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Providence Restaurants

Gracie'sGracie's
3070 reviews
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Contemporary American | Providence, Rhode Island

Great service and neat tid bits served between courses! More

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Camille's RestaurantCamille's Restaurant
1843 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

As always, Camille's did not disappoint. My grownup daughters joined us this time at Dad's favorite Italian place in Rhode Island and they loved it too (I'm sure they will be asking to join us again sometime :-) Three of us did restaurant week meals (just happened to be that week, we would have come anyway) and two ordered off the menu (vodka gnocchi). Everyone loved their dinners and cocktails or wine. A great time was had by all! More

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Waterman GrilleWaterman Grille
2218 reviews
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Contemporary American | Providence, Rhode Island

Waterman grill is easy to get to (easy parking), away from the busy sections of providence - Thayer street, downtown, etc. The river location is cosy and romantic or if prefer something livlier, you can choose to hang in the separate bar - chatty atmosphere with a view of the kitchen there. As a bonus, if you are there before sunset, there is a bit of activity on the water: watch the Brown and Narragansett Boat Club crews rowing along the river. More

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The Capital Grille - ProvidenceThe Capital Grille - Providence
2137 reviews
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Steakhouse | Providence, Rhode Island

Steak was finominal . Servicer,Maura was gracious and very attentive. Highly recommend. More

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Pane e Vino ProvidencePane e Vino Providence
2481 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

Our waiter could have been a little more attentive. Two meals were warm only. One patron chose not to send back; one did. Staff responded very quickly and brought back a more heated meal in a timely manner. More

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Cafe NuovoCafe Nuovo
1619 reviews
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Contemporary American | Providence, Rhode Island

Best food and service,by far. More

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figidinifigidini
17 reviews
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Mediterranean | Providence, Rhode Island

We had a delicious Dinner. Pizza was wonderful just like the one you eat in Italy. More

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Siena - ProvidenceSiena - Providence
1652 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

Rob, our server, was excellent. He knew the menu well, gave great recommendations, was very friendly and professional. More

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Hemenway'sHemenway's
3813 reviews
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Seafood | Providence, Rhode Island

Food and service were excellent! More

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CAV RestaurantCAV Restaurant
1202 reviews
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American | Providence, Rhode Island

Great dinner experience. Food was good and the atmosphere perfect More

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CapriccioCapriccio
1469 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

Food and service never disappoints. Specials for the night were outstanding. More

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Rasoi RestaurantRasoi Restaurant
99 reviews
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Indian | Providence, Rhode Island

Always love Rasoi. Such great Indian food. Service is prompt, and staff are knowledgeable about the dishes. Food is always good. More

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The VigThe Vig
69 reviews
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American | Providence, Rhode Island

We love The Vig! Great for before any event at The Dunk, or shows a couple blocks away at PPAC. This was our second time visiting, and this time we brought the kids along for a pre-hockey dinner. They loved it, too! Sit in the bar area and enjoy watching the city go by outside through the full-glass wall! We'll be back! More

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Opa Restaurant ProvidenceOpa Restaurant Providence
7 reviews
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Lebanese | Providence, Rhode Island

Great place More

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Nami - ProvidenceNami - Providence
187 reviews
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Japanese | Providence, Rhode Island

Awesome environment, great food, would totally go again. Parking may be a challenge. You More

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Providence Oyster BarProvidence Oyster Bar
794 reviews
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Seafood | Providence, Rhode Island

We enjoyed a family night during Restaurant week, the food was delicious and our server was very friendly. We enjoyed the fresh oysters and my Cod loin dish was very good. More

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India RestaurantIndia Restaurant
480 reviews
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Indian | Providence, Rhode Island

We love India. Food is great, staff is always friendly and service is great. More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - ProvidenceFleming's Steakhouse - Providence
1005 reviews
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Steak | Providence, Rhode Island

Amazing service and great meal. Highly recommend. We loved the steak tartar and filet More

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Circe Restaurant & BarCirce Restaurant & Bar
820 reviews
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Contemporary American | Providence, Rhode Island

