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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Providence Restaurant Weeks


Ready to put that New Year diet resolution on hold for a couple weeks? About 50 of the best restaurants in Providence will make it very much worth your while, during Providence Restaurant Weeks, January 13-26.

For those non-foodies, two things make this special. First, thanks to influences like the world-class culinary school at Johnson & Wales (as well as a wide variety of ethnic influences), Travel + Leisure magazine has rated Providence one of the top foodie destinations in the nation.  Second – and just as important – many of the restaurants responsible for that rating are participating, from 4-star establishments like Gracie to neighborhood gems such as The East End and the Duck and Bunny (known for their in house bakery). You’ll want to check out out the Matunuck Oyster Bar for traditional Rhode Island dishes such as Rhode Island clam chowder and stuffed clam shells (called Stuffies), made from hard-shelled Quahog clams.  Point Judith is considered to have some of the best squid in New England and places like the participating Hemenways Seafood Grille and Oyster Bar serve a mean calamari. We could go on, but the upshot is that it’s well worth going, whatever restaurant(s) you choose.

Restaurants can participate for dinner and/or lunch, with three-course prix fixe lunches priced at $16.95 and three-course dinners priced at $29.95 or $34.95.  Several restaurants are also offering two-for-one lunch and dinner specials. You can find the complete list at the GoProvidence website. Reservations are highly recommended as tables fill up fast.  Book through www.OpenTable or contact the restaurant directly.  Mangia!