Gracie's - an inventive and seasonally inspired American cuisine restaurant where guests take center stage through extraordinary service - is sparkling after receiving a prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award. Gracie's is one of only three restaurants in Rhode Island to earn the award in 2011 and one of only 754 restaurants in the nation to hold the AAA Four Diamond rating.

The AAA Four Diamond Award was presented to Gracie's and other Rhode Island recipients earlier this month at a luncheon hosted by AAA Southern New England at the Ocean House in Westerly.

"We are thrilled to receive this award and honored to be recognized for the execution of our philosophy," said Gracie's Owner Ellen Gracyalny. "The entire Gracie's team believes deeply in our mission of educating and enhancing the palate with fresh ingredients inspired by the seasons and to do so with extraordinary service and attention to detail."

Gracyalny added, "I am so proud of our incredible team and grateful to all of our loyal guests and dedicated purveyors who helped Gracie's achieve this wonderful recognition by AAA."

Recognized as North America's premier restaurant rating program, AAA's rating process system is aimed at providing restaurant-goers with guidance on good, basic food or an extraordinary dining experience.

The AAA Four Diamond Award is presented to restaurants focused on a menu marked by a high degree of creativity and complexity and delivered upon by an executive chef and accomplished staff who use imaginative presentations to enhance high quality, market-fresh ingredients. The award also reflects a proficient service staff that demonstrates a strong desire to meet or exceed guest expectations, a wine steward who provides menu-specific knowledge on wine selection and a highly refined, comfortable and well-coordinated ambiance.

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About Gracie's
Established in 1998, Gracie's in downtown Providence, R.I. provides guests with a culinary experience that is anything but expected. The 70-seat restaurant, located at 194 Washington Street just steps from Trinity Repertory Theater, entices guests with fresh and inventive food inspired by the seasons. In addition to the main dining room, Gracie's also offers a private wine cellar for up to eight guests and a private dining room that can accommodate up to 70 people. In addition to award-winning food, guests can enjoy five-star cocktails and a wine list of more than 200 wines. Gracie's can also cater a wide and unlimited range of events through Grace, Events by Gracie's. For more information, visit or call 401.272.7811.