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Providence for Waterfire next weekend - Parkside, Mills Tavern, Nick's or Broadway Bistro???

robertwcook16 Jun 19, 2010 05:01 PM

Will be in Providence 6/26 for Waterfire - staying at the Hilton. Like the menus at all 4 of the above. Not much on here recently about Mills - their website has no pricing (that scares me a little). Nicks looks great but is it walkable from the Hilton? all reviews for Parkside seem favorable. Really just want good food, not too pricey (high teens to mid twenties for entrees).
Any suggestions??? BTW - already have reservations for Parkside & Mills

Also going to Newport for the next day & night - any restaurant recommendations are well appreciated.Fun great food

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Mills Tavern
101 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903

Parkside Restaurant
220 W Housatonic St, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Broadway Bistro
205 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903

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    tanker64 Jun 19, 2010 06:57 PM

    Parkside is a favorite for Waterfire nights and its in your noted price range. Mills is also good, but is more expensive without a view of Waterfire.

    I have been to Nick's and enjoyed it thoughly; havent been to BB yet so cannot comment. Neither is a walk from the Hilton. Short cab ride, but not a walk.

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    Parkside Restaurant
    220 W Housatonic St, Pittsfield, MA 01201

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      Gin n Tonic Jun 20, 2010 08:41 PM

      Nick's is a 15-20 minute walk from the Hilton; Broadway Bistro a bit less.

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        robertwcook16 Jun 20, 2010 10:06 PM

        Out of those 4 places which would you choose - I would like the bill for 2 around 100 -120 with good but interesting food

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          Gin n Tonic Jun 21, 2010 08:52 AM

          I'd go to Nick's. I haven't been to Parkside and can't speak to it. I don't think you'll get out of Mill's at your desired price point. Broadway Bistro is very nice, but maybe a little less variety than Nick's and comes in at a bit lower price point. I also don't know your drinking habits and I'm unsure what BB's current liquor license status is -- certainly you can get wine or beer, but I'm unsure about mixed drinks.

          Keep in mind that both the western Broadway places are relatively far from the Waterfire action. That can be good or bad depending on what you want from your evening.

          1. re: Gin n Tonic
            robertwcook16 Jun 21, 2010 11:43 AM

            I am thinking the same about Mill's pricing. Since we are headed to Newport the next day I need to spread out the food budget. Also we do kind of want to be in the general area of Waterfire, as we will be walking around that after dinner...

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      Fahzz Jun 21, 2010 04:21 PM

      I can't speak about the other places, other than confirming that Mills Tavern is expensive, but the Parkside is always solid. If it's a Waterfire night get there early because it's a popular stop. Recommend sitting at the bar if that'syour modus operandi- Pete and Mike will take good care of you. Have fun!

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      Mills Tavern
      101 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903

      Parkside Restaurant
      220 W Housatonic St, Pittsfield, MA 01201

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        robertwcook16 Jun 21, 2010 06:34 PM

        Thanks everyone for the advice. I think I am going with my 7:30 res at Parkside. - good price points & interesting food. Now who can give me some recs in Newport for a Sunday nite after doing the Mansions

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        Parkside Restaurant
        220 W Housatonic St, Pittsfield, MA 01201

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          Gin n Tonic Jun 22, 2010 06:44 AM

          I like Clark Cooke House, but there are a number of good places on that side in the Bowen's Wharf and Bannister's Wharf area. Search this board with "Newport" and you'll get a ton of info.

          1. re: Gin n Tonic
            robertwcook16 Jun 22, 2010 05:47 PM

            What do you know about Fluke, Salvation Cafe, or Pop Kitchen Cocktails
            I also am looking at the DeWolf Tavern in Bristol

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              iheartri Jul 13, 2010 07:42 AM

              Salvation Cafe and DeWolf Tavern are great restaurants! Salvation Cafe is unqiue and the food blew me away. DeWolf Tavern is right on the water and has a great view if you want to sit outside.

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