Providence tonight for my BF's 31st bday dinner??
My plan is to take my BF to Providence tonight to celebrate his birthday. I have seen a lot of mixed reviews so I'm hoping my knowledgeable friends on this board can lend some insight on my decision or let me know if I should make an 11th hour switch.
He took me to Bastide for my bday and it was a fabulous experience. I just want to make sure that the food, service and ambiance will measure up to our high foodie expectations.
Appreciate your help!
My GF took me for my D-erm, I mean B-day last year. I thought it was tremendous. Everything about the experience was exceptional - food, wine, service, atmosphere, etc. We did the tasting menu with accompanying wine pairing. They were also recently named one of the James Beard Foundation's best new restaurants of the year.
My experience at Providence has been great - gone for both lunch and dinner.
The food was beautifully prepared-subtly nuanced, but innovative.
Although the prices are high, I really appreciate that the tastes were complex without being overwhelming or overly fussy.
Since you're celebrating, I would suggest having a drink at the bar first. The italian bartender can really mix a drink.
Then the prix-fix menu if you want to go all out-it's well worth it!
oh yeah, the raw oysters with mignonette-killer.
and the spot prawn tartare (may not be in season)
and the thai snapper dish I had was terrific.
The service was excellent, and relaxed. Once they sense that you are a foodie, they are very enthusiastic. Enjoy! Please let me know how it goes.