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Providence Restaurant Weeks 2010 -- Help Please!

Bob W Jul 9, 2010 08:42 AM

I will be in Providence on July 22 so I can take advantage of Restaurant Weeks, 7/11 through 7/24. I was planning on eating at La Laiterie and I see that it's one of the participating restaurants so that is certainly an option but I would like to know what other places people have enjoyed in the past during Restaurant Week.

Here is a list of participating restaurants with links to their RW menus!


Thanks, RI Hounds!

La Laiterie
184-188 Wayland Avenue, Providence, RI 02906

  1. c
    crabbypatty Jul 14, 2010 08:00 PM

    C'mon Fahhz! I live in a foodie destination as well and I say bring it on and bring your $$ to my town! I am visiting for 1 nite at the end of July with husband and 14 year old son who truly appreciates good food. Can you tell us your pick on Atwells?

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    1. re: crabbypatty
      Dave S Jul 16, 2010 08:19 AM

      I'm not Fahhz, but I have recommendations for Atwells. Our favorite is Pane e Vino ... always very good food and service, plus one of the more interesting wine lists. And good atmosphere ... a bit traditional with up to date. Second would be Walter's.

      1. re: crabbypatty
        Fahzz Jul 16, 2010 04:26 PM

        Okay, Okay. On Atwells;

        Old school white tablecloth Italian: The Old Canteen, or Blue Grotto.
        New school Italian: Sienna.
        Family style Italian: Angelo's.

        Blue Grotto Restaurant
        210 Atwells Ave., Providence, RI 02903

        Old Canteen
        120 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903

      2. f
        Fahzz Jul 9, 2010 04:57 PM

        We Providence area denizens are extremely selfish, and since we apparently are no longer a "foodie" destination (see another post above), we aren't going to respond to this inquiry. In addition, I have several places on my list. and I don't want to deal with crowds. ; -)

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        1. re: Fahzz
          OOliver Jul 11, 2010 09:02 PM

          Be wary of 'restaurant week' in Providence. Though the ads say "Three course dinner" most restaurants serve small 'appetizer' size servings for each of the three courses, and the $29.95 is a rip-off for the size and quality of food you get. Better to order off the regular menu if available, or ask the server if they are serving their "regular size" dinner portions for the price, or a smaller portion. Hopefully, the server will be honest with you (some are, some aren't) so you can make your decision to stay.

          1. re: OOliver
            Bob W Jul 12, 2010 05:56 AM

            Thanks Ooliver -- here in DC the Restaurant Week meals were $20.10 for lunch and I think $35 for dinner, so $29.95 for a meal at some place like Chez Pascal would be a great deal -- but not if I have to get some NY System Weiners an hour later. 8<D

            Chez Pascal Restaurant
            960 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906

            NY System Restaurant
            18 Plainfield St, Providence, RI 02909

          2. re: Fahzz
            Bob W Jul 13, 2010 11:45 AM

            Thanks Fahzz. I have made a reservation and will be sure not to report back on my meal. 8<D

            I will take Ooliver's advice regarding inquiring about portion size.

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