Our new favorite restaurant in Providence! Everything was amazing. More

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NasturtiumNasturtium
1 review
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American | Providence, Rhode Island

Waitstaff was amazing and showed knowledge of menu items and how they were prepared. Food was outstanding with good sized portions. Wine we selected was a phenomenal bargain. Everyone had a memorable evening with not a complaint. Would return and recommend! More

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MassimoMassimo
1117 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

My mom had such a great birthday lunch. She was so touched by the sign, stars, and sparkler on her dessert. More

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Andino's RestaurantAndino's Restaurant
875 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

Food is always tasty. We had the clams casino, swordfish special and shrimp fra diablo. Celebrated husbands birthday and the freshly fried canoli was a great surprise. More

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Jacky's Restaurant & Banquets (North Providence)Jacky's Restaurant & Banquets (North Providence)
125 reviews
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Pan-Asian | Providence, Rhode Island

I made last minute family reservations on a Friday night for 6. I’m happy with the friendly service and the waitress was on point with her service. Food was always delicious. My favorite dish is the Lobster stir fried with ginger and scallion. More

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RosalinaRosalina
854 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

Our waiter was excellent! He was very pleasant and out going! More

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Cassarino'sCassarino's
683 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

I’m pleased every visit!! The food is amazing, the staff is great More

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Providence Coal Fired PizzaProvidence Coal Fired Pizza
1029 reviews
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Contemporary American | Providence, Rhode Island

Love the beer selection , the wings and pizzas were wonderful , just happened to be alot of kids running around this visit (no parents were watching them ) so it wasn't a nice as other times . More

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Ten Prime Steak & Sushi - ProvidenceTen Prime Steak & Sushi - Providence
743 reviews
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Steak | Providence, Rhode Island

Everything was great. Our waiter knew how to sell his products. More

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Pot au Feu BistroPot au Feu Bistro
594 reviews
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French | Providence, Rhode Island

Providence restaurant week: Pot au Feu Bistro met all of our expectations and more. From the drinks to the dessert. Everything was excellent. The boeuf bourguignon was amazingly delicious and the trio of desserts a real treat. Great menu selections, service and ambience. Best meal I had in a very long time. Will be back to confirm whether this restaurant jumps to the top of my “favorite RI restaurant list”. 01/22/19 More

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Mill's TavernMill's Tavern
1195 reviews
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Contemporary American | Providence, Rhode Island

Great food...had the veal chop, spectacular, excellent service and ambiance...would highly recommend and will return again. More

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Parkside Rotisserie & BarParkside Rotisserie & Bar
1030 reviews
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Contemporary American | Providence, Rhode Island

I’ve dined at Parkside for years. Although I now live in San Francisco, Parkside is still my go-to for great food, great atmosphere, and an overall fine experience when I come home to Providence. This visit was an extra special experience thanks to our wonderful waiter, Ricky! More

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Andreas RestaurantAndreas Restaurant
29 reviews
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Greek | Providence, Rhode Island

Andrea's is our default dinner restaurant - good Greek food with friendly waitstaff who truly listen. Good wines, too. More

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Jacky's Waterplace Restaurant (Downtown, Providence)Jacky's Waterplace Restaurant (Downtown, Providence)
760 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Providence, Rhode Island

As always another fantastic evening and meal at Jacky's Waterplace. You cannot beat it More

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Trattoria ZoomaTrattoria Zooma
715 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

Food was amazing. Portion size was very generous. More

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KleosKleos
262 reviews
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Greek | Providence, Rhode Island

We enjoyed this restaurant very much. Everything was done well....the service, the food. The portions were plentiful and delicious. We will definitely return. More

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Bravo Bistro - ProvidenceBravo Bistro - Providence
837 reviews
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American | Providence, Rhode Island

Table was ready for us when we arrived. Server was very attentive to our needs. Food was outstanding as always. More

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Anthony’s Authentic Italian CuisineAnthony’s Authentic Italian Cuisine
28 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

