The mouthwatering menu at Bacaro offers diners a salumeria menu of meats, cheeses, olives and Italian-style tapas, in addition to expertly prepared grilled pizzas, handmade pastas, and meat and seafood choices. Visitors should indulge in the Bacaro Experience — a selection of meats, cheeses, nuts, jams and accompaniments, with which the chef also suggests an Italian wine pairing.
Hankering for seafood sourced here in the Ocean State? Hemenway’s is known for its fresh, locally sourced seafood and a massive raw bar. Try the Rhode Island-style calamari, prepared with Pt. Judith squid caught in Narragansett Bay.
Continue walking along the river and head to Steeple Street to discover New Rivers, a restaurant whose name was inspired by the river rerouting project that spearheaded the city’s renaissance. Owner/Executive Chef Beau Vestal has been delighting diners with his modern bistro cuisine for many years. Utilizing the highest quality local produce and meats available, the chef prepares an extensive charcuterie menu, in addition to his dining offerings.
Café Nuovo's fusion of American regional, European, Asian and island flavors create an unforgettable dining experience. In warm weather months, the outdoor seating along the river makes for a perfect night out in the city.
The original Capital Grille was founded in Providence back in 1990. Stop by Memorial Boulevard and dine at the vibrant waterfront location of this upscale steakhouse. Chefs expertly prepare hand-butchered dry-aged meats and seafood, accompanied by the finest wines.
Jacky’s Waterplace Restaurant is a bright and lively space that mixes up exotic cocktails and serves sushi entrees, fusion rolls and house specialties. Perhaps try the cucumber Saki-tini alongside an order of Thai crispy chicken wings.
Plant City is a vegan food court on Water Street that doesn’t leave diners missing the meat. Opened by Chef Matthew Kenney, a leader in plant-based cuisine, Plant City is a food hall with four dining options. Choose from restaurant concepts New Burger with plant-based burgers and burger alternatives like falafel, Make Out which serves up “build your own bowl” options, Besina for Mexican and Latin cuisine and Double Zero for pizza. There’s also a coffee bar, bakery, a small indoor market and charming outdoor seating.