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Jul 18, 2009 05:16 PM

romantic dinner outside Providence: Blackington Inn, DeWolfe Tavern, Little Inn?

We wanted to try something new outside of Providence for my birthday, within a 30 minute drive since we have a long trip the following day. Considering DeWolfe Tavern in Bristol, Blackington Inn in Attleboro, Little Inn in Johnston, Cafe Itri in Cranston. Open to any suggestions, but would like gourmet food in a romantic setting.

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    1. re: im hungry

      We have been there already, although our experience was not as good as the reviews on this board.

      1. re: bawc

        god, thank you! all i hear is praise for that place, we went and (foolishly) ordered a tasting for my last birthday and were very disappointed. i guess we can't go anywhere after chez pascal, new rivers and our first love, gracie's.

    2. Of the ones you listed, i have only been to DeWolfe and would highly recommend it. The food is great and i love the atmosphere of the old brick building. They have a few tables outside which could be nice for your birthday

      1. Roberto's in Bristol., or the Lobster pot,

        1. I'm a big fan of Caffe Itri. The food is wonderful, the wine list is extensive and cheaply-fairly priced and the service has always been stellar. That said, I don't find it the least bit romantic (bright lights, garish furniture), so it may not be what you're looking for.

          1. Hi,

            Try Broadway Bistro its cozy nice food. Too bad the drive is a few min longer is the Inn at Castle Hill. The above places you wrote are not romantic in anyway and the food is just ok. IMHO.

            Enjoy where ever you choose.

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            1. re: Frank Terranova

              Thank you for the replies. I thought about Cafe Itri, but I didn't think it fit the intimate atmosphere bill, although I have never been there. We went to Broadway Bistro for my husband's birthday, and were disappointed--nice casual, not outstanding food. We may just return to my favorite in town, Chez Pascal...

              1. re: bawc

                Chez Pascal is also my favorite in RI, but you think it's romantic? To me, it's just bistro-y...