The place has always had a reputation as a gritty kind of town, but my anecdotal impressions seem consistent with the reputation for fine cuisine that the city has been cultivating in recent decades. There are some highly rated restaurants there, and our seafood dishes at New Rivers Restaurant on Steeple Street were excellent. The other thing noteworthy about Providence resaurants seems to be their focus on wine lists with a wide range of selections and relatively reasonable costs. My first foray into the City of Providence was very positive, and will certainly not be my last. Open Monday through Saturday. Open for dinner only on Sunday. They offer contemporary American cuisine with an emphasis on wood-fired cooking.
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