Terrific meal Friday night at Anthony's. The smelts alone were worth the trip--though it was the outstanding dinner service from the bartender that ensures we will be back soon. More

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The DorranceThe Dorrance
560 reviews
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European | Providence, Rhode Island

The cocktail list is out of this world. I went for restaurant week and the food was OK. Nothing earth shattering. The ambiance is one-of-a-kind, really fancy enjoyable vibe. More

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Red Fin CrudoRed Fin Crudo
418 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Providence, Rhode Island

Excellent gluten free choices clearly labeled on the menu. This was our second time here and same as the first the food was fabulous and the waiter very friendly. Don’t miss the octopus. So tender and served in a light sauce with butter beans. Rivaled any Tapas we’ve had in Spain. The street corn also excellent. Will definitely be back. More

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Centro Restaurant & LoungeCentro Restaurant & Lounge
177 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

Food was excellent and came out quickly! However, we noticed we were our servers furthest table away from the kitchen so we were kind of the “forgotten” table. I noticed him check on his other tables multiple times before coming to us. There were a couple things we wanted but never got because no one was checking on us, but overall not terrible service. I would still go back! More

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Red StripeRed Stripe
1275 reviews
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Contemporary American | Providence, Rhode Island

We could have had a table in a better location. The hostess did not pay much attention to my telling her we had a reservation. The first course was brought out before the wine was served. Otherwise, the food was very good & the service was ok. More

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Black Duck TavernBlack Duck Tavern
43 reviews
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American | Providence, Rhode Island

Very pleased with the beer selection. Incredible old fashioned. Fried pickles! Tahini salad dressing blew us away More

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Lekker BBQLekker BBQ
8 reviews
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Barbecue | Providence, Rhode Island

Absolutely excellent! Drinks and super fresh food... Love the steaming of meat/veggies and ramen. Soju selection was on point. I hope this place sticks around for a while, we’ll definitely be back! More

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The FireThe Fire
184 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

Christmas Eve dinner was excellent. The food was delicious, and our server, John, was great! He was attentive and eager to please. John was friendly, but professional. This was our third Christmas Eve with The Fire, and we have never been disappointed. The current staff at The Fire is a wonderful mix of managers, servers, busboys, and bar tenders. They make everyone feel at home. I frequently stop at The Fire for a drink or dinner with friends, and I am always quite satisfied. More

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Rooftop at Providence GRooftop at Providence G
124 reviews
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American | Providence, Rhode Island

Great staff and great food!!!!! Will visit again once we are in the providence area!!! More

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Tumblesalts CafeTumblesalts Cafe
73 reviews
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Bistro | Providence, Rhode Island

Had a great time for our 19th Annual Holiday dinner.... atmosphere, service, apps, entrees, drinks and desserts and a great atmosphere. More

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Federal Taphouse and KitchenFederal Taphouse and Kitchen
697 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Providence, Rhode Island

Amazing food, amazing ambience, wonderful environment, highly recommended ! More

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Tavolo Wine Bar & Tuscan GrilleTavolo Wine Bar & Tuscan Grille
273 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

Food was good, great value during restaurant week and we had a great waiter. They were out of a lot of beers for some reason. More

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Costantino's Venda Bar & RistoranteCostantino's Venda Bar & Ristorante
360 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

Food was delicious. Table was broken and service was a bit slow but not big issues More

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Yoleni'sYoleni's
11 reviews
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Greek | Providence, Rhode Island

Yoleni's has the best Greek food I have had in the state. Everything is made from scratch including the pita bread which is amazing. Yogurt is wonderful. Sea bass beautifully done. And you can essentially walk in as the place has not been discovered yet. More

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Brick Oven on MainBrick Oven on Main
30 reviews
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American | Providence, Rhode Island

The service was great! We had wings for an appetizer, bbq and Asian. They were perfect! I had the pepperoni pizza and house salad. Both were very good. Second time there. Will be back! More

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Luxe BurgerLuxe Burger
221 reviews
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Burgers | Providence, Rhode Island

amazing create your own burger spot; huge burgers for the price More

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Dine with SkylineDine with Skyline
67 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

