The weather is cool but the food is hot during Providence Restaurant Weeks, January 12–25. Sample some of the best food that Providence, and Rhode Island, has to offer with three-course lunches for $16.95, three-course dinners for $29.95$34.95 or $49.95, as well as two-for-one meals. Whether it's your first time or you're a seasoned pro, here are five ways you can get the most out of your Restaurant Weeks experience.

Study those menus before heading out


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With nearly 80 different restaurants to choose from, it can get pretty overwhelming figuring out where you’re going to eat. The good news is no matter what you're in the mood for, there's surely something that'll catch your eye. Don't waste time at the table scouring the menu when it can be used for something better, like ordering another basket of bread.

Bring your friends


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Restaurant Weeks is the perfect time to catch up with a friend or two. Not only will you enjoy good conversation, but you can order three different meals and everyone can try a little bit of everything. You don't want to miss out on any of these amazing dishes!

Make it a date


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Trying to impress the lady (or man) in your life? Bring them out during Providence Restaurant Weeks to shower them with a lavish three-course dinner without breaking the bank.

Skip the midweek leftovers


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Don't forget that a three-course lunch is only $16.95! Make your hour-long lunch a little bit longer, as long as you invite the boss.

Leave room for dessert


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With so many tasty meals available, don't lose sight of the best thing about lunch or dinner — dessert! From cannolis to crostata, tres leche to tiramisu, and all the gooeyness in between, there's a treat waiting for you.

However you choose to enjoy Providence Restaurant Weeks, we hope you have a great time. Visit ProvidenceRestaurantWeeks.com to see all of the participating restaurants and start your planning.