Zagat named Providence one of the hottest food cities of 2016 and the trend continues into 2017. Providence is home to nationally recognized chefs and restaurants, along with one of the foremost culinary programs at Johnson & Wales University. As the foodie scene continues to grow in the city, here is a look at 5 new restaurants that have opened for 2017. It's a perfect time to check them ALL out during Providence Restaurant Weeks happening now through January 28.

The Vig

The Vig
A sleek but casual vintage sports parlor, located in the Hilton Providence, The Vig serves upscale American comfort food, craft beer, and unique cocktails. Snack on house-made bacon caramel popcorn while catching a game at the bar, grab a specialty sandwich or try one of their star dishes such as the pan-roasted clam and chorizo stew. The stylish one-of-a-kind décor features chalkboard walls adorned with amazing art done in-house, vintage boxing bags and leather seating. A perfect spot for lunch, dinner or to catch the latest sporting events. Click here for The Vig's Restaurant Weeks menu.

Tavolo

Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grille, Providence
Capturing the ambiance of traditional “Federal Hill” with completely new and renovated décor, Tavolo Providence is a wonderful addition to the culinary scene on Atwells Avenue. A Tuscan-inspired menu, designed from scratch, features traditional Italian cuisine with a contemporary feel, such as sauteed shrimp pancetta or braised pulled beef shank. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award, Tavolo features two full bars, an extensive wine and cocktail list, and a unique, extensive by-the-glass program perfect for wine lovers. With a three-season outdoor piazza and live piano music, Tavolo Providence is a must for dinner. Click here for Tavolo's Restaurant Weeks menu.

Rosmarin

Rosmarin
With breathtakingly beautiful décor, located on Westminster Street, Rosmarin offers an upscale atmosphere serving Swiss-inspired food. The father and son chef collaboration, both originally from Switzerland, brings an inspired cuisine with local and fresh ingredients at the core of their seasonal menu. Alongside the Hotel Providence, Rosmarin features a lounge with an extensive craft cocktail list, an art gallery, and live entertainment throughout the week. Click here for Rosmarin's Restaurant Weeks menu.

Anthonys

Anthony’s Authentic Italian Cuisine
Anthony’s brings the farm-to-table way of life of the "old country" to Providence’s Federal Hill. The head chef has more than 44 years of experience in the culinary industry, most recently coming from New York City. Try the classic spaghetti and meatballs or the veal scaloppini piccata, with a little taste of Italy in each dish. Click here for Anthony's Restaurant Weeks menu.

The District

The District
The District, located in the Jewelry District, is the newest hip and happening spot in Providence. Modern and rustic in style, the restaurant is home to a 900-degree custom, brick wood-fired oven serving creative pizzas, house wings, artisan sandwiches, delicious entrees and more, and you should definitely try the brick-oven-fired homemade meatballs! Click here for The District's Restaurant Weeks menu.

Happy dining! Providence Restaurant Weeks, running through January 28, features nearly 100 participating restaurants. For the complete list click here