A one-stop shopping for things to see and do in the Providence area. Before your trip, check out their web site www.goprovidence.com for affordable getaway packages and listings of hotels, restaurants, attractions and more. Once you’re here, stop by their Visitor’s Center, conveniently located in the heart of downtown at the Rhode Island Convention Center for suggestions on where to eat, shop, dine and have fun.
Providence Area Restaurants
Overlooking Waterplace Park, WaterFire, and the Providence skyline, the new restaurant offers a choice of delightful, romantic and casual patio dining or air-conditioned comfort inside. From events for two to one thousand guests, Waterplace is truly the place to be. Our new menu featuring unique items like our new Carrot Cake Breaded Chicken Skewers and Spice Organic Double Cut Pork Chop The menu offers fresh ingredients all used in our salads, crisp pizzas, seafood, and pastas. Don’t miss out on our buttery steamed Blue Hill Bay Mussels and our White Cheddar Chipotle Meatloaf. For special events, please call 401.272.1040. Special menu available for WaterFire events. Lounge nights are 10PM-2AM on Fridays and Saturdays with National DJs spinning your favorite hits!
RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE 10 Memorial Blvd (at the GTECH Center); 272-2271, From its humble beginning in New Orleans to becoming the world’s largest fine dining company, Ruth’s Chris has been known for its signature “Prime” Steaks broiled to perfection at 1800 degrees. Come dine at Ruth’s Chris Providence for the BEST seating and stunning views of WaterFire!
This is no mirage it is an oasis in the middle of the city that blends water, fire and sound creating a temptingly cool escape. From personal pampering to decadent cocktails with friends to parties for up to 200, AQUA is the perfect talk-of-the-town backdrop for those looking to socialize in style.
For reservations, please go online or call at 401-553-0400
Bluefin Grille at the Providence Marriott Downtown. The Bluefin Grille is a hideaway of casual elegance located in the Providence Marriott Downtown. It is a place to celebrate life’s memorable moments, whether for a night out, romance, or a celebration. The cuisine is globally inspired, utilizing fresh local ingredients with an emphasis on responsibly caught seafood. The atmosphere is nautical featuring local artwork by Concept Link, Ltd. Let our compass be your guide as you settle in for a delightful gastronomic journey.
For reservations, please go online or call at 401-273-5852
Taste of India Restaurant is located in the heart of the historic city of Providence, easily accessible from all locations. Taste of India remains by far one of the finest eating places. True to its name, it carries the real flavor of India. Distinguished by its cozy environment, delicious Indian delicacies, served in the traditional Indian style, with Indian warmth and hospitality.
230 Wickenden Street, Providence, RI
Come to Hemenway’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar to experience a Providence classic that boasts time-honored recipes for ocean-fresh seafood. Located right near Memorial Park and in front of the newest installation at WaterFire — Starry, Starry Night.
For reservations, visit Hemenway’s online.
or call at 401.351.8570
A Manhattan-style bistro in the heart of Providence, the Parkside creates a casually elegant ambiance that is stylish but never pretentious. The warm and inviting dining room – lined witha rich marble and wood framed bar, leather-cushioned seating and splashes of color depicted in hung paintings – offers diners an alluring blend of style and comfort. The centerpiece of the restaurant is its open kitchen featuring three open-flame rotisserie bays where guests can enjoy watching the Parkside’s talented culinary staff prepare all of the menu’s enticing entrees. The Parkside enjoys a premier location on the Providence riverfront, offering stunning views during Waterfire nights.
For reservations, visit
or call at 401-331-0003
Blue Grotto is an Italian restaurant located on historic Federal Hill in Providence Rhode Island for the last 30 years. With a passion for good food and exceptional wines, the staff has worked tirelessly retooling the menu, the space and the wine list. The Blue Grotto represents the ultimate in long time classics while still maintaining local charm and appeal.
210 Atwells Ave
Providence RI 02903
“In the little more than a year since it has been open, Jacky’s Waterplace & Sushi Bar has become one of the city’s premier restaurants for its contemporary take on Asian cuisine, and its dramatic views of the city and Waterplace Park from its floor-to-ceiling windows.
“It would seem an ideal spot to sit and dine on nights when the braziers are blazing with WaterFire logs. But even on a recent blustery midweek visit, Jacky’s was quite busy. Colorful fish swim in the huge aquarium at the entrance. Two floor-to-ceiling glass booths bloom with exotic (though plastic) plants sitting on beds of carefully arranged rocks. Wine buckets stand sentry for anyone choosing from Jacky’s extensive wine list — mostly white to fit the Asian cuisine. The sushi bar top changes colors. Woven balls of light hang above the main part of the dining room that juts out toward the Waterplace basin.” – Michael Janusonis The Providence Journal
200 Exchange Street Providence, RI 02903
Marra Restaurant Group has family oriented atmospheres; affordable pricing and a hometown feel with exceptional service. We specialize in contemporary American-Italian and International Cuisine using only the freshest ingredients prepared and served by our expert culinary and service team.
Offering waterfront dining in beautiful Providence RI, The Whiskey Republic bar and restaurant is the perfect spot to relax, grab a drink and socialize this summer. Our outdoor deck, overlooking Foxpoint Marina offers plenty of seating. Join us for dinner, drinks and music entertainment. Foxpoint Marina transient dockspace is free for our customers, just contact us at VHF Channel 68 or by phone at 401-369-SLIP (7547)
515 South Water Street at Foxpoint Marina 401.588.5158
Lola’s Cantina is your one-stop shop for mouth-watering authentic Mexican cuisine & deliciously creative cocktails. Our huge outdoor waterfront patio, vibrant décor and friendly staff make Lola’s the perfect destination for a family dinner, night out or tropical getaway. Foxpoint Marina transient dockspace is free for our customers, just contact us at VHF Channel 68 or by phone at 401-369-SLIP (7547)
525 South Water Street at Foxpoint Marina
289 Knight Street PVD RI
To find out more about E&O Tap, visit their website.
From dry-aging steaks on premises to helping select the perfect wine complements from a list of over 350, we’ll surround you with the very best. That includes the surroundings themselves. We realize the first things you’ll notice at The Capital Grille may not be hand-crafted mahogany, plush leather or distinctive art. The aroma of sizzling steaks guarantees that. It won’t be long, though, before you appreciate the rich, club-like atmosphere that led The Miami Heraldto refer to us as a, “culinary theme park full of dark wood, stuffed game heads, cigars, high-end drinks, wines and dry aged steaks.” Come and enjoy the ride yourself.
For reservations, visit
or call at 401-521-5600
Celebrating 10 years in fine dining, the Mill’s Tavern is an acclaimed, four-star restaurant, nestled in the culinary – rich North Main Street area of Providence. The upscale restaurant, located in the old Pilgrim Mill’s Building, offers an inviting ambiance where an open kitchen extends warmth into the dining room. Fresh seasonal and local ingredients inspire Executive Chef Edward Bolus’s creative process, which incorporates a multitude of flavors for seasonal fare. Mill’s Tavern cuts all of the steaks, chops, and fish fresh daily and uses only the finest and freshest ingredients offering a memorable fine dining experience.
For reservations, visit the Mill’s Tavern website.
or call at 401-272-3331
Red Stripe is a bustling brasserie located in the heart of Wayland Square. Voted “Best Neighborhood Restaurant” by Rhode Island Monthly, Red Stripe offers a menu that reflects the diversity of Rhode Island featuring favorites like Roasted Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese and Mussels & Frites. Red Stripe serves lunch and dinner daily and features brunch on Sundays.
For reservations, visit
or call at 401-437-6950