RESTAURANTS AROUND PPAC
There is a wide variety of excellent dining in the Down City area of Providence that is within easy reach of PPAC. From casual to fine dining, Providence is known as one of the hottest culinary spots in the country! Make sure you don’t miss out on some of the finest cuisine before or after your visit to PPAC.
311 Westminster St. - 401-521-3333
One block from the Providence Performing Arts, PPAC, and offering complimentary valet theatre parking for all guests who dine, Aspire offers a 3-course theatre menu exclusively to ticket holders the night of their event. Awarded 2009’s Best New Restaurant by Readers of The Providence Phoenix, Aspire is earning the reputation as the place to dine when going to the Theatre or Show. Known for regionally influenced cuisine Aspire makes fresh, flavorful, and locally harvested ingredients into an art form.
238 Atwells Ave. - 401-521-3311
Located in the heart of Providence’s historic Federal Hill, Siena offers authentic Tuscan cuisine in a warm, inviting and lively atmosphere. Evolved out of Chef/Owner Anthony Tarro’s ardor for Tuscan cuisine, the menu features fresh, simple, unfettered food that you could find at dinner tables throughout Tuscany served in a warm inviting casual fine dining atmosphere.
122 Washington St. - 401-274-1230
There’s always something happening in Downcity Providence! Whether it’s a show at PPAC, a game at the Dunk, or a convention at the, well, the Convention Center, there’s entertainment to fit any taste. And what’s smack dab in the middle of all of these venues? Yup, Blake’s, the most convenient place to grab a bite or a drink before or after your event.
123 Empire St. - 401-490-5112
Bravo Brasserie is an elegant eatery located in the heart of downtown Providence. It is two blocks from Kennedy Plaza and is adjacent to the Providence theatre district. Bravo is a full service restaurant complete with excellent menus and a large selection of wines from regions around the world.
Bravo Brasserie has a stylish atmosphere that is great for a nice sit-down lunch or dinner. In the evenings it has a cozy lounge that is perfect for a few drinks with friends. The atmosphere also calls for couples with intimate indoor and outdoor seating great for specialty drinks and audible conversations.
Located on the second floor is an outstanding banquet facility for private functions. It has large picture windows overlooking the city in the downtown theatre district. It’s a must see!!!
150 Chestnut Street - 401-272-2161
The ROI is a 21st-century restaurant where the food is hot and the music is cool. The creative cuisine of Chef Paul Shire is served daily in this friendly urban restaurant. Enjoy lunch or dinner, where modern-day comfort food is always on the menu in comfortable surroundings. The atmosphere is casual and laid back, perfect for unwinding. The fun scene heats up later in the evening with live music and a state-of-the-art electronics system. At the sleek bar, sip a fashionable martini or one of our other specialty drinks. Whether you’re out on your own or with a crowd, The ROI is where you want to be for the best part of your day or night.
One Union Station - 401-521-5600
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.
14 Imperial Place - 401-751-9164
CAV’s award winning restaurant and ambiance serves a sophisticated contemporary menu with international influences. Located in a historic loft with 12 foot ash ceilings and brick walls, CAV’s fine cuisine and unique ambiance, with art objects from around the world, and colorful hand woven kilims on tables and walls, provide gastronomic and visual delights. Everything at CAV is for sale, starting with the handmade oil lamps lit on the tables to the finest rugs, African Sculptures or Asian Bronzes.
1925 Pawtucket Ave. - 401-438-3381
Davenport’s Bar & Grill in East Providence has been a favorite of locals for nearly 10 years. Known for it’s great food and service, it was recently voted Best Neighborhood Restaurant in the Blackstone Valley by the readers of RI monthly. Since opening their first restaurant in Cumberland in 1990 and their second in 2000 the Davenport family has never lost their focus of providing the highest quality food and service at a family affordable price.
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1149 Division St. - 401-884-1149
Eleven Forty Nine promises a level of service that rivals some of Rhode Island’s most formidable establishments. Co-owned by John G. Picerne, an accomplished business leader, and Thomas L. Wright, a culinary guru, Eleven Forty Nine is a full service metropolitan restaurant set in a hip, suburban location. Eleven Forty Nine’s menu offers the discerning palate an array of options spanning steaks, seafood, pasta, salads and artistically prepared appetizers.
121 South Main St. - 401-351-8570
It’s like bringing our Oyster Bar to your place. Not just your lunch, dinner, or on-site party destination, Hemenway’s also offers large specialty platters for your function. The perfect solution for any off-site gathering; you can expect your usual favorites, just as fresh and delectable as if you were dining with us. Mix and match from our most popular appetizer selections below to create your own customized seafood experience. All you need to do is make one simple phone call at 401-351-8570 to make the arrangements. We’ll take care of the rest and have it waiting for you when you are ready. Clams Casino, smoked Salmon, Bruschettas, and much more – all at your convenience!
76 Southain St. - 401-331-0003
The Parkside Rotisserie and Bar is a Manhattan-style bistro centrally located in the heart of Rhode Island’s capital city, Providence. Serving lunch and dinner daily, the Parkside is surely a fantastic choice anytime. The Parkside offers a wide array of upbeat foods ranging from spicy crab cakes to grilled tenderloin and portobello salad. There are also several innovative pasta dishes as well as the Parkside’s signature rotisserie meat items and daily specials.The Parkside’s unique atmosphere is accented by an open kitchen where guests can enjoy watching our talented culinary staff prepare all of the enticing entrees found on the menu.
99 Hope St. - 401-751-8890
Starting out as a quiche-and-crepe bistro, The Rue now specializes in fresh regional cooking, with influences borrowed from France, Italy, and Asia. The restaurant has received attention in numerous travel books and magazines, including Esquire, Bon Appétit, Food and Wine, Victoria, Weekending in New England, Fodor’s New England, and even This Old House.
The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau has a complete listing of Providence Restaurants on their website. Visit the CVB Restaurant Page.