Just 15 minutes south of Providence via Route 114, the restaurant sits in Warren on the bay, offering a lovely view. Patrons are invited to select a live lobster for their dinner, or sip a beer or a glass of wine. You can also munch on items like baked swordfish at lunch. There is an outdoor deck, so in good weather you can take in the view while enjoying the charcoal-broiled meats and other favorites like chicken cordon bleu or scallops Nantucket. Wedding and banquet facilities are also available.
This cavernous restaurant and cafe/bar also doubles as an antique store. Housed in the old jewelry district's Imperial Place, the cafe offers music and performance nights (such as poetry readings), and popular contemporary cuisine, such as Italian, American and a range of other dishes. This is a favorite hangout for upscale Providence couples and singles seeking an interesting night out with a very attractive ambiance. A selection of antiques is on site for your browsing pleasure. The restaurant has a full service bar.
Find succulent, diverse Indian meals in this restaurant, just opposite the Avon Cinema. Choose to dine in the formal dining room or the glassed-in porch, which offers a nice view of the foot traffic on Thayer Street. The vegetable pakoras are a treat, and Sundays buffet brunch is very popular with the locals. It offers a full range of Indian cuisines, including Tandoori Chicken; curry, saag and vegetable dishes like Alu Gobhi (cauliflower and potatoes); and, of course, a range of kabob entrees cooked over a charcoal fire.
Tucked away in a small space along busy Thayer Street, this restaurant is easy to miss, so keep your eyes peeled. Stop in to sample reasonably priced, tasty Middle Eastern fare. You can get wonderful Falafel here for less than $5. This is a popular lunch spot; the menu boasts eclectic fare that will appeal to both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. This is a buffet/takeout restaurant and seating is limited. They only take cash, but an ATM is on the premises.
Hidden away in a small parking lot just behind Thayer Street, this cozy cafe is the place to go for a hearty meal, or to sip coffee and munch delicious cookies and pastries. The soup and sandwich combination is a favorite. The sandwiches are robust and the soups are flavorful. Whether you are alone or with a group of business colleagues, you are sure to find something to suit your taste. Perch at one of the cafe's window seats or in a quiet booth.
The Newport Creamery is a local chain of pleasant restaurants frequented by everyone from senior citizens to families with children. While these friendly restaurants began with a heavy emphasis on the ice cream dishes they offer, including the famous Awful Awful (basically a large milkshake), they quickly became a favorite lunch spot. Try the tuna or grilled cheese sandwich, or enjoy a hearty burger. The restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and are a great place to go with small children.
This restaurant has been serving great food in downtown Providence for more than 12 years. Besides the fact the food in this small establishment is good and reasonably priced, New Japan is just two blocks from four important tourist and business traveler locations: the Civic Center, the The Holiday Inn, the Convention Center, and the Biltmore Hotel. Try the sushi, the curry, or something they call Foil Yaki-fish, chicken, shrimp and vegetables seasoned and then wrapped in foil.
Guido's restaurant is so inconspicuous, tucked in next to Big Alice's ice cream on the East Side's lower Hope Street, that you might easily miss it. With its low lighting and celebrity photos on the wall, the atmosphere is intimate and the simple and freshly prepared Italian food is very good. Best to get there early to increase the chance you will get a seat in the cozy but small dining area. Weekend nights are especially popular. Patrons often cluster around the front door waiting for a table.
Providence Phoenix readers have voted Snookers Pool Lounge the Best Pool Hall in Rhode Island for three straight years. This versatile spot on the edge of downtown in Providence's Jewelry District, features 16 pool tables, the Skyline Patio Bar and also serves food and drink into the late hours. Snookers is home to The Green Room, where rockabilly, pop, alternative and garage music from Rhode Island, Boston and New York is performed in an intimate environment with no cover charge. Pool table rates start at $6.50 per hour, $20 to enter tournaments on Mondays and Wednesdays. Food served includes pizza, burgers and grinders.
Caserta's is a Rhode Island tradition; returning natives head for one of their pizzas like homing pigeons. Order a medium pizza and you get what most would call a large one, and the rich, thick sauce is unique. When you get a pizza with everything on it they don't skimp; items from olives to anchovies are thickly spread all over the pizza. This little place perched on Federal Hill just above downtown Providence, is a casual eat-in restaurant but most people order their pizza and pick it up. Cash only.
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