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Girl's Dinner/ Cocktails - looking for relaxing place w/ fireplace...any ideas??

winochick Jan 17, 2009 05:42 PM

Hi All - I am meeting 6 old frinds from College for dinner in February. They want to find a good place, with a fireplace, to sit in front of, relax, and have some cocktails. We can always go somewhere else for dinner...but are looking for a nice place to kick back at, be warm, and catch up. Any suggestions?

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    hummingbird RE: winochick Jan 17, 2009 08:24 PM

    Would you please mention what area you are you thinking of? Knowing that would be helpful.

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      Earle RE: hummingbird Jan 18, 2009 07:43 AM

      Yes I think that would help a lot. Earle Ct.

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      winochick RE: winochick Jan 18, 2009 07:47 AM

      Sorry. Lack of sleep (I have a newborn). Things are fuzzy these days. : ) We are looking at the Providence area. Everyone is meeting around the Westin. We can drive though. I have had friends suggest the bar at the Westin, I also had a rec for Remmington House in East Greenwich. I know the area well, so driving is not an issue.

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        Alica RE: winochick Jan 18, 2009 08:05 AM

        The two places that come to mind right away are not really near Providence but they both have a great "fireplace with atmosphere" and great food. Up River Cafe in Westerly and The Clarke Cooke House in Newport. Sienna in East Greenwich has a great cozy atmosphere, plus food but no fireplace. Remingtons did not impress me. Good luck, it sounds like a fun time.

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        JaneRI RE: winochick Jan 19, 2009 08:36 AM

        I'd suggest calling Waterman Grille (the former Gatehouse), CAV, Pane e Vino. I know P e V has one but it might be in a private dining spot only. Pastiche (dessert only) has one but the wooden chairs aren't conducive to relaxing/hanging out.

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          Alica RE: JaneRI Jan 19, 2009 10:57 AM

          I almost suggested The Waterman Grill also. Do they still have a fireplace in the downstairs bar area? When it was The Gatehouse it was such a charming bar.

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            JaneRI RE: Alica Jan 20, 2009 05:02 AM

            I THINK so but I just can't recall. I won't say Waterman Grille has the best food in Providence, but it's not bad by any means, and w/so many picky plates to share, it'd be great for a group of friends. They definitely have one on the top floor (The Loft) but that might be reserved for private parties.

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