers a top-shelf experience again and again.
The Dorrance is available for exclusive use for wedding receptions, corporate events, religious celebrations, and any and all special events with guest lists as large as 375 persons. Valet parking is available Friday and Saturday evenings, and for special events. Parking is available in the lot located to the rear of the restaurant, at the corner of Middle and Orange Streets.
The Lester Family
We always dreamed to have a place where we could share our passions for food, wine, cocktails and hospitality. In 2010, our dreams came true when the majestic and historical space at 60 Dorrance Street became available.
Since then, we have been incredibly fortunate to have attracted the most talented and creative individuals in the industry to be part of our team. We are flattered that it is not just our own belief, but that of the public as well. In the first two years since opening, The Dorrance has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Restaurants in the United States by Opinionated About Dining; Top Bar/Cocktail List two consecutive years by Rhode Island Monthly; Bon Appétit’s Top 50 New Restaurants and a James Beard Foundation Semi-Finalist for Best New Restaurant in the country.
We believe that our staff is the cornerstone of the restaurant and we strive to create and maintain a culture of creativity and excellence, to nurture their hopes and dreams in a breeding ground for success. We empower each member of our team to deliver a one of a kind, Dorrance Experience, expressing their own unique talents and skills to create something special, just for you. Our staff is a part of our family and we hope that you will choose to share your family’s memories with ours.
Award winning menu
We also believe in deliciousness. We pride ourselves in selecting the very best ingredients, prepared by extremely talented and skilled individuals and served with a humble, family touch. So whether it is a hand-harvested wine from a small, family-owned estate in Tuscany, a fresh Meadow Green Salad from a local Rhode Island Farm, or a perfectly shaken cocktail by one of our expert bartenders, we promise that we will make sure that it’s delicious, unique and enjoyable.
Our mission is to provide the most spectacular venue to celebrate meaningful, personalized experiences. If you are planning a wedding, anniversary, business meeting, birthday or bat mitzvah, we will make sure your event is one that you will always cherish.
We are truly grateful that you have chosen to visit us, so please let us know if there’s anything we can do to make your experience more enjoyable.
Thank you for the opportunity to fulfill our dreams by allowing us to make your dreams a reality.
Jean & Regina Lester