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Dinner in Providence this weekend?

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Capebeach Jul 23, 2010 07:14 AM

I'm heading to Providence tomorrow and would like recommendations for dinner Saturday night? I've been to Gracie's, Pot au Feu, Hemenways and Temple ( I loved them all). Any cool new places?

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Hemenway's
121 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

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  1. invinotheresverde RE: Capebeach Jul 23, 2010 07:32 AM

    You might be the only person I "know" who's eaten at Pot au Feu in the last 10 years! ;)

    You mention "cool", but what are you looking for? Great food? Good scene? Any specific type of cuisine? Etc.

    If you like Gracie's, I'd try what's generally regarded as the other best restaurant in the city, Chez Pascal. It's over on the East Side, but it's really only a ten minute drive from downtown, unless it's a WaterFire night. If so, forget it.

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    Chez Pascal Restaurant
    960 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906

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      Capebeach RE: invinotheresverde Jul 23, 2010 08:10 AM

      I'm looking for great food in a quiet, romantic, atmosphere. I like to be able to carry on a conversation while dining :) Also, we're staying downtown and would prefer to walk to dinner.

      Thanks for your input!

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        invinotheresverde RE: Capebeach Jul 23, 2010 10:10 AM

        Local 121 is downtown. The food is pretty bad, but it's a great spot for predinner cocktails.

        You should grab a cab to Chez Pascal. Really.

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        Chez Pascal Restaurant
        960 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906

        Local 121
        121 Washington St, Providence, RI 02903

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          Mrs Carroll RE: invinotheresverde Jul 23, 2010 10:30 AM

          Couldn't agree more about Chez Pascal. Worth the cab.

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          Chez Pascal Restaurant
          960 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906

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            OOliver RE: Mrs Carroll Jul 24, 2010 09:19 AM

            Another cab ride away (and worth it) is Waterman Grille at the end of Pitman Street; about a mile from the downtown area. The food is always great, the service is always outstanding, the views are beautiful for a summer night (overlooking the Seekonk River) and can be as romantic as you want it to be. It's owned by the same group who owns Hemenways and Inn at Castle Hill.

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            Waterman Grille
            4 Richmond Square, Providence, RI 02906

            Hemenway's
            121 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

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      Frobisher RE: Capebeach Jul 24, 2010 10:21 AM

      Chez Pascal is fabulous, but nearly as good and withing walking distance of the hotels downtown is New Rivers.

      Definitely fits the bill for quiet and romantic.

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        Capebeach RE: Frobisher Jul 26, 2010 07:14 AM

        Thanks for all the great suggestions! I was unable to get reservations at Chez Pascal because it was restaurant week. We ended up walking to Cafe Nuovo from our hotel. I thought the food and service was very good but it was a little pricey. I'm saving all the recommendations for future trips to Providence.

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        Chez Pascal Restaurant
        960 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906

        Cafe Nuovo
        1 Citizens Plz Ste 1B, Providence, RI 02903

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          invinotheresverde RE: Capebeach Jul 26, 2010 08:44 PM

          Thanks for reporting back. Nuovo's okay, but you're right, it's overpriced.

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