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Jan 18, 2010 03:40 PM

Recommendation for corporate dinner in Providence area

Hey everyone, I'm a hound from Minneapolis and I hope you can help me out.

I need to find a spot for a group dinner in/around Providence for 10-12 people who are all foodies. Any recommendations? no cuisines per say, but it should be flexible enough that it could support various dietary needs.


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  1. Gracies is nice plus they have a private room to host 10-12 people.Providence has the boring typical steak places but you can get a steak at home.Also Hemingways is nice 95% excellent seafood.

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    1. re: Frank Terranova

      I think Hemmingways is way overpriced for what you get. Food is OK but not great and very expensive.

      1. re: kidschef

        Just a note, but the restaurant being spoken of is spelled Hemenways, not Hemingways, in case the OP wants to Google it.

    2. Chez Pascal is one of the best places in the state. Has a very nice prefix menu and always has veggie and vegen options. One of my favorites. You should also check out these three: and Parkside All have very diverse, menus, excellent food and a nice atmosphere. Hope this helps.

      Chez Pascal Restaurant
      960 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906

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      1. re: kidschef

        Another advantage to Parkside is that it is directly across from Hemenway's, which really works for cocktails/apps then over to Parkside.....

      2. The first place that comes to mind for a corporate dinner is Mills Tavern ( ). The food is contemporary American and done well, and the decor lovely, with dark wood. It's not super loud, and conversation is easy.

        I'd disregard ZBar, mentioned elsewhere, because it's tiny and ridiculously loud, although Paolo, my favorite waiter in the city, works there, and is a riot.

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        1. re: invinotheresverde

          agreed re: ZBar. Not a place for a corporate dinner.

          Another possibility, if you want Italian, is Camille's. I was partial to the "old" Camilles, but it's still an elegant Italian restaurant in historic Federal Hill and the food is quite good.