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Oct 22, 2008 09:18 AM

Looking for good French place in Providence, RI

Taking my mother out for her birthday before Jerry Seinfeld and would like a good French place that isn't too "out there" (over the top)...nice atmosphere with excellent food, with main dishes mostly in the upper teens for cost preferred.

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  1. What about Pot au Feu? I haven't been but from what I've heard it's very traditional and good.

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    1. re: dagwood

      Pot au feu is going to be higher than the upper teens cost. Unquestionably the "well-known" place for French in Providence though.

      1. re: InLikeMe

        Read today that only the bistro remains open at Pot au Feu, so it's less casual than it once was.

        I prefer Chez Pascal. The ingredients are top quality and I'm always wowed. It's a bit pricier than teens but they do a prix-fixe before 7:00 (perhaps only weekday nights?) that's downright cheap.

          1. re: invinotheresverde

            that's part of what we love about chez pascal, it's low-keyed enough for my parents, adveturous enough for friends, intimate enough for couples..i can't imagine srtiking out there for entertaining. and french! vive les cochon!!!!

      2. Chez Pascal is the best, but more edgey. Since you'll be with your Mom, Pot Au Feu is my recommendation.

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        1. re: maginn08

          I support the reports on Chez Pascal! We have always had good food, fabulous service. I consider it informally formal, if you understand what I mean. A bit pricier than you wish, but well worth it. I travel about 45 minutes to get there, so I must like it.

          1. re: Chuck Goldberg

            Chez Pascal is outstanding, I have been many times, it is my favorite restaurant in the state.