Elis' Kitchen, Warren, Rhode Island
Stopped by Eli’s Kitchen in Warren for lunch. It is a comfortable space, nicely laid out with four tables along one wall, a common table for 8/10, and two window banquettes. The ambience is enhanced by soft lighting, “tin ceilings,” eclectic art work on walls.
I chose one of the daily sandwich specials, Tasso ham, romaine lettuce, summer tomato, bread/butter pickles, honey mustard. The spiciness of the Tasso ham and the crunch of the pickles added up to a terrific sandwich. Kacey’s buttery shortbread cookies with a hint of rosemary were a perfect way to finish the meal. Everything was well prepared and delicious!
Eli is the son of Phoebe who owned the renowned Phoebe’s Fish and Chips in Seekonk. Before opening his own restaurant he worked at the Beehive in Bristol, another of Rhode Islands’ wonderful small dining venues.
Eli’s Kitchen is a welcomed addition to the Rhode Island dining scene.
In addition to lunch, Eli’s serves dinner and Sunday brunch.
I'm glad to hear that lunch was good, though I'm not surprised. We've had two awesome dinners there now, and I have a feeling it's going to become one of our go-to spots. I think it's actually supplanted Chomp, for me, because it's easier to eat a healthy-ish meal at Eli's. I saw on yelp that one reviewer complained of slow lunch service. Did you have any complaints on that front? Personally, I haven't found the service slow at all at dinnertime (not too fast either, just a good pace.) For a small place, they have a proper number of wait staff.
Thanks for the heads up. I have to drive to Warren about 4-5 times each year. Oldest B daughter works in management on Blount's cruise ships and Warren is home port.
We picked her up last Monday and as usual when we asked her where we should stop for lunch>>>she replied "there's no place decent to eat in Warren." We take her back in a couple of weeks for her next 3 month stint and we'll give this a try.
There are definitely several good places to eat in Warren these days, lunch and dinner, including Eli's, Trafford, and Chomp (dinner only). Any and all are well worth a visit. Several other promising places are slated to open within the next few months too. For "foodie" options in the East Bay, I feel like Warren is giving Bristol a run for its money at this point.