Birthday Ideas Providence area
Okay chowhounds time is running out..In search of some nice places to go for a birthday dinner with my lovely bride..Yes I'm one of the guys that waits to the last minute. I'm thinking Sunday night or Monday night. . Last year we went to Abe & Louie's up in Boston for a nice steak. I live in the Providence area. and willing to travel for some good food & experience . I'm open to anything. we hit just about every Italian place on the Hill. But I will go again with a good recommendation. Something different I guess you could say I'm looking for. Has anybody heard about the Melting Pot @ Providence place. How about Bar Louie @ Patriots place. "Lets hear it Chowhounds" I'm on the clock...
I'm not a fan of the Melting Pot. There are plenty of reviews on the chains board about The Melting Pot restaurant. I haven't been to Bar Louie.
How about Gracie's? You might be able to get a nice private dinner for two in their downstairs wine cellar if it isn't booked. You could do a multi-course chef's tasting with or without wine pairing. Alternatively, you could head south to Newport and go to Castle Hill (go around sunset and ask for a window seat).
I would recommend Waterman Grill on the East Side if you are looking for 'American food'. The main dining room offers a romantic view of the river, and every time I've been the food is always good (I believe they are doing "dinner for two plus a bottle of wine" on Sunday and Monday eves, the menu changes each week so call ahead).
If you're looking for Italian, then go to "d.carlo's" on Rte 7 in Smithfield (very easy to get to from Providence!). Hands down, this is one of the best Italian restaurants we have in Rhode Island - better than some of the 'well known' places on the Hill. I believe they are now open on Sundays from 5 - 9 pm.