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50th Birthday Dinner in Providence this Friday

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sdw29 Nov 6, 2007 08:32 AM

Help!
My boss is turning 50 this Friday and she is escaping NYC with a friend and their respective teenage kids. She asked me to find an excellant restuarant in Providence so the 4 of them can go out and celebrate. I turn to you for suggestions!! Price is not an issue, what matters is the food and the ambience. Thank you.

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    dagwood RE: sdw29 Nov 6, 2007 08:52 AM

    I would recommend 10 Prime Steak & Sushi (www.tenprimesteakandsushi.com). I'd also recommend Cafe Dolce Vita on the Hill for dessert (outrageous cannolis and dessert drinks) and Local 121 for drinks, but not for the food. It's worth popping in, though; the drinks are fantastic and the bar is gorgeous.

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      Garris RE: dagwood Nov 6, 2007 09:57 AM

      For adults and teens, 10 Steak and Sushi is indeed an excellent suggestion. With cost no object, I'd also look at : Siena, Mill's Tavern, Cafe Nuovo, and Gracie's. For something a little different than they'd find on any block in NYC (which none of those suggestions really are), I'd look at CAV as well.

      - Garris

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        JaneRI RE: Garris Nov 6, 2007 10:05 AM

        I'll second the recs on Siena and Cafe Nuovo. I love CAV as well. Not a 10 fan.

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          dagwood RE: JaneRI Nov 6, 2007 10:13 AM

          Siena & Cafe Nuovo are both great recommendations. Siena can be loud but would probably work for a party w/ teens. The last two times I've been to CAV I've left a bit underwhelmed. Too bad, because really a unique place with great potential, and the food used to be spectacular.

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            sdw29 RE: dagwood Nov 6, 2007 11:18 AM

            Thank you all for the suggestions. CAV looks good. I also heard something about Camille's. Would you recommend it? Thanks again

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              dagwood RE: sdw29 Nov 6, 2007 11:53 AM

              I love Camille's.....highly recommend it!

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                JaneRI RE: sdw29 Nov 7, 2007 08:02 AM

                It might be just me but I'm not hugely impressed. It just grates on my nerves they way they put down that little bowl of ziti w/a dollop of plain ol red sauce on top. I don't know why, but i hate it.

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        winochick RE: sdw29 Nov 6, 2007 12:23 PM

        one comment: Ten Steak & Sushi isn't up Federal Hill.... so If they want a nice dinner, head somewhere else for desserts...somewhere else for more drinks...I would stick to the Federal Hill area...Gracies or Siena. Agree w comments below.. Lunch is great at CAV, but they lack in the dinner department. Camilles is a great choice as well. If they want a steakhouse, I would do Providence Prime, owned by sister restaurant, Providence Oyster Bar.

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          invinotheresverde RE: winochick Nov 14, 2007 07:53 AM

          Gracie's isn't on Atwells anymore. They're in the downcity area, on Washington St.

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          Moonpie1 RE: sdw29 Nov 7, 2007 09:29 AM

          New Rivers!

          http://www.newriversrestaurant.com/

          That's where I'd want to go for a birthday.

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