Ten Best Restaurants in Rhode Island!
I just finished spending the last year living in RI(eating out almost everynight) and loved the local restaurant scene. Being from Ct I have been to RI many times but never spent much time eating there. Let me know if you agree or disagree. Here they are in order:
1. Chez Pascal
2. Castle Hill Inn
5. Mill's Tavern
6. Trattoria Simpatico
7. Capital Grille
9. New River's
10. Ten Steak and Sushi
Best hamburger and fries: Red Stripe
Best Raw Bar: Hemmenway's
Best Pizza: Z Bar and Grille(I liked it better than alforno's pizza and half the price)
Favorite Casual Place to grab a bite: Cafe Noir
You might think how could i do a ri list without any restaurants on Federal Hill? I tried many but didn't find anything outstanding( i ate at sienna, old canteen, oyster bar, and zooma all average at best).
re: Frank Terranova
Well Chef Frank would you care to share your top ten??
I agree with Chez Pascal.
I have mixed emotions on Al Forno (but do agree that they are the forerunners in RI dining).
I used to love Castle Hill (but was upset when they moved the bar and refuse to return because of it).
I dislike Red Stripe with a passion (but think Mill's is definitely in the top 10).
Gracie's has a weird attitude and I have never eaten at the new spot (only the old one).
New Rivers is another forerunner (the former spot of Al Forno is sacrosanct it seems).
Capital Grille is stiff & overpriced
I agree that most of the resto's on the hill are worn, but what about Caffe Medditeraneo?.