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Sunday lunch near Providence Place Mall

sgresnic Mar 20, 2007 06:15 AM

any suggestions for lunch walking distance from the mall? I'm meeting a friend who has mall claustrophobia, so no Johnny Rockets veggie burgers and diet vanilla cokes for me (maybe I'll get them to go for my ride home). Thanks!

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    sgresnic Mar 24, 2007 11:23 AM

    thanks everyone! we have reservations for Bravo for tomorrow.

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      basachs Mar 20, 2007 07:42 AM

      Lovely that you want to leave the mall and actually walk in the beautiful city that is providence. I think too many people just stay in the mall, and do not realize what a great city Providence really is.

      In addition to the other recommendation, there is Trinity Brewhouse on Fountain St, right across from the Dunk.

      Also Bravo Brasserie on the corner of Washington and Empire St, across from the Trinity Rep. Excellent lunch and brunch. http://www.bravobrasserie.com/

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      1. re: basachs
        JaneRI Mar 20, 2007 08:50 AM

        Good call - Bravo is a great choice.

        But really .....who stays in the Mall and doesn't get to know the city? I know it well and have walked it more times than I can count.....but sometimes I want the convenience of having a meal close to where my car is parked.

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          basachs Mar 20, 2007 09:04 AM

          I think you would be surprised. A lot of people that do not live in Providence simply go to the mall and leave. That does not do much for the city itself or the restaurants and attractions in Providence. And there are a great number of restaurants and shopping to do outside the mall.

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            JaneRI Mar 20, 2007 12:17 PM

            Wow, I never thought about that - frankly, I think it's a pretty crappy, poorly designed mall and I tend to avoid it (don't get me started on the escalators).

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              Jenkins Mar 20, 2007 12:30 PM

              I think the mall is one of the better one's actually, especially with the stores that open up onto the street. But as far as people only going to the mall and not exploring anything else, I think it is very common. A good friend of mine lives in Sharon Mass., and goes to the mall now and again with his family, but never has explored anything else. Last night I dragged him to Cuban Revolution and he really liked it, though.

        2. re: basachs
          Moonpie1 Mar 20, 2007 07:40 PM

          You just jogged my memory-----I really like the food at Union Station Brewery (or Brew Something). Micro-brew plus really good, casual food.

          Citron is right there, too. I have never been there. Both are right across from the mall, just to the left of the Marriott Courtyard hotel.

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            basachs Mar 21, 2007 07:09 AM

            Forgot about that area too, there is also a Capital Grille, Raphael's and Ri-Ra there. All different levels of dining....

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          JaneRI Mar 20, 2007 07:04 AM

          Is actually leaving the mall a requirement? If not, Cheesecake Factory does a decent brunch (albeit crowded), and so does Napa Valley Grill. Don Shula's at the Hilton (the former Holiday Inn) serves breakfast & lunch on weekends.

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          1. re: JaneRI
            Moonpie1 Mar 20, 2007 07:15 AM

            Ruth's Chris just opened, right across from the mall, in the ground level of the GTech bldg...not sure about their Sunday hours.

            Cafe Nuovo is also good.

            Heh, you could walk out of the mall, and then enter Napa Valley Grill from the OUTSIDE. Maybe she won't notice that it's technically in the mall. I normally don't like the chain places, but I've had a great meal there, and my husband has been more often, for work things, and loves it.

          2. tomatosoup Mar 20, 2007 06:59 AM

            cuban revolution is about a 5-10 minutes walk away, mcormick and schmicks (their blackened salmon ceasar is absolutely delicious)..those are probably the closest options. tazza cafe is good too, on westminster but im not sure if they are open on sundays for lunch...

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