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Looking for good French place in Providence, RI

observor Oct 22, 2008 09:18 AM

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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    dagwood RE: observor Oct 22, 2008 10:14 AM

    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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      InLikeMe RE: dagwood Oct 23, 2008 03:07 PM

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

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        invinotheresverde RE: InLikeMe Oct 23, 2008 09:17 PM

        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.

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          sashimi73 RE: invinotheresverde Oct 24, 2008 06:35 AM

          I agree - Chez Pascal is the way to go!

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            sarabean RE: invinotheresverde Oct 29, 2008 03:25 PM

            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!!!!

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        maginn08 RE: observor Oct 28, 2008 08:01 AM

        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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          Chuck Goldberg RE: maginn08 Oct 28, 2008 10:59 AM

          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.

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            Sean RE: Chuck Goldberg Oct 31, 2008 07:04 AM

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

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