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Aug 13, 2009 06:22 AM

Rec's for Waterfire restaurant

Hello, My wife and a few friends will be staying Providence in September for a Waterfire night. We were wondering where we should eat. We are staying at the Renaissance. We would prefer walking distance to the hotel and Waterfire. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. What kind of food do you like or dislike? What's your budget?

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    1. re: Gin n Tonic

      We are open to really all types, we do have a copuple veg heads in the group. Our budget is pretty open as well. We don't want to break the bank, but also don't want the 10 dollar meal at TGIF's.

    2. A friend and I went to Warterfire last year, and had an amazing meal at Citron. I'm not sure how highly acclaimed this restaurant is in general, but the wild boar bolognese over pepardelle was amazing. I still think about it often.

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      1. re: anais_in_waiting

        Actually, the Chow Fun Food Group recently closed Citron and replaced it with Luxe Burger Bar. As far as downtown Providence, I would recommend New Rivers and Gracie's. Gracie's is a bit pricey, but really worth it. New Rivers is closer to the river, but neither are right on it. You might want to check on reservations. I know it's nearly impossible to get reservations for any of the restaurants on a WaterFire night.

        Local121 and Bacaro are also quite enjoyable and downtown. I would check out their menus and see if any sound appealing to you. Most of the nicer restaurants in Providence have vegetarian options.

        One last mention would be Cafe Nuovo. We haven't had a chance to go yet, but I've heard rave reviews of the place and it is right over the river.