We asked our staff about their favorite restaurants in Providence. They had so many suggestions that we couldn’t fit them all into one blog post. This is part 2; click here for part 1.
Yes, the title is a bit misleading. “What’s your favorite Providence restaurant?” is probably the wrong question to ask this group if you want a succinct answer. We really can’t pin down one favorite Providence Restaurant. This little city has one of the top culinary arts schools in the country, and is regularly ranked as a food destination. Wether you are eating at one of the great food trucks, or enjoying some of the best Central American food in New England, Providence is a dream location for adventurous palates.
Enough Already! Tell me about the best Providence Restaurants!
Just like the first post on this subject, these listings are in no particular order. In fact, they are not even geographically grouped. Why not? Because Providence is small enough that if you just look for downtown restaurants, you might miss out on some great eats close by. Besides, isn’t an adventure part of the joy of a good meal?
The Favorite Providence Restaurant List
Chez Pascal, at 960 Hope Street, is known for being the wurst. The Wurst Kitchen serves house made sausages and cured meats at their walk-up window. The indoor section of Chez Pascal features seasonal and local ingredients to create dishes cooked in the style of a classic French restaurant.
Kitchen, at 94 Carpenter St. is small, cozy, and a staff favorite “for their amazing corned beef hash and perfectly poached eggs.” Kitchen is only open for brunch, and has about a dozen seats, so plan accordingly.
Abyssinia Restaurant, at 333 Wickenden Street, is unique in Providence; as far as we know, this is the only Ethiopian restaurant until you get to Boston. If you haven’t experienced the fun of eating Ethiopian food, you really should give Abysinnia a try. Instead of forks or spoons, Ethiopian cuisine is eaten with a spongy, sour bread called injera. Don’t wear your fancy dress clothes.
Tallulah’s Taqueria, at 146 Ives St, in Fox Point is one of our go to spots for a casual summer evening outdoor dinner. The Tallulah’s menu is simple, but delicious.
Rasoi is technically in Pawtucket, but it’s just over the line, so we’re calling that close enough. Rasoi is refined and flavorful Indian food. They regularly host cooking classes, as well. The menu is consistent, as is the food, and they are able to accommodate vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets.
Birch is Gracie’s neighbor on Washington St. in downtown (200 Washington to be exact). Heidi Sukle and Chef Benjamin Sukle run this 18 seat restaurant known for seasonal ingredients and exacting preparations. They are also one of the few high-end restaurants that are open on Sunday and Monday.
Figidini Wood Fire Eatery is Ellie’s neighbor, at 67 Washington St. Figidini has the distinction of being the only restaurant in Rhode Island to cook exclusively with wood fire. They serve a traditional Neapolitan pizza, as well as a variety of local and seasonal dishes that are grilled in the open kitchen.
Do you have a favorite Providence Restaurant that we missed?
Certainly, this is an incomplete list, but if you are looking for a new place to eat in Providence, we can offer these suggestions as great places to eat. What would you add to this list? Tell us in the comments.