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Restaurants near Trinity Rep in Providence

What's the best restaurant to have dinner before attending a play at Trinity Rep - Local 121 , Tini, or other?
Thanks.

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Local 121
121 Washington St, Providence, RI 02903

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  1. Directly across is Gracies. One of the best in the city.

    1. I believe Gracie's offers a theater menu. call to inquire. best in the city imo.

      1. Gracie's is the "best", if money is no object. For less $$, Bravo is a pretty good choice. Local 121 is very pretty, but the food is very hit or miss (more misses than hits, alas). Tini is a cool idea, but can be uncomfortable, it's more like experimental eating.

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        Local 121
        121 Washington St, Providence, RI 02903

        1. We prefer Tini's for a quicker meal, but it is quirky. We are among the few dissenters for Gracie's, particularly pre-theater, where we feel the food doesn't merit the prices--and we don't mind paying if the food is worth it. Bravo was mediocre the last time we were there. And l have to agree with wine dude's assessment of Local 121, although we are going back this weekend if the hopes of more consistency. Since we are subscribers to Trinity Rep, we do wish there were more choices. Aspire is also nearby, perhaps others can give a review of it.

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          Local 121
          121 Washington St, Providence, RI 02903

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          1. re: bawc

            Thanks so much for all the advice. Gracie's was my first choice but it's closed this weekend for a wedding(lucky couple!). Tini sounds interesting but I was concerned it wouldn't be a comfortable dinner choice. Bravo didnt' seem that interesting to me. I'm sorry to hear about the inconsistency of Local 121 because it looks lovely and the menu sounds great. Thanks again, folks. This is my first time on this site and It's great that people are so helpful. I hope to return the favor.

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            Local 121
            121 Washington St, Providence, RI 02903

            1. re: manelson

              121 has a great bar with wonderful cocktails. Maybe you go slightly extra early, get a drink and order something small. If it seems good, keep going. If it stinks, pay the tab and try the next spot.

              1. re: invinotheresverde

                Sounds like a plan! We just may try that. Thanks so much.

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            1. I agree - it is criminal what they did to Bravo. It was not amazing before, but it was often very good and such a great space. Last couple times I went you could just taste the mediocrity. Sad.

              And strangely enough I too will be giving 121 another shot. Guess it has been long enough that I forgot about the last couple times that weren't good.