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Christmas Eve dinner- Rhode Island

shiggi2211 Dec 8, 2008 10:43 AM

Does anyone have any suggestions for restaurants that will be open on Christmas Eve in Rhode Island or southern MA area? Looking for someplace open past 7 for a party of around ten ppl, not necessarily for the feast of fishes.

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    dagwood Dec 8, 2008 11:23 AM

    We always go out for Indian on Christmas Eve. It's sort of become our non-traditional Christmas Eve tradition. I've yet to find an Indian restaurant that's closed.

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      Sap115 Dec 10, 2008 10:46 AM

      We are always looking for somplace to go on Christmas Eve ourselves. Grandma always insists on the Twin Oaks, and they are very good to us, but I think they might only be open until 8? I did read somewhere that Pan E Vino is going to be open. I was pushing for Mu Mu, but I was met with horrified looks.

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        dagwood Dec 10, 2008 10:55 AM

        I read today in the paper that CAV will be open on Christmas Eve. (In the past we have had a problem with kitchens closing much earlier than stated on Christmas Eve, which is why we started doing Indian in the first place.)

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          sarabean Dec 14, 2008 01:03 AM

          WHAT??? chinese on christmas eve is like pizza the day you move into a new place! classic, uncomplicated, heavy!... what fun would unwrapping presents at 7:30 am be without that infamous pepto-resistent eggroll hangover? push for mumu, it's GOOD chinese food and the decor is beautiful. order the table a round of mai tais and they'll be well over it ;) merry merry!

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          18percent Dec 19, 2008 08:02 AM

          You could try Minh Hai 401 383 8071. GREAT Vietnamese food. Try the thin sliced beef with lemon appetizer. It's not a formal place and the owner is very accommodating, esp. for big groups. It's also BYOB.

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            shiggi2211 Dec 22, 2008 01:15 PM

            Thanks for al your suggestions. I ended up booking a table at CAV, as some non-Chinese eaters are coming.

            thanks again, happy holidays!

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              Bluebird Dec 22, 2008 07:12 PM

              A little late, but I just heard that Vintage in Woonsocket is open Christmas Eve until 9:00.

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              Sap115 Dec 23, 2008 05:01 AM

              Well, I didn't get my wish for Mumu. But we're not going to the Twin Oaks. It's off to Trio in Narragansett.

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                JaneRI Dec 23, 2008 05:10 AM

                For anyone still looking for a place, the Providence Journal maintains a list of who's open, both Eve and Day. It's about 1/3 of the way down the page, after a few other related headings:


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