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Providence Restaurants

NasturtiumNasturtium
6 reviews
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American | Providence, Rhode Island

The food was fabulous. Great staff ... Definitely highly recommended More

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The Capital Grille - ProvidenceThe Capital Grille - Providence
2216 reviews
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Steakhouse | Providence, Rhode Island

Delish as always with terrific service. Steaks were spot on for doneness. I strongly recommend as probably the best restaurant in the State! More

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Gracie'sGracie's
3151 reviews
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Contemporary American | Providence, Rhode Island

Did the 7 course dinner with wine pairings. Absolutely amazing! More

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Camille's RestaurantCamille's Restaurant
1893 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

Camille's makes going out to dinner special! Everyone in our party commented on the exceptional experience, food, and staff. More

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figidinifigidini
26 reviews
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Mediterranean | Providence, Rhode Island

Great restaurant. Pretty friendly waitstaff. Very small- would definitely recommend booking a reservation otherwise the wait may be long. More

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Waterman GrilleWaterman Grille
2303 reviews
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Contemporary American | Providence, Rhode Island

My first dining experience with Waterman Grille did not disappoint. The ambiance, service and cuisine was top notch. I would highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to dining there some time in the near future. More

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Cafe NuovoCafe Nuovo
1667 reviews
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Contemporary American | Providence, Rhode Island

We were celebrating our anniversary of meeting 56 years ago and if it were not for that, we would not have a wedding anniversary of 48 years to also celebrate. Cafe Nuovo was the perfect venue to celebrate with tremendous food and service. We split the Bibb salad which was extraordinary and totally enjoyed the olives and the bread basket. My husband loves their swordfish with extra garlic and butter sauce, and I rely on my zucchini and eggplant appetizer which is a delicious meal for me!! Great night as always there! More

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Hemenway'sHemenway's
3956 reviews
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Seafood | Providence, Rhode Island

Hemenway's for a business lunch was great, as always. The swordfish was cooked perfectly and the asparagus was delightful. My colleague had the paella, and it was plentiful and delicious. The service was really exceptional today, and it was quiet and we were able to conduct business easily. A lovely lunch. More

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Pane e Vino ProvidencePane e Vino Providence
2545 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

Run to Pane e Vino! It truly is the best authentic Tuscan Italian food on the hill. There is no doubt that the service is exquisite, the ambiance is comforting, and the food is not to be forgotten! More

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Rasoi RestaurantRasoi Restaurant
113 reviews
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Indian | Providence, Rhode Island

We found Rasoi shortly after moving to the area and it has been one of our favorites since. The food is always great as is the service. More

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Siena - ProvidenceSiena - Providence
1722 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

It is a great place to meet a friend for apps and drinks or even a full dinner. Fabulous service More

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CAV RestaurantCAV Restaurant
1276 reviews
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American | Providence, Rhode Island

Food and service is always outstanding. I have been going to CAV since it opened. The back room is a great spot and a little quieter. More

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CapriccioCapriccio
1516 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

Wonderful shrimp scampi flambé. The chicken with polenta and broccoli rabe was also excellent. Service is competent but not especially warm. More

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India RestaurantIndia Restaurant
498 reviews
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Indian | Providence, Rhode Island

Celebrated our daughter ‘s birthday. She is pretty knowledgeable about the Indian menu and ordered for us. Samosas were great. We had chicken shees kabobs and swordfish ones Relish. We tried goat ( not so good) and also a vegetarian dish. Naan basket was really good. Interesting evening. I’d definitely go again. More

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

Loved everything about it. Absolutely delicious with fabulous service! More

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

Phenomenal experience overall - we had the most amazing waitress, Tatianna. She was sweet and helpful and provided wonderful conversation and service. I was blown away by how outstanding she was. Made the night. More

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

POB is terrific. It is fresh, creative, and the atmosphere is relaxed yet refined. The sushi is second to none. More

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Trattoria ZoomaTrattoria Zooma
748 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

Great food and atmosphere and the front house staff were great. The waiter was only attentive in the beginning and when we left. More

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

Erik is a fantastic server/waiter. The food was excellent as always. More

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The DorranceThe Dorrance
573 reviews
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European | Providence, Rhode Island

The food was great, the atmosphere was nice, and when live jazz started playing it all fit together for a great time and overall experiance. More

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Providence Coal Fired PizzaProvidence Coal Fired Pizza
1074 reviews
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Contemporary American | Providence, Rhode Island

Great pizza and service! More

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

The server was great, and the food superb. My first time and I would love to go back More

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

As always, food was expertly prepared and delicious. More

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

LOVE this restaurant. Always a great meal and wonderful atmosphere! More

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MassimoMassimo
1235 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

