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Just Moved to Providence RI...LOST

Hello All,

I just moved to Providence, RI and I am at a complete loss for where to go out for great meals, expensive or not. I usually eat out 2-3 times a week and I pretty much eat everything. Does anyone have any recommendations for me? Please help!

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  1. What kinds of food are you interested in? Seafood, American, BBQ, Italian, Chinese, Deli, Ethnic, Vegan, or Bar Food?

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    1. re: Babybithcuits

      There is a limited amount of truly fine food, but a lot of very pleasant food. The best of them is Chez Pascal in my opinion, and for a more casual option, La Laiterie. Good, but not consistent, includes Mill's Tavern, Bacaro, New Rivers, Al Forno. I am not as familiar with Federal Hill, so far the best, if old fashioned meal, was Constantino. Lucky Garden has the best Chinese, although I heard there is a new one on Smith Street, a few doors down that is supposed to be good. And of course, it depends where you moved from and what you are used to eating. Good luck

    2. Welcome to Providence. I just moved here a few months ago and do have suggestions but it would help to know what you are looking for and comfortable with. I have had fun getting to know Providence- and with the improving weather, it will only become more interesting. Let us know what you re looking for/ where you live, etc. and I'll see if i can help.

      1. Welcome to Providence! Where were you before you moved to the PVD?
        Let me recommend some more modest good eats--Kabob and Curry on Thayer St. Apsara, on the corner of Elmwood and Public, has the best spring rolls in the state. If you need a waterfront view and some heart-stopping fried seafood, Iggy's in Warwick cannot be beat.

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        1. re: RI Swampyankee

          Yes! I am so with you on Iggy's. The Narragansett location is equally excellent for fried food fun, though you have to take your clamcakes and chowders to one of the nearby beaches or the lighthouse to drink in the view.

        2. Welcome to provi!! get ready to have some fun... believe it or not there is a lot of good eating here, for a city this size. we natives are quite proud of it and eager to share! It's kind of hard to make reccomendations if you're in a particular neighborhood and unfamiliar with the city, but keep up your info and i'll be happy to try & help! if you are on the east side, it's true what they say @ chez pascal (awesome), for more casual yummies and GREAT beer try ivy tavern, also on Hope st. Good luck, and welcome!

          1. There are so many posts on Providence, you just need to read the board a little bit. Here's one to start.

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/447046