Dining & Restaurants in Providence
How does a small city like Providence become such a nationally-renowned food destination?
It may date back to the waves of immigrants who came from Europe and lands East with their
tried and true recipes and imported products. Or maybe it's the influence of
the internationally-acclaimed Culinary Institute at Johnson & Wales University.
Or it could be the availability of an abundance of fresh New England seafood and produce.
Most likely, it's the combination of these key ingredients which have grown Providence
into the food destination it is today. Just ask the attendees of the International
Association of Culinary Professionals, who recently held their annual convention in
Providence. According to IACP President Janie Hibler, "We got a huge attendance for
this conference. In fact, over 1,500 culinary professionals attended in Providence,
compared to 900 the previous year."
Top culinary magazines, food writers and critics have been raving about Providence for
years now, and it's not about to change. Some of the country's finest chefs reside in
Providence, creating mouthwatering meals in the many world-class restaurants throughout
the city. Several of the city's dining establishments are considered the finest in the nation,
and new ones open every year.
Patrons can dine on a dozen different types of native seafood in Providence,
from the clams which make the chowder famous to oyster bars and fresh fish.
Restaurants offer dishes from such nationalities as Italian, French, American
and Thai, from authentic ethnic cuisine to Fusion and Continental, you just can't
go wrong in Providence. Superb cuisine is high art here, and is readily available at
numerous prime locations overlooking the city skyline and Providence River,
from the East Side to the west, on famous Federal Hill.
213 Taunton Ave
At Johnson & Wales Inn Casual yet Elegant Atmosphere Featuring Fresh Fish, Game and Steak.
Pot Au Feu
44 Custom House Street,
Robert I. Burke, a fourth generation Rhode Islander,
is the man to call in Providence for wild parties,
extravagant happenings and over the top events.
His Pot Au Feu Restaurant - elegant 4-star French and Federal Reserve,
a huge historic bank renovated into a glorious special
events facility will have your guests buzzing for months after your event.
4 Richmond Square, Providence
The Gatehouse is a completely redesigned
waterfront restaurant with classic ambiance and
American contemporary food. Fine dining experience
with a simple, clean approach. Downstairs River
Deck Room available for private parties.