Oak, parkside, blaze for providence lunch
My cousin from LA is visiting for the day with her two young teenage sons, and wants to meet for lunch near Brown, which I take to mean anywhere on the East Side. Her husband and my 5 year old son will also be joining us (he is an adventurous eater, but considers eating an optional activity). I am not thrilled by anything on Thayer, although Kebab and Curry might be nice, if they like Indian. Any recommendations among the three I listed, or other recommendations? Thanks.
I'm a big fan of Parkside, it's never let me down. Are you on foot or driving? If it's a weekday, you'll have the usual weekday parking woes to consider. If the weather is good, consider Waterplace (www.waterplaceri.com), big menu w/a lot of choices....but for me the best part is the outdoor seating overlooking Waterplace Park. Again, it's downtown not near Brown.
An east side choice that I hesitate to rec but will do so anyway w/a caveat....Waterman Grille, all the way east to the River (at the start of the Henderson Bridge)....my experiences w/the food have been iffy (but nothing horrible) but again, the outdoor seating is a huge draw for me. Gorgeous building, seating outside right on the river.
Seems unlikely, but Kartabar has killer tomato soup. I get it for lunch all the time. They make it to order, so it's slightly different every time, but it's surprisingly good. I might even call it wonderful.
OK, so Oaks is eliminated, the food at Waterman grille is totally unimpressive, although the view is nice. I hadn't thought of Waterplace, I haven't eaten there yet, that is a good suggestion. I forgot about the parking for Parkside, maybe not too bad on a summer Friday? I actually have never eaten there, but have heard consistently nice things about it. And where is Kartabar, I have never heard of it? Very helpful responses, I just have to narrow it down...