My first time at Skyline in the opening days of the restaurant and I can tell this will be a successful restaurant with what Mike has done. The Miami-like vibe and modern ambiance was fantastic and a different feel from what I’m used to. My friend and I both were impressed before we even sat down. Then came the food. Together we got Sunday Meatballs, a chicken Caesar salad, the saltimbocca, sirloin, lava cake, and white chocolate mousse. Everything was fantastic and we took more than half of all of that home. Kerri (as I remember) was a fantastic waitress and Adrian was very hospitable giving us information about upcoming events and telling us about Skyline. Will be recommending to friends and family ASAP. More

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MidiCi Italian Kitchen - East ProvidenceMidiCi Italian Kitchen - East Providence
3 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

We had the meatball calzone and a pizza.. They we both delicious! Very tasty and more then enough food. I would definitely recommend it to friends and will return myself with family!! More

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O'BOYO'BOY
14 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Providence, Rhode Island

Excellent food! The whole chicken ramen is delicious. The corn appetizer is also delicious and unique. Also, highly recommend the Brussels sprouts! More

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P.F. Chang's - ProvidenceP.F. Chang's - Providence
12 reviews
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Asian | Providence, Rhode Island

Great meal before attending the PC Friar game. Everything was perfect the waitress was super knowledgeable More

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G PubG Pub
269 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Providence, Rhode Island

overall a great experience and great food, we'll be back soon More

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Bluefin GrilleBluefin Grille
32 reviews
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Bistro | Providence, Rhode Island

Michael Arena and staff did an outstanding job with both the Thanksgiving and Christmas Buffets. The service we received from John and Savannah was excellent. They were unruffled and dedicated to great service even though there were many special seating requests within the upper level area. It is a sign of terrific training and service that these requests never were an uphevel to other guests and were handled with genuine aplomb and professionalism. Looking forward to Easter Brunch at the Blue Fin as well as any excuse we can come up with to go for lunch, brunch, buffet or dinner. More

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PrimecutPrimecut
72 reviews
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Steakhouse | Providence, Rhode Island

Excellent food and service! Enjoyed the atmosphere and my steak was cooked PERFECTLY. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - ProvidenceMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Providence
1216 reviews
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Seafood | Providence, Rhode Island

We did dine in to celebrate our new home. Food was excellent and the service was great, she checked on us and wasn't too overbearing. When we walked in everyone greeted us warmly, although the woman at the desk in plain clothes (I think could have been a manager) seemed miserable and hung up the phone with an attitude, sigh and eye roll she looked at us and didn't acknowledge us when the rest of the staff did. Will probably go back to try other dining options More

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Public Kitchen and BarPublic Kitchen and Bar
316 reviews
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Contemporary American | Providence, Rhode Island

We were there on Christmas Day and I must say the ambiance, as always, was beautiful. The view of the RI State House was breathtaking. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was excellent from the frito misto to the lamb sliders. The ancient grain salad was notable. I have only two small complaints. One was the cheese board. We ordered a large one for the 7 of us and to say that the tiny cubes of cheese and the few crackers probably should have only served three is an understatement. The other one is when we got into the lobby, I asked how to get to the restaurant. The young man at the desk told us to go down the stairs. He neglected to tell us that there was an elevator. So 3 elderly people (one with impending knee surgery) had to trudge down two flights of stairs. I will come back to the restaurant again. More

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Rhode Island Billiards Bar and BistroRhode Island Billiards Bar and Bistro
1 review
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American | Providence, Rhode Island

Great Time Here! RI Billiards has good food, fun atmosphere and friendly staff. I absolutely love it and enjoying hanging out here with friends. Great times, good alcohol selection and the food is always yummy. Plenty of space for shooting pool or just eating and drinking. Fun place! The owner is very genuine and kind. Great Staff! Can't wait to go back! More

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AskewAskew
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American | Providence, Rhode Island