Great, incredible, delicious food, great people working there, great valet parking. We love the Providence location. More

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

Amazing! This place is the best and the service was outstanding! Our server was the cutest and made the experience even better! We got the lobster Mac and cheese, paella, empanadas, short ribs & risotto, fish tacos, and street corn. No duds, they were all extremely delicious! Must go if you’re in providence! More

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

Always happy to come here for some amazing garlic naan More

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The VigThe Vig
76 reviews
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American | Providence, Rhode Island

Great girls night out More

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RosalinaRosalina
921 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

Food was awesome. Joe, our waiter, was great. Knowledgeable, and helpful. More

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Parkside Rotisserie & BarParkside Rotisserie & Bar
1066 reviews
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Contemporary American | Providence, Rhode Island

Bar tender and waitress were attentive and fun with our group of ladies. Fabulous sweet potato gnocchi with scallops. More

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

Excellent food and service. Sushi apps were great. Looking forward to going back again More

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

food was great, wine selection was good and fairly priced compared to other restaurants. Appetizers, entrée, wine, desert under $100 per person excellent value. Atmosphere was very nice also. More

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Mill's TavernMill's Tavern
1240 reviews
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Contemporary American | Providence, Rhode Island

Excellent food and service. Waitress was excellent and answered our many question. She was very knowledgeable about all of the food on the menu and special. This is a special yearly event and our third time at Mill’s. Most likely will return next year! More

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

Jackies never disappoints us Last visit was for a birthday celebration they were more than accommodating - service , food , ambiance is superb. Highly recommend Jackie's! More

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KleosKleos
301 reviews
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Greek | Providence, Rhode Island

The food was so authentic and amazing! The staff was friendly, attentive and helped make the experience stellar! More

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

Wonderful experience! Waitress suggested chef’s choice which was a tasting of multiple dishes and main courses. Then to top it off a dessert too. This was a great way to try new flavors. More

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

Love the convenience on a Trinity Rep night, and the food is ALWAYS REALLY GOOD!!! More

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

Definitely recommend it. It was packed so food was a bit slow. Waitstaff did the best they could. Food was great! More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - ProvidenceFleming's Steakhouse - Providence
1038 reviews
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Steak | Providence, Rhode Island

We went to Fleming’s for a birthday dinner. The service was impeccable. The staff gave my fiancée a card for his birthday. The server was also very knowledgeable about the food on the menu and food allergies. The food was delicious. They also gave my fiancée complimentary truffles for his birthday. Great night out! More

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Red StripeRed Stripe
1322 reviews
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Contemporary American | Providence, Rhode Island

I requested the back room because it’s quieter than the main dining room. Our waitress was attentive and fun. The drinks potent and dinner was plentiful. More

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

What a great place! Tucked away off Rt 6 so you have to look for it. Totally worth it! Very fresh ingredients; precise and friendly service. Cool eclectic atmosphere where you can see your meal being prepared. Definitely will become a regular of ours! More

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

Learned of this restaurant on Facebook. Had a great night enjoying the views and the food and drinks. We will be coming back to enjoy over the spring and summer. A nice way to spend an evening in the city. More

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

Just a small side dish offered with the tacos would be most welcome. (Greens, chips, fruit, etc.) More

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

Wonderful service and fantastic meal. Great place to celebrate a special occasion! More

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The FireThe Fire
189 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

We really enjoyed the the arugula pizza. 4 of us had salads with seafood on top. The salad and the bowls are ice cold and the seafood was warm and perfectly cooked. More

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

The food was delicious, beautiful restaurant and excellent service. Our waitress Bryan was great. More

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

We were able to get seats at the bar right away. Always fun at the bar. Food was good as usual! 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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Tumblesalts CafeTumblesalts Cafe
91 reviews
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Bistro | Providence, Rhode Island

This was our 2nd visit there. Really like it. Super clean and the food is very very good. Our waitress was awesome, and because it was kind of late when we left, her and the manager gave us a tour of the entire restaurant, very unique! We ended up booking a party there in one of their super nice rooms for the end of the month! Very accommodating. Highly recommend!! More

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

Service was phenomenal!! More

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

We loved Yolenis! The food was exceptional, the service and ambience outstanding. We will definitely go back. Highly recommend. More

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Luxe BurgerLuxe Burger
223 reviews
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Burgers | Providence, Rhode Island

It’s a great place for a gourmet burger and beer. Nice atmosphere and friendly service More

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Tavolo Wine Bar & Tuscan Grille - ProvidenceTavolo Wine Bar & Tuscan Grille - Providence
297 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

Great service and yummy food! More

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Blend PVDBlend PVD
2 reviews
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Latin American | Providence, Rhode Island

Really good food and awesome service. Very nice people More

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

I thought the Mac and cheese with shredded pork was good but not much pork in there. More

