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! Be sure to make time to experience the finest cuisine before or after your visit to PPAC.

The George

121 Washington Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone: 401.642.6840

Inspired by its location on Washington Street, Rhode Island’s colonial heritage, and George Washington’s many trips to Providence, The George on Washington Street provides a unique fusion of historic elegance and modern character. George Washington repeatedly boasted about the unmatched hospitality extended to him by the citizens of Providence, the same standard of hospitality that we take pride in providing to all who join us at The George. 

The George offers elevated comfort food in addition to many beloved American classics. Their piano lounge and dining room combine original architecture and details of historic character with contemporary entertainment to create an exciting and unrivaled atmosphere to be enjoyed by all. 

Barnaby's Public House

385 Westminster Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone: 401.455.6857

Barnaby’s is a locally-owned neighborhood kitchen and bar located in the iconic Conrad Building in the heart of downtown Providence. We offer fun, creative cocktails, a curated selection of regional craft beer and elevated bar food, featuring appetizers, hand-crafted burgers, sandwiches, salads, wings and fries with an eclectic array of sauces and fresh toppings. 

Providence Coal Fired Pizza

385 Westminster Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone: 401.454.7499

Providence Coal Fired Pizza is Rhode Island’s first coal fired pizza restaurant, offering handcrafted, gourmet pizzas, along with other coal-inspired creative menu items. We use fresh and local ingredients to create robust and remarkable dishes. We also have a full bar, serving creative cocktails, a diverse wine list and a selection of popular craft beers. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, Providence Coal Fired Pizza has a warm, welcoming and upscale ambience that the whole family will enjoy.

The Malted Barley

334 Westminster Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone: 401.490.0300

Craft-Beer and Craft- Food – all made with passion and pride! We carry only the finest craft beers and we make all of our food from scratch, each and every day! Our pretzels are baked to order, hot and fresh from the oven. Gluten free? We have it!

Blake’s Tavern

122 Washington Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone: 401.274.1230

Blake’s Tavern is Providence's Premier Irish Pub! Watch PC Basketball Games here. Hold your private party or event at Blake’s right in Downcity Providence, RI. We have Private Rooms for Events and Special Occasions. Reserve your Private room for that Special Occasion or Holiday Party and let us cater to your every need. 5 Minutes from Trinity, Lupos, PPAC, and Dunkin Donuts Convention Center. Reserve a private room, or we can deliver it to your location. Gift Certificates are available in-house! Now serving brick-oven pizzas.

Davenport’s Restaurant

1925 Pawtucket Avenue
East Providence, Rhode Island 02914
Phone: 401.438.3381

In February 1990, Gregg Davenport and his mother, Claire, opened Davenport’s Family Restaurant at 1070 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI.

At that time, the entire restaurant consisted of one room.  One year later, we expanded the menu with the addition of beer and wine. With the loyalty and support of our wonderful clientele, it was only a few short months later before we acquired the entire building. We felt like we hit the lottery when we received a full liquor license which enabled us to build the lounge area.

In February 2000, Davenport’s Bar & Grill was opened at 1925 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, RI as our second location. Today this location consists of three dining rooms, a lounge area, outside patio dining, and a banquet room which accommodates 80 people for various functions.

Hemenway’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

121 South Main Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone: 401.351.8570

Hemenway’s, an icon in the Rhode Island food scene and the go-to destination for fresh, top-of-catch seafood has been serving both locals and visitors to the capital city for decades. Constantly innovating, Chef Max Peterson delights in creating dishes that utilize the freshest selections from New England’s fishmongers and purveyors. At the heart of the restaurant is our heralded Raw Bar, where guests indulge in our signature Shellfish Platter while enjoying views of the Providence skyline. Centrally located, the proximity of the restaurant to PPAC, the RISD Museum, Waterfire, Brown University, Johnson & Wales, hotels, and the RI Convention Center make us an ideal destination for those visiting the city. 

Sakis Pizzeria

199 Weybosset Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone: 401.277.2547

Sakis Pizzeria was established on August 5, 1982 and was founded by owner Dionisios (Dennis) Sampalis. The goal was to create a pizzeria serving delicious, affordable food with a Greek twist to the downtown Providence public. The small family business was opened in one of Providence’s oldest historic buildings, across the street from the Providence Preforming Arts Center and Johnson & Wales University. In 2010, after years of planning, the Sampalis family undertook the renovations of the historic building and the restaurant, transforming Sakis Pizzeria to include a full service pizzeria, bar and grille. 

Sakis Pizzeria was established on August 5, 1982 and was founded by owner Dionisios (Dennis) Sampalis. The goal was to create a pizzeria serving delicious, affordable food with a Greek twist to the downtown Providence public. The small family business was opened in one of Providence’s oldest historic buildings, across the street from the Providence Preforming Arts Center and Johnson & Wales University. In 2010, after years of planning, the Sampalis family undertook the renovations of the historic building and the restaurant, transforming Sakis Pizzeria to include a full service pizzeria, bar and grille.

Today, as you enter the pizzeria, a winding staircase leads you to the new mezzanine overlooking Weybosset Street, where our clientele can enjoy a few drinks while sampling our new menu and watching a sports game. Our redesigned menu features new items and old favorites including specialty pizzas, salads, wraps, paninis, grinders, pasta dishes, club sandwiches, various seafood platters, Greek sandwiches and Greek pastries.

Ellie's

225 Weybosset Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Ellie’s first opened her doors in the winter of 2012 as Ellie’s Bakery on Washington Street. This tiny 7-seat bakery aimed to serve fresh breads, unique pastries, and unparalleled hospitality. Ellie’s quickly became a part of the neighborhood.

Over the years, the menu and team have grown, from testing the perfect croissant daily over the better part of a year to the barista team developing a single-origin coffee program and signature coffee blend. Ellie’s started with the simple mission of nourishing the community and has grown into something greater than anyone could have imagined.

The idea of expanding Ellie’s started when the demand for pastry pushed the baking operation to Hope & Main in Warren, which allowed the team to really dive into pastry production while we searched for a new home for Ellie’s. After years of looking for a place that could bring the bakers back under the same roof, we discovered 225 Weybosset. The stars must have aligned with this opportunity, as 225 Weybosset Street, much like her sister Gracie’s, is directly across the street from a historic theater; in this case the dining room of Ellie’s is illuminated by the marquee lights of PPAC theater. Restoring a building that was constructed in 1920 was no easy task, but has been an incredibly rewarding experience.

The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau has a complete listing of Providence Restaurants on their website. Visit the CVB Restaurant Page at goprovidence.com/restaurants