234 Thayer St, Providence, RI | Directions 0290641.828002 -71.400778
Fri 11am - 2am
Neighborhoods: College Hill
TOP OF THE PARAGON – That fabulous salad with gorganzola cheese was a surprise and delight on a scorching june 24, 2003 afternoon.
Great service and atmosphere. How lucky I was to walk in there!
Everyone should go here often.
Innovative Food, Value Priced – I have never had a bad meal at Paragon/Viva. Have I had to wait? Yes. Is the timing of your app and main course off sometimes? Yes. But having said that, the food is creative, tasty, plentiful and value priced. If you don't mind the Euro-Smoking crowd, Viva (attached) is also nice.
Favorite affordable restaurant – Cafe Paragon is my favorite affordable restaurant in Rhode Island! Great atmosphere for those looking for a 'Happening Place' to dine with all the 'Beautiful People'. You can't find a better value for what is offered.
Paragon Makes Me look Good – I had a few friends visiting from the West Coast so I thought I'd try something new for Brunch.
Everyone I talked to recomended this place for its portions size and casual cafe' atmosphere, they were right on target.Most of our party was on time but there was a few that were fashioably late.That let out waitress show her personality and skills. She kept ontop of our drinks and made light of they're tardiness.When we finally ate the food was great.
Salads seemed to be the popular entree, and the portion size was much more than we bargained for.
After two appetizers,4 entrees and an afternoon of drinking I was very happy with the bill.Not cheap but I think we got what we paid for...A fun casual dining experience
The few times that I have eaten here I have found the waitstaff to be rude and the food to be not worth the wait. We always call ahead and when we get there they quote us 15-20 minutes and all three times we ended up waiting anywhere from an hour to two and a half hours. It's just not worth it.
Table for two, please – Having just moved to Providence, we've been trying quite a few places and Paragon is by far the best yet! They do what they do and they do it quite well...from drinks and calamari to salads and dinners, we've found this place to satisfy our every dining desire ( and we still have enough money to go back the next day!!)
A Paragon of Greatness – Of all the things Paragon deserves credit for, it is its location. Centered on Thayer street, the shopping smorgasbord of Providence, Paragon is a great place to stop and eat during a day of shopping. Paragon is also a great date place, and a great place to get a drink on a night out. However, because of its greatness, it seems to fill up quickly during the hot nights of the week (Friday and Saturday), so get a reservation before hand.
good food, ambiance, and value – While the Euro-type atmosphere of Paragon make it look like it might be an expensive place, it really is the best value for a burger or sandwich on Thayer street. Everyone has their favorite -- you have to try them all before deciding for yourself. For under 10 bucks you can get a great burger with some gourmet fries. Try to avoid the place during peak dinner hours and weekends when tons of Brown parents are visiting college hill - it gets very crowded and can be a wait.
excellent – the food is incredible. the atmosphere is relaxed. try the filet. it is the best i have found in the state!!! for 16.50 you get the filet and garlic mashed. you can't beat the prices.
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