Garden Grille Cafe and Juice Bar

Providence, Rhode Island

4.0 / 6 votes

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Vegetarian cafe and juice bar

Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice

The Garden Grille is a small, brightly-decorated, casual restaurant that serves American vegetarian food with many vegan options. The cafe serves a variety of fresh juices, coffee drinks, and vegan desserts as well. Live musicians play on weekends.

Added by Jessica on Nov 29 04 (last updated Dec 17 08)

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Hands down, best veg restaurant in Providence! The servings are large, the food is delicious, the prices affordable, and the service is friendly. You can't go wrong!

I recently dined with a friend and we shared a few items, starting with the wasabi house-made seitan with mustard sauce. No joke, this was the best seitan I've ever had. It had a perfect texture and was perfectly grilled and crispy. We also shared the Korean BBQ tacos, which are supposedly super popular. They were good, but my least favorite item on the menu. Finally, we had the butternut squash quesadilla (made with vegan Daiya cheese), which was delicious.

It also doesn't hurt that the restaurant is 2 doors down from WildFlour vegan bakery so you can pop in there for a smoothie while waiting for a table during the busy weekend lunch hours (as we did) or stop by after for dessert.

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This is a mid-scale restaurant with friendly service and an eclectic menu featuring tofu, tempeh, seitan and more. It's a respectable place to bring a date, though it is in a stripmall.

I had the "walnut tofu" special of the day (~$15) as my waiter recommended it over some of the other dishes. In the end, I wasn't impressed with the dish. I liked the way they charred the tofu, but the dish otherwise had limited flavor and the greens that came with the dish were limp, clearly old and not fresh, and extremely bitter on top of it. All told, this dish was not expensive, it was also at best mediocre.

For dessert I got a slice of cheesecake and a slice of carrot cake (to go). The cheesecake was solid, as was the carrot cake. No gripes on the desserts.

If Garden Grille hadn't so utterly failed me on the main course, I would have given them another star, as I consider three stars to be a decent score. In messing up the main dish, however, I can't in good conscious say the restaurant will unfailingly do right by you. They sure didn't by me.

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Non-Smoking

No Reservations

Not Wheelchair Accessible

Prices

$$ - average

Payment

  • American Express MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • American
  • Japanese
  • Eclectic (Varied)

Features

  • Kid-Friendly
  • Live Music

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Exterior, October 2011.

Exterior, October 2011.

image for Garden Grille Cafe and Juice Bar One of the daily specials at Garden Grille Another daily special (vegan sausage tamales with mole sauce, pineapple mango salsa, guacamole and lime sour cream) Walnut tofu special, October 2011.

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Hours

10:30am - 9pm
11:30am - 8:30pm

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