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Sunday brunch in Providence before "Wicked" at PPAC

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philly8654 Jan 1, 2007 03:53 PM

Mom and grown daughter to see show at 1:00 and we would like to have brunch before. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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    Hallie_ray RE: philly8654 Jan 1, 2007 05:46 PM

    Le Central in Bristol is excellent for brunch.
    its classic french food with both lunch and breakfast items.

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      JaneRI RE: philly8654 Jan 2, 2007 08:21 PM

      Can I assume you want to be IN Providence for your brunch? If you're coming from the east bay area, Bristol would work; if you're not it's a fair drive.

      CAV has a very nice brunch, it's an unusual setting, and has easy street parking.

      Nothing fancy but nice brunches....Rue de L'Espoir, Napa Valley Grille and Cheesecake Factory, both at PP Mall,

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        JPchowhound RE: philly8654 Jan 3, 2007 01:29 AM

        We had dinner before Christas Carol at Bravo Brasserie on Saturday. It was great and very convenient. Not sure if they do brunch, but I would be kind of surprised if they don't.

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          JaneRI RE: philly8654 Jan 3, 2007 12:10 PM

          Bravo was being discussed in another thread recently - the owner left the country unexpectedly and his other restaurant (Mario's Paragon, E.G.) closed. Not sure what will become of Bravo. The other thread was deleted, i have no idea why.

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            Jenkins RE: philly8654 Jan 3, 2007 12:33 PM

            Not to worry, the owner in question sold Bravo to someone else (actually I think his wife did in his absence). I have been there since the sale and it is as good as ever.

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              JaneRI RE: philly8654 Jan 3, 2007 02:39 PM

              Excellent! I hadn't yet gotten around to trying it, and was disappointed when I thought I wouldn't be able to.

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                Jenkins RE: philly8654 Jan 3, 2007 02:49 PM

                The weirdest thing is that at one point they changed their menu to more standard American fare. I never went in, but was sad they moved away from their French/American bistro angle. Then, low and behold, I went to Bravo and they had changed it back again. Maybe the regulars complained?

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