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Unwind after work or on the weekend with friends at the Fortnight Wine Bar while in the city. Select from their wide variety of white, rose, red, sparkling mainly sourced from Europe. It is a true paradise for the wine lovers. They also have a selection of brews such as Flemish Red, Geuze, Gose, Sour Ale and many that can be complemented with the delicious dishes served. Get to know about the process of winemaking from the workshops hosted here which are mentored by wine professionals.
Considered one of the town's best steak restaurants, Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is a popular choice for a delicious steak dinner. The cozy space is done up in warm orange and red tones, creating a welcoming ambiance to share a meal. Pair your prime steak with a glass of wine from their 100-strong by-the-glass selection or opt for a bottle to share. The restaurant also offers private dining and conference rooms for business guests. Top picks here include the Prince Edward Island Mussels, braised short ribs, Wagyu New York steak, and Newport Filet Mignon. Reservations are recommended.
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.
Established with the intent to contribute to a better society, Blue State Coffee goes beyond the business aspect and has its heart firmly in favor of charity. The best part, customers get to be a part of it with a portion of profits getting donated. But this is no reason to underestimate their sterling coffee, which has a significant following. To go along with the coffee, is a selection of sandwiches, breads and baked treats. All of their coffee is fair-trade and sustainable.
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.
Blake's Tavern has the best selection of beers in all of Providence and the front bar is just the right place to spend your afternoon. Simple furniture, curtained windows and smiling staff set the perfect atmosphere for a drink. For those who like to read and drink at the same time, Blake's Library room is perfect. Room 66 is another back room where you can choose to sit with your date for a quiet evening, or maybe play a game of darts. Located close to Blake's Tavern are several hotelsincluding the famous Hotel Providence.