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Best Providence Outdoor Dining


Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit a few of these top airy hot spots for the best outdoor dining in Providence.


 

Aspire Seafood
12/20
Hotel Providence
311 Westminster St.
Providence, RI 02903
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Aspire has found a niche in Providence's competitive market for high-end, high-style restaurants. More...

Blu on the Water Seafood
13/20
20 Water St.
East Greenwich, RI 02818
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Waterfront dining with upscale ambitions, catering to both the yachting set and the summer crowd. More...

Cafe Nuovo American
15/20
Citizen’s Bank Building
1 Citizens Plaza
Providence, RI 02903
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Café Nuovo's food --- especially the made-for-RISD desserts --- matches its setting with a view of the Providence River's gondola landing. More...

Caffe Dolce Vita Italian
13/20
59 DePasquale Ave.
Providence, RI 02903
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Italian café dining and atmosphere on Providence's Federal Hill. More...

Flo's Clam Shack Seafood
Quick Bite
4 Wave Ave.
Middletown, RI 02842
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A fish fry isn't quite the cheap family dinner it once was, but a stop at "The Shack" for clam cakes and chowder is a must on any visit to Newport. More...

The Grill American
13/20
Forty 1º North Marina Resort
351 Thames St.
Newport, RI 02840
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Dockside fine-dining restaurant in the heart of Newport's summer yachting scene. More...

The Loft Restaurant & Lounge American
14/20
NYLO Providence/Warwick
400 Knight St.
Warwick, RI 02886
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Restaurant at the NYLO hotel offers unique décor and a pretty riverside setting. More...

One Bellevue Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at One Bellevue, Newport, RI Hotel Viking
One Bellevue Ave.
Newport, RI 02840
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One Bellevue lives up to the polish and elegance of its old Newport address. More...

Plum Pt. Bistro Italian
14/20
1814 Boston Neck Rd.
Saunderstown, RI 02874
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Fine indoor and outdoor dining in a convivial bistro atmosphere in South County. More...

Rick's Roadhouse Barbecue
13/20
370 Richmond St.
Providence, RI 02903
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Unpretentious. Inexpensive. Tasty. They all apply to Rick's. Come for the barbecue; stay for the fun. More...

Sardella's Italian
13/20
30 Memorial Blvd. W.
Newport, RI 02840
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Enjoy the comfortable atmosphere and traditional Italian fare in the dining room or on the patio. More...

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