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Dec 31, 2007 12:24 PM

Searching for bliss in Providence

My husband and I spent a weekend in Portland recently and finally had a chance to try Fore Street--it was one of the best meals ever. In a couple of weeks we'll be in Providence, and while we don't expect to find anything quite so amazing as Fore Street (no offence, Providence--we live in Boston and nothing here is its match either) we'd love to come as close as possible. Where? Where?

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  1. Chez Pascal. http://www.chez-pascal.com/

    Alternatively, La Laiterie or New Rivers. But for bliss? Chez Pascal.

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    1. re: celeriac

      As always, I highly recommend Chez Pascal...

    2. bacaro,new restaurant from the former chef at al fornos ,brian kingsford

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      1. re: asegidoc

        Reviews on Bacaro are very VERY mixed - I would not recommend it for "bliss". I'd have to also go w/Chez Pascal or La Laiterie.

      2. The only places I would say are possibly comparable are New Rivers and Chez Pascal. New Rivers prides itself in working with farmers and sustainable products, which is always nice.

        1. Gracie's. http://graciesprov.com/ Gracie's is so much better then any of the other places previously mentioned. Get the fois gras and the gnocci. Yum. Or splurge and get the tasting menu paired with wine. Go on a Sunday if you can - you will get amazing service because you will be the only one there. You can sit in the bar and have the handsome knowledgeable bartender wait on you.

          1. I would second Gracies...my wife and I are big fans. Cav is also very good, but we haven't been in a while.