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L'elizabeth Limited - 43 Reviews - 285 S Main St, Providence, RI - Bars, Pubs & Clubs Reviews - Phone (401) 861-1974

L'elizabeth Limited

285 S Main St
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 861-1974
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A casual night out on the town (dinner and a movie) led us to L'Elizabeths. I'd been here before and seeing I was in the area, I thought it would be worth the visit once again. As...


This cafe is NOT in Manhattan but it charges Manhattan prices. The antique furniture does not justify L'Elizabeth charging $7.50 for a mediocre slice of cake or for a bottle of b...

A perfect end to a perfect evening. 11/4/2010

A casual night out on the town (dinner and a movie) led us to L'Elizabeths. I'd been here before and seeing I was in the area, I thought it would be worth the visit once again. As usual we were greeted by friendly faces and the service was outstanding. My wife and I ordered martinis which were outstanding (even better than I remembered). I passed on the desert but they sure looked inviting. Inviting enough to warrant another visit in the not to distant future. more

Beyond Awful 9/27/2010

I went to L'Elizabeth's last night with a group of friends. We were meeting two friends who had already ordered drinks. The manager didn't seem to like the look of seven neatly dressed people, mostly middle-aged, coming into his restaurant. He immediately told us we had to sit down and get out of the way. Then he micro-managed where we could sit and informed us they "don't do separate checks," so we would have to order together. He asked one couple to move so he could have that table in case a couple came in - yet he didn't want us standing. It was rapidly becoming clear he didn't want us there at all. At about the moment I sat down as instructed on a very uncomfortable, old, and ratty couch, he started yelling, forcibly took a drink out of my (very tiny) friend's hand, and told us all to leave. We stared at him, open-mouthed. He continued to yell. My brother went to the bar to get another friend who was still waiting for her drink and didn't know what was going on. The manager got in his face, yelling and threatening to "drop him" where he stood. My brother kept his composure and ignored the guy; we all left. When we were on the sidewalk regrouping, the waitress and manager came out to yell some more and tell us not to stand in front of their restaurant. On a public street. We were so stunned by it all that we just left. Fortunately, the member of our group who is a career military man didn't hear them stomping all over our constititional right to peaceably assemble. One last word: the place was a mess and the manager was clearly tweaked on something. I would only recommend this as a place for a narcotics officer to make an easy bust more

Worth the trip!! 5/20/2010

Just happened in on the suggestion of a friend and found it to be a most unique experience. Different from anything I've encountered in the past. Excellent service, great drink selection, and fine desserts. Highly recommended. Pros: service, atmosphere Cons: n/a more

Beautiful Evening 5/7/2010

My girlfriend and I went to Elizabeth's on a recommendation from my mother. She said that when my father and her were dating this is where they would go. We could not believe how special this place is. The martinis were unbelievable! We had one piece of white chocolate cheesecake, the whole night was a winner! I recommend this place to anyone looking to go out on a date or a place to sit and talk without being bothered. I give it ten across the board! Pros: GREAT martini Cons: n/a more

Great Place to Chill and Chat 5/7/2010

If your looking for a place to chill with friends, or impress that special someone, Elizabeths is the perfect spot. Yummy homemade desserts (we had a slice of pumpkin cheesecake that was incredible) and a large variety of specialty martinis (try the Chocolate)made our evening complete. The waitress we had went out of her way to make sure we had a great time, and it was impressive and refreshing to see an owner with a hands on approach to his business. A place everyone should experience, LOVE IT! Pros: Romantic, awsome drinks, homemade dessert, excellent service Cons: it was a little crowded when we went more

Perfect touch for a great night out 4/8/2010

Heard about this place for a long time and finally had a chance to try it for the first time. We found it a pleasant and satisfying experience as soon as we walked in the door. Very comfortable setting and friendly service. I plan to return soon. Highly recommended. Pros: Incredible drinks, excellent desserts, great service! Cons: n/a more

Excelent date Spot 4/7/2010

My girlfriend told me about Elizabeth's. So when i had a chance to go on my next date I suggested we go there. Needless to say it was quite romantic. It was the perfect spot. I would reccomend this to anyone. We had a couple martinis and a piece of the Sir Thomas cake which was phenomenal. Everything was perfect, We can't wait to go back. Pros: Great atmosphere and delicious martinis Cons: Selection of beer more

What a ridiculous scam 3/27/2010

Without question the worst restaurant in Providence. No prices on the menu, ridiculous charges, and when one asks for an explanation the waitress yells profanities and calls US classless. How this restaurant exists is beyond me. btw - really not happy that citysearch made me give this disgusting establishment 1 star in order to complete this review. Pros: we didn't get sick Cons: overcharging w/o explanation, rude owners more

Don't waste your money 3/12/2010

2 coffees, 1 Baileys, 2 desserts - almost $90 - ridiculous and the owner is obnoxious Pros: Cozy Cons: Extremely overpriced more

Romantic, Historical, Pleasant 3/7/2010

By chance my husband and I popped into l' Elizabeth's one night after work - we loved it. The owners are super pleasant and the desserts are phenomenal. Ruth, who opened Elizabaths in the 70's makes all of the desserts daily and she always has a selection of fresh bar sandwiches that are prepared to your liking. If you are looking to tuck yourself away with your significant other for a romantic moment, this is the place. and you certainly get what you pay for, the wine and martini glasses are large and filled - that is one thing that bothers me when dining. You order a drink and you receive the tiniest glass that isn't nearly filled - at Elizabeth's you get a full glass of wine. The same holds true for the desserts and sandwiches...and sometimes there are specials like tacos, prepared with the freshest ingredients! more

