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Suggestions for great, casual place in Providence area?

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eastbaygirl May 13, 2010 07:51 AM

HI Everyone,
I have dinner plans tommorow night with a good friend. She's a bit of a foodie, but we are looking for a casual type place to eat tommorow. Anywhere in/near Providence would be great!

Thanks!
Leslie

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    Jenkins May 13, 2010 12:08 PM

    Broadway Bistro - love the food and the somewhat funky but low key atmosphere. Red Stripe is solid but I just think the food at BB is a notch better.

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    Red Stripe
    465 Angell St, Providence, RI 02906

    Broadway Bistro
    205 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903

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      OOliver May 13, 2010 01:50 PM

      Broadway Bistro is fine, Red Stripe is literally "hit or miss" - you never know what you're experience is going to be like until you get seated. It could go very well or very wrong (I've had both).

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      Red Stripe
      465 Angell St, Providence, RI 02906

      Broadway Bistro
      205 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903

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        eastbaygirl May 14, 2010 06:58 AM

        Thanks for the suggestions. Does Broadway Bistro have full enough tables that it feels like a night out? Or--should I make reservations?

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        Broadway Bistro
        205 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903

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          Gin n Tonic May 14, 2010 08:04 AM

          I'm not sure I understand the question. I think calling and asking never hurts. I've eaten there and enjoyed it a number of times, but never on a Friday night, so I don't know how crowded it gets. It's pretty casual, but not overly so, with thoughtful food, and you can have a conversation (which isn't always possible at Red Stripe.)

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      winedude May 13, 2010 11:21 AM

      I really like Red Stripe, in Wayland Square. It's casual (though it can be loud), food is very good, prices are very fair.

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      Red Stripe
      465 Angell St, Providence, RI 02906

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