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Nov 6, 2007 08:32 AM

50th Birthday Dinner in Providence this Friday

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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  1. I would recommend 10 Prime Steak & Sushi ( 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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    1. re: dagwood

      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

      1. re: Garris

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

        1. re: JaneRI

          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.

          1. re: dagwood

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

            1. re: sdw29

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

              1. re: sdw29

                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.

      2. 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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        1. re: winochick

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

        2. New Rivers!

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