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Special occasion dinner in Providence


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Special occasion dinner in Providence

cookie monster | Jun 27, 2007 06:11 PM

I know there are many prior posts on this topic, and I've read through all the recent ones, but I'm still feeling the need for some guidance, given that I've lived on the other side of the country for 18 years now so I'm not exactly up on the Providence dining scene. I will be in RI next month and I want to take my parents out to celebrate a very special occasion. Our only free evening is a Friday, so I'm feeling like I should be making reservations soon. Cost is not really a consideration, except I don't want anything so outrageously expensive that they feel bad about my spending all my hard-earned money on their dinner (do parents ever get over that, no matter how grown up and self-sufficient their children become?). And I do want some place where we can get dressed up and not feel out of place. What else - no steak houses or solely seafood places, since one of us doesn't eat red meat and another doesn't eat fish. New Rivers (if it's re-opened)? Mills Tavern? Gracie's? Anything fancy-ish on Federal Hill that I don't know about? Oh, and I'm saying Providence since they live in Warwick but we will probably be going to Barrington first, and driving from Warwick to Barrington to, say, Newport, and then back to Warwick seems like a bit much. But I'm open to any other suggestions outside of Providence but along that route. Thanks very much.

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