Askew is a unique venue that evolves daily from an eclectic bistro to a live entertainment venue. As avid supporters and cultivators of the music, comedy & art community, local talent has been woven into many aspects of the venue. Local musicians can be heard all day on the house radio. Local artists can showcase their work on the gallery wall. Promote local charities and fundraisers on the community posting wall. Weekly events will be held to promote the many talents of local artists. Askew strives to promote & encourage all local businesses.
In addition to the regular house menu, the Askew Team has creative freedom to create their own menu items - as long as it's on a stick! So before ordering, be sure to check the special board to see what's new in Askew!More

Kabob and CurryKabob and Curry
56 reviews
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Indian | Providence, Rhode Island

Great location in the heart of Thayer Street on the East Side. Tamarind margarita was great, garlic stuffed naan was out of this world, hot garlic shrimp was indescribable! Altogether a great dinner. More

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Blend PVDBlend PVD
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Latin American | Providence, Rhode Island

Blend is a Latin Fusion restaurant featuring authentic classic food dishes and drinks with flavors from Latin American and Caribbean Countries,with a modern twist. We allow hookah smoking on our all season patio. To reserve this seating please select outdoor when making your reservation (if available). More

Providence Diners' Choice Winners

Providence's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Gracie'sGracie's
3070 reviews
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Contemporary American | Providence, Rhode Island

Great service and neat tid bits served between courses! More

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Camille's RestaurantCamille's Restaurant
1843 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

As always, Camille's did not disappoint. My grownup daughters joined us this time at Dad's favorite Italian place in Rhode Island and they loved it too (I'm sure they will be asking to join us again sometime :-) Three of us did restaurant week meals (just happened to be that week, we would have come anyway) and two ordered off the menu (vodka gnocchi). Everyone loved their dinners and cocktails or wine. A great time was had by all! More

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Pane e Vino ProvidencePane e Vino Providence
2481 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

Our waiter could have been a little more attentive. Two meals were warm only. One patron chose not to send back; one did. Staff responded very quickly and brought back a more heated meal in a timely manner. More

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The Capital Grille - ProvidenceThe Capital Grille - Providence
2137 reviews
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Steakhouse | Providence, Rhode Island

Steak was finominal . Servicer,Maura was gracious and very attentive. Highly recommend. More

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Waterman GrilleWaterman Grille
2218 reviews
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Contemporary American | Providence, Rhode Island

Waterman grill is easy to get to (easy parking), away from the busy sections of providence - Thayer street, downtown, etc. The river location is cosy and romantic or if prefer something livlier, you can choose to hang in the separate bar - chatty atmosphere with a view of the kitchen there. As a bonus, if you are there before sunset, there is a bit of activity on the water: watch the Brown and Narragansett Boat Club crews rowing along the river. More

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figidinifigidini
17 reviews
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Mediterranean | Providence, Rhode Island

We had a delicious Dinner. Pizza was wonderful just like the one you eat in Italy. More

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Nami - ProvidenceNami - Providence
187 reviews
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Japanese | Providence, Rhode Island

Awesome environment, great food, would totally go again. Parking may be a challenge. You More

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Cafe NuovoCafe Nuovo
1619 reviews
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Contemporary American | Providence, Rhode Island

Best food and service,by far. More

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CAV RestaurantCAV Restaurant
1202 reviews
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American | Providence, Rhode Island

Great dinner experience. Food was good and the atmosphere perfect More

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CapriccioCapriccio
1469 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

Food and service never disappoints. Specials for the night were outstanding. More

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Discover Providence

Long known for its classic New England seafood, Providence has also recently garnered a reputation for fine contemporary dining options. As a college town, it offers an abundance of laid-back, reasonably priced restaurants. But because the Johnson and Wales University campus is home to a well-respected culinary arts program, the town has become a popular proving ground for up-and-coming chefs. Even Providence's college students know and expect good food, which keeps the standards in this waterside city exceptionally high. The food options have also been heavily influenced by the city's proximity to Boston and New York. That means a lot of hearty, locally sourced dishes and ample pizza options. Providence's palate is also quite sophisticated, with restaurants serving up everything including French, Swiss, Italian and even vegan cuisine.