I'm thinking of taking a weekend trip to Providence. I'd love to hear your dinner recommendations for delicious food (any cuisine) and a great atmosphere—think Edison bulb light fixtures and good music. Thanks!
Hey Lacy! There are so many awesome restaurants in Providence. Where do I even begin? For great Italian food, head to Al Forno Restaurant. It can be a bit pricey, but the food is wonderful. The restaurant itself has good vibes, but is a little removed from the downtown area. I really like the restaurant Andreas on Thayer St. It's Greek-American style food and you feel like you're in the Mediterranean in the restaurant. It's also right on Thayer Street which is a really happening area. Gracie's is also really great. The food is original and delicious and it's got a nice atmosphere. I would also really recommend eating at The Duck and Bunny. It is charming and the food is fabulous. I've only ever gone for brunch and it was awesome, but I know they offer charcuterie plates and more savory style crepes at night. It's one of my favorite Providence haunts. For a tapas style restaurant, try Bodega Malasana. It's small, cute and very Spanish. For some traditional tapas and some nice beer or wine head there. For a fun, more casual vibe go to Red Stripe. The mussels and fries, done in varying flavor combinations, are their specialty and they have good cocktails too. That's a good list to start, but there are awesome places everywhere you turn in Providence. You will not leave unsatisfied. Enjoy!
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I would recommend birch restaurant or north, both are fairly new and have received many awards. Make sure you make reservations a week, two, sometimes more in advance for birch it's a small place and very popular.