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Providence: Sat. Lunch on Waterfront?

I know nothing about Providence, but I'll be there on Saturday at lunchtime. Since it's on the water, am I crazy to assume that are any nice places for lunch with water views of some sort?

I'd like a place where I can have wine too. The nicer the better, though I assume the best restaurants are only open for dinner.

So to recap, I'd like to have a relaxing decent lunch, with good wine, and gazing out onto a canal, river, bay, or whatever. I like the water, what can I say.

Any advice is greatly appreciated. If no place is suitable, just let me know, and I'll drive up to Boston instead.

Thank you!!

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  1. There aren't alot of waterfront dining places in Providence. Instead of heading up to Boston, you could head down to Newport.

    The Mooring, Castle Hill, The Chanler, Cooke House, 22 Bowens, would fit the bill along with some other places on the harbor.

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    1. re: milemarker0

      Ok, thanks for the info!

      I'm coming from MA, and don't want to go any further South than Providence, so I wouldn't head down to Newport.

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      1. The Waterman Grille is on the water in Providence and nice place. Although the view is not the best, it isn't bad. Scratch that - just read they will not be open for lunch.

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        Waterman Grille
        4 Richmond Square, Providence, RI 02906

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        1. re: Jenkins

          Bummer. It's hard to find good places open for lunch.

          So if I give up on my bright idea for water views, is there anything else that is open for Saturday lunch that is a "can't miss" place? My one absolute deal-breaker is that it must have good wine and decent service.

            1. re: Sean

              Looks good...But, the website just shows they are open for dinner.

              I need lunchtime...

              1. re: johnblacksox

                Try Bravo Brasserie. Beautiful space, good food and open for lunch (finally found one!)

                  1. re: Bluebird

                    "So if I give up on my bright idea for water views, is there anything else that is open for Saturday lunch that is a "can't miss" place? My one absolute deal-breaker is that it must have good wine and decent service."

          1. For a nice lunch on a canal, I'd reccomend Cafe Nouvo
            http://www.capriccios.com/cafenuovo/
            . Excellent food, great wine list. Don't know if they are still seating outside, but I bet you can still get a table by the window. Another excellent choice, not on the water is downstairs at Pot Au Feu.http://www.potaufeuri.com/potaufeuri/...
            Great food, nice wine list. You can't go wrong with either choice. Good luck and Bon Appeite!

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            1. re: kidschef

              Neither of those places are open for lunch on Saturdays.

            2. A little late for the OP, but he could have headed a few miles south to Twin Oaks in Cranston.
              Not cutting edge cuisine but reasonably decent, certainly relaxing, with wine and friendly service, on a peaceful little pond.