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Apr 19, 2008 05:41 PM

Good Sunday eats? (PVD)

New Rivers, Chez Pascal, Bacaro, Nick's, ... they're all closed Sundays. So: where to go for a nice dinner? (Don't say Red Stripe or Bravo or Siena, been there.)

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  1. I'd go with Gracie's on a Sunday night.

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    1. re: mvi

      Should've included Gracie's in the list of already known places!
      So where else??

    2. You must get down to DeWolf Tavern in Bristol--it's only 25 min and worth the drive!

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      1. re: labouche

        Anyone recently been to Mediterraneo's?

      2. I wish I could help - I only go out for brunch on Sunday.
        I was at Med a few weeks ago. I have to say it's not one of my favorites. I think it's really overpriced

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        1. re: Jenz

          Any recent experiences w/ CAV?

          1. re: madgee

            The last two times I've been to CAV (both times within the last couple of months) I was very underwhelmed. Nothing was bad, per se, it just wasn't as great as I remember back when I first moved here, 1999 - 2001.

            1. re: dagwood

              I've been twice recently and would more or less agree... It's food is good enough to make it worthwhile to go and enjoy the (really amazing) decor and atmosphere. I can't remember a thing I've ever had, though. Nothing memorable. Just OK. Acceptable service as well, nothing better...

              CAV is on my list of several places (including Cuban Revolution, Tazza, and, sadly, Local 101) where I'm going primarily for a place's look, scene, or vibe right now and knowingly not for its food. I kind of see it that if I go to one of those places and have a not-so-great meal, it's more my fault for doing so...

              - Garris

        2. We enjoyed FLARE in Warwick (Or just outside of Warwick).. the place is new, and the location-in a very small strip mall-is so deceiving, we almost drove by. Obviously, only the locals know about this place and it was packed, so much so, the staff seemed a bit slammed. Atmosphere is nice, low lights and a lovely wall sculpture with running water is intriguing, the down side? Flat screens in the dining area.. one has to ask, Why?

          1. leaving the boundaries of providence, what about redlefsen -- anyone been there in recent past?

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            1. re: madgee

              I have to interject and go back to pvd, as no one has mentioned Louie Fuller on westminster st??? if you've not been, you're missing a lot in just the ambience and the food has always been good (try the cajun shrimp, it's not what you think..). Also Broadway's luckiest new addition the Broadway Bistro is awesome and serves until midnight!

              1. re: sarabean

                oh right! actually we enjoyed loie fuller quite a bit, especially atmosphere. have found food to be a bit uneven in quality but overall good. didn't realize they're open sundays.
                must try the Broadway Bistro. thanks for the suggestion.

                1. re: madgee

                  i agree on the inconsistency at louie fuller, i've found what i like and stuck to it!