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Aug 11, 2008 06:36 PM

Tomorrow night in Providence...

Read about Al Forno but we love Maine lobster and fish dishes. Where would you go if you craved outstanding seafood? We are staying downtown but will have a car at our disposal.

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  1. Hemenway's is right downtown and lovely, but not cheap. We love the moules frites at Red Stripe, choose from 8 or so different broths, and one order will easily fill two average appetites, making it a great buy. But I haven't been impressed with other items there.

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    1. re: kayrff

      I've even had crappy mussels there (tiny, dried out, blah)

      1. re: JaneRI

        Hemenway's - definitely. You can't go wrong, and the prices are in line with other restaurants of their caliber. I suggest you stay away from Red Stripe (unless you want a burger).

        If you have a car, you may want to head east (195 E) and head over to Stella Blues or The Wharf Tavern - across the street from each other in the coastal town of Warren RI (about 15 minutes from downtown Providence) You can't go wrong with either place; very reasonably priced.

        1. re: OOliver

          Thank you all- we greatly enjoyed Hemenway's as you predicted. The only disappointment was the lobster. I did not find the local to be as sweet as Maine. However, everything else including service, was excellent.