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

Love the new menu The pizza was fantastic Our waitress perfect More

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The River SocialThe River Social
9 reviews
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Mediterranean | Providence, Rhode Island

Food is quite good. Very nice ambiance as well. Then portions aren't large. We found the 3 mezzelate (appetizer spreads with vegetables and pita for dipping) plus the social tower for two was just enough food. Michealla was an excellent and extremely pleasant waitress and the owner took the time to introduce himself. Great location with a window view of the river (and Water fire when it is scheduled). Will definitely return. More

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

Cute quaint dating place. Very tasteful music for a date. Good food. More

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

First time there, and point blank the food wasn’t very good flavor wise...let’s say bland for the most part. My husband and I went on a date there and we started off with the cauliflower bites as an appetizer (which were great! The only thing other than the fries though) then we had our entrees. I had the ginger noodle bowl, which to be honest I took a gamble on because I didn’t know what to expect. My husband got one of the burgers there and fries. The biggest complaint I have of that entire visit was that we asked for the burger to be cooked medium because we love pink in our burger, but the burger was cooked very well done. You can tell the difference in taste between a well done burger and a burger cooked medium, as well as the color in the middle. We ate it though, Tipped very well and I’m not planning on going back again. Who knows how that restaurant has stayed open but I will surely divert my friends from going there. It reminded me of a trendy looking Greg’s restaurant. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - ProvidenceMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Providence
1250 reviews
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Seafood | Providence, Rhode Island

Service was slow but the restaurant was very nice. Prices were a bit high for what we were looking for but it worked out well for us. More

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PrimecutPrimecut
77 reviews
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Steakhouse | Providence, Rhode Island

Good food and good service. Not your ordinary place but deftly would come back More

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Mare RooftopMare Rooftop
1 review
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Mediterranean | Providence, Rhode Island

Great service and food! Would definitely recommend not only for food, but scenery, specifically on a clear night. Will come 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

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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Maria's CucinaMaria's Cucina
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

Authentic Italian Restaurant located inside the ITLO American club. You do Not have to be a member to use the restaurant.More

Providence Diners' Choice Winners

Providence's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
figidinifigidini
26 reviews
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Mediterranean | Providence, Rhode Island

Great restaurant. Pretty friendly waitstaff. Very small- would definitely recommend booking a reservation otherwise the wait may be long. More

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Gracie'sGracie's
3151 reviews
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Contemporary American | Providence, Rhode Island

Did the 7 course dinner with wine pairings. Absolutely amazing! More

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The Capital Grille - ProvidenceThe Capital Grille - Providence
2216 reviews
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Steakhouse | Providence, Rhode Island

Delish as always with terrific service. Steaks were spot on for doneness. I strongly recommend as probably the best restaurant in the State! More

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Cafe NuovoCafe Nuovo
1667 reviews
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Contemporary American | Providence, Rhode Island

We were celebrating our anniversary of meeting 56 years ago and if it were not for that, we would not have a wedding anniversary of 48 years to also celebrate. Cafe Nuovo was the perfect venue to celebrate with tremendous food and service. We split the Bibb salad which was extraordinary and totally enjoyed the olives and the bread basket. My husband loves their swordfish with extra garlic and butter sauce, and I rely on my zucchini and eggplant appetizer which is a delicious meal for me!! Great night as always there! More

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Camille's RestaurantCamille's Restaurant
1893 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

Camille's makes going out to dinner special! Everyone in our party commented on the exceptional experience, food, and staff. More

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Waterman GrilleWaterman Grille
2303 reviews
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Contemporary American | Providence, Rhode Island

My first dining experience with Waterman Grille did not disappoint. The ambiance, service and cuisine was top notch. I would highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to dining there some time in the near future. More

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Pane e Vino ProvidencePane e Vino Providence
2545 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

Run to Pane e Vino! It truly is the best authentic Tuscan Italian food on the hill. There is no doubt that the service is exquisite, the ambiance is comforting, and the food is not to be forgotten! More

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Siena - ProvidenceSiena - Providence
1722 reviews
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island

It is a great place to meet a friend for apps and drinks or even a full dinner. Fabulous service More

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Hemenway'sHemenway's
3956 reviews
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Seafood | Providence, Rhode Island

Hemenway's for a business lunch was great, as always. The swordfish was cooked perfectly and the asparagus was delightful. My colleague had the paella, and it was plentiful and delicious. The service was really exceptional today, and it was quiet and we were able to conduct business easily. A lovely lunch. More

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Rasoi RestaurantRasoi Restaurant
113 reviews
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Indian | Providence, Rhode Island

We found Rasoi shortly after moving to the area and it has been one of our favorites since. The food is always great as is the service. 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.