I'm looking for a dinner spot to take another foodie family tonight 8/11/08 in Providence. Most important: good ambiance for party of 7 (including 3 foodie young teens) & rez possible, not too crowded or noisy. Almost important: great food & value, a bit special but not too pricey, ethnic is great. And must be open on a Monday night.
We were planning to have them at our house for a day or two with fresh garden/local goods, including sour cherry pie, but they've been called back to DC early, so now we're meeting them as they travel from Hyannis to Providence tonight. Would actually consider anyplace from Bourne Bridge to Providence.
In Providence, we like but have ruled out Red Stripe for moule frites & Nick's on Broadway (too noisy &/or crowded for this), Blaze (not open Mon), La Laiterie, Apsara, Rue de l'Espoir (prefer for brunch), Pizza Pier (too caj). That leaves us with Trinity Brew Pub as a known candidate; don't know Union. Also thought about Rosie's or Cafe Adega in New Bedford, or Stir Crazy in Bourne (closed Mon).
Just discovered this board as I was researching this. Can any chowhounds help me out? Thanks so much.