A Chowfun Restaurant
{Visit our other restaurants}

401 273 9090

125 North Main Street

Providence, RI

Get the XO Cafe Newsletter     
The Story
The Story

XO Cafe


Housed in the historic 1799 John Updike House in Providence, XO Café creates a cozy dining and cocktailing atmosphere with a modern culinary experience, perfect for a romantic night out, a family gathering, or a happy hour cocktail in a lively setting.

Opened in 1997, XO led the culinary renaissance in Providence, earning such titles as “the hippest restaurant in Providence” by Chef Magazine and “Rhode Island’s Most Romantic Restaurant” by the Providence Phoenix. Now, in a city that was recently ranked #1 for foodies by Travel Leisure, XO still features a sexy and seductive atmosphere outmatched only by the playfully composed dishes inspired by the finest natural and local ingredients and the highest level of service.

With a “harvest-to-table” philosophy led by Executive Chef Marty Lyons, XO marks the spot for creative cocktails, impressive wine list, and dishes that highlight the bounty of the sea and seasonality of Southern New England farms, such as Pumpkin Seed-Crusted Salmon with celery root gratin, wilted greens, beet & apple slaw, and Dijon gastrique; Seared Bomster Scallops with pork belly, Brussels sprouts, crispy quinoa, and carrot-ginger puree; and Grilled Pork Tenderloin with root vegetable hash, braised red cabbage, spiced cider reduction, and pickled mustard seed.

Located on the East Side and near Downtown Providence, XO Café is close to Rhode Island’s art and culture destinations, T.F. Green Airport, and WaterFire. It is also convenient to all downtown hotels and colleges, including Brown University and RISD.


Weekly Specials


Monday
Don't Whine! Every Monday get 50% all wines by the bottle!

Friday
Bar Fling! Bar menu 1/2 priced from 5-7pm.

Sunday
Pajama Brunch! Wear pajamas and get a complimentary mimosa or bloody Mary.
Named one of the Best Brunch Discoveries by GoLocalProv
Check out our brunch menu