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Current BYOB restaurants in/near Providence, RI


I am looking for BYOB restaurants in or close to Providence.

I searched through old threads, but a lot of the restaurants seem closed...

Thanks in advance. =)

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  1. We enjoyed a fine dinner at Phonatic just off Thayer Street, was BYOB. Totally acceptable and sometimes even really good Vietnamese(ish). Atmosphere was tidy, clean, and boring. Really appreciated the BYO part.

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    1. re: jsd

      I don't really associate wine with Asian foods... What would you recommend to bring?

      1. re: malyna

        Gew├╝rztraminer, German style Riesling and lighter Chenin Blancs would all pair deliciously.

        1. re: malyna

          We brought vinho verde on a hot summer night and it was swell. Others in our party brought beer.

      2. Friends and I went to Cafe Andiamo in Johnston recently -- not that far from Prov. It was quite nice really, in all aspects. We brought red and white wine -- and had a good (though huge!) Italian dinner. The place was *packed* and we had a reservation. I was actually surprised they took reservations for a party of three since according to my friends and fellow diners we talked with, the place is notoriously busy. Anyway, a friendly, not pretentious, good BYOB restaurant worth the drive from Providence. The chef/owner came out and greeted his customers, too. A very nice, humble guy, in addition to being a good chef.

        1. How about some delicious Indian? I highly recommend Not Just Snacks on Hope Street. This is my ultimate favorite Indian in RI, and it's just such a fun place to eat. Check out their market (spices, produce, etc) across the way after your meal.

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          1. re: foxy fairy

            This is not my "favorite Indian in RI." The entrees are hit or miss, and their samosas are laughable. They are relatively inexpensive though. For better Indian food try Rasoi or Bombay Club (although these are not BYOB).

          2. Pinelli's in West Warwick is BYOB. Good Italian food, very popular.

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            1. re: lezeat

              Newport has great BYOB's .ITs a nicer place to visit also.

              1. re: happycook1

                what restaurants are byob in newport?

                1. re: im hungry

                  Restaurant Lucia is one of our favorites!

                  1. re: im hungry

                    I think Peurini's has BYOB during the week. GREAT restaurant

              2. Prime is running BYOB nights on Mondays this winter.

                "BYOB Every Monday
                BYOB night every Monday, now through February, encouraging the serious wine collector or novice to enjoy there own bottle with a great Prime steak or wild game."

                1. Rans Zen at the end of the Bouvelard is BYOB Japanese. Food is good but basic. Bringing your own sake or Sapporo helps.

                  Guido's Italian Restaurant is also BYOB. I have not been in ages...but I always remember it being good.

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                  1. re: late to dinner

                    I always think of garlic when I think of Guido's, which is a good thing!

                      1. re: sashimi73

                        Sorry about that...they were when they first opened and I know I have seen people come in with their own wine. Learn something new everyday.

                    1. The Edgewood Cafe has a limited but carefully-prepared menu with good specials and an excellent atmosphere. You won't break the bank either.

                      1. Our favorite RI BYOBs:

                        Tina's Caribbean - Atwell's Ave, Prov. Jamaican comfort food in the heart of Federal Hill. Love the patties, curried goat, jerk chicken.
                        Minh Hai - Park Ave, Cranston. Terrific Vietnamese food, very different from the other pan-Asian food in RI.
                        Cafe Gianna - Rte 3, Coventry - decent Italian and American food.
                        Crazy Burger - Boone St., Narragansett - eclectic menu, including (duh!) some crazy burgers.
                        Jim's Dock - Jerusalem - across from Galilee (the old RIers were a pious bunch), seasonal, great, simply prepared impeccably fresh seafood, on the water.
                        Phil's - Rte 1A, Narragansett. The ex-chef of Wiley's does great seafood Fri-Sat night.
                        Bluebird cafe - Quo Vadis shopping center, Wakefield. Limited but very good dinner specials Fri nights only, lunch dishes also available.
                        Main St Fish - Wakefield - generally good seafood.
                        Sophia's - Warwick Ave, behind the airport - very good Italian.

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                        1. re: dr. pepper

                          I'll second Cafe Gianna in Coventry - pretty decent Italian

                          Cafe Gianna
                          915 Tiogue Ave, Coventry, RI 02816

                        2. Not sure if I am spelling it correctly...Arunathai?? On the Prov/Cranstonline either Narr Parkway or Broad St. Nice Asian dishes with some spice if you want, as well as some ok sushi...prices very fair and of course BYOB. Casual inside, warm and inviting, about 12-14 tables.

                          1. I believe Sakura (Japanese) on Wickenden is BYOB although not positive. And I second Crazy Burger as a great suggestion, worth the trip to Narragansett.

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                            1. re: rlong86

                              Sakura is in fact a BYOB, the sushi is excellent.

                            2. Apsara Palace on Hope Street is BYOB...or it was last night when we went. If you like Thai, Vietnamese, Cambodian style restaurants it is quite good and amazingly affordable. 4 of us ate for $28.

                              1. Bumping this thread, in case there are any other suggestions for BYOB in/near Providence that people can add. Thanks!

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                                1. re: Tir_na_nOg

                                  Arunthai in the Edgwood section of Cranston is quite good. Asian cuisine, nicely presented in a pretty space. I've only been for lunch though.

                                  1. re: Tir_na_nOg

                                    Did BYOB at Blue Grotto on Atwells Ave on Federal Hill. Generally good Italian, although with some misses. Doesn't mention BYOB on their website, but they were happy to oblige and provided as many glasses as we needed. Unfortunately, I've forgotten what we paid for corkage, but somewhere between $10-20/bottle.

                                    Blue Grotto Restaurant
                                    210 Atwells Ave., Providence, RI 02903

                                  2. Honestly, I'd second the Edgewood Cafe in Cranston -- it's really close to Providence and is nice, relaxed, honest food that's just a bit off the beaten path. I haven't had a bad meal there yet, though the menu is on the small side.

                                    Edgewood Cafe
                                    1864 Broad St, Cranston, RI 02905

                                    1. Tokyo in Providence is BYOB and they have amazing sushi!

                                      1. We have been going to Cafe Andiamo on Greenville Ave in Johnston for a few years and have never been disappointed. The food is great and the atmosphere is always friendly.

                                        1. Gourmet house, Guidos, Sakura , Tokyo, fellinis, flan a yo