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Jan 12, 2010 05:05 PM

Sunday dinner in Providence?

Need suggestions for a Sunday dinner in Providence with old friends,all foodies. We want to be able to talk, have a nice but modest bottle of wine, and good food. My first choices, chez pascal and caffe itri are both closed, and I am not fond of Red Stripe or Pizzico. Any other suggestions? We are willing to go to Cranston or Lincoln, but not much further than that.

Red Stripe
465 Angell St, Providence, RI 02906

Red Stripe
91 Point Judith Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882

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  1. What about Pane E Vino. I think they are open on Sunday.

      1. re: meekmeek

        I second Cafe Noir. The goat cheese & bacon tart is fab.

        1. re: JaneRI

          Thank you for your replies. I will put cafe noir on my to be visited list--I was outvoted in favor of Siena this time around...

          1. re: bawc

            Siena is nice, but you can rule out one of your stated requirements--talking. It's too loud to carry on a civil conversation, especially with more than 2 people.

            1. re: meekmeek

              I was there with just one other person, sitting next to each other at the bar, and we could barely hear each other.

      2. Loie Fuller is open on Sunday, and meets all requirements.

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        1. Firts thing you learn in the food business is never go out to eat on a sunday.

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          1. re: Frank Terranova

            That's totally untrue. Both my head and sous chefs work on Sundays, and we get fresh deliveries, as well.

            1. re: invinotheresverde

              I was going to say, this seems like dated commentary. Plenty of restaurants not only have the talent but the product on Sundays to produce quality cuisine.

            2. re: Frank Terranova

              I agree, this is a falsehood in any real restaurant economy. It may be true that they aren't getting deliveries of some things on Sunday. Then again, I'm not claiming that Providence has a real restaurant economy..... But this is totally false in NYC and Boston, but likely true in Youngstown, Ohio.

              1. re: Frank Terranova

                way to help! how bout something constructive, frank-

              2. I don't know if by foodies you mean they like obscure varieties of oddly mixed ingredients - if that's the case then ignore the rest of my post. But I do like Everyman's Bistro - it is hidden in a low traffic area of providence back behind the Providence Place mall. Had a great family celebration dinner there. It has a quirky atmosphere but I would describe the food as basics done very well. They focus on using local suppliers for many of their items.

                Everyman Bistro
                311 Iron Horse Way, Providence, RI

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                1. re: njensen

                  I agree with you on the noise level at Siena, but I lucked out the last time I was there and we could even hear ourselves think! And the food was good.
                  I thought both Broadway Bistro and Louie Fuller, OK, but not great. I want to try Bway Bistro again, maybe it was just the night we were out. LF I have been to few times, didn't feel a compelling reason to go back.
                  Everyman Bistro sounds fun, I will add it to the list of restaurants to try.
                  And as for Sunday night, well, it was the one evening we could all get our husbands to watch the kids--sometimes you take what you can get!
                  Thanks for all the feedback, much appreciated!

                  1. re: bawc

                    2nd on Everyman. Good solid food done right. Bar is good also and the bonus is that you can hear.