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girly brunch in Providence

parkslopemama May 4, 2009 10:32 AM

Hello folks. It's been many years since I lived in Providence, so I would really appreciate some updating.

We're throwing a small brunch/baby shower (6-8 people) for my best friend's sister, who still lives in Providence. We were thinking of our old stand-by, the Rue (on Hope Street), but would love to hear other suggestions too.

I noticed on some previous threads that everyone raves about "Nick's," but I can't tell what kind of place it is. Greasy spoon, fancy-shmancy, or what?

TIA for any help you can give.

(formerly of Providence, but now known as "parkslopemama" in Brooklyn, NY)

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    maginn08 May 6, 2009 08:58 AM

    I like CAV, but not for Sunday Brunch, two bad food experiences...the chef must be off that day or something!!!

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      Gin n Tonic May 5, 2009 12:42 PM

      Second (third) that Nick's is great, but probably not what you're looking for. Have you thought about CAV?

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      1. re: Gin n Tonic
        parkslopemama May 5, 2009 07:25 PM

        Funny, I just heard CAV as a suggestion -- from my 9th grade boyfriend, who still lives in Providence, but that's a whole other Facebook story...

        Any opinions on CAV versus La Rue de l'Espoir?

      2. b
        Bluebird May 5, 2009 08:12 AM

        Ferns and Flowers Tea house is "girly" and might be able to do something for your group.

        1. invinotheresverde May 5, 2009 07:56 AM

          Nick's definitely isn't "girly" with its minimalist decor and extremely close quarters. That said, the food is great.

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            sarahbeth May 4, 2009 02:03 PM

            Nick's is nice but pretty tight. You won't be able to spread out. It is one of those small restaurants where guest sit shoulder to shoulder. I would suggest Waterman Grille and if you want to venture out of Providence then T's in Cranston or Old Grist Mill in Seekonk, MA.

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