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Downtown to East Side Providence - Breakfast & Lunch Recs?

JimN | Aug 21, 2010 09:54 AM

I'll be visiting Providence September 5th through the 11th. The city used to be my stomping grounds back in my mid-twenties, but since moving to Los Angeles over 20 years ago, I'm pretty much out of touch with the current culinary scene in Providence. Only dining I've done there on trips in recent years has been at Al Forno - an old standby.

My wife and I will be staying at the Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown on Weybosset, so we'll be within walking distance to College Hill/Thayer and much of the downtown area.

I've searched the board for dinner recs and plan to check out Gracie's, La Laiterie, Red Fez, New Rivers, Local 121 and Cook & Brown. Any comments on these establishments are welcome.

Can anyone recommend a spot within walking distance of the hotel to pick up good coffee and pastries, and maybe also a full breakfast place? The hotel serves hot breakfast (included), so we'll take advantage of that most days. Would be good to have options, though, just in case.

I'm also looking for lunch spot suggestions. We might check out Nice Slice on Thayer, but that's all I've found so far. Are there any Gastropub type places in the area that are open for lunch? Any other places that you would recommend? Is it worth the drive down to Narragansett to try Crazy Burger?


Red Fez
49 Peck St, Providence, RI 02903

Local 121
121 Washington St, Providence, RI 02903

La Laiterie
184-188 Wayland Avenue, Providence, RI 02906

Nice Slice
267 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906

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