A cool restaurant. Sort of small, but the food was great and the beer list was pretty good. They had some good Belgians on draft. The service was really good, and they knew their beers. A little expensive for the alcohol though. Worth trying if in the area.
This is the best place in Providence to eat and drink, if you’re into beer and out with people who appreciate beer. They’re list may not be the largest (~15 drafts and 40-50 bottles), but only features three crappy macro beers (Narragansett, some corny cervesa, and Sea Dog blue berry wheat). The rest of the list features often hard-to-find limited releases and a quality, eclectic selection. A ton of Belgian beers, hearty micros, and recently, a lot of sour stuff.
The food rarely disappoints.The dishes are focused on the use of house made and local ingredients, which comes across in the freshness of the dishes. Loads of veggie and vegan options for all you body conscious consumers and local hipsters.
I have only been served by knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic staff members. The decor is ever-changing, with a few staple ironic visual motifs, like a random-pattern mosaic bathroom floor with two glass cabinets filled with star wars action figurines (hysterical!). There’s even a 13inch TV in the bathroom that plays old cartoons and nostalgic TV series.
Just go. It’s worth it; especially at the prices they charge.
AnneReed (22) Rhode Island | February 1, 2016| Updated February 18, 2017
I just don’t see the appeal here. Tried to walk in Sat at 2:30PM and was overwhelmed with the smell of cigarette smoke- this was on the hipster’s clothing. I have been before and it wasn’t this bad- people would not move to let people pass. The draft list isn’t that impressive. I was only interested in one beer left over from the Evil Twin takeover. New chef’s food looks interesting. Will try again on a weekday,
If I could describe my perfect restaurant, Julian’s would be it. I stopped in last Sunday night after my flight was canceled, and my visit made me glad I got stuck in Providence for an extra night. The beer selection is amazing - a great mix of local, European, and super-rare beers. They also have small pours, which was perfect for being able to try more of their selection at a reasonable price. The food was also delicious - I had the hangar steak and the soup of the day. The service was nothing short of impeccable! I sat at the bar, and all the guys were very friendly and kept me company. I can’t say enough great things about this place - I truly loved it.
johnhouston4 (20) Attleboro, Massachusetts | January 4, 2015| Updated January 5, 2015
Great time, classic West End restaurant that focuses on good beers you’ve probably never heard of.
Big gripe is that I wish there was more bar stools, and the lighting is kinda weird. But, they always have funky euro beers that I have never heard of (sours, and belgians) and that is awesome. They also serve food about an hour after everyone else closes the kitchen and they are open on Mondays.
dmradus (13) Ithaca, New York | January 10, 2009| Updated May 12, 2009
Very cool small restaurant with a surprisingly extensive and excellent beer list. Dimly lit and eccentric, though clientele seems varied. Great food both for brunch and for dinner - inventive, creative, loads of vegetarian options, house ketchup and pickles, plenty of sides to choose from with your entree. Prices for food are very reasonable (nothing over 20, lots of lighter fare around 10). Beer prices are maybe 10-20% above retail, so generally good. Service is spotty (food comes out very slowly) but seems knowledgeable (at least moderately) regarding beer selection. Nice mix of local craft, larger regional American microbrews, Germans, and Belgians - great Belgian selection. Some ridiculous draught selections - DFH 120 and WWS. for instance. Good amount of larger bottles to share (including Rodenbach GC). Occasional beer dinners with local distributors. Easy to miss from the street, even from the sidewalk. Definitely worth a visit.
Great beer selection from around the world. Recent score was Re-Ale from Italy. Food is creative and good. The place has a real hipster vibe. If you are the artsy/nerdy type and love great beer and creative food then this is the place for you.
Our second stop on our PVD city tour. Great European selection of beers, literally wanted to try every one. The food menu is not that big but the specials board has a lot on it. There are not many bar seats here, it’s mostly table seating, which we didn’t mind. It’s a really funky décor in an up and coming neighborhood. Good times!