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Client Lunch in Providence, RI

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Gourmet Groupie Sep 12, 2006 06:22 PM

I am meeting a client for lunch in Providence on Friday who is more of a foodie than I am. I'm not familiar with the city. Can someone help me out? Price is not an object.

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    Jenkins RE: Gourmet Groupie Sep 12, 2006 07:05 PM

    If price is no object try Gracie's on Washington Street. Wonderfully creative food. Excellent service. Attractive surroundings.

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      Gourmet Groupie RE: Jenkins Sep 12, 2006 08:13 PM

      It looks like they're not open for lunch.

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        sheiladeedee RE: Jenkins Sep 13, 2006 09:59 AM

        You could also try Cafe Nuevo - if the promised warmup happens by Friday you could eat outside on the riverfront; the food is always good and interesting and there is a large variety. I go there for lunch and sometimes dinner and have never been disappointed. During the "tall food" craze (which I kinda miss) it was a trip just watching the plates go by. Get creme brule for dessert. I was there for dinner last week; had an excellent steak with just the right amount of perfectly cooked spinach and a little pile of sort of ordinarily good mashed potatoes. The cappucino comes in great big cups which I like.

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        Jenkins RE: Gourmet Groupie Sep 13, 2006 12:03 AM

        Too bad. Try Parkside instead. I love their pasta dish that is made with veal, name escapes me! Also have had an excellent lamb chop dish, grilled.

        1. a l i c e RE: Gourmet Groupie Sep 13, 2006 01:22 AM

          In which part of town will you be? Will you be mobile? Is your client a conservative banker or a creative type?

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            JaneRI RE: Gourmet Groupie Sep 13, 2006 02:21 PM

            Parkside's a good choice. Maybe Mediterreaneo on Atwells? Bravo downtown.

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              fullbelly RE: Gourmet Groupie Sep 13, 2006 02:44 PM

              I agree with the Parkside, or maybe La Laiterie? There's Hemnensway of course for the right "room-feel", but I'm not that crazy about their food. (And I'm sure I've spelled it wrong, because it has a funky spelling.)

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                LMWW RE: Gourmet Groupie Sep 13, 2006 05:01 PM

                La Laiterie does not serve lunch.

                I would go with either Parkside or Bravo - both have wonderful selections, and appropriate for a client lunch.

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