Restaurants

Top Choice Modern American in Providence

birch

With a background at Noma in Copenhagen and the fabulous Dorrance at the Biltmore, chef Benjamin Sukle and his wife, Heidi, have their own place, the understated, but fabulously good, birch. Its intimate size and st…
Top Choice Seafood in Narragansett & Point Judith

Matunuck Oyster Bar

This small, indoor-outdoor seafood-centric restaurant sits on a spit of land opposite Galilee on Point Judith Pond. Considering that the parking lot is carpeted in shells, it's no surprise that this oyster bar speci…
Top Choice Modern American in Providence

Loie Fullers

This wonderfully original, atmospheric little bistro on the outskirts of the Federal Hill neighborhood is an oasis of fun and deliciousness on an otherwise drab trunk road. Inside, candles, ornate polished woods, fr…
Top Choice French in Providence

Chez Pascal

This friendly French bistro welcomes diners with inspiring homemade pâtés and charcuterie, escargots à la bourguignonne, and slow-roasted duck with a golden raisin and red-wine sauce. Sourcing ingredients from local…
Top Choice Bakery in Newport

Rosemary & Thyme Cafe

With a German baker in the kitchen it's hardly surprising that the counter at Rosemary & Thyme is piled high with buttery croissants, apple and cherry tarts and plump muffins. At lunchtime gourmet sandwiches fea…
Top Choice Seafood in Tiverton

Boat House

If you're looking for a good all-rounder, it's hard to fault the boat house for its fresh, locally sourced and inventively prepared seafood and produce, reasonable prices and a magnificent setting on the banks of th…
Top Choice Modern American in Block Island

Eli's

The locally caught sea-bass special (tender fillets over scallions, grapes and beans) tastes so fresh and mildly salty and sweet that its memory will haunt you for weeks. For real. The room is cramped, crowded and c…
Top Choice Diner in Little Compton

Commons Lunch

Serving local old-world classics such as New England corned beef and cabbage and quahog stuffies (stuffed clams), New Englanders come from far and wide for the Johnny cakes (a kind of flat cornmeal pancake), which h…
Top Choice Seafood in Narragansett & Point Judith

Champlin's Seafood

At Champlin’s Seafood, order a lobster roll, stuffed clams, scallops or one of many sea critters breaded and fried, and hang out on its 2nd-floor deck, which sits inches from the harbor’s channel. The swaying masts …
Top Choice Seafood in Newport

Fluke Wine Bar

Fluke's Scandinavian-inspired dining room, with its blond wood and picture windows, offers an accomplished seafood menu featuring roasted monkfish, seasonal striped sea bass and plump scallops. Upstairs, the bar ser…