Worst Place Ever & Big RIP OFF 2/6/2010

My husband and I who are in the food business offering culinary tours in Italy popped into Elizabeth's on a cold Saturday afternoon. We are well travelers who spend half the year in Italy and who have wined in dined from Paris to Sicily and more. THIS PLACE IS A TERRIBLE UGLY RIP OFF---you do not pay $10 even in Monte Carlo for a cold expresso and Sambuca. DIRTY, DUSTY and DOWN RIGHT BAD BAD BAD is this place....don't be fooled by the alluring cafe table on the side walk nor candles in the window...OVER PRICED---2 cold coffees and 1 sabuca rang it at $20. THE CUPS WERE DISGUSTING, dirty and the place was a HUGE disappointment. Elizabeth should be shut down for highway robbery....I WAS BLOWN AWAY -DO NOT GO...I WARN YOU. Food lover who knows good food and willing to pay for it--when it is clean and worth it. Pros: nothing positive about this place AT LL Cons: OVER PRICED RIP OFF, DIRTY CUPS, COLD CAFE more

terrible experience 1/3/2010

This was the worst restaurant experience I have ever had! Be warned if you go that you will spend 5 dollars for a single cup of lukewarm coffee that will not be refilled. We were visiting friends in Providence and wanted to go out for dessert. We tried going to another well known place that unfortunately was closed for vacation. We thought we would give it a try. Little did we know that we were about to be robbed! $12.50 for a single piece of mediocre cake??? Ridiculous. The bill ended up being $65 for 4 desserts and two coffees and two waters that weren't even tended to. They also don't take cards! Even in the most upscale restaurants, desserts aren't that much! And this place is a dump! We paid our bill but had to question the price to our waiter. He said that it was an "upscale dessert restaurant" and those were the prices. There wasn't even a kitchen! The desserts were taken from the front table that were sitting there for I don't know how long. We were the only table in there. We should've gone with our gut and left right when we sat down. Pros: none Cons: everything more

way overpriced 11/13/2009

My husband and I went to L'Elizabeth for a martini and a dessert. It was nice, relaxing, and the waitress was pleasant.... UNTIL she asked us if we wanted another round. I contemplated it, but decided against it because it was already getting late. That's when she didn't like us anymore and visibally thought we were wasting out time. So my husband asked for the bill. $45!!! for 2 bad drinks and a SMALL slice of cheesecake. I was stunned. THEN when he went to give his card to pay for the bill, we were told they only accept cash! So not only is it overpriced, they are too cheap to pay the 3% fee for card transactions. There are many FAR BETTER places to go for drinks and dessert in providence. Pros: none Cons: ridiculously overpriced more

best place for baileys coffee and tiramusu 10/1/2009

my boyfriend and i just moved to the east side we asked our landlord where we should go for a relaxing drink she recommended elizabeths pricey but as we came to find it was well worth it we walked into what we thought was our grandmothers house we were greeted by a lovely waitress who recommended the blueberry crisp as a special but we decided to go with the tiramisu all we can say is that we have found a very special place we will definetely be back!!! Cons: no ice cream more

cocktails and desserts with friends 8/14/2009

our evening at L'Elizabeths was warm and friendly and that night we were entertained by a great singer. Definetly the best place to be. Pros: wonderful drinks and desserts to die for Cons: the eveing must end at closing time more

A Dream Come True 8/13/2009

my date and i were told to go to Elizabeths for drinks and dessert. let me tell you it was the best.we had white chocolate cheescake and strawberry anyone could bad mouth this place is down right cheap. we will be back.awsome place. Pros: best strawberry martini Cons: none more

best place for a date 8/13/2009

just arrived home after a very romantic evening at L,ELIZABETHS we have never been there before tonight. we are so happy we went.the place is right out of amovie the pasterie was exceptional.looking forword to the next visit Pros: good live jazz Cons: no dom more

Nobody deserves this kind of traps. BEWARE!!! 5/15/2009

Guys run away from this owner with half smiling face! And you better watch your wallet! FIRST: Allways ask for prices and think it twice before you take a seat. SECOND: Avoid any invitation, it is for sure that you are going to pay for all of them. THIRD: The ATM is there for a certain razon, nobody is ready for this kind of traps. And FOURTH: This place it is not romantic at all, I don't know who wrote those "5 stars reviews" but I am guessing now, too late! Pros: non Cons: I feel robbed! more


This has been the most awful experience in years. We had a four drinks and a slice of cake and the bill was around 100 dollars. On what planet a cup of tea costs ten dollars? I can't understand how this place is still open. It is such a fraudulent business. BIG SCAM A star is too generous Pros: None Cons: WAY OVERPRICED more

romantic 4/22/2009

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  • The Scene
    If everyone took a favorite piece from their grandmother's living room and brought it to a centralized location, you'd have a good chance of recreating L'Elizabeth's interior. The comfy sofas, ceramic lamps and antique coffee tables blend to create a romantic atmosphere that dates back to an era older than its 1973 founding. With the average age of patrons hovering around 50, it's obvious that those who discovered this spot in their heyday keep coming back for more.

    The Draw
    Drinks here are as traditional as the decor: bourbon, scotch, sherry, port and cognac. If you're feeling racy, ask for a Chocolate Kiss, a specialty drink made from Godiva chocolate liqueur and topped with whipped cream. An international selection of coffees pays homage to Belgium, France, Ireland, Holland, Jamaica and Mexico. Ceylon, England and China are honored through teas.

  • 11/6/2003 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Neighborhoods:

    College Hill