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Current BYOB restaurants in/near Providence, RI

malyna Aug 30, 2007 07:10 AM


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. =)

  1. Hollysp Jan 26, 2014 01:06 PM

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

    1. b
      bmisbin Jun 11, 2010 11:04 AM

      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. k
        kmandiola May 13, 2010 08:44 AM

        Tokyo in Providence is BYOB and they have amazing sushi!

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          bkderosa May 13, 2010 07:42 AM

          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. Tir_na_nOg Jan 10, 2010 05:42 AM

            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
              dagwood Jan 10, 2010 09:33 AM

              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
                Tir_na_nOg May 11, 2010 05:43 PM

                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. l
                late to dinner Mar 11, 2009 09:27 AM

                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.

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                  rlong86 Feb 25, 2009 08:21 AM

                  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
                    FjmArch Feb 26, 2009 04:12 PM

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

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                    ronk Feb 21, 2009 10:43 AM

                    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.

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                      dr. pepper Feb 18, 2009 06:50 AM

                      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
                        Trnrbrnr Apr 18, 2010 09:56 AM

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

                        Cafe Gianna
                        915 Tiogue Ave, Coventry, RI 02816

                      2. b
                        basilcrow Jan 30, 2009 10:47 AM

                        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. l
                          late to dinner Jan 27, 2009 05:52 PM

                          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
                            Alica Jan 28, 2009 02:55 AM

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

                            1. re: late to dinner
                              sashimi73 Feb 24, 2009 11:55 AM

                              Ran Zan is not BYOB.

                              1. re: sashimi73
                                late to dinner Feb 25, 2009 05:29 AM

                                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.

                            2. j
                              jcm3 Jan 26, 2009 04:52 PM

                              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."

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                                lezeat Jan 22, 2009 02:02 PM

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

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                                  happycook1 Jan 23, 2009 04:57 AM

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

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                                    im hungry Jan 23, 2009 08:02 AM

                                    what restaurants are byob in newport?

                                    1. re: im hungry
                                      Alica Jan 24, 2009 04:00 AM

                                      Restaurant Lucia is one of our favorites!

                                      1. re: im hungry
                                        Alica Jan 27, 2009 03:47 AM

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

                                  2. foxy fairy Sep 1, 2007 04:58 PM

                                    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
                                      basilcrow Jan 30, 2009 10:51 AM

                                      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. m
                                      madgee Aug 30, 2007 06:18 PM

                                      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. j
                                        jsd Aug 30, 2007 07:20 AM

                                        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
                                          malyna Aug 30, 2007 07:24 AM

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

                                          1. re: malyna
                                            invinotheresverde Aug 30, 2007 10:38 AM

                                            Gewürztraminer, German style Riesling and lighter Chenin Blancs would all pair deliciously.

                                            1. re: malyna
                                              jsd Aug 30, 2007 12:32 PM

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

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