The Beehive Cafe is a beautiful little dining establishment on the fringes of Bristol's Independence Park. The menu features salads, burgers, soups, salads and pizzas. The entrees include grilled chicken, pot pies and baked dishes. The ingredients are freshly sourced from local producers or grown in their own herb garden, so guests are assured of quality products. Grab a seat at the patio or the balcony, and enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding area while feasting on your food.
Cafe Nuovo presents a contemporary fusion of American, Italian and French favorites under a strict ethos to never mask ingredients with too much cream, butter or sauce, where the items should speak for themselves. A couple of the innovative plates include steak tartare and the duck breast in a peach compote. It's located on the ground floor of the Citizens Bank Building and during great weather, the outdoor piazza offers excellent views of Providence River while you enjoy your drinks or meal.
This restaurant on Hope Street fuses the best of the French traditional kitchen together with local New England ingredients and techniques. The homemade Paté and Charcuterie plate is almost enough for you to leave happy, but it would be foolish to do so before the local escargot a la bourguignon arrives at the table. Meat and poultry selections rotate according to season and the fish option is always market-price fresh. Another cool feature inside the restaurant is The Wurst Kitchen. Here the chefs create their own sausages, smoked meats and hot-dogs albeit these aren't your normal-run-of-the-mill ballpark dogs. The Sauerbraten, Weisswurst, Cheddarwurst or the aged Gruyère and sun-dried tomato wurst are all presented sans bun alongside different relishes, mustard and sauce. Don't forget to check out their bistro menu from Monday to Thursday, its one of the best prix-fixe menus in the city.
Enjoy candlelight garden or patio dining at elegant Sardella's, with private paneled rooms. Plan rehearsal dinners and special events in an air-conditioned room with your Italian meal. Relax by the French doors or in an informal tavern. Find traditional Italian cuisine or order nightly seafood specials and seasonal selections. An extensive wine list is available or sample a taste by the glass. Three private party dining rooms are available.
Avoid the congestion of downtown and get a breathtaking view of the Newport Harbor from Goat Island's Marina Grille. Enjoy sumptuous steaks and seafood al fresco on the dockside patio where a brisk wind can blow, so hold tight to your plastic forks and spoons. In inclement weather revel in a waterfront dining experience inside in a newly renovated dining room. This is casual dining at its best. There is also live entertainment outdoors on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The restaurant has a full service bar. The restaurant is only open during the Summer season.
Tucked in a small space along busy Thayer Street, this counter-service only restaurant is a staple in this neighborhood full of students and academics. The menu features all the favorites from the Middle East such as hummus, falafel, baba ghanoush and tabbouleh. Larger plates include the chicken, beef and Kafta kabob; all are served with house salad and Jedra (rice and lentils). The prices are student-friendly and its a great place for take-out.
This is the original Geoff's, opened more than 20 years ago and boasting perhaps the best sandwiches in Providence. The restaurant is known for its wisecracking help and delightful sandwiches, many of which bear the names of local political figures. This is the place to go for a quick takeaway meal, complete with help-yourself homemade pickles. This Geoff's, unlike its sister further up College Hill, also has a small parking lot, and is just one block from downtown Providence. Delivery service is available.
Hemenway's is a restaurant along the edge of the Providence River that specializes in seafood, in fact, it's one of College Hill's most beloved oyster houses. Since Providence is close to New England's greatest seaports like New Bedford, Boston, Gloucester, Cape Elizabeth and many more, Hemenway's is where you'll find the fruits of the Atlantic. The restaurant is dedicated to the founder's grandfather, Charles M. Hemenway, a local and big-city entrepreneur who loved New England. Needless to say, almost every ingredient on the menu can be sourced from local farms, fisheries and producers, just ask your waiter and they will know.
At RED FIN Crudo + Kitchen, dig into savory tapas dishes on offer such as the sumptuous pork belly or tender octopus or have their squid ceviche which is nothing short of a culinary masterpiece. Pair the dishes with some enticing cocktails, like the Strawberry Letter which is delicious and refreshing. When you try out this restaurant, don’t forget to glance at their daily ceviche and cocktail specials. The servers are cheerful and hardworking and do a great job keeping all the patrons satisfied even when the restaurant is packed, which happens quite often, and considering the appetizing meals, it’s not very difficult to see why.
Set on College Hill is a cozy and intimate Italian cuisine restaurant called Bacaro. It is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion with fine wine and premium cheese, as well as a great location to simply enjoy a gourmet feast with friends or family. If you wish to dine here, it is best to make a reservation in advance as it gets packed very quickly. While the menu here changes seasonally, patrons can expect delicious dishes like the Bacon Wrapped Polenta, Pan Seared Duck Breast with Blueberry, Steamed Little-neck Clams with Pomodoro Sauce, Wood Grilled Crispy Baby Octopus, Foie Gras and Pizza Pepperonata. End your meal here on a sweet note with a dessert like the Strawberry & Rhubarb Tart.
This is a tiny, unique restaurant just off Thayer Street on the East Side. The specialty here is crepes, both sweet and savory, along with Belgian waffles, wraps and fruit smoothies to drink. This eatery is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The walls have paintings that give a Parisian feel to the atmosphere; in good weather you can take advantage of the tables and chairs outside. Crepe offerings include the Josephine, a crepe with chicken, cheddar, mushroom and bechamel sauce, and the Michelle with strawberries and chocolate chips.